Vortex Viper PST Gen II 3-15x44 vs. 5-25x50

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by shooter22, Nov 12, 2019.

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  1. shooter22

    shooter22 New Member

    May 1, 2012
    Looking to upgrade the scope on my Remington 700 .308 Winchester to get into long range shooting. I have decided on this scope, but I don't know what power to get. I was told that most long range targets will become fuzzy after 18x, so a 5-25x is not worth the extra money. Any thoughts on this? I would also entertain other opinions of scopes to consider. Thanks.
  2. PredatorSlayer

    PredatorSlayer Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    i have a 5-25 and shoot it out to 1250 on 25x all the time. I havent noticed any fuzzy targets. Glass is great, tracking has been excellent.
  3. Memberberries

    Memberberries Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2018
    what type of long range shooting do you want to get into (F-Class, PRS, or silhouette) and what else do you use the gun for?

    if it's also your primary hunting rifle and you end up in tight quarters sometimes then I would recommend the 3-15X44 but if your hunting areas are mostly open maybe you should go for the 5-25X50. The 3-15X44 actually has more elevation adjustment range at 22 MRAD instead of 20. That doesn't really matter to you because that's something like 1500 yards on a 308 and you could just get a canted mount and make up the difference.

    If you get a 5-25X50 you will get the same or better light transmission at 15x than you will on the 3-15X44 at the same power due to the bell being bigger. Personally I would buy the 5-25X50 in a FFP but the 3-15X44 should serve you quite well out past 1K on steel also.
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