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Vortex Crossfire II #7845107 05/20/20 01:35 AM
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I can pick up one of these in 3-9x40 for $119.
Are they ok for a kids .243?
Please don’t recommend a $500 scope. Looking for something quality for my kids first rifle. If not this I might go with a Leupold freedom.

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I have the crossfire 3-12x56 "hog hunter". It is a good scope and has held up on my main breakbarrel springer, an RWS 34. I think that counts for something, springers are hell on scopes.


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I own one and it has been a fine scope for the money.

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Personally I'd go with the Leupold over the Vortex. Also, Burris has some solid offerings, such as this one: https://www.natchezss.com/burris-fu...3-4-er-ballistic-plex-reticle-matte.html


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I just really don’t like ballistic plex. I’ll probably end up with the leupold.
Thanks

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Burris FFII without a doubt.

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Burris makes fine scopes.

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I’d go Freedom or Fullfield II. To my eyes the Crossfire II isn’t in the same league.


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The Crossfire II is fine during daylight hours not looking towards the sun, but in low light they are trash. I have 2 of them and at dawn and dusk you can not get the eye relief in focus, something happens to them just like looking at a fuzzy out of focus picture. Trust me, do not subject your child to the frustration of using these scopes, it could ruin their enjoyment that comes from hunting.


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I like the Japanese made Weavers. This one is discounted. It's a lot of scope for the money. I've had several Japanese made Weavers and never had trouble with them. Glass is good too.

https://www.natchezss.com/weaver-re...-2-8x36mm-49-1-12-6-3-46-3-31-matte.html





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Thank you all. I ended up getting two 3-9x40 Freedoms for my kids’ two .243s and one Rifleman 4-12x40 for a rifle of mine

Scott, I really wish I had seen that scope first though.

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Originally Posted by RattlesnakeDan
The Crossfire II is fine during daylight hours not looking towards the sun, but in low light they are trash. I have 2 of them and at dawn and dusk you can not get the eye relief in focus, something happens to them just like looking at a fuzzy out of focus picture. Trust me, do not subject your child to the frustration of using these scopes, it could ruin their enjoyment that comes from hunting.




What size Crossfire II do you have?

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Originally Posted by HS2
Originally Posted by RattlesnakeDan
The Crossfire II is fine during daylight hours not looking towards the sun, but in low light they are trash. I have 2 of them and at dawn and dusk you can not get the eye relief in focus, something happens to them just like looking at a fuzzy out of focus picture. Trust me, do not subject your child to the frustration of using these scopes, it could ruin their enjoyment that comes from hunting.




What size Crossfire II do you have?

I have a 2x7x40 and a 4x12x40, I think that is what they are, both have the same issue.


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