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Title: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: goofyshooter on August 31, 2015, 06:44:33 AM
I am looking for a budget optic for a budget AR I built. I know it's not an Aimpoint or EOTech... I know. Has anyone used a Konus or Vortex brand optic? Or another budget friendly red dot, that still is good quality?
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: Gulo gulo on August 31, 2015, 10:36:04 AM
http://www.recoilweb.com/vortex-sparc-ii-the-dot-that-would-not-die-67267.html
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: skas on August 31, 2015, 11:23:28 AM
Haven't used Vortex optics on a weapon yet, but have a pair of their binos (hunting buddy has a different pair), and they're both g2g.
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: CR Williams on August 31, 2015, 04:24:23 PM
I've got a Strikefire on an AK pistol. Runs fine. Also look at Lucid and Primary Arms. They have good products in the same price range.
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: danimal on August 31, 2015, 08:16:41 PM
+1 for the SPARC II

It is really a great red dot!
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: lostprepper on September 01, 2015, 09:54:39 AM
I like Vortex optics they are great and don't break the bank. One of my favorite things about the company is an unconditional lifetime warranty that is transferable. As long as you don't intentionally break it or lose it (stolen), they will fix or replace it.
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: danimal on September 01, 2015, 10:09:19 AM
I've actually been so impressed that I've moved it from one to another seeing how it works on different rifles.
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: goofyshooter on September 01, 2015, 04:57:01 PM
I've actually been so impressed that I've moved it from one to another seeing how it works on different rifles.

Which optic are you talking about?
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: machinisttx on September 01, 2015, 10:54:50 PM
The folks on snipershide liked Vortex the last time I poked around over there. Since many of those guys don't bat an eye at dropping $1,500+ on an optic, I'd say it's probably a pretty safe bet.
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: Gulo gulo on September 02, 2015, 01:17:59 AM
Which optic are you talking about?
.danimal is talking about the Vortex SPARC II
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: goofyshooter on September 02, 2015, 02:01:16 AM
.danimal is talking about the Vortex SPARC II

thanks i saw that after i posted
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: trekker111 on September 02, 2015, 06:50:47 PM
I haven't used the vortex reddot, but based on the quality of their long range optics, I wouldn't hesitate to give one a try.

I am currently using a vortex viper PST 4-16x50 EBR-1 MOA on a 308, and a matching scope in 6-24x50 on a 338 lapua mag, and they will run toe to toe with the leupold mark 4 ER/t. I have shot a Barret m82a1 with a vortex razor hd, and ot was comparable to the Schmidt & bender the marine corp is mounting on their m40a5.

If someone told me that vortex's reddot will hold it's own against an eotech or Aimpoint, I would believe it until I could prove it wrong.

What budget are you looking at because there are some models of eotech that can be had cheap, like $300, and it is IMO, the best sight platform for a short range AR setup.
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: StockDog on May 17, 2016, 03:54:39 PM

You will not be disappointed with the vortex prism optics in  1x or 3x. The 3x is my next purchase for my FAL. 

Also look at the Hollosun tgat looks like a T1. 

I personally shoot a Bushnel 1x4 and a Bushnel 2x12.  I find them to be tough scopes with good glass.  I hunt,compete, and have them on my go to rifles. I am not talking about the Bushnel banner series. 

My bushy 1x4 is illuminated, has a quick throw lever, and is tough.  I picked it up used for $200. 

Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: hackmeister on May 18, 2016, 07:52:08 AM
I have an Eotech EXPS3-4, Vortex Strike Fire 2 and a Holosun 503c. All are great to varying degrees. I've been really digging the Holosun for the all around combination of price/weight/features. I'm planning on getting another for a different rifle. 
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: DrJohn on May 18, 2016, 07:54:10 AM
I have a Razor on an AR-10 and I love it.
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: Davew223 on May 28, 2016, 11:58:14 PM
I have not personally used the Vortex optics but I have competed against many that do and I can say that their mid to high end lines are quality optics.  With that said, I would look at the 1-4's at a minimum and 1-6 would be better.  Look at the leupold VX-R Patrol 1-4 for an example.  Keep in mind that an AR in .223/5.56 is a medium range weapon that also does very well in CQB in the right configurations so don't limit yourself with a 1X optic (I have an Aimpoint T-1 that has turned into a very nice paperweight).  I have put pic rails on all my rifles and now only use 2 higher end optics that I switch between them.  A 1-4 VX-R Patrol and a 5-20 SWFA SS.  This gives me top notch glass every time I shoot.  I now regret the wasting of all the money that I have put into all the other optics I have bought over the years.
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: Davew223 on May 29, 2016, 12:04:15 AM
Go to http://www.opticstalk.com/  this is a great forum for all things in rifle optics.
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: Corncob on August 03, 2016, 09:47:36 PM
I love Vortex!!! just wanted to say that...great optics for the price....but primary arms also has some really good offerings.
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: Davew223 on August 12, 2016, 11:10:18 PM
Vortex is good stuff, the reticles in their scopes are a little fine for me but that is personal preference. Instead of a red dot you might look at a 1-4 with a dot.  Like the vxr patrol by leupold. My aimpoint t1 rides in the safe now.
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: danimal on August 13, 2016, 05:09:32 PM
I found this after I bought it but this confirms my opinion.

http://www.recoilweb.com/vortex-sparc-ii-the-dot-that-would-not-die-67267.html
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: shadowalker_returns on November 30, 2016, 11:43:32 PM
I have no experience with Konus Optics. Currently my best rifles wear:
1) Leupold
2) Shepherd
3) Vortex
4) Trijicon

there are eight other manufactures in my collection but the above are the only brands I use on my "go to" guns.

My current Vortex collection is:
 1 - Solo Rt
 1 - Strike Eagle 1-6 x 24
 1 - Sparc II
 3 - SpitFire 3x
 3 - Sparc AR
 1 - Vortex Razer HD Gen 1 5-20 (with 35mm tube... Hard to mount, otherwise great scope keeping it on my Savage 110BA)
and what is currently the finest scope I own and have used :
 1- Vortex Razor HD Gen 2,  4.5 - 27x  I chose this scope over a Nightforce and Leupold. Price performance ratio was an out-the-park home run. Its on my dream toy(.50 cal).

If I stay happy with the StrikeEagle. I will be adding 2 more to our collection (Christmas for my boys). I am getting another Sparc AR or Sparc 2 (whichever is on sale) as well. These Reddots have been fantastic, absorbing the use (abuse) of pre-teen and teen boys with zero problems!
I've been very happy with the scopes and have no plans to swap them out for anything else. I will not be buying another Solo R/T its simply to bulky for a monocular, though I have no complaints about its performance.

I have no qualms about recommending this brand and will be acquiring more of their products as I need them. My family really like the fixed 3x of the SpitFires on our AR platforms and we've had zero issues with the Vortex RedDots. Something I can't say about our EOTech products (we will not be getting anymore EOTech product). So my money and recommendation is on Vortex. For the ducats I don't think they can be beat.

Regards,
Shadowalker
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: Corncob on January 28, 2017, 09:50:51 PM
love the strike eagle...i saw one the other day for $235 and i almost jumped....even though my toy fund is a little low..i think i might wait though and pick up the viper instead..
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: James1979 on March 17, 2018, 06:44:22 AM
love Vortex. I have Vortex Optics Strike Eagle 1 6x Scope AR-BDC Reticle (MOA) SE-1624-1
This is a high end scope and it is very durable with 2 layers of glass on the reticle
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: James1979 on April 05, 2018, 07:10:03 AM
love Vortex. I have Vortex Optics Strike Eagle 1 6x Scope (https://shootingmystery.com/best-1-6x-scopes/) AR-BDC Reticle (MOA) SE-1624-1
This is a high end scope and it is very durable with 2 layers of glass on the reticle
:) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Vortex and Konus optics?
Post by: armymars on April 05, 2018, 09:57:53 AM
  For a red dot I've been using a Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 on my TC contender in 7-30 Waters. Nice long battery life.