Gear & Optics|Optics

Last week on social media Vortex announced their new Strike Eagle 1-8×24 Low Powered Variable Optic (LPVO). What is nice about this new Strike Eagle is that it comes with a First Focal Plane reticle. The O.G. 1-8x Strike Eagle was Second Focal Plane reticle. The EBR-8 reticle gives shooters red dot like characteristics at 1x while providing a good BDC reticle for everything in between.

Below, is the press release from Vortex on their new Strike Eagle 1-8×24 FFP LPVO.

Press Release

BARNEVELD, Wis. – The unmatched versatility of the AR platform makes it an easy choice to be your go-to rifle, top it off with the new Strike Eagle® 1-8×24 First Focal Plane riflescope from Vortex® and your favorite rifle just became even more adaptable to any shooting situation.

Featuring red dot-like performance at 1x and consistent holdovers through its entire magnification range, the new Strike Eagle® 1-8×24 FFP is guaranteed to make your range days better.

Powering the Strike Eagle® 1-8×24 FFP is the EBR-8 illuminated reticle, which provides bright illumination for red dot-like speed at 1x and precise holdovers out to 600 yards specifically designed around the .223/.556 caliber. Combined with the First Focal Plane optical design and built-in ranging feature, this becomes an extremely versatile and accurate optic. Speaking of illumination, the scope has 9 daylight and 2 night-vision settings, allowing you to dial the center interrupted circle and dot to exactly match your lighting conditions.

Rounding out the internals, an XD™ optical system and fully multi-coated lenses deliver a crisp sight picture to pick out targets faster.

To stand up to getting knocked around in the field, the 30mm tube is made of aircraft grade aluminum, and capped turrets keep your zero locked in, so you can run and gun if you need to. The included throw lever makes for rapid magnification changes, ensuring you’re ready for any shot at any distance.

With the Strike Eagle® 1-8×24 FFP, you have an all-new way to make range day even better.

Want to learn more about the best optic for your AR? Check out our blog, “What’s the best optic for your AR? Let’s talk LPVO’s.” Or, if you want to learn more about Low Power Variable Optics, check out this podcast, “Let’s Talk LPVO’s (Low Power Variable Optics).”

For a list of specifications, frequently asked questions and high-resolution images, check out the Vortex New Product Portal. For more information, visit and be sure to follow Vortex Optics on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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