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LibertyOptics
06-16-2008, 10:40 AM
Calgunners,

I'm now being told August 20 is the latest ETA arrival date.

Just FYI.


Scott

gottarollwithit
08-14-2008, 11:03 AM
Is this date still valid?????

PonchoTA
08-14-2008, 6:48 PM
Hey Scott, is this any good? Just wondering, since most of the other quality sights that I've heard of were so much more! Is this truly a 'heckuva' deal?

:D

LibertyOptics
08-15-2008, 9:27 AM
This sights ETA has been a total headache!

should be here this month.


Have no idea how good it is because I haven't seen a production model. sure is priced right for a 2 MOA dot with NV settings!

Scott

CHS
08-15-2008, 4:26 PM
This sights ETA has been a total headache!

should be here this month.


I hope so! I just ordered one from you :)

smd
08-17-2008, 6:25 AM
Hi, it shows two options for mounting. Are the high rings for co-witnessing or clearance?
Thank you.

LibertyOptics
08-18-2008, 6:26 AM
I hope so! I just ordered one from you :)

Thank you, order received, if you are OK with waiting (NO dealer has them) you are good to go.


Scott

LibertyOptics
08-18-2008, 6:27 AM
Hi, it shows two options for mounting. Are the high rings for co-witnessing or clearance?
Thank you.

I think the answer is "both".

Scott

gottarollwithit
08-20-2008, 8:23 PM
Hmmm, so what's today????:43::43::43:

LibertyOptics
08-20-2008, 8:43 PM
Another day that I look like a fool :(

gottarollwithit
08-20-2008, 8:58 PM
Naw, you don't look stupid, it's Vortex that does by publishing a release date that they can't stick too. I figured i'd ruffle your feathers by posting that up though! :D:D:D

You're still awesome in my book. I'm still asking myself what optics dealer picks up the phone, answers questions, and gives good honest advice at 10:00PM. So far you're the only vendor that picks up the phone that late in the evening - when i go shopping....

mstar
08-22-2008, 10:15 AM
Hey Scott,

Are the Vortex Strikefires in yet? Crossing my fingers!

LibertyOptics
08-22-2008, 8:05 PM
Not yet, but we tripled our order and 1/3 of all calls to Vortex are for the Strikefire!!

LibertyOptics
08-22-2008, 8:06 PM
Naw, you don't look stupid, it's Vortex that does by publishing a release date that they can't stick too. I figured i'd ruffle your feathers by posting that up though! :D:D:D

You're still awesome in my book. I'm still asking myself what optics dealer picks up the phone, answers questions, and gives good honest advice at 10:00PM. So far you're the only vendor that picks up the phone that late in the evening - when i go shopping....


Thanks for the kind comments. We do the best we can.

Scott

CHS
08-23-2008, 4:02 PM
Thank you, order received, if you are OK with waiting (NO dealer has them) you are good to go.

Scott


It's not a problem Scott. I do appreciate the fact that you're active here and are willing to keep us all in the loop.

I'm a patient man :)

Mezcalfud
08-26-2008, 11:55 AM
Scott,

placed my "pre-order" for the strikefire. I gladly support those who support us, and your service has been great thus far. Now it is up to Vortex!

PonchoTA
08-26-2008, 12:16 PM
Hey Scott, will this work on an AR with the standard front sight? I'm not putting folding sights on it yet (except maybe the rear sight next) but want to make sure this will work. Which rings should I use?

Also, will this work on my Saiga 7.62 rifle as well?

Thanks,
Paul

LibertyOptics
08-26-2008, 7:32 PM
Hey Scott, will this work on an AR with the standard front sight? I'm not putting folding sights on it yet (except maybe the rear sight next) but want to make sure this will work. Which rings should I use?

Also, will this work on my Saiga 7.62 rifle as well?

Thanks,
Paul

Paul,

Yes, the tall ring mount for AR-15 is designed to co-witness just above your front sight.

"Extra-high mounting ring for the Flat-Top AR
Ring height is 1.5625 inches from top of rail to center of optic (providing lower 1/3 co-witness)"

Here's some good info:

http://www.vortexoptics.com/riflescopes/view/vortex-strikefire-red-dot-riflescope-with-ar15-mount

It will work on anything you can mount it to!

Scott

LibertyOptics
08-26-2008, 7:33 PM
Scott,

placed my "pre-order" for the strikefire. I gladly support those who support us, and your service has been great thus far. Now it is up to Vortex!

Thanks Brother, I really appreciate it. Feedback like that really motivates us.


