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Offline Canuck44

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New Vortex Venom Optic
« on: November 25, 2016, 11:51:07 AM »
I just bought a Vortex Venom Optic with a 6MOA red dot.  I was going to mount it on a CZ 85 Combat then thought why not on a Shadow I have.  The Shadow is a little heavier and with the extra weight forward due to the FLDC recoil might be more manageable.  I am going to use the gun in local Steel Shoots and IDPA not for competition matches.  Noting real serious, just for fun.

I got the 6MOA Venom over the 3MOA Viper as most I spoke to thought the larger dot would assist faster target acquisitions.  I will be using a Springer Precision mount out of Oregon. 

What do you folks think?  Anyone else use an optic on their CZ's.

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Re: New Vortex Venom Optic
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 06:31:13 PM »
Apparently not which is surprising.  I out the Venom on my New Edition aka Limited Edition in the US.  Looks great.  I have to wait until the weather improves to sight the unit in.  Pretty chilly with the wind blowing hard.

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Offline muggia59

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Re: New Vortex Venom Optic
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 07:15:20 PM »
I actually mounted one on my Scorpion. I have the 2 moa ( I dont think its the 3). I was thinking about mounting it on the P07 using one of the CGW mounts, but for now, I like it on the Scorpion. I think Joel has one on his Kadet.
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Re: New Vortex Venom Optic
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2016, 07:25:02 PM »
I actually mounted one on my Scorpion. I have the 2 moa ( I dont think its the 3). I was thinking about mounting it on the P07 using one of the CGW mounts, but for now, I like it on the Scorpion. I think Joel has one on his Kadet.

The Venom is a 6MOA.  I wanted it larger for IDPA.  3MOA is fine for fine accuracy but in Action shooting you want to be able to pick up the dot quickly.  A 6MOA will do that for you.

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Offline boatnut

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Re: New Vortex Venom Optic
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 04:04:49 PM »
I have a Burris Fastfire III mounted on my P-09.   I love it for shooting paper and it's allowed in my local club's "action shooting" which is similar to IDPA but without a whole lotta rules and classes.

Optics are not allowed in IDPA matches to my knowledge though.

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Re: New Vortex Venom Optic
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 04:58:48 PM »
I have a Burris Fastfire III mounted on my P-09.   I love it for shooting paper and it's allowed in my local club's "action shooting" which is similar to IDPA but without a whole lotta rules and classes.

Optics are not allowed in IDPA matches to my knowledge though.

They are now as a Specialty Division.

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Re: New Vortex Venom Optic
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 09:00:26 PM »
had a venom on my 75b, but it also serves as occasionally bedside for the wife so swapped it to some TFX pro's. Very fun though and if it was purely a range/comp gun would've kept it...definitely agree for 6 moa over 3 for action shooting.

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Re: New Vortex Venom Optic
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 11:39:07 AM »
I just recently bought that same dovetail mount for my SP-01 Tactical that I cajunized. I bought a Burris Fast Fire 3 for mine, they're cheap right now because of the free FF3 rebate going on, I got the 3 moa model and if I don't like it I'll probably throw it on an AR-15 and get the 8 moa model. I've got pretty good eyes so I'm hoping it won't be too much of an issue finding the dot. I'm very excited to shoot Carry Optics division.
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Re: New Vortex Venom Optic
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2017, 03:27:08 PM »
I use a Leupold Deltapoint Pro on my Shadow. The MOA thing is something you have to look at. the Leupold is listed a much smaller than the Burris, yet it is brighter at full strength and to me is better. If you can't see the dot quickly on any Red Dot, there is something wrong. They should be very bright even in the daylight. Go to a store and look through them before buying or borrow one to look through at the range.

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Re: New Vortex Venom Optic
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2017, 07:25:39 PM »
I have a Vortex Venom on my Glock 10mm that I use for hog hunting. The viper has to be removed to change the battery, the venom does not.
I have the 3 moa because I wanted to shoot out to 50-60 yards and also have a more precise dot.

I also bought a Glock 19 MOS and added a FF3 with a 8 moa dot for faster shots on targets. Only reason I didn't buy another Venom is I wanted the bigger 8 moa dot.  Our sport (GADPA) allows a slide mounted optic in the Concealed Carry Division. I have enjoyed shooting it and recently sold it and sent my P-07 to CGW to have it milled for the FF3 since I like CZ much better and really did not have a place for the P-07 since IDPA rule change took it out of Compact Carry division..

I found very little difference, to me, between the 3 and 8 moa. Adjusting the brightness makes the dot bigger or smaller so the Venom would have worked fine for me.