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Brave Sir Robin 04-02-2014 1:16 PM

Vortex Strikefire Red/Green Dot $99.99
 
Palmetto State Armory is selling the Strikefire red/green combo with 1/3 cowitness mount for $99.99. Total with shipping was around $107.

Jyruiz 04-02-2014 1:46 PM

Making room for the Strikefire II.

Brave Sir Robin 04-02-2014 8:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Jyruiz (Post 13787473)
Making room for the Strikefire II.

I feel you, I was eying that one and almost bought it instead but I couldn't justify the price difference. It's for my father's M&P 15-22 so even the Strikefire "1" is a bit overkill, but I can't stand the BSA, Tru GLO, and UTG options out there. I have had nothing but headaches with all of the $40 red dots.

Captainshoe916 04-04-2014 4:28 PM

I just picked up a vortex strike fire 2 red dot/green dot thing is nice gonna test it out this weekend!

gargodude 04-05-2014 2:02 PM

I had one of those. Put it on my Mini-14. I really liked the idea of the red/green dot, switchable buy a push of the button. The first one I got sighted in just fine and tracked as expected, however, the POI changed about 2-1/2" when I switched to the green dot. I called Vortex, who handled the situation very nicely. They sent me a new one after I sent mine back to them. Mounted the replacement and had a heck of a time getting it to move as expected. Once I finally got it sighted in, I switched to green and had the same thing happen, only worse. POI was about 3" different then the red dot. Called Vortex again and they sent me another new one. This time, they picked up the return shipping. This one was just like the 2nd one. Same problems. Called Vortex and they offered me a trade-up to a SPARC red dot and no extra charge. (it was obvious at this point that all of the Strikefires they had on hand had the same problems). I took them up on their offer but didn't like or even mount the SPARC. I thought it was much too big and heavy for having such a small viewable area. I sent it back and they ended up refunding my purchase price on the Strikefire. At this point, it's obvious that there are problems with the Strikefires so they are phasing them out. This explains the cheap price. They did make a red dot only version of the Strikefire for the same price, but I'm not sure they still do. No complaints about Vortex. Their customer service is second to none, but I would steer clear of the red/green Strikefire if I were you. I just picked up a Primary Arms Micro red dot for my shotgun. Haven't sighted it in yet, but I am pleased with the quality thus far. If it works out, it would be the best $80 I ever spent. UPDATE: Sighted it in on the Mossberg 500 (18.5" barrel) today. No problems after 30 rounds. These are great red dots for the money.


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