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Vortex sparc vs strikefire

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by gfercaks33, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. gfercaks33

    gfercaks33 Sharpshooter

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    Looking at an optic in the near future In the $150 range and I'm torn between these two what's your thoughts or any other suggestions.
     
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    I have never owned a Sparc, but I have had a chance to use one and liked it. I have been using a StrikeFire for several years. IMO, it is hard to beat for the price.
     
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    Here's another vote for a Strikefire. I've been running one on an AR for five years. It's the little optic that could. Keep an eye on the web store sales and you can land one in the $125-150 range.

    I also have a Sparc on my Scout Squad. The tube is smaller but it cowitnesses nicely. I have not had the opportunity to really put it through its paces. I have no doubt, though, that the Vortex quality will come through on it, as well.
     
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    I tend to lean more to the sparc...smaller, some options.
    But as always , it depends what your gonna do with it.
    What are you gonna put it on, needs, use of that weapon.
     
  5. gfercaks33

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    The ar is mainly for plinking, it is some what of a 3 gun build but I may or may it compete in a few of those. Basically what I'm running will be a 16"barrel with a seekins sp3r handguard, magpul mbus sights, and an ace skeleton stock.

    Surveyor palmetto is running them for $99 right now.


    This is great help but im getting they both are good haha.
     
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    Ha...well if you can get them for $99, not much over your $150 budget.....then I would say ...both.
    Surely you have another weapon you can put the Other on...LOL... ;)
     
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    I have been using a Vortex Sparc on my AR pistol build for quite some time and I love it. It is the perfect size for the pistol and has worked flawless. I have not tried the Strikefire yet but have heard great things about it.
     
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    I'm in the same boat as OP. I've already decided on the strikefire but not sure to get the strikefire 1 or 2. Thoughts on that?

    Sorry to hijack your thread

    Sent from the land of teepee's and buffaloes
     
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    I see that deal at Palmetto now. I'd jump all over that.

    Can't help on the Strikefire 2.

    I will say that the red/green combo is pretty nice. I read a while back that the eye likes green better in daylight. I've found that to be true and run green during the day and red at night. There is the rare occasion in spring and early summer when the dot will get lost briefly against very bright green foliage.
     
  10. gfercaks33

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    No need to worry about hi jacking I have been wondering the same myself.
     

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