Vortex scope. Which model?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Methow Packer, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Methow Packer

    Methow Packer Well-Known Member

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    I want to outfit my Kimber .243 with a Vortex scope. I'm on the fence as to which model. Most of the time I feel the HS LR 4x16x50 is the right choice. Then start considering the FFP or the HS LR 6x24x50. The larger scope seems a little over kill for the rifle and cartridge. I've also thought of the none LR scope thinking I would probably purchase a custom turret anyway. I value the opinions of you folks on this forum. Which one would you guys choose in the Vortex line up. Thanks
     
  2. PRDATR

    PRDATR Active Member

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    I'd go with a Zeiss or Leupold if you have the coin. Buy once, cry once. Vortex quality still needs a lot or work. Might be OK for the short term but you will eventually move on and sell it for a loss.
     

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  4. Kurt

    Kurt Well-Known Member

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    got the hs lr ffp with the xlr reticle and have not found a mark 4 yet that makes me feel like I made the wrong choice. leupy aint what it used to be I will take vortex quality against leupy every day.
     
  5. Crashman1

    Crashman1 Well-Known Member

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    4-16 sounds like what you need. There is a new model from Vortex, called the HS-T. It is a 4-16X44 with a reticle similar to that found on the PST, just second plane and non illuminated on the reticle. It also has the exposed elevation and windage turrets for fast changes in the field with a CRS zero stop on the elevation. I have one in MRAD on my 243 and it is working out rather well actually.

    I have found no issue with Vortex quality, in fact just the opposite for me. I have now replaced every scope in my collection with a Vortex and I could not be happier.
     
  6. gamehawker

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    Ditto for me too about Vortex quality. The only scope my rifles have on them is Vortex! :cool:
     
  7. Methow Packer

    Methow Packer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your input. You helped me a lot. HSLR4x16 it is and I'll explore the T version with the exposed turrets. Where did you see that model for sale? How much? thelindseyranch@gmail.com if you need it.
     
  8. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Purchased a HSLR FFP 4-16 with the XLR reticle and the more I use it the more I like it. The reticle is pretty busy but it is getting better as I become accustomed to it. Was shooting at 800 yards yesterday at a 3" dot and had no trouble holding on it. On 4 power the cross hair is pretty thin and with a dark background kinda difficult to see. I found if you crank the scope up to about 5 the cross hair is very visible even in low light. I can live with that.

    The tracking and MOA adjustments are dead nuts. I have not checked the hold over hash marks yet. I was a little skeptical about the 1/2 MOA adjustment in the elevation turret but so far can't find anything to really complain about. I really like the 24 MOA in one revolution and the zero stop was easy to set up. I also like the windage turret being capped and not sticking out poking you in the wrist. With the XLR reticle holding for wind is a snap.
     
  9. Kurt

    Kurt Well-Known Member

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    I have the 6-24 and concur on everything said
     
  10. Crashman1

    Crashman1 Well-Known Member

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    I am from Canada so I can't help you track one down, sorry. But you guys generally get stuff before we do and I found mine at my local dealer. Any stocking Vortex dealer in the US should either have it or can order it. Good luck and I am glad I could help!
     
  11. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    I have dealt with the fellas at Camera Land and there customer support is great. They are also a sponsor on this site. Here are the links to the HSLR FFP and the HS-T

    Vortex - Camera Land NY

    Vortex - Camera Land NY