StrikeFire II Red Dot

StrikeFire® II
Red Dot

StrikeFire II Red Dot is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 440.
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MSRP $274.99


When situations demand split-second target acquisition and maximum field of view, mount up the Strikefire II and get shooting. Compared to its smaller red dot cousins like the SPARC AR or Crossfire, the Strikefire II’s larger objective and 30mm tube design provide a larger field of view, and allow it to be mounted at just about any height using most common 30mm rings. A 4 MOA dot is easy to acquire quickly, and is available in red only or user-selected red/green. From AR-15s to shotguns, the Strikefire II offers big time versatility at a price that won’t break the bank.

The lower 1/3 co-witness cantilever mount model is ideal for AR platforms, positioning the optic bore center 40 mm above the base surface.

StrikeFire II Red Dot Dimensions

Mount Type Lower 1/3 Co-Witness Cantilever
Magnification 1x
Objective Lens Diameter 30 mm
Dot Size 4 MOA
Eye Relief Unlimited
Adjustment Graduation 1/2 MOA
Travel Per Rotation 25 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 100 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 100 MOA
Parallax Setting Parallax Free
Length 5.6 inches
Weight 7.2 oz




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 for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Nitrogen gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A high quality red dot I put the Strikefire on one of my ARs. It was very simple to install. I chose the red/green version just to have a different light if needed. Vortex suggest using a 50 yard line to set zero, but I used a 100 yard zero. The first 5 shots were outside the red. After dialing it in, the next 45 shots were in the red.I would've shot more, but ran out of time. My eyes did pick up the green dot much better than the red dot. For the price and quality of what the Strikefire is, I'm not sure if there is a better red dot out there. I will continue buying Vortex products
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Only Red Dot I Will Buy I bought my Strikefire 2 nearly a year ago to use on my AR as a defense setup. It was easy to zero and has very precise adjustments. Powering on is easy and instant. The brightness settings are simple to adjust and very helpful to quickly dim the dot in low light. Both red and green are very bright. The glass is clear and easy to protect thanks to the quality flip up lens covers that are included. I keep my AR fixed in my trunk next to a plate carrier and I have no doubt that this sight will work when I need it to. All this combined with the warranty vortex offers and the price makes me wonder why anyone would choose another brand.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first REAL red dot I have purchased 3 cheap ( 25 dollars or under) red dots from the internet. The old saying is true. You get what you pay for. What was I thinking? This thing could save my life or someone's else's and I went cheap on the sight system. I did a lot of research and decided to purchase a Strikefire II. Very happy with my purchase. A world of difference between the cheapo red dots and my quality Vortex red dot. It has the features I wanted, easy to mount and east to use. I would recommend this red dot and will buy from Vortex again in the future. The best feature could be Vortexes warranty. If you don't know about the warranty you need to research it.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best red dot for the $$ After owning this red dot, I don't see myself buying another brand or model. Fair price, lightweight, solid, fast sight picture, adjustments are easy, and comes with the mount! Don't forget the lifetime warrenty... Buy it! You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it After being pleased with my own Strikefire II red dot on my M4 clone, i chose to equip my organization's raffle AR with one. The height is perfect. Its easy to pick up your target. The multiple illumination levels are great. Easy to set up and easy to use. And quite frankly, it reminds me of what i carried in the Army. Vortex is a great supporter of veterans and we thank them for that. Jon Skubis is a great guy to work with and understands customer service as it should be. Keep up the great work guys!
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for wild boar driven hunts !!! I have this Vortex red dot installed on a Ruger American 30.06 and also a Mossberg 500 12 ga. I live in Basque Country,Spain.We hunt wild boar with dogs in areas with dense vegetation and it is neccessary to use a high quality red dot to shoot as fast as posible. It resists rain,shock and abuse.You can see the red dot even in sunny days.Good idea to hace the auto switch ofg after six hours.Never any problemas.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love this optic I’ve had this optic on my AR15 for over a year now, never had to replace the battery, and the build quality is phenomenal. The cantilever mount makes the attachment super easy. The lens quality is perfect on this, no distortion, and the adjustable brightness allows for clear views in even the lowest lighting or brightest days. After the initial sighting I haven’t adjusted the zero on this optic once even after taking it off a couple times. I’ve had friends pickup my rifle and look through the optic thinking that it was a laser coming off of the gun because of how well it shines downrange. Overall satisfied and cant be beat for the price
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strikefire II Pros - Everything!!!! This red dot does exactly what it is suppose to do. Bottom line. The glass clarity is great. The dot is a dot.....not some obscure figure. Built like a tank. Cons - The only real con, which really isnt a con is the mount. The mount is as solid as it gets but.....I wish it came with or the option for a QD mount. I did end up buying the Burris QD mount for it. And to my surprise, its the same exact mount. Except it is machined for the QD. Now I see why there was never a QD kit to convert.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product very very happy! When I bought my first AR I asked everyone what they recommended for a red dot and without hesitation everyone said VORTEX! Picked this thing up for $179.99 and couldn’t be happier, very easy to use looks great on the gun and it’s backed by the best warranty in the business, won’t go anywhere else for optics
