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How would you compare these two scopes:

Vortex 6-24x50 Crossfire compare to a Bushnell Banner $99

Bushnell 6-18x50 Banner Dusk & Dawn $125

 

It would be mounted on a 10-22 and shot at 100 yards, just punching paper at the range. I have experience with that Bushnell and the girl friend shot through one once and thought it was a big upgrade over her $20 4x9 scope. She would be super happy with that Bushnell. I’d be happier with Vortex customer service. The scope is for her.

 

This is a continuation of my other thread but I sorta changed directions.

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I have both. I like the vortex much better. Much better turretts. The banner is pretty clear. Did not hold up well on my .30-06 though. Sent it back for repair.     Vortex I put on my enfield for a day and it was hard to really accomplish much shooting old surpluss ammo that groups terribly out of an old battle rifle. Probably 2 inch groups at 50 yards.    Would like to try the vortex on another rifle.
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vortex all the way.  no question warranty vs the bushnell hasle guaranteed warranty

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vortex crossfire....have one on a .17hmr and really like it.....
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saitotiktmdog,
are you saying that the banner is more clear then the Crossfire? or the other way around? I had a banner on my savage 223. I found the banner was impossible to resolve 22cal bullet holes in black targets at 100 yards. Detail could be better. Although, I just stopped using targets with black centers. It was nice and bright. Mine was broke also, but was still in the period of time that the store would return it for credit.

and what do you think about eye position of the Crossfire? is it more or less forgiving then the banner. I thought the banner was good enough.

my girlfriend wont care about the turrets. Her rifle gets sighted in by magic. must be the tooth fairy.

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when i started my research i had almost the exact same question, http://www.opticstalk.com/100-vortex-crossfire-624-or-simmons-wtc-6520_topic25819.html?KW=
I decided on neither, and went up two lines to the vortex Viper.  i did everything I could to stretch $250, knowing it was that much more superior.  If you think about how long you may own this scope, the difference in price really isn't that big of a deal.  With the vortex you are getting comparably a $500 scope, (bushnell elite 4200 and sightron big sky 2 run at least $500 with similar magnification).  Made it a no brainer for me.  If you want to spend a little less, the vortex diamondback is also an excellent choice and recently was selected as the best scope under $200.  for me, going from $200 to $250 was still a no brainer so I went viper.  Either way, Vortex owns the price-point for all three of their scope lines right now, crossfire, diamondback, and viper.
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+1 for Vortex

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oh and heres a helpful thread about the crossfire if you feel like really sitting down and reading.  http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1347119
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 viper = rad!!!!!!!!!!  and yes for $250 it is out of this world, I ordered one last week. Cool

this is for the girlfriend's 10-22. so I was thinking 100 for the crossfire and a viper 2-7x32mm for my marlin for $169. Wink

Originally posted by grimreaper21 grimreaper21 wrote:

 for me, going from $200 to $250 was still a no brainer so I went viper.  Either way, Vortex owns the price-point for all three of their scope lines right now, crossfire, diamondback, and viper.
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sounds like you're good to go!  haven't handled a crossfire but it looks decent from the pictures posted in the other thread.  certainly better than BSA, ncstar, etc. there really aren't many options there at $100 but i assume that is the best possible choice.  it will certainly be better than the $20 plastic toy thingy she was using previously.



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