Leupold VX-2 vs Vortex Diamondback HP

Leupold VX-2 vs Vortex Diamondback HP

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    Leupold VX-2 vs Vortex Diamondback HP

    Cant decide on a scope for my AR 308 build. Im going back and forth between a Leupold VX-2 3-9x40mm and a Vortex Diamondback HP 3-12x42mm. Will the side parallax adjustment justify picking the Vortex over the Leupold or is the side parallax adjustment not as important? Rifle will be used for target shooting paper and steel targets at ranges from 50 yds all the way out to 600 yds. Barrel is 18" long with a medium length gas system.

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    Yes, you will want the ability to adjust parallax

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    Everything about the Vortex is better. Larger zoom range, slightly larger objective, and of course parallax adjustment.
    -I redefined trust between my wife and I. I bought her a gun, taught her to shoot, and made her the beneficiary on my life insurance.

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    Also the Leupold you mention will not track well at all.

    One point regarding the Vortex scopes I found in their Questions and Answers section:

    All of the Razor, PST, and any of the illuminated V-Brite Crossfire riflescopes have etched glass reticles. All their other scopes have wire reticles.

    I pretty much prefer the glass etched ones after my son's Diamondback reticles broke while shooting his Tikka T3 Lite in 300WSM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blwebster View Post
    Also the Leupold you mention will not track well at all.

    One point regarding the Vortex scopes I found in their Questions and Answers section:

    All of the Razor, PST, and any of the illuminated V-Brite Crossfire riflescopes have etched glass reticles. All their other scopes have wire reticles.

    I pretty much prefer the glass etched ones after my son's Diamondback reticles broke while shooting his Tikka T3 Lite in 300WSM.
    Great advice there.

    OP, not sure what you were going to spend on the HD Diamondback, but Camera Land had the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 on sale.for $320. That's scope has better turrets and tracking, a 30mm tube and the glass etched reticle that blwebster was talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCalFocus View Post
    Great advice there.

    OP, not sure what you were going to spend on the HD Diamondback, but Camera Land had the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 on sale.for $320. That's scope has better turrets and tracking, a 30mm tube and the glass etched reticle that blwebster was talking about.
    I would but I already have a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 on my Remington 700

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    Quote Originally Posted by xRelentlessXx View Post
    I would but I already have a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 on my Remington 700
    You don't want two? LOL
    -I redefined trust between my wife and I. I bought her a gun, taught her to shoot, and made her the beneficiary on my life insurance.

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