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great red dot at a great price point! I bought one of these years ago and put it on my M&P 15-22 for plinking and rabbit hunting. Over the years, it has just kept working! I have a few other higher priced red dots from other companies, and this red dot works every bit as good as them, and is a lot cheaper... But still a very dependable and quality product!
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value I was looking for a red dot for my AR for close quarters and shirt range shooting drills. Without being too familiar with the red dot sights, I was dependent on the website and videos to help me make a decision. While there may be more expensive options, I felt that the Strikefire II was the best value in performance and capability. I am so glad I made the purchase. It is so easy to mount and zero. Once zeroed, target acquisition and engagement is fast and on target. It was a great addition to my AR. And while my AR will not win a beauty contest, it will hold it's own when it matters most. Thank you Vortex!
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my AR build! I run this red dot on my Wilson Combat AR setup, and it's the prefect optic! Coupled with my Vortex 3x magnifier, I can quickly switch between close and mid-range targets whether I'm putting rounds on paper at the range or small-game hunting. The Strike Fire II is exceedingly well-built, with a ruggedness that has served it and me well while dragging my rifle through the scrub and brush, and it's good looks and design means it cleans up well for plenty of compliments after a good cleaning. Would not only recommend to anyone I know, but will be buying another to go on my new SBR when my tax stamp comes in!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing products I’ve had this red dot for over a year now and has been threw fire and back. Late night hog hunts and endless rounds of target and fun shooting the optic has never let me down. Also have only sighted this optic in once. Never once has it ever came off sight even after falling in a river. The optic was underwater for over an hour. Honestly I thought I had lost my gun forever but lucky we found it. Pull the gun out of water and found nothing wrong with the optic. Absolutely amazing products and by far my favorite! Will always recommend vortex to anyone!
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Red Dot! I have had this glass (coupled with Vortex's eX magnifyer) and can confidently say it's rock solid and performs above expectations. The folks at Vortex nailed its ergonomics fod starters, button position and hold times prevent any accidental changes yet isnt burdensome in the field. The glass is clear and is tough, ive ran it in the field w/o covers and it still looks good. While a 3 moa dot would be an improvement, this dot wont conceal your target too horribly. I had perfect shot placement harvesting a Kentucky Whitetail at ~80yds in those tense seconds after sunse (DPMS A-15 /223 AMAX) Im so pleased with my strikefire and magnifier i would recommend Vortex for all your glass needs.
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would buy again I bought this to see how well I liked red-dots. I didn't want to spend $450 on an Aimpoint and I also didn't want to spend $30. I was familiar with Vortex products and their guarantee so I went with this. Have had it for 3-4 years and haven't had one problem. Wished the battery life was longer but I do not have a need to leave it on 24/7 so that's not a real problem for me. Customer service with Vortex is excellent. I misplaced the original flip caps and called to order a replacement. They provided a replacement set at no cost.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product Durability This product is the product that made me a life time Vortex customer. This was my only electronic product that survived Hurricane Harvey. I did not have a single other red dot, night vision scope, predator call, TV, appliance, remote, ect that still worked after my apartment flooded with nearly 6 feet of water. I wasn't worried about the product because I knew Vortex had a great VIP warranty but when I looked through it and saw there was no water in the lenses and then turned it on and it fired right up I was shocked and ecstatic. Vortex is as good as it gets when it comes to a complete package.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Vortex When i mounted the Strikefire2 to my AR i was seeing a bunch of little dots not just one. I called Vortex and spoke with Kim she told me it may be my eyes but to send it in just to be sure. She sent me a prepaid fedex shippment and i sent it off. A couple of days later she emailed me saying it was definitely my eyes with pictures of red dot attached. Most companies would have ended there, but not Kim or Vortex they offered me to exchange the sight for something else even though nothing was wrong with it. I opted to just keep the strikefire i received it back today and inside was a very nice vortex hat again that was an unexpected surprise after dealing with Kim and the whole Vortex staff i will never buy another brand of optics for any of my firearms
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Red Dot My wife surprised me with the StrikeFire II for my birthday. She then surprised me with the Mirco3x multiplier this weekend, “just because”. (Found me a good wife!) I have this mounted to my AR-15 and could not be happier with the quality or the performance. I will be purchasing the Viper for my bolt action in the spring. My only wish is that VO would make the mount QR like the Micro3x Magnifier’s mount and the Precision QR Extended Cantilever Riflescope Mount; so I can quickly switch from this setup to a long-range scope.
