Get to know Vixen riflescopes

by Jodi Markham


At ScopeUout we’ve been a proud supplier of Vixen Riflescopes since their introduction to the New Zealand market in 2016. Since their launch, Vixen scopes have continued to impress hunters and shooters alike thanks to their exceptional Japanese design and manufacturing and fantastic price tag.

But there’s one question that we get asked a lot; ‘Who are Vixen Optics and why can’t I find any information about the riflescopes on the Vixen website?’

The answer is pretty simple really. This exceptional Japanese optical manufacturer has been wowing astronomers and bird and animal watchers with their quality telescopes, spotting scopes and binoculars since 1949. Vixen’s primary customer base was originally in Japan and they continue to have a very strong Japanese following for their star gazing and animal watching equipment. As recreational hunting and shooting isn’t common place in Japan and indeed the majority of customers there are animal lovers, when the brand launched their riflescope range, they were very conscious that they did not want to upset their customer base in the region by showcasing the riflescopes on their site and decided to leave it to retailers such as ourselves in other parts of the world to provide information about them.

We understand that this can be quite confusing for Kiwi customers who see Vixen riflescopes for sale in New Zealand and want to check their legitimacy by finding out more about them on the brands website, and we do hope that this explanation give peace of mind to those considering purchasing one of the scopes from the Vixen line.

Now that we’ve had a brief look at the history of Vixen riflescopes, let’s take a look at the different lines and models available.

There’s three classes of Vixen scopes to choose from, but the main thing that makes Vixen scopes stand out is that all of their products, regardless of their price tag, are 100% made in Japan. This is very unusual for an optical brand and something that really makes Vixen Optics shine. As you move up through the ranges, you’ll see an increase in glass quality and tube size, and a range of different magnification and lens size configurations. All of the scopes come with a lifetime manufacturers warranty against defects.

Vixen VI Series Riflescopes:

  • 1 inch tube
  • Fully multicoated optics
  • Waterproof
  • Available in 2-8x32, 3-12x40 and 4-16x40 configurations
  • Mil dot, BDC or Duplex reticles
  • Capped hunting turrets
  • Made in Japan

Vixen VII Series Riflescopes:

  • 30mm tube
  • Fully multicoated optics
  • Waterproof
  • Available in 1.5-6x42, 2.5-10x56, 5-20x50, 6-24x58 configurations
  • Illuminated Duplex, Mil-Dot or German 4 reticles
  • Capped hunting or target turrets
  • Made in Japan

Vixen VIII Series Riflescopes:

  • 30mm tube
  • Fully multicoated optics
  • Waterproof
  • Available in 1-6x24, 2.5-15x50 configurations
  • Illuminated German 4, Duplex, ITR-6 or IR-0+ Tactical reticles
  • Capped hunting turrets
  • Made in Japan

Vixen Artes VIII Series Riflescopes:

  • Flagship line
  • 34mm tube
  • Fully multicoated optics
  • Waterproof
  • Available in 5-30x56 configuration
  • Illuminated ELD20 Reticle
  • Exposed turrets
  • Made in Japan

We’ve been honoured to work alongside the New Zealand importer of Vixen, Steve’s Wholesale at both the Sika Show and the NZ Shot Expo and have received nothing but positive feedback from users at the events. We also receive fantastic feedback for Vixen riflescopes across the board from our customers. Back in 2016, Rod and Rifle magazine reviewed the Vixen VIII series 1-6x24 scope and they too were impressed with the scope. You can read their review here.

Now you’ve learnt a bit about the history of Vixen scopes and had a chance to compare what’s offered by each line, it’s time to take a closer look at each model, and bag yourself a new Vixen scope to atop your rifle.

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