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Old 03-23-2015, 01:27 PM
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I recently added the Vortex Crossfire II 1-4X24 V-Brite to my M&P sport. I used the Burris P.E.P.R QD mount, and could not be happier with the set up. The scope and mount came from Optics Plant after a short wait due to the scope being on back order. Total cost was under $280.00 (They were running a sale.)

I mounted the Vortex to the Burris base, got it leveled up, then attached it all to my sport.

I did not have a bore sighter, but really want to try the combo out this. So I headed to the range, separated the upper and lower, pulled the BCG and had a look. No way I thought, could it be that close. 3 rounds down range at 50 yards proved so. 2 clicks right, 2 clicks down, and it was golden. Have a look.

First 3 shots shown in the black.



Next 3 shots in the red after adjustment.



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Old 03-24-2015, 01:10 AM
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Good choice. I just added a Vortex PST 1-4x24 to my AR. I really like their scopes.
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Red dot does not appear to be quite enough on the Crossfire II, but I do like the concept.
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Red dot does not appear to be quite enough on the Crossfire II, but I do like the concept.
The red dot is brighter than it appears in the picture, but not as bright as the one on my Aimpoint Pro. It's also smaller on the Vortex.
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I have a Crossfire 2 1-4x non-vbrite on my 336, love the scope.
I have my first AR on the way and once I get bored with irons, it's highly likely I'll go with another Crossfire 2 1-4x.

Is the vbrite feature worth the eyesore lump on the scope? What kind of conditions are you shooting in when you think "oh boy glad I have this illumination point"?
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I have a Crossfire 2 1-4x non-vbrite on my 336, love the scope.
Scope on a lever action.... blasphemy!
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:16 PM
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Did I say 336? I meant generic bolt action rifle. Yeah, that's it . . . .
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:19 PM
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Red dot does not appear to be quite enough on the Crossfire II, but I do like the concept.
Well, it's not really a "red dot" optic. It's a magnified scope with an illuminated reticle that has a red dot in the center.

The dot is only 1.5MOA in diameter. This makes for a really small dot. The great benefit of this one is that if the illumination is turned off, the dot is black and can still be used in the daylight.

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Is the vbrite feature worth the eyesore lump on the scope? What kind of conditions are you shooting in when you think "oh boy glad I have this illumination point"?
I don't see the illumination knob as an "eye sore", but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

The situation where it will be dramatically valuable is in low light. Under those conditions an illuminated reticle is invaluable.
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What is the battery life like if the red dot is used sparingly? Is the dot instant on/off, or is there a delay?

Also, has anyone tried this scope at night with a weapon light and no red dot? I ask because I have to wonder how well it would work in darkness or semi darkness if the red dot failed.

This is actually starting to look pretty good.
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Not sure of the battery life yet as I have only had it about 3 weeks. The dot has 11 settings, and the daily will rotate in both directions. If you go from 0 to 11the dot comes on instantly.

Not had a chance to use it with a light, so no comment there. If the dot fails, it would be no different than an unlighted reticle scope.
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Ok, so in low light conditions, you can see the reticle better.

But, your target doesn't get any brighter, and wouldn't looking at something like an illuminated reticle actually make your target appear darker?
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Target acquisition pretty quick at 1X and up close?
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Ok, so in low light conditions, you can see the reticle better.

But, your target doesn't get any brighter, and wouldn't looking at something like an illuminated reticle actually make your target appear darker?
Take any scope and look at just about any target in low light conditions; the reticle becomes almost impossible to see.

It won't make your target appear darker if the proper illumination setting is used.
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