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Vortex SPARC II Red Dot 2 MOA SPC-402
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Quick Review of the Sparc II

by turnkey, from United States, AL Written on January 23, 2015
I have been using this optic on my mp5k clone and I have put about a thousand rounds on it. I zeroed the optic at 17 yards very easily and this zero has held true through multiple drills. It has a nice round dot and plenty of brightness settings for all shooting conditions. The optic is very well made and the buttons are nice and stiff. No chance that it will get bumped on during transporting or bumped off during usage. I will warn other mp5k owners that it is a tight fit between the charging handle and the scope cap, but no unusable. I have it mounted with a B&T aim point mount and the co-witness is perfect. It a very nice optic, built like a tank, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a smaller red dot....
Pros:
  • lifetime warranty
  • Included risers
  • Included Scope Caps
  • All caps are attacted
  • Round Dot
  • Plenty of Adjustment
Cons:
  • None
Best Used for:
  • 0m - 100m
Would recommend: Yes
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Initial Impressions Great

by Bob, from United States, SC Written on January 22, 2015
Put the SPARC II on a 16 inch barrel 300 Blackout and have run about 75 rounds through it so far with no issues. 2 MOA dot helps keep groups tight and even with my aging eyes, the lowest daylight setting (first two are NV compatible) was bright enough for sighting in and testing. Ammo used for testing was Fiocchi 150gr FMJ and HPR 150gr Soft Point....
Pros:
  • easy to zero and to operate
Cons:
  • Butler Creek style lense covers not optimal -- especially when paired with a tactical magnifier
Would recommend: Yes
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Vortex Sparc Doesnt Dissapoint

by happycamper, from United States, WA Written on January 13, 2015
I had the Original Generation of the Vortex Strikefire and was very happy with it, the price and the quality were class leading and an incredible value. But like the Gen 1 sparc there were some irritating things about it. Mainly the side power switch. My other complaint with the first gen was the scope caps, were really hard to close, but they did stay closed. Also another brightness setting for daylight would be nice but more on that later

With the Gen 2 of these red dots from Vortex they fixed that and made the quality even better, the flip caps that were problematic on the originals are now rock solid, they close and open with a good positive snap and really are a good indicator of the great things Vortex has been doing.

The Sparc 2 with the Full cowitness mount weighs 7.8 oz, I normally prefer lower 1/3rd cowitness but the red dot projector on the Sparc 2 sits right at the bottom of the tube and its not recessed at all so when you do use the lower 1/3rd co witness spacer the diode gets in the way of the iron sights, you can still use them but I just didnt like the obstructed sight picture.

Like the Older versions I found myself wishing that there was another daylight setting that was slightly dimmer than the lowest one that currently comes with it. the dot isnt too bright for low light use, its still very useable but I would like to see another slightly less powerful day setting added to the lineup.

Obviously when the battery get used the brig...
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Pros:
  • value
  • Durability
  • Clarity
  • cost
  • Warranty
  • Versatility
  • accessories that come standard
Cons:
  • weight? a little portly for a mini red dot
Best Used for:
  • hunting
  • Self defense
  • Recreation
  • Pro constitution Law Enforcement
  • Law abiding citizen training
Would recommend: Yes
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Another satisfied Vortex customer, but fix your scope caps!

by Yacker777, from New Zealand, NELSON Written on January 9, 2015
I bought my SPARC II a month ago, for my Sako A7 .308wn. Here in NZ, the range of engagement in the bush is rarely over 100yd; usually half that or less for pigs, goat and deer. So although outgunned by the rifle, this sight is well suited.

I fitted the SPARC II using its lowest riser, on a 20MOA Talley Picatinny rail, and sighted in. Combined with the balance of the rifle, this sight is an absolute pleasure to shoot; it comes to the shoulder like a dream, and target acquisition is rapid/intuitive.

With the rifle being new, me being out of practice, and the SPARC II 2moa reticle etc: I was not hitting gold trophy groupings. But I will say that at 100yd I was more than happy with the scope's accuracy, any improvement would have been my own.

