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Old 07-25-2008, 12:35 PM
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which is better optics alpen or vortex?? Overall
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:00 AM
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I've not personally seen either, but the Vortex Viper series has had some good press.
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:49 AM
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Is the Vortex Viper the one that some hunting magazine gave an award of the year to? Like, best glass for around $100 or something?
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:29 PM
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J, The typical Viper in 3-9 X 40 runs about $325 + or -. The Vortex Diamondback is cheaper and may be what you are referring to.
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:44 PM
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The high end alpen 3-9X42 is around $200 bucks, the binos got good write ups, thinking about trying the apex scope??
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:07 PM
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Check the specs - they may be the same piece, rebranded. If so, go with the longer warranty.

I bought a Vortex Viper 2-7x for my mountain rifle, & I've been well pleased with it.

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Old 07-30-2008, 12:53 PM
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not sure which optics you are looking at (bino's, spotter, or scope)....but i got the vortex diamondbacks at http://cameralandny2.reachlocal.net/for $129 and that is some great piece of Glass right there....warranty is killer as well
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:15 PM
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Iam looking at the 3-9X42 apex scope
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:23 AM
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I have the Alpen shasta ridge binos....8x32 i bought them off ebay for 97 bucks brand new in the box. Awesome binos.
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:01 PM
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I have an Alpen 15-45x60 Spotting Scope and I love it, it's very clear and easy to use. I actually have a website that I sell Alpen optics from, this link should get you to the Alpen start page
http://www.redpinesports.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=395_792

and this code will get you free shipping. RPSFS0108

if you see something you like let me know, i'll see what else I can do for you.
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