Vortex Strikefire 2 Review

Vortex have made a name for themselves making affordable, but still good enough for defensive applications alternatives to the big ticket red dot sights from Eotech and Aimpoint. The Vortex Strikefire 2 replaces the original Vortex Strikefire with some significant improvements.

Vortex Strikefire 2 optical sight

Vortex Strikefire 2 optical sight

The new Strikefire II red dot comes in two versions. The difference is that one has a bright red 4 MoA dot and the other a choice between red and green 4 MoA dots. With the bright red dot option you get the choice of a low Picatinny mount for rifles with lower stock configurations like the Sig and AK which functions as an absolute cowitness mount on the AR and a cantilever AR mount that gets the sight well forward without mounting forward of the upper receiver. This allows for mounting of a flip up backsight and magnifier all on the receiver. The height is set up for lower 1:3 co-witness. The Vortex Strikefire 2 has its windage and elevation controls shielded from impact and the brightness controls are thoughtfully located at the back of the sight for accessibility. The sight is an immensely strong 30mm aluminum tube. It is 5.6” long and weighs 7.2 ounces. It comes with lens cap covers. The optic remembers you last brightness setting when you switch it back on. Power comes from a single CR2 battery. The Strikefire 2 is waterproof and fog-proof and comes with an unlimited lifetime VIP warranty for free replacement if defective or damaged, no matter what the cause! At this price point you are getting a very good product for your dollar.

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