Vortex Question

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  1. NWShooter44

    NWShooter44
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    Im looking for a new scope for my AR. Looking at the Vortex 4-12 or 4-16. Question is what is the difference between the crossfire II and the dimondback models?
     
  2. edslhead

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    I believe the Vortex go in grades. Crosfires the entry level. Then Diamondback, Viper, Razor. Ive had to return a crossfire before due to a canted reticle . Price and general quality goes up through the grades.
     
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  3. ZigZagZeke

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    I too returned a Crossfire for that very defect. Luckily, Vortex has a lifetime, no questions asked, transferrable warranty. I ended up upgrading from the replacement Crossfire to a Viper. I just didn't like the adjustments on the Crossfire. It cost me $150 to do so, but that was a bargain. Love the Viper.
     
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  4. JO JO

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    I would skip the crossfire and go with a diamondback they even have a diamondback tactical and HD models now,
    I have a vortex on my 308 and have a friend with a diamondback he is happy with it
     
  5. NWShooter44

    NWShooter44
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    Awesome thanks
     
  6. SCannon

    SCannon
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    Diamondback HD all the way, I have had both and was unimpressed with the Crossfire, but have the Diamondback on my hunting rifle and it is the best scope for money you can buy.
     
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  7. Portaledgepete

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    My Browning A bolt had a Crossfire 4-16 on it when I got it. Crossfire was a bit on the unimpressive side. I have a Diamondback HD 2-8 on my Spikes and it is notably better, especially in terms of clarity and light.
     
  8. Dyjital

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    Crosshairs are too thick on the standard Diamondback IMO...

    Because of that I went higher up.

    My aR's had Crossfire II's 1-4x24, super fine crosshairs. Low magnification clarity is great.
     

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