The HD Razor spotting scope by Vortex made its’ debut several years ago with the 20-60X85mm in an angled model which took the outdoor industry by storm. It’s Vortex Optics top tier of spotting scopes equipped with high density low dispersion glass.
This product provided extremely high quality color and clarity across the entire scope and with a price tag that didn’t require you to take out a second mortgage. Best of all, it came with the V.I.P. Warranty which truly is the best in the business. If anything happens to your scope, it doesn’t matter how or when, Vortex will repair or replace your scope. No need to worry about finding the original receipt or filling out a warranty card. Vortex Optics is all about providing quality optics and servicing your needs after the sale.
The following year, Vortex rolled out the 20-60X85 in a straight model and this year they have topped off the line with four more heavy hitters, including the 16-48X65mm in both straight and angled models and the 11-33X50mm compact.
The 16-48X65 model is a great full size HD spotter that packs all the same characteristics of its bigger brother, the 85mm. It has the triple apochromatic lens system which provides high-definition views across the entire field of view. This means there is no chromatic aberration, making all colors very clear and vivid all the way out to the edges. It has proprietary XR anti-reflective coatings and is fully multi-coated on all air-to-glass lens surfaces, which increase light transmission for maximum brightness. The unit is fully waterproof as well as fog proof due to the O-ring seals and Argon gas purging that is used. This model is a full 17 ounces lighter (48.4 total ounces) than the largest version which makes it a great scope for those of you looking for a large field of view without packing the excess weight.
For those of you hard core backcountry hunters who count every gram of weight before leaving the trailhead, the new compact 11-33X50 is the answer. It allows you the ability to evaluate trophy quality at a good distance without packing your full size spotter. This scope tips the scale at just a hair over one and a half pounds (25 ounces) and is only 10.3 inches long. It comes in both angled or straight version as well. All of the features in this little Razor are the same ones found in the larger versions and they all pack the same Vortex V.I.P. Warranty.
The Vortex Razor series of spotting scopes will cover absolutely everyone’s needs and desires when looking for a spotting scope.