Vortex Optics Strike Eagle Second Focal Plane Riflescopes
- The updated Strike Eagle 1-6x24 is defined by speed and versatility. A true 1x on the low end adapts to a wide range of scenarios, letting shooters rapidly engage targets from point-blank to extended ranges.
- The magnification ring has been updated and now includes a thread-in throw lever, and the magnification indicators can now be seen without coming off the scope.
- The new illuminated BDC3 reticle focuses the shooter's eye to the target faster and holdovers allow for immediate use out to 650 yards for targets of known distance.
- The fast focus dial on the eyepiece allows for quick and easy reticle focusing. Anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces provide increased light transmission for greater clarity and low-light performance.
- Nitrogen purged and o-ring sealed the for water and fogproof performance. The one piece, aircraft grade aluminum, 30mm tube is shockproof shrugging off recoil and other impacts.
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First off, this scope seems very well-built from the knurled focus knob to the little low profile bump on the zoom knob to assist you in changing your zoom. Windage and Elevation adjustments have nice clean clicks. The body is thick and solid, seems like it could take a couple bangs and some light drops.
The glass is very nice for the price, not as good as the XD Glass (Extra-Low Dispersion) Vortex offers in other scopes such as the Viper PST. If I had to be picky, yes, the XD Glass is nicer, but only by 15-20% give or take, this is just my opinion though. With that being said, I am more than satisfied with the glass on this scope. It is very close to true 1x, if your inside a small room you will notice a bit of fish eye, but you can still use it with two eyes opened, once you get a little further away about 20ft or so, it is true 1x from there on out.
Illumination, isn't as bright as most people would want it. On a nice sunny day, your probably gonna be running it at the max setting which will definitely do the job, you can still see your reticle in red, but it's not very eye catching, more like "hey, my reticle is red". I would say the max setting on the Strike Eagle is probably the 8-9 setting on an Aimpoint Micro H-1. I never found myself using the illumination much anyways. Especially outdoors, the etched reticle was more then visible.
There's two things I didn't like about this scope.
The Eyebox on this scope is tight, practicing with this scope and making sure your cheekweld is consistent is going to be important to get a correctly centered, full field of view sight picture, when looking through the scope. The higher in magnification you go, the tighter the eyebox gets. It does have very good eye relief at about 4 inches, I shoot nose to charging handle so I mounted my scope slightly more forward and it worked great to help me get a very consistent cheekweld giving me the same correct sight picture everytime. If the eyebox was wider, I think you would be able to run this scope a lot faster but most of the times you only see good eyeboxes in more expensive scopes so I can't complain much. Practice and consistent cheekweld will definitely help you with this problem.
The other thing is the reticle. I couldn't get use to it. Using it in close quarters just didn't feel right, I would much rather have a dot in the middle instead of placing a busy crosshair on target. Especially when you are in a place with barricades and obstacles I think a dot in the middle would've been better suited vs the crosshairs. The horseshoe is great for close quarters but it covers a lot of your target and will never be as precise vs. having a dot in the middle, but some people just want combat effective hits as quickly as possible and the horseshoe will do that. The crosshairs were more suited for long range precision shots which is where I think this reticle excels. I used this scope on and off the bench successfully, but when I was on the bench or using something for support for long range shots, I found this crosshair to help me be more accurate vs. a dot. But when your shooting offhand which is what I mostly do, I think this reticle is harder to use vs a dot because it is more busy and you will see more moving around rather than just focusing on putting a dot on target. I'll post some photos of the reticle so maybe you guys can decide what you think of it, after all, this is just my opinion. I think this reticle offers what you need, horseshoe for quick target aquisition, and crosshairs for more precise shots out at further distances, but I feel a dot in the middle of this reticle would have suited me better because it would produce a simple clean sight picture allowing me to be faster and letting me see more of my target.
I'm pretty picky when it comes to buying the right gear for my firearms and I always look for the best I can get out of my money, this scope is definitely an exception to that if you can't afford the 900+ 1-6x scopes. This is a very quality 1-6x scope for the price sold by a company that has a lifetime no questions asked warranty, I think the biggest question is, Do you like the reticle? I don't think you will know until you use it in person. If you do like this reticle, do yourself a favor and like the other reviewer said, "Just get it."
