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Posted: 2/27/2006 6:48:42 PM EDT
Is the Vortex G6 good enough to plunk down a minimum of $40 for one? It looks $40 worth of cool but just wondering.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:58:45 PM EDT
I hear the phantom is pretty close as far as functioanl flash suppression goes and is quite a bit less. I may be wrong though.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:22:43 PM EDT
I agree. There was a link a while back to pictures obtained from a video of each one. I'd say the phantom was within 10% of the vortex.


I heard a rumor the vortex resonates like a tuning fork due to its shape.... sounds plausible... don't know how loud/annoying it is, if at all.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:30:38 PM EDT
I have a Vortex, but mainly because it cost me $15. It does resonate like a tuning fork, but I've only noticed it while it was off the rifle and tapped on a desk or other hard surface. In the 6 months I had been using it before that, I never noticed.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:44:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Turkeh:
I have a Vortex, but mainly because it cost me $15. It does resonate like a tuning fork, but I've only noticed it while it was off the rifle and tapped on a desk or other hard surface. In the 6 months I had been using it before that, I never noticed.

But now you probably will hear it every time you fire it
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:49:13 PM EDT
The Vortex has the least flash. The Phantom is within 5% of it. I have done real tests. I think a Vortex is worth $40. I have about an equal number of each.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 8:04:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 8:46:13 PM EDT
I can some times hear it resonating but I bet its more me feeling it than hearing it.

Yes there is almost no flash at all and it looks cool.

Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:04:08 PM EDT
i like my vortex much more than my A2...thats all I know.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:08:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dsg2003gt:
i like my vortex much more than my A2...thats all I know.

+1 on that as well!
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:13:07 PM EDT
I use them. Work great and look great.

Worth the money? If you can spend it without worrying about it...then sure. I will tell you that it does it's job well. (see flash suppressor test results above)

-MEI
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:16:17 PM EDT
i think that the phantom is just as practical all around

h/w, the vortex is nice--worth the $43 i paid
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:23:50 PM EDT
+1 on the vortex being worth the money IMO
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:01:48 AM EDT
yes
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:40:01 AM EDT
I have one Vortex, it is worth the money
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:07:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 4:08:00 PM EDT by metroplex]
I bought the .308 Vortex for another rifle, it was nearly $70 be grateful you can get the .223 Vortex for $40. From what I have read, it is the cat's meow and is a flash hider. It suppresses flash to the point it hides it almost completely. The Phantom is more "tactical" and less expensive. I have a Phantom on my long-barreled H-Bar. I may switch to a Vortex in the future just because it doesn't require timing or a stupid washer.

Oh yeah, the tuning fork thing is pretty damn cool. It makes it sound forged and gives it a mystical ninja-feel to it. VRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRR­RRrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRR prepare to die, zombies!
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:15:51 PM EDT
So $25 more is worth 2% more flash suppression?


Not for me.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:17:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 4:18:24 PM EDT by BushmasterGuy77]

Originally Posted By Turkeh:
I have a Vortex, but mainly because it cost me $15. It does resonate like a tuning fork, but I've only noticed it while it was off the rifle and tapped on a desk or other hard surface. In the 6 months I had been using it before that, I never noticed.



I love my Vortex... How did you get one for $15? Is it a real SE Vortex?



Nathan
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:23:44 PM EDT
how much low light/night shooting do you do?


I own two and bought them used, but doubt I'll ever "need" them.



However, I'm not selling them so don't ask
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:27:12 PM EDT
I have the Vortex, the pointy phantom, and an a2. Without a doubt the Vortex is the winner. Out of a BM 20 inch barrel in total darkness there is no flash that I can detect with my eyes with most ammo. Sometimes with xm193 there is a little but it is usually barely noticeable.
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