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Old 03-26-2019, 7:47 AM
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Default Vortex Razor HD vs Viper HS-LR w BORS

I have a M82A1 that has been sitting waiting for glass and I'm pretty much set on Vortex. I have enjoyed my Vortex products and I've been happy with their price/performance point.


I'm looking at a Viper HS-LR 6-24x50 with a BORS included for a little under $1400.

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I could save up a little more and get a Razor HD gen2 4.5-27x56 for about $1800 and eventually pick up a kestrel to go with it.


==> Is the Razor HD glass that much better than the Viper?

I'm new to long range shooting and think the BORS might be helpful in getting my feet wet. The M82 shoots minutes of VW - not sure how beneficial higher quality glass will be on it. My goal is to spend more time exploring LR shooting and see how far I can go.

Thoughts?
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Old 03-26-2019, 4:05 PM
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Well you need enough quality to keep the lenses in the scope. Isn't the M82 really hard on scopes because of the way the semi-auto action works?
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The BORS system looks cool, but I would go with the Razor HD Gen2 for the glass and elevation adjustment if you insist on Vortex. I would also take a hard look at the Nightforce ATACR 7-35x56 F1 if possible as I just took mine out to 2000 yards and it performed very well. In my limited long range experience, any initial ballistics calculator will get you very close, and you will spot your corrections off the reticle anyways. That's my 2 cents.
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The BORS system was state of the art in 2009...but today, range finders and ballistic solvers have gotten so much better.

The Razor is hands down a better scope over the HSLR.
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The BORS system was state of the art in 2009...but today, range finders and ballistic solvers have gotten so much better.

The Razor is hands down a better scope over the HSLR.
The BORS solver is actually not that good either.
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