Vortex 1-8x24 Strike Eagle Riflescope (AR-BDC2 Reticle, Matte Black)

Vortex 1-8x24 Strike Eagle Riflescope (AR-BDC2 Reticle, Matte Black)

Vortex 1-8x24 Strike Eagle Riflescope (AR-BDC2 Reticle, Matte Black)

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Vortex 1-8x24 Strike Eagle Riflescope (AR-BDC2 Reticle, Matte Black)

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  • AR-BDC2 Reticle, 2nd Focal Plane
  • 30mm Single-Piece Maintube
  • 1/2 MOA Impact Point Correction
  • 100 MOA Windage/Elevation
  • Waterproof, Fogproof, Shock Resistant
  • Capped Low-Profile Turrets
  • Fogproof/Waterproof Aluminum Housing
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Fast Zoom Eyepiece
  • Parallax-Free at 100 yards
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Size/Reticle: 1-8x24/AR-BDC2

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Vortex Strike Eagle overview

  • 1Description

Engage targets from point-blank to medium range with the Vortex 1-8x24 Strike Eagle Riflescope, featuring an illuminated AR-BDC2 reticle that subtends with popular .223/5.56 cartridges, 3.5" eye relief, and a shock-resistant 30mm single-piece maintube. Fully multi-coated optics offer the highest light transmission, while reducing glare and ghost images when you're aiming at targets. The 1-8x24 Strike Eagle offers a 100 MOA windage and elevation range with a 1/2 MOA impact point correction.

Located in the second focal plane, the etched-on-glass, illuminated AR-BDC2 reticle will maintain the same size when you zoom. Subtensions for elevation, windage, and range are accurate at peak magnification. The waterproof and fogproof housing features a single-piece aluminum maintube with a hard anodized matte black finish. The eyepiece has a quick zoom ring that allows for fast target acquisition. The coarsely knurled zoom ring with a low-profile rib lever provides a fast one-finger adjustment, while windage and elevation turrets have caps and produce audible clicks.

Optical Performance
  • 24mm objective diameter
  • 1-8x magnification
  • Linear field of view: 116.6 - 14.4' at 100 yards
  • Fully multi-coated for optimal light transmission
AR-BDC2 Reticle
  • Second focal plane
  • For .223/5.56mm and .308/7.62mm loads
  • Illuminated broken horseshoe, surrounded by three tapered suspended pins
  • Illuminated target dot and cascading horizontal MOA holdover lines out to 600 yards
  • Eleven reticle brightness settings
  • Etched on the glass
Use and Handling
  • Parallax setting: 100 yards
  • 1/2 MOA per click impact point correction
  • 100 MOA windage and elevation adjustment range
  • Eye relief: 3.5"
  • Exit pupil: 24 - 3mm
Construction Details
  • 30mm maintube diameter
  • Single-piece aluminum tube
  • Hard anodized matte black finish
  • Knurled zoom ring has a low-profile rib for easy adjustments
  • Fast focus eyepiece allows rapid zooming and focusing on your targets
  • Capped windage and elevation adjustment knobs
  • Nitrogen-purged fogproof
  • Recoil-resistant
  • Waterproof
UPC: 875874008496
In the Box
Vortex 1-8x24 Strike Eagle Riflescope (AR-BDC2 Reticle, Matte Black)
  • Lens Cloth
  • 2 x Lens Covers
  • CR-2032 Battery
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Vortex Strike Eagle specs

    Magnification 1 to 8x
    Objective Lens Diameter 24 mm
    Field of View 1x: 116.5' @ 100 yd / 38.9 m @ 100 m
    8x: 14.4' @ 100 yd / 4.8 m @ 100 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 1x: 24 mm
    8x: 3 mm
    Eye Relief 3.5" / 89 mm
    Reticle Type AR-BDC2 Reticle (Second Focal Plane)
    Illumination Illuminated
    Impact Point Correction 1/2 MOA per Click
    Windage Adjustment 100 MOA
    Elevation Adjustment 100 MOA
    Parallax Correction Yes, 100 yd / 91.4 m
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    Fogproof Yes
    Maintube Diameter 30 mm
    Battery 1 x CR2032
    Dimensions Length: 10" / 25.4 cm
    Weight 16.5 oz / 468 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.81 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.05 x 4.35 x 4.3"

