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Vortex Diamondback Hp or Nikon Team Primos

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by futurerider103, Feb 11, 2016.

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  1. futurerider103

    futurerider103 Member

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    I'm trying to decide between the Vortex Diamondback HP 2-8x32 and the Nikon Team Primos 3-9x40.
    The scope will be going on my 7.62x39 X-Caliber barreled Savage 16 Lightweight Hunter. The stock I ordered is a Richards Microfit Custom Rollover AAA graded. With it all together I will have some money in it so I don't want junk but I do want the best bang for buck because I only want to do this buying once
     
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  2. greyling22

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    You might need that money for sandpaper and chisels for that stock. Hopefully they are inletting savages better than they did my action.

    But assuming the promos is still a rebadged monarch, I'd probably go that route. Depending on cost difference.....
     
  3. futurerider103

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    I've got the wood working tools. It's a $50 diff in the Nikons favor
     
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  4. oldfortyfiveauto

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    Those Diamondback 2-8x32 HP's are excellent. I've got two and consider them the most bang for the buck. Having parallax adjustment really helps.
     
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    Anyone used both to know how they compare? Given both companies the optic should be great
     
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    Don't know what prices you are seeing, but I've seen the diamondback hp for as low as $175.00 within the last couple of months. If you are willing to spend a bit more, the Leupold VX3 is $100 off at places right now. I picked up a 1.5-5 for $299. Much clearer glass than my Diamondback HP 2-8. Though I don't really have any complaints about the Diamondback.
     
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    I've not been able to find the Diamondback HP 2-8x32 since I've stayed looking for the past 2 weeks.

    I'm honestly trying to stay as close to $200 or under because I'm already a little over budget being right at $1000 in this build. I personally would want more than 5x
     
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    Can you find a Primos? I thought they quit making them.a few years ago?

    I have one of the Nikon's on one of my Tikkas and really like it. Great glass for the money when I bought it.
     
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    Save the money and get the Nikon if it is in good shape. It has a lifetime warranty, and since they don't make it anymore, they will have to give you an equivalent or probably something better.
     
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    I went ahead and took the Nikon. From a member on here
     
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    Good. Let us know how you like it.
     
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    It will be another 5 weeks for my barrel and 7 weeks for my stock before I'll be able to test it out but I'll definitely give my impressions when I get it
     
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