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Hey guys, OK, I am switching scopes a bit here and I need more brains to figure this one out Whacko
 
The rifle: Savage .204 Model 12 with a 26" super bull heavy barrel.
 
Falcon Menace 5-25x50
 
OR
 
Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50
 
The price is virtually the same so this is not an issue. My main application is target shooting out to 400+ yards and occasional varmint blow away Sharp Shooter
 
I hear great things about Vortex glass. Information on Falcons is very limited...
 
Thanks!
 
Vlad.
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I have the Menace 4-14 x 44  and it is a very good scope. "so far"

My warranty runs out in 45 months.


I bought it before I had bought any of my Vortex scopes, and if I could do it over again, I'd buy a Vortex.


The glass is good on the Falcon, the clicks are crisp and even, and point of impact does not change with magnification settings. I'm pleased with it, and not bashing Falcon, but I keep stuff forever and a 5 year warranty is weak. 

Here's a decent write up on the menace.

http://www.snipercentral.com/menace4.htm

Please read the caveat at the bottom of the page.

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If it's that close the Vortex warrenty says it all.I have the Vortex your thinking of buying,great scope!
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Both are good choices, but personally I would give the edge to vortex.
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That's what I thought, we have a Vortex crowd going on here... Wink
Thanks all.
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A 5 year warranty tells me they do not have a lot of faith in their product for the long haul.
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vortex. not even close to being a tough decision
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

vortex. not even close to being a tough decision
 
What he said...
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