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Vortex 1-4x24 Viper PST VS Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24 30mm

Old 03-29-2016, 07:38 PM
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Default Vortex 1-4x24 Viper PST VS Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24 30mm

Any thoughts between these 2 scopes for an AR-15 platform? One over the other? Any special features to consider?
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:55 PM
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What do you want to use the rifle for ?
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:52 AM
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Mostly for fun plinking at short ranges to maybe 100 yards, but I also have access to 200 and 300 yard ranges and would like to see what I can do with my ar-15 build when I finish it. I haven't ruled out getting a 300 blackout upper later and would consider using this rifle for some hunting if I can end up with acceptable accuracy from my build.
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:26 PM
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You are going to need something more than 4X-6X IMO for 300 yards.
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:58 AM
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I agree about the more X for 300, but think I can at least ring some steel @ 200 with the 6X. Using 4X is even tough for me at 100 yards if i'm trying for pinpoint accuracy, but to ring a steel plate @ 100 yards with 4X should be no problem. Even 200 at 4X might work (with practice). I believe the 6X @ 200 yards shouldn't be too tough but @ 300 I'd probably struggle to consistently hit a 8" steel. I think practice would be in order.

My son is hot on buying the 6X model in question and I thought I'd order a second when he makes his order.

For the most part I'll be keeping my fun shooting shorter than either the 200 or 300 yards ranges. Was just wondering about any input about the 2 scopes in question.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:16 PM
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"Vortex has a "no questioned asked" warranty !!!

Buy one to shoot 8" steel at 200 yards - all day long.

You can always move that scope onto something else down the road............

It all depends on your use for the gun IMO.

I would always opted for the next level in the "quality" of the glass, than the power level.

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Old 04-05-2016, 12:23 PM
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Thanks. Appreciate the input. I was kinda leaning toward the 4X myself, b/c of exactly what you mention ... glass quality, but I'm sometimes tempted by what 6X can do for my 63 yr old eyes.

Truth is, most of the scopes I've purchased in the past 10 years are so far superior to my 30 yr old "premiere" scopes of yesteryear that I find everything to be an upgrade ... almost.

When my son's 6X comes in (ordered it for him yesterday) I'll give it a good look at his gun range in fading light, and then chew on it for awhile before I decide. I'll meanwhile look for a gun shop that might carry both for my observation.
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