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MSRP: $249.99
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VMX-3T Magnifier is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 39.
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VMX-3T Magnifier

Simple, fast, effective—the VMX-3T Magnifier will work with any of our red dots but it is not recommended for use with the prism scopes. The push-button design of the VMX-3T engages and disengages the flip-mount, allowing the magnifier to lock in place. The result, 3x magnified or unmagnified views at will. Optics are fully multi-coated for optimal light transmission. Lightweight and tough; hard-coat-anodized machined-aluminum construction ensures durability. Internally nitrogen purged for reliable waterproof/fogproof performance. Ultimate magnified versatility for virtually any AR-height red dot sight.

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Allows for lower 1/3 or absolute co-witness mounting heights and is ideal for shooters who want to increase the effective range of their red dot sight.


VIP Warranty Nitrogen Purged Waterproof
Magnification3 x
Eye Relief2.2 inches
Field of View38.2 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Length4.3 inches
Weight11.9 oz
Product Manual (PDF)Download

Optical Features

Fully Multi-Coated Lenses Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.

Construction Features

Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the tube for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
Matte Black Finish Hard-coat anodized for durability.
Magnification3 x
Eye Relief2.2 inches
Field of View38.2 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Length4.3 inches
Weight11.9 oz
Product Manual (PDF)Download

VMX-3T MAGNIFIER Dimensions


Length
L1
4.2
Diameters
D1 D2
1.36 1.3

Dimensions in inches.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great magnifier! The VMX-3T is a solid addition to a red dot like the SPARC. It has amazing clarity and really helps make those longer range or precision shots. It changes the balance of the rifle slightly, but I find that the benefit of having the magnifier outweigh the somewhat cumbersome nature. This accessory would be a solid five-stars but for two minor complaints: 1)it flips to the left and obstructs my non-dominant eye and 2) I wish the base had a QD option for easier on and off functionality. But neither of those are deal breakers, and for the price point it's hard to complain about such a great optic.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Versatility Added to Rifle I purchased this to place in front of the Sparc AR red dot sight. This magnifier adds great versatility to my rifle, it allows me to identify targets at a farther range and have me accurate shot placement. This does add a bit of weight to the rifle, but it the mount can be easily removed if I only want to shoot with the red dot. The only flaw that I see with this product is that it flips to the left side, obstructing my view as I am a right eye dominant shooter, I fixed this by swapping the side that the magnifier sits on the mount, this is quite easy, but puts the flip to side button of the mount on the back side of it instead of the front. Overall it's a great product and I don't mind the button on the backside, but a small improvement could be made.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid optic I wanted to have a rifle suited for quick, close targets as well as the option to reach out ~300 yards. The flip-to-side mount included with this optic makes it simple to swap between magnified and un-magnified use. Eye relief, as with all magnifiers, is fairly short, but definitely usable. I have this mounted in front of my flip up BUIS which means my nose is nearly touching my charging handle, but this has yet to be an issue. Clarity is great and it's definitely rugged. If I were to set this rifle up again, I'd probably buy a Strike Eagle like I have on my other rifle, but for a quick addition to add magnification to a red dot, you can't go wrong with this.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great but made for Leftys This magnifier has really sharp glass and is very sturdy. Its nice that it comes with a spacer for 1/3 co witness. The only problem I have is that the mount is made for a left hand shooter. From the factory, the optic is set up to swing to the left. A right hand shooter wants the optic to swing to the right. So if you set up the optic for a right hand shooter, the release button is forward and must be activated with your left hand finger. I hope Vortex comes out with a proper right hand mount. Maybe even offer a trade in program for the mount?
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great but made for Leftys This magnifier has really sharp glass and is very sturdy. Its nice that it comes with a spacer for 1/3 co witness. The only problem I have is that the mount is made for a left hand shooter. From the factory, the optic is set up to swing to the left. A right hand shooter wants the optic to swing to the right. So if you set up the optic for a right hand shooter, the release button is forward and must be activated with your left hand finger. I hope Vortex comes out with a proper right hand mount. Maybe even offer a trade in program for the mount?
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for me !! I like the magnifier I've shot about 1500 rounds with this and I can say I am really impressed . Ive used the higher end magnifiers on friends rifles and I cant really see where the extra money they spent went . I would recommend this to anyone . My only real complaint is it didn't come with caps and its a snug fit with the caps on the strike fire but I really cant take nothing away from it as I think it would compromise the view if was spaced far enough away for caps on both . Thanks Vortex Keep em coming
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great magnifier, terrible rye relief. Like all other vortex products, the VMX-3t is great quality. The magnifier actually makes the dot on my red dot even crisper. In the futer I’d like to see them go to maybe a 4x magnification, though. However, the reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because of the terrible eye relief. I’m not sure why vortex would design this with 2” on eye relief but it almost makes it unusable. With it mounted as far back as possible I still have to stretch quite far to see through the magnifier as intended. I can completely collapsed the but stock and use it which helps but I still have to stretch to get to the magnifier and as well as the fact that I’m using a collapsed but stock. Big time cortex fan but was pretty disappointed with this one.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very clear. Good magnification This magnifier is very very clear the flip mount is secure and easy to manipulate. I knocked one star off for the eye relief. The eye relief is a very short distance. To get a clear picture I have to have my nose nearly touching the charging handle. It would be a much better magnifier with a longer eye relief. That is my only concern about it otherwise I love the magnifier it works great with my SPARC 2 red dot!!! VORTEX CUSTOMER FOR LIFE. But fix the eye relief. Plan to buy a scope in the near future for my varmint gun will definitely be looking to vortex to fill that need. Thanks for quality products
Date published: 2017-06-15
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I have the Spitfire 3X scope and love it for the shooting range, however, I also coyote hunt and want to be able to reach out further comfortably. Knowing you don’t recommend it, would this magnifier pair ok with my current optic? 

