First Look: Vortex Venom 1-6×24 SFP & 3-15×44 FFP Riflescopes

by Tommy Grant

Since the Vortex Venom riflescope line was launched with the Venom 5-25×56 FFP in 2021, it’s proven to be quite popular. Why? Like most of the company’s products, the scope hit a sweet spot between performance and price, with most users agreeing that the former outweighs the latter. That said, a 5-25×56 optic is only useful for certain applications, so now the Venom line is expanding with two new optics that will be more suitable for carbines and mid-range shooting—the 1-6×24 SFP and the 3-15×44 FFP.


Despite being described as an entry-level carbine LPVO, the Venom 1-6×24 SFP has a lot going for it. Featuring an illuminated reticle and true 1-6x magnification, the scope can do quick work at short ranges while remaining capable of accurately reaching out. The SFP AR-BDC3 reticle helps with this as well, as its markings can keep you on target out to 650 yards. Other specs worth mentioning include its 30mm tube, its 24mm objective lens, its overall length of 10.3 inches and its weight of 19.5 ounces. The scope comes with a throw-lever, making magnification adjustments even faster and easier, and the package ships with a sunshade, lens covers, a lens cloth, a CR2032 battery and the appropriate hex wrench. MSRP is $449.99.

Next is the Vortex Venom 3-15×44 FFP. Built on a 34mm tube and featuring a 44mm objective lens, this model was clearly designed to fill the gap between the new LPVO and the older 5-25×56 Venom. It uses the EBR-7C for a reticle and it’s available in either MOA or MRAD, and as an FFP scope, the subtensions will accurately scale to all magnification levels. For rapid adjustments, the scope also features Vortex’s RevStop zero system, exposed elevation turrets (windage turrets are capped) and an included throw lever. Each scope will also ship with a sunshade, lens covers, a lens cloth and a hex wrench. Other notable specs include its length of 13.3 inches and its weight of 28.8 ounces. MSRP is $649.99.

I had the opportunity to try out both of these optics while visiting the Vortex headquarters in Wisconsin last December, and they left me equally impressed. Whether you’re in the market for a new LPVO or something that can reach out a bit further, either would be worth checking out.

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