New for 2015 from Vortex Optics is the Strike Eagle 1-6x24mm tactical scope. The 1-6x scopes have been available for few years now but those are usually cost $1400-$2500. The new Vortex Strike Eagle will be a departure from that with its budget minded $400 or under street price. Optically wise, there’s some distortion on the edge. Plus the scope is physically a bit long. It’s useable especially if you are on a budget.
It looks to me that the new Vortex is based on the same budget 1-6x24mm design that at least two other brands are also use for theirs. The Vortex 1-6x is a little bit more expensive but it comes with more custom features such as the better turrets, raised rib textures on the zoom ring and eye-piece, spare battery compartment and a special designed BDC reticle for tactical application. Plus, the famous Vortex VIP lifetime warranty.
Vortex’s custom illuminated 2nd focal plane reticle is consists of a 3-segmented horse-shoe encompasses a center stadia column. Interestingly, it has a reversed tree shape because of the numbers of small horizontal marks on it are calibrated for range finding. Each of those mark brackets a 18-inch shoulder width target from the range of 100 to 600 yards.
Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24mm Specification:
Tube size: 30mm
Weight: 17.6 ounces
Adjustment: 1/2 MOA per click
Total Adjustment: 280 MOA elevation and windage
Eye Relief: 3.5 inches
Field of View: 1x = 116.5 ft, 6x = 19.2 ft
Price: $429 MSRP