I am always skeptical of new things. I have used Vortex optics for a long time and they have worked really well for me. I found these scopes at a local retail store and found out they were based here in Tucson. I decided to take a closer look due to the proximity. The staff that helped me and my family were very attentive to my needs as I was not looking to break the bank but I still wanted to see longer distances. The price was great and the lifetime warranty, even better. To my surprise, the eye relief and clearness of the glass were incredible. I love to hunt but I am not an avid hunter. I’m just an average joe that believes in good deals. I couldn’t be happier with my Riton and Im going in as soon as possible to get another one for the new rifle I just picked up.
On a side note, I literally put down my binoculars to look through the scope on many different occasions because the eye relief was that good. Couldn’t be happier.
I own this scope and this is my first Riton Optic. When I first unboxed it, the overall feel of the scope was great. It was very rugged, had a nice finish, the W/E knobs were very tactile, and glass was clear as crystal. I took off the throw lever because I just don’t care for them, but it was solid too if you are that sort of person who likes them. You just have to reintroduce the included screw back in the socket to fill the void. I torqued it to spec and I took it to the range. From 1-16 power I can’t say I’ve ever seen clearer. I have used a Vortex Razor and I find this Riton to be very comparable. The glass to me is the same quality. Obviously the Razor has a 34mm tube and this has a 30 mm tube, but there is plenty of light gathering from this tube. The reticle is what I enjoyed the most. It is very clear and to me easy to see from 6 all the way to 24 even when it gets small in FFP. I dialed it up to 24x once but there was a ton of mirage coming off my barrel (very hot windy day and I had fired over a hundred rounds) that I dialed back to 16 where I generally prefer. The 24 is clear no doubt though because before I put it on the rifle I dialed in and out and used parallax and fine tuning adjustments and saw what I thought was easily a mile pretty clearly. I wish I could put a pic of my shot group up but my overall 5 shot group was 0.55″ in 6.5 Creedmoor Hornady BTHP at 100 yds. My over all three shot group was 0.263 inches” same caliber.
Decided to upgrade from my Vortex PST Gen I – thought this would be the same quality…I was floored to see it was better. I’d compare this against the PST Gen II that is 2x the cost. I expected to get a lot of chromatic abberation at the top of the magnification power, it was still very clear around the entire reticle all the way to the edges. Yes, Vortex has a lifetime warranty like Riton. But unfortunately I’ve used their warranty several times. Yes the customer service was nice but I shouldn’t know the Vortex service team by name. So glad I ran into a writer from Ballistic Magazine that told me to get this brand. Nice reticle with floating dot, illumination. Zero stop. Riton crushed it! Can’t wait to try the X5 or X7.
I bought two of the X3 Conquers 6-24×50 MRAD reticles. One is on a custom 22-250 that shoots 80 grain bullets and the other on a Remington Ultimate Muzzle loader chamber in 50 Caliber. So far both scopes track without issues. I have went out up to 500 yards with the muzzy and 800+ with the 22-250. The integrated throw lever is very nice. The zero stop is a must and functions well. The scope seems well built. I have only had it in moderate temperatures where the scope should function well. I plan to test out the muzzy and scope on a desert Muledeer hunt in early September. Haven’t had a ton of time with it yet in early light conditions but with what I have seen so far I am pleased. I like it well enough instead of another GEN 1 or 2 Vortex Viper and/or Burris XTR II I’m going to give the X5 a try on my 6.5 PRC.
I am not a pro staffer or affiliated with riton optics. I spent 8 years in the Marine corps infantry. I got the x3 conquer 6-24. Didnt have the highest hopes since I usually shoot through glass costing well over this price point. But I got it for prs 22lr. I was actually surprised with the quality. The scope tracks as it’s supposed to the mil reticle is accurate through all ranges of magnification. And when you return to zero it is back at zero. I havent dropped it yet but I did get caught in the rain so it is water proof. At the highest magnification there is very slight distortion but, I have had worse out of pricier scopes still very doable. The illumination isnt overly bright and the larger tube still gathers plenty of light bearing sundown. Overall I would buy this again and I plan to buy more of the higher grade models.