Vortex Optics Crossfire II 6-24X50 Riflescope Review

Engineered to surpass any other riflescope in its price range, the Vortex Optics Crossfire II is guaranteed to give you a kick for your buck. It is user-friendly, the optics give you one of the brightest and clearest views you could ask for on a rifle scope and not to forget the compact and durable design that is easy to mount on most rifles.

In a nutshell, you can count on this riflescope as one of the few that will give you as good a service for years to come just as they did on the very first time you used them.
Now, how about we take a closer look at this bad boy and see what really makes it a perfect match for your rifle? 

The optics are amazing as we’ll find out later on and the truth of the matter is that they play a huge part in making this scope as good as it is.

But then, the secret behind an all-around riflescope lies in having a perfect balance between the overall construction of the scope and the interior optic which is something that this scope achieves perfectly well.

With only a 30 mm tube diameter and with a length of only 14.5 inches at a weight of 23.6 ounces, you’ll be getting plenty of features starting with a proper alignment all through.

Vortex Optics Crossfire II Single-piece tube

The tiniest details matter in an effort to get pin-point accuracy on a riflescope and with a single-piece tube design, the alignment of the Vortex Optics Crossfire II is well maximized.

This ensures a better accuracy as compared to most and in addition to this, it delivers optimal visual performance. Besides just the single piece design also prevents the entry of water from the sides due to the absence of joints that could otherwise allow for this to happen.

An aircraft-grade aluminum body

It’s not every day that you’ll get both a single-piece tube construction coupled up with a hard and anodized aircraft-grade aluminum, is it?

This qualifies the Vortex Optics Crossfire II as a worthy riflescope for any hunter or shooter to have on their scope for the highest level of performance and reliability.

Not only is the aluminum design rigid in nature and capable of taking in accidental drops, but it’s also corrosion resistant so you won’t have to worry about using it in wet environments. Still, on that note, let’s see how the scope really holds up in different weather conditions, shall we?

Features a waterproof and fog proof design

Either of these can be quite annoying and will definitely restrict you from getting the best out of your aims, right?

To keep water from getting into the scope at all times, there are O-ring seas that won’t let in moisture whatsoever. The O-ring seals are also designed to keep any dust from penetrating the scope which means a reliable performance in all weather conditions.

Most standard riflescopes will normally fog up in different temperatures and this results to your aim being blurry which can be quiet annoying. To take care of this, there is a nitrogen gas purging on the scope which will then prevent internal fogging.

By being usable in the rain or when wet, in foggy conditions equally as good as it is usable in warm weather, the Vortex Optics Crossfire II is definitely worth checking out.

Shockproof performance

Even with the best optics and the sturdiest construction, it really wouldn’t be the best riflescope if it were not able to hold up to your rifle’s recoil, would it?

Other than the sturdy anodized aluminum housing, the scope also features rugged construction and this basically withstand the recoil of most rifles as well as impact. Upon doing so, it keeps the interior optics in one piece with every shot you take.

Designed to keep you camouflaged

The aluminum construction and the rugged shockproof design are mind-blowing and to add icing to the cake, it does have a low-glare matte finish that will keep you camouflaged which in turn gives you a huge advantage over your prey.

Some additional features

To make the performance of this scope even more amazing, it comes with capped reset turrets which make re-indexing of the turret to zero after sighting in the riflescope both quick and easy. The caps, on the other hand, keep the exterior of the turret well-protected.

The objective also has got an adjustable parallax that is set at a minimum of 10 yards all the way to infinity

The optical features

For all-around performance, the scope has some really amazing optics. First, they are fully multi-coated which increases the light transmission due to the presence of more than just one anti-reflective coatingon all air to glass surfaces.

The magnification is 6-24X for a better view of your target and the objective diameter is 50mm to allow enough light through for bright images.

Includes a DEAD-HOLD BDC reticle

Get your accuracy to a whole new level with the customized reticle. The hash mark design keeps you from taking any chances with your aim since you get some really amazing holdover and windage corrections. This way, you can always shoot with utmost confidence at different ranges.

The maximum elevation and windage adjustments are both 40 MOA. There is also a fast-focus eyepiece that allows for both easy and quick focusing of the reticle.


  • The optics are anti-reflective and multicoated
  • Has got a 10-yard parallax setting
  • A dead-hold BDC reticle for accurate aims
  • Shockproof, waterproof and fog proof design
  • Features a strong and rigid aluminum body
  • Single piece tube for improved accuracy
  • Adjustable objectives and quick focus eye piece
  • Includes 4 inches of eye relief
  • Includes capped zero-reset turrets


  • Picking a zoom that’s too high compromises quality
  • The mounting rings are a little too low


Q:How heavy is the scope?

Q: Is this a first or a second focal plane scope?

Q: does it come with scope rings?

Final verdict

It’s amazing how much you’ll be getting from the Vortex Optics Crossfire II despite the simple and compact design it comes in. There is a generous 4 inches of eye relief, the sturdy aluminum housing in a one-piece tube design within which are some of the best optics and to add icing to the cake, it’s good enough a riflescope to use in any weather conditions. If you want an expert-level scope, then this one’s worth every penny.

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