The SPARC II is a new, improved version of Vortex’s original SPARC red-dot optic. The side power button of the original model is gone; the new model is powered on/off using the brightness adjustment buttons. The previously used, thick battery has also been replaced by the far easier to find CR2032. Additionally, the SPARC II now comes with flip-up dust covers front and rear. Just like the previous version, several mounting solutions are included at no extra price, which allow the user to mount it on an AR-15 with either absolute or lower 1/3 co-witness, or it can be mounted even lower for use on other types of firearms. It has a 2-MOA dot, weighs 5.9 ounces (without base) and has a runtime of 300 hours on full bright. On low power, it will run for 5,000 hours. The entire Vortex line comes with an unconditional lifetime warranty. For more information, visit

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