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#7037341 - 01/13/18 07:30 PM Vortex strike eagle
aggiegolfer09 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/21/14
Posts: 245
Loc: Dallas
how is the glass on these?

just saw they came out with a 3-18 and a 4-20 scope.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-strike-eagle-3-18x44-riflescope-ebr-4-reticle

Selling for $450

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#7037468 - 01/13/18 09:06 PM Re: Vortex strike eagle [Re: aggiegolfer09]
patriot07 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/11
Posts: 2560
Loc: Royse City, TX
$450 for the 3-18 model seems like a very fair price. I wish they had it in mils and I'd be interested to know what mag the reticle will be accurate at.

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#7037497 - 01/13/18 09:17 PM Re: Vortex strike eagle [Re: aggiegolfer09]
aggiegolfer09 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/14
Posts: 245
Loc: Dallas
same here. I am making the switch to mils but love the mag range. perfect for hunting.

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#7037879 - 01/14/18 10:28 AM Re: Vortex strike eagle [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
got to be something better out there confused2
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#7073374 - 02/10/18 12:48 PM Re: Vortex strike eagle [Re: aggiegolfer09]
mley1 Offline
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Registered: 09/03/07
Posts: 208
Loc: Santa Fe, TX
I've got a Strike Eagle 1-8. It's OK. The dot is supposed to be zeroed at 50, and will then be good at 200. I have mine zeroed at 100 at the moment. The dot seems a little large for precise work. And, that's ok, as this particular reticle is designed more for close in stuff and as a combat reticle for fast target acquisition. Those newer scopes may be different and have a different reticle. The turrets on my scope seem to track fine, the reticle lights up fine. I like the scope a lot. The quality on the scopes seem to be pretty good.
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#7078047 - 02/14/18 07:58 AM Re: Vortex strike eagle [Re: aggiegolfer09]
HookEmHogs Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/21/17
Posts: 32
I have the 1-6. The 3-18 looks interesting but I really want them to do a 2-12. That would be perfect for close-up (pig comes out of nowhere) and longer shots from the blind.

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#7116706 - 03/19/18 06:30 PM Re: Vortex strike eagle [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1216
Loc: Galveston Bay
It is decent glass for the price. Its not a swaro obviously but I have no complaints on the glass.

I really like the so called Xmas tree reticle on my 1-6. I guess most of my shots on hogs are when they are moving so the large circle just makes it super easy to get on target. I have had great success with it so far. I think if I do switch it will be to a 1-8. But im going to upgrade my glass to something like a Nightforce. Maybe a few years for the NF so the strike eagle 1-6 will have to keep putting them down.


Edited by Bigfoot (03/19/18 06:34 PM)
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#7116746 - 03/19/18 06:56 PM Re: Vortex strike eagle [Re: aggiegolfer09]
TX Grubby Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 217
Loc: Rockwall, TX
I have the older 1-6. Took me a little to get used to the horseshoe reticle but after these past few years its second nature. The glass is fine for what I was needing - close in work or out to 200yrds. It takes a beating too, i was glad to have Vortex's warranty smile

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#7118626 - 03/21/18 11:24 AM Re: Vortex strike eagle [Re: aggiegolfer09]
Gwood88 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 435
They are decent for what they are, a solid scope at a budget price. They are made in the same factory as Primary Arms's optics. If you were wanting one in Mils that's what I would get.

I have the 1-6x on my wife's 300blk and I have a Primary Arms 4-14x FFP on a 20" AR. Both have decent glass, hold zero, and have taken their share of pigs.
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