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Help picking scope

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Forum Name: Varmint Scopes
Forum Description: Critter gittin' scopes
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Topic: Help picking scope
Posted By: kelleyboxer
Subject: Help picking scope
Date Posted: February/04/2016 at 10:16

I'm buying a new scope and I've narrowed it down to these two.

Zeiss 5-25x50 Conquest HD5 Rifle Scope

Vortex 6-24x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope

What would you guys recommend for a ar-15 223 between these two?




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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/04/2016 at 10:20
For.....what? 

Application, distance, etc.? 

Welcome to Optics Talk. 


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Posted By: kelleyboxer
Date Posted: February/04/2016 at 10:39
I have a trip coming up where we will be hunting praire dogs. I would want to at least be able to hit them at 300 yards or more.


Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: February/04/2016 at 10:41
Is the Vortex PST the 1st focal plane or the 2nd?


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Posted By: kelleyboxer
Date Posted: February/04/2016 at 10:47
1st


Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: February/04/2016 at 10:51
For shooting PDs around 300yds, I think the Conquest would be fine and would have an edge over the Viper PST in glass. However the Viper will have more adjustment in elevation, and if it's the 1st focal plane, will be a little more versatile if it has a Mil type reticle.


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A democracy is 2 wolves and a sheep voting on what's for lunch. A republic is a well armed sheep disputing the results.
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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: February/04/2016 at 10:54
Oh yeah, welcome to the OTHowdy


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A democracy is 2 wolves and a sheep voting on what's for lunch. A republic is a well armed sheep disputing the results.
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Posted By: kelleyboxer
Date Posted: February/04/2016 at 10:56
Thank you!!!


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/04/2016 at 11:06


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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: February/04/2016 at 11:08
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:


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A democracy is 2 wolves and a sheep voting on what's for lunch. A republic is a well armed sheep disputing the results.
--Benjamin Franklin


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: February/04/2016 at 11:40
BF, I'm killing you today, ain't I? 

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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: February/04/2016 at 11:51
Your on a roll.


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A democracy is 2 wolves and a sheep voting on what's for lunch. A republic is a well armed sheep disputing the results.
--Benjamin Franklin


Posted By: kickin45
Date Posted: February/18/2016 at 23:55
If you want exceptional quality glass, repeatability, zero stop, and a varmint reticle, I'd go for the Zeiss HD5. One of the best scope purchases I've ever made. I never have jumped on the Vortex bandwagon. Not saying they are bad scopes. I think the features they have are great. But when I'm looking at a tangerine sized head sticking out of the ground at 300+ yards, I want the cleanest, clearest brightest glass I can get. That's the HD5

Good luck


Posted By: 03mossy
Date Posted: February/19/2016 at 05:30
I have a Leupold VX3 6.5-20x40 long range with the varmint hunters reticle. I simply love it out on a prairie dog town. Couldn't imagine a better scope/reticle combo.



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