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I am looking for a scope to top a new Savage 308 and was stuck between a Trijicon 5-20x50 and a Vortex 4-16x50. Now I saw the Horus Vision 4-16x50 and was wondering if this is similar in comparison?
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It's a common problem a lot of us are in the same boat. The Vortex has a lot of promise but not available in big numbers so supply is not up to demand. The Trijicon does one thing best - illumination the down side is its 50 moa of internal adjustment is not ideal. Horus is legend for their special reticles. Then there is the really good stuff  U.S.Optics, Nightforce, Heinsoldt.  You need to be more descriptive in what you intend to do how you hunt what distances is it for target for tactical etc.
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Just mainly shooting in the off season. Where I hunt there are greenfields from 100 to 1000 yards. Now Im not saying that I can shoot that far but I hope to start working my way on up. I would love to have a ss10x hd but I dont think it would be very good for the closer hunting ranges. I have had the ss3-9 and thought it was very nice but dont think it would be good for the longer distances like 6-800. This next scope I would like for it to have a larger objective for low light hunting and good magnification so I can see the paper farther away. I will hunt no farther than 500 yards until dark but will practice out to 1000 with paper if possible. Thanks for your help.
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With a .308 I would look really hard at this Zeiss Conquest while the reticle is similar to the Horus it is not quite as busy and it balistically designed for a .308  so it might be ideal for your use.
I will say that when you want higher magnification for long range and to be able to use the scope in low light you have to dial it down to its lower powers to brighten up the scope. The down side to balistic reticles is the ones in the 2nd focal plane work at the highest power and are not true at lower powers. That makes the horus interesting because it is a first focal plane and would work at all powers the same. But give the Zeiss a look too. I hunted last year with a fixed 6x so I think I could get away with using a 6.5 on the low end but that would be from a stand or fixed position.
Zeiss 6.5-20x50 Conquest Rifle Scope Rapid Z 1000 Zeiss 6.5-20x50 Conquest Rifle Scope
Stock # - ZEI5214509973
  • Matte
  • Rapid Z 1000
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
$1,074.95
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There is a lot to like about the Horus with it having a 1st focal plane reticle.  Check out how it looks on their site it lets you zoom in or out.  
http://www.horusvision.com/reticles.php
Horus 4-16x50 Raptor 30mm Rifle Scope H25 Reticle Horus 4-16x50 Raptor 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - HOROJ0254N
  • Matte
  • H25 Reticle
  • 30mm
  • 1st Focal Plane
  • Side Focus
$839.95
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I have never tested a Horus scope, so I do not have much of an opinion on them.  However, I have some mileage with Horus reticle (H27) in a Leupold scope though.  I also just spent some time looking at different Horus reticle designs at SHOT.

With practice, Horus reticles are fast to use and are a viable alternative to spinning turrets.  However, I found that they work best at high magnification in good light.  In low light and at lower magnifications, I thought they were pretty useless without illumination.

Basically, I would not buy a non-illuminated scope with Horus reticle.

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Thanks for the help.
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Of the ones you mention I would go with a FFP Vortex (I like the MOA reticle).
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What about the 4.5-14x50 Zeiss with rapid z 1000?
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It has great glass and a good reticle, but I prefer to use a MOA reticle in the FFP.
It allows me more versatility and distance.
Again, this is my preference.
There are several ways to "skin the cat" when it comes to shooting distance.
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