Vortex Strike Eagle 5-25×56 FFP Review
Today we’re going to be reviewing the Vortex Strike Eagle 5 to 25 by 56. This optic is more towards the PRS Composition-style shooter at a price that’s typically much lower than the PRS Style rifle scope. So, at this price, it will be in between of Vortex Venom and a Vortex Viper. This retails for around 1150 Canadian, I believe, and a little bit less in the US. I paid for this one myself, this was not given to me, I’m not sponsored by vortex in any way. So, this is right out of my own pocket and I was really excited about it.
It has a lot of really big features in it. You get a ton of internal adjustments which is one of the major features of this scope and it’s something I was looking for. It’s got a hard zero stop, it’s got a 34-millimetre tube which makes it more precise. It has a 56-millimetre objective which is really nice and it lets a lot of light into the scope. It’s going to illuminate reticles and it’s got a really cool reticulous soft.
|Objective Lens Diameter||56 mm|
|Eye Relief||3.7 inches|
|Field of View||24.0 – 5.2 ft @100 yds|
|Tube Size||34 mm|
|Elevation Turret Style||Locking/Zero Stop|
|Windage Turret Style||Locking|
|Adjustment Graduation||1/4 MOA|
|Travel Per Rotation||25 MOA|
|Max Elevation Adjustment||110 MOA|
|Max Windage Adjustment||78 MOA|
|Parallax Setting||15 yards to infinity|
So, let’s get into the glass. This is at five times magnification. This is about 500 yards out and you can see the trees are pretty good. And we’re going to bring it up, bring it up to 25 magnification. And this is a 25 magnification. That looks pretty good. Five times we’ll take it. This is at a thousand yards, this is that foreign. There you go. So for glass quality, this one is definitely impressive. It’s really bright as I said before with that 56 millimetre objective and it’s got 80 glass so just for that alone we’re gonna give that a 5 out of 5.
Next, we have eye relief. Now Vortex advertises that it’s like a 3.7-inch eye relief on it, which I found to be really good. You know it’s nice, it’s right on par, it’s you know there are no real big issues for it and it’s nice and clean.
Fast Focus High Piece
The next thing we want to look at is also the fast-focus high piece itself. It’s really smooth, there’s no slop in it. So, we’re going to give that a 5 out of 5.
Next, let’s get on to the focus parallax. Now, this goes all the way down from 15, 20, 30, 50, 75, 100, 200, 300, and 500 right up to infinity. I found it to be right on at the 50, but then it would go off a little bit when you get past 100. But you know what, they’re never really banging on anyways. They’re more of a guide and a lot of scope makers don’t really even put numbers on them anymore. I found this one is a little off just because I wear glasses, so you know like everybody’s eyes are a little different. That’s just the way it is.
Next, focus. I found this one to be very smooth. The one I had before which is an earlier model, I found it to be stiff on the dial whereas this one is different. It’s just like butter. You don’t have to work at turning the dial at all, which is perfect. So for that reason, I’m going to give it a 5 out of 5.
Next, to recoil, they do survive the recall, but the one I had before, up centre shooting on the gun, it’s not going to parallax, and I constantly have to refocus. So, I sent that one back to the vortex, they put it on the recoil test and sure enough, it was shifting on and so on. So, they sent me this one, this one survives just perfectly. So, for that reason, I’m going to give the recoil a 5 out of 5. Plus, it’s got a nice reticle in it. If you do a lot of target shooting as I do, it’s got that little dot right in the middle of the crosshairs, and it’s really nice to line up on when you’re trying to line up on like a bullseye or a v bull or anything like that. So, it’s great, so like I said before, I’m going to give it a 5 out of 5.
So, let’s get on to the turrets, these turrets have 110 MOAs of internal adjustment, which is huge, like that’s a lot, that’s exactly what you want. It’s got more than what you’re going to need for anything. It’s really precise, it’s really easy to use, and it’s got a really nice feel to it. So, I’m going to give that a 5 out of 5.
In conclusion, this Vortex Strike Eagle 5 to 25 by 56 is a great rifle scope for a PRS Composition-style shooter. It’s got a lot of big features, a ton of internal adjustments, a hard zero stop, a 34-millimetre tube, and a 56-millimetre objective. The glass quality is definitely impressive, it’s really bright, and it’s got a really cool reticulous soft. The eye relief is also really good and the fast-focus eyepiece is smooth with no slop in it. The focus parallax is a little off but it’s more of a guide, not really meant to be bang on. The recoil is also perfect, and the reticle is really nice for target shooting. The turrets are also really precise and easy to use. Overall, this rifle scope is great for the price and I highly recommend it.