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Well I am new here, and I want to say thanks for all the great information I have already read. (long time lurker:) I have searched a lot but have not been able to find the answer to this question, so here it is:

I am trying to decide on a scope for my 7 SAUM. I hunt at dawn and dusk a lot, mostly overlooking open fields. Well previously i had a Millet TRS-1 tactical. When it got dark enough that I couldn't see my crosshairs, I would turn on the illumination, which would wash out the image and hurt my night vision, even on the dimmest settings.
I am now considering a Sightron SIII 6-24x50 MOA-2 and the Vortex PST 6-24x50. I would love to have the SS 5-20x50, but it is a little outside of my price range. This scope will serve dual purpose as a long range target and hunting scope. Supposedly the Sightron's glass is better, but the Vortex has an illuminated reticle. Sightron's glass won't help me if I can't see my reticle. Which will be better in low light?
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I'd get a Trijicon Accupoint instead. Here is one close to the power range you're interested in. 

http://swfa.com/Trijicon-5-20x50-Accu-Point-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P12887.aspx

If it were me, i'd opt for less weight and money and get this:

http://swfa.com/Trijicon-3-9x40-Accu-Point-Rifle-Scope-P12874.aspx

Imo, these are tough to beat for the price if you are wanting illumination.
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Most say the 6-24X50 Viper PST is the best of the PST line.  I think the specs and features would be great for your uses, and the extra magnification would be nice for your target uses.

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Hey,

I agree that the PST has all the right features. I like everything about it. However, I really want the one that will preform the best in a low light situation. I also want reliable tracking, and Sightron has a great reputation for that.....decisions decisions

I think the Trijicon would be a great scope, but if I were to spent that much money I think I would just pick up a SS 5-20 HD from the classifieds on snipers hide.......
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Originally posted by kennyg kennyg wrote:

Well I am new here, and I want to say thanks for all the great information I have already read. (long time lurker:) I have searched a lot but have not been able to find the answer to this question, so here it is:

I am trying to decide on a scope for my 7 SAUM. I hunt at dawn and dusk a lot, mostly overlooking open fields. Well previously i had a Millet TRS-1 tactical. When it got dark enough that I couldn't see my crosshairs, I would turn on the illumination, which would wash out the image and hurt my night vision, even on the dimmest settings.
I am now considering a Sightron SIII 6-24x50 MOA-2 and the Vortex PST 6-24x50. I would love to have the SS 5-20x50, but it is a little outside of my price range. This scope will serve dual purpose as a long range target and hunting scope. Supposedly the Sightron's glass is better, but the Vortex has an illuminated reticle. Sightron's glass won't help me if I can't see my reticle. Which will be better in low light?
While I believe both are great choices, I would think that the reticle on the SIII is pretty thin for extreme low light situations. I'm in a similar situation myself. I'm deciding between the 5-20x50 trijicon $800 sample list, 6-24x50 SIII $790 local shop and  Bushnell 6500 tactical 4.5-30x50 SWFA price match at $746, if they will actually match that price.
 
Why in the world would guys be selling thier SS 5-20's already, Wow. I may look into that myself. Thank you,
Andrew
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