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Vortex Defender Flip Caps

The new Defender Flip Caps from Vortex Optics were one of the best things to come out of the lead up to SHOT Show 2016. Scope caps aren’t sexy but these will be a welcomed addition to the current scope caps on the market… most of which are either garbage, proprietary, expensive, or some combination of those attributes.


The Defender Flip Caps feature beefed up polymer construction versus other caps on the market. They have a spring loaded opening feature and can then be snapped into different positions depending on the user’s preference. They will also be compatible with Vortex’s new Dope Disk which is a dope chart that fits inside the cap and can be customized via their free LRBC ballistic app.

Best of all, these are made in the USA and covered by Vortex’s excellent warranty. I have high hopes for these.

Check out the Defender Flip Caps and Dope Disks at Vortex Optics.

Vortex Optics – Contact Us

Vortex Optics released a short video called “Contact Us” and it is pretty awesome. I have never had to make use of Vortex Optics’ customer service but they have always been able to answer questions for me quickly via email and that is a rarity these days.

Vortex Optics Viper PST 2.5-10×32 FFP

Vortex Optics has really impressed me with the value of their Viper PST line. One of the newest additions to that line is the Viper PST 2.5-10×32 FFP. This is a fairly compact 2.5-10 magnification range optic that looks like it would be right at home on a light precision AR-15 build.


The Viper PST 2.5-10×32 FFP features a first focal place reticle so that you can range targets and have consistent hold overs throughout the entire magnification range. It has matched turrets and reticle measurements so you don’t have to do any conversions on the fly (you can choose between MOA or MRAD models). Speaking of turrets, this optic has customizable zero stops and you can even order custom ballistic matched turrets through Kenton Industries. The reticle is etched and illuminated.

I am really just scratching the surface on this optic. It looks like a whole lot of optic for the $899 MSRP (street prices will probably be around $800). Check out VortexOptics.com.

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