Scott

PonchoTA
08-26-2008, 8:16 PM
Thanks for the info Scott! I'm still new at this whole rifle/sight thing, so please forgive the stupid questions!

When you/Vortex say:
...
Ring height is 1.5625 inches from top of rail to center of optic (providing lower 1/3 co-witness)"
...

that means that I can use the optic for sighting and shooting my target normally with this optic, but I can still look through the bottom third of the optic with my regular iron sights, and put my rounds on target too, right? Not having to rely on the optic (red dot) alone? (In other words, am I reading this right?!)

I guess one day I'll actually have to sit with someone that knows about this stuff and show/teach me! Sometimes it sucks being a "experience learner"!

Thanks again,
Paul

LibertyOptics
08-26-2008, 11:27 PM
Honestly,

I'm not sure EXACTLY what that means but give me an email addy and I'll send you a pic of the image.


Scott

PonchoTA
08-27-2008, 5:45 AM
Don't worry about it, that's the engineer in me trying to over-analyze it! I saw the image that was on your site with the info you provided before. It looks exactly like what I thought, so if this sale is still on next weekend (payday) I'll buy one!

Thanks for your patience Scott!

:cheers2:
Paul

LibertyOptics
08-27-2008, 11:24 AM
Here's the 411. A limited number came in, and a lot of the big boys had to be fed. Despite that, we are receiving two AR-15 height units. Our other 15-20 units will be arriving in 3 weeks.

We have one CalGunner who ordered and paid very early who will be receiving his as soon as they arrive....

Scott

CHS
08-27-2008, 1:11 PM
Here's the 411. A limited number came in, and a lot of the big boys had to be fed. Despite that, we are receiving two AR-15 height units. Our other 15-20 units will be arriving in 3 weeks.

We have one CalGunner who ordered and paid very early who will be receiving his as soon as they arrive....

Scott

Yeah, who cares about that. So, what are they like? Have you played with them yet? Are they meeting your expectations? :)

If I can't have one yet, I want to at least hear the good word on them. hehehe

rtlltj
08-27-2008, 8:57 PM
Yea I'm definately interested in the reviews that should start popping up on the boards. Seems like a good choice for someone on a budget.

LibertyOptics
08-28-2008, 8:18 AM
I'm sure it wil be under the microscope at ARFCOM

PonchoTA
09-04-2008, 5:28 AM
Order sent!

Thanks Scott!

:cheers2:
Paul

LibertyOptics
09-04-2008, 10:13 AM
Order sent!

Thanks Scott!

:cheers2:
Paul


Received!

Thanks Paul!!!

CHS
09-05-2008, 4:13 PM
Got mine and posted pics + review:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=1498541

PonchoTA
09-06-2008, 3:50 PM
When do you think it'll be coming in (and here) Scott? Any idea?
(you know, not like I'm anxious or anything...)

:D

PonchoTA
09-09-2008, 5:46 PM
Scott? Hello?

Bumpity in case you didn't see this...

:D

LibertyOptics
09-09-2008, 11:00 PM
Scott? Hello?

Bumpity in case you didn't see this...

:D

I am calling Vortex tomorrow and asking, "where's my Strikefires"!!!!!!!!!!

Frijolito1988
09-10-2008, 11:24 AM
guys can i use this extension with this red dot ?

http://www.armsmounts.com/catalog.php?action=124&item_id=23

PonchoTA
09-11-2008, 10:07 AM
I am calling Vortex tomorrow and asking, "where's my Strikefires"!!!!!!!!!!

Any result? :D

LibertyOptics
09-12-2008, 8:04 AM
Any result? :D

They told me "my" order is shipping on the 15th. We shall see!

gottarollwithit
09-29-2008, 7:44 PM
So... are these things available yet?

LibertyOptics
09-30-2008, 7:20 AM
Still waiting!

a few are supposed to trickle in this week. We have 26 ordered and 18 already sold!!

Scott

stphnman20
09-30-2008, 7:25 AM
Man these thing are really high in demand.. I called a couple of places and they are in backorder as well.. the peeps in ARFCOM speak very highly of them!!!

Scott, please post up when they arrive.. I wanna get my hands on one.. and maybe to a torture test to see if they are up there with Aimpoint.

LibertyOptics
09-30-2008, 10:50 PM
Man these thing are really high in demand.. I called a couple of places and they are in backorder as well.. the peeps in ARFCOM speak very highly of them!!!

