Help deciding on a rifle scope - have it narrowed down!

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Lobsterbake, Mar 9, 2010.

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  1. Lobsterbake

    Lobsterbake Member LRH Team Member

    Mar 9, 2010

    New member, first post!! I have a new Thompson Center Icon in 308 with weaver style bases. The rifle 90% of the time will be used for target shooting (200 -300 yds mostly but option for up to 500yds) and the other 10% for wild boar hunting. I have been researching scopes for months and have it narrowed down to:

    Leupold VX-7 2.5-10x45mm (XT Duplex reticle)

    Leupold Mark 4 3.5-10x40mm LR/T M1 Riflescope (duplex reticle)

    Victory Diavari 2.5-10x42 T* (#8 reticle)

    Based on what I am using the rifle for what would you recommend? I really like the Victory Diavari but it has 1/3 moa adjustments and an adjustment range of 44 vs 1/4 moa and an adjustment range of at least 72 on the Leupolds. Is that a problem? I dont want to run out of windage/elevation adjustments. Any feedback would be appreciated!

    Anyone who has a Victory - are they hard to mount and how is the eye relief?

    I am going to buy one good scope and if I get another rifle I will move it to the new one. I am not going to buy another scope.


    Mark gun)
  2. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    This is the one I ordered:

    Vortex 6-24x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope

    A similar Leupold will cost you $1700+.

    I have read that a lot of owners of Viper scopes rate them and the glass over Leupolds.