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Vortex crossfire II crossbow scope initial impressions

Post by Carnivorous » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:35 pm

Here are my initial impressions on the new offering from Vortex.

Packaging is outstanding! Packing reflects a high end scope purchase!
Comes with some nice extras. Lens cloth. Flip up covers. Neoprene scope cover. And scope rings.

Mounted on my DS 400. Scope rings in the kit were too high for my noggin so I used some med rings I already had.

Windage and elevation knobs are crisp.

Battery installed for the illumination. And will try it out this evening.

Reticle!
I had it in my head before looking down the tube that I wouldn't like it. Boy was I wrong!! Love it!! I will have no issues hunting at 20 yards with it! Lol

Eye relief is excellent. I had to bring it in closer to my face than my VXR but no big issue.

Glass is super clear and the reticle is crisp and not distorted for my not so great right eye.

So far this scope is a quality product. I think Vortex did a great job with this scope and will sell a pile of them at this price point.

Range day is tomorrow and I hope it performs as good as it looks!!! Lol

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Re: Vortex crossfire II crossbow scope initial impressions

Post by janesy » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:46 pm

It doesn't look overly huge, what's the dimensions Jeff?
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Re: Vortex crossfire II crossbow scope initial impressions

Post by Carnivorous » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:54 pm

janesy wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:46 pm
It doesn't look overly huge, what's the dimensions Jeff?
Length is 9.5".

OVERVIEW
First light, last light, and all day long, this crossbow topper will have you stacking bolts and filling tags in no time. Our purpose-built reticle not only gives you holdover points out to 100 yards, it features red and green illumination for low-light shooting. We also included the magnification and FPS on the magnification ring to keep the scope compatible with a variety of crossbows and setups, and a wide field of view makes it perfect for a variety of shooting situations. Plus, we’re including rings, flip caps, and a neoprene cover, so it’s ready to mount right out of the box.

Included in the Box
2 - 30mm rings
Flip caps (set)
Neoprene cover
Lens cloth
CR2032 battery
T-15 Torx wrench
Magnification 2-7xObjective Lens Diameter 32 mmEye Relief 2.7 inchesField of View 57.5’ – 16.4’ @ 100 yardsTube Size 30 mmTurret Style Low CappedAdjustment Graduation 1/2 MOATravel Per Rotation 30 MOAMax Elevation Adjustment 160 MOAMax Windage Adjustment 160 MOAParallax Setting Fixed @75 ydsLength 9.5 inchesWeight 14 oz
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Post by IronNoggin » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:25 pm

Will be watching this as it goes along.
My Partner lucked into a basically new Matrix 380.
Of course he wants to upgrade the scope, and is considering this one or the Tact 100.
I have shot the latter and found it to be fine.
Interested to know your thoughts on the Vortex...

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Post by 76chevy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:04 am

lokksvery nice!

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Re: Vortex crossfire II crossbow scope initial impressions

Post by Boo » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:46 am

Jeff, does it have an auto off for the illumination?
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Re: Vortex crossfire II crossbow scope initial impressions

Post by Carnivorous » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:44 am

Boo wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:46 am
Jeff, does it have an auto off for the illumination?
Nope manual on off.

My plan is to hit the farm this evening with this scope. Looking through the scope in the back yard is not the same as actually sighting in my bow with it!! Lol
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Re: Vortex crossfire II crossbow scope initial impressions

Post by Boo » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:05 pm

Carnivorous wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:44 am
Boo wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:46 am
Jeff, does it have an auto off for the illumination?
Nope manual on off.

My plan is to hit the farm this evening with this scope. Looking through the scope in the back yard is not the same as actually sighting in my bow with it!! Lol
Good thing it has an extra battery under one of the scope caps!
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Post by amythntr » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:14 pm

....looking forward to some actual, in the field, reports.....seems like a real quality scope for a phenomenal $$$.
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Re: Vortex crossfire II crossbow scope initial impressions

Post by Hatchet » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:46 pm

I never remember to turn of the illumination. I eventually went with a non-illuminated scope because that what I have essentially when the battery goes dead.
I wish there was a discreet light on the outside to remind me. Could call it an "idiot" light. :lol:

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Post by flightattendant100 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:41 pm

I would find out next week at lease when I got there, that battery was deceased!🙁

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Re: Vortex crossfire II crossbow scope initial impressions

Post by Cat power » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:34 am

love the looks of this scope.

I'm going to get one for my Ravin

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Post by Boo » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:25 am

Jeff, what are your thoughts on the scope now that you've done some shooting?
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Re: Vortex crossfire II crossbow scope initial impressions

Post by Carnivorous » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:41 pm

Boo wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:25 am
Jeff, what are your thoughts on the scope now that you've done some shooting?
So far its been excellent. Tried it in the backyard at 20 yards only. As soon as it cools down ill stretch it out at the farm. No shade at the farm.... lol

I know it will be on my bow for the coming deer season. :thumbup:

Now what to do with my vxr??? :mrgreen:
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Post by Bcxbow » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:58 pm

A possibly helpful video for those considering this scope.

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