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#5706979 - 04/19/15 01:22 AM Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500
TexasWoodrow Offline
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Registered: 07/12/11
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I'm looking into buying a Vortex Viper 6-24X50 PST for long range shooting.

Vortex Viper 6-24X50 PST Review

I am building a rifle for 1000 yard target shooting. It will go on my 260 rem build. I keep finding the Vortex for $950. How does it match up for 1000 yard stuff against the Bushnell Elite 6500 4.5-30X50 at the same price, or the Leupold VX-6 4-24X53 at $1400? How do they compare in quality and function. Any knowledge would help about how they compare before I spend the cash.

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#5707787 - 04/19/15 08:00 PM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: TexasWoodrow]
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Registered: 10/11/09
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The VX-6 is not a long range scope. It most likely has superior glass but does not have the mechanics needed for long range. Leupolds long range offerings are the MK series. Mk4, mk6, and mk8 if your rich.

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#5707879 - 04/19/15 09:00 PM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: TexasWoodrow]
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My VX6 tracks great. No issue what so ever.
Glass is great.
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#5707889 - 04/19/15 09:06 PM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: NewJeep]
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Originally Posted By: NewJeep
My VX6 tracks great. No issue what so ever.
Glass is great.


What reticle does it have?
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#5707901 - 04/19/15 09:13 PM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: TexasWoodrow]
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TMOA
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#5708176 - 04/20/15 05:44 AM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: TexasWoodrow]
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One thing that is for certain is the Leupold and Bushnell will have the edge in glass quality. As far as other aspects go the group really is kinda split as you have the pst that has tons of features while the other 2 are mostly hunting scopes.
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#5708203 - 04/20/15 06:21 AM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: TexasWoodrow]
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What about Nightforce SHV? Optics are a lot better than Vortex, the best mechanicals, and plenty of internal adj. just over $1200.
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#5708330 - 04/20/15 08:12 AM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: TexasWoodrow]
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Your looking at the wrong Bushnell. Elite Tactical 3.5-21x50 is what you need to look at. up
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#5708409 - 04/20/15 09:15 AM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: NewJeep]
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Registered: 09/26/09
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Loc: Denton,Tx
Originally Posted By: NewJeep
My VX6 tracks great. No issue what so ever.
Glass is great.


The VX6's come with CDS knobs and I believe you can request a M1(moa)knob instead of a custom dial. With the TMOA reticle, I think its a very nice hunting scope that can be used for long range shooting also. confused2 But I'm no expert....

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#5708416 - 04/20/15 09:20 AM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: Drop Tine]
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Originally Posted By: Drop Tine
Originally Posted By: NewJeep
My VX6 tracks great. No issue what so ever.
Glass is great.


The VX6's come with CDS knobs and I believe you can request a M1(moa)knob instead of a custom dial. With the TMOA reticle, I think its a very nice hunting scope that can be used for long range shooting also. confused2 But I'm no expert....


Some people believe if it doesn't look tacticool it wont work for long range duties. LOL
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#5708455 - 04/20/15 09:50 AM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: NewJeep]
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MOA sucks.
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#5708458 - 04/20/15 09:53 AM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: TexasWoodrow]
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Registered: 12/13/14
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Loc: dfw
Gen 1 razor for 1300. Lrhs for 1k, hdmr with g2 reticle about 1100, etc, etc.

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#5708576 - 04/20/15 11:04 AM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: FiremanJG]
NewJeep Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
MOA sucks.


You are entitled to your opinion
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#5708658 - 04/20/15 12:10 PM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: NewJeep]
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Originally Posted By: NewJeep
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
MOA sucks.


You are entitled to your opinion


grin
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#5709890 - 04/21/15 10:15 AM Re: Vortex Viper PST vs Leupold VX-6 vs Bushnell Elite 6500 [Re: TexasWoodrow]
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Registered: 07/05/13
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Vortex everyday and twice on Sunday. I bought a used Vortex Viper 6-24x50 FFP for 650! What a steal, also bought same scope but in 4-16x50 for 600 used, another great deal.

I sent the 4-16x50 into Vortex to check out because it had some dings and scratches, they sent it back in a week. The note said the tube was damaged so they gave me a brand new scope, that is amazing customer service and they won my business.

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