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Looking for other's experiences and opinions here. First off, I like prism optics because I have an astigmatism. It's not terrible but I find the smear from a red dot pretty annoying. As such, I already have a Leupold Prismatic, which I love. It's true 1x, great eye relief, and excellent with both eyes open. Since they aren't easy to find anymore, for other hardware in the collection I have tried a Vortex Spitfire, which seems less than 1x and therefore not as great with both eyes open, and also a Swampfox Blade, which is almost/kinda 1x if you are close enough to the eyepiece and not far from the target, though at distance shooting with both eyes open didn't seem practical. I like the reticle which gives simple 5 and 10 yard holds but the fact that it's not as easy to use as the Leupold bugs me.

Any other suggestions for a honest-and-for-true 1x prism that works with both eyes open? Or maybe it's me?

Thanks!

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I have a Vortex Spitfire AR for the same reason - I have astigmatism on both eyes. It's OK, but it chews though the AAA battery whether you use it or not. The field of view isn't great either and the brightness is lacking too.

In the last year I have invested in a Vortex AMG UH-1 Gen II and I love it. It is a true holographic sight, very similar to an Eotech. I don't get any smear with it at all and the brightness and FoV is way better than the Spitfire.

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On 11/23/2021 at 12:12 PM, Mr.Stu said:

I have a Vortex Spitfire AR for the same reason - I have astigmatism on both eyes. It's OK, but it chews though the AAA battery whether you use it or not. The field of view isn't great either and the brightness is lacking too.

In the last year I have invested in a Vortex AMG UH-1 Gen II and I love it. It is a true holographic sight, very similar to an Eotech. I don't get any smear with it at all and the brightness and FoV is way better than the Spitfire.

I sent back the Swampfox today. The UH-1 looks great but it's a too rich for my blood and maybe overkill. A friend of mind also has an astigmatism and mentioned the Primary Arms SLx microdot with ACSS reticle. He said the chevron is a bit small but with the horseshoe target acquisition was fast. Price is good too. I would like to see one in person before buying. Maybe at the next show.

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