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    Vortex Viper owners... a question..

    I've just ordered a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 to go on my new .308, but I'm now wondering if I made the right decision...

    A lot of my shooting will be at 25m on my home range, with occasional 50m then even more infrequently longer ranges.

    I went with the Viper as I wanted some quality glass, but I've just noticed that the parallax adjustment is 50m to infinity...

    Does this mean that targets at 25m will be out of focus..??


    I couldn't decide between a Falcon 5.5-25x50 FFP (parallax down to 10m) or the Vortex, but eventually decided on the Vortex for the known quality... did I make the right choice...??

    TIA..

    Daryll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daryll View Post
    I've just ordered a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 to go on my new .308, but I'm now wondering if I made the right decision...

    A lot of my shooting will be at 25m on my home range, with occasional 50m then even more infrequently longer ranges.

    I went with the Viper as I wanted some quality glass, but I've just noticed that the parallax adjustment is 50m to infinity...

    Does this mean that targets at 25m will be out of focus..??


    I couldn't decide between a Falcon 5.5-25x50 FFP (parallax down to 10m) or the Vortex, but eventually decided on the Vortex for the known quality... did I make the right choice...??

    TIA..

    Daryll.
    I have a Viper PST 4-16x50 (SFP) and yes, targets at 25m are definitely out of focus on x16. Did you make the right choice? Probably, if you'll be shooting 600 yards or more.

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    Thanks Severn, but I changed my mind in the end and went for a high end Hawke.

    I know the Hawke glass, although good, won't be up to Vortex level but I'll be shooting at 25m far more than I will at 600m...

    Daryll

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    Hawke is fine Daryll - I have a "Sidewinder" on my .308 and it's been perfectly satisfactory at all ranges and compares very well with the Vortex. Quite honestly I'm not convinced that the Vortex is significantly better!
    Cheers
    Mike

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    Does anyone know if you can reset the parallax on the vortex?

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