New Vortex HD tactical scope or a Leupold Mark 4 LRT?

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  1. muleywannabe

    muleywannabe Member

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    Which scope would you suggest? I like these scopes and have been reading up a bunch about them. Your thoughts...thanks
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Save up a few more pennies and get you a Nightforce NXS.
     

  3. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to keep weight lower on my packer and went with Leupold,TMR cost was not a issue, and in a mil mil it was as much as NF,I had one of the first ones, love the reticle-open center
     
  4. muleywannabe

    muleywannabe Member

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    night force are sweet scopes for sure. now you guys have my head spinning thinking about all the scopes...Its like candy at christmas:)
     
  5. Ethan21

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    Save up for a Nightforce if possible if not i would definitely go with a Mark 4, it wouldn't be that much more money to get a Nightforce though, I guess it depends on what your really wanting to get, I am absolutely happy I choose Nightforce over Vortex or Leupold.
     
  6. muleywannabe

    muleywannabe Member

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    are they easy to use? I am really new at this long range stuff.
     
  7. Ethan21

    Ethan21 Well-Known Member

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    NF? Just as easy as either scope you are looking at now.
     
  8. MudRunner2005

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    Easy as pie, if you get the MOAR reticle. Yardage judging is simple with the MOAR reticle....If you know about how tall an object is in inches, look at it through your scope and see how many mil-hashes it fits inbetween in height. Divide your items known height (inches), by the number of hash marks it fits inbetween, then multiply by 100, and you have your approximate yardage to dial up.

    For example, say the vertical width of a whitetail's back is 16" in hight (average) from top to bottom... And in your scope it fits inside of 4 hashes.

    16/4 = 4
    4 x 100 = 400

    Your approximate distance to your target is 400 yards. So, dial up the number of clicks your ballistics chart tells you to, from your zero'd yardage.

    Simple.
     
  9. Ethan21

    Ethan21 Well-Known Member

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    My NF has the NP-R1 reticle and I love it not as busy as the MOAR not trying to say that it is a bad reticle just giving my 2 cents hopefully it helps, I am fairly new to owning NF but I have shot alot of my buddies and they also seem to like the NP-R1 or NP-2DD, which I don't think they even offer anymore.
     
  10. Ethan21

    Ethan21 Well-Known Member

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    If you do get a NF just look through all the scopes with different reticles you will find the one you like.
     
  11. muleywannabe

    muleywannabe Member

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    yes, exactly! right on!
     
  12. chad44

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    I have leupold and love it. Found an awesome deal on the vx3 6.5x20 LR. Clear and the adjustments are spot on. For under a grand I can't see it to jump up another 800-1000 bucks. Just can't justify it. I've also heard only good things on vortex. Just MHO :D
     
  13. Ethan21

    Ethan21 Well-Known Member

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    Yup those VX-3's are nice but he is already looking at 1400-1800 dollar scopes, he might as well get a NF in my opinion.
     
  14. chad44

    chad44 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. When I purchased the vx3 I was debating between a mark4 and couldn't find any significant differences between the 2 scopes. The mark 4 has a "beefer" tube and the m1 knobs. The glass is the same. I like the target turrets over the m1 because they are covered. Not worth spending the extra money for the same glass IMHO.