Vortex SPARC Solar ($400)

Iron sights on your hunting rifle are borderline archaic at this point in the game — the red-dot revolution is in full swing. If you haven’t seen one in person yet, check out Vortex Optics’ new SPARC Solar powered red dot. This micro red dot sight harnesses the power of the sun to greatly increase battery life; up to 150,000 hours on a single CR2032 lithium battery. That’s about 17 years, seven more than the actual battery is rated for. Ten daytime illumination and two night-vision settings ensure the proper amount of brightness for any hunting condition. The SPARC features a 2 MOA dot for precision aiming, ideal for use on both a general-purpose carbine or hunting rifle/handgun, and it even comes with a height adjustable Picatinny mount, making it a turnkey solution. Contact Vortex Optics; Tel.: (800) 4VORTEX; Web: www.vortexoptics.com