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Vortex Strikefire 2 Red Dot Review

The Vortex Strikefire 2 is a highly popular choice in red dot sight optics. This optics performance, along with friendly price, has shooters buying more than one.

Vortex Strikefire 2 sight is the favorite of AR and other carbine enthusiasts. The sight is perfectly at peace on your favorite shotgun or rifle.

vortex strikefire 2 review

Vortex Strikefire 2 Red Dot First Impression

Strikefire 2 is a red dot lens with 1x magnification and a 30 mm focal lens. Comes with two choices, the first of which has a red and green reticle, which can be chosen by the user. The second choice is to use a single bright red dot to simplify the design. All are at the lowest settings compliant with night vision.

Strikefire 2 optic weighs 7.2 ounces, is waterproof, but is not submersible. Strikefire features a 100 MOA configuration range with 1⁄2 MOA taps. Nitrogen has been purged for fog proofing, which is shockproof. The Strikefire 2 features two flip-up lens covers, a torque wrench, a lens cloth, and a CR2 charger.

Vortex Strikefire 2 Red Dot Testing

The optic was very easy to install and can be used with any 30 mm scope ring. The elevation and windage adjustment tools require a tool, coin, or rim to adjust. The Strikefire 2 has a ½ MOA adjustment ratio. It takes 8 clicks to move the reticle 1 inch. Very simple, and very easy.

The on/off button of course allows you to turn the optic on and off, and to adjust the reticle between green and red. The button is ideally positioned for the right-hand shooters and can be reached without moving the hand.

On the Range

Vortex Strikefire 2 needs two eyes to focus, and it's necessary to keep this in mind. Once the optic was sighted, the result was outstanding. The reticle, though, was good and bright, and the brightness levels are easy to use. There is a button dedicated to automatically switch the reticle down to the night vision level. The buttons are ideally designed for the right-hand shooters. Light propagation through the optic is not ideal.

Final thoughts

Vortex Strikefire 2 has a few drawbacks, especially in its optics, but overall it's still an outstanding optic. The Strikefire is an outstanding carbine sight, and it has no trouble with the repulsion of a shotgun. If you can ignore a few defects, this is a rugged gem.