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MSRP: $249.99
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VMX-3T Magnifier is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 37.
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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 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 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
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 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: 2017-06-15
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can man get a kill flash for it ? :)

Asked by: Mikkel
We do not have an ARD for the VMX-3T.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-30

What is the max distance from the strikefire II can I mount the vmx-3t?

Asked by: Cromag1975
There is not a max distance, but the closer you have the Strikefire II mounted to the magnifier the better they will work together.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-27

Does the VMX-3T Magnifier come with the shim or adapter to align with the Vortex Strikefire II with cantilever mount?

Asked by: hawaiiboy58
The VMX-3T comes with the shim included in the box.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-23

Can it be switched to flip to the right instead of the left?

Asked by: 40potter
Yes, you can remove the magnifier from the mount and turn it around and mount it the opposite direction to have the mount flip to the right.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-18

I have a strikefire II. I am wanting to add the 3x magnifier. I know the dot is 4MOA, does the magnifier increase the dot MOA by 3 also or is the dot still 4MOA?

Asked by: Dave
The magnifier will increase the size of everything you are looking at through it so it would magnify the dot at the same rate it magnifies the target.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-18

Will this work with the UH1?

Asked by: Jeff
The VMX-3T will work great with the Razor AMG UH-1.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-02

can I use this on my .308 with a Nikon monarch 4-16x42 rifle scope and secondly I noticed that the front is threaded so can I get a sun shade for the vmx-3t

Asked by: mike
The magnifier is designed to be used with red dots, it will not work in conjunction with a magnified optic like a rifle scope. We do not make a sunshade for the VMX-3T as it works the best when run as close as possible to the red dot.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-21

Will this work with a Trijicon MRO?

Asked by: Mike
The VMX 3T can be mounted at lower 1/3 co-witness and absolute co-witness heights, as long as you can mount your MRO at the same height they should be compatible.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-22
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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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