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Lucid or vortex

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by catalyst686, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. catalyst686

    catalyst686

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    If you had to choose, which one of these optics would you get? I can get a new lucid red dot with 2x magnifier for 190, or a new vortex strikefire for $100. I have no exp with optic and sure as hell don't have $500 bones layin around for an aimpoint of eotech, so that's out of the question. If anyone has exp with either of these optics I would greatly appreciate your input! Thank you!
     
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    I have a strikefire on an armalite. I took it to a carbine course and about an hr in, it began to turn off when I fired. The recoil was bouncing the battery around in the compartment and when it broke contact, the dot just disappeared. I sent it back to vortex and they "fixed" it but it's a design flaw IMO. Also the glass is dim and prone to reflecting any light that is behind you. Its not a "bet-your-life" optic. I wouldn't buy it again. Ymmv.


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    I'm in the same boat. My knock off XPS is ready to be replaced. The lucid hd7 has some pretty good reviews on it.
     
  5. catalyst686

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    I ended up getting a strikefire because it was shims to provide a co-witness, ended up selling that a few months later to get a vortex spark because it is smaller and I wanted to run a magnifier. I couldn't fit my backup sights with the strikefire, that's why I got the sparc.
     
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    The vortex is good. It's not an eotech, but for a mid-grade optic, it's hard to beat. No issues with ours turning off.
     
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    vortex has the sparc also


    no definitive answer

    i am torn!!

    pros and cons of both?


    i was looking at putting one of these on my ak47

    and getting a "higher end" optic on my rock river ar-15
     
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