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I was researching optics for my AR and came across the Vortex Strikefire.  It seems to have phenomenal reviews, for what it is.  At 1/3 the price of an Aimpoint, it seems you get most of the optic.  Not being a professional soldier or anything, I'm pretty tempted to save the money and go with it.  Anyone have any experience with this sight?
 

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I have the Vortex Sparc, which is very similiar.
I mounted it on a carry handle carbine, so the optic size was very important.
While the objective is a bit smaller than some others, its a nice performer.
I ran it in the MDTS combative carbine class yesterday and found target acquisition easy and accurate.
They aren't long range scopes though, so keep that in mind for your intended use.
But for short to meduim ranges, (to 200 yds), I think it's a really good option, especially given its good price.
 

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I currently run one on my Keltec SU-16. For the money I think it is an excellent product. The optic Makes target aquisition extremley fast, and, allows for very quick double and triple taps. Can you spend more on an Eotech or Aimpoint and get something more rugged?..Absolutley, but, if most of your shooting is at the rifle range and not a combat environment I would reccomend it.
 

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I've read here and there that there are quite a few LE agencies around the country not using this product.  And they have no questions asked lifetime warranty on it.  I was able to confirm the warranty on their site, but havnt been able to find much about proffessional LE use.
 

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I've read here and there that there are quite a few LE agencies around the country not using this product. And they have no questions asked lifetime warranty on it. I was able to confirm the warranty on their site, but havnt been able to find much about proffessional LE use.
Not trying to be a Jo but I think that's why he is considering it over the aim point. Similar performance but less durable for a fraction of the price. I have also been thinking about getting one but then I will just end up with 3 $100ish sight when I could have purchased 1 eotech or aim point that I would probably have for the rest of my life. So I'm at a stand still would like to try a few of these lower end ones out. I hear bushels makes a good red dot as well as primary arms.
 

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Not trying to be a Jo but I think that's why he is considering it over the aim point. Similar performance but less durable for a fraction of the price. I have also been thinking about getting one but then I will just end up with 3 $100ish sight when I could have purchased 1 eotech or aim point that I would probably have for the rest of my life. So I'm at a stand still would like to try a few of these lower end ones out. I hear bushels makes a good red dot as well as primary arms.
Go with an aimpoint.

I have destroyed more cheap ($100 ish) red dots than I care to admit that I bought.

Its one of those things that you get what you pay for.

If you dont want to spend $650 on a CompM4, look at the "pro" or go used.
Most people wont use thir rifle hard enough to make you loose ANYTHING by going used.

Makesure its not a fake and you should be gtg.
http://www.ehow.com/how_8543805_spot-fake-aimpoint.html
 

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I folded and finally purchased the vortex strikefire. I couldn't pass it up for how cheap it was. Not that I don't plan on eventually getting an aimpoint and or eotech. But I saw this review ( link below) along with a few others and for the $ I feel it can't be beat. It has a lifetime warranty and even comes with 2 mounts and 2x magnifier. I now own 2 nice red dots that have lifetime warrantys and I paid under $150 for each of them. Even if they end up being .22 optics I'm still happy because of how cheap they were.

http://thepracticalsurvivalist.blogspot.com/2012/03/vortex-strikefire-review-primary-arms.html
 

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Also just checked and it was $169 :(
 

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I have a Sparc on my carbine, have to say I've been pretty happy with it so far.
There is no question it'll get whupped by an eotech, but it gives damn fine service for the price point.
 

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Received mine yesterday and although I had issues with the seller sending a used optic without a mount, I must say I am impressed. It is really nice, not to big like the Nikon scope I was considering and not overly expensive like an eotech, For my intended use it should be perfect. I especially like the magnifier that is included. With its lifetime warranty, If it holds up to the recoil I will be extremely happy with it.

The dot is nice and clear, the controls are easy to use and it really feels solid. I definitely recommend checking it out if you are in the market for a red dot especially something with a bit more versatility then a standard china dot. Although I was looking for something more high end like an eotech w/ magnifier I feel this will be suitable. Especially since the farthest distance range I know of on the island is 200 yards.
 
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