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.
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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.
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.
From the manufacturer:
Objective Lens Diameter: 44 mm
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
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.
All images from vortexoptics.com
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