The Strike eagle 1-8 FFP scope is the newest scope in the line of strike eagle LPVO’s from vortex optics.
Why do we carry the new strike eagle scope?
Over the years our team has run quite a few strike eagle scopes. While these scopes did work well, we were never “blown away” by their performance. They were a budget option and did what budget scopes do: just enough with no frills. When we heard about the new Strike Eagle being a first focal plane optic, we knew we needed to get our hands on a few.
What is different with this version of strike eagle?
The first change most people will pick up on is the first focal plane construction. What this means is the reticle will actual expand and contract with the different magnification settings. This CAN be a disadvantage with busier optics on 1X because the “dot” can look cluttered. So that begs the question, is it worth it? We think so, and there are a few reasons why. Previous generations of strike eagles were second focal plane meaning the “holds” shown on the reticle were only accurate on the highest magnification setting. This is no longer the case.
For one, the strike eagle is packed with features. The reticle features many holds and has 11 settings for illumination. Illumination, in our opinion, is critical when using an LPVO on 1X for faster shooting. It assists in faster target acquisition.
Another neat feature is the inclusion of a throw lever within the standard package. This means you get exactly what you need without the need to purchase extra parts on the side. Throw levers are amazing and allow faster transitions through the magnification ranges on an LPVO scope.
Who is the strike eagle 1-8 FFP built for?
The new strike eagle 1-8 FFP, in our opinion, is built for anyone who wants many of the features of the Razor line of optics without the massive price increase.