Chris Bartlett - VIXEN SCOPE REVIEWS Success Story #1
I knew Vixen made high quality binoculars so I though that it stood to reason that they would also make high quality scopes so bought a Vixen 2.5 to 10 x 50 with a German # 4 reticle and illuminated red dot. It has a one piece alloy 30mm tube.
I compared it with my existing scopes and found it to be clearer and sharper than my Zeiss Conquest especially around the edge. It is at least equal to my Meopta in optical performance and much brighter than my Vari 111 Leupold of the same specs.
Field of View is excellent and is the reticle.
Centre cross is fine enough for 400 yd shot at goat but not as fine as Zeiss Conquest which makes the Vixen better for sambar or other deer in low light.
Red dot is perfect for zeroing and for low light. Shot keyhole groups with a 264 Winchester Mag. The red dot has no flare at all which is a common problem with illuminated reticles such that on my Nightforce which flares all the time.
I found the field of view to be entirely adequate.
The Scope was also amazingly concentric – i.e. the reticle is centred requiring minimal reticle adjustment for zeroing.
I proved it be totally waterproof on a goat hunt where it rained steady for several days soaking the scope.
I am trained in metallurgy so I know a thing or two about alloys. The one piece tube appears to be made of the best grade of alloy for the purpose and it is anodised which makes it harder and noticeably stronger.
I think this Vixen scope is outstanding scope which compares with scopes which cost at least twice as much. In short, it is unbelievable value for money and great all round scope.
Chris Bartlett, Mt Pleasant, S.A.