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.


    All images from vortexoptics.com



    We are committed to finding, researching, and recommending the best products. We earn commissions from purchases you make using the retail links in our product reviews. Learn more about how this works.

    AKA @fromtheguncounter on Instagram. Gun nerd, reloader, attorney, and mediocre hunter. Daniel can still be found on occasion behind the counter at a local gun store. When he is not shooting, he enjoys hiking, camping, and rappelling around Utah.


    Advertisement