VX2 or Vortex Viper ?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Gmountain, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Gmountain

    Gmountain New Member

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    Guys, I need some help. I am really driving myself crazy with this.

    I have $400 to spend. Maybe $420. I'm going to spend it at Bass Pro, because it's accumulated gift certificates.

    I want to get a scope. I don't have a gun yet. I plan to get a bolt action, maybe a .223 or 7mm-08, but most likely something around .223. I'll be using it for target shooting.

    My scope choices are a Vortex Viper HST 6.5-20x44 30mm tube

    or Vortex Viper HS 2.5-10x44 30mm tube

    or Leupold VX2 4-12x40 LR Duplex Adjustable Objective 1"tube

    or Leupold VX2 3-9x40 LR Duplex 1" tube

    Which do you all think? I really have no idea.
     
  2. PhulesAu

    PhulesAu Well-Known Member

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    I'm running a Vortex 6-18x44 in a 1" tube. For me it's a very good set up out to 500 yards so far. Nice and clear, once it's sighted in lock it down and it never changes.
     
  3. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    Go with a Vortex. They are equal or better than Leupolds for half the cost. If you're in the $420 range I'd go with a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44. The other Vortex scopes you've mentioned are a little out of your price range and the Leupolds aren't worth it. If your going to shoot targets, a 3-9x will be tough to see your .223 holes with at farther ranges. Hope this helps!
     
  4. timmay

    timmay Well-Known Member

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    viper hs 2.5-10 is a great all around scope for a 223/308
     
  5. Out Back

    Out Back Well-Known Member

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    Got tired of sending my vortex scopes in for repair......................no more
     
  6. Dgd6mm

    Dgd6mm Well-Known Member

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    I have a Leupold that needs to go back now.
     
  7. Out Back

    Out Back Well-Known Member

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    at the gun show in Reno and asked several Gunsmiths that offer package deals Rifle and Scope why they don't offer Vortex Scopes...............common reply was . " Got Tired of Sending them in for Repair"
     
  8. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure somewhere in the last 3 years the OP has made a decision..... :D