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Vortex vs. Zen-Ray

 
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:31 AM
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Re: Vortex vs. Zen-Ray

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Zen rays are made in China and were reverse enginered off of Vortex HD Razor, which are made in Japan. There are some lens differences and sizes. So not made in the same place.
none of the vortex products are made in japan,all vortex optics are made in china, as are the zen ray line.china has a few optics factories that have stepped up their quality and manufacturing control and are now making some decent binos and scopes.so far the highest quality chinese optics i've seen is vanguard.their endeavor ed binos are the clearest,brightest i've owned priced under 300.00. but all those vortex scopes everyone is excited about and buying are all made in china.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:51 AM
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Re: Vortex vs. Zen-Ray

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none of the vortex products are made in japan,all vortex optics are made in china, as are the zen ray line.
My Viper HS says it was made in the Phillipeans so all of their optics are not made in China. I also owned a pair of their Kaibab binoculars and they were clearly labeled as made in Japan.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:02 AM
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Re: Vortex vs. Zen-Ray

+1. I just bought a Vortex viper 6.5-20x50 and it clearly says on the underside made in the Philippines.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:55 AM
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Re: Vortex vs. Zen-Ray

Philippines does not have any glass manurfacturers there. So they will just import all the components from China or else where and assemble the binoculars there.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:24 PM
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Re: Vortex vs. Zen-Ray

this is correct. basically,no matter what sticker ends up on vortex optics,they are still manufactured in shenzen china.i was a vortex pro staff shooter for 2 years and know all of this for a fact. on a different note, if these scopes were actually built from scratch in the phillipenes they would be of even less quality.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:13 PM
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Re: Vortex vs. Zen-Ray

Bottom line is everything except the German stuff (Zeiss and S&B) are rice-a-roni.

Isn't World Class Manufacturing just amazing????

I wanna puke.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:26 PM
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Re: Vortex vs. Zen-Ray

this one i don't know for sure but i believe u.s optics is claiming 100% u.s made.
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