Soon after fitting the SPACR II I dropped a red deer in scrubby/swampy grasslands @ 30yd, in low light. Right between the eyes.

Issues:

The Caps!!! Vortex, what are you doing about your caps?!
For such a beautifully engineered scope to come with such hopeless, annoying flip-caps is really disappointing. They are not screwed on (Ok there's probably plenty of reasons for this), but as a result they shift about far too easily. They usually pop open ok.. but when it comes to closing them they move a little on the scope; this sometimes means they won't latch properly. They would really benefit from a re-design involving more rigid hinges and 'doors'. I hear the same about your ARD's, sun shades etc.

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Pros:
  • Price
  • Warranty
  • Weight
  • ease of use and install
  • Build quality
  • eye relief
  • controls
Cons:
  • Scope caps/covers
  • parts made in China
  • restraining straps on my turret covers broke
Would recommend: Yes
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Where do I start...

by Z, from United States, TX Written on January 6, 2015
Opened box and I am blown away... Vortex cares about you. Comes with 2 battery's, 2 sets of screws. 3 types of mounts. This little package could be sold for $400 easy. Dont miss out and buy some sight mark junk. Buy this red dot or buy 2. VIP warranty from a $200 optic, what a deal....
Pros:
  • Price
  • Construction
  • vortex VIP warranty
Cons:
  • None
Best Used for:
  • AR15
  • 22LR
  • Shotgun
Would recommend: Yes
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Spark 2 review

by mikiegro, from United States, VA Written on January 1, 2015
For the money, this is one of the best red dots out there. Not military grade but for the sportsman you cant beat it. Have it mounted on an AR pistol build and it does the job nicely. Would be a nice addition on top of a Ruger 10-22 tactical model with picatinny rail....
Pros:
  • Quality, versatility, modifiable, adjustable, heavy load bearing capacity
Cons:
  • None
Would recommend: Yes
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Perfect for what I need

by rh, from United States, OH Written on December 31, 2014
Bought this with the vortex 3x magnifier, works great, mounts easily, and is exactly what I needed. Good option for those of us who do not wish to spend $500-$1000 on an optic. If you're looking for a red dot sight, look no further....
Would recommend: Yes
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great scope for the money

by Jerge, from United States, VA Written on December 29, 2014
I think this is a great scope for the money. I've shot about 500 rounds my AR with this mounted. I've encountered no problems. It was easy to install, it holds zero well and the battery life seems great. the lens are clear and the red dot is focused and crisp....
Pros:
  • price, quality, rugged
Cons:
  • none yet
Would recommend: Yes
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Perfect Red, clear glass, and smooth dot.

by Dreamz, from United States, OK Written on December 27, 2014
It's a very nice optic with a super clear red dot outdoors and no problems with brightness. Indoors you get a little star burst, but that is normal because not enough light is traveling through the front of the lense and is acceptable for close range/indoors shooting....
Pros:
  • cost
  • Weight
  • VIP Warranty
Cons:
  • None
Best Used for:
  • hunting
  • Self defense
  • Range
Would recommend: Yes
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SPARC II Red Dot

by John, from United States, NY Written on December 25, 2014
I purchased the Vortex SPARC II Red Dot sight for my KSG shotgun. Like most of the other reviews this is a real quality product in this price range. The lens caps are a nice feature in protecting the lenses. Installation was very easy on the picatinny rail. Add a little Loctite on the mounting screws and you're good to go! It's nice having 3 different mounts for you're comfort zone. I used the highest one on the KSG. The controls are easy to use in adjusting the intensity of the red dot. You will not be disappointed with this product. I've used this quite bit with no issues at all. Dealing with Optics Planet was a pleasure. I'm waiting for a Leapers UTG laser/light combo from them also. An all around really good purchase....
Pros:
  • solid mechanical build
Cons:
  • None
Best Used for:
  • Short Range to Mid range
Would recommend: Yes
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