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    Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6

    Hey guys, fair bit of interest in these so thought I'd do a real basic review of sorts

    So my first impressions are

    - it seems heavy (I weighed it at 524g)
    - seems really nicely made
    - the reticles nice. It's a bdc reticle with plenty of illumination ranges. Seems bright enough during the day.
    - comes with flip up scope covers which is neat.
    - eye relief seems generous.
    - has a spare battery in the windage cap.
    -out of the box comes with a lens cloth and manual
    - I did notice a true 1 power. You can shoot with both eyes open happily

    If anyone has any questions feel free to ask

    I'll basically just add a bunch of photos to look at

    This was what I had


    With my mount - those aero lightweight ones might be worth a look


    Fitted loose


    The reticle (was trying to get a better photo but gave up quicky)


    The cap/battery


    Good to go



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    Nice, I am definitely going to get one of the Aero Mounts. Shaving 100g off is a good thing.
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    Without digging myself is the aero the best option?


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    How much are these scopes worth? Looks really nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by logesearle View Post
    How much are these scopes worth? Looks really nice!!
    Mine was $619 from reloaders


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    Got mine on Thursday (Last one from Re-loaders) and put 200+ rounds through my AR15 today with it on today.
    Easy to sight in and once I had it shooting straight, hitting 6" steel plates quickly at 200m was child's play.
    1x is a true 1 power so close up targets are a breeze so I wont be re-mounting a side mounted red dot. I have a switch view lever coming next week which will make swapping magnification easier and super quick.
    Up till now most of my AR15 have 1-4 power scope. The 6 power is a nice increase in magnification.
    It is larger and heavier than all the 1-4 scopes but not by much and not enough to slow down the rifle handling characteristics.

    Looking forward to getting back out next weekend for another go.

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    good stuff @Simon Keep us up to date with how it goes. I am just waiting for my mount to turn up so I can try mine out. Decided to stick with a Burris mount in the end.

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    I just made my own switchview out of cable ties, tongue depresser and tape.
    Bit rough but it works😆

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    @Konev, have a look in these reviews


    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Got mine on Thursday (Last one from Re-loaders) and put 200+ rounds through my AR15 today with it on today.
    Easy to sight in and once I had it shooting straight, hitting 6" steel plates quickly at 200m was child's play.
    1x is a true 1 power so close up targets are a breeze so I wont be re-mounting a side mounted red dot. I have a switch view lever coming next week which will make swapping magnification easier and super quick.
    Up till now most of my AR15 have 1-4 power scope. The 6 power is a nice increase in magnification.
    It is larger and heavier than all the 1-4 scopes but not by much and not enough to slow down the rifle handling characteristics.

    Looking forward to getting back out next weekend for another go.

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    Hay guys Has anyone had a good play with the dials?
    What do they dial like?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by 199p View Post
    Hay guys Has anyone had a good play with the dials?
    What do they dial like?

    Cheers
    Mine are soft with barely audable clicks.
    MPI moves accurately.

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    Mine are smooth and are just audible / feel able.
    Yet to check the dialling but once I had it zeroed moving the zero mark for was very easy to do.
    When sighting in the rounds impact moved exactly as per the adjustments I made.

    Roll on the weekend.

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    Finally get to sight mine in tomorrow. But the spr arrived



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    Fired another 100 plus rounds using mine today.
    Like it a lot.
    Switch view leaver makes changing the magnification on the fly easy and quick. First time using this and was easy to pickup and use plus smart looking.
    Wish I had order other switch view levers to suit a couple of other scopes I have.

    Reloaders look to have the scopes back in stock again. Sharp price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Fired another 100 plus rounds using mine today.
    Like it a lot.
    Switch view leaver makes changing the magnification on the fly easy and quick. First time using this and was easy to pickup and use plus smart looking.
    Wish I had order other switch view levers to suit a couple of other scopes I have.

    Reloaders look to have the scopes back in stock again. Sharp price.
    Any photos of the switch lever?


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