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Vortex1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (9)
  • Easy to adjust (9)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Clear (6)
  • Rugged (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Tactical (7)
  • Hunting (6)
  • Short range (5)
  • Competitive shooting (3)
  • Shooting ranges (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Hunter / fisherman (4), Occasional shooter (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice optic for the money

Received the sight a few days ago in perfect order. Well done B&H!Went to the range today after mounting the unit on a CX4 Storm, 9mm. Was on paper at 25...Read complete review

Received the sight a few days ago in perfect order. Well done B&H!Went to the range today after mounting the unit on a CX4 Storm, 9mm. Was on paper at 25 yards with the factory settings. Sighted it for 75 yards with minimal fuss.Even though it is CHICOM, it appears to be good kit. I wear corrective lenses, and the dot appeared fragmented and pixelated while wearing my glasses, yet was sharp and defined without.I really like this sight, the dot is bright at the 4th setting facing the morning sun. Once sighted in, it remained spot on after firing around 300 rounds of both factory Federal 115 and my handloads (5.2 grains Autocomp under 124gr jacketed hp). The only negative was that the front lens cover popped off while shooting. Not a big deal, but it should not have happened.All in all, very pleased.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good

The sight for the price is not to bad. I'm not a fan of the sight giving a ghost image off to the side of the main dot. Other than that it was easy...Read complete review

The sight for the price is not to bad. I'm not a fan of the sight giving a ghost image off to the side of the main dot. Other than that it was easy to sight in and works well.

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5.0

Great red dot

By Banker

from KY

About Me Occasional Shooter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy To Adjust
  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • None So Far

Best Uses

  • For Fun
  • Tactical

Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

Bright field of view and bright red dot. It has a lot of features, is compact, and is easy to use. Now, all I need to do is get the 3X magnifier.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Great Scope

By Pete G

from Chicago

Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

You don't need to spend a fortune for a good red dot scope. The scope is all you need and you can't beat the price. Not to mentions Vortex's lifetime products warranty. Only issue I have with it is that the flip up lense caps fall off sometimes when shooting.

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5.0

Awesome

By Brj

from NJ

Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

Awesome looking scope and great price! The red is easily visible an adjustable. I'm looking forward to the time I get to try it.

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5.0

Vortex SPARC II

By Randy

from Mentor, Ohio

About Me Enthusiast, Hunter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy maintenance
  • Fits well
  • Good value
  • Works as advertised

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combat Courses
    • Hunting
    • Outdoors
    • Shooting Competitons
    • Shooting Ranges
    • Target Practice

    Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

    I bought the SPARC II for an AR15. After reading several product reviews I was confident in getting a solid product. It came with three different height mounts. The 2moa dot at this price point is really appealing. I have several Vortex products and couldn't be happier. Chances are I'll be buying another SPARC II from B&H for one of my other guns, especially since they included a $25 gift card. Randy

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    5.0

    Great optic!

    By Redman

    from Texas

    Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

    Very happy with the reliability and ease of use of this optic.

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    4.0

    Good Value For Your $$

    By AB Diver

    from Farmington, NY

    About Me Enthusiast, Homeowner, Hunter, Law Enforcement

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fits well
    • Good value
    • Works as advertised

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hunting
      • Shooting Ranges
      • Target Practice

      Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

      Great addition to an AR platform
      Easily attached and several height options
      Good price for this optic

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      5.0

      Vortex Red Dot Sights

      By Bucko

      from Galesburg, Illinois

      About Me Law Enforcement

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy maintenance
      • Fits well
      • Good value
      • Works as advertised

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combat Courses
        • Shooting Ranges

        Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

        We purchased 20 of the Sparc II red dot scopes to be sued with our patrol rifles. They perform as advertised just as I would expect from Vortex Optics. Vortex is one of the best there is. I also find that doing business with B&H Photo is as easy as it gets! I give them five stars also.

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        5.0

        Great red dot

        By Sutherland

        from Washington

        Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

        As others before me I don't have a bad thing to say about this red dot. It's bright and clear. I have mine mounted to my mini-30 with a wigga-tiny rail and it works great.

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        5.0

        Great sight and shipping

        By love to shoot

        from charlotte, nc

        About Me Competitive Shooter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Clear
        • Easy To Adjust

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Competitive Shooting
        • Tactical

        Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

        This red dot is worth every penny. I was at the range with someone who owns a red dot costing 4x the price of this one and they even liked this one better. Clear and accurate.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        good

        By Mike Evans

        from Salt Lake City, Utah

        Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

        The sight for the price is not to bad. I'm not a fan of the sight giving a ghost image off to the side of the main dot. Other than that it was easy to sight in and works well.

