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Unread 04-14-2009, 09:43 PM
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Re: Vortex Crossfire

Their site is currently down, but here is the link to the scope for $99.95
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Unread 04-15-2009, 04:52 AM
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Re: Vortex Crossfire

Originally Posted by skamaniac View Post
I was looking at the same scope, where did you get it?
Ordered it from SWFA's web site.
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Unread 04-15-2009, 04:58 AM
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Re: Vortex Crossfire

Scope arrived yesterday afternoon on the BBT. Nice looking scope, love the target turrets. It mounted easily on my Savage 6mm BR using Millet high rings. I have enough room for flip up lens covers and it will still have about 1/16"/1/8"" gap. Coarse windage adjustments were made with the Millet rings. If the weather co-operates today it will be sighted at the range. So far, I'm very pleased with it.
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Unread 04-15-2009, 06:09 AM
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Re: Vortex Crossfire at SWFA

It does say on their website that these have mismarked turrets, at least the ones for $99.00 do anyway.

Copied and pasted: Vortex 6-24x50 Crossfire Rifle Scope
  • 70% off - Factory mismarked turrets - Limited Supply
My question is, how are they mismarked and will the factory replace these turrets under a warranty?

Glad to hear you received your scope quickly also. I learned awhile back after waiting almost 4 mo's for a Nikon Monarch closeout from them that if you're going to order online and want it right away, call them to make sure it is in stock first. I have had three different occasions when a particular item was not in stock and backorderd. Actually, i call just about anywhere i order from now to make sure they have the item in stock.
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Unread 04-15-2009, 09:29 AM
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Re: Vortex Crossfire

I bought the scope through Joe's Sporting Goods online and paid $159. There was no mention of mis-marked turrets when I bought - back in early February this year.

I have no idea if they will replace the turrets for free if you bought the scope knowing they were mis-marked. I will say that customer service at Vortex was outstanding in my it would not surprise me at all if they would send you new turret caps at their expense.

In my case they said the new turret caps would be available in March, but I did not want to wait so I opted to trade my scope in for a different model. All of this was done through Vortex customer service.

I can't recall exactly how they are mis-marked, but I vaguely remember that they appear to be caps for a scope with 1/8 moa clicks instead of 1/4. So one revolution showed something like 12 moa on the turret but in reality you are turning 24. I may not have that exactly right, but it is something of that nature.
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Unread 04-15-2009, 01:26 PM
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Re: Vortex Crossfire

Just got back from the range. My scope turret is marked 1/4". Everything seemed fine, I had no trouble centering my group in five shots. I like the scope. Now, If I could just come up with a stellar load for my 6mm BR. I ladder tested Varget-27.5 grains up to 27.9 grains, 25 rounds total. I'm seating Sierra 107 grain match pills .007" off the lands. Best group was at 27.8 grains. ES was 18 with a MV average of 2657 fps. The five shot group measured .642". Next best was the starting load grouping into .920" and a velocity of 2587 fps. Loads were made up in new Lapua brass and lit by CCI BR-4 primers.

The web site 6mm has me confused. They say a good load to start with using the 107 grain Sierra match is 30 grains of Varget. My latest edition of the Sierra manual say 29.4 grains is max? I guess I'll work up to Sierra's maximum and see how it goes. What really surprised me was the accuracy difference between 27.8 and 27.9 grains. The 27.9 grain load printed a five shot group of 1.135". Wind was getting bad, gusting to 15 mph from the NW which put the wind direction over my right shoulder at about 45 degrees from the target.
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Unread 04-17-2009, 08:20 PM
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Re: Vortex Crossfire

Did you happen to do a box test with the scope to see how it tracks?
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