New purchase: Vortex StrikeFire red dot sight

I got home today and found that my mail-man brought me a new toy – a Vortex Strikefire red dot sight. I have been interested in this sight for my Stag AR for quite some time. Having researched and read many reviews as well as watched several YouTube video’s – most all the information I found was very positive.

Attractive full-color box.

Vortex, Strikefire, red dot, combat, sight, ACOG, Aimpoint, EOTECH, survival, firearms, weapons, AR, M4

All contents laid out. I honestly did not realize when I ordered it that the high-mount was included.

Here are a few Product Features from Amazon:

  • Red or Green light option lets you switch colors, and adjust the dot intensity (diameter of 4 MOA), according to the surroundings and viewing conditions.
  • Unlimited eye relief allows for quick target acquisition.
  • Parallax Free Past 50 Yards.
  • Optical 2x doubler provides for more detailed viewing.
  • Waterproof and fog proof with nitrogen purging for reliable work in harsh weather.

I have not had a chance to shoot using this site yet – soon. Overall – I am very impressed with the StrikeFire. It seems very durable and I like the controls. The lenses covers are difficult to get closed – but they are very secure once they are shut.

Anyone have one of these? Thoughts?

Take care – Rourke

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  1. I have had my Strikefire for some time and have shot it with good results. I have it on an “M4” I built from scratch and sight has performed well. The covers can be a bother but if you start it in the groove on one side then “smooth it around to the other side it goes right on. The only fear I have is inadvertently pressing the on button when closing caps thus leaving it on unknown. Aside from that Mount is solid dot can be adjusted for sharpness. Overall I give it a thumbs up.

  2. I have a Strikefire as well. I’m running it on a S&W M&P15. I think it’s a good red dot for the price. I do find the dot to be a little on the fuzzy side though. And be sure to tighten the clamp down well; maybe use blue loctite on the threads. Mine likes to work its way loose. I really like the optical doubler.

  3. i just saw this in the latest bass pro shops online circular 2011 Fall Hunting Classic – 8/5 Thru 8/21 for $149

    was wondering myself how the sight was… look forward to hearing what you think of it.

    does it use a single AA battery?

    • dsd – It uses a different battery – can’t remember off the top of my head. Order a few extra off Amazon – was cheap. It does use a lithium battery.


  4. let us know how it works out on the stag. What model do you have by chance? I was looking at this site for my ruger sr but opted for the meprolight m21 reflex due to not needing batteries.

  5. Let us know how it work. I’m interested in the battery type and life of battery when turned on. I currently us an EOtech 512 but plan to upgrade to a Aimpoint PRO in the next 30 to 60 days. Aimpoint recommends you turn the unit on and leave on, I like these feature. The battery life is around 30.000 hours on a daylight setting of 7 verse 500 hours on the EOtech.

  6. Ok here is some specs on your new red dot. The fact that is uses a CR2 battery is a little concerning. I would stock up on them.

    • 3,000 hours of battery life for 125 days on lowest setting; 2,000 hours of battery life for 83 days on the highest setting (CR2 battery included)
    • 30 mm objective lens
    • Reticle provides instant points of aim over long distance to eliminate the guesswork
    • 100% waterproof and shockproof; Nitrogen purging for reliable fogproof construction
    • 1/2″ M.O.A. click handturn reticle adjustments
    • Sleek low-profile turret style
    • Parallax free @ 50 yards
    • High recoil caliber rating… tested with .375 H&H Magnum for 1,000 rounds
    • Includes lens cover and a lifetime guarantee
    • 1″ tube diameter. Measures 6″, 7 ozs.

    • Thanks 3rdMan –

      I just picked up 4 extra batteries – which should be good for awhile.

      This upcoming weekend I am going to sight it in and run some drills. Will report back how it goes.

      Take care – Rourke

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