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Needing/wanting to upgrade optic on my AR-10. In the $500 range the PST seems real hard to beat. Is the Gen 2 model $200 and 8oz better compared to the Gen 1 model?

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Absolutely. The zero reset alone on the PST2 makes it worth the $200

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Are you looking at a 1-6?





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I’m stuck between a 6-24 Gen 1 for $450, a 3-15 Gen 2 for $550, or a 5-25 Gen 2 for $650. I know after I upgrade the ar 10 my bolt rifle will require an upgrade as well.

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I’m not a huge Vortex fan but it’s hard to beat when the price when they go on clearance. I just picked up an Athlon Helios from Camera Land. Shockingly, this little sucker has 32 mils of elevation. Athlon might be worth a look. I also like the Primary Arms GLX optics in that price range. [Linked Image]
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Friends don't let friends buy Vortex.

Same money spent on a Burris. That will do the same work, but not break down.


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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Friends don't let friends buy Vortex.

Same money spent on a Burris. That will do the same work, but not break down.


I thought the XTR was the only acceptable Burris scope but that is double and nearly triple the money?

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You can get a 2-10X or 3-15X around $700 or less.

And even if you have to spend a bit more than the Vortex, it will be worth it. Burris also has a great warranty, and reportedly great customer service, though it is used far less than Vortex is.


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The 3-15 PST Gen 2 is a really good scope optically for the money and has a good feature set. But the 3-15 Burris is more robust and almost as good optically. Their SCR reticle (if I recall that's what they call it) is really excellent. You almost never hear of them breaking down. The Burris and SWFA HD are maybe the two best sub-$1000 scopes for long range precision on the market. But I don't dislike the Vortex as much as some for a casual user. If you're gonna beat it up, you're definitely better off with the SWFA or Burris

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The PST 2 kicks the crap out of that PST 1 by far and is also better than that Burris Xtr

If your gun will hold it without the screwing the balance of a rifle that 5x25 is nice

The deal you have found of that clearance Vortex is a good one

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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
The PST 2 kicks the crap out of that PST 1 by far and is also better than that Burris Xtr

If your gun will hold it without the screwing the balance of a rifle that 5x25 is nice

The deal you have found of that clearance Vortex is a good one



Considering I beat you with a burris at a very known match at know your limits and the rules were known. Not the scope just the indian that day?

Kyle has the video on youtube if you need to recall that memory.


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Originally Posted by 2Beez
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The PST 2 kicks the crap out of that PST 1 by far and is also better than that Burris Xtr

If your gun will hold it without the screwing the balance of a rifle that 5x25 is nice

The deal you have found of that clearance Vortex is a good one



Considering I beat you with a burris at a very known match at know your limits and the rules were known. Not the scope just the indian that day?

Kyle has the video on youtube if you need to recall that memory.


Still a Vortex, still more likely to NOT track, and/or break down than many other brands, inuding Burris.

Seen Razor line fail to track and/or break down multiple times. Drop down below Razor line, and the odds are even worse.


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PST 2 is still better than the Burris

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Originally Posted by 2Beez
Originally Posted by Brother in-law
The PST 2 kicks the crap out of that PST 1 by far and is also better than that Burris Xtr

If your gun will hold it without the screwing the balance of a rifle that 5x25 is nice

The deal you have found of that clearance Vortex is a good one



Considering I beat you with a burris at a very known match at know your limits and the rules were known. Not the scope just the indian that day?

Kyle has the video on youtube if you need to recall that memory.


I know you’re drunk or sucking on a delta 8 vape pen but you haven’t beat anybody or anything other than your meat

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3:41 is the time stamp if you to jump ahead fyi... I would watch it in its entirety as it was a well put together piece by Kyle. I think this is the one he got the nickname dammit kyle lol


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I apologize. It was 2017 when I got 3rd and you were no where to be found on the leader board. That is why we made the shirts the next year lol. Why you worried about that? Seems concerning patty


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Originally Posted by 2Beez
I apologize. It was 2017 when I got 3rd and you were no where to be found on the leader board. That is why we made the shirts the next year lol. Why you worried about that? Seems concerning patty


What year was it a Vortex PST and factory Savage shooting shelf ammo beat everybody? popcorn

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Originally Posted by BigPig
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I apologize. It was 2017 when I got 3rd and you were no where to be found on the leader board. That is why we made the shirts the next year lol. Why you worried about that? Seems concerning patty

What year was it a Vortex PST and factory Savage shooting shelf ammo beat everybody? popcorn



I was there when you got stuck in the field if that is what you are asking and Ramball had to pull you out. roflmao


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The look on BIL's face was priceless as was the tampon tied to his rifle. The guy that placed third is a good looking SOB.

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Originally Posted by Big Fitz
The look on BIL's face was priceless as was the tampon tied to his rifle. The guy that placed third is proof humans evolved from primates, some more than others.


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