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Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: goldnut] #7537649
03/24/22 04:56 PM
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Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: goldnut] #7537666
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I have a Vortex Viper and the clarity is much better than the Vortex Diamondback that I had (Three warranty claims for rotating reticle inside the tube they covered it all 3 times. The Last time it lasted 8 rounds for sight in and started to rotate so that was the end of the Diamondback) many will say there are good and bad in all scopes. I have been shooting for over 40 years and I have had two scope failures a Vortex Diamondback and a Simmons Shotgun Scope (The Simmons died after almost 20 years so I feel I got my monies worth out of it for a $60 scope)

Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: goldnut] #7537669
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I have two Diamondback HPs and two Vipers and I am happy with all of them for the price. They are not as clear and sharp as my Leupold VX-R Firedot or VX-Freedom, but were not as expensive either. The Crossfire line is made in China and I would not buy one of them. They get lots of poor reviews on various forums. The Diamondback HP is a mid-step up from the Diamondback towards the Viper. Last I checked the Diamondback and Viper lines were made in the Phillippines, as are Burris and other well respected scopes. I also like that Vortex seemed to offer more scopes with side parallax adjustment than many other mfgs in the mag range and price range when I was shopping.

A note about the Vortex scopes I own verses my Leupolds. The Vortex have finer reticle crosshairs than the Leupolds. When target shooting I think that is an advantage and it is certainly not a disadvantage hunting in good light. Hunting in low light the thicker Leupold reticle is easier to see.

Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7537675
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[quote=GREENCOUNTYPETE]I like my 4-12 Vortex Diamondback , 6-24 seems like a lot of magnification , how far do you plan to shoot , you know 308 drops sub sonic just past 1100 yards

good mid grade scope excellent warranty , trust me they have people abuse the warranty and they keep offering it my son was talking with some guys that air soft and they put vortex on their air soft so that when they break it running into trees and such running around the woods they get them replaced


Guess thats a good review crazy


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Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: goldnut] #7537704
03/24/22 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by goldnut
500 yds target

he can't see 50 yards, let alone 500!!


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Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: goldnut] #7537768
03/24/22 06:51 PM
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I went with an Athlon scope on the new rifle

Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: jeff karsten] #7537770
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Originally Posted by jeff karsten
[quote=GREENCOUNTYPETE]I like my 4-12 Vortex Diamondback , 6-24 seems like a lot of magnification , how far do you plan to shoot , you know 308 drops sub sonic just past 1100 yards

good mid grade scope excellent warranty , trust me they have people abuse the warranty and they keep offering it my son was talking with some guys that air soft and they put vortex on their air soft so that when they break it running into trees and such running around the woods they get them replaced


Guess thats a good review crazy


I said Like mine it does well at 12 power at 440 yards haven't shot it further I can see decently to 880

I have several votex optics I have had to send a Prism sight back for an electronic issue , simple and they sent me a new one that is working well.

from talking with the Guys at Vortex when we are out there for a match , they really do see some stuff that was absolutely in no way their fault at all , but they choose Awesome customer support to be their Hill to die on. so your probably paying for the replacement in the price but that doesn't move them much out of the competitors price range


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Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: goldnut] #7537914
03/24/22 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by goldnut
Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24x50 mm

Was going to put one of these on an AR 10. Price tag is 435 with mounts. Thoughts?

i got one on my .300 rum and it's a really good scope


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Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: garymc] #7537948
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I have a Vortex 4-16x44 ( I think that is power I have not shot it in a year ) on Ruger American 7.62x39 bolt gun.
I think I paid 239.00 on sale. I have been happy with it but it is a 200 yard gun I use in brush or on edge of woods. I think just depends on your application. I also have a Sightron lll
10-50x60 on a 6.5 creedmoor I use for all kinds of hunting. Why….. I don’t have to have a pair of binoculars hanging around my neck. Ha ha. MD

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Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: cotton] #7537949
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Same here Diamond Back 6 x 24 50mm I have it on my Christensen Arms Mesa 7mm mag it shoots 1.5" groups at 300 yards,I'm very pleased with it.

Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: nate] #7537975
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Originally Posted by nate
No fan here, high end Nikon or Burris are way better and in the same price range


Nikon got out of the Gun optics game in 2019 they are no more


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Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: goldnut] #7537985
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I did not know that about Nikon, they made a good scope, have several. To the OP I have a vortex 5x25x56 on a .308 I have been satisfied with FWIW

Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: goldnut] #7538037
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We have some Vortex scopes and any future purchases will be Vortex. We also have their binoculars, which I love as well.

Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: JOCO1995] #7538048
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Originally Posted by JOCO1995
I did not know that about Nikon, they made a good scope, have several. To the OP I have a vortex 5x25x56 on a .308 I have been satisfied with FWIW

the Nikon 2-7x32 was my go-to for a while for hunting guns then I went Vortex 2-7x32


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Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: goldnut] #7538121
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I shot with that very same scope recently mounted on a very accurate 243. I sighted in at 100 yards with the objective set at 100 yards and with the power set at 12. Three shot group, sub-minute, in the bullseye.
I then cranked it up to 24 power, and shot another tight group, but at 1.25 above the bullseye. No sale. Off it came.
The phrase, "You get what you pay for," is the gospel when it comes to scopes.

Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: goldnut] #7538219
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Have you looked at the Venom? I think they're around $499. More features and better glass to my eyes.

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Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: goldnut] #7538247
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You should check out Arken scopes. I have scopes from most optic companies and this is a really nice scope at a ridiculous price.

Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: 52Carl] #7538250
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Originally Posted by 52Carl
I shot with that very same scope recently mounted on a very accurate 243. I sighted in at 100 yards with the objective set at 100 yards and with the power set at 12. Three shot group, sub-minute, in the bullseye.
I then cranked it up to 24 power, and shot another tight group, but at 1.25 above the bullseye. No sale. Off it came.
The phrase, "You get what you pay for," is the gospel when it comes to scopes.


I had a Nikon that was like this. It would be Off 3 inches at 25 yards by adjusting the zoom. 3-9 though.


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Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: goldnut] #7538316
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I have several of them in the Viper line. And Vortex is just like any other company. The higher end lines are higher quality. Get what you can afford and you will be happy with them. I can tell you that March 2nd I lost my house to a fire. Safes did their job as far as severe heat and damage but soot covered everything in them. Vortex sent me boxes and shipping labels for them at no charge and said that they would inspect and repair or replace. I'll be honest I was a little skeptical. They inspected all of them and determined that most could be cleaned up and were fine. Others, the soot deteriorated the lens coatings or had the nitrogen seals purged from the heat. They replaced all that could not be repaired at no cost. And they have been great to deal with. Meopta and Zeiss same story and beleive it or not Nikon too. But figure this, I had one Night Force on a bench gun and they are not as user friendly by a long shot.
Anyway, all scope manufactures have grades, lines, series or whatever they call them for a reason. To be able to market to more people. As price goes up so does quality and in some cases warranties. And don't short yourself on rings and bases either. Bad foundation = bad structure.

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Re: Vortex scope opinions [Re: goldnut] #7538436
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