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TedG
11-26-2011, 11:34
Works very well. I was keeping groups inside of 4-5" at 100 yards, and really tight at 50 yards. And, I saved enough money to buy a new lower.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i90/TedG954/DSC_0002.jpg

faawrenchbndr
11-26-2011, 12:07
What is a SPARC?

bmoore
11-26-2011, 12:18
Is that a Vortex? the button configuration looks like my Strikefire. If it is, that thing is nice! My strikefire works awesome for 150 dollar red dot.

bmoore
11-26-2011, 12:23
Just looked it up, it is a Vortex! Fantastic. They have great customer service and seem to have quality products. I bought the red/green strikefire on accident, they just started coming out with the brighter red only at the time. They swapped it for the red only version for me for only 20 bucks after I had mounted it on the gun (didnt shoot it).

TedG
11-26-2011, 12:23
What is a SPARC?

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-sparc-red-dot-scope

KiloXray
11-26-2011, 20:08
Questions about the SPARC. How does the 2x magnifier work? It is switch operated? Twist the reticle? Also, Is the magnification clear? How is the relief?

TedG
11-26-2011, 20:22
Duplicate post.

TedG
11-26-2011, 20:26
Questions about the SPARC. How does the 2x magnifier work? It is switch operated? Twist the reticle? Also, Is the magnification clear? How is the relief?

It uses a screw-on magnifier. I haven't used it, and I probably won't.

There are loads of reviews on Google that include the magnifier and video torture tests.

faawrenchbndr
11-27-2011, 05:40
Guess I'm a bit behind on that optic,,........tons of favorable reviews!

TedG
11-27-2011, 05:45
Guess I'm a bit behind on that optic,,........tons of favorable reviews!

That's why I bought it. I researched it quite a bit. The standard pricing is $199 and I haven't been able to find it any lower (including GB and eBay). I bought mine when Cabela's offered $20 off any $100 purchase.

I owned an Aimpoint H1, and while I can't really compare them, dollar for dollar, I like what I've got.

Gunnut 45/454
11-27-2011, 09:53
You do realise the Aimpoint(high dollar optic) snobs will be here soon to bash you to death!! I'm going to be getting a Vortex Strikefire on my next AR(PSA)
I've been reading up on these as well. Looks to be a good optic for those of us that can't see paying $400-500 for an Optic! If it works an helps put bullets on target thats what counts!:supergrin:

PS Does that rifle have a fun switch? Fullauto?

faawrenchbndr
11-27-2011, 10:29
That's why I bought it. I researched it quite a bit. The standard pricing is $199 and I haven't been able to find it any lower (including GB and eBay). I bought mine when Cabela's offered $20 off any $100 purchase.

I owned an Aimpoint H1, and while I can't really compare them, dollar for dollar, I like what I've got.


I have an Aimpoint Comp M2,......love it. Lots of hands on experience when
I was active duty with them. I have a PA micro that gets use on a dedicated
.22LR upper. While I am mostly happy with it, it's battery life sux!

TedG
11-27-2011, 11:43
You do realise the Aimpoint(high dollar optic) snobs will be here soon to bash you to death!! I'm going to be getting a Vortex Strikefire on my next AR(PSA)
I've been reading up on these as well. Looks to be a good optic for those of us that can't see paying $400-500 for an Optic! If it works an helps put bullets on target thats what counts!:supergrin:

PS Does that rifle have a fun switch? Fullauto?

Believe me, I knew I was taking a risk.

I'm waiting for the hordes. But, I'm used to living on the wild side.... I support PSA, and I have a BCM upper on Spikes lower! Maybe it's a death-wish.


:rofl:

M&P15T
11-27-2011, 12:52
Believe me, I knew I was taking a risk.

I'm waiting for the hordes. But, I'm used to living on the wild side.... I support PSA, and I have a BCM upper on Spikes lower! Maybe it's a death-wish.


:rofl:

Oh Good Christ......."Battle grade!" ..blah-blah-blah...... "fighting gun" ....blah-blah-blah....... "Must be milspec" ....blah-blah-blah.
:rofl::rofl:

TedG
11-27-2011, 13:09
Oh Good Christ......."Battle grade!" ..blah-blah-blah...... "fighting gun" ....blah-blah-blah....... "Must be milspec" ....blah-blah-blah.
:rofl::rofl:

Exactly. :upeyes:

M&P15T
11-27-2011, 13:27
Exactly. :upeyes:

Chest out, gut sucked in, bro-stache kickin', wearing camo and talking about training schools like Red Dawn is about to happen and we all better be ready....:rofl::rofl:

Phelen_Kell
11-27-2011, 13:47
PS Does that rifle have a fun switch? Fullauto?

no, spike tactical lowers just have the pictograms in place for full-auto.
if you look above semiauto, you will see there is no hole there for the trigger parts to go full auto.

nipperwolf
11-27-2011, 17:44
Here's some reviews;

http://ingunowners.com/forums/ingo_real_world_reviews/139352-review_vortex_sparc_red_dot_sight.html

http://www.weaponevolution.com/forum/showthread.php?3413-Vortex-Optics-SPARC-Torture-Test-Review&p=31946#post31946

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_2_277/187104_Vortex_SPARC_Review.html&page=1

Thinking about getting one. ;)

catalyst686
11-27-2011, 18:39
Does the sparc come with a mount like the strikefire does?

TedG
11-27-2011, 18:55
Does the sparc come with a mount like the strikefire does?


The mount is visable in the photo and provides 3 height options.

WoodenPlank
11-27-2011, 19:02
no, spike tactical lowers just have the pictograms in place for full-auto.
if you look above semiauto, you will see there is no hole there for the trigger parts to go full auto.

The Spikes lowers are cut to accept a RDIAS. For some people, the FA marking is merely cosmetic. If you got the money for a RDIAS, though, it becomes a little more than just show.

M1A Shooter
11-27-2011, 20:34
I'm thinking the sparc will be on my next build. Looking at a psa sbr build.