Mail Call – Vortex PST

I got a new scope in the mail this week from a boxing day sale. It’s going to ride on the new 18″ AR15 I’m working on.

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Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10×32

That’s right I decided I’m going to build an SPR type rifle for Service Rifle this season. I’m using this optic; The Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10×32, first focal plane, EBR-1 reticle, with milliradian adjustments.

This should prove to be a bad ass optic for the purpose of engaging targets out to 500 yards. I have a shooting buddy that used the same model optic on a precision AR build and we were shooting man-sized targets at 1000 yards, ya that’s right 223 Rem form an AR15 at one thousand yards – monopoding off the magazine!

This is my third Vortex PST, they’re multiplying all on their own, I swear. I used a Viper PST 1-4x24TMCQ (MRAD) on my CQB upper build last year, and have a Viper PST 6-24×50 FFP EBR-1 (MRAD) on my 308 WIN bolt gun. I’m sort of a fan of Vortex’s products. They work great! The clicks are solid. The reticales are easy to use and not cluttered. The glass is in my opinion, on par with more expensive scopes from Leupold. For the price they are hard to beat. They also come with a no BS life time warranty. I had a problem with my 1-4×24 last year, after being out at a match in the rain all day running around with it malfunctioned. I noticed the next week I took it to my home club, the seals had failed and I had serious fogging issues. The Vortex distributor for Canada is in the same city as my home club, so I dropped it off, and had it back as good as new in about 3 weeks. No arguments, no delays, no issues. These guys stand behind their products.They aren’t going to give the quality you’d find on a Nightforce or Schmidt & Bender, but they beat the hell out of any scope at the same price point that I’ve been able to compare them too.

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