Vortex Optics SPARC II Red Dot Sight - 2 MOA

SKU: SPC-402
Manufactured by Vortex Optics
16 Reviews

$199.99

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$199.99

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Specifications

Battery TypeCR2032 3V Lithium Coin
BrandVortex Optics
FinishHardcoat Anodized
Manufacturer.Vortex Optics
MaterialAluminum
Mount StyleAimpoint T1/H1 Compatible
Night Vision CompatibleNon-Compatible
Reticle2 MOA Dot
Reticle ColorRed
SizeMicrodots
Warranty
Weight5.9 Oz

Excellent Red Dot

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I've had the sparc2 for over a year, its heavily used and I've had no problems ever. After reading a couple of the reviews that gave it a low rating, I had to leave my own so anyone thinking of getting it had the right info. The rubber cover on the sparc's controls should hold up just fine (mine is fine), the sparc2 absoltely is parallax-free, if I ever faced a CQB situation, after getting my brown pants on I'd grab my AR that has the sparc2 mounted. If by some crazy chance you get a vortex optic with one of the base mountings stripped, contact them and they will replace it I'm sure, but this is something Ive never seen. Also, the sparc2 is the only red dot Ive ever owned that I DIDNT have an issue with any of the tethering. I used to hate any optic with tethering because it always ended up fraying or failing - not the sparc2. This is not an 'excellent budget red dot', or an 'excellent red dot for the price'- its an excellent red dot - period.

Poor Long-Term Quality

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I have owned this for two years, taking good care of it. It worked for about the first year before it kept running into issues. I never abused it or stress/torture tested it.<br>Issues:<br>1. The rubber control cover peeling off and eventually completely coming off. I had to use super glue to fix it.<br>2. The red dot flickering on/off and the controls doing nothing. Turned out it was bad battery contact so I put a piece of folded up paper on top of the battery so the cap would put more pressure on it.<br>3. The wire that wraps around the battery cover came out of its crimp. I had to carefully remove the old crimp and add another in its place then put heatshrink over it for looks.<br>4. One of the four threaded holes for the picatinny mount totally stripped out, resulting in only having three usable screws and me worrying about whether it will go off zero. Those screws also often come loose despite using blue loctite.<br>Unacceptable for the price you pay, would not recommend or buy again.

In Response to Those Who See Multiple/Elongated Dots

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In response to those who see multiple/elongated dots try mounting the Sparc II further down the rail. It is your eye's focusing (or lack thereof) that is causing the distortion. Try different positions and you will most likely find a distance where you see one clear 2 MoA dot. This applies to most non-magnifying red-dot sights.Most scopes have adjustable eyepieces to focus the crosshairs to to the shooter's eye and most high-magnification scopes have either adjustable objectives or side-focus to offset parallax at different distances on high magnification settings.In response to Rich in HI you have a misunderstanding about parallax and the difference it has in a traditional scope and holographic sights. In holographic sights like the Sparc II even though you move your head around and the dot follows the point of impact (PoI) is still where the dot is. To "prove" this place your weapon on sandbags or vise and place the dot on a fixed "target". Now move your head around (without moving the weapon) and you will see that the dot stays on the "target" regardless of where the dot is in the Sparc's field of view.One last comment about dot sights with co-witness BUIS. Use them to verify zero with each other every now & again or if you think one or the other has moved. Zero such that the dot sits on top of the front sight post when using the BUIS. The dot should remain there unless something has moved.

Not parallax free...

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This sight is ok if you are used to using irons and use co-witness. However if you don't there is parallax that is really bad. When i move my head around and place the dot in different spots in the eyepiece the aim point shifts. Parallax free means that the dot should not move if your head moves. This dot should not be used in CQB. Only use for this dot is bench shooting. Another thing this dot is is not circular but more like a rod shape. Many reviews out there about this issue.

