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Vortex PST VS. Nightforce

Thread in 'Gear Reviews' started by ncrinc12, Jan 17, 2017.

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    Alright fellow members, I am looking to add a scope on my SCAR 17. Have not had experience with Nightforce and wandering if the price difference is worth it or get the PST and have money for additional ammo.
     
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    Vortex is nice however you cannot torque the rings and bases as tight as the Nightforce.

    Ring torque force max
    Vortex torque max 17 inch lbs
    Nightforce torque max 25inch pounds

    Side Rail torque max
    Vortex torque max 35 inch pounds
    Nightforce torque max 50+ inch pounds


    Vortex is a thin wall aluminum aircraft type material, used to lighten up the scope for less weight and less tolerance of tighter pressures on the tube before denting or distortion of the tube...

    Nightforce is a thick wall protects the scope and tube much, much better...

    You can see the lens differences also...

    There are negatives, positives for everything... You just have to study the details not just the price...

    good luck with your scope finding quest...
     
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    Thanks for the reply, read on a couple of forums that the SCAR is rough on optics for some reason. I had a Leupold VX6 Firedot 1 x 6 on it and realized it was not enough magnification for this rifle. The Leupold now sits on my SBR 300 and seems to be a great fit
     
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    The VVPST are great scopes for the money, but they ain't in the same league as a Nighforce.

    While I haven't seen it personally I've heard of the SCAR-17 wrecking VVPST scopes. Never heard of that with a NF.

    I've gone cheap on optics and later regretted it. I've never regretted buying expensive optics.
     
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    The Leupold I had on it stood up, but that was minimal rounds. I have blown the reticles out of a couple of cheaper scopes, but I would not put them in the same class as the PST. Is the Nightforce housing and glass that much better for the extra$$$
     
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    Very much so! Can't begin to compare the two. The NF has better glass, better coatings, thicker walls, better quality internal components, etc. It's just better in every way.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Going to make a decision soon
     
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    Depending on what day you catch me, I've got 6-8 Nightforce scopes at my house. You're welcome to come on by and look at/through them. I'm happy to help with any info I can.
     
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    Knew you were the man for the task.:thumb:
     
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