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Old September 8th, 2015, 07:18 AM   #1
 
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Any experience with the Vortex Strikefire II?

I see midwayusa has the camo Tuesday sale going and one of the items is the above mentioned red dot. No reviews on midway, but amazon seems to generally have really good reviews on it. I'm wanting a good red dot to put on my AR556, anyone on here with personal experience?

For a buck thrity and free shipping, seems like a good deal.



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I don't have the StrikeFire II, but I do own the StrikeFire I and I love it. I think the only difference between the I and the II is the canted scope rings. I maybe wrong, but I didn't see any difference in description on the Votex website between the I and the II.
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I have a II on its way. Like the I, I expect the II to be just as good or better.
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I owned one had it mounted on a Mini for a little while then on a AR its a nice red dot for the money
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A friend had one on an AR. They are O.K. I prefer the Burris FastFire III, much smaller, much lighter and batteries will last way, way longer. They are about $100 more though.
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Well, hope it works out well, I had ordered one earlier. Just looked at it again and they are out of stock already.
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Well, hope it works out well, I had ordered one earlier. Just looked at it again and they are out of stock already.
Yeah. I was seriously thinking about one at that price. Guess not. He who hesitates is lost.
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I don't have the StrikeFire II, but I do own the StrikeFire I and I love it. I think the only difference between the I and the II is the canted scope rings. I maybe wrong, but I didn't see any difference in description on the Votex website between the I and the II.
The power button has been moved to New the back, instead of the side on the 1.

I have used both, great optic, no issues. 4moa dot, and easy to make 200 yard shots with a carbine. For the price they cannot be beat. Would recommend them, I perfer the absoulte high ring instead of the lower 1/3 cowitness, straight or cantilever. But the sight is great.
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If you could buy the Strikefire 2 at its regular price, OR an original Strikefire (1) at a discounted price, is it worth coughing up the extra $$$ for the Strikefire 2 ???
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If you could buy the Strikefire 2 at its regular price, OR an original Strikefire (1) at a discounted price, is it worth coughing up the extra $$$ for the Strikefire 2 ???
Well the are basically the same optic, biggest difference is the first gen has the on/off on the side, the second gen has it on the rear. Other than that they are the same. You can accidentally turn the gen 1 on by laying the rifle on its side with the on button, but thats no big issue. The gen 2 does not have the occurence. Both are great.
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Dick's has em for 179.00. Showing "in Stock" when I checked.

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I have the Strikefire II. Very nice red dot for the money. Easy to mount and zero. Numerous recommendations and positive reviews around the net.
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I run a StrikeFire II on my AR and it is very good. I wish it auto adjusted but for the price you can't beat it! Lifetime no questions warranty. I run a Vortex Venom on my PS-90 and that is also phenomenal.
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With the StrikeFire 2 mounted on your Ruger can you still use the front and rear iron sights if you need to?
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With the StrikeFire 2 mounted on your Ruger can you still use the front and rear iron sights if you need to?
If mounted properly, yes. I mounted mine 1/3 co-witness and I can still use my iron sight. Co-witnesses should be able to, too.
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