SPARC II Red Dot is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 241.
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MSRP $259.99
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Get on target fast with the SPARC II. Ultra-compact and lightweight, the SPARC II (Speed Point Aiming for Rapid Combat) is equally at home mounted on an AR-15 or shotgun. Digital rear facing controls for powering on/off and adjusting the 2 MOA daylight bright red dot brightness at ten intensity levels - automatically returning to the last dot intensity used when powered up. Rugged single-piece body machined from aircraft grade aluminum is o-ring sealed for waterproof and fogproof performance.

Battery Life: Up to 300 hours on highest setting. Up to 6,000 hours on lowest setting.

The VMX-3T Magnifier is not recommended for use with the SPARC II.

Product Note
The versatile multi-height mount system accommodates most firearms including AR-15s needing absolute or lower 1/3 co-witness heights, and mounts on standard Weaver or Picatinny bases (not included). A modular three-piece base offers four separate mounting heights for user- and weapon-specific customization: 18.0 mm (.709 inches), 21 mm (.823 inches), 37 mm (1.457 inches), 40 mm (1.575 inches).

SPARC II Dimensions (in inches)

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting
Included in the Box
  • Multi-height mount system
  • T-10 Torx Wrench
  • 7/64" Hex Wrench
  • CR 2032 battery
  • Flip cap optic covers

Center of the riflescope tube from the top surface of the mount base.

Mount Type Multi-Height
Magnification 1x
Objective Lens Diameter 22 mm
Dot Color Bright Red
Dot Size 2 MOA
Eye Relief Unlimited
Adjustment Graduation 1 MOA
Travel Per Rotation 45 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 90 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 90 MOA
Parallax Setting Parallax Free
Length 3.1 inches
Weight 5.9 oz
Product Manual (PDF) Download
Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting
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Fully Multi-Coated Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Brightness Settings 10 Levels
Unlimited Eye Relief Non-critical eye relief for rapid target acquisition
Parallax Free All red dot and holographic sights will exhibit some small amount of parallax. Matching current industry practice, this small amount would be considered "parallax free" and will make a negligible difference in performance.


Single-Piece Chassis Compact and lightweight.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the binocular for reliable performance in all environments.
Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
Hard Anodized Finish Highly durable hard-coat anodization provides a low-glare matte surface and helps camouflage the shooter's position.
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The daylight bright 2 MOA dot is fast and easy to use. Choose among ten variable illumination settings - the lowest two settings are night-vision compatible.

