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I wish i was aware of this forum sooner,i really like the evaluation process and head to head unbiases opinions, btw thos is my first post on this forum and i see this is a six year old thread but it still is very relevant to me and the scopes i was lookibg at im this price range.
For the longest time i was smitten and dead set on getting the mikon prostaff in 4×12 with the bdc and the spot on Ballistic program and readin all the advertisements claiming 98% light transmission,well i wanted it. So after selling,borrowing and saving my pennies I went to the lgs and askes to see the Nikon 4x12 prostaff 4x12 and i was still very impressed with it ,abouy that time the salesman askes if i ever lookes theougj a Vortex i told i had and i wasnt impressed with the Diamondback.He then told about the newer hp model,i couldnt believe what i was looking through,i though i was looking through a viper .So i then askes the sales man to being all scopes he had in that category/price range from the Leopould VX2 ,Burris ffII ,Bushnell elite 4200,Redfield and even up to the Nikon Prostaff 5 and spent about an hour doing informal teating and comparisons.What surprised me is the Nikons looked brighte especially the yellows,but the Hp was much clearer and defined around th edges and had a lot wider field of vision and things in the upper rafyers of the far dark end of the store could be made out better.So here iam now with the Viper diamondback hp 4x16 mounted on my Remington 700 classuc in .300 Weatherby and i dont think i could be happier and i really like the reviews on this forum .
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I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for hard work in this comparison. I have been spending lots of time reading reviews on a very specific scope as it seemed to be the best fit for my needs. Today, I came across this post and gave it a read. Well..... The scope I had in mind came in #1, thus solidifying my decision. Went to Cabelas after work and my Vortex Diamondback BDC now sits proudly on my Ruger American. Thanks again!
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Спасибо. Ждем новых интересных обзоров.

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Я никогда не видел прицелы Vixen, поэтому ничего не могу о них сказать.

Надёжнее взять Warne.

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Thank you author for review. Much helps at choice of the sight.

 Excuse me, I not well dialect in english.

Илья, у меня пару вопросов близких к теме.

1. Есть ли у Вас опыт с прицелами Vixen? Склоняюсь к покупке Vixen 3-12x40 или Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40. В России они по цене будут примерно одинаковы.

 2. Вопрос по быстросъёмным кольцам. В Вашем обзоре на одной из винтовок прицел закреплён в кольцах Weaver Detachable (Weaver Sure Grip Detachable). Выдерживают эти кольца отдачу и повторяемость при при снятии-установке на винтовках .308 калибра и прицелах весом 370-450гр. Или надёжнее будет взять кольца подороже (Warne Maxima Quick Detach, Leupold QRW, Burris Zee Quick Detatchable)?

 Игорь.

 

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Originally posted by parkerguns parkerguns wrote:

Would have been great to see this review have included the Sightron S1 against the Vortex Diamondback as that could have been a real showdown!

I have both.  S1 is a good scope for the money, but head to head Diamondback is, in my opinion, a notably better product.

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Would have been great to see this review have included the Sightron S1 against the Vortex Diamondback as that could have been a real showdown!
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

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It won't get that far.  If push comes to shove, I'll talk Dan into stopping by and paying Graham a visit on my behalf.  I know that he always wanted to repeat Wilhelm Tell's famous exploits except Dan would be using his 458 Lott...


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having never met dan and only knowing him and his character through the OT, i'd let him try it, i'd trust him.
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Jerry Springer

It won't get that far.  If push comes to shove, I'll talk Dan into stopping by and paying Graham a visit on my behalf.  I know that he always wanted to repeat Wilhelm Tell's famous exploits except Dan would be using his 458 Lott...


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ENGLISH! lol

But if we used English you would understand what we were saying.

That would kinda defeat the whole purpose of using Russian on an English speaking forum...
That would make talking about you behind your back soooo much more complicated Devil

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Спасибо за отзыв, хорошая работа была проделана. Вортекс тихонечко завоёвывает свое место в Раше.
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Originally posted by tidmarshsmiths5 tidmarshsmiths5 wrote:

Originally posted by cowski cowski wrote:

hello koskin how would the team primos compare to these scopes or the s2?

koskin...I would love to see your answer because I now own a 4200 and a Nikon Team Primos...trying to decide which rifle they go on now (thinking of moving the 4200 onto the Team Primos platform, the Team Primos to the FFII spot, and FFII spot to a T/C Omega).  I think the 4200 is better than these 2 to my eyes, but the Nikon is extremely crisp (just no rainguard and it will be the last BDC type reticle I ever buy).

Since you own both the 4200 and Team Primos, you can decide for yourself which one works better for you.  That is the best way to go.

In my opinion, both of these are better than the scopes in the review that started this thread with Diamondback and FFII acquitting themselves pretty well.

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Originally posted by cowski cowski wrote:

hello koskin how would the team primos compare to these scopes or the s2?

koskin...I would love to see your answer because I now own a 4200 and a Nikon Team Primos...trying to decide which rifle they go on now (thinking of moving the 4200 onto the Team Primos platform, the Team Primos to the FFII spot, and FFII spot to a T/C Omega).  I think the 4200 is better than these 2 to my eyes, but the Nikon is extremely crisp (just no rainguard and it will be the last BDC type reticle I ever buy).
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