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        5.0

        Great So Far

        By Shoot First!

        from Glasgow, KY

        About Me Competitive Shooter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Adequate Power
        • Clear
        • Easy To Adjust
        • Easy To Install
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Competitive Shooting
          • Hunting
          • Night Vision
          • Short Range
          • Tactical

          Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

          Great so far, haven't had much of a chance to test, but did zero the other day and held so far.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Good value

          By Jeff

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Hunter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Clear
          • Easy To Adjust
          • Easy To Install
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting
            • Short Range
            • Tactical

            Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

            Good instructions and easy to mount. Mounted it Co-witness with my sights on a Sig 516. Was within 2 inches at the range. Dialed it in easily. My only comment would be that the the dot is not very precise--seems to be kind like a ragged little star. Its a small star, and works great for rapid target acquisition and firing. I'm probably being nit picky here.

            I would definitely buy this product again.

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            • No

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            5.0

            GREAT INSTRUMENT GREAT PRICE POINT

            By Jorge from Southern California

            from South Bay Los Angeles

            About Me Gun Collector

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Adequate Power
            • Easy To Adjust
            • Easy To Install
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Short Range
              • Tactical

              Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

              B&H ALWAYS DELIVERS GOOD PRODUCTS, REASONABLE PRICING, GOOD SHIPPING TIMES. THIS PRODUCT WAS NO EXCEPTION. I PUT THE SPARC II ON MY AR-15 AND WENT TO ZERO AT RANGE. AFTER A FEW SHOT GROUPS I HAD IT ZERO'D. MINIMAL EFFORT IN THE PROCESS. RUGGED AND WELL MADE. GOOD PRICE POINT. NO REAL NEGATIVES TO COMMENT AT THIS POINT.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Nice optic for the money

              By Avid Shooter

              from Savannah, GA

              About Me Occasional Shooter

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Clear
              • Easy To Adjust
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hunting
                • Short Range

                Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

                Received the sight a few days ago in perfect order. Well done B&H!Went to the range today after mounting the unit on a CX4 Storm, 9mm. Was on paper at 25 yards with the factory settings. Sighted it for 75 yards with minimal fuss.Even though it is CHICOM, it appears to be good kit. I wear corrective lenses, and the dot appeared fragmented and pixelated while wearing my glasses, yet was sharp and defined without.I really like this sight, the dot is bright at the 4th setting facing the morning sun. Once sighted in, it remained spot on after firing around 300 rounds of both factory Federal 115 and my handloads (5.2 grains Autocomp under 124gr jacketed hp). The only negative was that the front lens cover popped off while shooting. Not a big deal, but it should not have happened.All in all, very pleased.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Vortex SPARC II

                By SHUFF

                from Asheville, NC

                About Me Occasional Shooter

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

                Everything is great, so far. I love the size, it looks great on my SIG M-400 and the price was very fair.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect Choice

                By SW Florida Hunter

                from SW FL

                About Me Hunter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Adequate Power
                • Clear
                • Easy To Adjust
                • Easy To Install
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Competitive Shooting
                  • Hunting
                  • Short Range
                  • Tactical

                  Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

                  I have looked for three months for the right optics for my Daniel Defense 300 blk and finally chose the Vortex brand for the value, quality and versatility. I am buying the quick release from A.R.M.S. to mount both the Sparc 2 and the 3x magnifier. This gives me the option of quickly removing the magnifier for days that I know I am strictly short range hunting or carry both on the rifle for those tree stand days or open areas that I might need to bring the target closer. I looked at 1-4 variable scopes and 1-6 but I think this combo is the best all around option. I am very pleased with Vortex and I think this is the best bang for the buck setup.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Worth every penny

                  By Clark

                  from St Louis, MO

                  About Me Occasional Shooter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Easy To Adjust
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

                      If you need a red dot and don't want to drop 4 or 5 hundred this is your purchase. Very easy to sight in and works like a champ. The only flaw is that the lens covers tend to fall off if not really tightened on the sight body. Would not hesitate to buy this again.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      SPARC II Can't Be Beat!

                      By Dr. C

                      from Newport Beach, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Clear
                      • Easy To Adjust
                      • Easy To Install
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Tactical

                        Comments about Vortex 1x22 SPARC II Bright Red Dot Sight:

                        I purchased the SPARC II based upon my first Vortex Optics scope...Viper PST and I'm stoked to say that it lives up to the quality I expect. Everything about this unit, the specs, materials, construction and attention to detail is what you would expect from scopes costing twice as much or more. This baby is going on my Aresnal 7R AK-47 utilizing the lowest mounting option. ! I'M A CONVERT, A VERY BIG FAN of Vortex Optics!

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