Alright I guess it comes down to this:
ZeroTech Trace Adv 4.5-27×50 - $1299
MeOpta Optika6 4.5-27×50 - $1125, available at local
Athlon Midas Tac 6-24×50 - $1250 (it says 1299 but I saw it in store for $1250) - also available local
I’m assuming this is miles ahead of the Argos, which is $800 - not sure if it’s worth linking.
Vortex Viper PST Gen 1 6-24×50 - $1100
Vortex Strike Eagle 5-25×55 - $1129
Alrighty, to the ZeroTech does seem quite good. However if I go the Athlon or MeOpta, I can see it properly before I buy it.
With the Vortex, if I were to go with one, which would be better out of the first gen Viper and newer Strike Eagle? With Vortex, I’m a little put off by all the failures I’ve heard about but then I read great things as well. Also as mentioned, they do have the life time warrenty in the worst case scenario.
Alrighty it looks like it comes down to these 5. I guess I can’t go wrong with any of them. Talk about paralysis by analysis😂
At the end of the day I just want to shoot some paper and build some skills, maybe take some shots at the 500m gong. However when time allows for it and I’ve built foundation, I’d like to try some longer ranges down the track without having to replace whichever scope I go with.
Also, with all the phone apps available these days, does it really matter if I go Mils or MOA? All of these scopes are available in both.