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Vortex - Defender-XL - Micro Red Dot - 8 MOA - DFXL-MRD8

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Product Description

Other red dots are made for competition. The Defender-XL™ is built to win. Target to target. Stage to stage. Designed for toughness, speed, and accuracy, it withstands unexpected drops and the rigors of dynamic shooting. The ultra-wide sight window enhances field of view for quicker target acquisition, faster follow-up shots, and greater flexibility in unconventional shooting positions—all positioning you to dominate every round.

  • Picatinny Rail Mount
  • Rubber Cover
  • Lens Cloth
  • Battery
  • Custom Tool
  • 5 Sets of Common Mounting Screws


Large Hard Coated Aspherical Lens - Large Distortion Free Sight Picture
Motion Activation With 10 minute Auto-Shutoff - Automatically activates with motion while 10 minute auto-shutoff saves battery life
ShockShield™ - Polymer insert absorbs shock to the 7075 aluminum body protecting it for everyday abuse
Fast-Rack™ Texturing - Aggressive texturing on face of optic for racking slide off any surface
Top Mount Battery - Easy battery change without having to rezero your optic
10 Daylight Bright Brightness Settings - 10 Daylight Bright Brightness Settings
Parallax Free - All red dot and holographic sights will exhibit some small amount of parallax. Matching current industry practice, this small amount would be considered "parallax free" and will make a negligible difference in performance.
Unlimited Eye Relief - Non-critical eye relief for rapid target acquisition
Night-Vision Compatibility - The lowest 2 settings are night-vision compatible.
Waterproof - O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof - Designed to withstand a wide range of temperatures.
Low-Glare Matte Black Anodized - Corrosion and wear resistant anodization provides low-glare matte surface and helps camouflage the shooter's position.
Single-Piece Chassis - Compact and lightweight.

  • Magnification - 1x
  • Reticle - 8 MOA Dot
  • Adjustment Graduation - 1 MOA
  • Parallax Setting - Parallax Free
  • Max Windage Adjustment - 115 MOA
  • Max Elevation Adjustment - 120 MOA
  • Dot Color - Bright Red
  • Battery Runtime - 25,000 Hours
  • Mounting Footprint-  DeltaPoint® Pro
  • Mount Type - Picatinny
  • Eye Relief - Unlimited
  • Length - 2.03"
  • Weight - 1.93 oz.

8 MOA MRDS Reticle

The Defender-XL™ features a total of 10 brightness settings (eight for daylight use and two for night vision). Offered with either a 5 or 8 MOA daylight bright red dot, it is easy to see and acquire targets regardless of lighting conditions or background.