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Vortex Viper scope question

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:18 pm
by Shueter612
I am new to the long range rifle game, but recently bought a Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 creedmoor with the intention of building a gun to get into the sport. After hours of research I had my heart set on a Vortex Viper PST 5-25x50(MOA), however, the wait time for purchasing one through Experticiy(LEO discount) is 3-5 months, and according to Vortex thats a generous estimate. My question is this, do I save a couple hundred and buy a first generation Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50, or be patient(not a virtue I possess), and wait for the Gen II to be delivered.

I intend to have the scope and accessories mounted by a gunsmith, then take some of the FFT classes in Okeechobee to get familiar with the rifle and optic. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Long range shooting is something I have wanted to get into for some time, and I'm looking forward to putting a lot of rounds through this rifle.

-Tyler

Re: Vortex Viper scope question

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:38 pm
by Rentprop1
Vortex Razor HD 3-18x50 https://imgur.com/gallery/odVMA

We have the Vortex Razor HD on our Aero M5 308......absolutely love it

You may think you need more scope but most of the time you don't

Re: Vortex Viper scope question

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:23 pm
by John K
Go MIL/MIL, Thank me later.

Re: Vortex Viper scope question

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:11 am
by Shueter612
John K wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:23 pm
Go MIL/MIL, Thank me later.
Thanks John, I did more research and have re-decided on going that route.

Re: Vortex Viper scope question

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:38 am
by John K
Shueter612 wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:11 am
John K wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:23 pm
Go MIL/MIL, Thank me later.
Thanks John, I did more research and have re-decided on going that route.

The math is MUCH EASIER.

You may also want to look into local PRS events. Several of my clients are regular shooters, a good group of guys who like to share knowledge (after the scores have been tallied ;) ).

If you can make it to Okeechobee then Hollywood Tactical isn't much farther.

Re: Vortex Viper scope question

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:31 am
by DaveM
What sport are you trying to get in to?

Re: Vortex Viper scope question

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:29 pm
by Shueter612
DaveM wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:31 am
What sport are you trying to get in to?
Precision shooting

Re: Vortex Viper scope question

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:47 pm
by DaveM
You may want to look at a Sightron 10-50X60 or a Nightforce 15-55X52 or a March 8-80X56. Those are quality long range scopes for precision shooting.

Re: Vortex Viper scope question

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:22 pm
by Shueter612
DaveM wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:47 pm
You may want to look at a Sightron 10-50X60 or a Nightforce 15-55X52 or a March 8-80X56. Those are quality long range scopes for precision shooting.
I'm not opposed to those scopes/brands, however, Vortex gives killer discounts to first responders that makes it hard to say no. I'll definitely look into them though. Thanks for the suggestion.