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Old 10-25-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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Went to the local sportsmans store today to price some scopes, and the salesman just about had me sold on a Vortex scope, 3.5-10x44, for under 150 bucks. However, I have never heard of this brand in the past, and wondered if anyone here had tried them, or at least heard anything about them.

Vortex - Vortex Crossfire 3.5-10x44 Riflescope

Here's the link to the one I was looking at, and I was really impressed by it. Hope you all have some useful insight, thanks in advance.

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Old 10-25-2009, 09:26 PM   #2
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Never heard of them, but i reckon you should spend at least 50% of the cost of your rifle on the glass...guess it depends how much your rifle cost?

IMHO with optics you generally get what you pay for.

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After some extensive shopping, I had all but decided on a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40, but then the fancy talking salesman added more equation to my decision. Also, the gun was a gift, so 50% of zero? JK, I was looking in the 150-180 range for a scope.

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Old 10-25-2009, 10:10 PM   #4
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If you're still planning on hunting elk at fairly close range in dense woods (as your previous post) personally my priority would be for the brightest image possible, magnification is less important - seems the lower magnification Nikon scopes are bit less expensive...If I'm honest my 2-7 X scope rarely moves off 3 X when deer hunting in the woods. Field of view wins with a moving target in dense cover.

I'd stick with the Nikon - plus if you ever decide to trade it'll hold it's value better than a make no-one's heard of.

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The Pro-Staff is an excellent scope for the price. I have one on my 10-22.

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Thanks for the input there! You've convinced me to stick with the known name, I'll be buying the Nikon Prostaff once my scope fund builds up a bit more!

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I've read some good things about the Vortex scopes. Looked through a few at shows and they impressed me. My next scope is going to be one of the Vortex Vipers. Friend of mine went through 3 Nikon Pro Staff scopes before he got one that held zero. It was on a .204 Ruger.

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I have talked to a few guys that use them. They all are very satisfied with performance of the optics and a few have their bino's as well.

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I've read some good things about the Vortex scopes. Looked through a few at shows and they impressed me. My next scope is going to be one of the Vortex Vipers. Friend of mine went through 3 Nikon Pro Staff scopes before he got one that held zero. It was on a .204 Ruger.
I have a Nikon Buckmasters 4-12x 50mm on a H&R Handi-Rifle in 45.70.
It has been fired numerous times and has no problem holding zero.
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