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Vortex Viper PST gen. 2 5-25x50 FFP vs Burris XTR 2 5-25x50

Introduction to Vortex Viper PST gen.2 5-25x50 FFP vs Burris XTR 2 5-25x50

  • Two well-established American companies finally go toe to toe with their newer models of tactical rifle scopes. Burris is competing with their XTR 2, first shown in 2014, on Shot Show, while Vortex brought forth their next line of Vortex Viper PST gen.2 in 2017.

  • Both the scopes are made by American based companies, but are manufactured in the Philippines, to reduce costs.

Vortex Viper PST gen. 2 5-25x50 FFP vs Burris XTR 2 5-25x50Burris XTR II 5-25x50

Video Review of Burris XTR 2 5-25x50 Rifle Scope

Burris XTR 2 5-25x50 Reticle Subtensions

Video Review of Vortex Viper PST gen. 2 5-25x50 FFP Rifle Scope

Vortex Viper PST gen. 2 5-25x50 FFP Reticle Subtensions

Vortex Viper PST gen.2 vs Burris XTR 2 Comparison Table

  Burris XTR II 5-25x50

Burris XTR II 5-25x50

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Vortex Viper PST gen II 5-25x50 FFP

Vortex Viper PST gen II 5-25x50 FFP

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Short Description Burris XTR II 5-25x50 Vortex Viper PST gen II 5-25x50 FFP
Manufacturer Burris Vortex
Color No Black
Diopter adjustment - -
Twilight Factor - -
Light transmittance - -
Built in Range finder No No
Working temperature range - -
Fogproof Yes Yes
Water proof Yes Yes
Shock proof Yes Yes
Made in Philippines Philippines
In production since 2017 2017
Variable magnification Yes Yes
Tube size/diameter 34 mm 30 mm
Type of mount rail No No
Parallax setting - -
Parallax adj. Yes - side focus Yes - side focus
Parallax adustment range 45 m to infinity 25 yards / 22.8 m - inf.
Fast focus eyepiece type Yes Yes
Reticle illumination No Yes
Usable at daytime Yes No
Illumination color Red Red
Reticle position No 1. focal plane - FFP
Click Value No 10mm/100m - 0.10MIL
Filled with Nitrogen Nitrogen
Lens coatings Fully Multicoated Fully Multicoated
Special features 1. focal plane, Fogproof, Fully multicoated, Illuminated reticle, Parallax adjustment, Shockproof, Tactical Turrets, Variable, Waterproof 1. focal plane, Fast focus, Fogproof, Fully multicoated, Illuminated reticle, Shockproof, Tactical Turrets, Variable, Waterproof
Objective size diameter 58 mm 58 mm
Reticle No No
Warranty 10 years 10 years
Type of Turret Tactical Tactical
Number of Turret Turns MT - Multi Turn MT - Multi Turn
Automatic Turn Off Yes No
Direction of turret rotation CCW CCW
Lens size diameter. 50.0000 50.0000
Maximal field of view. 6.4000 7.3000
Min. magnification. 5.5700 5.5700
Weight. 1017.1000 989.1600
Max. magnification. 25.0000 25.0000
Minimal eye relief. 89.0000 86.0000
Size of Dot. No No
Length. 465.4800 456.4900
Mount length. No 174.0000
Minimal exit pupil. 2.0000 2.0000
Minimal field of view. 1.3000 1.5000
Elevation - mrad. 29.1600 22.6800
Mounting rail. No No
Locking turrets No No
Zero-Stop Yes Yes
Scope Rail Standard No No
Mounting Standard No -
 
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Vortex vs Burris Price Comparison

The Vortex is the more expensive option of the two, totalling at 1.839,00 €, while the Burris is 1,489,00 € without any of the extra options, such as the reticle and illuminator, along with different colours of the scope.

Vortex vs Burris Body Comparison

  • The Vortex is lighter of the pair with 885g, while Burris weighs 910g

  • Both scopes have a similar length, with Burris being 8 milimitres longer

  • The big difference is Burris' bigger tube diametre, which allows it more elevation and windage travel

  • The Viper PST gen.2 has an adjustable parallax turret from 25 yards (23 metres) to infinity, and the XTR 2 has one from 50 yards (45 metres) to infinity.

  • Vortex is only available in black matte colour, but the Burris XTR has the additional option of Dark Earth Brown and Flat Dark Earth

Vortex vs Burris Optics Comparison

Both of the scopes have the same magnification (5-25) and zoom factor (5), but the Vortex leads in both the Maximal and Minimum Field of view, with the maximum of 7.3 m / 100 m and minimum of 1.5 m / 100 m, against Burris' 6.4 m / 100 m and 1.3 m / 100 m.

Vortex Viper PST gen II 5-25x50 FFP

Vortex Viper PST gen. 2 5-25x50 FFP

Pros:

  • weight

  • optics quality

  • affordable

  • exceptional glass quality

Cons:

  • clunky illumination control

Burris XTR 2 5-25x50

Vortex Viper PST gen. 2 5-25x50 FFP vs Burris XTR 2 5-25x50

Pros:

  • made for harsh environments

  • warranty

  • affordable

  • bigger elevation range

Cons:

  • eye-relief

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