Vortex Viper 6.5-20-Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by Axis II, Nov 26, 2021.

  1. LoonWulf
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    I agree!
     
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  2. cdb1

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    I really like my MeoPro scopes and binoculars.
     
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  3. Walkalong

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    I have a Viper in 6.5-20 fine crosshair dot on a .222 Mag, it’s a nice scope that has served well, but I hold over, never dial it. It’s nothing special, but it’s nice, definitely an upgrade from the Crossfire
     
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    I’ve had a couple of these, and used them at the range for the last 2-3 years with no issues. I recently sold them in favor of PST Gen2s, but for the money I think well of them. Midway has them on sale for $300, last I looked, and I think you would struggle to find anything better in that price range and in that magnification range.

    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.
     
  5. viking499

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    I just picked up a Viper HST because it was the only decent scope I could find in any of my local stores.. Was wanting to look at a Athlon, SWFA or upper end Burris (and maybe some others) but will have to wait until I end up somewhere that stocks the "higher" end scopes. Looking for something to go 700 yards or more for my Tikka UPR.
     
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  6. Walkalong

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    The 6.5-20 Viper on the .222 Mag. Nice setup.
    Sako .222 Mag - Vortex Viper 6.5X20 Pic 1.JPG
     
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  7. I6turbo

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    Here's the 6.5-20x44 on my 527 Varmint. I like the scope pretty well. I've found it very similar in optical quality to the Sightron SII 6-24x42, Weaver V-24, Burris Fullfield 4.5-14 (both the E1 and FF II), and a few other scopes that used to sell in the $400 +/- range. If I were buying a 6.5-20 right now, I'd be inclined to try the Burris E1 because I've been very pleased with all of the other Burris scopes I have.

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  8. outdoorman63

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    We have numerous vortex scopes all across their different models with no problems.
     
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  9. Gordon
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    I have two of the Vortex PST 6.5x20x44 scopes for at least 6-7 years , One on a Colt AR HB with bipod I use for target purposes and instruction to newer shooters and the other on an OLD single shot 25-06 Savage Bull barrel for predator work . While the glass is not up to $600+ newer scopes (or $900+ older ones) the mechanical are great and have no problems with either one and think at sub $300 they are a great deal IMHO. Only problem I had with a Vortex was with illumination on a 1-8 Strike Eagle and found Vortex to be probably the industry leader, slightly better than Leupold the best USA leader in the Warranty repair , was sent a new scope l Amazon like quick !!!!!
     
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  10. Driftertank

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    I've had about a half-dozen Vortex scopes, predominantly Viper PST, but with one base model Viper on my wife's 7mm Browning, and a Diamondback 1.75-5 that lived on a 16" barrel .358Win AR, and got re-homed with that upper when a friend of mine bought it.
    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.
     
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