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#1 PinTeal34

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:43 PM

So I'm getting my big game gun set up and I was looking for a decent scope for under 200 so I looked at vortex. I have read some good reviews about it, but I wanted the opinion of some mammal killing machines. 

 

Also what do you guys think of buying a lightly used scope, because SWFA's sample list has two vortex's for under 200.



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:51 PM

Aaron,

 

Don't know about their scopes, but I've been very pleased with my Vortex binos.........Lost a lense cap and the lady at customer service couldn't get me 2 new ones fast enough.......She also mentioned at least twice, if I have any problem with the glass itself. Just send them back......New ones, no questions asked......... :2:


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:56 PM

When did you lose those lense caps?



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:01 PM

Where you shot your turkey.................. :smiley-cool-shades-down:


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:09 PM

I wasn't using it during the hunt, so it wasn't me... but what model bino's do you have



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:44 PM

Lost them on a different hunt.........Diamondbacks


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:08 PM

Marine sniper buddy of mine uses and likes em. Good glass for the money he says. Good luck Aaron.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:38 AM

SWFA (riflescopes.com),ebay and cameraland.com in NY are both really good places to buy scopes.

 

Would consider burris in that price range also.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:38 AM

There was talk about them on here before. I have the Diamonback scope. For the type of rifle hunting I do, it works just fine for me. I think BP said he has looked at the diamonback and leupy and said that the Leupy were brighter, if I remember right.

 

cannot go wrong with vortex warranty and customer service.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:49 AM

Yep. I have the 4-12 Diamondback on my kid’s 243. For the same price I could have got the Leupold V-1. I have a V-1 on my 223 and the V-1 beats it on clarity hands down, especially on high power and low light, but the Vortex is still a nice scope for $200.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:45 AM

not so good in low light...other than that solid scope with great warranty..cant beat the price..and its made in america..not china...


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:12 AM

Great binos but no experience with the scope

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

Great post. Im looking between the Vortex and Nikon scopes.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:06 AM

I have a vortex Diamondback 3-9x40 on my Tikka 270.  Love it seems perfectly clear to me.  Did just fine on killing the deer in my avatar.  Once I had the gun sighted in it put 3 shots within the size of a nickel at 100 yds.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:42 AM

If you check out SWFA, they are always having some deals on scopes and binos both.  I would take Vortex over Nikon all day, but would probably just go with Burris because I have had great luck with their scopes over the years. SWFA has Super Sniper scopes too, they are very good but a little more $$.  The Burris even holds up to magnum recoil for years, outlasted Leupy. 

 

Binos... I really like the Vortex and will probably be getting a set of the 12x diamondbacks.  Pentax makes really good binos as well, definitely way better than comperable Nikon's.  A buddy at work loaned me his Zen Ray's and I was pretty impressed with them as well.  There are a lot of good optics out there, best thing is to see if you can put them side by side for comparison. 






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