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mrb1982 09-03-2011 08:39 AM

Vortex Crossfire
I am looking for a scope for a 7mm Rem Mag and I noticed this scope:

Vortex 6-24x50 Crossfire Rifle Scope

Has anybody had any experience with anything like this besides on a small bore gun? Which brings me to my next question.

Some of these scopes like the Simmons Predator series, are they specifically made for the small bore guns or would the be alright on the large bore guns too? Thanks for any help you can give me.

lonyaeger 09-03-2011 12:44 PM

I have one of those on my Browning semi-auto .22LR, but it's a 2-7. I like it fine for that application.

And I can't say from experience, but I don't know how well a scope in that price range is going to hold up to the recoil from a 7mm Rem Mag.

mrb1982 09-03-2011 12:51 PM

Yeah, I thought a little of the same. For me it is strictly for hunting applications. I would really like the added magnification. I shoot a 4-12x Scheels brand scope right now, and I don't have any problem with the glass, would just like a little more magnification for when I am shooting longer shots at muleys in the open country. The pluses to the Crossfire would be it is a lifetime warranty so that would be good, and it is only $100 so that is pretty good too.

lonyaeger 09-03-2011 12:54 PM

I think you're looking at the right focal range.....just not sure it's gonna be durable enough for your application. Let us know what you wind up with!

mrb1982 09-03-2011 02:41 PM

I was not sure about the same thing. I got a request in to Vortex to see what their thoughts are. I have shot lower cost scopes my whole life and had pretty good luck with them so I guess I'm not too super concerned about it but it just seems that unless I spend a lot of money, most of the scopes with that sort of magnification are builts more for tactical and varmint guns, not necessarily large bore hunting rifles. Maybe I would just be best off with the 4-12x I have I guess.

jjfuller1 09-03-2011 04:15 PM

if you spend a little more. nikon makes a few nice ones.. a 4x14 and a 6x18 they are in the buckmasters series. nikon scopes are very clear and have a lifetime warranty...these scopes go for around 299 to 370...

im planning on getting the 6x18 when i get my new rem 700 in a few months

mrb1982 09-06-2011 01:27 AM

Well, I took the plunge. I ordered one. The seller was the lifetime warranty. Really not a lot of risk to it with that I guess. If it doesn't go well on my 7mm, then I'll just have to buy a 22-250 to put it on. lol

With the 50mm scope housing, am I going to need to some special rings and bases so it fits above my barrel? It's a Remington 700 Sendero SF II if that makes any difference.

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