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Offline notsams

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« on: May 06, 2018, 05:49:37 PM »
    Does anyone know for sure what is being made in Wisconsin and what is being made over seas.

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Re: vortex optics
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2018, 08:03:35 PM »
i have no idea. maybe you can google it? i know they have a manufacturing/ marketting facility around Madison. i believe they are going to have tours or already have tours if you are interested
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Re: vortex optics
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 03:27:14 PM »
Notsams - Yari - Some of the scope are made in China, some in the Philippines and some in Japan, just depends of the line...I have a ton of Crossfire II, made in China, and the Viper Line is made in the Phillippines and the Razor line are made in Japan....the price and quality will tell you that.....

I must admit that is has been at least 6 months since I purchased and Vortex Product and will email my contact there and hopefully he will get back to me.....This is common for Optic Manufacturers to divide their lines up to different countries.....

Tract Optics high end binoculars are made in Japan...talk to one of the owners there and they have told me that they work with a quality optics manufacturer over there.....
Nikon is another company that started off in Japan, and Tasco did the same, but now days, you never know where they are coming from.....
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Re: vortex optics
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 05:32:03 AM »
I emailed my contact at Vortex and he told me that they have products made everywhere, even the USA! He asked me if I was talking about Rifle Scopes or Binoculars or Spotting scope or Range Finders.....he responded late yesterday and am waiting on his response to my latest question...

They are located in Middleton, Wisconsin, that is due West of Milwaukee...I bet they have some cold winters up there...good way to test out your products on the cold!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 12:22:36 PM »
Guys - Here is his answer to my questions that I posed to him...just cut and pasted it his response below....

"Riflescopes:
Razor HD AMG: USA
Razor Gen II: Partial USA/partial Japan
Razor HD: Japan
Golden Eagle: Japan
All Vipers and Diamondbacks: Philippines
All Strike Eagles and Crossfires: China

Binoculars:
All bino lines manufactured in China (for the record, I donít believe there are currently any US-made binoculars made in the world)

One big picture thing to keep in mind here- we are doing more production and business than we have ever done before. Youíre absolutely seeing more done here, not less.

Thanks again for all the support, Bo! We really appreciate that and I hope youíll let me know if you need anything else at all. Iím happy to help anytime."


This is news to me that their HD AMG are made (or just assembled? humm...) here in the USA....but I am sure that they are very expensive....but I'm sure there are good binoculars. Hope this helps you guys out, sure has helped me out.....

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Re: vortex optics
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 06:56:04 PM »
   Awsome thanks for the great info Bo.

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Re: vortex optics
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2018, 10:17:28 PM »
They are very good binos. Well above you mas marketed brands. I had them and gave them to my son when I spolied myself with TWO Swarvoski  binos!
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Re: vortex optics
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2018, 12:30:57 AM »
Flint - Yea I got some EL's (10x32) and few years back and every since then have been using them as my reference binoculars to compare them against all the other brands....They are still number one with the heavier and more expensive pairs such as the Leopold Gold Ring, 10x42, Vortex Viper 10x42, Zeiss Conquest 8x42, Steiner Peregrine 10x42.....I agree with you that the Swarovski's are the best brand out there but that is subject to these old eyes....

If you remember last year I was on a $200 and under quest for the best binoculars out there...I must admit that I did caught a few that was one time sale only like some of the Zeiss and Leupold, both sets of binoculars were MSRP at $399.99 and got them delivered to my door for under $200!!

The Vortex Diamondbacks are a great pair for the money....I donated on pair to Summerblast a few years ago only to regret (Bugfixer ended up with them) the move. A few years later, purchased a replacement pair of the 10x32 pairs for under $200.....Great binoculars for the money.....


 
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Re: vortex optics
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2018, 03:17:27 AM »
I have a Diamondback spotting scope. I live 45 minutes from Middleton.  I went to the Vortex store. The rep there was very helpful. Along with the spotting scope I bought an adapter for my camera to use the spotting scope as a camera lens. Works good. If had the money would have bought an HD spotting scope.

Heard lots of good things about Votex. My son was working on the boss's house. He found out it was his birthday so he gave him a Vortex sweatshirt. My cousins buddy works there. He told my cousin  that when he showed the boss a picture of an animal his father shot. The boss noticed the scope wasn't a Vortex. He gave him a Vortex scope and said next time you show me a picture of your father with an animal it will have a Vortex scope in it.
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