Leupold Vari-X III or Vortex Viper PST???

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Dust270WSM, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Dust270WSM

    Dust270WSM Well-Known Member

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    I am buying a new scope and wondering which y'all would get. Looking at the Vari-X III 6.5X20X50 with side focus and raised turrets. Prob with the duplex or varmint crosshairs. Bout $970.00 bouts

    VERSUS...

    The Vortexs PST 6X24X50. Haven't decided of I should get front focal or second yet. and this one runs $685 for second and $899 for front.

    Going on my 7mm mag for deer at long ranges and steel.
     
  2. Jeremybj

    Jeremybj Well-Known Member

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    I would go with the PST for many many reasons. It has amazing eye relief, illuminated reticle, exposed turrets, tracks like a dream, and the glass is just as good as VX-3 Glass.

    Just to throw it out, I have an ffp 4-16 PST I am looking to sell for like $750, very VERY faint front ring mark. I am going to go to an sfp 6-24 on my 308. The reticle on the sfp is slightly finer, which is an advantage to shooting targets, but doesn't make a difference on game.

    If you get it from me or elsewhere, go with the PST.
     
  3. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    PST:)
     
  4. rinodods

    rinodods Well-Known Member

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    PST. You won't be sorry.
     
  5. timmyatnop

    timmyatnop Well-Known Member

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    PST for sure!!!!
     
  6. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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  7. gamehawker

    gamehawker Well-Known Member

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    No Contest.

    Get a PST. I used to be a leupold lifetime fan but from now on the only scope on my rifles is a Vortex!

    Awesome scopes and Fantastic/Incredible customer service
     
  8. 270winshort

    270winshort Well-Known Member

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    go with the vxIII lr send it in to the custom shop and put the mark IV turrets on it wont cost you over $900.00 great glass great repeatability,better eye relief if you ever have a problem you will have it back in no more than 2 weeks, MADE IN AMERICA best choice for what you want to spend,and yes I have tried the pst IMO not the scope the leupold is good luck
     
  9. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    Unless I read the specs wrong the turret clicks don't match the reticles.

    joseph
     
  10. 270winshort

    270winshort Well-Known Member

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    I have four 6.5X20X40 they all have mark 4 turretts all you have to check when you get them back from the custom shop is if they are in inches or moa, and then print your chart accordingly, I know it works I shot a mule deer last week at 1150 yrds hit him wright where I was aiming, but I also am just using a fine duplex reticle and dial all my yardage
     
  11. timmyatnop

    timmyatnop Well-Known Member

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    PST without a doubt. Mil tourets. And mil reticle. Illuminatied..better glass. And parts not made in china unlike the Leupold.
     
  12. Prieto9000

    Prieto9000 Well-Known Member

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    Me too!!! Huge fan of vortex. Amazing scopes. I won't buy Leupold no more.