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I've decided to rescope my AR with a lower powered scope (it has a 3-9x40 on it now) and have narrowed my choices to the scopes below (with a heavy lean for the Vortex).  I've looked through both of them, but if I could put the Leupold reticle on the Vortex...it would be an easy decision.  

Anyway...does anyone have any experience with either one?  I'm a little nervous the Vortex reticle will be tough to pick up in bright conditions.  The Leupold is about as high as I want to go price wise.  If anyone has another suggestion...I'm all ears.

Vortex 1-4x24 Viper PST 30mm Rifle ScopeVortex 1-4x24 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - PST14STA
  • Matte
  • TMCQ MOA Reticle
  • 30mm
  • .50 MOA Adjustments
$499.95


Leupold 1.25-4x20 VX-R Patrol 30mm RiflescopeLeupold 1.25-4x20 VX-R Patrol 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - LEU113769
  • Matte
  • FireDot SPR
  • 30mm
  • 1-Button Illumination
  • Motion Sensor
  • Index Matched Lens Coatings
  • Lead-Free Edge-Blackened Lenses
$579.95

Am I good to go with this mount height-wise?

American Defense AD-RECON 30mm Scope MountAmerican Defense AD-RECON 30mm Scope Mount
Stock # - ADRECON30
  • Black
  • 30mm
  • Dual Levers
  • 1.510" Height 
 
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I got impatient and went ahead and ordered the Viper with a SFWA S.S.A.L.T AD Recon 1-piece mount.










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Too bad Bushnell is coming out with a 1-4 x 24 that looks very promising

http://www.bushnell.com/tactical/rifle-scopes/ar-optics/1-4x-24mm-throw-down-pcl


Has lots of features

FFP

BTR-1 reticle

True 1x

Illuminated (Tech support says it's "daylight bright" but maybe like the Vortex

Throw lever





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Looks interesting.
I own 3 Elites and haven't had a single problem with them. If these are as good as the Elites they'll do well. One thing I noticed is they don't come with Rainguard...would be a big plus if they did.

This will be my first Vortex and I've heard nothing but good things about em, so I'm anxious to get a hold of it.
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I was thinking about the same 2 scopes, but I ended up with an IOR 1.5-8x26.
I think you did well with the Vortex. Let us know what you think about it.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

I was thinking about the same 2 scopes, but I ended up with an IOR 1.5-8x26.
I think you did well with the Vortex. Let us know what you think about it.

It shipped today so it won't be long.



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Got the Viper mounted up last night...this thing is nice. I'm digging the 1x where I can use both eyes. My only small complaint would be the size of the reticle...it could be a tad bigger, definitely not a deal-breaker though (the illumination makes up for the reticle size).

Time will tell but I think this is going to be a good setup.


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I love my Viper PST 1-4.  
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I am also looking at these two scopes, I think the Viper maybe the better one ? I do like the VX-R also
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SWFA SS HD 1-4x24 Tactical 30mm RiflescopeSWFA SS HD 1-4x24 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SSHD14X24T
  • Matte Black Finish
  • First Focal Plane Illuminated T (Post/Mil-Scale)
  • 30mm Tube
  • .10 Mrad
  • HD Model
  • Exposed Turrets
$799.95
SWFA SS HD 1-4x24 Tactical 30mm RiflescopeSWFA SS HD 1-4x24 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SSHD14X24D
  • Matte Black Finish
  • First Focal Plane Illuminated Donut (Circle/Mil-Scale)
  • 30mm Tube
  • .10 Mrad
  • HD Model
  • Exposed Turrets
$799.95
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Hello,

Wondering if I might solicit some further debate on the best 1x-4x. In addition to the three scopes posted here I am also considering the following:

Burris MTAC or the TAC 30

Leupold MOD AR (Don't like the smaller size?)

Vortex Viper PST

Millet DMS

Leatherwood CMS

Had a chance the other day to look through a Millet DMS and then a Trijicon Accupoint. Really bummed about the difference between the two in clarity and brightness but the Trijicon is two or three times the money. Hoping I can stay under $500 and I would like to stay with the larger tube like the Millet and the Trijicon have. Not sure if the Burris and Vortex models have the larger tube size or not, can't find one locally.

Thanks for your input...


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If you could go to $680 there are several of the SS 1-4s on the sample list. 
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Like I said above...I went with the Viper PST and love it so far.  

If I had the funds, I probably would've went the SS 1-4 but I'm happy with Viper.


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The Viper should be a good choice. One that I like that doesnt get a lot of attention is this one.
Leupold 1.5-5x20 VX-3 30mm Riflescope Leupold 1.5-5x20 VX-3 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - LEU67830
  • Matte
  • Illuminated Duplex
  • 30mm
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
$599.95 
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The Mk 4 version of the same thing with different reticle is a lot more money.
Leupold 1.5-5x20 Mark 4 MR/T 30mm Riflescope Leupold 1.5-5x20 Mark 4 MR/T 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - LEU67905
  • Matte
  • Illuminated Special Purpose Reticle
  • 30mm
  • M2 Target Knobs
$899.95
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