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Vortex PST II vs Steiner P4Xi vs Burris XTR II

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Just got vortex PST genii last month from OP for under $500, its on sale plus a coupon. I had Bushnell sold it, then Vortex Strike eagle 1-6 traded it in with Atibal xp8. I thought xp8 glass is good, it is still good, but PST is way better. Never had a high end scope to compare with but this is all I can afford and I made a great choice. A little heavy but I care less as long as I get a better view of my targets and you won’t be carrying it all day anyway. 

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I now have both Steiner P4Xi and Burris XTR II. Have steiner on 11.5  and  Burris on 16in just mounted  have not shot  Burris yet.   just looking  trough the p4xi is just a bit better on 1 power. just  a little the only way to see it is by looking at them one after the other.  Honestly if some one told me i have to get rid of one i would not be able to choose . would need to flip the coin. 

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well the steiner better not suck as i just ordered one, without the opportunity to look thru it first.  just wanted something lighter for a lighter ar-15 build i just did.

 

what i know i don't like about it is it has a bdc reticle set up for a 200yd zero.  this rifle will be used mostly if not exclusively in bay stages (ie 50yd max), occasionally going out to 300yds.  depending on how far the 200 yard zero is off from ~25yd poi, i may just zero it at 25 or so and put up with some weird holds at 100-300yds.

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The 200 is perfect O.  Including short bays.  Play with it you will never look back 

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1 hour ago, davsco said:

well the steiner better not suck as i just ordered one, without the opportunity to look thru it first.  just wanted something lighter for a lighter ar-15 build i just did.

 

what i know i don't like about it is it has a bdc reticle set up for a 200yd zero.  this rifle will be used mostly if not exclusively in bay stages (ie 50yd max), occasionally going out to 300yds.  depending on how far the 200 yard zero is off from ~25yd poi, i may just zero it at 25 or so and put up with some weird holds at 100-300yds.

You will be happy with the steiner. It's the clearest glass you will ever look through. 

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12 hours ago, davsco said:

well the steiner better not suck as i just ordered one, without the opportunity to look thru it first.  just wanted something lighter for a lighter ar-15 build i just did.

 

what i know i don't like about it is it has a bdc reticle set up for a 200yd zero.  this rifle will be used mostly if not exclusively in bay stages (ie 50yd max), occasionally going out to 300yds.  depending on how far the 200 yard zero is off from ~25yd poi, i may just zero it at 25 or so and put up with some weird holds at 100-300yds.


I'd be pretty surprised if you weren't happy with the Steiner.  It's a decent weight, has clear glass, good eye relief, and a nice usable reticle.

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14 hours ago, 1911vm said:

The 200 is perfect O.  Including short bays.  Play with it you will never look back 

 

THIS.

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2 hours ago, 1911vm said:

just FYI

 

 

that's pretty neat!  my one club has some pretty tight targets and there i'll be shooting way more close stuff than 100-300 yd stuff.  i'll play around with different zero distances and see what works for me.

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I switched to 200 about 7 years ago after taking my first  class  with Mike Pannone . Less holdovers  i shoot center mass  from 25 to 200  deviation is no more than 3in. than hold chin for center mass hit at 300. Good luck and have fun. 

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20 hours ago, davsco said:

well the steiner better not suck as i just ordered one, without the opportunity to look thru it first.  just wanted something lighter for a lighter ar-15 build i just did.

 

what i know i don't like about it is it has a bdc reticle set up for a 200yd zero.  this rifle will be used mostly if not exclusively in bay stages (ie 50yd max), occasionally going out to 300yds.  depending on how far the 200 yard zero is off from ~25yd poi, i may just zero it at 25 or so and put up with some weird holds at 100-300yds.

You will love it!

If your ammo is around 2900 fps, a 200 yd. zero will  be pretty much dead on at 50 all the way out to 200 yds.

From  25 yds out you will be able to hold dead on any target out to 200yds The rise will only be about 1-1/2.

25 and in you will be only be about an inch high except for real close shots. 5 to 15 yds you will be the amount your scope is over the bore of your rifle.

Usually about 3"

 

 

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On 3/15/2019 at 5:13 PM, dmshozer1 said:

You will love it!

so i just opened the steiner box.  looked thru the reticle and that center is super tiny, thinking i wouldn't even be able to see a red dot that small.  but turned it on and up and that is def a nice, bright, relatively large daylight dot!  i think i will like it, thx everyone for the advice and input!

 

now i just need to get my seekins adj gas block set.  i turned it all the way in, backed it out some, case not ejected.  backed it out a half, case not ejected, backed it out a half, case ejected but didn't load a new round, backed it out a half, case ejected but didn't load a new round, same again, backed it out a half, and this time the case didn't eject, crap!  was doing this in my backyard trying not to piss off the neighbors too much.  will do it all again at the range after my next match.

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