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I'm sorry guys, from the 5 pages I read through already I know this gets asked a LOT but I have narrowed my search down to 3 scopes. It will be used for coyotes, crows, stray cats and paper punching out to 300. Its going on an AR with a RRA 20" Predator Pursuit upper. 

VX-III CDS 4.5X14X40AO
I was leaning towards the the VX3 just due to size and weight since I carry that heavy thing around a lot. 


Nikon Monarch 4x16x44
I have the very same Monarch on my 270WSM and love it so I thought about just sticking with it so its the same on each firearm I pick up.

Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5x16x42
I just started looking at the Bushy. Never been a fan of theirs in the past but being able to dial all the way down to 2.5x really got me thinking

Glass on all 3 should be pretty much the same. (Of the 1st 2 I think the edge slightly goes to the VX3) I have never looked through a 6500 so any help there would be appreciated. I am out of the country currently and cant just go down to my local store and check them out. I currently have an off brand 3x9 on it and I def want more than a 3x9 so please dont recommend a 3x9

What do you guys think? What would you choose? Why? Any info on the 6500 would be appreciated as well.

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First off, i don't think shooting stray cats is a wise move, they should be delt with by calling animal control.
 
Are you really that worried about weight?  I know you mention that but youre already dealing with a rather bulky upper?  I am just curious.  With an AR you have to have an AR specific mount to get decent check weld so you'll have room for a 50obj that will help you in low light situations if you ever plan on shooting in those.   The Minox ZA5 3-15x50 gets good reviews and has glass very compariable to the zeiss conquest.   Given your scopes you listed and the price range here are a few I'd pick over any of those you listed.
Weaver 3-15x50 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope Weaver 3-15x50 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - WEA800363
  • Matte
  • Illuminated EMDR
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • First Focal Plane Reticle
$699.95 
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Vortex 4-16x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope Vortex 4-16x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - PST416S1M
  • Matte
  • EBR-1 Mil Reticle
  • 30mm
  • .10 Mil Adjustments
$699.95 
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Minox 3-15x50 ZA5 Riflescope Minox 3-15x50 ZA5 Riflescope
Stock # - MIN66520
  • Matte
  • Mino-Plex
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
$568.95 
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I already have an AR mount on the rifle and you could def fit a 50mm on there. I have been curious about some of the higher end scopes from Vortex. I'm just wondering how those turrets would be out hunting. I could see them getting snagged on clothing and caught up in the sling etc. I am reading up on Minox now. I had never heard of them till I became a mbr on here.


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I have a viper PST now, i don't think i'd ever worry with the turrets moving on me.  That  said a quick glance at them will confirm they are still on zero and youre good to go.  I've never had mine turn on me unintentionally, they are crisp and firm.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I have a viper PST now, i don't think i'd ever worry with the turrets moving on me.  That  said a quick glance at them will confirm they are still on zero and youre good to go.  I've never had mine turn on me unintentionally, they are crisp and firm.
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Would the glass in the Viper HS 4-16X50 be the same as the Tactical version. The more I look at the Tactical version the less and lees i want to mess with Mil adjustments


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they have this one in MOA if you don't like mil -
Vortex 4-16x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope Vortex 4-16x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - PST416S1A
  • Matte
  • EBR-1 MOA Reticle
  • 30mm
  • .25 MOA Adjustments
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i think, keyword think, the glass is the same, Vortex does have excellent customer service though and would be quick to tell you if you really wanted a 100% answer.
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