Vortex Optics Headquarters

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  1. timeout

    timeout Silver $$ Contributor

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    My wife and I stopped by the Vortex Optics Headquarters in Barneveld, WI. yesterday. We were both very impressed with the visitor's welcome area. The area was large, bright, well decorated and functionally displayed Vortex equipment and gear. I'm not totally knowledgeable with the Vortex product line but it appeared to be fully represented in the show room. There are a ton of scopes and "red dots" mounted on stocks so that guests there can evaluate the scopes and various reticles. Also spotting scopes, range finders and the like. Plenty of Vortex gear on display for sale as well. A very personable greeter on duty when you step inside, along with coffee. There was also a gentleman whom I presumed worked there that had an adorable 12 week old male yellow lab. We purchased an item for a Christmas present while there and were given two very nice caps also. I would highly recommend stopping by there to chat with them and check it out. Lots of nice scenery in the outlying countryside also. We saw 3 Eagles up close and personal a few miles from there. Simply a very pleasant experience. In full disclosure, I am not affiliated with the Vortex Company in any way.

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  2. joshb

    joshb Gold $$ Contributor

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    Did you buy anything?;)
     
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  3. timeout

    timeout Silver $$ Contributor

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    A Christmas present for my son-in-law. Been retired 8 years. That sort of limits my purchasing power :rolleyes:
     
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    centershot Silver $$ Contributor

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    That is a beautiful area! I used to deer hunt near Hyde. Lots of rolling hills.
     
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    orbitup Silver $$ Contributor

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    Do they do any manufacturing there? Offer tours?
     
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    timeout Silver $$ Contributor

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    I didn't inquire about either. Our time was limited as I had an appointment in Madison. Judging by the size of the building and number of cars in the employee parking lot I would guess that they do manufacturing there.
     
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  7. centershot

    centershot Silver $$ Contributor

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    Philippines and my binoculars say China.
     
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  8. jimmymac

    jimmymac Silver $$ Contributor

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    Golden Eagle from Japan.
     
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    dickn52 Gold $$ Contributor

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    I think they do product development there, then send it out for production. Isn't there a coffee roaster in that complex too?
     
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  10. Ringostar

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    They manufacture the AMD and I believe one other scope in house.
     
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  11. Medic505

    Medic505 Dean Wheeler Gold $$ Contributor

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    Any pictures of the Lab? lol
     
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  12. timeout

    timeout Silver $$ Contributor

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    He was a wiggle worm. My lovely bride had her hands full getting him to hold still for the picture!!

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