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Ok, not sure if this has been brought up yet or not...but as I continue to search for a decent scope...I have found multiple good reviews on Vortex scopes...
http://www.vortexoptics.com/category/products
... and was wondering if anyone here has any experience with them? Their warranty looks excellent.
http://www.vortexoptics.com/content/vip_warranty

I've never heard of them but the spec sheet looks impressive. I don't like / need a lighted reticule but the 125 Min of adjustment on the Razor would mean a lot to me. I have a feeling that they are well made considering the features. Of course the $2500 price tag will keep it out of my gun room.

The cheaper model Crossfire has 75 Min of adjustment and at $229.00 is more in my price range.


Magnification 5-20 x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Eye Relief 3.9 inches
Field of View 13.6-5.2 feet/100 yards
Tube Size 35 mm
Turret Style Tall Uncapped - RZR Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation 1/4 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 125 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 125 MOA
Parallax Setting 40 yards to Infinity
Length 15.8 inches
Weight 35.2 ounces
 

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NBT said:
Ok, not sure if this has been brought up yet or not...but as I continue to search for a decent scope...I have found multiple good reviews on Vortex scopes...
http://www.vortexoptics.com/category/products
... and was wondering if anyone here has any experience with them? Their warranty looks excellent.
http://www.vortexoptics.com/content/vip_warranty
I just bought one of the Vortex Crossfires (6-24x50 AO) and I love it.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-crossfire-6-24x50-ao-riflescope-with-mil-dot-reticle

MSRP on it is $229, but I ended up getting one from SWFA for $99. It's a solid scope. Is it a high-end Leupold or Nightforce? No, but I love it and it gets the job done for now.
 
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NBT said:
Ok, not sure if this has been brought up yet or not...but as I continue to search for a decent scope...I have found multiple good reviews on Vortex scopes...
http://www.vortexoptics.com/category/products
... and was wondering if anyone here has any experience with them? Their warranty looks excellent.
http://www.vortexoptics.com/content/vip_warranty
I just bought one of the Vortex Crossfires (6-24x50 AO) and I love it.
http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vor … ot-reticle
MSRP on it is $229, but I ended up getting one from SWFA for $99. It's a solid scope. Is it a high-end Leupold or Nightforce? No, but I love it and it gets the job done for now.
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I also have this scope (also got it for $99), and have it on my Remington 597 (.22 LR). Awesome scope, and I might consider another one for a Remington 700. But as you can tell by me having it on my .22, I like a scope that is more powerfull than I need, so I may end up going with something more powerfull for my future 700 model.
 

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I got a CrossFire model sitting on my Remington R-15 rifle and it does the job plus the full lifetime warranty.
 

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I ordered a Viper PST 4-16x50 FFP EBR today for my 700. I have a friend who have three nighforces on his 700's and his friend has the PST. Well lets just say his 3 nightforces are up for sale as of today and he is ordering the PST as soon as he sells the nightforces. He swears the glass is clearer than his NF. I figured I would get one with my tax money and give it a try. I have always liked my MK4 leupold but he says they look like fog compared to this vortex. I will keep you posted.
 

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I would run the Razor HD. The initial PST release was a fail, but I think they have it sorted out now. I talked to them and checked out the PST's at SHOT show. It all depends on how demanding your shooting is. I wouldn't trade my NF of a PST but for the money they have an impressive list of features.

http://www.702shooter.com
http://www.702shooter.com/?s=Vortex

This scope is part of a larger project, developing an Urban Sniper rifle out of a Remington 788 in .243 Winchester. I am pleased the rifle is performing well, and will be the subject of another article. One frustration has been locating a reliable scope for little money. The Vortex Crossfire offered all the features I needed for long range rifle shooting at a desirable price.

The Vortex Crossfire 6–24×50 AO 1? tube caught my interest first by word of mouth from others all abuzz with the Vortex products, then by researching the internet, and finally by the price and features of the scope. I purchased mine from SWFA for a price that fit my budget nicely, the $99.95 deal. When the scope arrived, it was nicely packaged, had outstanding fit and finish, and in all respects looked like a serious piece of gear for long range shooting.

The Crossfire is packaged with a four inch sunshade, lens cleaning cloth, allen wrenches, and bikini style lens covers. Unpacking the scope, the fit and finish is excellent; the sunshade screws in solidly and mates up perfectly with the objective.
My Dad busted two of the Crossfires on his .243 and they promptly took care of him. He got fed up with the Crossfire and they upgraded him to a Viper.
 

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I will ask this of anyone is to test out the Vortex PST out really good. Even if the glass is a tab better lets say but how does a PST return to zero? After all the adjustments to shoot long range.
 

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I heard the same thing but also had heard they worked out the kinks. I am a casual shooter for 600 and 800 and think this will be fine for my 12 trips a year to the range.
 

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I will ask this of anyone is to test out the Vortex PST out really good. Even if the glass is a tab better lets say but how does a PST return to zero? After all the adjustments to shoot long range.
That was one of the probs but they worked it out so it returns to zero every time. My friends guy shoots his all the time hasn't had one prob and he shoots the 600 and 800. He swears by it. He got one after all the probs were worked out.
 

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i have yet to go that far with the scope. Only 200 yards ish. There are a few pre-determined bullet choices for factory ammo and different calibers to "match" the reticle dots, but I havent taken advantage of that as I reload. There is the main cross hair for your zero(100 yards) and dots for 200,300,400,500. There is a few charts that show bullet drops per bullet choices per given range dots. Its a pretty good idea, just limits the choices of ammunition used.
 

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I never heard of Vortex... But when I was building my Remington 700 SPS Tactical a guy at Sportsmans Warehouse introduced me to them in Utah. Never heard of them so I did ALOT of research on them as well as Night Force and many others scopes. I have to say, I was very impressed with Vortex. So much so, when I finally decided on a scope Vortex didn't have any avalible nation wide. I called multipule retailers only to find all of them had a wait list of 10+ long. I guess there name had got out fast!

After it was all said and done, I finally got my scope! I went with the Vortex Viper PST 6-24X50 EBR-1 MRAD First Focal Plane with a illuminated reticle. It also came with a sunshade. I am MORE than pleased with the quality and everthing about the scope! I also bought the level system Vortex offers as well as the scope rings. The guys over there at Vortex do a great job! I'm thinking abou t adding another for my AR-15.
 
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