- Platform/cartridge: Lightweight 6.5 creedmoor in MDT chassis and Medium weight 280 AI remage bolt action in fiberglass stock
- What is your intended use for the scope? Hunting - some target practice
- What type of conditions will you typically shoot in? Daylight, low light
- What are the typical distances you intend to shoot? Under 600 yards
I had already bought a Vortex Razor HD LHT SFP 3-15x50, this one Vortex LHT
I have looked through both, held them. Mounted the Vortex and hunted last season with it. The S&B is foreign to me but appears to be part of their budget line. Both optics are priced in the same category, within ounces of each other, both have illuminated reticles with the Vortex having a bit more magnification and better turrets.
Honestly, I can't tell the difference between the two (especially glass quality) and am unfamiliar with S&B other than people saying they are good. My 6.5 cm will get much more use due to ammo availability and the weight of the rifle. Right now I am leaning on putting the S&B on the 6.5 cm and the LHT on the 280AI.
Is this as simple of a decision as S&B > Vortex or are the Vortex scopes in this range better than the S&B budget lines?
Thanks for any input.