New from Vortex – Spitfire HD Gen II 3X and 5X Prism Scopes

Nic L
by Nic L

There are many types of optics on the market. While some companies focus on perfecting one, Vortex Optics has been running the gamut, while still striving for the same level of perfection. Here we have another example of just that. Applying some updates, Vortex Optics has just released the new Spitfire HD Gen II 3x & 5x prism scopes.

Leaner, meaner, and featuring a redesigned HD optical system for a significantly smaller, lighter tactical solution, the new Spitfire™ HD Gen II 3x and 5x models let you choose your ideal mounting height while cutting inches and ounces off the original platform. Now with night vision compatibility, it’s a shooter’s dream come true

Vortex Optics Spitfire HD Gen II 3X and 5X Prism Scopes

This second generation of Spitfire optics boasts some promising new features. Inside, the Spitfire HD uses a new BDC-style AR-BDC4 reticle design. The reticle is etched and features bright red illumination powered by a single CR2032 battery. The reticle is built with the 5.56 cartridge in mind, with markings to allow shooters to reach out to 650 yards.

The center dot is 1 MOA, surrounded by an 18.85 MOA open circle, and BDC subtensions for 300, 400, 500, and 600 yards. The illumination comes with 12 brightness settings, two of which are for night vision compatibility.

On the outside, you’ll notice a new exposed turret design. The shockproof bodies of the units are slick, aiming to rid the shooter of any annoying snag points. These prism scopes are waterproof and fogproof thanks to the nitrogen purged and O-ring sealed design.

spitfire HD gen ii 3x

The 3x version is 3″ long and weighs in at 9.3oz. MSRP is $549.99.

spitfire HD gen ii 5x

The 5x version is 3.6″ in length and weighs 10.8oz. This scope also has a top red-dot sight mount. MSRP is $649.99.

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Whichever style of optic you prefer, it looks like Vortex Optics makes one. If you want to look at all they offer, head over to their website. Don’t forget to look at their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube channel.

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Nic L
Nic L

Stemming from his childhood love of WWII history, Nic's passion for firearms continues to grow as his maturity level recedes. He has competed in local USPSA, IDPA, and rifle competitions, and has an almost unnatural affection for Rosie, his Gen3 Glock 19. @the_brutal_rooster

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  • Asd Asd on Jan 09, 2021

    Have they said if these fit any pre-existing mounting patterns?

    The one saving grace for ACOGs was the ADM Cantilever mount which pushed the centerline up to 2.1 inches above rail and moved the whole unit back past the charging handle for adequate eye relief.


    It looks stupid but it works incredibly well, basically makes an ACOG function as well as a decent LPVO on a 1.93 mount in terms of eye relief/eye box for those of us who don't run nose-to-charging-handle.

    If these fit traditional ACOG-style mounts or even something like Aimpoint pattern ones then it's a for sure hit, but if not I think the Primary Arms Prisms are still the likely better contender due to their base compatibility and slightly longer eye relief.

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    • Mig1nc Mig1nc on Jan 10, 2021

      @int19h Yeah, I think so too. Just from looking at the photos. A Scalar Works LEAP 1.93 would be pretty sweet with one of these.

  • GhostOfUWOTM8 GhostOfUWOTM8 on Jan 09, 2021

    I dig the 3x...can’t wait to see what street price might be