New Strike Eagles from Vortex: 1-6×24 and 1-8×24 with New Reticles & Features

    Vortex Optics has a lot of going on at the moment and the popular Strike Eagle line with the 1-6×24 and 1-8×24 riflescopes are now available in upgraded versions.

    For instance, new AR-BDC3 reticle offers references out to 650 yards to make holdovers simpler and more intuitive.

    I have owned the previous Strike Eagle 1-6×24 and I own the previous Strike Eagle 1-8×24. Like many others, I got the 8 power when it arrived. The reticle is far from a favorite, but I still manage to shoot pretty decent groups at 300+ yards. Hopefully, the new reticle is better.

    The overall design has also been changed, with a cleaner, sleeker profile. Vortex also added a thread-in throw lever for rapid adjustments.


    The new Strike Eagle 1-6×24


    The official Press Release reads:


    BARNEVELD, Wis. The updated Strike Eagle® 1-6×24 and 1-8×24 offer the tactical solution value-minded shooters have been craving to adapt to any tactical situation.

    Built around the new AR-BDC3 reticle—an updated design that makes ranging distances and holdovers simpler and more intuitive, with references out to 650 yards—the new Strike Eagle® also features a thread-in throw lever for rapid adjustments.

    It’s an LPVO that can take you from close quarters to way down range, and it’s optimized for the .223 and .556 platforms, making it perfect for the modern tactical rifle.

    You still get all the features that made the original Strike Eagle® such a powerful tool across a wide variety of scenarios. A glass-etched reticle means not only is the reticle extremely crisp and precise, you still have a point of aim without power.

    And, when the Strike Eagle® is powered up, the illuminated reticle provides precise aiming in low-light conditions.

    Plus, we’ve updated the Strike Eagle’s® design, making for a cleaner, sleeker profile. It’s beauty on the outside, all beast on the inside, and ready to take your AR farther.

    The prices are as follows (MSRP):

    $399.99 – Strike Eagle® 1-6×24 (MOA)

    $499.99 – Strike Eagle® 1-8×24 (MOA)


    The new Strike Eagle 1-8×24

    See them in action here:


    You can find the Strike Eagle 1-8×24 here and the Strike Eagle 1-6×24 here.

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    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.