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Vortex Optics has come up with a series of products in 2016 and the bouquet of releases include riflescopes, red dots, binoculars, monocular, and rangefinder. Let’s find out what are the new Vortex Optics products released in 2016:
In the riflescope category, Vortex has released 4 new products and they are:
#1 Razor HD AMG
#2 Golden Eagle HD
#3 Razor HD LH
#4 Crossfire II Scout Scope
How are these new releases going to help the shooters? Let’s check out:
#1 Vortex Razor HD AMG
This is a 100% US-made riflescope, manufactured solely for top-tier long-range precision-shooting purposes. Users will get unparalleled quality image in Vortex Razor HD AMG 6-24×50 EBR-7 FFP. Incorporated proprietary ALO automated laser optical alignment process results in production of highest quality, comfortable, and forgiving images. They have used APO objective lens system in this scope for correcting color throughout the visual spectrum. Index-matched lenses are used in the APO objective lens system. A long range precision shooter will always get High Definition images, thereby providing users with ultimate color fidelity as well as resolution. This is possible because of HD premium extra-low dispersion glass. To achieve optimum brightness, Vortex Optics has used XR Plus premium fully multi-coated lenses that increase transmission of light through the lenses. Whether it is dirt, oil, or scratch, the exterior lenses are protected by ArmorTek.
#2 Vortex Golden Eagle HD
Vortex Optics has ultimately come up with a shooting scope that is specifically meant for F-Class shooters, long range hunters, and other kinds of competition shooters. Most notable aspects of this new Vortex Golden Eagle HD 15-60×52 scope are extreme long range reach (15x to 60x magnification – 4x optical zoom), repeatable and positive tracking, rugged single piece main tube construction, generous eye relief (3.9 inch), presence of side focus, and fine reticle. All these features will help shooters use this new riflescope in wide array of shooting arrangements including F-Class competitions, NRA High-Power, Centerfire Bench Rest, and Rimfire Bench Rest. The competition shooters will find this scope especially useful because of its relatively light weight (which is below 30oz., 29.7 oz. to be precise). This lightweight feature helps shooters in participating in competition shooting, which follows strict weight limits.
All these features will help shooters use this new riflescope in wide array of shooting arrangements including F-Class competitions, NRA High-Power, Centerfire Bench Rest, and Rimfire Bench Rest. The competition shooters will find this scope especially useful because of its relatively light weight (which is below 30oz., 29.5 oz. to be precise). This lightweight feature helps shooters in participating in competition shooting, which follows strict weight limits.
#3 Vortex Razor HD LH
If you are looking for a riflescope that will exceed expectations even in the extreme hunts, this is the right one for you. It is perfect for those shooters and hunters that look for lightweight coupled with true tracking capability and superior optics. Vortex Optics has released three basic models in this series and they are HD LH 3-15 x 42 (HSR-4 and G4 BDC MOA reticles), Razor HD LH 2-10 x 4 (HSR-4 and G4 BDC MOA reticles), and Razor HD LH 1.5-8 x 32 (G4 BDC MOA reticle). Tube diameter of these scopes is 1 inch and the entire device is manufactured from a single block of aircraft-grade aluminum. Superior durability as well as scratch resistance features is ensured through hard-anodizing features. Check out – Razor HD LH
#4 Vortex Crossfire II Scout Scope
This new product is simple to use, utilitarian in nature, practical, and versatile – to put it in simple words. These are the reasons why shooters as well as hunters using Scout rifles prefer these scopes. For catering to the specific needs of the users, Vortex Optics has provided a significantly large 9.45 inches eye relief that not only accommodates forward mounting but also the extended zoom range from 2x to 7x.
If you want to use a scope with your scout rifle for any possible purpose, Vortex Crossfire II Scout Scope is the right choice for you. It is a quite small scope with length of just 10.5 inches and weight of 12 oz. You can buy this scope well within the $200 price mark.
In the Red Dots section, Vortex Optics has introduced two new products – Sparc AR Red Dot and Sparc AR Red Dot.
#1 Vortex Sparc AR Red Dot
Most beneficial aspect in this new Red Dot sight is the incorporation of Point and Shoot feature, which is simple, fast, and effective. It comes in an ultra clean package along with the triple features of compactness, lightweight, and durability. Whether you intend to use it for recreation, home defense, or with duty rifle, you will find this new red dot from Vortex Optics handy.
