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Author Topic: Vortex Spitfire AR 1x  (Read 169 times)

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Vortex Spitfire AR 1x
« on: May 14, 2018, 01:56:50 PM »

Does anyone have experience with this optic?
I'm thinking of plunking one down on top of a Ruger PC Carbine, if I can ever get ahold of one, as I am not much good with iron sights. Seems from the reviews like a good solid choice for around $200. I don't want to cheap-out, but don't want to plunk down $400 or $500 either for an optic for a gun that will be (mostly) a range toy. Unless, of course, the zombies attack.



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Re: Vortex Spitfire AR 1x
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 03:36:09 PM »
In your case I would suggest going with something that will sit as close to the rail as possible. The integrated rail on the ruger PC sits quite high, with the spitfire ar you will be lucky to get a chin weld on the stock.

If you want to stick with vortex I would look at their venom red dot.

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Re: Vortex Spitfire AR 1x
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 04:57:33 PM »
Actually, with my glasses I am much more comfortable shooting head up. I have a heck of time shooting with the scope mounted low to the bore. I'd probably have to put a riser under the Venom. Though I am thinking of trying one on my FNS40c.

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Re: Vortex Spitfire AR 1x
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 05:04:31 PM »
if you are ok with your head position using the irons, the venom should be close enough. I have shot someones pc with one of those nc star type open reflex sights and it was too tall for my liking. I had an inconsistent chin weld - 10 rounds was enough.

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Re: Vortex Spitfire AR 1x
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 06:24:46 PM »
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Re: Vortex Spitfire AR 1x
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 11:25:35 AM »
I checked that out. I like the reticle, and the optic seems to have favorable reviews. But like other red-dots, I'm afraid it will look fuzzy since I have pretty wicked astigmatism. I am hoping the etched reticle in the Spitfire will be clear. I don't have a problem with traditional scopes & reticles.

But that Holoson would be one to try if I don't like the Vortex.