Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by Axis II, Nov 26, 2021.
Over the last handful of years, I’ve probably acquired / used more than two dozen Vortex scopes. I’ve had only one hard failure - which was a Razor, incidentally.
I also have 3 pairs of Diamondback binos of different sizes, and a Ranger 1000 rangefinder.
I have never had any issues with any of my Vortex products, apart from dead batteries on illuminators when I inadvertently left them on.
I have a friend who has had to warranty a Crossfire II VO when the reticle broke while riding on his M1A, and a rangefinder that couldn't get a return past about 650yds. Both were done quick and painlessly.
I'm a fan of their products, personally, though I've generally avoided their entry-level offerings. The low power Diamondback was mainly chosen for it's small size and weight. Otherwise I prefer to shop the Viper lines, predominantly.
What's your thoughts on the Argos? Looking to upgrade my 6-18 crossfire. I want to dabble in long range steel with my 223rem and varmint hunt with it. Once I figure out if I like the steel shooting I'll upgrade.
i’ve been avoiding them for that reason, because it seems silly to knowingly fund the PLA when I can get something of quality that’s made in the Philippines / Japan / US / Europe.
All athlons below the Chronos are chinese made.
I have had this one for about 6 years:
mounted on a Stag Model 6. It has been rock solid, although I don’t dial for distance, choosing to use the mil dots instead. Can’t beat it for Sportsman’s price.
The only knock on it is not a lot of eye relief, but for a .223, this is a non issue.
While I am happy with Burris FF E1 6.5-20x50mm for my current 100 yard 22LR testing, I am thinking about trying Viridian Serac 6-24x50 Side Focus, SFP Long Range Reticle 30mm for 200-300+ yard .223 testing - https://viridianweapontech.com/viridian-serac-rifle-scope-6-24x50-sf-sfp-reticle?avad=9441_b26495919
Field of View Feet: 15.2-4.2
Eye Relief: 3.35"-3.5"
Parallax Setting: Side Focus Adjustable
Focus Range: 25yds to ∞
Main Tube Diameter: 30mm
Objective Diameter: 50mm
Magnification Rage: 6x-24x
While list price on website is $419, Amazon is currently selling for $150 - https://www.amazon.com/Viridian-Serac-6-24x50-Reticle-Riflescope/dp/B0856Z2T5F/ref=sr_1_6?m=A8KH5QXJVQNB8&qid=1642984196&s=merchant-items&sr=1-6
The main advantage the Viper has over the Burris is its 30 mm tube vs. the Burris 1” tube. This results in the Viper having more than twice the elevation and wind age adjustment available, Vortex 65 MOA Burris 30 MOA. If long range is desired, the Viper is the better option.
And why I am ordering the 30mm tube Viridian Serac 6-24x50.
Made in China. No thanks, but hope it works out for you.
What $150 scope isn't? But I get it.
I know ... Why I have been buying Korean Bushnells and Filipino Burris.
And likely Viridian is made in China but I ordered for the "Accurizing 22LR on the cheap" thread to test as there may be members tight on money and can't spent $400 on a scope.
I am happy with my $109 Bushnell 6-18x50mm and if Viridian is better, than it would be worth the $150. We will see if it improves my 100 yard 22LR groups.
Hey, I like cheap off name scopes as much as anyone. But I have been lucky to buy some surprisingly good scopes for less than $150 over the years: a 3-9x40 Nitrex for $100, another one for $70 both new, both made in Japan. A pair of Intensity 6.5-20x44’s, made in the Philippines for $125 each, a pair of Redfield Revolution 2-7x33’s made in USA for $125 each. The Bushnells I bought in that price range from Korea and China were not a good deal at any price. YMMV
To muddy the waters a bit more......very happy with the 3 S-tacs ive had, might buy another for my dads AR instead of the uso i was gonna get.
Me too, good scopes, and that’s a screaming deal glass wise
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