Vortex Crossfire II scopes

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Vortex Crossfire II scopes

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Post by nrs » February 5th, 2019, 7:52 am

How does the Crossfire II scope quality compare with the rest of the Vortex lineup? Anyone try them out?



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Re: Vortex Crossfire II scopes

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Post by stomp442 » February 5th, 2019, 10:03 am

Vortex and quality are two words I will never put together. You are obviously not in the market for a high-end scope but I would look at similarly priced options from Nikon or Burris and get a much better optic. Natchez shooters supply often has Nikon and Burris optics deeply discounted.

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Post by DRTDIVR » February 5th, 2019, 3:28 pm

Red dot or magnified optic?

I actually was going to buy the crossfire red dot for a 15-22 but ended up with a Sig Romeo5 for $30 less and it's really a Holosun so I was ok with it.

If you're talking about magnified optics, for the price and quality combination it's really hard to beat the Nikon stuff, especially on sale. If you are tough on your stuff vortex warranty is hard to beat but you are paying for it.

Talking new, not used.

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Post by John Kuhns » February 5th, 2019, 4:02 pm

I'm not sure sure. Some of the juniors are running them. And those kids are shooting well.

I picked up a Vortex Ranger series at Christmas for HP. I think I am going to like it.

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Re: Vortex Crossfire II scopes

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Post by nrs » February 5th, 2019, 8:33 pm

As you surmised; not looking for anything remotely high end (or mid level for that matter). Putting this on a 17 HMR plinker, and don't really want to spend big bucks on glass or the rifle. I've had plenty of high end rifles and decent glass, but most of the time they spend life trapped in my safe. Hoping to get something that is just fun and not have to worry about working up loads and trying to punch single hole groups. Maybe take down some rodents off-hand and be able to see the results as I fire (no recoil).
Looking at variables around the 6-18 power.

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Re: Vortex Crossfire II scopes

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Post by shooter444 » February 8th, 2019, 10:08 am

I have been very satisfied with Vortex scopes. In fact, it is the only scope manufacturer I regret letting go in a trade, to a close friend.

For me, the bottom line is,... I buy what I can afford,... BUT,... ONLY FROM A BRAND THAT HAS A NO QUESTIONS ASKED WARRANTY WHICH IS TRANSFERABLE TO ANY CURRENT OWNER.

You may want to consider that point. :whistle:
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Post by Ballistic Therapy » February 8th, 2019, 10:39 am

Burris , Leupold and Nikon all have a lifetime warranty.
It doesn't matter who purchased it.
I would purchase any one of those over Vortex.
My preference going to Leupold.
That's just my opinion, I know there are lots of Vortex fans out there.
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Post by XJThrottle » February 8th, 2019, 11:09 am

I have one on a Specialized Dynamics AR. Have only really shot it enough to sight it though.
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Re: Vortex Crossfire II scopes

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Post by epsilon » February 9th, 2019, 11:35 pm

nrs wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 8:33 pm
As you surmised; not looking for anything remotely high end (or mid level for that matter). Putting this on a 17 HMR plinker, and don't really want to spend big bucks on glass or the rifle. I've had plenty of high end rifles and decent glass, but most of the time they spend life trapped in my safe. Hoping to get something that is just fun and not have to worry about working up loads and trying to punch single hole groups. Maybe take down some rodents off-hand and be able to see the results as I fire (no recoil).
Looking at variables around the 6-18 power.
Have you looked at Athlon? I have a 6-24(Don't remember the model) on my Savage 223 bolt gun and a Talos 3-12 on my Savage MkII FV SR. The turrets are very tactile, glass is good for the $ and they have a good warranty.

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Re: Vortex Crossfire II scopes

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Post by G34 » February 20th, 2019, 6:41 am

Ballistic Therapy wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 10:39 am
Burris , Leupold and Nikon all have a lifetime warranty.
It doesn't matter who purchased it.
I would purchase any one of those over Vortex.
My preference going to Leupold.
That's just my opinion, I know there are lots of Vortex fans out there.
have you used Leupold or Burris Warranty? Our experience, Leupold IS NOT Unconditional! Burris was unconditional but took almost 2 months.

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Re: Vortex Crossfire II scopes

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Post by Ballistic Therapy » February 20th, 2019, 7:33 am

I have used all three over the years.
They were all sent back in a very reasonable time frame also.
Not sure what you mean by " unconditional ".

From the Leupold site
"If your Leupold riflescope, binocular, or spotting scope doesn’t perform, we will repair or replace it for free - whether you're the original owner or not. You don’t need proof of ownership or a warranty card, and there’s no time limit."
https://www.leupold.com/leupold-dna/lifetime-guarantee
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Re: Vortex Crossfire II scopes

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Post by shooter444 » February 20th, 2019, 8:34 am

un·con·di·tion·alDictionary result for unconditional
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"not subject to any conditions."
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Re: Vortex Crossfire II scopes

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Post by Ballistic Therapy » February 20th, 2019, 8:57 am

I wasn't asking what the dictionary says , I was curious what his definition was.

I would think if you smashed it with a hammer they might not fix it , but I have dropped them before and they had no problem fixing them.
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Re: Vortex Crossfire II scopes

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Post by G34 » February 20th, 2019, 9:11 am

Dropped it unintentionally But was his fault. There was a custom reticle so that was charged again. Which to me seems petty.
I stripped a pair of there rings. They said they would have to repair and charge me as well. Just my experience. So yes the definition is accurate. Vortex doesn’t care what happens. It’s just good info to get out there cuz many advertise but many don’t actually honor as there is a clause to everything nowadays.

With that said, the cross fires are cheap but will work if your not pushing the envelope.

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Re: Vortex Crossfire II scopes

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Post by DevilDocAZ » March 1st, 2019, 8:12 pm

stomp442 wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 10:03 am
Vortex and quality are two words I will never put together. You are obviously not in the market for a high-end scope but I would look at similarly priced options from Nikon or Burris and get a much better optic. Natchez shooters supply often has Nikon and Burris optics deeply discounted.
I would disagree on their high end stuff.

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