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Old 05-27-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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I have been looking at optics for my AR recently, feel like I can do a little better than just iron sights. I was looking at the strikefire vortex and read mixed reviews on it. I've never seen or held one before, so I don't really know what to expect. I'd like to have something where I can reliably group shots at 100 yards. I'd also like to stay between 1 and 2 hundred bucks on it.

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Vortex is a good option in that price range.

I have a Sparc, I paid $199 for it from Cabela's last year. The Sparc has a screw in 2x magnifier. The Sparc was also easy to co-witness with my MBUS.

I chose the Sparc because it is smaller than the Strikefire.

I also have a $40 Tru Glo red dot on an upper, it works pretty darn good inside 100 yards.

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Haven't heard about the Sparc...I would like to be able to co-witness (maybe to justify the purchase of my MBUS ) Does the magnifier make a noticeable difference for you?

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Either leupold or night force , leupold has lifetime warranty . I would do a leupold on top and iron sights or a trijicon delta point ona 45 moa( which is on the side for quick up close transitions) i you have money get a leupold delta point

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Sorry just saw your price range , honestly you can get away with trijicon scope for maybe 500 but come on . Firearms are the last thing to go cheap on. Save up if you have to , the difference is great

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Haven't heard about the Sparc...I would like to be able to co-witness (maybe to justify the purchase of my MBUS ) Does the magnifier make a noticeable difference for you?
Yes, the magnifier helps some.
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Sorry just saw your price range , honestly you can get away with trijicon scope for maybe 500 but come on . Firearms are the last thing to go cheap on. Save up if you have to , the difference is great
Honestly 500 is just too much money for me to justify spending on an optic for shooting paper and steel. It would be a different story if I competed with it or trusted my life to it.
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Honestly 500 is just too much money for me to justify spending on an optic for shooting paper and steel. It would be a different story if I competed with it or trusted my life to it.
I'm the same way. I bought a sightmark reflex sight. It was like $100. Its worked well for me. I got the quick detach version. Suits my needs for killing cardboard and paper
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I'm the same way. I bought a sightmark reflex sight. It was like $100. Its worked well for me. I got the quick detach version. Suits my needs for killing cardboard and paper
I'm looking at 2 in natchez's magazine right now...one looks like an eotech clone, made by sightmark and the other doesn't have a name brand...
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Yeah if i were you i would go on opticsplanet.com and sort through lowest price and google some reviews or watch some on youtube when you find one you like

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