When you need a high-quality scope for a price that won’t break the bank, then set your sights on the Crossfire II series from this popular brand.

With the combination of technologically advanced features, multiple models, and the assurance of the VIP unlimited lifetime warranty, there is a scope for any of your shooting needs



  • High level of quality in both construction and materials
  • Waterproof for use in any situation
  • Several size, power, and reticle options to fit your needs
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    Easy to use controls allow for accurate shooting
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    VIP warranty for easy fixing or replacement
  • Size on some models is quite large and may make the unit feel bulky
  • Average weight is more than a pound, fine for the range but every pound counts in the field
  • May be limited for some shooters - great for hunting or target shooting but you may want to look elsewhere for faster shooting or AR platforms

Is It Worth Your Money?

Vortex has packed a ton of features into the series without jacking up the price or sacrificing quality.


Construction features include multi-coated lenses, aircraft-grade aluminum, waterproofing, and fog proofing.

There are also several reticle options, including an illuminated variant.

Though you may find these features on optics costing hundreds more than this product that doesn’t mean that they will outperform it.


The combination of accuracy, clarity, and quality make the series worth more than its price point.

Scope Review and Breakdown

  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Ease of Use and Reliability
  • Battery Life
  • COST

While not the least expensive option on the market, the cost is very reasonable for the features and quality. Even the top models cost less than $300, and you will be hard-pressed to find a better quality scope in this price range.

Who is this scope for?

Type of Shooter

Type of Gun

Final Verdict



The adage with scopes is “spend twice as much on optics as you did on the gun.” If you are in the market for a durable, high-quality scope without shelling out a ton of money, you should take a look at the Crossfire II series.
It has everything shooters would need for hunting, target practice, or competition. The construction is of high quality, the optics are clear, and the structure is rigid.

With over a dozen models to choose from you won’t have to settle for one that isn’t exactly what you’re looking for in a scope. Different zoom powers, tube sizes, and reticle options are all available.

Even with all the models available it still might not be the right fit for your shooting use. If you are more interested in high-speed competition, sub 100-yard targets, or close quarter drills, you may want to look elsewhere.

Vortex Optics makes the customer a priority. The VIP unlimited lifetime warranty means you never have to worry about defects or damage. It is undoubtedly easier to purchase a product knowing the manufacturer stands behind it 100%. I would not hesitate to put a Crossfire II on any of my units.

Other Options Worth Looking At

What if this unit doesn’t seem like a good fit? You should check out any of the dozens of optics manufacturers on the market today. Every company offers something a little bit different.

If you like the Vortex but don’t want to spend as much, you may want to try Bushnell. A longtime manufacturer of scopes, binoculars, and rangefinders, Bushnell offers several quality scopes at a lower price point.

If you’re an experienced shooter or are looking for something smaller with a fixed magnification, Trijicon may be worth buying. They offer several high-end combat optics perfect for the AR-15 unit.

Leupold is a manufacturer of medium to high priced, high-quality scopes. While they do make some models in the same price range as the Vortex, they have several high-end models available if you are looking for a precision scope of extremely high quality.