Asked by: JPL13
The Spitfire 3x is not compatible with a magnifier because both units have an eye relief requirement as well as a diopter.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-19

Do you offer lens covers for this item?

Asked by: QWKDRW
Our Flip Cap Optic Covers in size 3 will fit the magnifier.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-10

Will this line up with the Aimpoint PRO?

Asked by: QWKDRW
Yes, the VMX-3T will line up with your Aimpoint Pro.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-07

I have a Sparc II red dot. Do you make a magnifier that will work with it?

Asked by: hardluck13
We do not recommend a magnifier to be used with a red dot of that design as it will induce parallax error.
Answered by: Jon S.
Date published: 2018-01-29

Will this magnifier work with the Razor AMG UH-1?

Asked by: onetime514
The magnifier works great with the UH-1!
Answered by: Jon S.
Date published: 2018-01-29

I have a Sparc 2 and purchased a VMX 3x magnifier- did not see anywhere that it is not recommended. What Vortex red dot do you recommend that is comparable to the Sparc 2 but is compatible with the VMX?

Asked by: bond
We recommend using the VMX-3T with our Strikefire II red dot for best performance.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-02

What iron sights do you recommend to fit under the magnifier with enough room for charging handle?

Asked by: Kyle
There are a number of great manufacturers of iron sights, our guys like Magpul and Troy Industries.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-01-22

Why is the VMX-3T Magnifier not recommended for use with the Sparc II Red Dot?

