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    Posted: March/12/2019 at 19:35
How good is this scope?
Looking to put it on an 18" 6.5 Grendel. 
Scope I am looking at is the Viper PST 6-24X50. The first generation. Price I got is $500. 
Out of these, which will be better?
Vortex Viper PST 6-24X50 - $500
Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24X50 - $350
Athlon Argos BTR 6-24X50 - $300

Let me know.
This is for mainly range use at about 300-500, but looking to find a place to get to at least 800 one day.
Maybe a hunting trip one day, but that would be 150-200 yards max.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Skylar McMahon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/25/2019 at 15:36
It's a fair scope. I had one briefly and it was entirely too much magnification for anything I was planing to use it on. 

I ultimately ended up trading it on on a 4-16X50 PST which worked out much better for me. 

Objectively what would the goal for your rifle?
If you are thinking medium to long range tactical, I think it would be okay for you, but not optimum. 

For hunting, I think that you would be over powered and that it would be difficult to keep a bead on anything on the run as a result do to the narrow field of view. 

If I were you, I would feel more comfortable with a rock solid 3-9X at the distances you are talking about shooting. 
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I agree with Skylar that lower power would be a better choice for the majority of your shooting. 
Is you budget $500?   If you can give us the max budget we can make some recommendations for you based on that.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shoot4fun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/26/2019 at 11:44
where can you find the pst gen one for 500.00? I have been looking for one. Any help will be appreciated.
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samplelist.com is a good place to check. right now we don't have any on there except for a couple of 1-4 pst scopes. the rest are gen 2.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shoot4fun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/26/2019 at 18:42
the range I shoot on is only 600 yds. How much magnification do I need. The 4x16 or the 6x24? How far will the 4x16 shoot for precision. I am just getting started in this sport. 
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