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MSRP: $569.99
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Strike Eagle 1-8x24 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 12.
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Strike Eagle® 1-8x24 Riflescope

Optimize the versatility, functionality and quick-handling attributes of your AR-15 with the Strike Eagle 1-8x24. A true 1X on the low end of its 8X zoom range, the Strike Eagle 1-8x24 intrinsically adapts to a wide range of scenarios, letting shooters engage targets from point-blank out to extended ranges. Home defense, competition, recreational shooting, feral hog “removal” and any task between, this scope is up for whatever you want to throw at it. And it does so at a price that will have you feeling like you ripped us off.

High quality, fully multi-coated lenses serve up a sharp image, impressive sight picture and optimal low-light performance. The illuminated, glass-etched BDC reticle subtends with popular .556 cartridges. Center target dot with surrounding halo promotes instinctually fast target acquisition and shot execution. Take the performance of your AR to new heights with the Strike Eagle 1-8x24.

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting




VIP Warranty Nitrogen Purged Waterproof
Magnification1-8 x
Objective Lens Diameter24 mm
Eye Relief3.5 inches
Field of View116.6-14.4 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/2 MOA
Travel per Rotation44 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment100 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment100 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length10 inches
Weight16.5 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Removable Lens Covers
  • Lens cloth
  • CR2032 battery

Optical Features

Fully Multi-Coated Increases light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Second Focal Plane Reticle Scale of reticle maintains the same ideally-sized appearance. Listed reticle subtensions used for estimating range, holdover and wind drift correction are accurate at the highest magnification.
Glass-Etched Reticle Protected between two layers of glass for optimum durability and reliability.
Illuminated Reticle Provides precise aiming under low-light conditions.

Construction Features

Tube Size 30 mm diameter.
Single-Piece Tube Maximizes alignment for improved accuracy and optimum visual performance, as well as ensures strength and waterproofness.
Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Constructed from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum for strength and rigidity.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the riflescope for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Nitrogen gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
Hard Anodized Finish Highly durable low-glare matte finish helps camouflage the shooter's position.
Capped Reset Turrets Allow re-indexing of the turret to zero after sighting in the riflescope. Caps provide external protection for turret.

Convenience Features

Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
Magnification1-8 x
Objective Lens Diameter24 mm
Eye Relief3.5 inches
Field of View116.6-14.4 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/2 MOA
Travel per Rotation44 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment100 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment100 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length10 inches
Weight16.5 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Strike Eagle 1-8x24 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
10 2.8 1.9 6.4 3.7
Heights
H1 H2
1.2 1.7

Dimensions measured in inches.

AR-BDC2 Reticle

The illuminated, glass-etched AR-BDC2 reticle subtends with popular 5.56 mm cartridges, and the centered halo promotes fast target acquisition.

Subtension detail for the Strike Eagle 1-8x24 AR-BDC2 Reticle. >

Note
Read the AR-BDC2 Reticle manual for details on using the reticle for bullet drop compensation and ranging.

