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    Default Vortex Sparc owners option needed!!

    Hey all. I just bought a Vortex Sparc red dot and love the concept and function. My question is as soon as I got the optic and turned it on in low light, it seems like the border of the round optics glass is glowing. It's very distracting while acquiring the target. Is this just an issue with this one particular optic, or do others see it with their red dot. Here is a pic of what I'm seeing...



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    Default Re: Vortex Sparc owners option needed!!

    Turn down the intensity of the dot. Does it go away. Have you tried it mounted on a rifle?

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    Default Re: Vortex Sparc owners option needed!!

    Yea it was on a rifle. All red dots I've used before including a cheap Tasco pro have all not had light radiation like this even all the way up. It still does glow at the edges slightly down in a lower setting.

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    Default Re: Vortex Sparc owners option needed!!

    Now that I notice, I do see an obstruction in the field of view and it may be the adhesive failure. I am going to contact the place I bought it or possibly vortex themselves.

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    Default Re: Vortex Sparc owners option needed!!

    i have one and it is good at all intensities. I agree that yours looks like it's adhesive and is defective.

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    Default Re: Vortex Sparc owners option needed!!

    Quote Originally Posted by James6406 View Post
    i have one and it is good at all intensities. I agree that yours looks like it's adhesive and is defective.
    Thanks for the clarification ����

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    Default Re: Vortex Sparc owners option needed!!

    What did you pay for it?
    Why is it that when some robots are left in darkness they will seek out the light?

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    Default Re: Vortex Sparc owners option needed!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Berncly View Post
    What did you pay for it?
    On sale from PSA for $140.

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    Default Re: Vortex Sparc owners option needed!!

    My strike fire 2 does the same thing

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    Default Re: Vortex Sparc owners option needed!!

    Mine does not do that. Checked it prior to leaving work today. It appears to be defective.

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