vortex razor HD gen 1 vs gen 2

climb-101

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i was wonder if any body here has used both the gem 1 and gen 2 razor hd's. I was thinkinging about switching from the gen 1 mil scope to a 2 gen MOA. I'm just wondering if the 2 gen is worth the up grade. thanks for the help
 

ShtrRdy

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I own a gen 1 and have fondled a gen 2. The gen 2 has a few more features but the downside is it's heavy.

- locking turrets - you pull them out to change.
- elevation turret turn indicator
- recessed illumination control
- 6x magnification range
- new reticle
- more standard 34mm tube

take a look at the product video:
Vortex Optics - Razor HD Gen II FFP Riflescope
 

climb-101

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locking turrets would be nice to have. I think I may switch, I like MOA a lot more than the mrad. plus the all the guns will be the same using MOA
 

406precision

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We've got alot of time in with both and the gen 1 is a dang nice scope...but the gen 2 is an awesome scope. The glass is superb and tracking has proved to be spot on based on a dozen or so scopes we've tested. The locking turrets are really nice when it comes to not having to worry about accidentally rotating a turret . If you have any specific questions ask away. The only complaint I've heard is the weight. But let's be honest here if your building a sheep gun you probably should be looking at other sized optics to begin with.

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revturbo9967

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i have a gen 2 4.5-27 mrad 1c . it is hands down an upgrade over the gen 1 and the gen 1 is a great scope. the gen 2 is pretty heavy but im not going to complain about 10 ounces on a 15 lb rifle . the scope is very rugged and the locking turrets are a great design. id say the glass is about 85% of a S&B pm2

the gen 2 also has a true zero stop , not just bottoming out the erector tube
 
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JJMoody

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I've also been looking at the differences in these two scopes. I've seen the gen 1 on clearance for just under $1600, is the extra $1000 justifiable? (Subjective I know.) never having owned either, what would you guys go with?
 

revturbo9967

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The gen 1 is a fine scope. It's definitely worth the money. The gen 2 is up there with some of the best. So it's up to you how much money you want to spend. The gen 2 ranks with s&b pm2 . The glass is about 80% of the s&b
 

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