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Howdy fellas , I am working on a new long range rig and I am eyeballing the PST . This scope Is going on a 7mm mag in a long range package that will have a finished weight of about 16 lbs unloaded for long range target and hunting out to 1200yds.

Here is my concerns prioritized in the order they are humbly  asked .

1. How is the tracking, there is no room for error in this department  

2. Turret function and readability/ audibility

3. Ruggedness and warranty

4. Optical clarity/ Brightness  (yes this is last  I am more interested in the scopes precision )

My most recent LRT rig is a 260rem  it has a ss3-15 and though I shoot it at similar ranges I find it lacking magnification past 800yds

If the pst will track like the ss I'm onboard.

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What is your budget?

I have owned three PST's over the last three years including the 6-24.  The only one I have left is the 2.5-10x32.  The PST's are pretty good scopes in their price range but I found that both the 4-16 and the 6-24 had a very narrow eye box at higher magnifications and image quality was not that great either.  If you can find someone with the 6-24 I would suggest that you spend some time behind it.  I replaced the PST's with a SS 5-20 and am very happy that I did, it has a better eye box, the image quality is better and has one of the best warranties around.


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That is what I was wanting to know ! I have herd that the clarity was lacking and now the eye box thing combined that my learning about the limited adjustment range has me thinking I should be looking elsewhere . The fact that you shucked them for a something better speaks to me.


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If you already running a SS. I doubt you'll be impressed with the PST. I would suggest the SS 5-20 as well, or maybe the Bushnell 3.5-21.
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I have a MRAD 6-24 PST SFP on my Browning A-Bolt in 300 WSM and I'm pretty happy with it so far.

At it's price point and feature set I did not expect it to have premium glass.  But I had looked through a friend's gun with the same scope and found it plenty acceptable.

I do not find the eyebox restrictive at all until you get to the top power levels.

I have a Zeiss Conquest MC 4.5-14x44 as well and in my opinion the glass is very close on the Viper and the eyebox is better at 14x on the Viper than on the Conquest.

I attribute that to the Conquest being at it's max power and the Viper being right in the middle.

I chose the 6-24 vs 4-16 for the Viper figuring most situations I would be using somewhere between 6-16 power which would be in the sweet spot of the scopes power ranges.

I have not hunted at any ranges beyond 130 yards yet but plan to do some longer range shooting and, possibly, hunting in the future.  I would never have the power set above 16 anyway for anything but target shooting since it kills your FOV.

I've found the glass quality and eyebox to be surprisingly good considering the price vs feature set.  The build quality, reticle, illumination and turrets all seem to work very well so the lack of premium glass is just the compromise for not spending considerably more money.

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