Viewing Configuration: Straight
Power Variability: Variable
Adjustable Eyepieces: No
Eyepiece included: Yes
Objective Diameter: 60 mm
Close Focus Distance: 19.8 ft
Length: 14.4 inches
Weight: 37.2 oz
Field of View: 114-51 ft/1000 yards
Eye Relief/Exit Pupil: 17-14 mm/3-1 mm
Optics Coatings: Fully multi-coated
Focus System: Focus knob/Single
Digiscope adaptable: No
Best Uses: For the Range, Bird Watching, Wildlife Observation, Lunar Observation
Redfield Rampage 20-60X60 Spotting Scope Review
If you want reputation behind your budget spotting scope buy, then look to Redfield. Not only are you buying a brand name, but you’re also getting quality within your buy. Redfield has its own footing in the optics industry, and you’re about to see why.
The Rampage 20-60X60 spotting scope is about as basic as you can get, but it’s all quality. When you lack additional bells and whistles, you should expect to see top-notch materials and functionality in the fundamental features of the spotting scope itself.
To give you an example, the Rampage spotter may be high-powered with a large aperture, but it’s relatively lightweight and compact in size. You can thank the polycarbonate body that’s practically bulletproof. It’s super light, but it’s tough as can be.
Instead of BK7 glass, this spotting scope features BaK-4 glass for ultimate clarity and resolution. There’s no debate which type of glass you’d rather prefer here. On top of that, the glass has fully multi-coated lenses for superior image quality. With weatherproof technology, twist up eyecups, and a promise of lifetime use in the field, Redfield champions entry level prices with premium quality.
The masses concur with our evaluation as they say it has “excellent quality and performance for the price.” However, realistic use on the range to sight groupings seems to be around the 100 yard range on white. For further use out to 200 yards, you’d most likely need splatter targets to help identify groupings through mirage. But, this isn’t unique to Redfield, and it’s actually typical of most spotters within this price range. Redfield – 1. Legitimate complaints – 0.
- BaK-4 glass
- Polycarbonate body
- Fully weatherproof
- Poor quality at max power
Rampage 20-60X60 Q&A:
It’s extremely difficult for spotting scopes to achieve maximum clarity at max power of 60X and beyond. After about 40X, image quality will decrease and may become blurry.
Redfield is a subsidiary company of Leupold & Stevens that’s been assigned the task of manufacturing high quality optics for the lowest prices possible. Redfield backs their products with excellent warranties, and they also have a few lines that are made in the USA.
The Rampage comes with Redfield’s No Excuses Limited Lifetime Warranty. They promise no hassle and no excuses since when you buy from them, you expect an optic to do its job.
This purchase comes as a complete kit that includes the spotting scope, compact tripod, and view-thru soft case. You will also receive a carrying case, neoprene neck strap and lens covers.
It’s a wrap-around case that protects the spotting scope. The case can envelope the spotting scope during use to allow for ultimate protection during bad weather, and it makes for fast pack-up time.
The included tripod is what you would consider a table top tripod. It’s not full-length and doesn’t allow for adjustments to full length. The tripod is good for use on a bench at a target range.
This spotting scope in made in China. However, it’s strictly manufactured according to the quality control issues that the United States allows for import and what Redfield/Leupold requires.
At this time, there is only the straight model available with the 20-60X60 specs, but there is an angled 20-60X80 model. However, the straight design is best suited for hunters and target shooters who need that straight line of sight. It’s actually easier to use than an angled spotting scope. But, the angled design does present its benefits for birders. If you’re not sure what design you prefer, check out our Straight VS Angled article to lay down some preferences.
- Quality spotting scope for all outdoor activities
- Excellent BaK-4 glass for optimal clarity and resolution
- Includes two types of cases for ultimate protection and storage convenience
- Sports a retractable lens shade to reduce glare
- Lightweight polycarbonate body for toughness and durabiltiy
Our Verdict on the Rampage Spotting Scope
The scoop on the scope is, the Redfield Rampage 20-60X60 spotting scope has quality where it matters. The fundamental features of the spotting scope is what makes this optic a breeze to use while knowing it’ll hold up season after season. However, like with many spotting scopes, eye relief will be short at max power and image quality may be poor.
If you’re looking for ultimate clarity at max power, then you need to more than quadruple your budget to buy a Zeiss Dialyt 18-45X65 Field Scope or a Vortex Viper HD 15-45X65 spotter. It’s no joke to get a pristine image at such high powers, so be prepared to pay up.
But, if you’re not that serious about it, then just stick with Redfield. They also have the Rampage 20-60X80 spotting scope that ups the game with an even larger objective. Not sure how objective lens size works for a spotting scope? Swing by our Spotting Scope Magnification Guide for a better idea.
There you have it. Redfield ditches the hype of tedious bells and whistles, and instead, they up the quality where it matters most – in the features that makes a spotting scope a usable tool in the field.