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 Post subject: Crossfire II VS the Diamondback
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:54 pm 
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Can anybody tell me what the difference is between these two scopes other than the $10 more for the Diamondback? Vortex company videos mention a bigger eye box on the crossfire but don't see facts to prove it. Be interested in the opinion of some one has/had both and what you think. Thanks. CL

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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire II VS the Diamondback
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:14 pm 
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Wow....If i'da mentioned a Tasco pronghorn VS a Busnell sharp shooter I wouldn't have gotten a response either. :shock: Nobody wants to admit they are looking at the cheap stuff. BTW - Sharpshooter every time.....CL :)

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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire II VS the Diamondback
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:44 am 

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I have a couple diamondbacks. Zero issues with them. One is on a 45-70 so they hold up.
No experience with a Crossfire. Sorry.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire II VS the Diamondback
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:59 am 
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CL I have a Diamondback HP that has been on several rifles and is the only Vortex I own so I can't answer your question.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:59 am 
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CL I have a Diamondback HP that has been on several rifles and is the only Vortex I own so I can't answer your question.


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire II VS the Diamondback
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:30 pm 
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Thanks - what do you think of the Diamondback? Thanks CL

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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire II VS the Diamondback
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:21 am 
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To be honest the one I have with side focus is a bit heavy and the MOA duplex is a bit thick.
If I had my choice between the Vortex and a Burris FF II I would take the Burris and I really like this one which was under $175.00 at Natchez.


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 Post subject: Re: Crossfire II VS the Diamondback
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CL, I like mine and have had no issues

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:15 pm 
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Just to follow up: I picked up a Diamondback HP 3-12x42, from Sportsman's warehouse for a few days before I returned it. It was "on sale" for 20 bucks more than the crossfire 2. 4-12x40 AO. Cabelas wouldn't sell me the Diamond back for less than $360. and I decided I had more important things to spend my money on. Of note, I looked through several of each. At both stores and the sales persons even agreed that the optical clarity/focus was dependent on the particular scope. I.e. sometimes the crossfire was clearer than the Diamond back. sometimes one of the same model was obviously clearer/ sharper than the other. To the extent that the "display model at Sportsmans was "retired". When I had two "good ones" on the counter the color and resolution of the Diamondback was SLIGHTLY better than the crossfire, MAYBE... but not $150 bucks worth. In the end, I could live with the difference between them to shoot paper with my 22Mag. When I get a few more "points" on the cabelas card I might pick up the crossfire II. CL

PS- The Diamondback even had a side focus adjustable OBJ, rather than the AO on the crossfires front bell. A nice scope I could have put on any of my "good" centerfires. In my world, just couldn't justify it on my 22 MAG but a very nice scope for $225 on sale at sportsmans. If I spend my points I can probably get the crossfire for under $100. Less If I'm patient, and still sleep well. IMHO

PSS- I will also open a few boxes when I pick up any Vortex, good for the money but my old eyes thought they could see the difference between them. Pick the "better ones". CL

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