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Old 02-05-2009, 10:29 PM
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Vortex Crossfire

Hello all - I'm looking for an inexpensive higher power scope for a .223 for longer range.

I've noticed that Vortex generally gets good press and their Crossfire 6-24x50 in mil-dot has all the features I'm looking for.

Does anyone have experience with this scope? I'm specifically wondering if anyone knows how well it tracks.

Are there other scopes in this price range with these features I should consider?

Any comments are appreciated.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:23 AM
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Re: Vortex Crossfire

I can't answer your question right now but, I just ordered a Crossfire 6X24X50AO for my 6mm Norma BR. I'll post my findings as soon as it's mounted and tried at the range.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:34 PM
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Re: Vortex Crossfire

Hi GaCop,

I bought that same scope as well back in February. Overall seems like a good scope. However, they had the wrong turrets on mine...the markings were incorrect. They didn't have replacements at the time but were supposed to get in the correct caps in March sometime.

I ended up trading it in for a different Crossfire model.

Hopefully yours has the right turret caps on it.
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:37 AM
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Re: Vortex Crossfire

I guess that's why their selling so cheap. How much of a PIA was it to make sight corrections? Did I just waste $100?
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:42 PM
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Re: Vortex Crossfire

I didn't even mount it or try. I emailed Vortex support just to try and figure out if the caps were right because the specs didn't match the number of rotations I was getting out of the turrets (according to their markings).

They informed me that the markings are incorrect and it was going to be about a month before the correct caps were going to be available.

I didn't want to wait that long so I upgraded to a different scope in the Crossfire line-up. I went with the new 4-16x50 with the 30mm tube and illuminated reticle. Seems like a nice little scope so far.

Have you verified that your caps are not correct? If you just got it, it may be that they are correct. If the info I got from support is correct, the new caps should be available by now.

Did you only pay $100 for the scope? That is a steal.
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:38 AM
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Re: Vortex Crossfire

Still waiting on it. By the tracking number it's slated to arrive tomorrow. Yeah, it was 99.95 and $12 shipping. If the turrets are wrong, I guess the correct ones are going to add to the overall cost.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:31 PM
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Re: Vortex Crossfire

I was looking at the same scope, where did you get it?
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