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NEW REVIEWS CONTEST!

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February brings a new Reviews Contest! Leave a Review on your Vortex product(s) before the 28th of this month and be entered to WIN a Razor HD LH 2-10×40!

Reviews here

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2017 VORTEX GEAR CATALOG

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Can’t get enough Vortex Gear? We’d love to send You one of our new Gear catalogs featuring all the latest shirts, hats, hoodies and other branded items for 2017. Already think You have enough Vortex Gear? You probably don’t, but it’s Free and has lots of cool pictures, so why not?

Send us an e-mail at catalogs@vortexoptics.com with *Full name and address* and we’ll get You one while they last!

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ARE YOU HEADING TO THE ATA SHOW?

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We’re getting prepped for tomorrow and can’t wait to see you there. Swing by our booth to peek some New-for-2017 products like the Fury HD Rangefinding Binos, check out some giveaways we’re running, or to just hang out!

You can find us at Booth #3731

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NEW YEAR – NEW CATALOG

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These 2017 catalogs are hot off the press – Claim yours today by shooting us an e-mail with your full name and full address to catalogs@vortexoptics.com

PSSSST! Something NEW from Vortex.

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So You like exclusive VIPeeks at new products? We like giving them. Today, we bring You not just one, but THREE new for 2017 products from Vortex. Think this is public knowledge for just any ol’ Joe to stumble upon?

Negative, Ghost Rider – You’re part of the VIP crowd, and this is for your eyes only.

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Viper PST Gen II Riflescopes

CQB, Target Shooting, 3 Gun, Hunting, or Precision Long Range – the PST series has always had a solution. Now in our second generation, we’ve taken Your direct experience and feedback and made our do-it-all series even better. Vortex Nation – meet your new family of Viper PST’s.

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1-6×24: Now even more versatile, the new PST Gen II 1-6×24 picks up right where the venerable 1-4x left off. With a true 1x on its low end and a monstrous eyebox for close-quarters, rapid acquisition, shooters can easily engage targets in the tightest of scenarios. On the high end of its zoom spectrum, an even more versatile 6x facilitates accurate mid to long-range engagements. A side illumination adjustment, coupled with low-drag capped turrets make for a sleek and streamlined profile. Inside, the same VMR-2 reticle from the Razor Gen II 1-6, with its daylight-bright center illuminated dot, is standard and available in MOA or MRAD.

2-10×32, 3-15×44 and 5-25×50: Meet your new group of long-range workhorses. Whether you’re topping off a DMR-type build or a PRS rig you’ll be pushing to the limits, there is an option just for you. Tall, tactical turrets and a side focus parallax adjustment with integrated illumination help dial in your shots for ultimate precision.  Each model features the patented RZR Zero Stop, taken from our proven Razor HD 5-20×50 riflescope, to ensure you have an accurate and reliable return-to-zero – every time. Reticles include our New EBR-4 and EBR-2C. Available in MOA or MRAD to match your turrets. First Focal Plane reticles are available on select models.

Available Spring 2017


Diamondback Tactical Riflescopes

All of the legendary performance and extreme durability the Diamondback name is known for with a tactical twist, make this series a true head turner.

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Meet the Diamondback Tactical – Your answer when it comes to tactical performance and features in an affordable package. Tall turrets are perfect for dialing Your shots at various distances and deliver accurate, repeatable adjustments over and over. The Diamondback Tactical features an optical system that gives excellent image quality and generous eye relief. Inside, a hashmark-style reticle gives shooters versatile reference points for ranging, holdover and wind calls – extremely useful in tactical shooting applications.

Available Spring 2017


Fury Laser Rangefinding Binocular

The moment You’ve all been waiting for. We heard Your requests –  this is Your answer. The Fury Laser Rangefinding Binocular brings You two invaluable tools in a single, compact, high-performing package.

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Meet the Fury Laser Rangefinding Binocular. With a 10×42 optical system and 1600-yard ranging capability, the Fury packs in loads of versatility for a variety of situations. The Fury’s compact design and light weight mean the only time you’ll notice it in the field, is when its HD glass helps you spot and range your next meal. Last but not least, the Fury laser rangefinding binocular is the only of its kind backed 100% by a lifetime warranty –  including electronics. If a high-quality Laser rangfinding binocular that doesn’t absolutely kill your pocket book is on your list of “I need that’s,” the Fury is your answer.

Available Summer 2017


 

VIPeek – New Product 2017

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Meet the Razor® AMG® UH-1, affectionately known in-house as “Huey.”  The UH-1 is a completely new force in weapon-mounted holographic technology, and you’re the first to see it. Inside its durable aluminum chassis, the UH-1 features rugged internals with fewer moving parts than traditional holographic sights, all equating to maximum durability. One CR123A battery powers the sight, with the option of running rechargeable LFP 123A’s, which can be recharged using the on-board, waterproof, micro-USB port. Lastly, because the shooter is the only one who should be able to see the New EBR-CQB reticle, the entire system has been engineered to virtually eliminate all traces of forward signature, unlike any other red dot or holographic sights on the market.

 

Stay tuned for more on the new “Huey”, and future exclusive VIPeeks.

 

On a side note – if you like this paint job, check out our last newsletter article!  Our very own Jimmy H rattle canned this rig for about $25!

The Vortex How To: The $25(ish) Paint Job

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With the popularity of guns continually on the rise, that just means more people are getting guns that look exactly like yours. If you want to switch up your look or go for a functional camo, but aren’t looking to spend a fortune, here’s the way we do it!

