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Posted: 6/12/2018 3:03:08 PM EDT
I have a 12" .308 based SBR that my plan is to use on pigs out to 200y. Would a Vortex Viper PST 1-4x make sense for this sort of rifle versus i MRO or someother non magnified red dot? I am thinking the illuminated circle and dot would be easy to acquire upclose and the available 4x would be useful out past 100y. Thoughts?
Link Posted: 6/12/2018 3:47:01 PM EDT
Most 308 only drops 0.2 mil with maybe a 0.2 mil wind@12-14 mph at 200y. Not something to worry about relative to minute of pig. That said, I've never regret having a magnified optic, but i don't shoot in low light, and a 1x dot will give better light transmission.

I have a 1-4pst on a 8" blackout, I like it because that round has a lot of drop and and crap ballistic coefficient so the reticle is relevant within reasonable shooting distances <300y. Your rifle being 308 and expected shooting distance is around 200y I'd go red dot.

Dedicated pigs in low light @<200y - I'd go red dot.

Multipurpose rifle 308 capability at 200-500y - A 1-4x pst would be hard to pass up.
Link Posted: 6/12/2018 6:09:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 03PSD:
I have a 12" .308 based SBR that my plan is to use on pigs out to 200y. Would a Vortex Viper PST 1-4x make sense for this sort of rifle versus i MRO or someother non magnified red dot? I am thinking the illuminated circle and dot would be easy to acquire upclose and the available 4x would be useful out past 100y. Thoughts?
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for hunting i always prefer magnification: if your target is not well visible or partially covered by the enviroment or if you wanna choose a specific target in a group of hogs, the magnification can be really useful.
Link Posted: 6/12/2018 6:41:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/12/2018 6:45:53 PM EDT by MS556]
Originally Posted By 03PSD:
I have a 12" .308 based SBR that my plan is to use on pigs out to 200y. Would a Vortex Viper PST 1-4x make sense for this sort of rifle versus i MRO or someother non magnified red dot? I am thinking the illuminated circle and dot would be easy to acquire upclose and the available 4x would be useful out past 100y. Thoughts?
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Maybe Leupold's little, light, compact 1.25-4x20mm VX-R Hog with the specific "Pig Plex" Firedot type reticle? Street price is about $500-$550 or so. Maybe less if you catch sales or have coupons.

https://www.leupold.com/scopes/shotgun-scopes/vx-r-hog-1-25-4x20mm-30mm

Weighs less than 12 ounces.
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