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Anyone used the Vortex red dot?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by finch6013, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    from the specs etc., they appear to be ok. Not sure I would use under combat conditions, but for general use, for the money they look like they'd be ok. Better than the cheap Aimpoint knock-offs.
     
  3. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I have. Really nice red dot. The dot is bright, and I dare say clearer than an Aimpoint. Glass is clear, if a bit dark (due to the coatings).

    It handled .308 recoil fine.

    I may actually grab another one.
     
  4. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    So this is a red-dot scope that has a screw-on 2X magnifier.....hmmm interesting....I wonder how it would work with a LaRue Po Boy Special?
    That would give you a 2.5X flip-to-the-side magnifier.
     
  5. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    Jhon L at PR had one on his gun. When we swapped guns I got the chance to use it, and at targets around 100yds it was nice. I felt I was faster with a red dot. He had only had the scope for a few weeks and didn't really have a review yet.
     
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    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm.. doesn't look bad, and at a buck an a half, the price is right there. Been looking for something to put on that new FN AR I got..... website says tested on .375 H&H Mag for 1000 rounds, stayed put. that's some recoil to deal with, right there.
     
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    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    Burris has a new one comming out late this month called the 332. Looks even better than this one with a 3x mag. But it runs twice the price
     
  8. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    so I ordered the Vortex from midway. Should be here by the 26th I think. I will let you know what I think when I get it and take it out for a sight in