Subtension detail for the SPARC II red dot.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An inexpensive alternative to the aim****t I'll admit, I'm a Vortex junkie. I've several PST's and a Crossfire II 1-4 so I'd tried the Strikefire and wasn't impressed, sold it. I just built an AR with LWCI upper and decided to give the SPARC II a try. I took the rifle (and sight) to the range yesterday and got her sighted in in no time. Was consistently hitting the steel plate at 100 yards with every shot. As luck would have it, another member was there sighting in his new AR with the expensive brand aim****t on it. He couldn't get it zero'd (not sure if it was rifle, sight or shooter) but it was a Colt AR. I'm happy saved ~$300 compared to his and mine zero'd.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I bought it I was skeptical when I set out to purchase my first red dot. I used an Aimpoint the whole time I was in the Army. And honestly, I was shopping on price alone. I'm actually glad I did. The SPARC II was more than I expected. I really enjoyed the low rise mount. It was clearer than the Aimpoint and is more durable. I use it for hunting hogs and target shooting. It's permanently mounted to my Daniel Defense m4v7. I won't trade it (and I've been made some generous offers) for anything. Battery life is phenomenal. All in all, I'm glad I decided to shop on price. I've never been disappointed with my SPARC II.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No Problem on Customer Service Purchased the SPARC II for my AR-15. Received the optic and could not get the battery cap off to install the battery. Sent it back in and they switched the cap to one without a tether so now it is much easier to take off and put back on. They did send an extra cap with tether and I was going to install it but cap would not turn smoothly in tether so I was afraid it would jam up again. Install on my weapon was easy. Only issue I have at this point is I am getting a red halo affect when the optic is turned on. I tried different distances for eye relief and it doesn't seem to go away. Not sure if that is normal for a red dot or not. I will have to wait and see how it works on the range.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great optic! I put a SPARC on a Colt Competition AR-15 and was immediately pleasantly surprised at how quick I could acquire the sight. I carried an AR for 16 years daily and used competitors sights and iron sights and couldn't believe how much better the SPARC was. The controls are easy to adjust and it's a breeze to zero. The only reason I don't have on my other AR's is that I have other Vortex products on them! You won't be disappointed. The only item I'd recommend improvement on is the lens cap, may just be the older version I have but I struggle with getting it to snap closed and it moves around a bit too much, but I still give 5 stars on the optic itself.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Performer..! I recently took a Counter Terrorism rifle course where we could only use red dot optics. Knowing that Vortex makes solid products, I chose to purchase and use the Sparc II on my rifle. Once I got to the course I saw many optics that people paid much much more for, and even heard a few comments about my choice of optic, although one of our instructors also had a Vortex on his rifle. The day was full of different types of drills at various distances out to roughly 100 yards. The training lasted about nine hours and was fantastic. When finished my rifle and optic were very dirty and dusty. The Sparc II performed flawlessly and held a perfect zero the entire time. I love my Vortex..!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SPARC II Red Dot I enjoy this Vortex red dot on my Ruger 10/22 w/ a Blackhawk chassis and Green Mountain Heavy Barrel. It provides quick acquisition and follow-up shots - enabling me to hit what and where I aim. I was able to zero quickly and w/ no issues. The battery life has been excellent. The on-off/dimmer buttons are located so they are easily manipulated and they work well. I like the attached caps for elevation and windage, as It keeps me from losing them in the field. I also like the flip caps, helps to protect the red dot when hiking or moving through brush and dog hair thickets. Thanks Vortex.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good optic. Some durability issues. I’ve had my Sparc II for about 3 years now I think. Overall it is a great little optic for the money especially for a .22LR or lighter rifles. I have used mine on a 10/22 and now it is on My SBR AR. It holds zero well on both. The only gripe I have is that the rubber piece that covers the electronic board and switches fell off. I assume it is held in place by an adhesive and on a night time hog/coyote hunt it just disappeared. The optic still works fine but is exposed to the elements. I have contacted Vortex about the issue and they are happy to fix it. I just haven’t had time to take the optic off and send it in yet.
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aimpoints' chief competitor! Step aside aim point the new standard in red dot sights is here! The sparc 2 coupled with vortex's unbeatable warranty and customer service is the new king of the red dot world. Why pay 600 dollars for a name? When you can pay a fraction of that and still receive that indestructible quality you desire. Toss this bad boy on a battle rifle or even better yet your M1A scout squad and begin to absolutely SLAY Feral hogs like it's your job! Fast target acquisition with both eyes open shooting makes em drop like flies! Stop messing around, stop looking at aimpoint and primary arms STOP looking at vortex "competitors" because lets be honest there isn't any competition anymore. Vortex reigns supreme with the SPARC 2!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great red dot, affordable and high quality I could write a long explanation of why I decided to go with the Sparc ii, but at the end of the day it was the tourture test done by RecoilWeb on the Sparc ii that sold me. Google the dot that wouldnt die to see what this affordable optic withstood. Now that I've gotten to use this optic I'm more than impressed with what I got for the cost. It's maintained it's zero for a little over a year now, and I verify my zero almost every time I shoot. The glass is clear, the dot is crisp, and the adjustment dials are solid. Havung two mount height options is also a nice feature.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Optic for a 10/22 I use this red dot sight on a 10/22. Battery life is great. I take it out 4 or 5 times a month to shoot at the range. I've had it for over a year and yet to change the battery. 2 MOA dot is perfect for a 10/22 plinker. It holds zero and the controls are easy to use. There are a lot of red dot sights that are as good as the SPARC II. It's a crowded field. What puts Vortex over the top is their warranty. Vortex's warranty is the best in the business. How many things can you buy that the manufacturer will replace after your dog chewed it apart into a million pieces?
