Just a quick post, thought people who are thinking about buying an optic from Vortex might want to know.
I bought a Spitfire 3x over a year ago. It's been great, better than what I expected when I purchased it. At the time, I was looking at scopes twice the price and settled for Vortex because my LGS ended up getting the Sig I wanted in and put the other half I was planning to spend towards it.
Well since then I moved to Ohio and never broke out my AR until a couple weeks ago. I took it to the range and noticed that some white lint had somehow made it into the inside of my focus lens, not a big deal but bothered me so I contacted Vortex how to fix this. They told me to send it in, paid for my shipping.
Yesterday, my scope came back (10 days including the weekend and shipping), they sent me a BRAND NEW SCOPE. I sent mine in the original box with nothing else in it, I got back a brand new sealed box. So not only am I super happy about getting a flawless scope, I now have backup parts for it as well!
For those of you deciding if you want to get a Vortex, do it. The End.