Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24mm Tactical Scope – SHOT Show Optic Preview

    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:

    Magnification: 1-6x
    Tube size: 30mm
    Length 15.8-in
    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


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