- Nov 20, 2018
Any opinions on the Vortex Razor AMG or Gen 2?
I really like my Gen2 Razor. If it wasn't so heavy, I'd have a couple more for hunting rifles. I've used mine out to 1,400 yards, and it tracks great, I like the turrets, eyebox is forgiving, parallax is forgiving, glass is good to my eyes, and it's just an easy scope all around. Price has dropped considerably on these in the past year or so, and you can run across used ones for pretty cheap.
Where do you find these used? I did some searches and couldn’t turn anything up. Does Schmidt and Bender have the same durability as NF?S&B 5-25 PMII
Save the weight over the NFand get the better glass, no CA, better turrets (MTC), etc.
Can be found used for just over $2k.
Check Snipershide classifieds. $2500 is probably an easy find for a PMII, but if you are willing to wait for the right deal, you can find them for pretty close to 2k.Where do you find these used? I did some searches and couldn’t turn anything up. Does Schmidt and Bender have the same durability as NF?
Though I've only had it since this last January, I'm really liking my AMG. It's the closest thing to a perfect hunting scope for my wants and desires I think I could get. I may get an NX8 to try in the future, they are very interesting to say the least. Waiting for more feedback on that one though.
Hey Mike, appreciated your reply. I was able to spend some time around some lower end Athlons I was impressed. I looked at the Ares I think, but was looking online at the Cronus. What are a few things I will loose with the Athlon vs the nightforce ATACR or Mark 5The LRTS from Bushnell is the best optic under $1500 and 30 oz on the market. 28 oz and the non illuminated G3 reticle is great.
The new DMR II ED has pure fluorite glass and is brighter with a bit more magnification than the LRTS.
NF ATACR is right in your wheelhouse as well. Same pure fluorite glass as the high end Bushnell stuff. The new NX8 is something I’d go for over the ATACR just from a weight standpoint. Great mag ranges as well.
Athlon Cronus BTR is another Japanese made pure fluorite glass optic that has zero weak points. Don’t use many due to the weight however.
Mark 5 is getting more momentum and popularity with my customers. I’m digging the turrets and ergonomics/features. There’s a user here that’s had a parallax knob spinning under recoil issue, but that may be an anomaly. No failures yet.
Kahles 525. Phenomenal scope, don’t use much due to the weight again.
Good luck with your choices, new glass is always awesome! If you find yourself in the market for an Athlon or Bushnell, get ahold of me.
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Don’t think you can go wrong with any of them! All three have comparable glass and brightness. Turrets are fantastic on all of them, solid zero stops, plenty of elevation. The Mark 5 and the NF have capped windage. NF has the best reputation for tracking. Mk5 at 29 oz is the lightest of them by a wide margin. The Cronus is the cheapest price wise. I’d run any of them with confidence at this point.Hey Mike, appreciated your reply. I was able to spend some time around some lower end Athlons I was impressed. I looked at the Ares I think, but was looking online at the Cronus. What are a few things I will loose with the Athlon vs the nightforce ATACR or Mark 5