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Old 11-27-2019, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default Vortex Crossfire 12x50 review

Iím needing some new binoculars. Between riding around on the dash of the truck and my 9 and 11 yr old boys ďusingĒ them... Iím not ready to spend tons of cash. I looked at the Vortex Diamondbacks but am wondering if I can get by with the Crossfire. I know theyíre entry level but does anyone have any experience with them? Thanks in advance!


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Old 11-27-2019, 11:36 AM   #2
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Only pair of binoculars I have and I like them.
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:52 AM   #3
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I have the 10X50 Vortex Crossfire and really like mine
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Old 11-27-2019, 01:01 PM   #4
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I would certainly compare any brand to the competition at any price range. My brother has a pair of binoculars from Vortex. He really likes them. I've made efforts to not let him look through my Nikons, as I want him to continue to be happy with his. We spent about the same and I would say he really didn't shop enough but just went on the good Vortex name.

My son was about ready to buy a pair like his uncle's. Then he looked at other brands. He didn't buy the Vortex.
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Old 11-27-2019, 02:36 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! I think theyíll work for what Iím needing but itís always good to hear some firsthand experience.


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Old 11-27-2019, 02:55 PM   #6
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Bass Pro is having a Black Friday sale on Vortex Diamondback 10x42 Binos 129.00 The sale last 6 hours only and I think it starts at 5:00 am.
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Old 11-27-2019, 03:03 PM   #7
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I like my Vortex Diamondback 10x50, only complaint is ive had the eye piece adjuster break off twice, they fixed it the first time and I’m about to get them back for the second time, we will see if this happens again tho!

I know they’re a little more pricey, but I’m really enjoying my Ziess Terra HD 10x42 that I just got since my stieners were stolen
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Old 11-27-2019, 03:15 PM   #8
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Bass Pro is having a Black Friday sale on Vortex Diamondback 10x42 Binos 129.00 The sale last 6 hours only and I think it starts at 5:00 am.


I saw those. If I can get myself out of bed Iím going to go take a look. Thanks for the heads up!


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Old 11-27-2019, 03:19 PM   #9
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I saw those. If I can get myself out of bed Iím going to go take a look. Thanks for the heads up!


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That's the binos I have and I love em.
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Old 11-27-2019, 03:19 PM   #10
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Bass Pro is having a Black Friday sale on Vortex Diamondback 10x42 Binos 129.00 The sale last 6 hours only and I think it starts at 5:00 am.
Yep, highly recommend these. Remember, Academy will price match and beat by 5% if you want to deal with that on Black Friday morning.

I want to say last year Optics Planet ran the same deal as Bass Pro/Cabelas and I was able to order a pair for my wife online.
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Old 11-27-2019, 03:22 PM   #11
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Looks like Midway USA has the Gen I's for $129

$129 Vortex Optics Gen I Diamondback Binocular Green
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:23 PM   #12
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Went to Academy today and they had nothing in Vortex with the 50, Weatherford store.

Looked thru all the different brands and bought Nikon 16x50 for $129. My son has the Vortex model 10x42 in the OP and he likes them but wishes he had the 50.

My reason for the 50 is for more clarity and light absorption for those times before 30 minute pre-sunrise at rifle range. Yeah, bow days long gone due to both shoulder issues. Last weekend I had two deer at the feeder about 10 minutes before legal shooting time and could not make out anything but blurred shapes?

Just can't afford the really high $$ Zeiss, other brands these days so hoping the new ones will solve the problem to an extent?
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:16 PM   #13
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Went to Academy today and they had nothing in Vortex with the 50, Weatherford store.

Looked thru all the different brands and bought Nikon 16x50 for $129. My son has the Vortex model 10x42 in the OP and he likes them but wishes he had the 50.

My reason for the 50 is for more clarity and light absorption for those times before 30 minute pre-sunrise at rifle range. Yeah, bow days long gone due to both shoulder issues. Last weekend I had two deer at the feeder about 10 minutes before legal shooting time and could not make out anything but blurred shapes?

Just can't afford the really high $$ Zeiss, other brands these days so hoping the new ones will solve the problem to an extent?


Acedemy has the 12x50 online only.
I agree about having those few extra minutes to glass.
I saw the 16x50ís but was concerned that holding them may be tough without a tripod.


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Old 11-27-2019, 07:48 PM   #14
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This is my second season with my crossfire 12x50s and I love em! I like em better than my buddies diamondback HDs!


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Old 11-28-2019, 12:31 PM   #15
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This is my second season with my crossfire 12x50s and I love em! I like em better than my buddies diamondback HDs!


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Thanks guys!


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Old 11-28-2019, 12:52 PM   #16
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12x50 Vortex Diamondbacks are hard to beat for equal money.
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Old 11-28-2019, 01:01 PM   #17
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I'm super happy with my Vortex Diamondbacks. I haven't looked through the Crossfires, but i've never been disappointed in any Vortex glass. You can't beat their warranty either.
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