Vortex Golden Eagle Versus Nightforce Benchrest

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  1. Raythemanroe

    Raythemanroe Bullet Whisperer Silver $$ Contributor

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    Hear something new everyday

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  2. Dgd6mm

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    Good to know how to polish that turd.
     
  3. Jay Christopherson

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    That sounds a lot like the placebo effect to me.
     
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  4. fatelvis

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    Any more input on the Vortex Gold Eagle? I'm thinking of buying one for my mid-range F-class rifle.
     
  5. rinoray

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    I have nothing but praise: been on my Anschutz 2013 22 RF benchrest rifle at 50-100yds (see the fly's eyes)
    6BR at 600 & 1000yds and it has been spectacular. Just my humble opinion.
    Wish I was a better shooter - this helped me a lot.
     

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    I came back from Canada with some extra match rounds. took the competition rifle with the Vortex Golden Eagle on it out to 100 yds today to shoot some of those extra rounds.

    Of course in Canada, the windage and elevation turrets got a big workout, going from 700 to 900 meters back and forth and adjusting for the crazy wind changes. the rifle and scope got bumped around a bit in transport to and from the Land of the Canucks and SE Florida as well.

    I reset the scope to my 100 yd zero and the point of impact was EXACTLY were it was prior to my trip to the Canadian Nationals and the Worlds. very happy with the scope.

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  7. carlsbad

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    I have both and have no complaints with either. I've never blamed any of my misses on either scope. --Jerry
     
  8. raptor1ronin

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    Just received mine the other day. I mounted it up and headed to the range. The Turrets on the ECR-1 Vortex GE was amazing felt really good. The optics are super clear and even at 60 power the target looks great. It was a little darker, but I have seen this through my NF and other brands out there. Overall Vortex knocked it out of the park with this scope. They also made it a reasonable price point. This is important for shooters getting into this sport who cant afford a NF.
     
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  9. 264WM70

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    @tom was able to test a Vortex Golden Eagle. See picture below copied from the scope testing post in the competition forum.

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  10. Alex Wheeler

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    A local guy went out with @AlloyTargets new scope tester and checked a couple. The GE he had did not move. At this point we have tested quite a few GEs. I just ordered a GE for myself. That scope has gained my confidence and I like the reticle and the glass is good. So far I believe its as good or better than the BR for holding poi.
     
  11. carlsbad

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    I now have 2 of them. --Jerry
     
  12. fatelvis

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    I bought one a couple weeks ago and put it on my 222 Remington F -class rifle that I use at 300 yards. So far It is equal to my Nightforce in every way. And I really like the fine crosshair and dot.
     
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  13. AlloyTargets

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    Vortex also had an employee join the conversation on one of the original scope testing threads - in a positive, professional manner. Listening to your customers and being willing to admit that everyone and every company is capable of faults... that goes a long way in my book.
     
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  14. fatelvis

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    And making such a quality scope, about $800 less than their competitor, is a big plus in my book!
     

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