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vortex pst ffp

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by filsonhand, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hello all I am in the market for a scope for a semi long range 308 I am putting together. I am kinda leaning toward a vortex viper PST FfP in a 4-16 .I am not to familiar with vortex so any input would be helpful. I probably will be shooting out to around 700 yards maybe a little more.
  2. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    I have had a diamondback, I loved it, sold it for more power. Now Im selling the weaver that replaced my diamondback and my new diamondback HP 4-16x42 will be here today. They seem to make a good product and a good price. Their warrenty can't be beat either.
  3. BigDaddyDMD

    BigDaddyDMD Albany, OR Member

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    The PST is a great optic. I have one on my 7.62 gasser and love it. For the price, warranty, and what you get its real hard to beat the Vortex PST. You can get either MOA or mil reticle. All depends on what you learned on or like.
  4. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Precision Rifle Blog does a list of "Gear the Pro's use," basically the guy takes all the results from shooting matches and crosses references that with what gear they used to win. The scope list is here http://precisionrifleblog.com/2013/12/22/best-rifle-scope-what-the-pros-use/

    And if you look at the chart, Vortex comes in third. Personally I have never read anything bad about them, with the exception of where they are made. I have a Stikefire, and few other friends have various model scopes and spotting scopes and everyone is happy with them.
  5. erslll

    erslll Hermiston OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    However, the Vortex that story is referring to is the Razor HD, not the PST.

    The PST's are ok and do have a lot of features for the money. For the use the OP described, I like the Sightron SIIIs better.

    YOURSUPREMECOMMANDER Raleigh Hills, Or. Active Member

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    I have a Viper HS 4x16x44 With hash marks for yardage. I have tuned my .30-06 loads to match the hash-marks, and it works awesome. The eye relief is exceptional. Its not an FFP. I chose not to get an FFP because the cross hairs change thickness. I built the rifle for hunting but I use the rifle for target shooting also. When you put the cross hairs of a FFP on a dime @ 100 or a quarter @ 200 yards, they might cover your intended target. So if you are planning on doing some high precision shooting, you need to consider this. I have been shooting my Viper for two years now and all I have to say is that no other rifle scope can touch it for the price. Excellent Glass. Unbeatable warranty. Friendly turrets and parallax adjustment. Great Reticule's. Never a scope kiss again.