Vortex Razor HD Straight Spotting Scope
I purchased this a few months back and have been using it every chance I get. Even the 85mm model I went with isn't so heavy that you'll want to leave it home on long hikes.I've let a number of friends use it at the range as well and the first thing to come out of their mouth is "Wow, that's clear". Great product!
November 30, 2014
As a college student, I had to save up for a few years to finally buy this product. I am more than pleased with this scope. It is great for all around use. I settled on this scope because coupled with my Razor HD 10x42 binoculars these two make a deadly pair. The smaller spotting scope wasn't that much different than my 10x42 binos in the field. I also did not want to lug around the larger model for backpacking. I settled on this scope and haven't looked back. It is amazing. It allows me to see the fine detail that will ultimately lead to a stalk or not. Great glass saves precious energy in the backcountry by letting them do the walking. I only wish the the scope came with a fitted sleeve instead of the zipper case. The case is impractical in a backpack. Best bang for your buck. It is worth every penny to save up and buy the razor line products. Vortex is all I buy and it should be the same for you. A riflescope is my next purchase.
November 24, 2014
Compact Little Spotter
When I bought this little guy last year I purchased it with the intent to pack while horse hunting with rifle and bow. I first used it on a rifle deer hunt I drew on last fall. It hardly took up any space compared to a bigger scope. I put it in my pack and really didn't feel much difference. I took out some non essential items I had been packing around forever and away we went. The smaller tripod was a big plus also. It fit easily in my saddle bags or in my partners pack. I was very impressed by the lighting it offered and clarity of the product. My hunting partner had a Leupold spotter in his truck. After a few times of using his glassing from the truck I was really impressed by my purchase and the quality. I definitely will be investing in the bigger model. This fall I was comparing it to a top of the line Swarovski Spotting scope a friend had. I didn't fully realize the quality of this little thing until it was side by side against the so said, "best of the best". It obviously wasn't the same, but for the money and what I paid for it, I choose Vortex over any other every time!
November 23, 2014
Tiny but mighty
This little guy out performs any of my 65mm scopes, and always has a home in my pack. Very pleased with this purchase.
November 13, 2014