The Vortex Optics Crossfire debuted last month with the promise of performance, battery life and an unbeatable pricpoint. And seeing how swamped the red dot section of their 2018 SHOT Show booth was, people seem to be pretty excited. A cursory overview for pictures and a function check revealed the Crossfire to be a stout red dot optic for range use, training as well as home defense. At about $200, look to see the Crossfire reddot moving quickly from dealers shelves.
We also got to spend some time with Vortex’s addition to the Vioer HD line – specifically a series of spotting scopes with MSRP’s that are affordable to most shooters. Due to lighting and line of sight issues, the floor of SHOT is a terrible place to test optics, but from what I can tell, the Viper HD glass was clear and bright.
Lastly, the Strike Eagle line added two models, which true to their heritage, are both affordable and fully functional. Vortex Optics does a great job of providing sighting solutions to a broad range of shooters and budgets.
Additional details and specifications can be found below.
A high-end spotter, without the high-end price tag, the new-for-2018 Viper® HD Spotting Scope series stands poised to dominate as a best-in-class-optic. Packed with features and incredible optical performance hunters and shooters are sure to appreciate, these spotters bring far of subjects in for a closer look – and do so with impressive clarity, resolution and color fidelity. The ultrasmooth, fluid, and sleek helical-style focus, dials in your image for ultrasharp viewing, as well as keeps the spotters profile trim for ultimate packability. Take to the hills and visually tear them apart with a Viper HD.
- Magnification 20-60 x
- Objective Lens Diameter 85 mm
- Linear Field of View 101-50 feet/1000 yards
- Angular Field of View 1.9-1 degrees
- Close Focus 36 feet
- Eye Relief 19.6-17.8 mm
- Length 18 inches
- Weight 76.4
- MSRP $849+
Executing technical, short and long-range shots, requires a riflescope with application-specific features and rock-solid build-quality, to ensure accurate, reliable and repeatable performance – every time you squeeze the trigger. Strike Eagle Riflescopes boast those features – in a trim, lightweight, durable, package – making them the ideal choice for value-minded shooters who are looking for a riflescope to top their next rig, or those who want to get in the game, but don’t want to take a loan out to do it.
- Magnification 4-24 x
- Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
- Eye Relief 3.5 inches
- Field of View 26.2-4.3 feet/100 yards
- Tube Size 30 mm
- Turret Style Tactical
- Adjustment Graduation .25 MOA
- Travel per Rotation 12 MOA
- Max Elevation Adjustment 80 MOA
- Max Windage Adjustment 80 MOA
- Parallax Setting 20 yards to infinity
- Length 14.9 inches
- Weight 25.6 ounces
- MSRP: $699
For close-in work and general shooting, it’s tough to beat a quality Red Dot Sight. The super-light, ultracompact, insanely-fast-on-target, incredibly durable, Crossfire Red Dot is exactly that. Not only does this sight absolutely rock, it does so at a price that’s hotter than a $ 2 pistol.
The daylight-bright, 2-MOA dot, is easy to acquire and promotes rapid engagement of targets, yet is fine enough to more precisely engage targets at distance. 11 intensity levels of brightness let shooters cater the dot intensity to the situation at hand. Skeletonized mount offers two height options – lending its functionality to AR-15’s, shotguns, and pistols.
- Magnification 1 x
- Eye Relief Unlimited
- Dot Size 2 MOA
- Adjustment Graduation 1 MOA
- Max Elevation Adjustment 100 MOA
- Max Windage Adjustment 100 MOA
- Parallax Setting Parallax free
- Length 2.5 inches
- Weight 5.2 ounces
- 7,000 hour battery life
- MSRP: $219