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Hey guys-

 

I'm looking to purchase (good deal) on a vortex scope. I'm looking to put this on top of a AR-10 (.308). Two models I have interest in are Viper HS-T4 (4x16x44) and Viper PST 4x16x50.

Any info wold be extremely helpful. I've owned Leupold, redfield, and Simons so this is a first with Vortex. Like a said, smoking good deal but if they are junk, I'll pass. I've also only had 3x9's so the extra power is new also. The goal for this combo is Elk hunting out west.

 

Thanks,

CC

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I have never used their rifle scopes, but I have a pair of vortex binos that I love. I would compare them to Leupold, at a lower price.

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Just talked a guy yesterday that was pretty hip on the Vortex scopes.  He picked up two after his brother, who's an accomplished long range shooter, explained why he's into them. 

 

The quality and clarity were good for long range and the lifetime warranty made him a convert.  He didn't like his highest power model though (24x if I remember right).  Too much interference from his heartbeat!

 

I plan to check them out a little closer.  I have two Nikon BDCs I want to replace.

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2 hours ago, ClownColor said:

Hey guys-

 

I'm looking to purchase (good deal) on a vortex scope. I'm looking to put this on top of a AR-10 (.308). Two models I have interest in are Viper HS-T4 (4x16x44) and Viper PST 4x16x50.

Any info wold be extremely helpful. I've owned Leupold, redfield, and Simons so this is a first with Vortex. Like a said, smoking good deal but if they are junk, I'll pass. I've also only had 3x9's so the extra power is new also. The goal for this combo is Elk hunting out west.

 

Thanks,

CC

I have the Viper HS-T 2.5-10x44 on a Tikka 270 WSM.  It is an absolutely wonderful scope.  

 

I just built a lightweight Kimber Montana rifle, and the only reason I didn't get the exact same one is because the Leupold VX3i w/CDS was quite a bit lighter.  The Viper has slightly better clarity and brightness.  

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I also have a pair of their binoculars and really like them my next scope I plan to get will be a Vortex there pricing is great for the quality you get

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I have a Crossfire II 4-16x50 on my .308 elk rifle and I love it. Great scope, very clear and bright and Vortex quality. I have not had a single issue with it and the Crossfire is on the budget end of their glass. I've great reports from those with the higher end scopes. I wouldn't hesitate for a second.

As far as which one to choose, I find the 50mm scope a little big and heavy. You'll likely have issues mounting to an AR due to its size. Mine had the benefit of the barrel taper allowing for the larger lens to fit. If I had a flat top like an AR it wouldn't fit as well. 

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