[ATA Show 2020] Improve your Optic, Improve your Hits with a Vortex Strike Eagle


Crossbows are potentially one of the fastest growing segments of the archery market. You essentially have a ‘bow’ that is significantly more compact than a traditional recurve or compound bow that nearly anyone can shoot. Once you add in the fact that people are pushing the limits of these tools out to 200 yards with rifle-like accuracy, it is no surprise that people are wanting to jump on the bandwagon. If there is any failing across the entire crossbow market though, it is that you have these precision crossbows that people place sub-par or very average optics on. That is where something like the Vortex Strike Eagle comes into play.

Ravin Crossbows is one company that has already acknowledged the quality Vortex Optics can bring to a crossbow. Their Ravin R20 Sniper Package sports a Vortex Strike Eagle 1-8x24mm BDC scope on it from the factory. The clarity in this compact Vortex scope matched with its ability to variably change magnification from 8x all the way down to 1x can be invaluable.

strike eagle

  • Aircraft-Grade Aluminum
  • Waterproof, Fogproof, Shockproof
  • Glass Etched & Illuminated Reticle
  • Fully Multi-Coated Lens
  • Capped Reset Turrets
  • Fast Focus Eyepiece

The MSRP of the Vortex Strike Eagle 1-8x24mm BDC scope is set at $499. This also carries Vortex’s highly-coveted VIP Lifetime Warranty. If you run over the product with your truck, it falls out of a tree, or you blow it up with Tannerite as part of a sensational YouTube video, they will have your back and get you a new one. Vortex shares some final words as to why this could be perfect for your next crossbow:

Optimize the versatility, functionality and quick-handling attributes… with the Strike Eagle 1-8×24. A true 1X on the low end of its 8X zoom range, the Strike Eagle 1-8×24 intrinsically adapts to a wide range of scenarios, letting shooters engage targets from point-blank out to extended ranges. Home defense, competition, recreational shooting, feral hog “removal” and any task between, this scope is up for whatever you want to throw at it. And it does so at a price that will have you feeling like you ripped us off.

When most of us are spending upwards of $1K – $2K on a crossbow to go hunting it only makes sense to make a smart investment in our optic as well. Vortex Optics brought everything including the kitchen sink to the Archery Trade Association (ATA) Show, but the Strike Eagle is a perfect fit for all of us archers and crossbow hunters.The only question that remains is what do you think? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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