cart SHOPPING CART You have 0 items

Discussion Forums

Search forums
Forum Index > Optics > Vortex Scopes

Vortex Scopes

26 Jun 2016
@ 02:57 am (GMT)

Lane Salvato

I was wondering if any of you have experience with Vortex Optics? Not necessarily for long range only, just general hunting and shooting.



26 Jun 2016
@ 08:13 am (GMT)

Ben Law

Re: Vortex Scopes
I have a couple, viper pst and a low power diamondback.
I think they're both good scopes, the diamondback is very clear and bright.

I have shot the 6-24x50 pst side by side with my 6-24x50 sightron s3 and at this stage I don't believe the pst gives anything away to the s3.
I have not yet done full adjustment calibrations on these scopes so cant really say which is better in that regard but I have dialled out to 550yd with the pst and its been spot on and the clicks feel very good. I also think the ebr1 (I think it is) reticle on the pst is a bit better than the moa2 reticle on my s3.

I would try to steer clear of the crossfire2 scopes that are made in china, most of there range is made in the Philippines, there top range 'razor' models are made in japan.

a lot of their scopes have 4" of eye relief which is a good thing.
26 Jun 2016
@ 03:18 pm (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Re: Vortex Scopes
I have two Vortex Diamondback scopes, both are on low recoiling rifles.
At first both dialed in properly, but eventually that failed. Both have decent lenses, very bright.

Would I buy one again? I doubt it, and now see why it is they actually require the good warranty they have. I plan to send them in to fix this eventually.

I tried a friend's Razor Gen 1 scope and it was quite nice, dials in very well, th emoa turrets appear to be well calibrated for his moa reticle, and he has not seen any issues. The Gen II scopes have had a few issues based on what friends have told me about theirs, but they got them fixed or replaced and are good to go now.

My oldest son bought one of the Razor scopes when they first came out and while sighting it in the reticle broke, He exchanged the scope at the dealer's for a Zeiss and has been pleased with that. His rifle was a Tikka T3 Lite in 300WSM with the original stock at the time.
20 Apr 2021
@ 09:42 pm (GMT)

Baxter Holt

Re: Vortex Scopes
I recommend Vortex Optics Viper HS-T 6-24×50 SFP Riflescope because this is one of the great vortex scope reviews for money as this particular scope has exposed turrets that are great for accurate adjusting.
03 May 2021
@ 06:25 pm (GMT)

James Airey

Re: Vortex Scopes
I've had 2.

And wont have anymore.

Zero stop wouldn't work even after warranty claim.

If you're warranty is a selling point it doesn't really sell me that the product is remotely worth my time.

I know of multiple people with warranty claims.

People who have had to re zero scopes because they've dropped rifles whereas in the same instance my leupold vx5 holds true.

Not worth the hassle in my opinion.


We are a small, family run business, based out of Taranaki, New Zealand, who specialize in cartridge research and testing, and rifle accurizing.