Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby STONEYARDER » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:49 pm

American Eagle AR .223 55 grain of the Walmart variety @ 700 yards? Or did you switch ammo and forget to post it.
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby STONEYARDER » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:01 pm

I didnt think 55g FMJ would be anywhere near that accurate at that kind of distance, thats some nice shooting! I think you took that bullet to her limit... :yeah:
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby futility » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:32 am

Minute of hog is pretty damn good for walmart ammo... I'm buying a 1-4 PST really really soon. Dunno where I'm gonna buy from yet. What did you pay for yours if you dont mind my asking (you can PM price if you want)?
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby bryanrheem » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:47 pm

I just picked up a PST from the local gun show recently. I haven't take it out to the range yet, but I was extremely pleased with the build quality and clarity.
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby bryanrheem » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:36 am

btw, what are others using as their mount? I have a GG&G for 30mm but it doesn't seem to fit well. The scope rings don't close together. Curious what others are using/experiencing.
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby bryanrheem » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:42 pm

what size scope covers are people using?
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby bryanrheem » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:35 pm

HELO PILOT wrote:
I'm using the covers that came with the scope.


That's what I've actually been using as well, but toying with the idea of using some butler creek flip up scope covers.
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby johnschimmel » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:01 pm

I have to say, I'm really disappointed with the Butler Creek covers. I've broken off the rear cover on both rifles I bought them for in the last year.
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby futility » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:59 pm

This thread has a reply from a dude who works at vortex about which sizes to use: http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html? ... 7&t=200510

Here is what was said so you don't have to click if you don't want to:
The eyepiece OD is 41.3mm, so I would go with the #14 eyepiece over. The objective is 30mm, so I would use the 02A objective cover.
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby andreys21 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:02 am

Sorry for slight hijack but I'm looking into PST 2.5-10x44mm, anyone have one I these? Does the lack of parallax adjustment bother you? Just trying to get some input before I decide. Thank you.
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby Vdub5818 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:23 am

I cant speak to that make or model, but my 2.5-10x32 nightforce doesnt have the parralax adjustment and it's fine. If you think about, it's jusy another knob that rarely needs to be used. cant recommend the NF enough
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby TH317 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:37 pm

Agreed. For closer-in shooting, the pre-set 100m parallax is fine. For fine tuning on longer shots, though, it's pretty much necessary. A 2.5-10 optic could go either way. Depends on how far your shots are gonna be, I guess.
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby Ajfb004 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:48 pm

I got the Vortex Viper PST 1-4 MOA , Its my first step outside of the red dot arena and I really like this scope. I bought the ADM Extended mount though and wish I had just gotten the shorter one.

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Re: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24

Postby Jim1855 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:23 pm

Andreys21,

I have two of the PST 2.5-10x44 Vortex scopes. Obviously I like these a lot. Also have two of the 4-16x50. All are MilRad and second focal plane. The 2.5-10x44s are on a 16" REPR and a 20" 5.56. Excellent for the application. My expected ranges on these rifles are 800 and 3-400 yards respectively.

General observations on the 2.5-10x44. Very good glass, mechanically excellent in my testing and that of friends. The knob increments are accurate, feel great and repeat & return to zero. This one is well worth the price. Comparing it to a Nightforce the most obvious is that at close ranges (<20 yards) the focus is better on the comparable NF but really it hardly matters at these ranges. Past 20-30 yards everything is great. The illumination is sharp but the intensity increments could be more even. I've mentioned this in the original post about the PST 1-4x24. The reticule is sharp, easy to use and not complicated; it works as required and I like it much more than the more complicated designs.

I will continue buying Vortex as long as they continue building products like the PSTs. Easily, in my opinion, the best buy in high performance optics for the tactical market.

On another note I've tested the Vortex Ranger 1000 yard range finder. More to come on this but it was accurate to 973 yards (I ran out of runway) on a highly reflective road sign. It ranged accurately to just over 500 on a 23" diameter piece of cardboard. This is essentially as indicated by Vortex in their documentation. I need to write up the full review.

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