Gear & Optics|Optics

By Drew Bryant
January 13th, 2023,

Vortex Optics is adding a new optic to its popular and budget-friendly Strike Eagle series. Vortex is excited to introduce the new Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FFP riflescope that is specifically tailored for the DMR market. The new Strike Eagle designed for DMR use will feature a first focal plane reticle, Vortex’s patented RevStop system and an illuminated reticle.

Below, are the product description and features for the Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FFP riflescope.

Product Description

The gap between tactical mid- and long-range shooting is gone. Top off your carbine or DMR rifle with a first focal plane optic that’s versatile, tough, ultra-clear at any magnification, and specifically designed for rapid adjustment in fast-changing target scenarios.


Optical Features

First Focal Plane Reticle

Scale of reticle remains in proportion to the zoomed image. Constant subtensions allow accurate holdover and ranging at all magnifications.

XD Optical System

Extra-low dispersion (XD) glass increases resolution and color fidelity, resulting in

Illuminated Reticle

Provides precise aiming under low-light conditions.

RevStop™ Zero System

Patented streamlined design offers a toolless zero stop for rock-solid return to zero after turret adjustments.

Glass-Etched Reticle

Allows for intricate reticle design. Protected between two layers of glass for optimum durability and reliability.

Fully Multi-Coated Lenses

Anti-reflective coatings on all air-toglass surfaces provide increased light transmission for greather clarity and low-light performance.

Construction Features


Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.

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.

Low Glare Matte Black Annodize

Corrosion and wear resistant anodization provides low-glare matte surface and helps camouflage the shooter’s position.

Nitrogen Gas Purged

Gas purged and O-ring sealed for fogproof and waterproof performance in all conditions.


Designed to withstand harsh weather conditions


Nitrogen gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures


Designed to withstand the highest levels of recoil and impact.

Convenience Features

Fast Focus Eyepiece

Allows quick and easy reticle focusing

Throw Lever

The included throw lever can be installed for quick and easy magnification adjustment

The new Strike Eagle from Vortex Optics is available and retails at $849.99 MSRP. The street price for the optic is hovering around $750-$800 MSRP. For more on the Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FFP riflescope and their other products, click here.

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