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Posted: 6/12/2018 8:33:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/12/2018 8:36:43 AM EDT by metalsaber]
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:

Has 1-6x.
"Red Dot" is more like a 1moa which give me concern that for CQB it might be a bit small for lining up shots
Bit heavier
Has hold over points for longer ranges
Batter Operated

What I wish the Vortex had:
I like the original reticle of the original PST vs the new 1moa dot.

Has 1-4x.
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
Link Posted: 6/12/2018 10:44:22 AM EDT
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 .
Link Posted: 6/12/2018 12:15:57 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 6/12/2018 12:23:50 PM EDT
I also use a PA 1-6 on mine and couldn’t be happier. I love the ACSS reticle.
Link Posted: 6/12/2018 12:25:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/12/2018 12:27:58 PM EDT by metalsaber]
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Originally Posted By 10mmillie:
I also use a PA 1-6 on mine and couldn't be happier. I love the ACSS reticle.
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the acss is closer to the reticle that I was hoping to get on the Vortex/Aimpoint. Sadly not an option.
Hows the glass quality? Is it pretty clear?
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