No idea - didn’t order. Optics Planet has been quick to ship items that I have ordered in the past, granted, they have never shipped me an optic.In stock? These are shipping?
when did you order BlackHalo? I placed my order Jan 12. I wouldn't be upset to get it soon, but I understood they wouldn't be arriving en masse until April - and with the COVID mess going on now a delay wouldn't be unexpected.
SWFA 3-9x42 with an offset red dot will certainly be more cost effective. If you plan to spend a lot of time above 6x in low light, this is a very good option.@koshkin
Question pertaining to optic optimization.
I’m looking at the Vortex and wondering if a purpose built medium range optic (SWFA 3-9, 3-12 LHRS) with an offset RMR would be better than the Vortex. Just wondering how I can optimize weight and overall capability.
SWFA: 19oz + (RMR + RMR Mount): 2oz = 21oz
Vortex G3: 21.5oz
- either optic mounted in a 1.93” Scalarworks mount
The Vortex is definitely the sexier option, but at the end of the day, I want to optimize performance from 0-600 yards. Have you found any compromises in the Vortex that is solved with a “traditional” optic?
Basically, what are your or anyone else’s thoughts on the Vortex G3 vs. An SWFA 3-9 (or similar) with RMR?
You're not necessarily wrong but you'd be shooting the rifle canted for the entire carbine class and deal with the scope blocking vision. I think you'd be more hindered trying to run that then running the vortex in a distance class.Thanks for the reply. Not really worried about the money side as I am budgeting 1.8-2k for the optic setup. Just looking at optimizing a 16” .223W AR that can go to a CQB carbine class one month, a precision carbine class the next, and do well at both.
The Vortex seems like it’ll do both in a pinch whereas the other option gives me solid turrets, aftermarket zero stop, all while retaining point blank ability.
Any comparisons to the MK8 on that other rifle?
took it out and zeroed it today. In true horus-ish fashion, The optic was a breeze to zero. Placed one shot on the target, and then use the reticle to read the adjustments. My co-worker did the same with his GEN3 and Barret REC10. If done in this fashion, you can literally be zero’d in 2-3 shots. After that we placed one chip shot on steel at 465 yards, a mere 3 Mils, with 175 grain SMK GMM. Both center of chest hits, one and done. I’ll post further with further use. Thus far, we’ve both favorable views of the optic.
Nice rifle. Very lightweight and handy feeling. I think he said it weighs 8lbs, but it felt lighter. My MWS is 8.7 lbs, but it is handicapped slightly due to the indexing collar.Nice pics how is that Barrett Rec 10 running.I had the Rec 7 and loved it.Sorry I got rid of it.
*Here is a post I made in another thread on this forum upon initial receipt of the optic:Any comparisons to the MK8 on that other rifle?
What app do you use that lets you figure out what ammo and distance you need to zero at to get the ammo to line up with the BDC?2. The one that I have is the MOA version with the BDC reticle but I actually dig it. If I tune the zero at 50 yards to equal a true zero between 200-225 depending on the cartridge I can get the hold overs to line up pretty good, generally within 1/2 MOA or better. So far I've run the numbers and so far I can make this reticle work with 77gr OTM, 75 BTHP, 55gr FMJ, etc...most common 5.56 basically. This is the magnification on 10X.