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First off, this is not an Aimpoint. Its also not $600. For the money, its a...
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Most Helpful Negative Review Should have kept the first one
The first one I bought sighted in really easy. Hardly any backlash in adjus...
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Solid Red Dot.

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on March 15, 2014
I was a bit hesitant at the purchase of this scope, just because the price is so low. You get a lot of extras for the amount of money you pay. I figured they cut corners somewhere to offer the extras that come with this system.

Nope, it is an EXCELLENT red dot system for any kind of firearm. Rifle, Shotgun or Pistol will benefit from the ease of use and relative light weight.

There are more expensive systems tout there but very few that offer the advantages of the Strikefire. The brightness levels are perfect for any lighting conditions including NV which usually fetches a premium. The controls are easy to use and the covers fit snugly without being a PITA to open like many "included covers". The system will fit on most of the flip-to-side or twist of mounts if the included mount is not your taste.
Pros: 2X magnifier basic mount and covers included, easy to use and quality construction.
Cons: None at this price!...
Would recommend: Yes
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Best value red dot on the market

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on October 25, 2013
Got this after selling most of my red dot scopes and needed another one. I've owned many from Bushnell TRS-25, Eotech 517, and cheapy Tascos. They all worked great, no problems but this time wanted something better than your avg. and less than Eotech/Aimpoint. The Vortex was a good fit-good quality,easy to use,& has a lot of features including NV mode. The best warranty - lifetime, everyone else is like one year. Also, buy the red only dot not the green/red model-its more reliable.
Pros: Lifetime warranty, good value
Cons: not household battery...
Would recommend: Yes
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Not too shabby

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on September 11, 2013
I love this red dot so much that I have two of them. One of them is 1/3 co witnessed on a M4 the other is on a AK 74.
The only con I have other than the flip up caps is that the cantilever scope mount is hard to find and can be pricey....
Would recommend: Yes
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Big Disappointment

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, MN Written on August 19, 2013
Was sent back to Vortex for repair. Got back what they claimed was a new one. Same old dot-undefined blob.I own two other brand red dot optics that at half the price are higher quality. Just sayin...
Pros: Light weight. Came with mount and caps.
Cons: Very badly distorted dot...
Would recommend: No
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Vortex Strikefire - Red Dot for AR

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on August 10, 2013
The Strikefire Red Dot is a great budget unit with good features and an unbeatable warranty thru Vortex. I would not use this on my duty rifle but great for target practice and fun. This is the 2nd Strikefire I have purchased and would use this on hunts - if Vortex did better than a 4 MOA.
Pros: Well made, great price & unbeatable warranty
Cons: 4 MOA & mediore battery life...
Would recommend: Yes
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Votrex Strikefire

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on July 25, 2013
Decent red dot for the money. The red dot itself is not very crisp. It looks like a bunch of small dots randomly placed in a small group to give the illusion of a single dot. Hard to acquire target at longer distances with the 2X magnifier...
Would recommend: Yes
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Once you get set up, you're good to go

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, AZ Written on May 21, 2013
The windage and elevation adjustments didn't seem to go the right direction all the time. I sighted in at 25, 50, then 100 yards and was happy. The I dimmed dot brightness by half, and shot higher a couple inches at 100 yards. But at the end of the day, having a better understanding how things work, was fairly happy. the 2x magnifier is handy.
Pros: fast, clear target aqutisition
Cons: finicky set up, dot brightness changes point of impact...
Would recommend: Yes
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For the money, it's hard to beat.

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on May 6, 2013
I have had this on a patrol rifle for over a year. I have abused it. It's been out in the Pacific NW weather, in and out of a patrol car, bumped, knocked and probably had 500-750 rds through the gun since installed. On weekends it stored in a locker in a rifle case. I mechanically co-witnessed it out of the box it was nearly dead on at 100m when I got it to the range. The only issue I had was in the rifle case, the "on/off" switch is sensitive enough to activate and it does not have an "auto off" so it ran the battery down. I fabricated a guard for it and resolved the issue, so no problems since. I have recommended it to other folks who have purchased it and they have similar experiences.
Pros: Relatively inexpensive, durable, no issues so far...well over a year.
Cons: See comments...
Would recommend: Yes
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Should have kept the first one

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, CA Written on March 27, 2013
The first one I bought sighted in really easy. Hardly any backlash in adjustments. However, once I had it sighted in, I switched to the green dot and my group moved 3" to the left and 1" high at 50 yards. Factory was really nice and easy to deal with. They sent a replacement after I send back the 1st one on my dime. The 2nd one was more difficult to sight in. Way more backlash. After 2 boxes of ammo, got it spot on. Switched to green dot and group was off 2-1/2" to left ans 1-1/2" high. Called factory again and they sent me another complete unit right away and a return label to send back the old one. 3rd one was WAY harder to dial in. It's supposed to move 1/2 MOA per click. Movement is not consistent at all. After 2 more boxes of ammo, got it dialed in then switched to green dot. Green dot was off 1-1/2" left and high. I've wasted 6 boxes of ammo trying to get a perfect one. I'm debating returning it for a refund and getting something else or just leaving it on there and never using the green dot. I guess you get what you pay for.
Pros: Durable, bright dots, controls easy to use, built in caps
Cons: adjustment is inconsistent, green dot not same POI as red dot...
Would recommend: No
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Vortex Strikefire

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, PA Written on March 5, 2013
The Strikefire is a capable red dot sight and a great value for the money. Not an EoTech, but just as reliable and less than half the price. Could stand to have a choice of reticle patterns, but having the screw in magnifier makes up for that shortcoming. The red dot itself is sufficiently adequate for rapid target acquisition.
Pros: usability, value
Cons: single dot, no reticle patterns...
Would recommend: Yes
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