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Vortex Optics VMX3 Magnifier w/ Swing Mount
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I have a Eotech 527 mounted on my M4, but did not want to spend $600 on Eot...
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Works as expected

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on May 21, 2012
50mm eye relief, swing to side mount doesnt lock as securely as I would have hoped. The swing to side is great and feels much more secure than the FTS mounts I've seen. It takes a little getting used to though. I have Gen2 MBUS sights on my rifle and it BARELY clears the rear sight. The rear sight actuall prevents the magnifier from flipping to the side unintentionally. That should give you an idea how securely the mount holds the optics in the ion/off position. If i pulled the irons off I could probably bump the mount and push it to the side. Every so often I have to pull the optic back into place for use. There is no way to adjust the mount. I might modify the mout by shaving the corners down a little to make for a sharper ridge to clear. The corners of the swivel/swing socket are chamfered so that if you dont fully engage the spring you can swing the optic over. This makes for a situation where you might accidentally swing the optic out of place. It's not that big of a deal when you consider the fact that you just spent less than $500 on an optic that does the same thing as the EOTech. I like the fire and forget windage/elevation knobs. Takes a minute to set and does not affect POI. Overall I'm pretty happy with this setup. Obviously it's not a $500-$600 optic, but it holds up pretty well. If you're looking for a decent optic and dont want to spend that kind of money.. You're barking up the right tree..
Pros: Rubberized exterior, recessed elevation windage knobs, swing t...
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Would recommend: Yes
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Vortex VMX3

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, AZ Written on May 21, 2012
Great magnifier for the price, I have two of them. They are easy to adjust, mount etc. The swing to the side can be somewhat cumbersome but it works.
Pros: good glass, easy to mount and adjust
Cons: the swing to the side is not the best functionality but it work...
Would recommend: Yes
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Vortex VMX3 Magnifier and swing mount

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, TX Written on April 28, 2012
I got a Vortex Magnifier with the swing mount for my AR15. Its coupled with an Eotech 512 and it's awesome. It's very clear and crisp. The adjustment on the magnifier is what sold me. If it isnt lined up just perfect with your red dot, no problem, just adjuste the screws and you actually can center the dot inside the magnifier. The mount swings out of the way very fast and easy but is very solid and doesn't move or wiggle. I highly recommend this product
Pros: Adjustments on centering the red dot, Easy to use, good quality,
Cons: None...
Would recommend: Yes
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VMX3 Magnifier w/swingmount

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, OR Written on March 1, 2012
The swing mount has nothing to hold in either position, just the spring pressure on a cam. It "swings" with the recoil from a 308, other than that it's alright.
Pros: made in U.S.A. and well constructed
Cons: "swing" mount has nothing locking it in place, cam only...
Would recommend: Yes
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mag swing mount

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on February 13, 2012
great addition to my AR
Pros: easy to mount
Cons: haven't found any yet...
Would recommend: Yes
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Great alternative to others

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on January 8, 2012
The optics are very clear and the mount is sturdy and top quality in my opinion. Great magnifier for half of what others charge in the market.............
Pros: Best bang for the buck
Cons: haven't found one yet...
Would recommend: Yes
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Vortex VMX3 with Swing Mount

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on December 24, 2011
As a firearms collector and enthusiast I wanted a a magnifier for my vortex strike fire. The Vortex VMX3 fit well for range and plinking purposes but i wouldnt recomend it for serious self protection usage. It has two main issues that keep it from being a very good alternative to pricier magnifiers. The main issue is the very very short eye relief. The sond issue builds off tthe eye relief. Due to its short nature the magnifier has to be right over your rear buis the rubber covering hits my magpul rear sight when folded down.

While I checked recommend on this it is with a caveat that I recommend it only for plinking or range target shooting.
Pros: low price point lots of extras
Cons: very short eye relief, rubber armoured...
Would recommend: Yes
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Vortex vmx3 with swing mount

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on December 15, 2011
It looks very nice on my ar15. And it has a solid feel
Pros: Very good quality optics
Cons: None...
Would recommend: Yes
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Vortex Optics VMX3 Magnifier w/ Swing Mount

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, NC Written on October 29, 2011
Like I said all the info on the page the item is listed on tells it all very well.It was easy to assemble and attach working the adjusting the different magnification levels was a sinch.I have nothing bad to say about this product at this point and time it's well constructed and easy to use.
Pros: Everything said in the information on the page for the item is spot on
Cons: none as of yet...
Would recommend: Yes
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Vortex Optics = NOT All Made in the USA!

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, AZ Written on October 21, 2011
works good enough... as you can tell i'm just mad that the company advertises itself as a small town midwest USA company. only bought it because i was fooled into thinking they were made in USA... package gets here with a big MADE IN CHINA on it. I have had no luck with made in China optics. i try to only to buy/use USA, German, Austrian.
Pros: Price
Cons: Not Made in USA as they advertise- wouldn't have bought it had i know this before hand...
Would recommend: Yes
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