If you own a rifle and are looking to buy a scope for it for the first time, it is best if you learn about what different types of scope there are, before you go to the store. You can learn about different vortex spitfire copes, as well as many others, online and so you have an idea of which ones you should ask to take a better look at once you reach the store. The Vortex Spitfire is made by the American company Vortex optics and although it was only founded in 2002, it has quickly become a name that is well known with rifle enthusiasts as its products have as high quality as some of the longer established names such as Leupold and Aimpoint and sell at very competitive prices. Although a fairly new company, Vortex optics understand what it is that rifle enthusiasts want in a quality scope and try to provide it at an affordable price. The Spitfire Vortex is a lightweight scope which makes it suitable for hunters. Hunters, when buying a scope, have to take into consideration the weight of the scope as they will have to carry that, along with their rifle, perhaps all day. Although the Trijicon ACOG with a weight of only 9 ounces is perhaps the lightest on the market today, the Spitfire at 12.2 ounces does not weigh much more and so is certainly a better option than most of the other scopes which can weigh as much as 3 pounds. The cost of the Spitfire is also reasonable as the cost of a scope can range from $200 to $2000 and it is $500 but that $500 buys you a scope whose quality is easily as good as many of the more expensive scopes. Many of the high cost scopes earn their price because they have several special features which, whilst certainly useful in certain circumstances, most rifle enthusiasts would seldom, if ever, use and so are only considered for purchase by a few and as the features come with extra weight, are rarely considered by hunters.
For accurate shooting the rifle and the scope should become as one and so the scope you buy must be compatible with the rifle you have which means, although you may not have to buy a scope which has been specifically designed for your rifle, you should at least buy one that has a compatible attachment. As far as you are concerned, for you to make your best shot, you will want an aiming system that best suits your style, perhaps cross-hairs or a red dot system. Lastly you must feel comfortable whilst taking the shot and not afraid of injuring your eye. This means that as scopes come with a variety of eye pieces, you choose one that affords you comfort whilst aiming. Although most of these things you will be able to check for online, some, like the comfort of the eye piece, you will have to try up close in the store before you buy.