Date published: 2019-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good deal for the money! The StrikeFire II Red/Green Dot is a good deal for your money. It's ease of operation is a plus, easy to zero. The quality is 1st rate. I like the ability too change the aim dot from red to green to better adjust to the lighting conditions, the adjustment of the intensity of the dot/reticle is easily accomplished. I'm totally satisfied with the Vortex StrikeFire II Red/Green Dot sight, with a lifetime warranty, plus made in Wisconsin (home state) I would recommend this sight to anyone looking for a good Red dot sight!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy install, easy to Zero! I purchased this for my Rock River AR. It was easy to install, and only required a tiny elevation adjustment once I got it to the range. It looks great on my rifle, and holds true. It’s been banged around a little bit, but hasn’t lost any accuracy, and functions just as well as the day I purchased it. If you’re looking for a red dot, don’t bother with others brands, go straight for the StrikeFire II.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am hooked! With the addition of a Strikefire II to my new Sig M400, I now have the sight on 3 of my AR's. I love the sight for it's fast target acquisition and the fact that it holds zero so well. I have had problems with other red dots not holding zero when removed during maintenance or other work. The Strikefire rarely requires adjustment when I check my zero following maintenance or an extended firing session. In addition, I have Vortex scopes on several bolt-action rifles and Vortex red dots on 3 pistols. All are terrific. Not a single warranty issue on any optic. Can't wait to get my hands on a new Razor AMG "Huey". Guess its time to start looking for a new rifle to put it on. Keep up the great work.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strike Fire is a hit with my group Purchased the Strike Fire I years ago, it was my first Red Dot on my first AR15 build, a AR15, 5.56 16" barrel all in black. Since then and 8 AR15 builds more, I've out fitted 4 more AR15 with Strike Fire IIs. This Red Dot takes a beating and shines over many others. Very affordable value in cost but performs as in a much higher level of class. Weight is good and takes a beating during field use. You can do no better when out fitting your AR with a strong good Red Dot that will not break the bank.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great optics, great prices......will buy more. I bought this optic about 3 months ago. I put it on my first AR (Ruger) and the cantilever design fit great. When I bring the rifle to firing position the line of sight alignment is dead on. First time at the range last month and it was very little sighting to be dead on. I love your products, this purchase made me select a Vortex 3x magnifier to pair with my red dot. Not to mention great prices on Vortex optics. Thank you Vortex for putting out another great product. I will be buying future products for my other tactical sight for my model 94 30-30.
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A solid choice in a tubular red dot This was my very first choice when building my ar15. I was not disappointed (sort of) I beat the ever loving daylights out of this dot and rifle. Its never failed, not though water, snow and ice, mud, nor dirt. She always held zero, even after hard drops. But I did end up replacing it on my primary rifle, due to a switch over to LPVO's, also vortex. The reason was the dot size. Absolutely perfect for up close, but i like to shoot 200 yards. The dot covers a significant portion of your target at that range. Thats not vortexes fault though. Its just the nature of red dots.
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely satisfied! Great for plinking plates! Last summer I decided to build my first rifle which was an 80% as well. A lot of people had their opinion about optics manufacturer and everyone has their favorite. As for me, I dont follow the crowd. I for one choose what catches my eye. Be it the price, which Vortex has a very balanced price point, looks, which as you see in the picture is very tactical, and efficiency, which after a quick zero at the range I have yet to readjust my Red dot. After many visits to the range till this day she holds true at 50. Only problem I had was my dot was to high with the stock mount. Had to buy the low and med to find the right hight and have my dot and iron sight line up for backup. Other than that I Love my Vortex Strikefire II. Will need to pick something nice up for my Remington 700 soon. Keep up the good work yall!
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality, dependability, and price!!! My collection of Vortex products continues to grow!! I recently purchased the Strike Fire II Red/Green Dot without bothering to read the reviews. Why? Because I have spent somewhere in the range of $2000 worth of Vortex products and I have yet to have any issues, gripes, complaints, or concerns with any of their products. If I did have any issues their awesome VIP warranty will take care of it. One more thing, thanks for the cap Vortex!!! I was in dire need of a new one!!!
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Value I purchased this for a FN15 DMR II. At 30m, the first 3 shots were on the paper. My 7th shot was in the center. Long story short, this sight is incredibly easy to zero, and has held zero through about 500 rounds. Mount it properly and you are good to go. I also purchased the 3x Magnifier, and am absolutely in love with the pair. It’s very easy to operate, and looks incredible. You’ll get a lot of compliments from this setup, and you’ll have a ton of fun shooting it.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Feel, Looks Great This scope is brand new to me, but it looks great, feels like a very solid item. Was easy to install and sight in. The Red/Green option is fantastic and the 10 levels of brightness is a sweet feature, very visible and small dot. I've seen some red dots that cover up too much, this does not.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice Purchased this sight to pair with my S&W, M&P15. Love the fact that I can still use my original sights without any modifications. Several different levels of brightness on both red and green. Vortex Optics warranty along with the price that I paid....excellent choice for me.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from At home on my HD shotgun Originally purchased this for my first AR. But the dot was too big for some of the distances I shoot. And my aging eyes need magnification. Shooting distances under 50 yards, this baby is awesome. Better shooters with better eyes could probably take this dot out to 100, but that aint me. I put a Vortex 1-4 on the AR and moved this to my HD shotgun. That's where it really shines IMHO. dot holds zero under the heavy recoil. The red/green option is useful at the range. Adjustments are easy and accurate. Glass is clear and bright. Could not ask for anything more.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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