If you are looking for speed and versatility, Vortex Optics Strike Eagle 1-6X24 rifle scope is the scope for you. The Strike Eagle Easily goes from point blank to extended ranges with very little effort. The Strike Eagle comes with removable lens covers, lens cloth and CR2032 battery all included and at its low price point is an excellent buy for anyone looking to gear up their rifles accuracy. The Strike eagle come with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all of its air to glass surfaces increasing the scopes light transmission. The second focal plane reticle’s subtensions used for estimating range, holdover and wind drift corrections are accurate at the highest magnification and the glass etched and illuminated reticle are durable and provide precision aiming under low-light conditions. The Strike Eagle is made of single piece tube construction cut from aircraft-grade aluminum with a tube size of 30mm. The scope is also waterproof, fog proof and shockproof due to its O-ring seals, nitrogen gas purging over a wide range of temperatures and rugged construction that withstands recoil and impact. Covering this solid piece of aircraft aluminum is a hard anodized finish that is highly durable and low -glare, helping to camouflage the shooter’s position. The capped reset turrets allow re-indexing of the turret back to zero after sighting in the rifle scope. The caps also provide external protection from the elements. For your convenience there is fast focus eyepiece to allow quick and easy reticle focusing.
The magnification as told in the description is 1-6 x with a 24mm objective lens diameter giving you a field of view of 116.5-19.2 feet/100 yards. The length is 10.5 inches and with a weight of only 17.6 ounces the Strike Eagle is very versatile and easy to haul on those long trips. The AR-BDC reticle is both versatile and easy to use due to the illuminated centered halo which makes fast target a1quisition quick and precise. The manual has details on using the AR-BDC reticle for ranging and bullet drop compensation to further advance your accuracy. On look through the lens gives an impressively clear view with optics usually only found on much higher priced models.
The 11 illumination intensity levels give a very good range of illumination while out in the field helping to get a better view of your target near or far. The Strike Eagle is of course covered by Vortex’s VIP warranty (standing for Very Important Promise) which states that Vortex will repair or replace your Strike Eagle Scope at no charge in the event that it becomes damaged or defective. Vortex does not care how it happened, who was at fault or where you purchased their product. Vortex boasts an unlimited lifetime warranty, fully transferable with no card to fill out and no need to hang on to your receipt! The only things that it does not cover are loss, theft, deliberate damage or cosmetic changes that would have hindered the performance of the scope.
While using the scope I found the design very easy to work with. All of the adjustments were easily within reach and had a great ergonomic feel while using it.
The Strike Eagle is a huge improvement over sights and seemed just as easy to use. The optics were not only forgiving, but you don’t have to be a pro or even a regular scope user to master it. The manual was very helpful in using all of the advanced options that I had never tried out before and the AR-BDC reticle made it very easy to spot my target at first glance. AT first glance the look of the Strike Eagle is very solid and looks well machined and tight within all moving parts. There were no gaps that were uneven and the smooth even finish of the outside of the scope was both beautiful and held a strong functional presence. Due to the solid construction and easy ergonomic design the scope was easily mounted and had a nice solid feel once in place. After mounting the Strike Eagle became part of the gun as if it were made specifically for it.
I would have to say that the Strike Eagle 1-6×24 Rifle Scope with AR-BDC Reticle lives up the the Vortex Optics name with its ease of function and quality of design. This scope easily looks like a scope well above its price range and also performs like one. When you add in the Vortex VIP warranty this purchase is a no brainer, when I think back to my days of shooting with sights alone and what I spent. I wonder why I didn’t get it sooner! Needless to say the Strike Eagle has made a good impression on me, but Vortex Optics as a company also was very impressive in their commitment to not only putting out a quality product that is easy to use, but their commitment to pleasing their customers as well.