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 Post subject: Vortex Strike Eagle?
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:35 am 
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Anyone tried this one? I have a full sized scope on mine and don't particularly like it. A bit too big and clunky for me, and for 99.9% of ther shooting I do I don't need the high magnification.
Wondering if a low mounted Voetes might be better for me? I cut my shooting teeth on iron sights and low powere4d scopes (4X the biggest for yards) and still pr3fer therm https://tacticsfaq.com/vortex-strike-ea ... viper-pst/ . Question - am I an old curmudgeon, too stubborn to changes his ways, etc? LOL. Still like the lower powered stuff, though I guess beauty is in the shooting eye of in the beholder....every...shooter!


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 Post subject: Re: Vortex Strike Eagle?
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:55 pm 
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I have two Strike Eagles. The 1-6 and 1-8 are both good scopes in my opinion. The 1-8 is actually a touch smaller/shorter than the 1-6. I prefer the 1-8, as I like the reticle on it a bit better. The lighted reticle on both of them work pretty good, and you can use it at night to help see the reticle on a dark hog. I put one of mine in a one piece Vortex mount, and the other is in a Seekins one piece mount. I have them both on AR's. You can't beat the Vortex warranty, if you should ever need it. I have never needed the Vortex warranty with any of my Vortex optics, and I have a few.

On the magnification, I've never found a need to go higher than 8 power, especially at night. When hunting deer or hogs I generally keep mine between 4-6. Last spring I used the 1-8 to take a turkey at about 75yrds with my AR. Worked like a champ on that tiny target, the neck.

My 1-8 I got on a Black Friday deal from Palmetto State Armory for 269.00, but I haven't seen them for less than about 350.00, unless you find one on a forum for less.

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 Post subject: Re: Vortex Strike Eagle?
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:59 pm 
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I forgot to mention that on one power those scopes act essentially like a red dot scope. I keep one of them on 1 power at home for cqb, if the need should arise. It works great in that capacity. I can shoot it with both eyes open in cqb, and it works great. The only thing is there isn't much room to put a fold down rear sight on if you were wanting to have buis on the rifle. I just have the scope on the two rifles I use them on.

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 Post subject: Re: Vortex Strike Eagle?
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:57 am 
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I just recently bought the TruGlo equivalent and love it. I leave it on 1x and use it as a red dot sight with both eyes open. It is also nice to have the ability to increase the magnification for a longer shot.
It's one of those "wish I got this sooner" things !

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 Post subject: Re: Vortex Strike Eagle?
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:45 pm 
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I noticed the OP has edited in a link to a comparison. I have no experience with the higher powered Strike Eagles. However, I do have a Viper 4-16x50 HS LR. Which is somewhat similar to the Viper PST in the same power range. I like the clarity of the glass on the Viper scope better. I feel the Viper line up is a cut above the Strike Eagle line up.

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