Vortex Strike Eagle: Precision Engagement

Generally speaking, your scope should outdo your rifle. This is because without clear glass specifically designed for performance, you’re not going to get impressive results on target. The Vortex Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FFP Riflescope is made to deliver in many ways from clarity to durability, and the company created it for versatility, too. This optic is meant for everything from competition to tactical applications and offers a bevy of features to make it happen.

The Vortex Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FFP Riflescope is designed for versatility and precision. (Photo credit: Vortex)

Vortex states they designed this scope for gun enthusiasts and competitive shooters for use in dynamic shooting scenarios. The Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FFP riflescope is specifically made to close the gap between tactical mid- and long-range shooting, making it possible to have a single scope that does it all.

This scope is a feature-packed, first focal plane riflescope made with what Vortex promises is bombproof construction. The scope offers a sophisticated reticle and what the company describes as superior optical quality, meaning shooters can send rounds downrange with maximum speed and precision. Yes, the quality of your glass affects target acquisition and follow-up shots, and the Strike Eagle makes it possible to engage targets quickly and precisely.

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The optic has a 34mm tube and rugged housing. (Photo credit: Vortex)

The optic is cut from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum for improved durability and longevity. It has a robust 34mm tube and delivers significant amounts of elevation and windage travel. After all, the last thing you want is a scope that runs out of adjustment range. Vortex suggests pairing this optic with their 34mm Pro Riflescope Rings which are available in Medium 1.1 inch, for a rock-solid, ultra-precise mounting system complete with torque specs laser-engraved on the rings to keep them immediately accessible.

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The Strike Eagle ships with the pictured items. (Photo credit: Vortex)

As for the reticle, it is an illuminated, EBR-7C made to get on target fast regardless of magnification or lighting situation. The internal XD Optical System is designed to offer higher resolution and color fidelity for sharper images, making target identification easier. It does have a throw lever to facilitate making adjustments quickly, allowing faster shots. Also, the Strike Eagle features the RevStop Zero System to ensure a reliable return to zero. Oversized turrets have distinct clicks so shooters can make adjustments exactly as needed.

Features of the optic include:

  • First Focal Plane, meaning the scale of the reticle remains in proportion to the magnified image.
  • Rugged, durable housing to resist wear and tear.
  • Distinct, tactile turret adjustments so changes are precise.
  • Three-inch sunshade included.
  • Fully multi-coated lens for clarity and light transmission.
  • Nitrogen gas purged to make it fog proof and waterproof.
  • Glass-etched reticle for an exact, intricate design.
  • The patented design of the RevStop Zero System provides toolless zero stop for a secure, solid return to zero after turret adjustments.
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The optic turrets are designed for crisp, clear adjustments. (Photo credit: Vortex)

MSRP for the Vortex Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FFP Riflescope is set at $849.99.