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Old 09-13-2020, 02:37 PM   #1
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Question Recommend a Vortex Scope for my "AR-10" (Sig 716)

I have a Sig 716 in .308 that I'm going to set up for hunting. It's got an EOTECH on it now. I toyed with just adding a Vortex VMX-3T but starting to think maybe just putting a regular scope on it. Plan on hunting hogs with it, so good low light performance will be important.

Just buy the Vortex Hog Hunter and be done?
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Old 09-13-2020, 05:40 PM   #2
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I have a Strike Eagle and have been happy with it.
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Old 09-13-2020, 09:55 PM   #3
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Any reason why Vortex specifically?
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Old 09-13-2020, 10:21 PM   #4
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If you are looking for only vortex, the strike eagle 1-8 is good for the price if you are on a budget. Otherwise the 1-10 Razor would be my choice.
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Old 09-13-2020, 10:29 PM   #5
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I gave up on everything Vortex makes below their "Razor" line. I've had too many issues with multiple Vortex scopes. They have a great warranty, but you better plan on using it at some point. Dollar for dollar, Leupold beats anything Vortex and has the same great warranty and better glass for low light hunting situations.
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Old 09-14-2020, 10:29 AM   #6
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I gave up on everything Vortex makes below their "Razor" line. I've had too many issues with multiple Vortex scopes. They have a great warranty, but you better plan on using it at some point. Dollar for dollar, Leupold beats anything Vortex and has the same great warranty and better glass for low light hunting situations.
I agree with that. I've had a Razor gen II-E **** the bed on me as well, though. Great customer service and got it sorted without any hassle other than being down an optic for a bit. I still like their Razor line, but that's all I would use.

Big fan of Nightforce.
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:04 AM   #7
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I agree with that. I've had a Razor gen II-E **** the bed on me as well, though. Great customer service and got it sorted without any hassle other than being down an optic for a bit. I still like their Razor line, but that's all I would use.

Big fan of Nightforce.
The Gen II E 1-6 is known to be more failure prone than the Gen II 1-6. The original is a tank, but it also weighs as much as one.
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Old 09-15-2020, 01:43 PM   #8
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Why Vortex? I get a deal on them... simple dollars and cents.

I'll look at the upper price points.
EVERYTHING is out of stock at the moment.

Thanks for all the replies.
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:17 PM   #9
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mil/le?

I get a pro deal through vortex also. Leupold and Nightforce both do MIL discounts, not sure about LE.
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:18 PM   #10
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I have a Strike Eagle 3-18x44 on my Grendel and like it a lot.
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:05 PM   #11
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Why Vortex? I get a deal on them... simple dollars and cents.

I'll look at the upper price points.
EVERYTHING is out of stock at the moment.

Thanks for all the replies.
A deal you say? That is like getting food poisoning and going back to the restaurant because they give you a free meal. If it is about dollars and cents, look in the used markets for something without historical shortcomings.
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Old 09-17-2020, 08:44 PM   #12
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I don't see it that way...
I've had a couple their dots on duty guns that have been solid.
Support LE
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Good prices
I'm happy to support those that support me. :-)
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Old 09-17-2020, 10:53 PM   #13
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Had a strike eagle on my At 10 primarily all I use it for is pig hunting. Switch to a trijicon accupower 2.5-10x56 much better setup for hunting.

I have a lot of vortex products and they are ok but I find myself
Moving away from them for one reason glass clarity and brightness.
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:23 AM   #14
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Strike eagle with 34mm tube and 56mm objective is going to be good in low light, especially at the price point. It will do what scopes costing 3x as much. The only hold up might be reticle choices.
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:11 PM   #15
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Strike eagle with 34mm tube and 56mm objective is going to be good in low light, especially at the price point. It will do what scopes costing 3x as much. The only hold up might be reticle choices.
No. It will not do what scopes costing 3x as much do or it would cost 3x as much. 3x as much puts it in the NF atacr and NX8 territory. That strike eagle is $699.
Not to mention many others like the NXS. Leupold vx6hd and the list goes on.

My biggest complaint above vortex fans. Call it what it is. Itís a feature packed optic that they had to cut quality on to get it into that price range. They do not have a secret sauce that nobody else does. It costs lots of money to build top tier optics.

Itís a $699 optic that has sub par glass but has lots of features. May need warranty work eventually.


OP. Buy a gen 2 pst or a razor. Anything else vortex is a hard pass.
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:41 PM   #16
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I really enjoy my strike eagle 1-8 however it has taken a backseat and now I run the Flir Armasight Zeus much better for low light situations.
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:48 PM   #17
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I don't see it that way...
I've had a couple their dots on duty guns that have been solid.
Support LE
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Good products
Good prices
I'm happy to support those that support me. :-)


Leupold supports LE also. And offers much higher quality products.


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Old 09-18-2020, 02:51 PM   #18
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Strike eagle with 34mm tube and 56mm objective is going to be good in low light, especially at the price point. It will do what scopes costing 3x as much. The only hold up might be reticle choices.


Absolutely false. Strike Eagle is only one step above the Diamondback line and thatís bottom of the barrel.

Do you seriously believe a $600 scope will do everything an $1800 scope will do?

If so have you ever owned an $1800 scope?

I have an currently own both. And they are nowhere near close in performance.


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Old 09-18-2020, 03:09 PM   #19
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I just put a Leupold VX Freedom 1.5-4X scope on my AR10 and am very happy with it. My goals were light weight, easy on the wallet and quality optics. I chose this one because it weighs 9.6 oz, cost around $250 with the Pig Plex reticle and I trust Leopold to make good optics.

I would have preferred 1-6X magnification and an illuminated reticle but those drive up the cost and the weight. No doubt there are better optics out there but if weight and cost are issues, give this one a look.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:42 AM   #20
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The average hunter on a typical hunt would have a hard time gaining any practical benefit in jumping from a $600 scope to an $1,800 model.
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Old 09-20-2020, 01:53 PM   #21
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The average hunter on a typical hunt would have a hard time gaining any practical benefit in jumping from a $600 scope to an $1,800 model.
Exactly! That's sort of what I was trying to say. I got what I can shoot a 1000 yds with and not have to pay 2 grand. I zeroed it this weekend and broke the new Bergara in and was dinging the steels at 350 and 500 and would have tried the 800 yard steel but somehow it had fallen down since last year. I was too lazy to go downrange and find it and stand it back up. Love them turrents on the Strike Eagle and the optics are a perfect fit for my old eyes and parallax adjustments worked flawless. 6.5 Creedmoor 140gr, zeroed +1" @100. 2 mil up for 350 and ding, 3.5 mil up for 500 and ding. Love this lil gun so far. I'm a leupold fan and 90% of my meager gun collection including my customs wear Leupold Glass. That said none of my Leupold scopes will make 1000 yd shots but they are deadly and reliable for the last 40 years out to 200-300 yds. This ain't my first rodeo.
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Old 09-20-2020, 01:59 PM   #22
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The other nice thing is I can shoot 800 just off the reticle or If I need more distance I can turn the knob and get 17 mil of elevation and use the center dot on the crosshair. Nicest part of the 34mm tube is that elevation adjustment with just a twist of the knob. Only spending $700 leaves me woth plenty of $$$ for more ammo
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