Vortex Golden Eagle

Discussion in 'Scopes, Optics, LRFs, Spotters, BoreScopes' started by CharlieNC, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. willbas

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    I was zeroing my rifle with a 30 moa base at 100 yards place dot on center of target bullet hole low left. I started vertical at 10 moa up from bottom and windage 20 moa from all the way left. To center shoot on target I had to go up 15 more moa and add 14 more moa right so bullet hit center of the target at 100 yards. I have used 25 moa out of 55 moa vertical which leaves me with 30 moa vertical and I need 34 moa to hit 1000 yards. I have used 34 moa out of 45 moa of windage which leaves me with 11 right moa and 34 left moa.
     
  2. Gabe22BR

    Gabe22BR Gold $$ Contributor

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    What rings, and base do you use?
     
  3. Raythemanroe

    Raythemanroe Bullet Whisperer Silver $$ Contributor

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    Savage?

    Ray
     
  4. Raythemanroe

    Raythemanroe Bullet Whisperer Silver $$ Contributor

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    My VGE was a few inches high at a hundred yards, one adjustment and I was G2Go.. 26 minutes of Vertical I was on paper at 1k with a 20 MOA rail..


    Ray
     
  5. willbas

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    not rings and base same style of rings on my ACTAR I have 110 of up out out 120 at the middle of windage at 29 out of 60
     
  6. CharlieNC

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    After shooting with the GE quite a while, occasionally I would encounter a situation when I thought the sharpness should be better. SO I began experimenting with the eyepiece adjustment. While it had been set to achieve the "sharpest" reticle against a nondescript background, this is not a precise point when viewing the fine crosshair. Viewing a 300yd Fclass target, approx 1/2 turn resulted in a very sharp image. Mirage was high and I was using the objective aperature for a nice improvement. Continuing the experiment, removal of the aperature required a 1/4 rotation of the eyepiece to regain target sharpness. I don't recall other scopes being this sensitive, or maybe I've been lucky or just missing something.
     
  7. Raythemanroe

    Raythemanroe Bullet Whisperer Silver $$ Contributor

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    I haven't really adjusted on mine since initial adjustment to my eye. I felt it looked good last match (first 1k match with the VGE) while on the 1k yard line.. I thought the cross hairs may be to fine for my taste but on target it worked well.. Conditions were ideal with almost no mirage to speak of.. @ 60x the eye box was touchy, but that is the case with most scopes when you get to 60x I feel.. I rolled it back to 50-55x and this got it to run easier for me, 60x wasn't dark like I read in other reviews..I probably will take the caps off and give it some slick lube to get rid of the o-ring feel that muddles the clicks..


    Ray
     
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  8. gawga_boy

    gawga_boy Silver $$ Contributor

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    After use of mine in matches and at the range I decided that my issue with the GE at 50x and above is my cataracts. At the lower powers more light is going around them providing a good image. The higher powers more of the image is from the distorted light coming through the cataract.
     
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  9. USMCDOC

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    I am using mine at 50 yards.. i am really impressed with it, i have let others look through it an they all have been impressed with it. I leave the ASR on it as well.. it does help with definition. I have had it on 50 power and it was nice.. the scope didn't start to darken up till between 55 and 60 power.. i use it most times at 35 power.
     
  10. raptor1ronin

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    Ordered mine with optics planet military discount. Hope the ECR doesn't take too long to get. Fingers crossed
     
  11. johara1

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    Don't hold your breath I ordered one the same way and waited 3 months and finally gave up and canceled it...... Jim
     
  12. Raythemanroe

    Raythemanroe Bullet Whisperer Silver $$ Contributor

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    Try Europtics and call, prices can be better if you call..


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  13. raptor1ronin

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    Oh snap. Guess I will give them a call today.

    Called and spoke to John, He says that they expect an order next week from Vortex, and that im #2 on the back order list which mean im going to get first dibs. I sure hope to get it soon. If not i will be trolling the for sale forums.
     
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