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Old May 18th, 2017, 04:12 PM   #16
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I will purchasing one of these soon. I had the first gen 2.5-10 picked out as the one I wanted, but now I see there is a gen II. If a few more folks could fill in with their option on if the gen II is better or not, I would really appreciate it!
I have both the Gen1 and 2 models and the gen 2 is lightyears ahead in difference.

The eyebox is way more forgiving, and the light transmission is now even better.

At 2x you can come really close to using it like a RDS with BAC(Bindon aiming concept) or both eyes open.

The gen 1's were going for around $799 when they were in demand so for a $150 more you get a gen 2.

Of course I'm seeing a couple places selling the gen 1 models for around $550 lately and that's pretty much a steel.

I'm thinking to myself that now that I own a gen 2 model I wouldn't pay no more than $550 for a gen 1 which was what I picked it up for to put on my M1A.

I think as soon as I can afford it though I'm going to be upgrading it to the Gen 2.

I will say that the PST 2.5-10X32 has always been one of my favorite optics and now that there is a gen 2 out it is still going to continue to be one of my favorites.

Are there other optics out there that are way more quality in every way?

Yes there definitely are and I own a couple of them but like I said for me the PST 2.5-10X32 has always been a great kind of do it all option.

Maybe not for everyone but for me it has been.

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Old May 18th, 2017, 04:14 PM   #17
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I have both the Gen1 and 2 models and the gen 2 is lightyears ahead in difference.

The eyebox is way more forgiving, and the light transmission is now even better.

At 2x you can come really close to using it like a RDS with BAC(Bindon aiming concept) or both eyes open.

The gen 1's were going for around $799 when they were in demand so for a $150 more you get a gen 2.

Of course I'm seeing a couple places selling the gen 1 models for around $550 lately and that's pretty much a steel.

I'm thinking to myself that now that I own a gen 2 model I wouldn't pay no more than $550 for a gen 1 which was what I picked it up for to put on my M1A.

I think as soon as I can afford it though I'm going to be upgrading it to the Gen 2.

I will say that the PST 2.5-10X32 has always been one of my favorite optics and now that there is a gen 2 out it is still going to continue to be one of my favorites.

Are there other optics out there that are way more quality in every way?

Yes there definitely are and I own a couple of them but like I said for me the PST 2.5-10X32 has always been a great kind of do it all option.

Maybe not for everyone but for me it has been.
I will also add that I compared my 2 PST Gen2's/ one 3-15x44 and the 2-10x32 to a more expensive higher-quality Japanese made optic and I could barely tell the difference in glass quality.

As a matter of fact the PST won out in light gathering capability.

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Old May 19th, 2017, 07:06 AM   #18
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Thanks guys!

Can the gen 2 still be mounted as low at the gen 1? It looks to be a larger diameter in the rear.

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Old May 19th, 2017, 02:44 PM   #19
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I've had this one for about four years now. Love it...











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Can the gen 2 still be mounted as low at the gen 1? It looks to be a larger diameter in the rear.
The Gen 2 eyepiece is larger in diameter than the Gen 1 so it will depend on what mount you are using and how high it sits.

Right now I'm testing out a Vltor CASV rail and with medium Nightforce rings a gen 2 ocular would be too close to the rear sight.

My gen 1 I have in it right now will only let the elevation go up 11 clicks from bottom.

Going to test out the whole set up this weekend and see how it does.

If it's a no go for me I will be returning to a Bassett or Sadlak mount.

No biggie for me as I like to tinker with things all the time to see what works and what doesn't.

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You sir......................owe me a new keyboard!!

I just drooled all over it!!

Sweet rifle and set up!!

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You sir......................owe me a new keyboard!!

I just drooled all over it!!

Sweet rifle and set up!!
I have the same scope on my 20" precision AR build... I think they are Vortex's best scope in the PST line.


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I already picked up the the arms #18 mount and the low throw lever rings in anticipation of getting the scope. Does anyone know if the gen II will clear the rear sight with those?

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I already picked up the the arms #18 mount and the low throw lever rings in anticipation of getting the scope. Does anyone know if the gen II will clear the rear sight with those?
That's a pretty low to the receiver combo so unless someone who has that exact same setup chimes in you will just have to try it and see.

It may clear but you may have to turn down your rear sight elevation.

I know with the Vltor mount which is lower than the SA and Sadlak mounts just cleared the ocular bell on my gen 1 and I could only raise the rear sight up 11 clicks total from bottom.

I think on average most have to adjust their rear sight from bottom to around 8 clicks and-up sometimes to zero for most distances. Not 100% sure about that one though.

The ocular on my gen 2 is much larger than the gen 1. I know this because you cannot use the same throw-lever on them. The throw lever is larger in diameter for the gen 2's. It's also pretty obvious when comparing them both side by side and I own both models.

All-n-all you will be very happy with that PST gen 2. 2-10x32.

I love both my gen 1 and 2, but the gen 2 is a huge improvement over the gen 1.

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