I could not find the answers after searching Vortex.com, or this site, so I figured I would ask. I've kindof come full circle to looking at the G2 Vortex after playing with a bunch of other stuff.
-Why is it so bloody heavy? It's not long. The turrets aren't huge. The tube isn't 50mm or anything. Glass is glass...aluminum is aluminum...so is Vortex using glass lenses that are stoopid thick? Is the main-tube very thick? Combo of both? Your Strike Eagle is much lighter....why?
-How waterproof is it? Down to what depth? No, I do not plan on diving with my optic, but this usually says more about the integrity of the system used to me than dictating my uses. So what's the depth tested, and to what time?
-How long is battery life on maximum? The website said "150 hours on a medium setting"...I am curious about all-out.
-I recall reading about Vortex impact testing. This is capable of living indefinitely on a SCAR17 7.62, correct? Also, was SIDE IMPACT tested? That is what really kills tube-optics from what I understand, as well as counter-recoil like the SCAR's heavy bolt carrier slamming forward.
-Is the mag ring still stoopid stiff, or did that get ironed out?
-Is there any polymer, or is it 100% metal, including the occular ring?
-Is the scope waterproof with the turret caps OFF, or ONLY when in place? If it is still waterproof, is it still to the same depth as stated above, or just "splash-proof"?
-How durable are your lens coatings? Do they meet /mil requirements like Nightforce and Leupold? I know CAG and others have used the Vortex, but then, they've used all sorts of stuff. They get what they ask for. Doesn't mean it always "meets the letter of the law" regarding abrasion resistance, etc on lens coatings.
-This scope is made in Japan, or America? I am feeling like it's a combo, can you expound loosely on that?
-Is the reticle etched glass, or is it wire? How does the illumination work (reflection,holograph, fiber optic?)?
Thanks for taking the time.