Many a rifle whisper will spew forth the advice that one should “spend as much on the glass as the rifle” — but what if that’s not in the cards? I’m more of a “spend what you can realistically afford” kind of guy, which means certain brands aren’t really on the radar a lot of the time.
One brand that is often in my price point wheelhouse is Vortex Optics — they’re known for quality and reliability and offer serious bang for the buck across a wide range of price points. They really deliver for any kind of shooter.
The Vortex Sonora 4-12×44 is one of their value-focused offerings, aimed at providing hunters and shooters with affordable glass that can perform — but does it? In this review, we’ll delve deep into the details of the Vortex Sonora, exploring its features, performance, and suitability for various shooting applications.