Vortex strikefire mount

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by brettc, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. brettc

    brettc New Member

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    I recently purchased my vortex from PSA, but haven't had a chance to go shooting since I got it. I noticed that there seems to be a little bit of movement in the mount (front to back) when I have it tightened down all the way. Has anyone else noticed this with their original mounts from vortex? i am consideing going the larue mount to see if this solves the movement priblem.vortex
     
  2. brettc

    brettc New Member

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    Sorry, cut me off. I have highly considered the larue cantilever mount, will this solve my movement problem? Thanks a lot guys
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    My prefered mounts are adm. Ive got some larues im not at all happy with. I swap optics a LOT and the larue acog mount was tearing up my rails. It was also loosening up the more i used qd feature.

    When you mount an optic on a rail you need to push it forward in the rail slot or it can easily shoot itself loose. That may be your root issue
     
  4. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I have the mounts they sent me and haven't seen any movement in them
     
  5. brettc

    brettc New Member

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    Ok, I have made sure I pushed the mount all the way forward, I've tried it on different sections with the same result. I still have movement front to back. Any suggestions on a cantilever mount that won't tear up my rail?
     
  6. brettc

    brettc New Member

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    Sorry just saw that you said adm, I will be checking them out
     
  7. JonM

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  8. brettc

    brettc New Member

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    This is my first optic for my first ar, so maybe I'm making a big deal out of nothing granted the vortex cost me 120, I'm not expecting aimpoint quality. The upper is a flat top PSA 16" middy.
     
  9. Kdub

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    Mine mounted perfectly on my rra. I had to get the ar riser option. As mentioned some rails are out if spec. My buddy had a bushy that we couldn't mount a red dot on. Weird.
     
  10. JonM

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    psa should be a good railed upper. vortex warranty is superb if you contact them they will make it right. out of spec mounts are always a possibility. i use a strikefire on a couple different guns its the best non aimpoint rds out there.
     
  11. brettc

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    Thanks guys, I think I'll fire an email over to vortex and see what they say. I like the adm cantilever mount, would that be compatible with my strikefire?
     
  12. JonM

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    im not sure. im using the vortex mount. i use adm on everything else as im p@ssed i got sucked into the larue hype.
     
  13. Copeman60

    Copeman60 New Member

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    Is the vortex strike fire worth getting for the money
     
  14. brettc

    brettc New Member

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    Considering the discount I would say yes. I haven't had much experience with aimpoint/eotech, so for what my opinions worth I would think the strikefire would suit the needs of most if price is a buying point for you.
     
  15. lilnoug

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    I've got an Aimpoint on a Daniel defense, eotech on a rock river and vortex strikefire on a DPMS. Having various quality of red dots, my only major complaints on the vortex are the dust caps and position of power button. The caps are a pain in the ass to close properly and I'm always accidentally powering on the red dot. For a cheaper alternative to the Aimpoints and eotech,I would recommend the vortex.
     
  16. paperplatetargets

    paperplatetargets New Member

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    Weaver makes an inexpensive mount, thumb knob, 10-32 cross bolt and an additional steel tab. Picatinny standards, It's treated me well. Picture attached.
     

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  17. JonM

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    one other thing i forgot to add. most of the mounting systems that vortex ships are ADM mounts if you have one with yours then you just need to tighten the nut a turn at a time till it locks solid.
     
  18. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    I had the same issue when I first mounted mine and scratched my head for awhile over it. The solution was to turn the piece on the bottom of the mount that tightens over and it will tighten down.