Quality entry level red dot

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As a first red dot I couldn't be happier. Everything looks great and is built well. 2MOA dot goes from barely visible to too bright for my eyes with a few button presses. Comes fully equipped for mounting and the lens caps are a nice touch. Will I want to upgrade to one of the big names? Possibly but I'll (ab)use this for a while and see if I need to instead of just wanting to.

Quality entry level red dot

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As a first red dot I couldn't be happier. Everything looks great and is built well. 2MOA dot goes from barely visible to too bright for my eyes with a few button presses. Comes fully equipped for mounting and the lens caps are a nice touch. Will I want to upgrade to one of the big names? Possibly but I'll (ab)use this for a while and see if I need to instead of just wanting to.

Vortex ftw

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Gotta love vortex. They always seem to fit my budget and never let me down. I haven't put the sparc through it's paces yet, just did two boxes at my indoor range on my 8" 300. There's plenty of good reviews on YouTube if you really want the full run down. But seemingly they are spot on. The sparc isn't the best glass but is durable and is good enough. I chose it over the strikefire only because of weight.

Vortex Sparc 2

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This is the best value red dot sight for the money. It was easy to sight in on the AR and the multiple platforms to mount it on is a big plus not to mention the Vortex lifetime warranty. Highly recommended for anyone shopping for a red dot sight for 200$.

Bang for the buck

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Works good for the price. Some flaring at higher illumination levels. Will use and abuse till I can step up a level. Great customer service and fast shipping.

crisp

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crisp clean dot, light weight, right price.

Vortex Sparc II

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Can't beat the price for the quality of the red dot. Awesome product.

Great for the money..

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Glass is really clear. Not Aimpoint or EOTech clear, but for the price it's really good. The Vortex Strikefire II has SUPER CLEAR lenses. I have only found the dot to be blurry/starburst indoors when you're focusing on the dot and not the target. Once you're focused on the target it clears up, and when using outdoors and focusing on the target with both eyes open (like you should) the dot is very round and crisp. If you're shooting an intruder indoors and you're worried about a blur then your priorities are off anyways.I would prefer that it had 1/2 MOA adjustments as opposed to 1 MOA adjustments, but it's made for "Practical accuracy" and durability and not "Precision". I can get a 2" group at 100 yards so I'm satisfied. Adjustments are easy to make and the only upgrade I desired was an ADM QD mount. (You have to get the Absolute co-wintess mount to get a Lower 1/3. Or the HK version for an absolute co-witness)

Huge dot. def not 2moa

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the first review is accurate. i just got this thing from fedex. wow. what a disappointment. the dot is ridiculously huge and starburst. blurs out the front sightpost. the laser hue around the reticle is also a massive let down. I have used eotechs and aimpoints and dont expect it to be as good.. but my primary arms microdot is actually better... way better. waiting for a replacement, customer service is top notch and eager to help. will change my review and star count when new one comes in. 1 star because if i can't use it this weekend its useless to me. it does looks pretty sick on my rifle.

Vortex SPARC 11 red dot.

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This red dot fits so good I can't believe I finally found a red dot to fit me to a T, when I pull up my AR-300black out, I have it sighted in at 200 yrs with 110 ballistic tips. It's sighted dead nuts at 200 yds, so 100yrd slightly low 300 yards slightly high, this VORTEX SPARC 2 spc-402 is so clear lens red dot & perfect centered to my eye. I would have one on all my AR'S if I found this earlier. Good buy under $200.00, if its not clear check your eyes or get glasses. I just can not believe the clearitie of these lens.

Great for the money

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Very nice dot for the money. Appearances are sleek and is very easy to operate. It also comes with a lot of additions for height adjustment and removable lens covers and even a spare battery. Maintains zero nicely and the brightness settings are much like higher end dots. The dot itself is relatively circumferential as well. Overall, very good compromise for an Aimpoint or EoTech.

Sparc 2

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Blury or "starburst" dot. I've had much better dots for less money. Will be selling it shortly