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough Little Guy I've been running this dot for well, some years now. I have exclusively ran this on my Remington 870 Magpul FDE and it was a great addition to the gun. I've ran a few thousand rounds of just about everything you can put through a shotgun with the dot on and honestly the thing is boringly reliable. I just dial in the adjustments to zero once in a while and I have changed batteries once in four years. It is easy to use, good clarity and has a good field of view for dots in this segment. I found that this dot worked rather nicely under low light conditions as well as extreme cold. I expect to be using this late into the next decade if that gives you an idea of how much faith I have in this dot. I will be buying more of these and I can't give it any higher praise then that.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So versatile I have used this little red dot on my 20 gauge shot gun for deer the past two seasons and have shot a total of 4 deer with this little optic. I love the tiny footprint and almost zero weight to it. The dot is super easy to find when looking for a running deer in the timber. The battery life is impressive also, I left it on for a couple of days and came back and it was just as bright. I keep spare batteries in my pocket when I am out using this but haven't needed to change one yet.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome red dot with a great price! I purchased my first Sparc ii for a AR built about 3yrs ago and have not had any issues at all. So when I got a Remington 870 tactical express this year I got a Sparc ii to go with it. It has held zero after numerous times at the range. But I recommend to use some thread lock on the mounting screews if your going to mount on a shotgun. My only complaint is the tabs on the windage dial covers could be a little more pronounced. But other than that neither of my sparcs have had any issues. Couldn't be happier and with the life time warranty Vortex offers these are a steal.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesoem red dot This is an update on my previous review. I have had this red dot mounted on a Colt LE6920 for 2 years now and have not had a single problem out o fit at all. It has held zero the entire time through 1000's of rounds of different ammo including .223 hunting ammo and hasn't skipped a beat. The battery life is outstanding seeing it still has the original battery in it and is still as bright as day one. If you were thinking about getting this red dot and had any doubts then throw those doubts to the wind, this red dot has really impressed me and I'm glad I bought it.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It works, kinda I bought this sight to mount on my 460xvr revolver. The sight itself works wonderfully, and the 1 minute adjustment graduations is great because I’m not going to be quarter minute of angle accurate with it anyway. However, my sight’s integral mount didn’t hold up to the recoil. The screws have backed out on me once and there is some metal wear, where the mount bites the rails of the base. It would probably be a great AR optic, if you treat it moderately nicely. If you’re getting it for an AR that’s gonna get used and abused I’d recommend trying another product.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome All-purpose AR15 optic! I'm in law enforcement and I only want the best gear for use in my job and my personal life. I bought the Sparc II for a personal AR that I run in my truck and have put it through the wringer during some training days. It has never lost zero since mounted in the spring of 2017 and I love that! The glass is perfect, and the dot is very crisp and doesn't overwhelm you when acquiring a target. Probably my favorite part is just how rugged this optic is. I have spent hours behind this dot add it has been dropped, banged around and abused, but never lost zero. Vortex did an awesome job on something I may have to trust my life on! Oh and you won't find another red dot of this quality for the Vortex price from any other makers either!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Patrol Worthy Picked one up for three reasons. Warranty, Price, Quality. I've had this red dot for over a year now and all I can say is good things. Crisp, clear lenses with a very bright dot. The dot has an ultra low power mode for NV which I never use, but a nice touch. The 1 moa clicks work great and I've been able to shoot 10" plates at 250 yards at competition fairly easily. The 12 hour auto shutoff is perfect for LEOs when your on a long call, you don't have to worry about your dot turning off or killing itself if your didn't shut it off. The absolute co-witness is perfect for me if the dot ever fails and my irons have the same zero. My two gripes....the metal cords attached to the adjustment covers because they restrict them from coming off pretty good. I cut those off. Secondly the flip caps are too lose and end up coming off the whole sight instead of flipping up. It doesn't bother me because I remove them completely when I deploy my rifle but for casual shooters, this could be a deterrent. Overall very happy, would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exceptional value I purchased the Vortex SPARC II a little over a year ago for my Smith & Wesson Victory pistol. I decided on the SPARC II over other optics because of the great value and Vortex’s awesome warranty. The parallax free design allows me to get on target quickly and the brightness is great. Adjustments to windage and elevation are easily made however it can be a bit difficult to reinstall the covers on the base due to the extremely fine thread. Battery life is nothing short of amazing. I haven’t had to change mine out yet. The absolute best feature is that it holds zero! Through countless range sessions it remains dead accurate. I thought between cleanings, bumps at the range, and constantly taking it in and out of my case I’d have to make adjustments here and there being as that it is a value priced optic. I’m glad I was wrong! All I did was set it, and forget it. The only draw back is my dot isn’t a perfect circle. Not a big deal as I just put the dot on the target and the bullet goes where it’s supposed to, but between that and the finicky thread on the windage and elevation screws, it’s enough to knock it down 1 star. Still a wonderful product that I would highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around red dot. I have had my sparc2 for over three years now. Other than a single batter change. I haven’t had to mess with it since I zeroed it. The included bases and attachment hardware are awesome and are enough to co-witness to any iron-sights. The clarity of the glass is fantastic. And the brightness control is easy to use, and is Conveniently places. So there are no worries of it turning itself off or on. This might not be the most expensive red dot, but it is tough, light and sleek. I recommend anyone looking for a tube based red dot to get a SPARC2.
