Vixen Rifle Scope Product Reviews


Paul Binns

Vixen scope reviews #11



Hi Errol, I have been hunting game for 40 odd years and decided to purchase a new rifle to hunt large game in Australia. I have purchased a Winchester Model 70 All Weather 300 Win Mag and a Vixen 2.5-10x56 rifle scope. The whole setup is very pleasing to look at and a joy to use. I zeroed the Vixen at 100 yards target and then completed the long target check which requires the scope to be raised up 30 inches of adjustment. A vertical line is placed on the target using a spirit level for accuracy and 30 inch mark p… ...

Paul Binns, Launceston TAS



Jehangir Devitre - Vixen scope reviews Success Story #10

Hello Errol, At long last, I can give you a bit of feedback on the 2.5-10x56 Vixen.

The scope is on a custom Mauser 98 chambered in 30-06 which has been set up for long range target/hunting. As a result, I was particularly interested in low light performance and repeatability of scope adjustments due to the need to “dial up” for different ranges. After bore sighting it took three shots to be dead-on at 50m. Then to the 100m target. The first shot was 1/4" low and 3/4" to the right. This was confirmed by a second shot which touched the first. Adjusting for elevation only, the next shot was dead-on but still 3/4" to the right. One adjustment for windage put the next three shots dead-on and within 3/4". This was with factory Federal 180gn soft points. It did the same with Geco 170gn soft points. Nice rifle! Low light performance is excellent especially with the illuminated dot. No problem viewing small birds in trees well after sunset. It bettere… Read Full Story >>

Jehangir Devitre, Sydney NSW

Steve Motta - Vixen scope reviews Success Story #9

Steve Motta - Sambar Deer Success Story
Hi Errol, An unforgettable experience several years ago led me to the decision to acquire the Vixen 1-6x24, a decision I would never regret. On that day I was honked repeatedly by a mature Sambar stag at only 30 yards in light dogwood.

While I had a visual on the stag, I struggled to get a clear view through my inferior scope. My last sighting of the stag was his enormous white tops as he made his escape. After attending your Hunt Smart Course and acquiring the Vixen 1-6x24 I have harvested several Sambar with great confidence in a variety of conditions. The wide field of view and impressive brightness allows for fast and accurate target acquisition. Recently on a hunt with my GSP, we bumped a Sambar stag out of his bed. As the stag climbed up from the gully floor I caught a quick glimpse of an antler as he stopped behind some thick cover. I had no problem picking his figure out through the scope, placing the red dot reticle over his right shoulder and taking the shot. The red dot reticle allows for instant target acquisition in heavy cover and low light conditions. This was my first Sambar stag, and made even more … Read Full Story >>

Steve Motta, Greenvale VIC

Bill Hunt - Vixen scope reviews Success Story #8

Bill Hunt - Sambar Deer Success Story
Hi Errol, I have been using the Vixen 1-6x24. I found the scope of good quality, it was very easy to sight in as adjustments were true. I find the scope very robust as it cops a fair bit of rough treatment being on a hound hunting rifle and holds its zero well.

I use it on 1 power with the illuminated dot on, and the scope is excellent for fast target acquisition and accurate shot placement at close range. With its 6 power zoom it makes for a quite versatile scope, and I have also shot deer stalking at longer ranges in low light and find it surprisingly clear and bright for a scope with a 24mm objective. Read Full Story >>

Bill Hunt, North East Victoria

Terry McDonald - Vixen scope reviews Success Story #7

Terry McDonald - Sambar Deer Success Story
Hi Errol, Yesterday evening I shot a stag with my 338 with the Vixen 2.5 - 10 x 50 scope on top.

I glassed him with the Vixen Apex Pro 8 x 42 bino’s right on dark, and decided to take him with no time to spare. I had no problem seeing him thru the scope, so I sat down and rested my elbows on my knees as he was a good 200 metres across a gully. Anyway, I hit him hard in the chest and he rolled down the face. ‘DONE’. Great scope. Read Full Story >>

Terry McDonald

Stephen Biden - Vixen scope reviews Success Story #6

G'day Errol, Just a quick note to give you feed back on the Vixen LVF 2.5 - 10 x 50 scope I purchased recently. After a thorough assessment of Nikon, Burris, Bushnell, Leupold, Nightforce, Zeiss, Pecar etc. some of which I have owned.

