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JOHNNY223
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Posted: 3/6/2012 3:49:53 PM
Just considering an alternate scope to my TR24 (TRIANGLE) for beyond 300y . In the Votex line I'm looking at the Viper 1-4x (HS model actually with capped turrets) . At below $500 it certainly can do the longer range stages ~ but I'm concerned with the 1x setting at close range using this reticle . Does anyone have any trigger time with this reticle shooting up close and fast?

Thanks for any feedback.

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Posted: 3/6/2012 6:52:15 PM
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I run a Vortex HS 1-4 on my rifle and I think it works just fine on the close-up stuff. I think it's a great scope.

ETA: On super bright sunny days the illumination is pretty much useless, but the reticle design still brings your eye to the center dot pretty well. I haven't experienced any issues as a result.

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Posted: 3/8/2012 12:19:33 AM
If you could marry the best of the TR24 with the Vortex PST in a scope costing $700, I would buy a dozen. (well can't afford that many but it would be cool).
I really like the Vortex except for the illumination which sucks the big one.
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Posted: 3/9/2012 10:09:26 PM
I have used my HS on targets as close as 10 feet with no problems at all. I like the reticle on the Vortex better than other 1x scopes. Will say I am not a real fan of illuminated reticles for daylight shooting so the illumination not being bright enough is not a problem.

Hitting an 8 inch steel plate at 400 yards isn't a problem either once holder over or turret adjustments were figured out.

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Posted: 3/9/2012 11:45:59 PM
Originally Posted By acpchuck:
I have used my HS on targets as close as 10 feet with no problems at all. I like the reticle on the Vortex better than other 1x scopes. Will say I am not a real fan of illuminated reticles for daylight shooting so the illumination not being bright enough is not a problem.

Hitting an 8 inch steel plate at 400 yards isn't a problem either once holder over or turret adjustments were figured out.



Do you use plain black sights on your pistols as well? I find illumination like a fiber optic pistol or shotgun sight makes shooting faster because you pic up your aiming reference faster.
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Posted: 3/18/2012 11:45:43 PM
Black sights on my 1911. Post with a appature rear on the shotgun. Problem I have with ilumination in a scope is when bright enough to see in daylight, it seems like it is shinning a light in your eye. Have used just a red dot and don't get that. I suppose if I used a day light visable illuminated scope I could get used to it but for me I don't know that it would help me shoot faster.