One important aspect is the presence of digital rear-facing controls that help in controlling power as well as dot brightness. This control in the red dot can be accessed easily and can be viewed from the shooting position. A shooter can get the exact aim point with 2 MOA dot diameter. With Vortex Sparc AR Red Dot attached to a rifle, shooter will be able to acquire targets fast because of the incorporation of unlimited eye relief as well as parallax free features. If you keep using it for 12 hours continuously, unit shuts off automatically for preventing any kind of accidental battery rundown.
#2 Vortex Spitfire AR Prism Scope
Vortex has brought this new Spitfire AR Prism scope for maximizing performance of AR-platform rifles. It is a lightweight device that comes with ultra-fast functionality. With this product, a shooter is able to use it in high stress scenarios and can acquire targets effortlessly. This is because of forgiving eyebox coupled with parallax free and generous sight picture. This red dot has been manufactured in such a manner that it enables users to access and operate easily and at the same time remain visually present from shooting position.
For getting correct illumination in accordance with the prevailing light condition, Vortex has included 10 intensity levels. Users will get Dual Ring Tactical (DRT) reticle in Vortex Spitfire AR Prism scope where the reticle is etched on prism. This feature helps in getting point-of-aim consistently all the time, no matter whether illumination engagement is done. Factory-installed cap can be replaced with an additional yardage-marked turret cap, which will help in rapid dialing of known-distance shots, which are within the 700 yards range.
Vortex Optics has released two new binocular models – Diamondbacks and Raptor 10×32.
#1 Vortex Diamondbacks Binocular
Vortex Diamondbacks series binoculars have been completely redesigned and therefore has completely redefined price vs. performance ratio. In this Vortex Diamondbacks series, there are 8 products with varying magnification and objective lens diameter that have been completely redesigned for 2016. These are Vortex Diamondback 10×42 binocular, 12×50, 10×50, 8×42, 10×32, 8×32, 10×28, and 8×28.
The redesigns made in Vortex Diamondbacks series binoculars not only enhance aesthetics of these devices but also other features. It is now easier to hold the binocular because of the sleek new look. Vortex Optics has incorporated new optical system that comes with enhanced, dielectric fully multi-coated lenses that help users to see images even in low light conditions. Field of view of these binoculars is ultra-wide, thereby helping you to cover more ground efficiently.
#2 Vortex Raptor 10×32 Binocular
With this new affordable (in the vicinity of $120) mid-sized binocular you will be able to view and observe even in low light conditions. The new Raptor 10×32 binocular comes with a wide angle design. Wide range of interpupillary distance (50-70 mm) helps in accommodating anyone and everyone in the family, while observing. Observation can be carried out easily because of the inherent optical features of excellent color fidelity along with crisp and bright images.
Vortex Recce Pro HD 8×32
Vortex Optics has released a new monocular named Recce Pro HD 8×32. It comes with an integral carry clip that helps in getting quick external access. You can use it anywhere and anytime you want because of the incorporated full weather and water proofing abilities. It comes with ArmorTek coatings, o-ring-seals, and argon gas-purging facilities, thereby providing you with complete fog-proofing and water-proofing facilities.
Important features of Vortex Recce Pro HD 8×32 include 400 feet per 1000 yards linear field of view, 7.6 degrees angular field of view, 4mm exit pupil, 14.5mm eye relief, and 5 feet close focus. This monocular is just 6.18 inches long, 2 inches wide, and weighs just 11 ounces.
Vortex Ranger 1500 Rangefinder
New kid in the rangefinding bloc is Vortex Ranger 1500 Rangefinder, which is capable of accurate target ranging up to 1,500 yards, right from the short 9 yards distance. This will be an extremely handy device for precision long range shooters and hunters because they can get a prior estimation of the distance their targets are located. No matter whether you are hunting on the plains or mountain terrains, you will be able to get accurate ranges. This is possible because of the incorporation of Primary Horizontal Component Distance (HCD) mode, which helps in reading angle–compensated distances in uneven places. Bowhunters, target shooters, hunters, and other kinds of sportsmen will find this device extremely handy.
These are the 10 happening new releases of Vortex Optics. Check them out to get more out of your shooting, hunting, birding, and watching experiences.