Scott, please post up when they arrive.. I wanna get my hands on one.. and maybe to a torture test to see if they are up there with Aimpoint.

You got it brother!!!

LibertyOptics
10-02-2008, 8:17 AM
Just got a call from Vortex. I am receiving 7 of the AR-15 tall mount units, and 6 of the low "hunting mount" units. Orders will be filled in the order received. We will be getting the balance of our order in two weeks. I only have about two of the low mount model on pending backorders, so if you can find a tall mounting ring in 30mm (like the Warne tactical) you can get yours much earlier if you switch to the low mount.

Otherwise, it looks like everyone will receive theirs before the month is out.

Thanks,

Scott

emc002
10-02-2008, 9:42 AM
Would you recommend this scope for a GSG-5? Tall or Low mount?

LibertyOptics
10-02-2008, 10:30 AM
Would you recommend this scope for a GSG-5? Tall or Low mount?

Sure, why not? As long as it's for plinking and not precision target work.

Depends on your desired cheek weld....HK claw mount height or low rail height.

stphnman20
10-02-2008, 10:32 AM
So you have the low mounts in and ready to go?

emc002
10-02-2008, 11:06 AM
Sure, why not? As long as it's for plinking and not precision target work.

Depends on your desired cheek weld....HK claw mount height or low rail height.

Sounds like I'll order the tall. I can't get a good cheek weld.

LibertyOptics
10-02-2008, 5:19 PM
So you have the low mounts in and ready to go?

They are enroute. Most of my backorders are for the tall ring mount. What I'm saying is the number of low mount height Strikefires I expect to have will exceed the orders I have to fill.

PonchoTA
10-08-2008, 10:22 AM
Got your message Scott! Thanks! Looking forward to getting it.

:cheers2:
Paul

LibertyOptics
10-08-2008, 12:13 PM
As of this typing, I have one low mount Strikefire left. I have 30 more AR-15 tall ring on order. I filled 12 orders today. As of this writing, I have 18 of you to take care of still. Hang in there! A couple more weeks.

Scott

stphnman20
10-08-2008, 12:21 PM
As of this typing, I have one low mount Strikefire left. I have 30 more AR-15 tall ring on order. I filled 12 orders today. As of this writing, I have 18 of you to take care of still. Hang in there! A couple more weeks.

Scott
Thx Scott!! Your the man!!:D

PonchoTA
10-10-2008, 4:39 PM
Got mine today!!!!!!!!!! Yayyyyyyyy!!!!

Already mounted, hopefully be able to sight it in this weekend!

However, maybe mine's a used return? There were a couple of light scratches on the mounting cap, and the Elevation knob had marks where a screwdriver had 'missed' the mark or twisted out of the slot while being adjusted. :(
Disconcerting.

Also, is the dot supposed to be an elongated "S"? Kinda looks more like a short worm than a "dot".

Maybe it's just me. :shrug:

:cheers2:
Paul

stphnman20
10-10-2008, 4:45 PM
Got mine today as well.. Had a few blemishes.. I also had the marks of a screw driver on the elevation knobs. But it's nothing..

Gonna try it out this weekend at the shoot.. Maybe give it a torture test.. lol..

Air
11-05-2008, 4:15 AM
Any updated ETA on the Strikefire Scott?

LibertyOptics
11-05-2008, 7:13 AM
Now I've been told before the new year (!)

akjunkie
12-31-2008, 2:09 PM
hey Scott,

so what's the latest? U get a new batch in yet? Finished filling out Back Orders?

akjunkie
01-02-2009, 9:50 AM
Anything?

LibertyOptics
01-02-2009, 10:25 AM
Out of 50 backorders, I've filled about 30. I have about 20 more people waiting.


We will take care of these folks and get to stocking these items as soon as we can.

LibertyOptics
02-12-2009, 10:27 PM
All backorders have been filled, but out of freakin' stock again. We have 25 more on order.

Thanks for all your support.

Scott

grammaton76
02-12-2009, 10:32 PM
Just a heads up... I have a review sample of the Strikefire (direct from Vortex; no I didn't bump any Liberty customers) and will post my thoughts on it in a week or two.

giv1tatry
03-01-2009, 11:11 PM
Any more in stock? Or when may you be expecting? Are they all going to fill back orders? Or will you have some extras.

LibertyOptics
03-02-2009, 5:33 PM
Any more in stock? Or when may you be expecting? Are they all going to fill back orders? Or will you have some extras.

A bunch more shipping out tomorrow to us. I have no backorders left, so it will be a stocking item.


Scott