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Old April 8th, 2017, 09:04 PM   #1
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Vortex PST 2.5-10X32

Vortex PST 2.5-10X32

I have owned one of these before and was really happy with it on an AR platform but was just curious to see if anyone has had one of these mounted on their M1A for a period of time and can attest to its durability for handling the
punishing recoil of the M1A.

I am using a CASM mount

I know Vortex has a great warranty and everything but I am just wondering if anyone has owned one of these and how many rounds they have through it.

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Old April 8th, 2017, 10:35 PM   #2
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Yes. Currently running one on my low pic Bassett. When mounting the rings...make sure you push forward on the rings when screwing the bolts tight.
I have the gen 1 EBR-1 reticle. I like it better, it seems like the new gen 2 ebr-4 reticle makes the variability of the scope superfluous.
I like using the turrets.

Good luck...ps, make sure your scope tracks. That's what will go wrong with the viper pst. Some are great, some don't track worth a darn.

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Yes. Currently running one on my low pic Bassett. When mounting the rings...make sure you push forward on the rings when screwing the bolts tight.
I have the gen 1 EBR-1 reticle. I like it better, it seems like the new gen 2 ebr-4 reticle makes the variability of the scope superfluous.
I like using the turrets.

Good luck...ps, make sure your scope tracks. That's what will go wrong with the viper pst. Some are great, some don't track worth a darn.
I've heard that about the tracking with them before, but have never had that problem with myself and I've owned a few of them.

How long have you had yours mounted up and fired? I've owned a couple of these and they always seemed kind of delicate because of their light weight.

Have only had them mounted on my ARs before and was wondering how they would hold up on an M1A

The new Gen ll models seem like they're a lot more beefy, but I can't shell out the extra $ for one and I found a smoking deal on the Gen l 2.5-10x.

I own two of the Gen ll 3-15x44's and they are heavier and feel twice as beefy as a 4-16x that I owned.

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Old April 9th, 2017, 07:14 AM   #4
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I've had it mounted on my Loaded for 3 years. I shoot every other Sat. probably putting 150-200 rounds through it. I have had the Loaded for 4 years....approx. 2500 rounds through it with the scope attached, the other 1000 with irons.
No problems.
I recently took it off and put it on my RPR until I get enough money for the RPR's scope. Plus, it gives me another summer shooting irons again. I shot yesterday and forgot how much fun one can have shooting irons.

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I've had it mounted to my Loaded for 3 years. I shoot every other Sat. probably putting 150-200 rounds through it. I have had the Loaded for 4 years....approx. 2500 rounds through it with the scope and the other 1000 in the first year shooting irons.
No problems.
I recently took it off and put it on my RPR until I get enough money for the RPR's scope. Plus, it gives me another summer shooting irons again. I shot yesterday and forgot how much fun one can have shooting irons.

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Excellent, looks like they do hold up.

I sometimes wonder about the theory that M1A's destroy scopes, because it's kind of rare where you actually hear it happening. Not that I don't believe they are brutal,, but I wonder if it just happens with really cheap scopes.

That's the only bummer about the CASM mount is that I'm not going to be able to use my irons anymore.

It does have a peep at the back which I may end up tweaking around with a little bit to see if I can make it useful. Worse comes to worse I've got my Knights armament rear sights I can always play around with on my ARs.

The are more precise and remind me of the rear peep on the M1A.

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Old April 9th, 2017, 07:39 AM   #6
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Nice. Is that CASM mount easily removable?
I was recently given a smokin deal on an ACOG for my M4. HOLY Smokes! Let's just put it this way, I will never buy anything else for an AR style rifle.
With the Mbus rear sight attached I had to lean to far forward for a proper sight picture and my nose was touching the charging handle. I kept getting my nose slightly bumped after each shot. After about 10 shots I had had enough. Took off the rear sight.


I think improperly mounted ones take a hit. Even the ones with something loose inside will eventually break if mounted on an M1A, just sooner.
The rifle that absolutely eats scopes for breakfast is the FAL...or as I refer to it now after reading the post about the guy who showed pictures of his FAL to a co worker..........."Very Rifle".
Funny story, my lady and I went to the St. Paul gun show and saw an FAL and the first thing she said to me was,...Hey babe, that's "Very Rifle". The guy selling it thought we were idiots. One of those couples.. inside jokes... had to be there moments.


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The CASM amount is permanent unfortunately and the rear sight has to be removed because it mounts right in the rear sight channel which make it so solid of a mount.

My SAI receiver is a little out of spec I think because even when I used a Bassett mount it still looked like it was more off to the left of center of the bore.

The CASM lines up perfect because of it's mounting in the rear sight channel.


Those Acog's are really nice and built like tanks and I don't think there is any rifle out there that exist that would destroy one of those. I have read stories of guys getting hit with IED's with those mounted on their rifles and they still worked afterward.

They do make mounts for those that will extend it back toward your eyes more so you can still use your rear BUIS.

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Yeah, I was looking at a few other mounting options. What has me is the Arms 19 QD mount that came with it.
Time will tell what I do. For now it's leaving the mbus rear sight off.

Take it easy Gman.

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FWIW, "nose to the charging handle" is a very common head position among military shooters with the M16 series. It's one way to get a consistent head position for each shot. I use it for some positions, not all, offhand for target shooting my head is further back. For fast CQB type stuff, nose is on the charging handle.

This may not work for everyone, depending on their height, neck length, arm length, etc. The charging handle will bump your nose... so what... the recoil spring also goes "boing."

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Old April 25th, 2017, 04:07 PM   #10
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Ended up going with the vortex PST.

Found a smoking deal on them at Euro optic for $549.

These usually go for 700 –$799.

Photo below of her mounted up on my Vltor camo painted stock.


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Looks good! Is that a FFP scope, or second focal plane?

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Looks good! Is that a FFP scope, or second focal plane?
Thanks man!

It's FFP gen 1

I also have the newer gen ll FFP model and they are a huge improvement over the gen 1 even though I have always been really impressed with the gen 1's.

I also own the gen ll 3-15x44 SFP and am very very happy with it.

I compared the glass on my Gen ll's to a more expensive Japan made optic and I thought the gen ll had better light transmission and clarity.

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Light transmission is something seldom mentioned on this forum in general. While it is one of the most important features to me. If you can't see at dawn and dusk it isn't that useful for what use them for.

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Light transmission is something seldom mentioned on this forum in general. While it is one of the most important features to me. If you can't see at dawn and dusk it isn't that useful for what use them for.
Agreed!!

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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!

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