Strike Eagle 1-8x24

Strike Eagle®

AR-BDC2 (MOA) Reticle | 30 mm Tube
Strike Eagle 1-8x24 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 114.
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MSRP $499.99


Optimize the versatility, functionality and quick-handling attributes of your AR-15 with the Strike Eagle 1-8x24. A true 1X on the low end of its 8X zoom range, the Strike Eagle 1-8x24 intrinsically adapts to a wide range of scenarios, letting shooters engage targets from point-blank out to extended ranges. Home defense, competition, recreational shooting, feral hog “removal” and any task between, this scope is up for whatever you want to throw at it. And it does so at a price that will have you feeling like you ripped us off

Strike Eagle 1-8x24 Dimensions (in inches)
L1 L2 L3 L4 L6
10.0 2.8 1.9 6.4 3.6
H1 H2
1.2 1.7
Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting
Included in the Box
  • Removable Lens Covers
  • Lens cloth
  • CR2032 battery
Magnification 1-8x
Objective Lens Diameter 24 mm
Eye Relief 3.5 inches
Field of View 116.6-14.4 ft/100 yds
Tube Size 30 mm
Turret Style Capped
Adjustment Graduation 1/2 MOA
Travel Per Rotation 44 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 100 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 100 MOA
Parallax Setting 100 yards
Length 10 inches
Weight 16.5 oz
Product Manual (PDF) Download
Reticle Manual (PDF) Download
Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting
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Fully Multi-Coated Proprietary coatings increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Second Focal Plane Reticle Scale of reticle maintains the same ideally-sized appearance. Listed reticle subtensions used for estimating range, holdover and wind drift correction are accurate at the highest magnification.
Glass-Etched Reticle Allows for intricate reticle design. Protected between two layers of glass for optimum durability and reliability.
Illuminated Reticle Provides precise aiming under low-light conditions


Tube Size 30 mm diameter provides maximized internal adjustment and strength.
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.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the binocular 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.
Hard Anodized Finish Highly durable hard-coat anodization provides a low-glare matte surface and helps camouflage the shooter's position.
Capped Reset Turrets Allow quick re-indexing of the turret (no tool needed) to zero after sighting in the riflescope. Caps provide external protection for turret.


Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
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The illuminated, glass-etched AR-BDC2 reticle subtends with popular 5.56 mm cartridges, and the centered halo promotes fast target acquisition.

Subtension detail for the Strike Eagle 1-8x24 riflescope with AR-BDC2 MOA reticle.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing scope for the price! I bought this scope after trying it out on two of my friend’s rifles. I had previously shot a Razor HD 1x6 from vortex on a loaner rifle but knew I could not afford one on my own. After looking through the Strike Eagle 1x8 on my friend’s rifle I knew that this was the scope for me. Seeing as I shoot 3 Gun, I knew that the 8 power scope would get me to the far targets a lot better than these original 6 power. After running the scope for the last week I can tell you that it is not the quality of a Razor but it is dang close to it! For the price you are going to be hard-pressed to find something better than this Strike Eagle 1x8!!! Highly recommend!!!
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Sweet Scope I was looking for a nice 1x4 or 1x6 scope for my 300 BO. After researching, researching and more researching, I bought a Strike Eagle from Cabelas. Knowing the Vortex is veteran owned, has a great warranty and durable sealed the deal. After mounting it, I went to the range to site in. Using Hornady American Gunner ammo at 100yards, it took a few minutes( 20 rounds) to hit paper. After adjusting elevation and windage, the next 100 rounds were hitting dead center. The Strike Eagle is easy to focus. The reticle is super clear to see. The one thing the Strike Eagle needs is to go on a diet. It's definitely on the hefty side compared to others.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice optic but... I have put roughly 400 round down range with this scope. It is easy to set up and works great... However, at x7 and x8 with x8 being the worst. You have to be spot on the scope or the picture gets wall eyed or give all together. 1-6x it's perfect. I do like the reticle over the 1-6 but to me x8 is worthless as you have to be so precise looking down the scope. I read those reviews as well about the last two power adjustments before purchase and knew about the problem before hand. Over all satisfied with the purchase but if you ever come up with a fix for x7 and x8 I'll be happy to send it in..
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice optic, but bummed on the high end magnificati After purchasing the 1-6x Strike Eagle, I had to have the 1-8x for my AR-.308. I love the shorter length and lighter weight, as the big AR needs the weight reduction, but dang, the high end 7x - 8x power sighting really is a downer. It is so hard to line up your eye with the reticle without getting black shadows all around. Sometimes I even think I left the scope caps closed and have to check them before realigning my eye to the reticle. As far as a 1-6x scope, this is just as good as the 1x6 Strike Eagle, but dang, I paid a heck of a lot more for it and I'm not getting my money's worth for the extra dollars.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, with a question. I recently bought the strike eagle 1-8x for my Ar-15 I built. I really like it, but one thing bothers me about it. On the higher magnifications, I have to move my eye quite a bit closer to the scope to be able to see anything. It almost looks like the picture gets further away unless I put my eye almost right up to the scope. Is that normal? I am new to rifle scopes, so I wasn’t sure if that is how it is supposed to be. Other than that, the strike eagle is awesome. Etched reticle gives me the peace of mind, that i don’t have to worry about they battery dying on the illumination. The glass is extremely clear, and works pretty well in low light conditions. Overall I am very happy with this optic.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic optic I bought this optic because I went with a cheaper route on my Springfield Saint Edge in the first place. I hated the original optic and upgraded to the 1-8 Strike Eagle... and I am in love with it! My groupings were better using the same rounds as I was before. With me working for a Sporting Goods store in Minnesota I have nothing but good things to tell people about Vortex and I can now share my targets to prove what a difference it makes in the optic. Eventually I plan on using nothing but Vortex optics since using this optic. I plan on being a very loyal customer to this company. My .224 Valkyrie will be fitted with an optic as well as my AR pistol. Thank you Vortex!
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good scope for the price I purchased this scope for its variable power range. Glass is good and clarity is good. The only thing I noticed is at full 8x power you have a little bit of wash out if your eye is not perfectly centered and aligned with eyepiece. Another thing is the cap for the battery department was over tightened and I had to take pliers to get it apart the first time. I put some anti-seize on the threads and this took care of the problem. The illuminated reticle works great and should preform well in low light hunting situations.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glass; better warranty. I bought this to put on an AR15 with some accurized stuff. Wow. The 8x is far better than I am. The reticle pops and leads my eye right on the target. Easy to zero. I haven't stretched it beyond 200 yards, so this is just initial impressions. 1x is easy to use with both eyes open. A little fish-eye, but not too bad. I like this a lot. Great glass. A word about the warranty. I put this scope on a LaRue mount which specified 30 in-lbs of torque. Above 6x, my scope was blurry. I contacted Vortex and was told I had classic symptoms of over-tightened rings. What did Vortex do? They sent me a new scope. With the correct torque (D'oh!), the image is clear all the way to 8x. My mistake. They made it right. This is my 4th Vortex scope and it won't be the last. Thanks, guys.
Date published: 2017-10-25
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