Spitfire 3x Prism Scope

3x Prism Scope

Spitfire 3x Prism Scope is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 242.
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MSRP $449.99
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Fixed-power prism scopes have been topping ARs for decades thanks to their simple, compact and reliable design, but few have come close to the combination of value and performance of the Spitfire 3x. A custom BDC reticle, designed to subtend with most popular 5.56 cartridges, takes all the guesswork out of the equation on shots from 0-500 yards. Meanwhile, the glass-etched reticle can be used with either the red or green illumination, or without any power at all like a traditional riflescope, making for an inherently reliable, “Always ready” platform.

Battery Life: Up to 250 hours on highest setting. Up to 3,000 hours on lowest setting.

Prism Scopes are not compatible with the VMX-3T Magnifier.

Spitfire 3x Prism Scope Dimensions (in inches)

Dimensions Spitfire 3x Prism Scope

Included in the Box
  • (2) Picatinny rails
  • T-20 Torx wrench
  • 2mm hex wrench
  • CR 2032 battery
  • Flip caps
Mount Type Multi-Height
Magnification 3x
Dot Color Red/Green
Eye Relief 2.8 inches
Field of View 31.5 feet/100 yards
Adjustment Graduation 1/2 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 120 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 120 MOA
Parallax Setting 100 yards
Length 5.5 inches
Weight 15.4 oz
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Fully Multi-Coated Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Prism-Based Design Delivers sharp optics and allows for unique reticle designs that are visible with or without illumination.
Brightness Settings Provides five levels of brightness intensity with red and green illumination settings.


Single-Piece Chassis Compact and lightweight.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Nitrogen gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
Matte Anodized Finish Corrosion and wear resistant anodization provides low-glare matte surface and helps camouflage the shooter's position.



The EBR-556B reticle (Enhanced Battle Reticle) is designed around the 5.56 x 45 cartridge to aid in rapid shooting at both near and far ranges—providing holdover and ranging references from 0-500 yards. Etched directly on the prism to assure consistent point-of-aim at all times with selectable red/green illumination of five intensity levels to match specific conditions.

Subtension detail for the Spitfire 3x prism scope with EBR-556B MOA reticle.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I could give it 6 stars I don’t think I can rave quite enough about the Spitfire 3x! I put this on my AR and haven’t regretted it for a moment. Aside from how easy it was to get zeroed in and set up, the clarity and quality of the glass is absolutely amazing. On top of all that the warranty is unbeatable. I think I got more for my money and with better quality than most of the other manufacturers out there. I also just added a Vortex Venom 3 MOA red dot on one of the 45 degree picatinny rail that came with the spitfire. If there is any question as to whether or not to buy this optic...just do it. You will not regret it!! I’m officially a vortex for life devotee.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing all around AR optic! I have had my Spitfire 3x Prism Scope for a few years and absolutely love it! I wanted to put an affordable optic on my AR similar to the RCO (ACOG) that was mounted on my USMC M4 without the ACOG price. after receiving the Spitfire I was quite impressed with the craftsmanship and product quality. I think the optics BDC reticle is outstanding and glass quality high. I like the optics compact size and picatinny rail system for mounting reflex sights. Overall I would recommend this product to a friend who is looking for that ACOG style optic without that price! Fantastic product and it looks good too.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quallity Product I purchased the Spitfire 3x for an AR that i use primarily for shooting coyotees. I have been more than pleased with this product. Installation was a snap and zeroing was simple enough. Since zeroing I haven't taken it to the range, but I have put it to good use on numerous coyote hunts. The illuminated reticle makes it quick to get on target and stay on target. I find the BDC very intuitive to use. I've used the BDC to drop a coyote at a full trot at 300m with no problems. I'd expect that it'll preform just as well out to the 500m reference. My spitfire has held zero without issue even after several bumps and tumble that occur any time your take a gun for a walk. All in all I am beyond pleased with another one of my Vortex products.
Date published: 2017-09-09
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