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May as well buy a quality fixed power scope and an offset red dot for quite a bit less money ....

A friend and I were talking about that just recently. What is a good fixed power scope these days?


Leupold has the FX series I think it's called. Moderate price.
There's also the Vortex prisms which are cheaper. I have a fixed 3x that's clear but the eye relief and eye box are a bit harsh. Pretty sure Vortex came out with a fixed 5x this year or last.
ACOG of course and there is a model for piggyback RMR. I almost went that route but the LPVO I purchased was cheaper.


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I have a fixed 3x ....

Fixed 3x Vortex prism?
If so, is the semicircle reticle visible without the battery power? (I looked but could not find it on the Vortex site.)




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The reticle is etched to the glass so it's just like a regular scope when it's not on.

Depending in the application the tried and true SWFA 10x42 is still about $300.
 
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Thank you.
I was under the impression that all prismatic type sights had etched reticles, but didn't want to assume.




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I have a fixed 3x ....

Fixed 3x Vortex prism?
If so, is the semicircle reticle visible without the battery power? (I looked but could not find it on the Vortex site.)


It's very usable and illumination helps quite a bit.
The reticle in it is on the smaller side but I was hitting at 325 yards with it.
Just not an ideal eye box and relief is not great.


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I am not but
Jerry Miculek has some very nice
You tube vids of what and how he uses his.





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is it that slow and difficult to just change the magnification setting when transitioning from one distance to another?


It's slower than not doing it.

That's not a smart ass answer, it's just the facts when trying to shave off every possible second.
 
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So far I’m liking red dot offset, I bought a Vortex Viper PST Gen2 1-6 sitting in a Badger Ordance mount with Holosun offset.



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So far I’m liking red dot offset, I bought a Vortex Viper PST Gen2 1-6 sitting in a Badger Ordance mount with Holosun offset.



That's very nice.
Quick question. What did you zero your red dot at?
I did a 50 yard zero for the scope but I'm almost thinking 25 yards for the RMR.


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100 yard for the scope

50 yard for the red dot


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