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Can I get some other opinions on Vortex Optics? I know I own 3 and love all of them sofar. Ive never gotten to use their red dots though.
 

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I've been researching the Vortex StrikeFire Red/Green dot for my AK. I have yet to hear anything bad. Most people say they can hang with an Aimpoint and a fraction of the cost.
 

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I have the Vortex Sparc red dot and the Vortex Crossfire II scope, and they are both excellent. Not only are they quality optics, but Vortex has a lifetime "no questions asked" warranty regardless if you buy new or used. I wouldn't hesitate buying another one.
 

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I have their Talon 10x42 binos and absolutely love them. They are the first pair of quality binos I have owned and I love them. Now I'm looking at their red dots for my AR.
 

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Yea I have just a cheap aimshot on my gun that is great for up close but I need something with a smaller brighter dot. My friend picked up a Vortex red dot from a sporting goods store up here for $100 so it think I just might get one.
 

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I am a fan of their binoculars.

I use the Vortex Viper 8 X 42 HD, and think they are great. During the daylight hours, it is hard to tell any difference between them and my Swarovski's, which cost 4X as much, and weigh about twice as much. So, for the same view, and about half the weight, give me my Vipers HD's.

Now, at night, doing a star test, the Swarovski's will resolve stars into a sharp point of light, while the Viper HD's will not. They resolve stars into a fuzzy point of light.

So, clearly the Swarovski's have better optics (which you would expect), but for every day use, the Viper HD's are my choice.

I have never tried the real high-end Vortex Razor HD's. The may hold their own in a star test, but I have never had the chance to try them out.
 

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I have 4 of the strikefires, 2 bright red, 2 red/ green. I also own a couple aimpoint comp 3's and more than several eotechs from the xps to the 512. I really haven't found any issue with the vortex, they are a great optic, cheaper in $ than the milspec stuff, but not in quality. I have used them on ar's and other guns from 22lr all, the way up to 308 winchester, never an issue or loss of zero. I really like the lifetime warranty as well. Great stuff. ;) its by far better than other lower priced crap on the market.
 

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I have the strikefire on my Ar and like it a lot. I have had it for close to 2 years now. Seems to be very good quality for a fraction of the cost.

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I really like their scopes, and their warranty.
 

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i have the crossfire II 6-18x44on my browning a-bolt 300win mag. great scope for it
 

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I have a Vortex Viper on my sniper rifle (top) and have no complaints so far. I've had it almost a year and it has always tracked accurately.
It is a lot of scope for the money.

 

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I've had 2 Strikefires. They work okay but for low light in the woods they aren't worth a damn. No comparison to the clarity of an Aimpoint. You can see how much light they rob just looking through them in the store. If you are just using them on the range they will work well for the money.
 

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bustedknee what caliber is your rifle? the bottom one looks like a mini 14 but what about the one with the viper?
 

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I have a pair of the 10x42 vipers and love them, bought our son a pair of Vortex crossfire binos for christmas this last year, just so I could get mine back when we're deer hunting. :rolleyes:
 

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The bottom rifle is a Springfield Armory M1A Scout in .308.
Correct, and top is an FNAR in 308, figured I fill in the missing info. ;)
 

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Good point Hipower. I should've caught that one with the size of the magazine :)
 

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