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Again this will be a short brief review, more will follow with pictures and more details.
 
I put this scope on a heavy 300 win mag because the 6.5-20 viper I had on it was to much magnification.  I like the 4-12 a lot better.  At 100yds i could see my bullet holes clearly.  It held zero fine and never gave me one hic-up.  I really like this scope.  So far this gun has had a SS10X, SS16X, Viper 6.5-20, SS 3-9, and now the Viper 4-12. The 4-12 is by far my favorite on this gun and is there to stay for sure. (this is not taking anything away from those scopes its just my personal favorite) 
 
Pros
- Eye relief, very generous
- Crystal clear picture
- Easy adjustment and positive turret feedback
- mounting room, plenty of scope tube to use for different mounting issues one might have
 
Cons
- pull up zero reset, kinda feels cheap to me but it works
- I didnt' get the 4-12 the first go round Wink
 
 
more to come with pictures.
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Straight from Vortex's website.
Magnification 4-12 x
Objective Lens Diameter 40 mm
Eye Relief 3.1-3.4 inches
Field of View 27.1-9.2 feet/100 yards
Tube Size 1 inch
Turret Style Low capped
Adjustment Graduation 1/4 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 57 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 57 MOA
Parallax Setting 50 yards to Infinity
Length 14.4 inches
Weight 16.6 ounces
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I know I should have shot it before trading the 6.5-20 for it!!! Wink
 
 
BTW I'm loving the 6.5X20 on my 223 varmint.  My older eyes need the extra mag!
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To late no trade backBig Grin  I'll fight you for it now. 
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No need, we're both happy as is!
 
Except now I want a Conquest more than ever!!!!   Thanks for that! Cool
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LOL  bad part is now i want them for all my guns.....
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Good just send my unwanted Viper back....! Wink
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can't wait for the pics, can you try to get some thru-scope ones?
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I will try next time I get to the range.  I can't ever seem to get the camera to line up right to make them work well enough so I didn't try this time around.  But give me some time and I will.  The other pictures should be up later tonight.
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How is the tunnel-vision in this model?
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What tunnel visionWink
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This target was shot at 300yds as well......  I'd say the 12x on the viper in combination with the great glass is more than usable..... what about yall?
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Show off!  Appear that you need look no farther for th eright scope for that set-up.  ExcellentExcellentExcellent
At least until you eyes start to go south like mine!
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Sounds like a bargain. Excellent
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I just checked and SWFA doesn't have any more.  I was gonna get a couple extra for the closet.
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The well has done run dry on the 4-12s???  No more form Vortex!
 
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No more just like that at least.   I'm thinking we may see a 4-16 from them instead.  the 3x ratio may be changed to the 4x like most are starting to use.
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Unfortunately those won't have the same discount though!!! Shocked
 
Pains me to say but I'm sure there is residual stock still out there
with lower volume distributors!   I gotta want it BAD before I'll take that road though!
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I don't ever want stuff that bad.  Hell I am so diehard SWFA that I still bought stuff from them that they couldn't price match because I care about them and would rather give them my money than someone of questionable ethics.  As much as they do for us and provide us I didn't even blink an eye to think about it.
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This has been a test!  A test of the desperate buyer loyalty and values system.  This was only a test! Smile
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