Lucid hd7 or vortex strikefire?

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by psychosam, May 23, 2013.

  1. psychosam

    psychosam New Member

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    About to buy a new rds but not sure what I should get. I'm working with a limited budget. If I get the strikefire I can order a new stock at the same time but I would prefer the hd7 but if I get it ill have to wait and save a Lil money to get the stock and finish my rifle. What should I do?
     
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  3. psychosam

    psychosam New Member

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    I don't know anything about the redfield. How does it stack up to the hd7?
     
  4. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    For a cheap affordable red dot with a good reputation, the Vortex strikefire is the best bang for the buck, or so the consensus says. They are can be found for 150 dollars all the time, and down to 129.00 a month ago:
    http://www.slickguns.com/product/vo...dot-scope-optics-specials-sights-optics-12999

    Rumors tell of a new model coming out, so the strikefires will be going down in price.

    As with Sam, I know nothing about the HD7
     
  5. purehavoc

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    I own both , I like them both and they both have advantages over each other . The vortex I have is a green / red dot , I see green better than red ,
    Thhey both have a lifetime warranty , The vortex come standard with a 2x multiplier which I dont use . Vortex is a 3 moa dot , Lucid 2 moa dot . They both have auto off . The HD7 is multi reticle , HD 7 has auto dimmer with zero lag which is a sweet feature I wish the vortex had , however the brightness can also be manually adjusted I like the fact the lucid uses a AAA battery , cheap and readily available every where . I like that all caps are tethered on the lucid , . Both cowitness just fine . Both are nv capable . My fav is the lucid of the 2 it just edges out the vortex , and well worth the $30 difference
     
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  6. psychosam

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    I think you just helped me make my decision. I was definitely leaning toward the hd7 now it's for sure
     
  7. beastmode986

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    From what I read its a very high value optic but I have not used one myself.
     
  8. beastmode986

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    I love the hd7 because of the fact it uses aaa batteries!
     
  9. psychosam

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    I ordered the hd7 this morning. I can't wait to finiSh this gun and try it out
     
  10. IXLR8

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    I own and like the HD7 a lot. I did buy the optional 2x screw on adapter. The fact that it is a screw on adapter and becomes a rigid part of the scope is a big plus to me. I have tried the swing away adapters and found them to be a nuisance. The HD7 does get 2000 hours from a AAA battery, and finding a replacement is never a problem.
    If you have uncorrected astigmatism, any magnifier on a red dot scope will make the dot appear blurry. Having the option to attach the magnifier when required is an option I really like. I have not found any time that I did not know in advance that I would be using it, and install/uninstall it as necessary.
    A very high quality and substantial feeling product. A+
     
  11. psychosam

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    Awesome. Thanks. With every new post to the thread I'm happier with my decision. I can't wait to try it out
     
  12. purehavoc

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    I own both , and I would pick the Lucid over the Vortex any day . Whats made the down hill progress with Lucid ?
    Lucid still claims US made parts but assembled in China, As far as I know Vortex comes straight out of China . Both are quality pieces in my book for no more than they cost . Both carry a lifetime warranty .
     
  13. LUCIDHD7

    LUCIDHD7 New Member

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    I was directed to this conversation by a friend.

    I thought that it may be helpful if I offered access to me directly to answer any and all questions you all may have.

    I do not frequent this message board often, so if you want to reach out and get quality information about LUICD or our products, please let me know through e-mail or by calling me directly.

    Thank you & Best Regards,

    Jason Wilson | Primary & Founder of LUCID
    www.mylucidgear.com | jason@mylucidgear.com | 307.840.2160
    235 Fairway Drive, Riverton, WY 82501
     
  14. LUCIDHD7

    LUCIDHD7 New Member

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    Question

    What are you basing your "Down Hill" statement on?
     
  15. purehavoc

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    Jason, you guys have great products . Cant wait to get ahold of the fixed power HD7 when its ready
     
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  16. LUCIDHD7

    LUCIDHD7 New Member

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    I understand it is your opinion...but by posting it here...I would like to know what you are basing it on...

    The facts are simply the opposite...we are growing and doing quite well.

    Feel free to e-mail me or call me if you wish to discuss.

    Thank you & Best Regards,

    Jason Wilson | Primary & Founder of LUCID
    www.mylucidgear.com | jason@mylucidgear.com | 307.840.2160
    235 Fairway Drive, Riverton, WY 82501
     
  17. psychosam

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    I'm very pleased with my decision to go with the lucid. I dont have much experience with other sights except the aimpoint m2. At nearly half the price I find the hd7 to be of equal quality and much more versatile. I love the auto dim and that it takes AAA batteries. For the price I can't imagine there being a better optic on the market.
     
  18. mdauben

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    Another happy Lucid customer. I've got an HD7 on my S&W M&P Sport and I couldn't be happier with it. :)
     
  19. Crazycastor

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    I'm also looking for a rds. My problem is on some of them you can't see the red or green dot during the afternoons. Which ones have the best dot for during bright day light hours?
     
  20. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    I own both and I'll take a Lucid over Vortex any day. I would also take it over many other optics that are 2x the price, and even an Aimpoint I had. I think it's a great optic, hold zero, great design, the standard AAA battery is awesome, the light sensitivity is fast. I am going to try the Lucid M7 next, if its anything like my HD, I'll be stoked..........
    And if your going to come with a comment on a product, back it up! Not trying to be rude but, you can't just slander And not have supporting evidence.
     
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