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Hi all, looking for some good input to help make up my ever so changing mind. I currently have a Leupold VX-3 4.5-14 B&C reticle with M1 turrets great setup for hunting and quick distance shooting. I recently compared it to a couple other scopes I have. A IOR 6-24, Burris 4.5-16 sig and the Leupy. I was very surprised with the results. Here's what my eyes saw the IOR took the lead in all respects all though it's finicky. The Burris was decidedly clearer than the Leupy it completely destroyed all the hype I had believed for years about Leupold, in fact it was very close to the IOR still a difference in the two but not sure the extra money would be worth the difference. Were the Burris fell on its face was low light conditions which is where the Leupy shined, not exactly a fair comparison because the Burris is a 1" tube with 44mm OBJ and the Leupy 30MM with 50mm OBJ. I sold the IOR, there just not the bargain they used to be IMO. I am thinking about selling the Leupy and getting the VIPER PST 6-24. I like the features of the PST and hear the glass is better. I have been following them for years but have read allot of reviews and I am little timid. I'd say about half the reviews I've read have been somewhat negative and it would appear that even with an amazing warranty the quality still seems to be a little hit or miss. I would hate to sell it and get something that doesn't work as well as the leupy mechanically. I sure would like a little more magnification illumination and better glass. So here's the question can anyone tell me if it's worth it. The Optic is for a 6.5 Creedmoor AR10 I have aspirations of shooting a 1000 + yards if I can ever find a range long enough.

Thanks for your help!

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Originally posted by odin odin wrote:

I currently have a Leupold VX-3 4.5-14 B&C reticle with M1 turrets great setup for hunting and quick distance shooting....I am thinking about selling the Leupy and getting the VIPER PST 6-24.

You will be very happy with the swap.  In my opinion, it's an upgrade all the way around.
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