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LIGHTWEIGHT, FFP Answer- New Scope! #8344352 08/07/21 08:48 PM
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https://vortexoptics.com/razor-hd-lht-45-22x50-ffp.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DseS8h6dsc&t=6s

A FFP version of the Razor HD LHT, with a new reticle ( https://vortexoptics.com/media/.renditions/VTX_RZR-42201_XLR-2_MOA_RS_I_RI_ST.jpg )

Mag Range: 4.5-22x
Obj: 50mm
Tube: 30mm
Weight: 21.7oz!!!
Illuminated: Partial cross, not the whole tree
Parallax: 25m to inf

PRICE: $1499(map)


Watched the review, the reviewer is a well known member of snipers hide and knows optics very well. At one point he even states for a mountain rifle he will take the FFP LHT over the March 3-24 because the LHT has better depth of field and less finicky parallax adjustment (which is why my March went down the road)

Good:
-smashes into the growing niche of lightweight, FFP, hunting optics which most manufacturers have left alone, competition will increase and bring more good options
-REV Stop locking turret, this is slick and tactile-- if you look back to my review of the SFP LHT vs VX5HD I gave the win to the LHT on turrets against the CDS-ZL2
-Glass- every bit as good as the leupold HD glass from their SFP lines, the LHT line is Japanese manufacture

Less Good;)
- smaller FOV and a basic eyepiece (no fast focus)
- push button illum (must cycle through)


Mine should arrive this week I hope and then to the range next week! I know Vortex is as touchy a subject on here as a Tikka but I think this is really worth a shot for the rifles I want to put one on. My 2x AMGs have been mechanically/optically awesome and when I owned Viper HD binos there were no issues either.

Re: LIGHTWEIGHT, FFP Answer- New Scope! [Re: duckhunter175] #8344594 08/08/21 03:02 AM
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Re: LIGHTWEIGHT, FFP Answer- New Scope! [Re: duckhunter175] #8346822 08/10/21 01:52 PM
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no for me but I think Vortex is getting better on their higher end scopes


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Re: LIGHTWEIGHT, FFP Answer- New Scope! [Re: duckhunter175] #8346850 08/10/21 02:10 PM
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I'd like to look at one. If you're willing to give up a little on the top end and don't mind 6 more ounces, you can save $560 over the Vortex here:

https://www.gaprecision.net/ga-store/optics/bushnell-lrhs-2-4-5-18-x-44-g2h-reticle.html


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Re: LIGHTWEIGHT, FFP Answer- New Scope! [Re: duckhunter175] #8346995 08/10/21 03:48 PM
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Although I haven’t had it out to play yet the Leupold Mk5HD checks all the boxes. Excellent glass, FFP, lite weight. It even has crisp turrets compared to their VX-5&6. Supposedly a better system for dialing accuracy as well but I can not attest to that yet.

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I'll probably try one at some point...I like the mag range and in my personal opinion there is a big difference in feel/balance/carry of an almost 2lb scope and a 20 ouncer. I like that Vortex is going the correct direction and trying to fill a gap in the market. Low 20 ounces to sub 20 ounces is a pretty good sweet spot that not many are in right now. For me, the crosshair thickness at the low magnifications will be my biggest concern...my eyes suck and I just can't see them like I want/need too.

If the glass is anything like the LHT, it will be a big hit with the guys that want a FFP hunting scope that doesn't weigh 2lbs. My 2 cents.


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Re: LIGHTWEIGHT, FFP Answer- New Scope! [Re: duckhunter175] #8347321 08/10/21 08:03 PM
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I'll stick with my March 3-24

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I've had the LRHS (moa version) as well as the March 3-24 and the NX8 4-32--- currently have Razo AMG 6-24, Mk5 3.6-18 and various vx5/6HD. Will provide some head to head shortly as my LHT 4.5-22 arrived today on the door step.

DOF and parallax is supposed to be better than the March, and while I'm sure the glass won't be as good I like the locking turret and illumination for that price range. My LRHS was great but wasnt what I wanted on my lightweight mountain gun and I'll take the finer/illuminated reticle.

I took a Mk5 off the rifle that this LHT was going on-- weig.ht savings of 4.3 oz plus much better mounting options (had to get custom made 35mm Hawkins hybrids).

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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
no for me but I think Vortex is getting better on their higher end scopes



He's getting closer to having a Tikka with a Vortex scope.





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no, no, no


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Re: LIGHTWEIGHT, FFP Answer- New Scope! [Re: trigger time] #8348195 08/11/21 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by trigger time
I'll stick with my March 3-24


Little bit different price point there.


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Link shows the msrp at 2k. So theres not a ton of difference. Especially considering were talking about a hunting scope, that's arguably one of if not the most important place to make sure you get quality.

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That's MSRP...most everywhere its priced at $1,499. Opticsplanet, amazon, etc.

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Originally Posted by trigger time
Link shows the msrp at 2k. So theres not a ton of difference. Especially considering were talking about a hunting scope, that's arguably one of if not the most important place to make sure you get quality.


What's the MSRP for the 3-15x42 LHT.... MSRP $1,399.99. I just paid $850

March is a fine scope. Barneywho has one on his 28 that I've used. I wish March was in $1500 range. It's hard to beat in from a weight stand point in the ffp options, but it's got its price point


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