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Vortex VMX-3T Magnifier with Flip Mount
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I bought this magnifier to use with my Aimpoint PRO on my Colt 6940. I did not see the point of spending $500 + on the Aimpoint magnifier. I already...
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Not as great as I hoped

by Helicopilot, from United States, AL Written on December 19, 2014
Looks sturdy, clear optic but very short eye relief! I've placed the magnifier as far back as possible on my rail, barely clearing my BUIS and I still have to put my face awkwardly close to the sight. Will see how I feel about it after a few hundred rounds and see if I end up buying something else....
Would recommend: No
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Easy to operate

by MotownMarty, from United States, MI Written on December 4, 2014
Item was purchased to help me check shots at the range with my 1x aimpoint pro. It clips on easily, and the enclosed shim allows it to co-witnesses perfectly with my red-dot sight. Optics are usual good quality that we see with Vortex. I don't know yet if I'll use it outside the range, but it should work perfectly well as a short-range scope too....
Would recommend: Yes
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If you already have a red dot sight, you'll want this too!

by Marty, from United States, TN Written on December 3, 2014
I recently purchased a Vortex Strikefire II to mount on my Ruger SR556 rifle and I love it! It makes quick shots on target very easy, but for longer distances...it was lacking clarity. At least with my aging eyes! I saw the VMX-3T Magnifier advertised on opticsplanet.com and knew I had to have one. It came with a flip mount and a shim to allow co-witnessing with IBUS. The only con that I have with this magnifier is the flip mount, it's made to flip to the left side. Being right-eye dominant...this blocks my peripheral vision. I had to turn the mount around so that the magnifier would flip to the right, but doing so put the button that actuated the hinge in front of the mount. Not the most comfortable position! Note: Having the magnifier flipped to the original left side also made using my single point sling impossible to use. I wish Vortex offered an optional mount for us shooters that want their magnifiers to flip to the right side of their weapon. Awesome product, with a lifetime warranty!...
Pros:
  • Price
  • clear glass
  • lifetime warranty
Cons:
  • Mount
Best Used for:
  • 3x magnification of red dot sights
Would recommend: Yes
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Excellent value

by Teague, from United States, TX Written on November 18, 2014
I read a lot of online reviews before purchasing and wondered how everyone thought this mag was so good when others cost so much more. Well, they were right. It's a darn fine optic. The optic, flip to side mount, and misc hardware are high quality. The mount solidly sets at both detects and the position of the release button allows one hand to rotate it easily while maintaining a grip on the rifle. (For my rifle, that means maintaining a solid hold on the AR pistol grip and decent cheek weld).

Image quality and light transmission is also excellent. I've peered through some mighty expensive Swarovski, leupold, trijicon, and zeiss scopes before. The vortex is as bright and crisp as any, and much brighter than some (looking at you, trijicon-oh-dear-lord-I-need-NVGs-to-see-through-this-thing). Granted, this is just a short magnifier and not a full length scope.

The vortex is adjustable like a scope, but for the purposes of centering your other optic. For me, that's an aimpoint micro H1 with a riser. I was worried the aimpoint would sit too high, but the vortex also includes a riser. With the riser and some minor click adjustments, the vortex has the red dot dead center.

It's been pretty chilly outside lately, down in the 20's and teens, and it hasn't fogged up one bit.

I really like this thing. If I do another AR build, I'll get another....
Would recommend: Yes
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Vortex VMX-3T Magnifier

by Old Guys Rule, from United States, AZ Written on November 5, 2014
The Vortex VMX-3T Magnifier has a log of good qualities for the money spent.

Pros: Vortex VMX-3T Magnifier works with my Eotech 512, Aimpoint Pro and Vortex Spark.
It comes with a flip mount, fair quality mount, but not the best.
3X magnification, now just for 3X I can’t see myself spending over $500 for just a 3X power
magnifier. Save your money for another gun you want to buy and not tell your wife.
I used it on several different weapons platforms(AR & AK .308), and it performed flawlessly.
I’ll purchase another Vortex 3X magnifier in the future, for the quality and price. (Side note
I sent my Vortex spark back for warranty work and it was hassle free and took about 10 business days.
So if it incurs damage in the future I’ll send it back too.

Cons: Flip mount is not a quick disconnect mount. Other than that small complaint it’s a great magnifier
for the money....
Would recommend: Yes
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Good for the price.

by trum979, from United States, IN Written on October 31, 2014
This magnifier does a decent job for the price. The biggest drawback is poor eye relief and no lens covers. But, from what I've seen, the Aimpoints and Eotechs are not much better. Overall, I would recommend this optic....
Pros:
  • Price, rugged design
Cons:
  • None
Would recommend: Yes
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Excellent Product

by Wizard, from United States, IN Written on October 30, 2014
I ordered the VMX3T on a Monday, selected free shipping and received it the following Thursday. Can't beat that! After researching several magnifiers, I decided on this one. I wanted one that was reasonably clear, had a decent mount and would allow me to still use the BUIS. Five stars on all three. The VMX3T is as clear as any optic I have, including my Leupold scope. The mount is exceptionally stable and the magnifier clears the BUIS with room to spare....
Would recommend: Yes
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No complaints

by FNgoodtime, from United States, FL Written on October 10, 2014
After reading multiple reviews and other sources for research on this item, I decided to give it a shot. I can honestly say I'm pleased with the magnifier. Clean glass, easy to mount, and significantly cheaper than other highly rated red dot magnifiers (i.e. EOTech, Aimpoint). I have it paired with my EOTech 517. Another good product from Vortex....
Would recommend: Yes
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Vortex Magnifier

by Ragin Cajun, from United States, LA Written on September 25, 2014
This was put on my wives AR I built for her and she loves it with Vortex Strikefire in front. I like it as well. Makes it possible to shoot 100+ yards with a red dot. Also WAY cheaper than EO Tech option and I think it's better....
Would recommend: Yes
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i like that this vortex magnifier has a lifetime warranty

by senior, from United States, CA Written on September 9, 2014
this magnifier sits perfect on my rifle. I first thought that the scope was going to sit a little too low but is not the case. it's nice to see that they put a windage and side dials on the magnifier as well. so far the quality of the lens very good. i like that the warranty is lifetime....
Would recommend: Yes
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