So I've been almost exclusively a red dot shooter but I've had the itch to get a low power variable optic for some time. I've been looking at the Vortex Viper PST 1-6x GEN 2 and the Trijicon Accupoint 1-4x. They both fall in the ~$700 which is around my price point.
Unfortunately neither really has everything I want in a variable scope. I don't suppose anyone has used both and can give their opinions of both? Or if you have 1 of them, can you give your take on the scope based on how I perceive them below.
So here is where I see it:
"Red Dot" is more like a 1moa which give me concern that for CQB it might be a bit small for lining up shots
Has hold over points for longer ranges
What I wish the Vortex had:
I like the original reticle of the original PST vs the new 1moa dot.
Eye Relief seems to be a little better from what I gather
Only has a Triangle or Dot. Triangle appears a bit closer to what I'm used to in terms of standard Aimpoint Red Dot.
No holder over points. Seems like quite a bit of a downside
Tritium and Fiber Optics. So no battery. Seems like a bit plus
What I wish the Trijicon had:
Hold over points. Not sure why these were left out. /shrug
check out the prmary arms 1x6 with the 7.62 x 39 / 300 blackout reticle . I have used it on targets out to 300 yds with sucess .
I did see that. I was a bit worried about the lower price point. I know lower prices doesn't always mean poor quality, but I'm concerned the glass and/or build quality isn't quite up to the same specs.
If anyone can shed some light on that.
I also use a PA 1-6 on mine and couldn’t be happier. I love the ACSS reticle.