I got a good deal on 2 Vortex Diamondback Tacticle 3-9x40 with MOA scopes with external turrets at optics planet. They were less than half price. I think you could buy 3 for what I paid for them with your $700 and have change left. Also free shipping. Obviously higher powers were more expensive. Not a Razor or Viper, but they work.Well this is getting kind of out of hand. Any recommendations for scopes in the $700 range? And that’s a pretty hard limit. I had to beg and plead to get the fiancée to agree to $700. So I can’t really go higher
They do work, the do track ok, the turret clicks are mushy, but that's just a feel thing. Where you will notice big difference between a $300 Vortex scope and a $1000 Vortex scope is when the sun is setting in front of you, or even worse, you are hog hunting at night with the moon over the top of you. I had one of the entry level Vortex scopes on an AR10 several years back set up for hog hunting at 100 yards (didnt need anything fancy right?) Wrong. It was like looking through a milk jug at night. The moonlight washed out the sight picture so bad it was completely useless. I was lucky enough to have a hunting partner beside me that had a much nicer scope so I could compare them on the spot... The result...I moved up the chain to much better glass (went with a Trijicon AccuPower 2.5-10X56) and a bit larger objective and it is night and day different. Great scope for the money if you don't need the exposed turrets BTW. No white wash effect, perfect clarity edge to edge and on a night with decent moonlight we dont need any artificial light to hunt.I got a good deal on 2 Vortex Diamondback Tacticle 3-9x40 with MOA scopes with external turrets at optics planet. They were less than half price. I think you could buy 3 for what I paid for them with your $700 and have change left. Also free shipping. Obviously higher powers were more expensive. Not a Razor or Viper, but they work.
Well I think we have our answer...Go with MOA
Check out Black Hound Optics. The only negative is they sell out of the MOA scopes as soon as they get them. Use "basinman" as the discount code to save an additional 5% off.I’ve been eyeing Arken for a bit now. The lead time is a huge turnoff as well as they aren’t established. They could go out of business and then I have no warranty. I had looked at Athlon in the past but I’ll give them another gander
Mrad is a more coarse adjustment. There will never be a case where that isn’t true.I guarantee neither you or your rifle shoot under .08 MOA.
Both will have a degree to which it will not align with specified dope. In some cases the MOA will be closer. I some cases the mrad will.