Asked by: Curious Customer
Due to the shorter design of that optic it will induce parallax error. Some people are able to use the setup but it is not recommended. For some individuals, when they use the magnifier in conjunction with the Sparc II, the dot will appear to stretch into a long streak, making it unusable.
Answered by: Jon S.
Date published: 2018-01-10
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid optic I wanted to have a rifle suited for quick, close targets as well as the option to reach out ~300 yards. The flip-to-side mount included with this optic makes it simple to swap between magnified and un-magnified use. Eye relief, as with all magnifiers, is fairly short, but definitely usable. I have this mounted in front of my flip up BUIS which means my nose is nearly touching my charging handle, but this has yet to be an issue. Clarity is great and it's definitely rugged. If I were to set this rifle up again, I'd probably buy a Strike Eagle like I have on my other rifle, but for a quick addition to add magnification to a red dot, you can't go wrong with this.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very clear. Good magnification This magnifier is very very clear the flip mount is secure and easy to manipulate. I knocked one star off for the eye relief. The eye relief is a very short distance. To get a clear picture I have to have my nose nearly touching the charging handle. It would be a much better magnifier with a longer eye relief. That is my only concern about it otherwise I love the magnifier it works great with my SPARC 2 red dot!!! VORTEX CUSTOMER FOR LIFE. But fix the eye relief. Plan to buy a scope in the near future for my varmint gun will definitely be looking to vortex to fill that need. Thanks for quality products
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great magnifier! The VMX-3T is a solid addition to a red dot like the SPARC. It has amazing clarity and really helps make those longer range or precision shots. It changes the balance of the rifle slightly, but I find that the benefit of having the magnifier outweigh the somewhat cumbersome nature. This accessory would be a solid five-stars but for two minor complaints: 1)it flips to the left and obstructs my non-dominant eye and 2) I wish the base had a QD option for easier on and off functionality. But neither of those are deal breakers, and for the price point it's hard to complain about such a great optic.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great but made for Leftys This magnifier has really sharp glass and is very sturdy. Its nice that it comes with a spacer for 1/3 co witness. The only problem I have is that the mount is made for a left hand shooter. From the factory, the optic is set up to swing to the left. A right hand shooter wants the optic to swing to the right. So if you set up the optic for a right hand shooter, the release button is forward and must be activated with your left hand finger. I hope Vortex comes out with a proper right hand mount. Maybe even offer a trade in program for the mount?
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great but made for Leftys This magnifier has really sharp glass and is very sturdy. Its nice that it comes with a spacer for 1/3 co witness. The only problem I have is that the mount is made for a left hand shooter. From the factory, the optic is set up to swing to the left. A right hand shooter wants the optic to swing to the right. So if you set up the optic for a right hand shooter, the release button is forward and must be activated with your left hand finger. I hope Vortex comes out with a proper right hand mount. Maybe even offer a trade in program for the mount?
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used on SPR I use this with the Vortex Sparc II on my SPR, zeroed at 100 yards. The only downfall is the magnification distorts the red dot so it is not as crisp as it is without the use of the magnifier. I have tried troubleshooting this with no great resolution. However, it is very handy, especially at distance shooting. I have learned to compensate for the distorted red dot and it works good enough for me to keep using it. Also, the overall weight of my SPR is still really good despite having both the Sparc II and the magnifier on it.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Versatility Added to Rifle I purchased this to place in front of the Sparc AR red dot sight. This magnifier adds great versatility to my rifle, it allows me to identify targets at a farther range and have me accurate shot placement. This does add a bit of weight to the rifle, but it the mount can be easily removed if I only want to shoot with the red dot. The only flaw that I see with this product is that it flips to the left side, obstructing my view as I am a right eye dominant shooter, I fixed this by swapping the side that the magnifier sits on the mount, this is quite easy, but puts the flip to side button of the mount on the back side of it instead of the front. Overall it's a great product and I don't mind the button on the backside, but a small improvement could be made.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for me !! I like the magnifier I've shot about 1500 rounds with this and I can say I am really impressed . Ive used the higher end magnifiers on friends rifles and I cant really see where the extra money they spent went . I would recommend this to anyone . My only real complaint is it didn't come with caps and its a snug fit with the caps on the strike fire but I really cant take nothing away from it as I think it would compromise the view if was spaced far enough away for caps on both . Thanks Vortex Keep em coming
Date published: 2017-06-07
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