Scope for HFT under £1000?

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    Stuart New Member

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    I know everyone has their own preference and there is no perfect scope as each has their own pro's and cons but what do people think is the best scope currently available to buy in UK for HFT, WITH £1000 budget? (I currently use a vortex 2.5-10x32 gen 1)
     
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    Stuart I use a Vortex Viper PST Gen II 2-10x32 have been doing really well with it. Don’t think you’ll go wrong with one of these. I’ve just purchased a March 1-10x24 haven’t tried it yet but will let you know how I think it compares to the Vortex.
     
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    funnily enough, just looking at these at Uttings, thanks for reply.
     
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    Don't discount the cheaper scopes. My pb is 57/60 with my TX with a ratty optisan viper. Just happened to suit me very well
     
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    Like you have said in your post there is no perfect scope for HFT one way or another there is comprises which you have to make.

    So make a list of things you feel is important to you or features which you feel you need i.e. half mildot or hashes on reticule must have at least 10 mag etc.
    What you like about your vortex and what you don't process of elimination.
    Once you feel you have a short list of scopes you like try and look through them if you can.
     
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    Phil S I have also purchased the march as well. I am also waiting on it roughly a 12 weeks lead time I must be close to 8 now.

    A scope is a personal thing what works for one person may not work with the next.
    Don't disregard the cheaper scopes there might be a gem that suits you try has much has you can.

    Buying a expensive scope gets you good glass and good build quality that's all.
    There was a few in Scotland bought expensive scopes thinking it will make them better shots or get more targets does not happen that way
    You have to have the talent and knowledge to get the targets
     
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    Lots to choose from with that budget, from personal experience 2nd hand your looking at a
    Nightforce nxs 2.5-10x24 or 2.5-10x32 (both very rare)
    Leupold mk4 2.5-8x36 (slightly less rare)
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    Trijicon Accupower 3-9x40
    Sightron s111 10x42
    SWFA 10x42
    +the Vortex you mentioned

    All great but have pro's and con's I'm afraid though.
     
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    Thanks, that's a great reply.
     
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    Thanks mate, lots to look at there, great help.
     
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    Stuart new there's also the Leupold vx3i 2.5-8x36 "custom shop" option from America but expect a 3-6 month wait for it!
     
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    I would stick with what you used today mate, you shot really well with it in some awful weather.

    Mark.
     
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    cheers mate, yeah thinking that myself now
     
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    Mick I tried to do this via Viking arms twice and was let down :( also my local rfd tried and couldn't get hold of one :confused:
     
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    I had the Viper 2-10x32pst and the gen 11 version ...only worked for me on 8x mag to get the required depth of field I found the optics to be quite dark , sightron s111 also a nice scope great ret but I had probs with px error a DG scope enhancer helped with that, SWFA 10 x 42 very good scope optics wise but the ret is very thin, let down by no ir function .
     
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    John, dealing with Viking is like pulling teeth!
     
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    Got a very nice SWFA 10x42 from Mick. Had been using a Hawke Vantage which i rather liked, but due to ever diminishing eyesight needed something with a bit better light gathering ability and the SWFA done the business.

    I like the mildot and 1/2 mil hashes and solid crosshair.

    I have had MTC scopes before, but that gap with the SCB rets was the one reason that put me off them. The gap generally falling in the 40 to 45 yard ranges where for myself it lost out a bit in precision to the solid crosshair.

    I have looked through several of the more expensive scopes and yes, the clarity and contrast on them is a very solid advantage to have.
     
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    Out of curiosity, how are your scored with your current setup?
    Have they been stable, dropping, slowly increasing?
     
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    It's a new set up he is using, first time he used the gun yesterday so early days yet.
    Shot really well though for first time out with a new setup.

    Mark.
     
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    Hi, yes only used it this week, only issue is the parallax 34 yards minimum, it was crap conditions but struggled to see the 8 yarder especially once it was battered, struggled more than I have on other scopes of lesser value.
     
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