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice optic, but bummed on the high end magnificati After purchasing the 1-6x Strike Eagle, I had to have the 1-8x for my AR-.308. I love the shorter length and lighter weight, as the big AR needs the weight reduction, but dang, the high end 7x - 8x power sighting really is a downer. It is so hard to line up your eye with the reticle without getting black shadows all around. Sometimes I even think I left the scope caps closed and have to check them before realigning my eye to the reticle. As far as a 1-6x scope, this is just as good as the 1x6 Strike Eagle, but dang, I paid a heck of a lot more for it and I'm not getting my money's worth for the extra dollars.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice optic but... I have put roughly 400 round down range with this scope. It is easy to set up and works great... However, at x7 and x8 with x8 being the worst. You have to be spot on the scope or the picture gets wall eyed or give all together. 1-6x it's perfect. I do like the reticle over the 1-6 but to me x8 is worthless as you have to be so precise looking down the scope. I read those reviews as well about the last two power adjustments before purchase and knew about the problem before hand. Over all satisfied with the purchase but if you ever come up with a fix for x7 and x8 I'll be happy to send it in..
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Sweet Scope I was looking for a nice 1x4 or 1x6 scope for my 300 BO. After researching, researching and more researching, I bought a Strike Eagle from Cabelas. Knowing the Vortex is veteran owned, has a great warranty and durable sealed the deal. After mounting it, I went to the range to site in. Using Hornady American Gunner ammo at 100yards, it took a few minutes( 20 rounds) to hit paper. After adjusting elevation and windage, the next 100 rounds were hitting dead center. The Strike Eagle is easy to focus. The reticle is super clear to see. The one thing the Strike Eagle needs is to go on a diet. It's definitely on the hefty side compared to others.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good scope for the price I purchased this scope for its variable power range. Glass is good and clarity is good. The only thing I noticed is at full 8x power you have a little bit of wash out if your eye is not perfectly centered and aligned with eyepiece. Another thing is the cap for the battery department was over tightened and I had to take pliers to get it apart the first time. I put some anti-seize on the threads and this took care of the problem. The illuminated reticle works great and should preform well in low light hunting situations.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ranging with new 1x8 reticle With this reticle you determine the range to the target HOW? If Vortex would simply add hashes subtending 19 inches on each of those holdover lines, we could do fast ranging off this reticle. Better yet, eliminate the rest of those lines and use wind DOTS to reduce clutter and obstruction. Any or all of these changes would cost nothing in terms of manufacturing after set-up and would transform this optic into a high value contender against the MK6, the VH-6HD and others. I own and love Vortex products and have been waiting for this scope. But until a fast ranging reticle is offered in this optic, it is mainly appropriate only for KD (i.e. non-defensive) shooting purposes. This seriously limits an otherwise excellent product.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great scope. When I saw Vortex was coming out with a new Strike Eagle in 1-8, I knew I wanted one as soon as they were available. I was a little disappointed Optics Planet wasn't the first one out there to get them. I had to purchase from another source and received it a full 2 weeks before Optics Planet received them in stock. I have the 1-6 and can't say enough great things about it. I can say, the 1-8 is even better. The new reticle is an upgrade. The 1-6 has a problem with a very stiff rotation on the magnification knob. The SV-4 throw lever is a must have on that one. The new one, not so much. Much easier rotation. Still going to get one for this one as well. I know the glass is exactly the same on both scopes, the new one looks even brighter though. I've shot about 500 rounds through it. I have it mounted to a Daniel Defense DDM4 V11 with a Vortex Precision Cantilever mount and it's held zero perfectly. This is a great scope. Great magnification. Great eye relief. Great reticle and somehow they made it even lighter. Buy this scope, you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great from 1-6x, Blurry from 7-8x I am so torn on this review :/ i want to really love it, but there are two main things that would prevent me from completely recommending this product. This scope has so many great things going for it: - Easy to zero (good clicks, accurate adjustments) - Held zero through multiple day carbine course - 1x is almost true 1x - tiny bit of fishbowl/edge distortion, but really quick to use and engage targets @ 1x - Nice low weight for 1-8x optic - i like the reticle - accurate dot & holdovers worked well The two main drawbacks that might prevent me from recommending this scope: - The reticle is not truly "daylight bright" - it is not really visible outside, even on the highest setting. the Black of the actual reticle is extremely crisp so it just depends on how much you are weighting this illuminated reticle in your purchasing decision. Just be aware, this is not close to as bright as your average budget Red Dot. - The Biggest issue i have with this scope is that it is pretty blurry above about 6x. The glass is clean and clear, and really pretty nice at 1x-6x, but the scope becomes almost unusable any higher. This is really a shame, because this scope is more expensive than the strike eagle 1-6x, and i feel like you might be let down by its higher magnification performance.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice scope. There is a time when you do not want to be the first to get something. But, I picked up the 1-8X Strike Eagle this evening from Cabelas in FT. Worth. Needing a new scope, I was hoping someone had it. They told me that they did not have it. But, when I arrived they have 5. I have to say that I was very impressed. I have the 1-6X24 Strike Eagle on a .300 Blackout, and this one is going on my 6.8 SPC. longer legs need greater magnification. It looks awesome on top of the rifle and I can not wait to shoot it . I have no doubt that it will perform as good as the 1-6X24. I have only one complaint, if you could call it that. The illumination cap does not say Strike Eagle 1-8, like the 1-6X does. I thought it was missing. But I looked at the pictures on the website. No logo.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Are the Strike Eagle scopes appropriate for high power rifles? I'd like to add this scope to a lightweight .45-70, should I worry about recoil affecting the scope?

Asked by: P_didd
The Strike Eagle will handle the recoil of a .45-70, we recommend using a good set of rings and torque them to our specs of 15-18 inch pounds with no Loctite on the screws.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-20

I have a 1x8 strikeagle. I'm looking to mount this on my colt m4 with the front fixed sight. What would be your best mount for this that wouldn't make it interfere with the front sight ?

Asked by: Ryan
Our cantilever mounts will raise the scope to a height that will put the reticle above the front sight. You will be able to see the sight in the lower portion of your view when the scope is at low magnifications but as you turn up the magnification the front sight will disappear out the bottom of the scope.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-22

Can I mount this onto a 50 Beowulf? I rarely would be shooting out to 200 yds.

Asked by: gcot29
Yes, it would work well on a .50 Beowulf.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-07

Can this scope be mounted for a slug shotgun?

Asked by: lpg81
The Strike Eagles would work very well on a shotgun.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-07

I have a Daniel Defense M4V9 (5.56, 16-in barrel, 15-in DDM4 quad rail), debating between cantilever mount or rings to mount the scope.