1.) Supplies

We picked up everything here at our local hardware store for right around $25. Results may vary, but that’s a lot less than a full-blown Cerakote job.

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  • Gun – AR, Bolt Gun or Other. All will work; we went with the Mossberg MVP Flex in this example.
  • Paint – We used Rustoleum Camouflage tan, green and reddish brown (Super technical term) – You can use any colors you want!
  • Painters tape
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Towels
  • Old Mesh Laundry Bag (Optional)
  • Paracord (Optional – Not Pictured)
  • Leaves (Optional – Not Pictured)

 

2.) Remove Bolt and Apply Tape

  • Apply tape to the inside of the action
  • Make sure to tape the red safety indicator so it is still visible after painting.
  • Apply tape to all laser engraved portions of the optic – Magnification ring numbers, eyepiece engravings, numbers on illumination knobs and exposed elevation turrets
  • Tape up the glass! It’s pretty important ;)
  • Don’t forget to tape up the end of the muzzle!

3.) Apply Base Coat

  • It’s always best to start with your lightest color, so the darker colors can go over top and visually pop. We went tan in this case.

  • Get Creative! For this gun, we wrapped it randomly in paracord for a striped finish. You can cover the gun in anything you want to break up the lines of the gun.
    (For example: leaves, mesh laundry bag, random bits of painters tape, etc.)

  • Keep the rattle can about a foot away from the gun, and paint in shorter bursts rather than one long stream. It’s better to do multiple thin layers than one thick layer all at once.
  • Don’t forget to use a nice base to hold the rifle while painting. These PMAGS with the MagPod base plate are excellent for holding a gun without having anything touching areas where you would otherwise want to put paint. Mossberg came in clutch making Bolt Guns that can accept AR mags!
  • Lastly, NEVER paint your scope unmounted, outside of the rings. Paint adds thickness to your scope’s tube, which is precisely machined to a very tight tolerance in diameter. Your rings will not be able to properly grip your scope if that dimension is altered.

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4.) Start Layering

  • Dark colors come next – We followed up our tan with a little OD Green and this reddish-brown color from Rustoleum. Never used that one before, but it came out OK!

  • This was also the point where we covered the gun in an old mesh laundry bag. This is what helps give painted guns that “Snake Skin” look.
  • We like to do our darker colors in big, thick “Tiger Stripes” so they stand out, but also give plenty of room for the lighter base color to show through as well.

5.) Examine your work

  • In this case, we took off the laundry bag to see the rifle more clearly so we could see if we wanted to change anything. We did this about two or three times until the paint and pattern were just right.

 

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6.) Finishing Touches!

  • Watch your creativity come to life as you remove all the paracord, leaves, mesh laundry bags, painters tape (Unless you are clear-coating! See Below), or anything else you used to get yourself a pattern.
  • It’s best to remove all your coverings before the paint has completely cured. At this point, it is still soft and malleable. Once it cures, it is much more hard and brittle with a greater chance to chip and crack where you remove anything.

7.) Clear-coat or No?

  • If you remove your coverings and decide “I did awesome! I want to keep this paint job forever” it is a good idea to spend a couple extra bucks and get some **Matte Finish** Clear-coat. This will help seal in your new paint job and prevent it from chipping/wearing away over time. Get the Matte Finish stuff, especially if you just did camo, or you’ll have a great camo rifle that is extremely shiny… Ask us how we know…
  • If you don’t like your paint job, intend to change it in the future, or just don’t really care if your new paint job gets worn away, you can just leave it here and let it cure for 24-48 hours!

8.) Showoff to Friends

Everyone else with their boring, plain guns will be so jealous ;)

Here is the finished product. Our rattle canned Mossberg MVP Flex in .223. Ready to go blast some varmints!

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What paint jobs have you done on your rifles? Send us some pictures! We’d love to see them!

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RANGER 1500 AND 1000 AT NEW LOW PRICES FOR FALL!

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Same great quality at an all-time low price AND still the only rangefinders on the market backed by a Lifetime, No Fault VIP Warranty.

Ranger 1000 -> $299 (U.S.)
Ranger 1500 -> $429 (U.S.)

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QUALITY GLASS IS KEY TO SHOPPING NATURE’S MEAT AISLE

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We were given the opportunity to partner with Cabela’s and build out their Intrepid line of optics. Check it out!

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INTREPID SERIES

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Check out the All-New, High Performance, Highly Versatile Intrepid Series of optics from Vortex and Cabela’s.

VORTEX DOPE DISK™

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The Vortex Optics DOPE Disk™ is finally here! Paired with your Defender E-10 flip cap this custom disk allows you to store and view your ballistic dope chart quickly and conveniently all from the shooting position.

ONLY A COUPLE OF DAYS LEFT!

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Submit a review by May 31st, and you will be entered to win a NEW 10×42 Diamondback Binocular. Click here to go to our website to write your review or you can go to a specific product page to post your review. Good luck and thank you for choosing Vortex!

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IN THE MOOD FOR A CONTEST?

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Submit a review by May 31st and you will be entered to win a NEW 10×42 Diamondback Binocular!

Click here to write your review.

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Good luck and thank you for choosing Vortex!

VORTEX RAZOR HD AMG – A NEW ERA

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A brief look into the creation of something extraordinary. Vortex Nation – meet the Razor AMG.