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Nightforce SHV vs Vortex PST FFP scopes

Thread in 'Firearms Chat' started by sinwagon71, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. sinwagon71

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    Has any one had any experience comparing the Nightforce SHV line to the Vortex PST FFP line of scopes. Wanting to put a scope on my 338 Lapua in the interim until i can get the ATACR nightforce
     
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    The NF SHV is the better optic for comparably more money.

    Bette glass and coatings.

    More robust overall design.

    The NF has a ZeroSet feature the VVPST lacks.

    I like the VVPST line very much for the $, but it still ain't quite the scope the NF's are, even the SHV.

    I've owned several VVPST's, and I see them in the hands of my students in every single class. I own numerous NF's, including 3 ATACR's and a BEAST.
     
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    I have a had a couple of the Nightforce NXS line and love them I am just looking for something that wont break the bank to do some load work up until i am ready to take the plunge on the ATACR F1 with the horus reticle. For the cost I am leaning nightforce just thought i might save couple hundred by going vortex
     
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    The VVPST will work just fine for that.

    What .338 do you have?
     
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    There is also the new SHV F1 with mil adjustments. If you're just looking for a place holder the NF should hold its value well when you go to sell it.
     
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    Yep just looked it up little less magnification but looks like a good candidate
     
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    The new SHV is:

    FFP

    5mil or 10MOA per revolution (MIL-R or MOAR reticles only)

    Capped windage knob

    ZeroSet

    Illuminated

    MSRP $1290.
     
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    May try to pick one up for my .22 so I can move the 2.5-10x42 over to something else. That is still one of my favorite Nightforce scopes
     
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    They're a good one! I've got a NF NXS Compact 2.5-10x32mm and recently ordered a 2.5-10x24mm. No idea what I'm putting the new one.....just always wanted one!

    The 2.5-10x32mm will probably go on my daughter's deer rifle; DRD Tactical CDR-15 in .300Blk.
     
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    My SCAR 17s trashed a vortex viper in 39 rounds. I'm liking the NF NXS 1-4x with the cross-hair (HRD I think) reticle. Anyone know if this one will stand up to the unusual recoil of a SCAR.
     
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