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    March break when you need them the most...

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    @doubleshot can shed light on those new gen 2 vipers. Sound pretty good to me

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    Yep Vortex Viper PST Gen II is pretty damn awesome, I have a couple both the 3-15x44 & 5-25x50 same glass as the Razor HD which I also have.

    So far can't fault them, nice low turrets, good elevation range, as I say pretty damn awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Shot View Post
    Yep Vortex Viper PST Gen II is pretty damn awesome, I have a couple both the 3-15x44 & 5-25x50 same glass as the Razor HD which I also have.

    So far can't fault them, nice low turrets, good elevation range, as I say pretty damn awesome.
    You're so predictable!! and a Vortex whore!! Nasty man.

    But, err..... are you still up this way? I want to look through a Gen II before I buy that or the Athlon Ares BTR.....

    Want to know how forgiving the err.... "Box" is.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimySquirrel View Post
    You're so predictable!! and a Vortex whore!! Nasty man.

    But, err..... are you still up this way? I want to look through a Gen II before I buy that or the Athlon Ares BTR.....

    Want to know how forgiving the err.... "Box" is.....
    Who's stocking the Athlon?

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    I'm having it "Couriered" at Xmas by a mate....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Shot View Post
    Yep Vortex Viper PST Gen II is pretty damn awesome, I have a couple both the 3-15x44 & 5-25x50 same glass as the Razor HD which I also have.

    So far can't fault them, nice low turrets, good elevation range, as I say pretty damn awesome.
    @Doubleshot how does the PST Gen 2 compare to the Razor HD? How do they compare to a Gen 1 PST?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimySquirrel View Post
    You're so predictable!! and a Vortex whore!! Nasty man.

    But, err..... are you still up this way? I want to look through a Gen II before I buy that or the Athlon Ares BTR.....

    Want to know how forgiving the err.... "Box" is.....
    Perhaps I am @SlimySquirrel and a whore to boot with a bit of nasty added in....I'm not up there anymore have moved mate, will be up on the weekend and have to go to Red Beach on Saturday, let me know and I'll bring one up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetroot View Post
    @Doubleshot how does the PST Gen 2 compare to the Razor HD? How do they compare to a Gen 1 PST?
    Hey @Beetroot the glass is the same mate, and a great improvement on the Gen I.
    I'm going to Auckland on Saturday but heading back Sunday morning via Te Kawhata so will be shooting through Morrinsville to home if you want to see one.

    Cheers Craig
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    Mate, I'll be flat out on Saturday but will make contact in case we can sort something!

    Just keen to see the eye box and glass really. Everyone has their own opinion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsm junkie View Post
    Bushnell LRHS 4-18 pretty much ticks all your boxes
    Yeah pretty much does. Not to keen on the G2 reticle, the newer G3 looks ok. Need to get behind one to my mind up.

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    I went up to the new NZ agents for Athelon last Friday and had a look at their Helos $ Argos (FFP Chinese glass), Midas (SFP & HD chinese glass), Ares (FFP chinese HD) and Cronos (FFP 34mm tube Jap HD Glass)

    The Cronus has been getting good reviews and being compared to the Kahles.

    Took my Zeiss Conquest MC along for comparison. Conquest still beats the Midas/Areas on optics and apparent field of view but they were close. I'm going to give a Midas a go as I've had a bad run importing scopes from the States lately...I've had to send back a Zeiss, Meopta and Nikon X1000 due to faults and "not fit for purpose"!

    Midas 4.5-27 definately better glass than the Nikon X1000 6-24

    The NZ Agents went around the sports shops last week, so you should see some on the shops soon.

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    What were the price indications? That Cronus looks a beauty and the Area also looks a good scope for the money.

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    Havnt seen the NZ retail price list but think the cronus BTR will go around $3000 and the Midas and Ares around $1200-1300.

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    Have a look at Sightron they have a great warranty if it all goes Pete tong!
    Also good glass and price
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