vortex pst ffp, or ,mark 4 ffp

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by timmyatnop, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. timmyatnop

    timmyatnop Well-Known Member

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    Ok I've done my reasearch was going to get viper pst ffp ,now I don't know. I wanted wind drift on my tourrett . Kenton does not do pst .vortex said gunwerks would ,I called them only if you buy there shooting system. The man at gunwerks was a nice guy he said just get a paint pen and put drift on myself I guess I can do that. If I buy mark 4 ,i don't have to put it on myself kenton can plus its a mark 4 ,what do you guys think.
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Vortex has custom BDC turrets right on their wed site and a ballistic program?

    I have 2 MK4 scopes I made the mistake of selling one once, never do that again as for the BDC turrets for them you can order your MK4 anyway you like it from their custom shop.
     

  3. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    I think you may be making a major decision based upon a relatively minor issue--there are bigger more important differences between the two scopes in my opinion.

    The equivalent FFP MK4 with matching turrets is getting close to twice as expensive. If you get the 40% military discount it becomes a more attractive choice, but without it it's a whole lot more money. It has no illumination or zero stop. The TMR reticle is very nice in my opinion, but for hunting in the brush in low light it really could use illumination. If you don't ever do that it might not be a big deal. A zero stop is really nice, especially with only 5 Mils per turn.

    Most of us have gotten along just fine for a long time without the windage being printed on the dial (or range for that matter). A quick glance at a chart taped to the stock or scope doesn't take much time, wind is pretty easy to memorize (especially in Mils), or if you really want it on the turret there are ways to get it on there. I've been making my own BDC labels for all sorts of scopes for a long time, getting something workable for wind would not be difficult.

    In short, I just think there are much more important factors to consider when choosing between scopes that whether Kenton will put wind on a turret or not.
     
  4. timmyatnop

    timmyatnop Well-Known Member

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    Yea I agree ,I don't get discount,.if vortex is repeatably like they seem to be saying I think iam gona go that route. I guess if I put a 20 mos rail on top . It will have more than enough elevation of travel.guess my mind is made up .
     
  5. Scott300RUM

    Scott300RUM Well-Known Member

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    Good choice Timmy. I have the regular Viper and love it. My next scope is going to be the PST if not the Razor, but you can't go wrong with either.