Anyone choose a Vortex crossfire 6-24×50 over others in its class under $300

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    DrippinLead
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    Anyone out there choose a vortex crossfire scope over others in its class? Looks like I can get one for $220.

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    mrjohns
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    I can tell you Vortex scopes are well made. I have a Vortex Viper 6.5-20X50 and it is a great scope. It is one that I will always keep.  A friend of mine looked at mine  and he order the Vortex Crossfire 6-24X50.  He loves the scope.  It is clear and tracks perfectly.  He plans to buy more.  I had my Viper on my AA TX200 for a week but it would not focus less than 50 yds at full power , so I put a Hawke 6.5-20X42. It depends on how close you want to shoot and have a clear picture. I think you would be happy with the quality of Vortex scopes or Hawke scopes, both are good quality. I really like the way Hawke 30 SF turrets lift to turn and push down to lock. Good luck with your chice.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    I don’t personally own one , but my main shooting buddy does and he owns a Ton of rifles PB and airguns and has scopes from the ” freebies ” that come with a package deal up to some nice Leupolds and he bought two of these exact scopes at a gun show about 3 months ago and he is planning on upgrading All of his scopes to the Vortex Crossfire line . He’s that impressed by them .He has quite a few scopes in same magnification/price range and says none of the others do everything as well as this one .
    And if you knew this Crusty old Fart you would know he don’t praise stuff easily :)

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    DrippinLead
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    Nice, thanks for feedback!!

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    rgerling
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    If I may ask, where can i get in on that deal!

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    DrippinLead
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    These scopes are ok for PCP rifles right? I may be incorrect on the price. I was looking at sales flyer fine print incorrectly.

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    125sniper
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    For the money if your using a pcp and not a springer ,I would get the sightmark  core tx ( sm13076mr) 8.5-25×50 with the side focus parallax. It also has the MR reticle that has the  7 mildot dashes with 1/2 mildot dashes  all the way to the bottom .It has a 1/8 adjustment  for very fine adjustments  the vortex has a 1/4  the sightmark also has red and green illuminated reticle   with 5 brightness adjustment and I think the vortex has no illuminated reticle .  . they run about 289.00 . scroll down and check out the reticle http://theballisticscenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/TBC_Catalog_2016.pdf.   I have the 8.5 -25×50 and the 10-40×56 both are the triple duty  scopes and the core tx line is a step up . The glass is really clear . I don’t know what your using it for  but I got mine for  field target that I’m hoping to start using this next year . I found out the smallest opening in the targets at 55 yards is 38.1 mm . With this scope set at 25x you can adjust the parallax to perfect focus and you can see its in perfect focus at 55 yards  I put a white sticker at the bottom of the target and wrote with a fine tip marker some words and the size of the target opening and I could read it  clear as can be. I will move it out and see just how far out I can read the words . Its parallax focusing very fine . I attached a 5 inch wheel  to it and just the slightest movement either way  will bring it in and out of focus . It has a locking turret that easy to use . It has high exposed turrets that have rotational dash marks on the turret so you know what rotation your on . I don’t think the crossfire does this . To me the front parallax thats on the Vortex is a pain in the butt . Just look into the CORE tx series before you buy the vortex . 

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    DrippinLead
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    Anyone else find that the Sightmark scope is an upgrade over the vortex crossfire scope.

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    125sniper
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    dsdaystate its only a upgrade if you would rather have a 1/8 adjustment over a 1/4  moa adjustment or have a 25x over a 24x or a side wheel parallax  instead of a front bell or exposed raised  locking turrets that you can tell what rotation your on  over a rotational turret that doesn’t  let you know what rotation your on  or if you like illuminated reticle over a non illuminated scope  or if having 7 mildots and 1/2 mildot indicators on your reticle.  To me holding zero and  turret tracking  are the most important thinks to have in a scope  and sight mark has a good track record in that category and all reviews  say very clear glass. I don’t know about the  tracking or the ability to hold zero on the vortex scopes  so I can’t compare . I just happen to like what  the sightmark offers  for the money  but you might not . If your looking for a scope to use in field target , for  289.00 you can get the sightmark triple duty 10-40×56 that has all the feathers  as the core tx   except for the MR reticle  the 10-40x 56 is a standard 4 mildot reticle  and its really clear when set at 40x . If you want I’ll see if I can take a photo through the scope at a field target at 55 yards  so you can see how clear it is  if your not stuck on a 24x . If your not going to use the scope for field target  for around 300.00  with out a doubt the swfa ss 10×42  is better than most 500.00 scope  its just that good . http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10×42-Tactical-Riflescope-P53712.aspx

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    dsdaystate I took 7 photos with the sightmark  10-40×56 and I took a few at 25x and a few at 40x  I taped a quarter  next to the head trying to show you can see the head on the quarter  you can see it through the scope just not with the camera .. I had the camera behind the  scope  and did the best  could . The camera for some reason would not focus on the target  .looking through the scope it was really sharp and not out of focus like in the photos . I don’t know how to take photos through a scope  but I just wanted you to see how clear it was even at 40x  with a 36mm opening at 55 yards away . This should be the longest FT shot you will take and this is a smaller opening you will be shooting at ,I was told that 38.1 mm or 1.5 inch  opening was the smallest  opening  at 55 yards you will be shooting at  in a FT match . I turned on the green light  on a few photos . It also has a red  light  5 brightness on each color . If you click on the photo  you will see all 7  40x 0n sightmark 10-40×56 by myrideklx650, on Flickr

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      dsdaystate   another scope I would look at by sightmark  that you can get for 300.00  if you like the 6-24 x50 range  is the Sightmark 6-25×56 Triple Duty 35mm . The 35 mm tube lets you get 120moa Elevation Adjustment    which is nice  you can never have to much  Elevation Adjustment  . I really like this scope I just don’t like the dot in the center of the  reticle . Other than that  I think its a great scope.  . When your looking at scopes keep a eye on the  Elevation Adjustment  the vortex only has 40 moa total . with a 15 moa turret . that means you have 20 above  the cross hair  and 20 below  so once you turn your turret a complete rotation you only have 5 moa left  to dial thats 20 clicks .    http://www.sightmark.com/product.php?item=220. 

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    DrippinLead
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    Will 30 mm rings fit the 35 mm tube? Does anyone else have a sight mark scope?

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