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vortex sparc

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by zamboxl, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. zamboxl

    zamboxl Well-Known Member

    Hey all just got a Sparc and i seem to be having an issue with it. I just turned it on and the red dot does not look crisp at all, it looks like a bunch of tiny dots close together. Has anyone else experience this? Will it go away?
  2. Sky

    Sky Well-Known Member

    Two possibilities

    (1)The Sparc is messed up

    (2)You have Astigmatism is my bet

    If number 2 regardless of the make and model of a red dot ( aimpoint, Eo, whatever) the dot will not look like you think it should. Some experience a daisy or a clover leaf with astigmatism.
  3. zamboxl

    zamboxl Well-Known Member

    i am pretty sure it is not astigmatism, never showed up on eye exam and when i looked through my friend's acog i could see a solid triangle.
  4. Mr. Farknocker

    Mr. Farknocker Well-Known Member

    Easy way to find out if it's your eyes. Take a look through the optic with both eyes and ask your friend (or friends) to do the same. Chances are that if you and your friend(s) notice differences in the way the dot looks with both eyes, it's probably your eyes. I've read about people complaining that they see a constellation through their red dot optics only to find out that they needed corrective lenses for their eyes.
  5. Carne Frio

    Carne Frio Well-Known Member

  6. zamboxl

    zamboxl Well-Known Member

    ok i spoke to Vortex and they game me a few instructions to see if it was the scope or me.

    1. Look at the dot with one eye then the other, does it change shape?


    2. turn over the scope while looking at it, does the image look upside down or the same? I could see the little dots moving in relation to each other.

    Then for some reason i focused my eyes out to infinity instead of the dot and walla it shaped itself into a fine little red dot of 2 MOA.

    Vortex said they used a small cluster of filaments or of dots to make up the red dot and i guess that's what i was seeing.

    The little dots did not look distorted or like grapes but like a fine slightly oval formation with a distinct border, they looked very defined. Which is why i didn't think it was me. Little did i know that it was actually me focusing on the wrong thing, but hey this is my first red dot so live and learn

    Either way i am deff going in for an eye exam this week.
  7. Sky

    Sky Well-Known Member

    Good deal so your eyes are good enough to see individual elements!! I remember a time long long ago........alas no more
  8. oldfortyfiveauto

    oldfortyfiveauto Well-Known Member

    Something I've noticed with red dots is that you really need to go out where you can get 20yds or more to evaluate the dot. In my basement they all look lousy.

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