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#6505473 - 10/21/16 12:04 PM NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP
jimgb Offline
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Registered: 03/27/14
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NIGHTFORCE SHV COST 1250.00 VS VORTEX VIPER PST COST 629.00 CABELAS REFURBISED RIFLE REMINGTON 700 5R 308 WIN 20 INCH BARREL WHAT SCOPE WOULD YOU PUT ON THE RIFLE? THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPINIONS.

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#6505851 - 10/21/16 05:46 PM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: jimgb]
RHutch Offline
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Nightforce at twice the price of the PST is the answer.
Or you may consider the SS 5-20x50 at $1100ish. Also nice and durable.


Next question?

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#6505978 - 10/21/16 07:35 PM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: jimgb]
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NF, and Viper PST should not be compared together.

RHutch made a good post, I completely agree with.

Burris XTR II in Mil dot is an excellent option, as well.
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#6506225 - 10/22/16 03:54 AM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: jimgb]
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THANKS

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#6506234 - 10/22/16 05:48 AM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: jimgb]
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Depends on what you want to do with the rifle.

But IF your question is: Which is the higher quality scope, its the NF all day long.

In the Vortex line-up you'll need to be in the Razor series before making a comparison to the NF and even then...I'd give the nod to the NF.
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#6506331 - 10/22/16 08:41 AM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: jimgb]
mudd Offline
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Not a huge fan of the SHV. I would honestly get a Burris before the SHV model of could save some money and go Vortex PST which is an awesome scope. They can't make them fast enough.

I know quit a few guys you had the SHV and hated it. If you can look at all them and compare I would do that. You can also get a NXS line of NF for a little more money or pick up a Razor scope for 2k all day long

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#6506339 - 10/22/16 08:54 AM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: jimgb]
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I would look beyond the pst

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#6506367 - 10/22/16 09:14 AM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: flintknapper]
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Originally Posted By: flintknapper
Depends on what you want to do with the rifle.

But IF your question is: Which is the higher quality scope, its the NF all day long.

In the Vortex line-up you'll need to be in the Razor series before making a comparison to the NF and even then...I'd give the nod to the NF.

Personally, I think the new Razor blows away the SHV.
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#6506370 - 10/22/16 09:17 AM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: LFD2037]
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Well, they're not the same class of scope. Razor is a big, heavy, long range scope, you would have to compare it to a NF ATACR-F1.

The SHV was designed to be much lighter weight than every other NF models, trying to appeal to hunters that have the skill to shoot distance.
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#6506672 - 10/22/16 02:24 PM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: jimgb]
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Vortex is dying a slow death
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#6506724 - 10/22/16 03:18 PM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: Buzzsaw]
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You must've been hitting that whiskey you have.
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#6506755 - 10/22/16 04:02 PM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: jimgb]
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#6506771 - 10/22/16 04:18 PM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Vortex is dying a slow death


The PST is dying a slow death. I would say they are one of the few listening to what people have to say

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#6507419 - 10/23/16 10:21 AM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: jimgb]
Chuckw Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 125
I dont believe anything beats a sightron SIII for glass or tracking until you step up CONSIDERABLY in price. Then its still marginal.....

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#6507461 - 10/23/16 11:13 AM Re: NIGHTFORCE SHV 4-14 50 F1 VS VORTEX VIPER PST 4-16x50 FFP [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Vortex is dying a slow death


The PST is dying a slow death. I would say they are one of the few listening to what people have to say


What is wrong the PST line? I never owned a Vortex but I am considering. Some people love them and tout their Customer Service. I'd prefer a scope I never have to send back or one that won't bite the dust on an expensive hunt.
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