I have norrowed to 3, please help.....

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by JDJHNTR, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. JDJHNTR

    JDJHNTR Well-Known Member

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    Got my rifle put together and looks like I have about $1000 left for some glass. This rifle is a 7mmmWSM set up for long range hunting out to 1000 yrds.
    Here is the 3 I've been looking at and could really use your suggestions before I shell out the rest of my budget.

    Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50 w/target knobs
    Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50
    Huskemaw Blue Diamond 5-20x50 ( if I can find another for $1000)
    Trijicon Accupoint 5-20x50

    Anyway......as you can see I'm wanting at least 20x on the high side. As usual I need one that tracks true and there will be a lot of turning going on!
    Also if you dont mind, please include which reticle you would choose with the Zeiss if that is your choice.

    Thanks everyone, I REALLY do apprecite all your input.
     
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  2. venom600

    venom600 Well-Known Member

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    I currently have a Viper PST 6-24x50 on my 300 RUM and I couldn't be happier. It replaced a Huskemaw 5-20x50. The glass in the Viper PST is better in my opinion, as is the reticle. I had a hard time getting into the dedicated turret concept of the Huskemaw.....I like to tinker too much and didn't want to be locked into 1 (or a couple) load(s) and having to buy a new turret for each load.

    The Huskemaw was a decent scope, but for $1000 I'd do another Viper PST in a heartbeat.

    --Ben
     

  3. markb317

    markb317 Well-Known Member

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    The PST is a very good scope you might also check out the Sightron Slll 6-24 it has 100MOA adjustment compared to 65 in the PST.
     
  4. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I have Huskemaws mounted on my two 6.5x284 LR rigs for a few years with great success with several long range kills. While I prefer yardage calibrated turrets, I have also used them with the supplied MOA turret. The size, weight, glass quality, and most importantly, turret repeatability is excellent. It's one of the few scopes that I have used that didn't have to use a correction factor for the turret adjustments......nice benefit for long range shooting. You are right to focus on turret reliability. For LR shooting it's critical. Also, the parallax knob that has ranges scribed, are true to the actual range. The MOA windage reticle is also true to calibration at 20x. In my experience Huskemaw is one of the few manufacturers that pays attention to this detail. It saves time on an animal that isn't sticking around too long,or allows you to use the time to confirm distance and wind. IMHO.
     
  5. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Zeiss 6.5-20...

    If you are twisting for yardage then the straight duplex...Otherwise Id go with the 800 varmint and hold over for 1000. The 1000 varmint is just too busy for me
     
  6. royinidaho

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    What Sully2 said, except I'd click for any range for which time allowed. I'd also personally look through the 800 and 1000 reticles to personally determine "to busy or not"

    Note that clicking will be more accurate than reticle or hold over. You would have both immediately available if the need appears. And it usually does.:)

    I have a Z 6.5-5 with the heavy duplex. Would prefer a fine or any of the drop reticles. Got it on a good deal and it serves me very well.
     
  7. marinetowgunner

    marinetowgunner Well-Known Member

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    I vote for the conquest as well. I've owned the PST and currently shoot with the conquest. I wasn't impressed with the PST in terms of glass quality. When you start to get to edges of the PST's adjustment range, you start to get a cat eye effect. It's just the way the scope is designed. It has a bunch of bells and whistles if you're looking for that sort of thing, but optically I personally wasn't impressed.

    I use the z-plex reticle with the TT. Just my preference. The RapidZ that is available might not work well with that caliber.

    Check out their reticle calculator: Welcome to Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, LLC
     
  8. JDJHNTR

    JDJHNTR Well-Known Member

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    1 Viper
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    3 Zeiss

    For long range hunting purposes, is there any benefit to FFP or SFP scopes? Thanks again guys. I have to order this weekend so please keep the votes coming.
     
  9. venom600

    venom600 Well-Known Member

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    My Viper PST is FFP. I'm not totally sold on it yet. At max zoom, the reticle gets in the way a bit. If you were going to do a FFP, I'd make sure it has an ultra-fine reticle. It does take out some of the complexity though, when using the reticle for measuring or holds.

    --Ben
     
  10. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    venom600 when you get used to your scope you will be sold on it. Your reticle does not get larger then your target as you increase the power. Your target enlarges the same amount with the reticle. I love mine.

    I just posted this a few minutes ago:

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f18/debunked-pst-not-being-clear-101073/

    joseph

    PS: Here you can see at the bottom a 1,000 yd. target I shot in competition with the scores and group sizes in lower right go target.

    http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=564977&highlight=
     
  11. JDJHNTR

    JDJHNTR Well-Known Member

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    Thank to all that have posted their experience. This is exactly the kind of info I need.
    Need to order new or buy used before I leave on Thursday so could use all the advice I can get. Thanks again
     
  12. OLEJOE

    OLEJOE New Member

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    Just put 6X24X50 Sightron SIII on my Remington Custom Shop 7mm Rem. Mag. It is very clear and adjustment is dead on. I guess I'll find out if it stays that way.