View Full Version : Vortex Crossfire II 3-9x40 Review

March 4, 2013, 11:20 PM
I just received my Vortex Crossfire II today and couldn't be happier! Here is a review starting with key elements, then pros and cons.

Size: Perfect size, around 11" I believe in total length. 40mm objective lens, fits perfect and flush on my Mauser.

Look: Very appealing scope. The vortex logo is very nice looking on the scope. The matte black finish is just what you want for a low profile optic. Very attractive and will have friends asking about it.

Clarity: Not a word can describe how impressed I was with the clarity of a scope being sold for only $140! Amazing clarity and no blurriness or fuzziness at 9x zoom even at 10 yards! It is as good as my friend's $500 Leupold if not better, and that is saying something!

Eye Relief: Now this is the thing that impressed me the most. I didn't expect such excellent eye relief for an entry level scope. Feels about 4" and no blacking occurs when you move your head back and forth a little bit.

Magnification: 3-9 zoom. 9x zoom gets the job done up to at least 300 yards. Very smooth magnification adjustment, very impressed. No blurriness at full zoom.

Turrets: Finger adjustable, grooved so it can work with gloves. Reset to zero addition is awesome, very simple instructions in the manual. Clicks are 1/4 MOA and very precise.

Reticle: Simple, not too thick, not too thin. I was impressed with how clear it was. V-Plex reticle, same as my friend's Leupold, I love it!

Package Contents: Nice giant lens cloth, scope covers that you can not see through, manual, UNLIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY!!!!!!!!!! :D


Eye Relief
Matte Finish
Scope Covers
Nice Reticle
Finger Adjustable Turrets
Reset To Zero Turrets
Low Profile
Fully Multi-Coated Optics
No Blurriness
Quality For Price
Simple Manual
Unlimited Lifetime Warranty
High Quality Lens Cloth


Haa your joking right? There are none!!! :D

I haven't got a chance to sight it in yet, but I will provide a more detailed review once I do. If you are looking for a great scope for a great price, look no further!!!!!

March 5, 2013, 08:39 AM
Nice Review

March 5, 2013, 04:29 PM
Why Thank You!

March 5, 2013, 11:04 PM
I feel quite the same about my 4-12x50 ao crossfire II. Can't be beat for the money ($200)

March 10, 2013, 03:35 PM
I sighted in my scope today on my Mauser. Did it at about 50 yards, then gave it a couple clicks up and reset my turrets to zero. Really impressed with the smooth adjustments. Took about eight shots because I didn't have the best setup, but the scope held up! I'm glad I went with Vortex, and I plan on purchasing more from them in the future!

March 11, 2013, 01:39 PM
I will receive my Vortex Xfire II 6-16X44 AO tomorrow. Plan on putting it on my CZ American 455 Combo .22/.17HMR. Am very excited about this scope. I am planning on using some high scope rings to accommodate the 44mm objective and fit the 3/8" dovetail integral grooved receiver. I'm also to receive a Nikon Bushmaster 4.5-14x40SF scope for my .22-250 Remmy 700.
Once I peer through each scope I might put the Vortex on the Remmy if the extra 2x is beneficial. I'm going to compare the two scopes cosmetically also.
Happy hunting and targetting!

March 11, 2013, 02:41 PM
This baby is my deer rifle. I plan to have this scope on it for a long long time. You are going to absolutely love the Vortex. It is so clear and has amazing eye relief. Let me know what you think of it!