New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Vortex SPARC
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Vortex SPARC

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2010 at 10:19
bigo_m View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: June/28/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 27
Has anyone tried the new Vortex SPARC Red Dot Sight?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2010 at 10:23
Rancid Coolaid View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar

Joined: January/19/2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 7702
I don't think it is yet released, but there is mention of it on a SHOT 2010 review somewhere around here.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2010 at 10:31
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28758
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2010 at 11:20
bigo_m View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: June/28/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 27
Thanks for the link.  I have another question.  I have an STAG AR-15 with a flat top and a flip up iron sights.  I found a great deal in my opinion on a Burris Combo Fullfiled II 3x9 and a pair of 10x32 Landmark Binoculars for $190.  I was going to mount the scope with a pair of Burris Zee high Mount rings.  I laid the scope in the bottom half of the rings to check it out but at 9x looking through the scope is pretty awkward.  I have around $220 tied up with this combo and would like to stay in that range.  My question is, is there anything out there to mount this scope that I can see through but doesn't cost a fortune or my other option is to go with a Red Dot like the Vortex SPARC or the Strikfire which is in my price range and I believe Koshkin has used.  I will mainly use the AR-15 for Target shooting, Hog and Coyote Hunting out to about 200 yds.  I would appreciate any help from you guys


Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2010 at 11:27
Rancid Coolaid View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar

Joined: January/19/2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 7702
For 200 yard shots, you don't want a red dot - or not a 5MOA dot.

I had one of the first Strikefires, it failed the first time in the field.  I sent it back and was promptly shipped a new, "second gen" Strikefire, it never failed.

I sold it, lack of confidence.

It's not a bad optic, but it isn't ideal for target or hunting, it is best for CQB or the like.


Hogs are tough and require well placed rounds.

How is looking through the scope "awkward"?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2010 at 11:56
bigo_m View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: June/28/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 27
My head is almost sidewards when looking through it at 9x, maybe because of the eye relief of the scope.  I would think raising the scope would help but I'm not sure.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2010 at 12:16
supertool73 View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar
Superstool

Joined: January/03/2008
Location: Utah
Status: Offline
Points: 9531
Buy this instead.  It will give you the proper eye relief and height for putting a scope on an AR.  http://swfa.com/Burris-AR-PEPR-1-Scope-Mount-P12624.aspx

The ones you have are probably a little low and are not allow you to put the scope forward enough.  The eyepiece should be about even with the edge of the receiver where the charging handle is.


Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2010 at 12:28
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28758
+1 on the PEPR
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2010 at 12:35
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Buy this instead.  It will give you the proper eye relief and height for putting a scope on an AR.  http://swfa.com/Burris-AR-PEPR-1-Scope-Mount-P12624.aspx

The ones you have are probably a little low and are not allow you to put the scope forward enough.  The eyepiece should be about even with the edge of the receiver where the charging handle is.



dude your treadmill is collecting dust wtf??Shocked
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2010 at 12:38
supertool73 View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar
Superstool

Joined: January/03/2008
Location: Utah
Status: Offline
Points: 9531
It just came out of my wifes storage shed when we got married.  It gets used every morning now.  Wink
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2010 at 12:49
bigo_m View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: June/28/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 27
Based on your pictures I had the eyepiece in the right spot but your scopes do look quite a bit taller with the Burris AR sight mount than what I had.  Ill try it thanks for your help.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2010 at 16:40
Rancid Coolaid View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar

Joined: January/19/2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 7702
With you current setup, close your eyes, gt a good cheek weld, then open your eyes and tell me what you see.

Be sure you solve the right problem, or you'll be solving it again soon.


You did say you were mounting rings straight on the rail, it could be too low - or maybe something else.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/29/2010 at 13:58
bigo_m View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: June/28/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 27
Purchased Burris Xtreme Tactical Extra High 1" Rings.  That did the trick.  Thanks for your help.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/29/2010 at 14:53
Kickboxer View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Moderator

Joined: February/13/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 18344
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

+1 on the PEPR
I like the way that looks... very nice.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/29/2010 at 14:59
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28758
Thanks
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/20/2010 at 11:16
mncarbine View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: April/19/2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Status: Offline
Points: 55
Hiya...seems the topic was about the Vortex SPARC but became a mount string.  I am still debating between a red dot and classic glass scopes.  I am seeking more feedback on whether the Vortex is a viable option for primarily target work or are the red dots mainly for shooting larger (people) targets?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/20/2010 at 11:23
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28758
Read the thread i linked to on page one.  
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Vortex SPARC"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Vortex Sparc swat352 Rifle Scopes 0
Vortex SPARC Bigdave Rifle Scopes 1
Couple ?'s about the Vortex SPARC cdj588 Tactical Scopes 1
Vortex SPARC goosedowner Handgun Scopes 5
Vortex Strikefire & SPARC SVT_Tactical Member's Tests and Reviews 23
Vortex Broawing vs Vortex Diamandback nybirder Binoculars 6
Vortex Razor HD II 3-18x50 - ISSUES?!?!? Boomer77 Rifle Scopes 10
Vortex Viper HSLR 4-16x44? MTGunner Rifle Scopes 2
Vortex Razor HD over Viper HD SmoothOperator1121 Binoculars 1
Vortex Diamondback HP 4-16x42 Thefieldster1 Rifle Scopes 5


This page was generated in 0.172 seconds.