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#5822582 - 07/08/15 07:42 AM Vortex on sale at Cabelas question
jrg_80 Offline
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Is the Vortex Viper Hs 6-24x50 that's on sale at Cabelas right now rigid enough to withstand the abuse from a 338 Lapua? Thanks

jrg

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#5822598 - 07/08/15 07:52 AM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: jrg_80]
pertnear Offline
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The Vortex lifetime warranty implies it is.
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#5822702 - 07/08/15 08:57 AM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: pertnear]
jrg_80 Offline
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Originally Posted By: pertnear
The Vortex lifetime warranty implies it is.


What it implies is one of two things
1) IF something happens...
2) WHEN something happens...

I prefer to avoid #2 which is why I asked the question. Now, do you(pertnear) have any experience with a Vortex Viper on a magnum caliber rifle or did you just have that bit of FYI to throw out? BSA scopes offer a lifetime warranty, but I'm not considering putting one on a 338 Lapua just because of what's written on paper.

jrg

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#5822716 - 07/08/15 09:05 AM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: jrg_80]
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Didn't see any on sale on their website-is it store only? What price? I'd check Camera Land and OpticsPlanet too, and maybe even call SWFA for price matching.

What are your plans for the rifle? With that much gun I'd be thinking more scope than that, from a features standpoint, at least.
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#5822734 - 07/08/15 09:20 AM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: jrg_80]
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Yes it will. I shot an Armalite 50cal with that scope, it belongs to my cousin. That was 2 years ago and it is still on there.
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#5822748 - 07/08/15 09:30 AM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Didn't see any on sale on their website-is it store only? What price? I'd check Camera Land and OpticsPlanet too, and maybe even call SWFA for price matching.


Perhaps he means MidwayUSA. My circular came in the mail yesterday and lists that scope with the BDC reticle for $329 with free shipping. The add specifies a lifetime factory warranty. I currently have one on a .300 WM and it seems to hold up to the recoil. Its a decent scope for the money, but don't expect Nightforce or S&B quality.
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#5822779 - 07/08/15 09:56 AM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: dawaba]
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Originally Posted By: dawaba
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Didn't see any on sale on their website-is it store only? What price? I'd check Camera Land and OpticsPlanet too, and maybe even call SWFA for price matching.


Perhaps he means MidwayUSA. My circular came in the mail yesterday and lists that scope with the BDC reticle for $329 with free shipping. The add specifies a lifetime factory warranty. I currently have one on a .300 WM and it seems to hold up to the recoil. Its a decent scope for the money, but don't expect Nightforce or S&B quality.


That one looks like a 6.5x-20x

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#5822832 - 07/08/15 10:19 AM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks

What are your plans for the rifle? With that much gun I'd be thinking more scope than that, from a features standpoint, at least.


^^This^^

A more appropriate scope for a .338 LM in the Vortex line would be the Viper PST Mil/Mil 6-24X, or a Vortex Razor.

SS 5-20 X Mil/Mil FFP

Bushnell Elite Tactical line

A one mile rifle should not be held back by a 300 yard scope. Be like putting worn out bias ply tires on a NASCAR stock car.
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#5822887 - 07/08/15 10:57 AM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: jrg_80]
jrg_80 Offline
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It's in the flyer that came out in the mail yesterday, sale starts tomorrow. The one on Midway had a 44mm bell and the one I'm looking at at Cabelas has the 50mm on it.

My intentions its strictly play. I don't have the gun yet(in the works), I'm not a long range guru or competition shooter by any means....but with the deal I can hopefully get my hands on this gun for I might as well not pass on it. For my capabilities, intent, and skill level it's hard for me to justify spending $1500-$2200 on a scope for purposes that I will never use....which is why this scope looked intriguing, just want to know that it'll hold up is all.

Thanks for all the input, please continue to advise.

jrg

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#5822906 - 07/08/15 11:08 AM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: jrg_80]
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If you're not a long range guru, why are you buying a rifle that is built for extreme range (beyond 1000 yards), and not matching the scope to the rifle?

It's like wanting be a pro drag racer and getting straight into a top fuel dragster instead of a 12 second car to learn the basics.

Plus if you don't roll your own ammo for it, it will shoot five dolla bills. If you don't plan to shoot long range with it, might as well buy a 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08, 308 Win and enjoy.

Just trying to wrap my head around this because it doesn't make a lot of sense.
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#5822954 - 07/08/15 11:38 AM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: jrg_80]
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Why does a guy that's never pulled anything in his life besides his pud and drives 20miles round trip to work and home everyday need a f350 4x4? He doesn't use it for its full potential either..... I simply asked if said scope would hold up to a Lapua's recoil, not validate why I'm looking to purchase said gun. Now could this gun be my foot in the door to get me into long range shooting, maybe, but even if it doesn't I'd still like glass on it that will allow me to do what I want to with it.


$ for ammo ain't any more that my 30-378 pills.

jrg

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#5822958 - 07/08/15 11:40 AM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: jrg_80]
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Your money.

I'll stay out of it from here on out. Sorry for the bother.
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#5822985 - 07/08/15 11:54 AM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: jrg_80]
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This all seems rather silly.

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#5823098 - 07/08/15 01:12 PM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
jrg_80 Offline
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG


A more appropriate scope for a .338 LM in the Vortex line would be the Viper PST Mil/Mil 6-24X, or a Vortex Razor.

SS 5-20 X Mil/Mil FFP

Bushnell Elite Tactical line

A one mile rifle should not be held back by a 300 yard scope. Be like putting worn out bias ply tires on a NASCAR stock car.


This was a helpful and insightful post. The others from you....not so much

Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
This all seems rather silly.


Agreed.

jrg


Edited by jrg_80 (07/08/15 01:13 PM)

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#5823204 - 07/08/15 02:25 PM Re: Vortex on sale at Cabelas question [Re: jrg_80]
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back Possibly, most likely, might not. Lot of recoil, so if you are going to shoot it 10, 100, 1000 times then at some point it might jar loose. No problem if you are at range, got the lifetime warranty. However, you are on trophy high dollar ram hunt in Alaska and you only have one gun and one scope, well... I don't want you getting mad at me cause you punched 5,000 holes in paper then threw it on the plane and then dropped it down 100 yds of rock and now a crosshair is rattling around in the bottom.

You ask if it will stand the abuse? Well, how much/many times are you going to abuse it? Sooner or later almost anything will finally break. And sometimes you get a super good item and sometimes it is a lemon.
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