On the hunt for an exceptional rifle scope that won’t break the bank?
Well then, say hello to the awesome Vortex Crossfire II 2-7×32! This has quickly become my go-to scope whether I am at the range or out trying to bag a wild pig.
Vortex has been producing weapon optics since 2004 and quickly made a name for themselves for great quality at low prices.
But is this the best rifle scope at this price point on the market?
Stick around because I have done all the legwork to answer this question directly (hint: yes, it is!). But, first up, let’s take a look at all the specs in my in-depth Vortex Crossfire II 2-7×32 Riflescope review…
- Magnification Range: 2x – 7x
- Objective Lens Diameter: 32 mm
- Weight: 14.3 oz (406 grams)
- Dimensions: L 11.3” x W 3.5” x H 1.53”
- Material: Aircraft Grade Anodized Aluminum
- Eye Relief: 3.9” – 4.7”
- Color: Black
- Field of View, Linear: 12.6 – 42 ft at 100 yds
- Water Resistance Level: Waterproof
- Turret style: Capped
- Adjustment Click Value: 0.25 MOA
- Adjustment Range: 60 MOA
- Optical Coating: Multi-Coated Full Coverage
- Lens Material: Glass
- Fully Shock and Fog proof
- Second focal plane Dead-Hold BDC (bullet drop compensating) reticle
Magnification and Reticle Type
Scope technology has advanced a lot in the past two decades. Second focal plane optics were once reserved for top-of-the-line optics, but that is no longer the case.
But, what is a second focal plane, I hear you ask?
It’s simple, really. By incorporating a second focal plane, the reticle stays the same size, whatever magnification you set the scope to. Vortex have taken this a step further by using a dead hold BDC reticle, which uses special hash marks on the lower lines of the cross-hair. These allow shooters to quickly, easily, and accurately the amount of bullet drop at the impact point.
This is coupled with a magnification range of 2x -7x, making this a great scope for around the 500 range – perfect for a wide variety of hunting applications.
The fully multi-coated optics help improve light transmission, and the anti-reflective advantages are easily apparent, even when aiming in the same direction as the sun. I was happily surprised by the absolute lack of glare spots, whether shooting in the full midday sun or at dawn/dusk.
As we have come to expect from all Vortex products, the build quality and materials used are truly top-notch.
Durable and fully weatherproofed for use in any hunting situation!
The main body is a single-piece affair, with anodized aircraft-grade aluminum ensuring not only fantastic durability but also the best functionality possible. And the use of top-quality O-Rings and nitrogen purging means there are absolutely no fogging issues even in the most miserable hunting conditions.
You basically can’t get much better than that, especially in this price range, no doubt about it.
Whether you prefer a ring or rail mounting system, the Vortex Crossfire II 2-7×32 Riflescope has you covered. And weighing in at just 14.3 ounces means there are no issues adding either a Weaver or Picatinny rail.
I decided to ring mount for testing to keep the build as light as possible. I just went online and picked up the rings for pocket change and found the mounting process fool-proof.
Elevation, Windage and Parallax options
As is the case with every Vortex Crossfire II scope, the Vortex Crossfire II 2-7×32 Riflescope has an easy-to-use set of elevation and windage adjustment turrets. These are finger adjustable and quickly zero-reset on the move. The tactile feedback each of these turrets offer is not only helpful but actually very satisfying.
Great stuff, but how about parallax?
Unfortunately, there is no parallax adjustment built into the Crossfire II 2-7×32 Riflescope from Vortex. But with the upper magnification topping out at 7x, you could make the case that parallax adjustment is not really needed. Either way, it is certainly less necessary than on higher-powered scopes.
In The Field
The Vortex Crossfire II 2-7×32 Riflescope is a great scope. There are really no two ways about it.
Simple, yet super effective…
Some may not be pleased by the lack of a parallax adjustment turret, but in all honesty, I did not miss it. This versatile rifle scope handles amazingly in the field. The BDC reticle made adjustments easy and intuitive. And there was a marked increase in my accuracy when compared to the last scope (which will stay unnamed) I had mounted.
This wasn’t just the case for me. I invited a friend to the range who had never previously shot a rifle and let them have a shoot. Again accuracy was high, and they found making adjustments easy and simple once I explained how the turret system worked.
Overall this is a great scope for shooters of any level, as long as you don’t mind the omission of the parallax adjustment turret.
Vortex Crossfire II 2-7×32 Riflescope Pros & Cons
- BDC reticle.
- Single piece aircraft-grade aluminum body.
- Lifetime warranty.
- Weather and fog proof.
- V-Plex reticle.
- Suitable for all levels of experience.
- 2x -7x zoom.
- No parallax adjustment turret.
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As we can see, there is almost nothing to complain about when it comes to the Vortex Crossfire II 2-7×32 Riflescope, and a whole lot to praise it for.
Whether you are just starting out in the hunting game, or you are a grizzled veteran – this scope is proven to do the job time again and again! And with the inclusion of a full lifetime warranty, there is even more to love!
Happy and safe shooting.