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 I am building a 6mm DTI for some medium range fun and have narrowed the list of scopes down to the Nikon FX1000 4-16x50 MOA illuminated or the Vortex PST Gen II 3-15x44.

I already have a Vortex 3-15x44 PST Gen II sitting on top of my 6mm Predator build and, to my eyes, the optics are extremely clear.  

Since I have never had a chance to look through a Nikon FX1000 scope, I was wondering if you guys could share your opinions about how the optical clarity stacks up against the PST Gen II's.

Lastly, I am not interested in any other scopes out there but rather the two mentioned above and my only concern about the two scopes mentioned are the optical clarity and not features and functionalitySmile

Any thoughts would be most appreciated!

Thanks!


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 Almost forgot, here is a pic of the 6mm Predator with the Vortex 3-15x44 Gen II: fantastic scope..


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From what I have seen, PST Gen 2 is a better scope optically.

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Nice looking rifle,What scope mount are you using?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/23/2018 at 14:24
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 Thanks..

The mount is a Geissele and in my opinion way to darned expensive to purchase another one.  Don't get me wrong as they are a nice mount but there are other much less expensive mounts that function just as well.


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Thanks Bro.What is your opinion on the vortex Use Gen II.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2018 at 12:09
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 In all honesty, it makes me wonder why I am considering getting a Nikon FX1000.

To my eyes, the glass is some of the clearest I have ever looked through.  In fact, I have two other Gen I PST's and was completely blown away by the optical quality on the 3-15 Gen II.  I had the opportunity to hold this scope up next to a Nightforce NXS and would choose the Viper over the Nightforce…..but that is me.  The scope does have a little weight but it is built extremely well, has nice positive and audible clicks and tracks very well.

Hope that helps  
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2018 at 13:36
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Nice set up and nice pictures as well.  Stick with the Vortex.

https://swfa.com/optics/riflescopes.html?brand=Vortex&brand_model=Viper+PST+Gen+II+Riflescpe

Everything Geissele is expensive. 
https://swfa.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=geissele&sort=pricedesc&availability=In%20Stock
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2018 at 13:58
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 Chris, thank you.

Indeed, I do believe you are correct in stating I should stick with the Vortex which is a known quality.

Cheers!
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