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Old 01-05-2012, 01:32 AM   #1
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I want to buy a new red dot. the TRUGLO i have just doesnt seem very good. I want the best one i can get for around $250.

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Old 01-05-2012, 01:40 AM   #2
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I think two really good options would be the Vortex Strikefire ($150), but a different style is the Burris Fastfire II on the AR-F3 mount ($290).

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Just want to follow this and see what becomes of it. I'm interested in the same thing. Thanks.

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right now im leaning towards the vortex, but i might just pull the trigger on an eotech

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Yes, the Vortex Strikefire is a good choice, but IMO a better choice would be the Vortex Sparc. Because of it's size, there is enough room to mount a 2x or 3x magnifying behind it. The Strikefire is just a bit too long for a magnifier.

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ive got a vortex strikefire red/green and a vortex sparc. both of them hold zero through the pounding my 458 socom can dish out. excellent optics for a sub 200$ price. ~150$ will get you a red/green dot strikefire with mount and lens covers and 2x doubler. ~189$ will get you a red dot only sparc which is very small with three different mount height options and 2x doubler. the strikefire is a 4moa dot the sparc is a 2moa dot.

vortex has a no questions no bs lifetime warranty regardless of how many owners. if it breaks send it back they will fix it or replace it. vortex is a wisconsin optics company but their dot scopes are made over seas but they are vortex designs and they do support their products.

here is a size comparison the sparc is the one not attached to my M&P

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hmmmmmm that seems like a good deal. where should i order it? I found a deal on an EOtech 512 for $389! i think ill wait until i build my top of the line AR for that.

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well about to put the order in for the SPARC. does it come with the High mounts so i can co-witness?

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I'm a big fan of Aimpoint micros (purchased my 3rd tonight). I also like the small EoTechs like the XPS and the newer model. Third would be the Primary Arms micro. The PA runs around $100 or $178 w/ ADM mount (great mount).

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its actually on sale for $158 right now!

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