When it comes to reflex sights, Vortex is one of the best brands out there. Even now their sights are being compared to newer and arguably better sights. We got one of those arguments here as well. Vortex Spitfire VS Aimpoint Pro, which one should you choose and why?
Both of these reflex sights are some of the best in this price range. They are compatible with tons of guns as well. That’s why this comparison is going to be spicy. What are we waiting for? Let’s get this party started.
Vortex Spitfire & Aimpoint Pro: Outlooks
Aimpoint Pro & Vortex Spitfire: Specs Table
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Vortex Spitfire & Aimpoint Pro: Key Differences
- Spitfire is lighter than Pro.
- Spitfire requires a bigger battery than Pro. Depending on what type of battery you put, the weight of the Spitfire might change quite a bit.
- Aimpoint Pro has a 2MOA reticle while Spitfire has a MOA reticle with dual rings.
- Aimpoint Pro is bigger than Spitfire.
- Pro will outrun the Spitfire by a huge margin when it comes to battery life.
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- The Spitfire Prism Scope has been built from the ground up to maximize the fast handling performance in close to medium range shooting applications. This prism scope is backed with all the features you need in an optic.
- The generous sight picture and forgiving eye box get you on target effortlessly in any scenario. Fully multi-coated lenses offer true to life clarity and brightness.
- The DRT reticle is etched on the prism providing you with a visible point of aim whether powered up or not. Ten intensity levels perfectly match ambient light conditions while you also have an option between red or green illumination.
- With shockproof construction, the Spitfire withstands recoil and impact while nitrogen purging and o-ring seals ensure fogproof and waterproof performance.
- A common AAA battery powers the illuminated reticle.
- Designed to deliver premium performance under harsh conditions
- 2 MOA dot with 10 brightness settings
- Up to 3 years of continuous operation using one DL1/3N battery (included)
- Front and rear flip-up lens covers included; In-service and battery change date decal
Head To Head: Vortex Spitfire & Aimpoint Pro
Aimpoint Pro: Aimpoint is known for their build quality and lens clarity on their sights. They are not the most known sight maker on the market. But they have a good reputation among the shooters that they want to keep. For that reason alone, they tried their utmost best to provide a solid sight that not only feels good, but also will last you a long time. Overall, the quality of this sight is fabulous.
Vortex Spitfire: While this sight won’t spit fire like a dragon, it will still help you spot even dragonflies. Well, maybe I am exaggerating a bit. The point is, from lens to the build quality it’s top notch. Some of the best craftmanship you can notice in a sight. The dials on this feels smooth as well.
Both of these sight feels and is well made. You can feel how premium they are once you touch them. There is no defect on the sights either. If you find a defective unit, they will be more than inclined to change it for you.
Vortex Spitfire: Vortex is known to use good quality of aluminum on their sights. They are also known for their top-quality lenses that they use in various sights and scopes. Overall, the durability of this sight is excellent. Spitfire is water, fog, and shock proof. Making it a great companion to any weather.
Aimpoint Pro: Made out anodized aluminum, this sight is also water, fog, and shock proof. Compatible with many guns and weather. You don’t need to worry about the well being of the sight if you are from the north pole or something.
They are made for heavy duty workplace. They are also backed up with heavy warranties. Both Vortex and Aimpoint will make sure you have a fluent experience.
Vortex Spitfire: If Drogon had a successor, this would be it. It doesn’t spit fire when you say “Dracarys”, it can certainly help you hit that target accurately. The performance of this sight is quite unparallel. No puns intended. It performs well with most gun you guys plan to pair it with.
Aimpoint Pro: Performance has always been a key part in Aimpoint’s victories. They have triumphed over other sights solely based on performance. Aimpoint Pro capitalizes on that performance and improves that even further. Which gives you a weapon of mass destruction in your hand. Jokes aside, it’s an excellent performing sight that won’t fail you once calibrated.
Quite a nice change to see sights that are quite similar in performance. Both of their on-field experience has been nothing but fabulous.
Vortex Spitfire: The length of Spitfire is 4.3”. While the front height is 1.29” and back height is 1.27”. It’s smaller than Aimpoint Pro in all aspect. That is a good thing through and through. The compact size makes it more appealing too pair up with an NVD or a magnifier.
Aimpoint Pro: The length of Pro is 5.2”. A lot bigger than Spitfire. Width is 2.8inches and the height is 3.2 inches. That’s also higher than Spitfire. Overall, it’s a bigger scope that will take more space on your guns rail. You can still pair up a magnifier or an NVD with it.
If the size makes a big difference for you, then you know the Spitfire is the easy choice here. But if you don’t have any issues with a bigger sigh, then Aimpoint Pro is there for you as well.
Vortex Spitfire: The weight of this sight is 318grams. That’s quite light for a reflex sight this big. You can see just how well the finishing on this sight is. They didn’t cut on weight or other aspect of the sight to make it lighter. That makes it such amazing deal for the money! Quite impressive from Vortex.
Aimpoint Pro: While this sight is a lot bigger than Spitfire, the weight difference is not that high. It weighs at 330grams. It’s not heavy by any means. The balance of this sight is also quite nice. It doesn’t feel toe or bottom heavy.
If less than 20 grams of weight difference is big for you, then your choice should be Spitfire. The weight distribution is quite good and nice on both of this sights. Weight alone will be a hard argument to fight.
Aimpoint Pro & Vortex Spitfire: Videos
Vortex Spitfire vs Aimpoint Pro Summary
Both of these sights are on par with each other at what they do. Both of these sights have amazing things to offer. When we first stated this, we thought it would be easy to explain who is the winner in Vortex Spitfire VS Aimpoint Pro. In reality, the choice will depend on small differences. From weight to the price, the choice will heavily be influenced by what you prefer.
That being said, there is no wrong choice here. I will still prefer the Spitfire due to having a better prism and more reputation to back. That doesn’t mean I don’t recommend the Aimpoint.