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    Thumbs up VORTEX VIPER PST 6-24x EBR FFP mil/mil

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Bohannon View Post
    How good would you say the glass is at last light Ian, compared to say a meopta 7x50?
    Image is quite bright at lower magnifications (goes somewhat grey at top end) but using FFP, the reticle is invisible unless you get the illuminated version - which I have.

    Illumination is excellent, lowest settings are barely visible and do not flare or distract from image.

    The tracking seems to be accurate on my unit - was out yesterday with the '06 and delighted to be hitting an 8" plate out to 940m. That is 1028 of your English yards - very satisfying with a stalking weight rifle.

    Consistent hits at obtained at shorter ranges - and more than a few misses as we got further out of course. As always, windage is the killer once ranges exceeded 600m or so.

    Few things I have noted with my PST.

    If you anticipate dual stalking/range usage - go for the 4-16x. More than adequate for all eventualities and somewhat lighter/shorter.

    Elevation is anti-clockwise, unlike many scopes on the market - although clearly marked, occasionally habit took over and I found myself dialling in the wrong direction.

    The zero-stop works on shims. Do not put in so many that you cannot drop the zero a few cms.....as I did. Had to find an allen key and strip the turret to allow a zero that was 8cm lower due to pressure/altitude differential.

    Secondly, when at max elevation, magnification zoom is very stiff/does not want to vary. Thought I had a problem. Solution, wind turret back down, centralise target and adjust mag to desired level THEN wind back up to max elevation on the turret. Only an issue after three turns of the 5mrad turret!

    Minimal windage adjustment available at extreme range - not an issue with the EBR reticle as allows easy hold-off on the reticle. Probably better technique for dealing with inconsistent windage any-how.

    Nice scope, very tactile clicks, good tracking - great value for money. Would buy again.

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    Thank you for you detailed review on this scope I'm looking into getting one for a hmr ( I know it's over kill but I'm intending on getting a .223 )

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    I had the 4-16 but it had a fault , was replaced with a 6-24 and I nearly fell over when I looked through it. The glass is lovely and the ret is spot on . Put it on my .17 Hornet and it all works rather well . Looking forward to better weather to stretch its legs and see how good the gun and scope are together . I have a feeling the scope is overkill for the gun . Don't think I need this much mag for this gun , I think I might buy another 4-16 PST for it and maybe put the 6-24 on my .223 . I am surprised how good these scopes are for the money , I have heard talk of people changing there Nightforce scopes for Vortex and I kind of see why . For the money the are amazing for sure , not sure about better than NF though , I am looking forward to taking it to Bisley to see how it dials up and from what I hear and read there will be no problem .

    For me I would say a cracking bit of kit for the money .

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    I have the vortex viper pst 2-10×32 on my goldstar I think it's an excellent scope and the glass is better than the bushnell scopes I've had in the past .

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    I bet its good as well. Might have a look at one of those . I have only seen the 4-16 and 6-24 so far . I do like the 6-24 however I just got a Hawke Frontier and to be honest the glass in that is amazing. I am just trying that at the moment !


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    Let us know how you get on with the Frontier. Looking at a 6500 at the moment and the Frontier is near identical spec and I already have the 5-30 6500 and would rather not have 2 the same.

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    Amazing. Glass is really good , by far the best I have ever seen from a Hawke scope for sure. Ret works a treat , All in all , Spot on buddy .

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    Quote Originally Posted by laity View Post
    I bet its good as well. Might have a look at one of those . I have only seen the 4-16 and 6-24 so far . I do like the 6-24 however I just got a Hawke Frontier and to be honest the glass in that is amazing. I am just trying that at the moment !


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    Whats the warranty on those Frontiers mate please?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrel View Post
    Whats the warranty on those Frontiers mate please?.

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    The warranty is Life time for the purchaser and can't be transferred . I just called to ask and that's what they said .

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by laity View Post
    I had the 4-16 but it had a fault , was replaced with a 6-24 and I nearly fell over when I looked through it. The glass is lovely and the ret is spot on . Put it on my .17 Hornet and it all works rather well . Looking forward to better weather to stretch its legs and see how good the gun and scope are together . I have a feeling the scope is overkill for the gun . Don't think I need this much mag for this gun , I think I might buy another 4-16 PST for it and maybe put the 6-24 on my .223 . I am surprised how good these scopes are for the money , I have heard talk of people changing there Nightforce scopes for Vortex and I kind of see why . For the money the are amazing for sure , not sure about better than NF though , I am looking forward to taking it to Bisley to see how it dials up and from what I hear and read there will be no problem .

    For me I would say a cracking bit of kit for the money .

    LAity
    Could you tell us a little more about the fault on your 4-16? I have one and apart from the smooth operation of the focus ring and the turrets it's honestly no better optically than my Hawke Sidewinder. Not a particularly crisp picture at anything beyond 300 yards. A Nightforce 'scope at the same price point that I looked through recently was far superior..

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    My mate has swapped out his scopes for Vortex, he has 7 of them and 3 are Razors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laity View Post
    The warranty is Life time for the purchaser and can't be transferred . I just called to ask and that's what they said .

    HTH

    LAity
    I'm not sure this is entirely true, it says on there website it is legally limited to 10 years in Europe

    http://www.hawkeoptics.co.uk/warranty.html

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    That's odd ?? I did call and that's what they said ?? Most odd ?? O well, result

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    i found the reticle heard to see on full mag. but then, my eyes aren't what they used to be

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    Do you know if it let's ir light through. I have a argos athlone btr and it has a ir filter in it. Great scope. But can't use nv. Love having FFP,
    BERETTA 12g 686s, beretta dt10 , ESCORT 12g semi-CAMO, 1022 ruger selling hw 60j hmr. 223 howa 1500, Waiting for 17wsm.

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