    Vortex Strike Eagle reviews

    1-8x24 Strike Eagle Riflescope (AR-BDC2 Reticle, Matte Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 63.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing scope for the price! I bought this scope after trying it out on two of my friend’s rifles. I had previously shot a Razor HD 1x6 from vortex on a loaner rifle but knew I could not afford one on my own. After looking through the Strike Eagle 1x8 on my friend’s rifle I knew that this was the scope for me. Seeing as I shoot 3 Gun, I knew that the 8 power scope would get me to the far targets a lot better than these original 6 power. After running the scope for the last week I can tell you that it is not the quality of a Razor but it is dang close to it! For the price you are going to be hard-pressed to find something better than this Strike Eagle 1x8!!! Highly recommend!!!
    Date published: 2018-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice optic but... I have put roughly 400 round down range with this scope. It is easy to set up and works great... However, at x7 and x8 with x8 being the worst. You have to be spot on the scope or the picture gets wall eyed or give all together. 1-6x it's perfect. I do like the reticle over the 1-6 but to me x8 is worthless as you have to be so precise looking down the scope. I read those reviews as well about the last two power adjustments before purchase and knew about the problem before hand. Over all satisfied with the purchase but if you ever come up with a fix for x7 and x8 I'll be happy to send it in..
    Date published: 2017-07-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice optic, but bummed on the high end magnificati After purchasing the 1-6x Strike Eagle, I had to have the 1-8x for my AR-.308. I love the shorter length and lighter weight, as the big AR needs the weight reduction, but dang, the high end 7x - 8x power sighting really is a downer. It is so hard to line up your eye with the reticle without getting black shadows all around. Sometimes I even think I left the scope caps closed and have to check them before realigning my eye to the reticle. As far as a 1-6x scope, this is just as good as the 1x6 Strike Eagle, but dang, I paid a heck of a lot more for it and I'm not getting my money's worth for the extra dollars.
    Date published: 2017-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, with a question. I recently bought the strike eagle 1-8x for my Ar-15 I built. I really like it, but one thing bothers me about it. On the higher magnifications, I have to move my eye quite a bit closer to the scope to be able to see anything. It almost looks like the picture gets further away unless I put my eye almost right up to the scope. Is that normal? I am new to rifle scopes, so I wasn’t sure if that is how it is supposed to be. Other than that, the strike eagle is awesome. Etched reticle gives me the peace of mind, that i don’t have to worry about they battery dying on the illumination. The glass is extremely clear, and works pretty well in low light conditions. Overall I am very happy with this optic.
    Date published: 2018-03-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good scope for the price I purchased this scope for its variable power range. Glass is good and clarity is good. The only thing I noticed is at full 8x power you have a little bit of wash out if your eye is not perfectly centered and aligned with eyepiece. Another thing is the cap for the battery department was over tightened and I had to take pliers to get it apart the first time. I put some anti-seize on the threads and this took care of the problem. The illuminated reticle works great and should preform well in low light hunting situations.
    Date published: 2017-07-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great from 1-6x, Blurry from 7-8x I am so torn on this review :/ i want to really love it, but there are two main things that would prevent me from completely recommending this product. This scope has so many great things going for it: - Easy to zero (good clicks, accurate adjustments) - Held zero through multiple day carbine course - 1x is almost true 1x - tiny bit of fishbowl/edge distortion, but really quick to use and engage targets @ 1x - Nice low weight for 1-8x optic - i like the reticle - accurate dot & holdovers worked well The two main drawbacks that might prevent me from recommending this scope: - The reticle is not truly "daylight bright" - it is not really visible outside, even on the highest setting. the Black of the actual reticle is extremely crisp so it just depends on how much you are weighting this illuminated reticle in your purchasing decision. Just be aware, this is not close to as bright as your average budget Red Dot. - The Biggest issue i have with this scope is that it is pretty blurry above about 6x. The glass is clean and clear, and really pretty nice at 1x-6x, but the scope becomes almost unusable any higher. This is really a shame, because this scope is more expensive than the strike eagle 1-6x, and i feel like you might be let down by its higher magnification performance.
    Date published: 2017-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Glass I purchased the Strike Eagle 1-8x24 to try on my WW15 chambered in 300 BLK. It is an excellent scope for use on the 300 BLK. I haven't got the holdover points ironed out yet, but a few more times on the range should take care of that. I use the gun for coyote hunting in low light situations. The glass is clear and performs well in low light in the snow, it remains to be seen how it will do without snow. The only thing I would like to see is a shutoff between intensity levels on the illuminated reticle, so you could go right back to your preferred brightness level.
    Date published: 2018-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Optic I bought the strike eagle 1-8x24 about six months ago and absolutely love it! It's a great scope from 0-400 yards effectively, and beyond gets a little more difficult but still manageable. The sight picture is crystal clear on all magnifications and the colors are incredible looking through the scope. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a high quality scope that they want to mount on an ar or similar platform.
    Date published: 2018-03-09
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