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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:21:27 PM EDT
Looking to get a real 1-4x scope(not the cheapo one I have now).

I'm leaning towards the Vortex Viper PST, lots of good things said about them, and I've owned 3 other Vortex optics with great success.

I'm wondering about the Konus M30, the Leatherwood CMR, and the Bushnell Trophy XLT. Can anyone offer pros/cons?
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:40:04 PM EDT
I would get the leupold mark AR.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:46:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DanV:
I would get the leupold mark AR.




Over the Vortex yep!

Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:48:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2013 7:48:39 PM EDT by chmodx]
Originally Posted By DanV:
I would get the leupold mark AR.


Why? And is that the LEUPOLD Mark AR Duplex 1.5-4x20?
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 7:52:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By chmodx:
Originally Posted By DanV:
I would get the leupold mark AR.


Why? And is that the LEUPOLD Mark AR Duplex 1.5-4x20?


Made in the USA, lifetime warranty that you will never need.

And yes, the 1.5-4x

The vx-2 is a good option too.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 8:01:25 PM EDT
not the duplex, get the firedot.

Mine was missed delivery today (nobody there to sign) but will be here tomorrow!

I have a Vortex PST mrad that I'm probably going to sell after comparing it to the Mark AR mod 1:D

We shall see.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 8:13:36 PM EDT
I got a Vortex Razor HD 1-4x this summer and love it. I chose it for the BDC reticle, the tiny dot in the middle of the reticle, and for the illuminated reticle. Pricy, but the best one I've owned by far.

Shot this coyote today at 340. Got her sitting in my sniper den in the second floor window of that shed in the background.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 8:33:55 PM EDT
I'm trying to keep my budget under 450, and would really like illumination for the reticle.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 8:39:56 PM EDT
forget the leupold, it's not a true 1x

vortex has pst has lifetime warranty and Jap glass. Great scope, great value, fantastic warranty, great reviews, etc etc

you cannot beat it for the price.

The SS is nice too
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 8:49:01 PM EDT
I have the Leupold VX-R Patrol 1.25-4 with the red dot. Jury is still out as I have not gotten it sighted in yet. It's well put together and I like the red dot and the motion sensor battery saver. It's my first mil-dot scope and that takes some getting used to.
Link Posted: 1/16/2013 9:56:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By chmodx:
Looking to get a real 1-4x scope(not the cheapo one I have now).

I'm leaning towards the Vortex Viper PST, lots of good things said about them, and I've owned 3 other Vortex optics with great success.

I'm wondering about the Konus M30, the Leatherwood CMR, and the Bushnell Trophy XLT. Can anyone offer pros/cons?


The 1.5-6x42 Bushnell Trophy XLT is illuminated. The dot is real fine. Isn't real bright but the P3 reticule is plenty good for daylight without a bright dot.
The 42mm objective lens and 30mm tube make it nice for ID of target in dim light or moonlight.
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 5:59:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Casper507:
The 1.5-6x42 Bushnell Trophy XLT is illuminated. The dot is real fine. Isn't real bright but the P3 reticule is plenty good for daylight without a bright dot.
The 42mm objective lens and 30mm tube make it nice for ID of target in dim light or moonlight.


Same idea here, except I went with the Zeiss Conquest Duralyt 1.2-5x36. The 1.2x is close enough to 1x to work for me with both eyes open. The 36mm objective gives a larger exit pupil with the 5x, without the extra weight of a 42mm objective.
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 6:22:43 AM EDT
I love my Burris Tac-30.
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 11:47:56 AM EDT
Really like my Burris Mtac
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 4:46:05 PM EDT
I really dig my Leatherwood CMR.



Link Posted: 1/18/2013 7:32:07 AM EDT
Thanks for the advice guys.

I did what anyone would do in this situation: I went with the one no one recommended of all my choices, the Bushnell 1-4x Trophy XLT. I'm quite happy with it, the glass is nice and clear, fisheye effect is almost non-existent.

The reticle is a 4A, black crosshairs with a single red dot in the center. Even came with Butler creek switch flip-cap. I'm happy with it(for now!).
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 7:39:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By chmodx:
Thanks for the advice guys.

I did what anyone would do in this situation: I went with the one no one recommended of all my choices, the Bushnell 1-4x Trophy XLT. I'm quite happy with it, the glass is nice and clear, fisheye effect is almost non-existent.

The reticle is a 4A, black crosshairs with a single red dot in the center. Even came with Butler creek switch flip-cap. I'm happy with it(for now!).


LOL. Good choice for a decent inexpensive scope. I often see it recommended. Congrats!
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 11:33:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2013 1:21:30 PM EDT by mrdci]
I'm debating on the Vortex PST , Burris XTR myself. I'm still looking and probably wont make a decision till the next gun show to check out both scopes. But I like the reticles but I'm still looking for other options.

Vortex PST
http://www.riflescopes.webyshops.com/images/Vortex/VORTEX-Viper-PST-1-4x24-Riflescope-TMCQ-MRAD-Reticle-PST-14ST-M-Pic4.jpg

Burris XTR
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/derek45/AR/BurrisCrossHair.jpg

Link Posted: 1/21/2013 5:40:57 PM EDT
I have had first hand experience with both the Vortex PST 1-4 and the Konus M30. I will start off first by saying, I mounted my brand new Konus M30 on my rifle and within 2 boxes of ammunition (under 40 rounds) the reticle was walking clock wise. I took it back and got a refund from the dealer and picked up a Vortex PST 1-4 and never looked back. It is by far going to be your best value / quality when on a budget. I picked mine up LNIB from the EE for $400 shipped...
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