if you were going to pick between a viper HS and a diamondback hp?

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  1. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

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    I have one, and I kind of hate it. It's bulky. Also, the principal of the thing. bugs me.
     
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    I’m the last guy to talk someone out of spending money on new gear so it was a little weird for me even typing it.

    Disregard, carry on ;)
     
  3. IALoder

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    Out of the 2 I'd get the viper myself. I have a few db's and a viper hst. Viper has better glass.
     
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    Vortex Filipino glass > Vortex Chinese glass
     
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    I have a Diamondback tacticle 6-24x50 on my 30.06 im very happy with it.
     
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  6. greyling22

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    well I drug my feet long enough that the diamondback hp sold out.

    so now I'm looking at a viper hs 4-16x and the athlon argos scopes. there is a 2-12 and a 4-20x. and I suppose another burris e1 could be in the running. I guess.
     
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    I'm a Vortex junkie...I have 4 Viper PST's (2 GenI, 2 GenII), a Diamondback Tactical, 3 pairs of binoculars, and 2 rangefinders....

    Anything labelled Viper has better glass than Diamondbacks. Depending on physical features and generational differences, the difference may be pretty small, though.

    The Diamondback Tactical is the 4-16 FFP, and at $350 street price I think it's an amazing value. It has a graduated "Christmas tree" style reticle in either MOA or Mils that makes holds for distance and wind a no-brainer. It may suffer a little at lower light levels, but I haven't seen it yet.

    That said, if you're limited to 200yds or less and have no aspirations of shooting farther, it's probably unnecessary complication.

    I personally have no experience with the Athlon, but generally hear good things.
     
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  8. .45Coltguy

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    OP, what are your Weaver Grand Slams exactly? One of those may work.
     
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    I've got a redesigned 4-16, a 3-12, and an older 2-10x. But they are all already on guns. I need a new scope for a new gun.
     
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    Ok, got it.
     
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