Due its excellent dawn/dusk capabilities it has displaced a Leupold LPS 3.5 - 14 x 50 on my main hunting rifle. The Leupold is a brilliant scope & I feel a comparison with the Vixen is valid as they both have 30mm tubes & ‘range’ focus, although the LPS cost considerably more than the Vixen. During bright daylight and when the spotlight is close in, the Leupold has better colour rendition & thus clarity. However at dawn/dusk, in heavy cover & when long range spotlighting, the Vixen has a distinct advantage, being much brighter, with the red dot being a bonus. The Vixen LVF lives up to its claims & although aimed at the "low light" market it really gives nothing away as a general purpose scope. The thing that really impressed me about the Vixen LVF was the precise movement of the elevation and windage adjustment as I recently had a problem with a… Read Full Story >>

Stephen Biden, Werribee, Victoria

Andy Montgomery - Vixen scope reviews Success Story #5

Andy Montgomery - Sambar Deer Success Story
Vixen rifle scopes review by Andy Montgomery and published in January-March # 60 issue of Guns & Game magazine.

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Andy Montgomery

Tim Kiernan - Vixen scope reviews Success Story #4

Tim Kiernan - Sambar Deer Success Story
Two 3 shot groups shot at 100 metres by Tim Kiernan using the Vixen LVF 2.5 to 10 x 50 scope. Both groups measured ½ MOA.

I fitted the new Vixen LVF 2.5 to 10 x 50 scope to my Sako 75 Deluxe chambered in .300Win. Mag. and sighted it in with very impressive results. With the previous scope it had never shot any better than 2 inch groups using various factory ammunition and many different combinations of hand loads. Not wanting to use hand loaded ammunition with Barnes projectiles to sight in, I took Federal factory ammunition with 180gn projectiles and set up a target at 100 metres. The results were amazing. This rifle had never shot groups like this before! 1/2 inch no worries. I am sending the target to you as proof of the quality of the Vixen product. Anyone that asks me what should they look for when buying optics, the choice is simple, value for money means Vixen. This was best appreciated when doing the low light scope comparison on Errol’s Hunt Smart Sambar training course and the results that I go… Read Full Story >>

Tim Kiernan

Geoff McClure - Vixen scope reviews Success Story #3

Geoff McClure - Sambar Deer Success Story
Sambar harvested by Geoff McClure at a range of about 140m as it grazed along a creek. It was overcast and half an hour before dark and initially the deer was spotted through overhanging foliage using Vixen Apex Pro 8 x 42 binoculars. Despite the low light when Geoff the rifle up he could clearly seethe deer through the foliage and long grass. The crisp image of the reticle and the deer made it an easy shot with a bipod.

It is now 3 months since I fitted my new Vixen LVF 2.5- 10 X 50 to my favourite sambar rifle, a Sako Bavarian in 300WSM. I have taken 3 Sambar with the new scope and was most impressed with the performance in poor light. The first deer taken was at a range of about 140 metres as it grazed along a creek line in long grass. It was overcast and half an hour before dark and initially the deer was observed through overhanging foliage using my Vixen Apex Pro 8 x 42 binoculars. Despite the low light when I put the rifle up I could clearly see the deer through the foliage and long grass. The crisp image of the reticle and the deer made it an easy shot with a bipod. The second deer was taken whilst walking along a steep creek gully covered in tea-tree. Light was very low down in the gully. I put up a young stag and it ran through a dark section of cover. With the scope set on 2.5X I was able to… Read Full Story >>

Regards, Geoff McClure

Brian Cherry - Vixen scope reviews Success Story #2

Brian Cherry - Sambar Deer Success Story
Brian is extremely happy with the accuracy of his Tikka T3 and the low light performance of his new Vixen scope.

Brian is extremely happy with the accuracy of his Tikka T3 and the low light performance of his new Vixen scope. I was using a popular 3-9x50 scope with a German # 4 reticle on my Tikka T3 30/06. It was nearly dark at 5pm in a dull tree fern gully in full shade on a mid winters day in early August 2010 when I saw a big stag in very low light close to dark. But I couldn’t see him clearly through the scope. Plus I couldn’t see the reticle clearly enough against his dark body to take a properly aimed shot so I passed up the chance. I was so disappointed with the poor light transmission qualities of my previous scope that I removed and replaced it with a Vixen 2.5 to 10 x 50. It has the best German # 4 reticle and illuminated red dot I have ever seen. The heavy side bars come in nice and close towards the centre and the centre cross is neither too fine nor too thick. It’s simply perfec… Read Full Story >>

Brian Cherry, Bright, Vic.

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 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 … Read Full Story >>

Chris Bartlett, Mt Pleasant, S.A.