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whiptail 06-17-2012 11:39 PM

vortex strikefire or sparc?????
I want to put a red dot on my ar15 (stag model 3) and would like to try one of the vortex scopes I just don't know whitch one to go with.what is the major differsnce between the vortex sparc and the strikefire? Anybody have a preference between the two and why??? I'm new to the red dot family and would appreciate any help with making a decision.


Happy fathers day to you dads..I spent the day with my son at the range today.

DanZZ 06-21-2012 04:26 AM

I have had the vortex strike fire, not a bad optic for 150 bucks the lens covers are a bit tight though but they work. The sparc has a smaller tube and more limited view and the location of the controls don't help it out. So if it was between those 2 I would take the strike fire save 50 dollars and put it towards more ammo.

JonM 06-21-2012 04:50 AM

Ive got a sparc and a strikefire. For a rifle go with the strikefire. Easier to find the dot and you get a no poi shift change as needed red or green dot. Comes with 3 mounting options.

Sparc is lighter smaller dot but its harder to pick up in very bright daylight. Works good on a plinking handgun i like using it on my ruger mk3 22/45. Comes with almost as many extras as the strikefire.

Ive used both on my 458wimmag for 40 510grain loads at 2100fps and neither lost zero. Damn tough optics. Ive destroyed a nikon african monarch scope and its knocked the xhairs loose on a leupold vx7 with that rifle.

My vote on your application is the strikefire

whiptail 06-21-2012 03:55 PM

Thanx guys, I orderd the strikfire should be here any day!!!I plan on using it with a 45 degree rail mount I got from Yankee hill. Mounted next to my Nikon p223.

Thanks again

DanZZ 06-22-2012 02:16 AM

You should get a picture up when its all together

wyoprepper 06-22-2012 02:39 AM

Only con I had with the strike fire is how easy is was to turn on... other than that loved it

okdonk 06-22-2012 03:09 PM

Yesterday i just got the Sparc which i bought from PSA last week. PSA had it on special for $150 with free shipping. Just by looking and holding it, it was a good deal to me. Decent size, not too big and comes with 3 mounts, 2 batteries and a magnifier.

whiptail 06-22-2012 10:05 PM

My strikfire came yesterday so far I love it.will mount it tomorrow and upload some pics.

okdonk 06-22-2012 10:35 PM

Whiptail.. did u get it from PSA too?

whiptail 06-23-2012 12:49 AM

No I paid 169 thru amazon w/free shipping....I had fathers day gift cards.

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