Which scope should i get?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Creedmoor shooter, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    lightflight Well-Known Member

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    I haven't tried the weaver so I can't be much help. In fact i have the PST vortex and enjoy it.

    have you considered vortex viper 6.5-20? capped turrets but seems like a value. HS has a few better features. I'm sure you would be happy with it.
     
  3. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    I live in the north east so 6 power doesnt go low enough for me. All my shots will be from 50-600 yards.
     
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    I just got the vortex viper hs-t 4-16. I shoot the same distance as you. I think this is the one to go with.
     
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    choosing between the two I would get the vortex.

    zero stop feature is kinda nice if you ever adjust your elevation.
    It is also about 9oz less weight.
    Vortex also has a little wider field of view on the low range which sounds like what you would prefer.
     
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    Yes i do dial up for my shots. I prefer that much better than hold over. The only thing about the weaver that i really like is the 4-20 zoom. Do i really need that much?
     
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    Clayne B had a thread going awhile ago shooting cold bore shots using a 5-15 vortex at ranges surpassing your noted Max. So I think 16 would be sufficient.

    I would be curious of the glass clarity at 20x on the weaver though. I know my vortex at 24x gets a little less clear.

    Here is the thread if you want to take a look. http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f17/cold-bore-challenge-113571/
     
  8. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    interesting thread.... I think ill go with the vortex. Just because of the zero stop and the life time warranty. Weaver doesnt have on of those. I dont really need a 20 power anyways. Ive shot at a 2" circle @ 400 with a 3-9 and held 1/4 moa. really hard at that range with the 9 power because the reticle takes up the whole target.
     
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    yeah if you can shoot that well with 9x I'm sure 16 will work. You putting this on a 6.5 creedmoor by chance?
     
  10. Creedmoor shooter

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    Yep sure am. I got a Ruger predator in the Creed' coming in tomorrow or Friday.
     
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    Awesome. That will be a great set up.
     
  12. Creedmoor shooter

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    Well im hoping anyway. I heard that this gun shoots lights out. And with it being a Creed' that should make it fairly accurate. My dads 6.5 Creedmoor is a really accurate rifle. He gets 1/4 moa and under @ 100. That one is a t/c icon precision hunter.
     
  13. ohioguy

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    Newbie to this site here, I have the Weaver super slam euro 4-20x50 on my custom Rem 700 muzzleloader. This scope IMO is worth every penny, very bright and clear optics at every level and or time of day. Great scope for the $$$$. Vortex and Clearidge were the other two scopes I was considering at the time of purchase. I have no regrets. I like the Weaver better than my Nikons, Burris' s and Bushnell Elite's to this point.
    My only complaint would be the crosshairs are VERY fine, great for bench shooting not so great at low light in the woods.