Seeking optic opinions here....

Discussion in 'Other Rifles' started by Sconnierider, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Sconnierider

    Sconnierider New Member

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    OK folks, I've got a Pro Hunter in 300WM that I'm putting glass on. I plan on using this as my Elk rifle. I do a fair amount of walking with it. When covering distances, I'll carry it in my Eberlestock backpack so I don't have to sling it. I'll be shooting out to 600 and maybe 700 yards. I'm down to these two choices;

    Vortex PST Gen II 3-15 x 44 FFP 14.3" long and 28.1oz

    And

    Vortex PST Gen II 5-25 x 50 FFP 16" long and 31.2oz

    I really like the idea of a shorter optic and smaller objective lens and a little less weight.

    Opinions? (and no, I'm going with one of these two optics, not NF, SWFA, Burris, etc...)

    Thanks !
     
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  2. Ronald Guidry

    Ronald Guidry New Member

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    Go with the 3-15x44 FFP if your in dark timber you’ll need to turn your scope down to find game. The 5x min is too much for close in.
     
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  3. Sconnierider

    Sconnierider New Member

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    Thanks for the response.
     
  4. p230

    p230 New Member

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    Well I don't think you will go wrong with either of those. I have a couple of older Vortex 2-7 scopes and really like them. If you plan on doing a lot of shooting in low light or at your 600-700 yards the 50 might be better. Just depends on how much you might be getting close as Sconnierider said. I have a 5-20X50 SS and at 50 yards the 5X is a bit harder to use than a 3 or 4X.
     
  5. Sconnierider

    Sconnierider New Member

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    IMG_3271.jpg IMG_3272.jpg Thanks for the response. I went with the 3-15 PST Gen II on a 20 MOA base. Seekins low rings which turned out to be not quite low enough as I could stand a cheek riser of about 1/4 - 3/8" or so. Mounted the scope as soon as I got the rifle back from the 'smith. Had a muzzle brake installed. Came from Straight Shot Gunsmithing out of ND. Nice product.
     
  6. p230

    p230 New Member

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