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Old 10-20-2011, 08:42 PM
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Re: What is a poor man's Night Force?

I would suggest that you don't put glass quality at the top of your list when deciding on a scope for LRH. It is easy to do this as so many guys only talk about that one aspect of a scope. In reality it is maybe the least important factor in choosing the right scope. In today's optics market it is hard to not buy glass that is at least good enough to get the job done with ease. Look for a scope that is tough with a solid reputation for durability and turret repeatability. Then find the one with the features you want. Then make sure the glass is acceptable.

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Old 10-21-2011, 06:56 AM
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I would suggest that you don't put glass quality at the top of your list when deciding on a scope for LRH. It is easy to do this as so many guys only talk about that one aspect of a scope. In reality it is maybe the least important factor in choosing the right scope. In today's optics market it is hard to not buy glass that is at least good enough to get the job done with ease. Look for a scope that is tough with a solid reputation for durability and turret repeatability. Then find the one with the features you want. Then make sure the glass is acceptable.

My 2 cents.
I agree with Scot here. With the competition in the budget long range scope arena, glass is going to good no matter what. Some companies do a better job with coatings which help in low and high light situations. However, there are only so many glass manufacturers.

I purchased a Vortex Crossfire 8-32x50 a couple years ago for my 223. The glass was good. Tue fine reticle was awesome for long range work. But it would not track right and the ao drove me crazy in the field. I sent it back and put a PST on it. Tracks perfectly. Great glass. Fine reticle. And side parallax.

For my shooting this is a perfect combo.

Definitely look for the features you want as well as the glass IMO
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Re: What is a poor man's Night Force?

How much better is the Viper compared to the Diamondback?
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:23 AM
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I think the glass on the Diamondbacks are great. The Vipers are not any more clear that my eyes can see. What the Vipers do better is in high and low light conditions and eliminate chromatic abberations. They also seem to not have the distortion around the edge of the glass.

If the Diamondback came in higher magnification I would use it for shooting paper. For field conditions I like the coatings on the Viper glass for glassing into a sunrise or sunset and low light of dusk.
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Re: What is a poor man's Night Force?

I have a sightron s3 for 2 yrs and no problems with it great glass and a great price i have the siii in 8x32x56
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