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    Posted: April/17/2012 at 16:56
Posted this on another board and no replies, so has anyone tried out the crossfire II?  And if so how much better is it than the first series?
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike G Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/09/2012 at 19:16
well I bit on the $100 dollar off on Crossfire 4-16 x 50 and wish I hadn't.

I can't get a full circle view through the scope, the lower left hand corner of the view is blocked.  Look through the eyepiece with a flashlight and there is a metal ring there sticking out, thus blocking view.

Must be coming apart as I type. So now I'll spend that 100 bucks shipping this thing back five times.  I figured it could stand up to the recoil of a 22 rifle but was wrong.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote vgmhunor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/10/2012 at 07:17
The $100 off models are of the original Crossfires. Vortex claims the Crossfire II comes with redesigned internals. I have not seen any deals going on them?
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Originally posted by Mike G Mike G wrote:

well I bit on the $100 dollar off on Crossfire 4-16 x 50 and wish I hadn't.

I can't get a full circle view through the scope, the lower left hand corner of the view is blocked.  Look through the eyepiece with a flashlight and there is a metal ring there sticking out, thus blocking view.

Must be coming apart as I type. So now I'll spend that 100 bucks shipping this thing back five times.  I figured it could stand up to the recoil of a 22 rifle but was wrong.
You won't have to pay a dime in shipping, call Vortex, they will send you a shipping label and a new scope, one of the best warranty customer services in the business.
"Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be" - Abraham Lincoln
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike G Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/10/2012 at 08:38
I want to thank SWFA for being quick and on the spot to take back this defective scope without charging me shipping
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike G Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/10/2012 at 08:40
I've decided that any scope that can't ride from Texas to Maine and 35 shots from a 22 long rifle does not deserve a second chance
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike G Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/10/2012 at 08:41
actually it was the trip from China that probably did it in
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Vortex definitely recognized a problem and have attempted to make it right.
 
They have sat down and completely redesigned this line.
I have not been able to mount one and put it through the ringer but after handling the 3-9x40, you can tell an apparent difference.
 
Adjustments are much cleaner and seem to engage much better than the past, mushy turrets.
Glass is above average for this price range.
 
Housing is a much cleaner package. I hated the housing on the first gen models due to its bulky cumbersome build. The second gen models are definitely built cleaner with a better attention to detail. Another thing I hated on the first gen was the sight picture. Being able to see the scope tube walls and even illuminating the entire wall on any brightness setting was ridiculous, leaving a massive red ring around your entire sight picture.
 
The ocular bell is one of the biggest differences starting at the magnification wheel. They have widened the wheel making it much easier to grip while wearing gloves or in not-so-perfect conditions.
Running this scope through the magnification range is much smoother compared to the old model. There is no catching or rough adjustments as if something was grinding.
 
Adjustment of the diopter is fast and extremely easy. It carries a very wide adjustment range.
Again, running this adjustment from one end to the other was extremely smooth and definite.
 
The biggest question that remains for me and many others is the durability of this scope.
Hopefully I will be able to mount it on a few different systems and find out if the 2nd generation Vortex Crossfire has the guts.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Randall45 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/22/2012 at 21:19

Vortex made a deal with SWFA to move these scopes at a discount. I hope the newer scopes are better quality. Vortex should of discontinued the Crossfire line.Cool

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