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I think the title says it all but I am on the hunt for a new ELR scope. Been shooting my Creedmoor out to 1000 yards for about 4 years now. Just ordered a .338 Lapua to start reaching out further and I'm looking for glass to put on top that I could use to work myself up to hit at a mile in a couple years. I am hoping to keep it under $2000 for the scope but if a, les say, a recently $2700 scope was marked down and regularly sell for around $2200 (Sig I'm not saying I would not stretch. My current list of what I am looking at is:

Athlon Cronus 4.5-29
Nightforce NXS 5.5-22
Bushnell DMR II 3.5-21
Burris XTR II 5-25
IOR Valadia 6-24
SWFA SS 5-20
Vortex Razor Gen II 4.5-27
Primary Arms Platinum 6-30
Sig Sauer Tango 6 6-30 (Local shop has it for $2199)
Steiner T5Xi 5-25 
Athlon Ares 4.5-27 

I know there are scopes I am not even thinking of and I figured you guys could add to the list or, if there is something I should stop considering, take scopes off the list to narrow it down. 
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You will see gen 1 and gen 2 Kahles K624i discounted into your range, don't even think about it! No, no, no.

Were I in your shoes, the vortex would be near the top of my list.

What's on the present CM?

Shooting prone, or from a bench?
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

You will see gen 1 and gen 2 Kahles K624i discounted into your range, don't even think about it! No, no, no.

Were I in your shoes, the vortex would be near the top of my list.

What's on the present CM?

Shooting prone, or from a bench?

You're telling me to stay away from Kahles correct? Just curious why the Razor is so heavily suggested. Back when the Gen 1 were out, everyone was all about the NXS and the Razor was second rate. Did they really step there game up that much from Gen 1 to 2? I currently have a Vortex PST 6-24 on top of it....it's alright but not my favorite scope. I shoot both from a bench and prone just depends what range (or pasture) I am at shooting. 
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razor II, heavy as elephant but excellent in every other way.

I have shot the DMR and NXS, both excellent scopes but the  razor II is a notch above them I think.

alll 3 should track perfect, but the razor has better features and better glass.

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Others will disagree but I'd go with a SWFA SS 5-20 and spend the rest on good ammo or reloading supplies.  Shooting $5 bills ain't cheap.
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The SS5-20 is indeed a good scope, and there is much truth in the "spend it on ammo" axiom.

The gen2 vortex is superior in almost every way to the gen1. Glass is a huge step up from your PST, as is eye box.

I would also consider the vortex 3-18, I just like the view at 18X much more, easier to get good sight picture.

And you are correct, I recommend you stay far, far away from Kahles.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Others will disagree but I'd go with a SWFA SS 5-20 and spend the rest on good ammo or reloading supplies.  Shooting $5 bills ain't cheap.

If I did not reload I would have never stepped up to a magnum cartridge, those store prices are ridiculous. I cringe at anything over $1 a shot.  
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Originally posted by stork23raz stork23raz wrote:

razor II, heavy as elephant but excellent in every other way.

I have shot the DMR and NXS, both excellent scopes but the  razor II is a notch above them I think.

alll 3 should track perfect, but the razor has better features and better glass.


If I could ever find the scope for $2000 or less I'd probably buy it but it's just a little more than I want to spend.
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Originally posted by SavageHunter11 SavageHunter11 wrote:

Originally posted by stork23raz stork23raz wrote:

razor II, heavy as elephant but excellent in every other way.

I have shot the DMR and NXS, both excellent scopes but the  razor II is a notch above them I think.

alll 3 should track perfect, but the razor has better features and better glass.


If I could ever find the scope for $2000 or less I'd probably buy it but it's just a little more than I want to spend.


i have the 3-18x50 gen ii, i paid $1870(sale) for mine, my friend has the 4.5-27x56 he paid 2000(used) for his. Watch for sales, sample list, and forum sales

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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

https://samplelist.com/catalog/product/view/id/116907/

One on the samplelist now...


Why have I never heard of this sight...welp there goes my tax return lol. Sig Tango 6 6-30 for good price too. 
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