This is the end of my super long review, thanks for reading.
I'd appreciate it if you guys let me know if it helped you out in some way. Feel free to comment any questions you have. Thanks!
I will say this I did screw up mounting this. I highly suggest you do NOT use some cheap torque driver and you get one that goes to the inch pound adjustment. I over-tighten the rings and it made a slight dent just barely noticeable by eye. I cried a little thinking I just tanked $300 till I called into customer service. The lady was super nice reassured me it was covered to to ship it in. She took my info and emailed me a warranty slip all filled out to print. Thank god cause my hand writing sucks. I sent it in and within a week they sent me a replacement. I bought their vortex driver which is well worth the money. Set the scope up and was drilling holes in no time. I never imagine customer service to be so seamless and easy.
I plan to buy just vortex due to them providing such great service. I'm confident if I put a vortex scope on my hunting rifle I know I'm covered in the worst case scenario. All to often hunting rifles get dropped or you trip/slip and your scope is now cracked, dented or filled with water. If you got a vortex they have your back, no receipts, just send it in and they'll do everything they can to get you back out there. I like that since often I'm sharing guns between friends or family. If anything happens they can send it in to get fixed don't need to worry about sending it myself.
I can't thank vortex enough for their support and care. I love their products and you can't beat the service.
If your new to hunting or shooting sports I highly recommend Vortex anything. You won't have to worry about making a mistake or having an expensive accident which happens to everyone at some point. I plan to treat all their products with care it's just insanely comforting to know they got my back.
I would not recommend this scope for the competitive 3 gun shooter (those that are truly competitive, not just those that occasionally compete) but for the weekend warriors this is an excellent choice.
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The overall quality of the optic is fine too. Clarity is good and it feels solid enough to take a few knocks no problem.
I can't imagine ever needing to replace it.
Das Glas ist natürlich kein Zeiss, Steiner, oder Swarowski. Man gibt hier unter 400 Euro aus. Das muss man immer im Blick haben. Und für diesen Preis ist es wirklich ein hervorragendes Glas. Die Randschärfe kann natürlich nicht mit oben genannten mithalten, ist aber mehr als nur im akzeptablen Rahmen. Das Gewicht ist akzeptabel. Die Absehenverstellung ist in 1/2MOA-Schritten zu verstellen, was für den Einsatzzweck absolut reicht, es ist ja kein Longrange-Glas. Das Glas hält auch die Null ohne Probleme. Um auf 100m Präzisionsschießen zu machen, ist das Absehen etwas zu dick, man kriegt aber trotzdem gute Streukreise hin. Präzissionsschießen auf 50m funktioniert mit diesem Glas wieder sehr gut. Die ballistischen Linien sind ein nettes Gimmick, aber ich schätze, dass die meisten User das niemals brauchen werden. Wann schießt man damit schon über 200m?
Das Absehen ist in elf Schritten beleuchtbar, die Abstufungen sind gut.
Gut ist, dass man bei den Türmen die Null markieren kann. Die Absehenverstellung funktioniert über deutlich wahrnehmbare Klicks.
Alles in allem ein empfehlenswertes Glas für IPSC-Einsteiger und Freizeitschützen. Für die Drückjagd wäre mir das Absehen zu geschäftig, da wäre ein ganz banales Absehen 4 besser geeignet.
Schön wäre es wenn ein Anzugsmoment dabei stehen würde.
Nun zum eigentlich „Problem“
Ich habe mir das Glas bestellt und erst bei der Versandbenachrichtigung gesehen, dass das Glas aus Israel verschickt wird. Das Glas ist im Endeffekt 5 Wochen am Zoll gelegen, weil die Deklaration vom Verkäufer falsch war (25 Dollar Wert und Spielzeug). Im Endeffekt hat es um 60 Eur mehr gekostet als im Handel oder direkt vom Hersteller.
L'Accisition reflex des cibles est magique
Et les tirs a distances sont somptueux .
Je recommande ce produit étant donné son excellent rapport qualité prix.