New Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FFP Scope from Vortex Optics

    New Strike Eagle 3-18x44 FFP Scope from Vortex Optics

    Vortex Optics is adding a new optic to the Strike Eagle series, fitting between the low-power variable models and the 5-25×56. The new Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FFP option is specifically targeted at the DMR market.

    Vortex Optics @ TFB:

    Interestingly, this is not the first Strike Eagle 3-18×44 scope. A second focal plane model with a 30mm tube was sold for a time. However, this new version has more of the features which are now common in this type of optic. The elevation turret locks down to avoid unintentional changes. A first focal plane reticle, available in MOA or MRAD, is standard. The EBR-7C reticle has the same Christmas tree design we have all become accustomed to in recent years.

    Vortex made the smart decision by covering the windage turret with a cap. Most shooters will just use the reticle (which retains correct subtension values at any magnification). Dialing wind is not a frequent occurrence on a DMR, and covering the turret eliminates any chance of accidental windage input.

    New Strike Eagle 3-18x44 FFP Scope from Vortex Optics

    The Strike Eagle 3-18×44 has a suggested retail price of $849.99, but they are already turning up at retailers with a street price of around $750.New Strike Eagle 3-18x44 FFP Scope from Vortex Optics

    From the manufacturer:

    Magnification: 3-18x
    Objective Lens Diameter: 44 mm
    Reticle: EBR-7C
    Eye Relief: 3.8″
    Turret Style: Exposed Elevation Capped Windage
    Tube Size: 34 mm
    Adjustment Graduation: 0.1 MRAD
    Minimum Parallax Setting: 10 yds
    Max Windage Adjustment: 18 MRAD
    Max Elevation Adjustment: 45 MRAD
    Travel Per Rotation: 10 MRAD
    Length: 13.3″
    Weight: 27.3 oz
    Field of View: 39.3′ – 6.7′

    The gap between tactical mid- and long-range shooting is gone. Top off your carbine or DMR rifle with a first focal plane optic that’s versatile, tough, ultra-clear at any magnification, and specifically designed for rapid adjustment in fast-changing target scenarios.

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