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Old February 28th, 2017, 03:40 PM   #1
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Trying to decide between scopes, need some direction

I am looking at picking up a new scope on Wednesday and am torn. Last spring I purchased a Vortex PST FFP 6x24x50(MOA) and was looking to add another as I am happy with the scope. Sadly the Gen 2 is not yet available in Canada so I am now back looking at other scopes.

I have narrowed it down to a Vortex Viper HS LR XLR FFP(MOA) and a Bushnell ERS 6x24x50 FFP G2 reticle in MIL. I am comfortable with MOA and all my other scopes are MOA, that is what has me leaning to Vortex but I don't love the 1/2 MOA elevation. That said I am not familiar with MIL and will have to learn it all over again. It may or may not end up on one of my M1a's, only time will tell! Advice please? :)

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Old February 28th, 2017, 03:48 PM   #2
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Wait until you can get the one you want. Anything else is just a temporary substitute.

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Old February 28th, 2017, 04:00 PM   #3
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Take a look at Athlon, they make some really nice scopes. I own three of them.

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Old February 28th, 2017, 04:15 PM   #4
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Those two are OK, Vortex has more adjustment range but Bushnell is made in japan and has illumination.

If you can find a bushnell HDMR or LRHS then those are both great but higher priced.

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As Hobo said, wait. Getting the one you want and have probably put a lot of thought into will be worth the wait. Usually when I have rushed and gotten something I didnt truly want I ended up selling what I got at a loss and have to wait double the time for what I did want.

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I have two mil/mil scopes. Easiest to remember is 1 mil is 1/1000 distance two your target. 1 mil at 100 yards is .001 yards or 3.6". My scopes are in .1 mil adjustments or .36" at 100 yards. Aproximately 3 clicks per MOA. But I'd wait until that scope you truly want comes available.

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Old February 28th, 2017, 06:58 PM   #8
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Optics is not the place to settle, save up and get what you really want.

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What wasted ammo said is correct ,wait until what you want is available .

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After more reading, the Milrad idea is opening up to me. As more and more makers seem to be offering more mil/miles scopes maybe now is the time to break down and quit fighting it........ Going to do some shopping today to see.....

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I am becoming a believer in KISS (Keep It Stupid Simple). Standardizing on a model of scope will make for a zero (0) learning curve. Nothing against learning new stuff but if it is a potential defensive or hunting piece of gear I would 'go with what you know'. Plus, a failure of one unit could be quickly overcome by swapping in the second if desired.

Ask yourself if there is anything substantial to be gained by going in another direction?

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Old March 1st, 2017, 02:49 PM   #12
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After all the advice, I went and looked around today at a couple places. I also found a PST to compare to the Bushnell and after looking at almost everything in my price range I went with the bushy tactical elite 6x24x50. I thought long and hard on it and figured since almost everything is available in Mils and only some are available in MOA, then it's time for this not so old dog to learn something new. So Mils it is !! Thanks for the suggestions fellas, I'll let you know how everything works out.
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Wait until you can get the one you want. Anything else is just a temporary substitute.

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This is an absolute fact. I wish I just saved up and bought the rifle I really wanted first, and the scope I really wanted first. Would've saved me a lot of money in the long run.
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