The Vortex Crossfire II is actually considered the lower end line for Vortex, but you still get some really nice features that definitely make it a worthwhile buy, especially for its price. You still get a waterproof, shockproof, fogproof, nitrogen filled, o-ring sealed scope with a bullet drop compensating reticle with a just really nice. It has brilliant, clear glass on it with a multi-coated lens. It has everything that you would want for a simple shooting rifle scope.
Vortex Crossfire II 4-12X44
Vendor: Vortex Optics
THE VORTEX CROSSFIRE II 4-12X44 RIFLE SCOPE
This particular rifle scope is 4 to 12 magnification, so it has an adjustable 4-times to 12-times magnification on it, which is just simply adjusted by the magnification adjustment ring located at the eye piece. You will find it to be really, really clear, even at its highest magnification at 12x. It does come with bikini style lens covers and that does help keep the dust off of.
THE TURRETS ON THE VORTEX CROSSFIRE II 4-12X44
The Vortex Crossfire 4-12X44 have lockable, adjustable turrets on it and those turrets are accessed just by taking off the turret caps. You can also tighten down and lock in the turrets. They are adjustes at 1/4 MOA per click, which makes the adjustments really nice, easy to do, easy to sight in at 100 meters and then use your bullet drop compensating reticle from there on out.
THE 44 Mm OBJECTIVE LENS
Another one of the features you will like about this scope is its 44 millimeter objective. The 44 millimeter objective is a very good compromise when you’re talking about a hunting rifle, because it’s still big enough to allow a lot of light transference, but not too heavy like a 50 millimeter plus objective where that glass is just going to weigh down the rifle. This rifle scope really does stay nice and bright and allows you to see your target clearly, even when you’re extended all the way to the maximum 12 power.
Now, proper eye relief is probably one of the most overlooked features when picking a rifle scope. You want to make sure that you pick something that has good eye relief that fits you, because that could make the difference between a good day of shooting, an accurate day of shooting, fun at the range and just being frustrated. Making sure that something has a good eye relief is very important. That’s something that Vortex thought of. This rifle scope has a very forgiving adjustable eye relief at about 100mm.
*Eye Relief: The distance the eye needs to be from the eye piece where you get no scope shadow and good sight picture/alignment.
THE VORTEX WARRANTY
If you’re looking at buying one of these scopes, or you just bought one and you’re trying to get other peoples’ opinion about it, this is basically what it boils down to. This is a Vortex scope with a Vortex warranty. Vortex has one of the best warranties in the market and its really nice to get that Vortex guarantee, the Vortex warranty so you know that you’re going to have a scope for life.