Athlon ARES BTR vs Vortex Viper PST Gen 2

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I am unfortunately not in a position to handle either model before hand. For those of you who have experience with both give me their honest opinion? Which would be your choice?

2.5-15x50 vs 3-15x44
4.5-27x50 vs 5-25x50
 
Jul 29, 2014
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wait for new ares etr. better in about every way though untested it seems to check about every box, 4.5-30x, 56mm objective, 34mm rings, 32mil elevation, lockable wind, good reticle
 

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I am anxious to see the new ETR as well. I do have both Ares BTR 4.5-27x50 and Gen 2 PST 5-25x50 on hand and in terms of image quality and turret feel, PST Gen 2 is a bit better. It is also more expensive, so there is that to take into account.

Both seem to stay zeroed and adjust reasonably well, but side by side PST Gen 2 is a better scope optically. I expect ETR to be a better scope, so that should make for an interesting comparison.

ILya
 
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