Asked by: Romeo
I recommend a cantilever mount for your setup, it will ensure that you mount the scope on the rail of the receiver and do not have to mount a front ring on the hand guard which will be unstable.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-05

I have the 1x8 on my AR but need a scope for my CZ Scorpion 9MM Carbine. Do you have a model with a BDC for 9mm? What scope would you recommend?

Asked by: BobB
We do not make any caliber specific reticles, we do have some that line up well with certain reticles, but all of our reticles can work with any caliber. You will want to use our LRBC program to find what the subtensions would work out to for your setup: http://www.vortexoptics.com/content/lrbc. The Strike Eagles would be great scopes on your 9mm Carbine.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-08-08

how many hours of illumination will i get per battery?

Asked by: johndoe
Under normal use you should get around 150-200 hours, but it will depend on brightness setting used and temperature.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-08-01

I tightened my AD recon mount to about 22 lbs.inch as per their specs. I now see it is 18 recommended on here. Did I damage anything or should I go off their recommendation for their mount?

Asked by: Jayy
I doubt the extra four inch pounds caused any damage but definitely go by the spec for the scope. 
Answered by: Hobbs
Date published: 2017-07-30
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ranging with new 1x8 reticle With this reticle you determine the range to the target HOW? If Vortex would simply add hashes subtending 19 inches on each of those holdover lines, we could do fast ranging off this reticle. Better yet, eliminate the rest of those lines and use wind DOTS to reduce clutter and obstruction. Any or all of these changes would cost nothing in terms of manufacturing after set-up and would transform this optic into a high value contender against the MK6, the VH-6HD and others. I own and love Vortex products and have been waiting for this scope. But until a fast ranging reticle is offered in this optic, it is mainly appropriate only for KD (i.e. non-defensive) shooting purposes. This seriously limits an otherwise excellent product.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vortex wins again this is my third product from Vortex and it is again more than good. Very clear glass reticle is nice and visible. the brightness settings work very well for lower light and the reticle is easy to use for different ranges. I can't wait to get out and use it in 3 gun
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice scope. There is a time when you do not want to be the first to get something. But, I picked up the 1-8X Strike Eagle this evening from Cabelas in FT. Worth. Needing a new scope, I was hoping someone had it. They told me that they did not have it. But, when I arrived they have 5. I have to say that I was very impressed. I have the 1-6X24 Strike Eagle on a .300 Blackout, and this one is going on my 6.8 SPC. longer legs need greater magnification. It looks awesome on top of the rifle and I can not wait to shoot it . I have no doubt that it will perform as good as the 1-6X24. I have only one complaint, if you could call it that. The illumination cap does not say Strike Eagle 1-8, like the 1-6X does. I thought it was missing. But I looked at the pictures on the website. No logo.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great scope. When I saw Vortex was coming out with a new Strike Eagle in 1-8, I knew I wanted one as soon as they were available. I was a little disappointed Optics Planet wasn't the first one out there to get them. I had to purchase from another source and received it a full 2 weeks before Optics Planet received them in stock. I have the 1-6 and can't say enough great things about it. I can say, the 1-8 is even better. The new reticle is an upgrade. The 1-6 has a problem with a very stiff rotation on the magnification knob. The SV-4 throw lever is a must have on that one. The new one, not so much. Much easier rotation. Still going to get one for this one as well. I know the glass is exactly the same on both scopes, the new one looks even brighter though. I've shot about 500 rounds through it. I have it mounted to a Daniel Defense DDM4 V11 with a Vortex Precision Cantilever mount and it's held zero perfectly. This is a great scope. Great magnification. Great eye relief. Great reticle and somehow they made it even lighter. Buy this scope, you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great scope but reticle made me return it. I really, really, really wanted to like this 1-8x scope. Weird, but the extra 2x from 6 to 8 is a big help for my 50 yo eyes (33% more mag). I understand how the reticle is designed. In short, the horizontal line are for L/R hold points for 5/7 and 10/15 knots of cross wind at each estimated distance of 200-600 yards. The problem is knowing or estimating distance through the scope; there's no usable reference for this. This scope would be great for known distances or those you can laser distance before lining up the shot. I traded for the 1-6x SE. I like the 8x better for mag, but the 6x is wicked quick to range, cross wind offset and fire accurately. here's how (numbers are about, not scientific): The inside of the circle is 18" @100yds, then each cross hatch is 18" @ 200-600. Then for about a 7kt cross wind, you mentally invert the the tree for the L/R offset. For example, A 600yd shot with a 7kt right cross wind. Hold over at the 600 hash, mentally draw a parrallel vertical line down from the outside edge of the 200yd hash. Where these imaginary lines intersect is your point of aim. Call it drawing, art, math or trig; once you've done for a day at the range you will do it automatically from then on. I like the 8x, love the 6x and putting the 6x reticle on the 8x scope would likely be perfect. Regardless of what you choose, Vortex makes good scopes and the warranty is second to none. Time to smell the cordite!!!! Happy shooting.
Date published: 2017-06-29
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