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Posted: 12/29/2011 6:53:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2011 7:39:08 AM EDT by ugadog]
Going on a new 20" build for precise target shooting and varmint hunting 100 to 400 yard

Price range around 600 and I already have a LT104x30mm mount

I am looking at the following choices:

Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x44

Leupold VX-R Patrol 3-9x40

Any opinions or reviews? Also, Is there any other optics I should look at?
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 5:32:44 PM EDT
Define "precise target shooting" please. I have the 3-9x40 VX-R Patrol on my lightweight hunter bolt rifle. The optic is great for it's intended use (Whitetails out to 400 yards), but the reticle is a little on the thick side for trying to shoot bughole groups (if that is what you're after). I love the illumination control/motion sensor and the glass is surprisingly good for present-day Leupold. Overall, it's a great little optic. Gonna pick up the 2-7 VX-R for my lightweight coyote AR.

Can't comment on the 2.5-10 PST as I haven't shot with one. I do have a couple of the FFP 4-16 PST's and like them. Since the 2.5-10 is not FFP, I would assume that the reticle would be a little thinner than it's FFP cousins.
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