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice short range red dot I like buying vortex products to test them out and see for myself the quality that comes with a decent price. This was one of four products that I have bought from vortex with the other three products being 2 scopes and binoculars. I bought the SPARC 2 red dot within the last year and used it for coyote hunting. I wanted to try a red dot on my setup for situations where the coyotes were either close to me or on the run and it worked great for both situations. On one of my hunts with my buddy, the coyote was running away perpendicular from our location nearly 200 yards away and I hit it by putting a nice lead on him. Sighting in was pretty easy and you could easily get 1 inch groups with this red dot at 100 yards if you are a good shot.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent product! I bought this site for my AR and was very pleased with it. I liked the fact that it was very easy to co witness with the attached riser to my factory AR and magpul sights. Solidly built with good functionality. Small enough to be non obtrusive but with a large enough sight picture. I even used it a little without the red dot or rear sight and it works well as a CQB ghost ring sight. I also attached it to a 22 for kicks without the riser and it functions there very well. Overall for the money I think this is a great value in a red dot. I do have one complaint and maybe more of a suggestion but the wires holding the caps on were a little tight and somewhat difficult to work with so could use a little engineering. Other than that it's great!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my first Vortex Optic but not my last. The experience I had with red dot optics was the higher priced ones on the market. I had never experienced a problem but I'd always wondered if the high prices were justified. I'd read about Vortex and picked up a Sparc II for an ar pistol I put together. The first time I tried the Sparc II out I was impressed. This is a great red dot and I'll be buying more Vortex products in the future. I'll also say that I've had it out at the range and had a lot of guys trying it out, with all of them saying they were impressed with it. Thanks Vortex!
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice compact red dot I purchased this red dot about 6 months ago. It works well in all lighting situations. I thing that takes getting used to is in the bottom right hand corner as you look through the optic, there is a small hump where the red dot is projected from. Its a small hump and really doesn't obstruct your view but when you are trying to acquire a target quickly, and bring the red dot into view, the hump catches your eye for a split second. Now of course that's just my opinion and how it works for me. Overall I do like the product and it works well.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will be buying more of these guys. I bought this for my AR while I was out of town. I put it on my Ruger Mark lll .22 hunter just to do it and went out to sight it. But it was already zeroed. Never have I had to adjust the sights. And it's been on for several months now. I love this scope. I guess I'm going to have to buy another one cause I ain't taken it off the Ruger. Still on. I've shot several varmints so far including a Young Yodiethe other night. With the adjustable brightness of the red dot you can see your target clearly at night. I'm Vortex for life
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, preformed as advertised!! I purchased this product after receiving my new Sig MPX from my wife for Christmas. After several days of searching red dots on the web and visiting several sporting goods stores, I finally settled on the SPARC II. After talking to the salesman he convinced me that Vortex was the way to go after mentioning your Warranty program. I don't believe that I will ever need to use the warranty, but its nice to know that in this day and age that a company will stand behind its product. I'm buying all Vortex products from now on...
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased! I bought the sparc II last year for an AR-15 pistol build and I couldn't be happier with my choice. It came nicely packaged and I could tell right away it was very well built. I also bought an after market mount for absolute-cowitness with iron sights and it fit perfectly. The Sparc II was very user friendly and easy to site in. I have had it out in all weather conditions and have had zero problems. Plus you cannot beat the Vortex optics warranty! Overall it was a great purchase and my next build will have a Vortex optic on it
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great quality I used this red dot as my go to for years before switching to a variable power scope. The quality and durability on it are amazing. Many levels of brightness for day and night. Never had a problem with it, been through extreme temperatures and drops and still is a work horse. EXCELLENT if you're a both eyes open type of shooter.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding red dot About 6 months ago I decided to start to play around with red dots. I started off by shooting through Ana imprint and decided to try the Vortex Sparc II out. I received my red dot faster than fast and installation was a breeze. Went to the range and had zero quickly and easily. The dot is crisp and clear and has multiple brightness setting which is perfect for any application. Comparing it to an aimpoint I truly belive the sparc 2 has a better dot and lense clarity. Go with the vortex sparc 2 and you will not regret it
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome red dot. If I had more rifles I'd buy multiple. This red dot is awesome. Very easy to install. Love the fact that it comes with the shim plate to give it a 1/3 co-witness if desired. I did not use the plate but it is a great option! The dot has 10 settings of brightness, so you will definitely be able to find the right one for any situation. Zeroing it in was a breeze. Few simple adjustments and I was hitting one on top of the other at 50 and 100 yards. Again, awesome red dot. I would recommend this red dot to everyone. Functionality and price point are outstanding.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for the money I have two SPARC 11 red dots. One is on a pistol and the other on an AR15. The shape crispness of the dot is superior to any red dot I have used regardless of price. Ease of use, no recoil issues, different height settings, even an extra battery makes it a tremendous value for the money. I am a member of a gun club with 1400 members and it hardly ever fails that someone comes up and says,"I see you have the Vortex SPARC. I have one also (as well as other Vortex products mentioned). What a great product for the money!"
Date published: 2017-06-15
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