Vortex Optics Reviews: Top-Rated Rangefinders, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes & Rifle Scopes

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Vortex_LogoUnless you’ve been living under a rock, you are bound to know about Vortex. The American owned, veteran owned and family owned business has been around for 30 years.

They are a leader in the optics industry and competitively take on other world-leading brands like Leupold and NightForce with every product they dish out. Not only are their optics excellent, the company functions on a “customer first” principle.

With their ethical principles and quality optics, you know you can trust them to be your set of eyes with every long range shot you take out there in the field.

Vortex Razor HD 11-33X50
Read reviews of Vortex Optic's best spotting scopes.
Vortex Diamondback HP 4-16X42
Read reviews of Vortex Optic's best rifle scopes.
Vortex Optics Viper HD 10x42
Read reviews of Vortex Optic's best binoculars.
Vortex Ranger 1800
Read reviews of Vortex Optic's best rangefinders.

Vortex Spotting Scope Reviews: Diamondback, Viper HD & Razor HD

For the convenience of using one optic at the range and in the hunt, a spotting scope can be just the right kind of pal. So, if you’re in the market for a new scope, read everything we have on Vortex before you spend a dime.

If you want to know about long distance magnifications, quality glass, and getting the best value, you want to stay right here!

Now, Vortex has all the favorable elements that hunters are looking for in a company when they’re researching the market before their big buy – American owned, family owned and veteran owned. They also pledge to put first what I call the “Three P’s”: People, Products, and Promises. They are committed to their customers and their products, and that’s why all their spotting scopes come with their VIP Unconditional Lifetime Warranty.

With promises like that, you can trust you’ll be getting an excellent product from actual American hunters that live to make your outdoor dreams come true.

Each of the spotting scopes reviewed below share the same superior VIP warranty, porro prism design, fully multi-coated coatings, and full weatherproof-ability. With these shared features in mind, all your optic needs will be realized with Vortex. I guess that’s why they say, “Vortex is the Force of Optics”.

How do these Spotting Scopes Compare (click to open)?

If my best recommendation regarding quality and value isn’t obvious after reading the above reviews, I’ll be super clear about it here, for the best bang for the buck, you’re going to want to go with the Razor HD. You’ll also be getting the best glass that Vortex can offer you. It’s a win-win! Don’t you just love those kinds of buys? And, don’t be worried if you’re only a newbie to hunting optics. Just go with the straight model if you’re in doubt.

The Viper HD is absolutely a great buy as well. It’s a step up from the Diamondback, but for the same increase in price, you may as well go with the recommended Razor HD.

All of this brand’s spotting scopes can be used well regardless of if you are a rookie, young hunter or the most experienced and seasoned of us all.

Thay have had our backs when it comes to providing excellent glass for the best, and I even daresay “fairest”, prices that you’ll find in the optics industry. It is why buying the best of what you can afford undoubtedly leads you to Vortex. Plus, with the unbeatable VIP warranty they offer, you literally have nothing to lose!

Vortex Rifle Scope Reviews: Diamondback, Viper PST FFP & HS LR

If you’ve found this page, I am going to assume that you’re a no-fuss, practical kinda guy, or gal, looking for a new long range rifle scope. If you don’t have confidence in your ability to make an ethical long range shot – this review isn’t for you. For the rest of you, you’re not going to settle for anything but the best, and there’s no better place to start your scope search than here.

These reviews cover just a few of the best Vortex rifle scopes for hunting. I’m talking about 30 mm tube bodies, an illuminated reticle, BDC reticles, and of course, some extreme magnification for those long distance shots.

While deer hunters are familiar and confident with distances within 200 yards, what do you do if you get the chance of a lifetime to take down the trophy that just strolled into the glade 400 yards from you? Let the following Vortex scopes answer that question for you.

How do these Rifle Scopes Compare? (click to open)

It seems that shooters and hunters are trending towards tactical scopes that are outfitted for hunting activities as well. The extra bonus features and long ranging is what extreme distance hunters are looking for in a rifle scope. If you want all the bells and whistles in a long range rifle scope, then the Viper PST 6-24X50 FFP might work perfectly for you.

On the other hand, for the no-nonsense hunter who wants what he needs to take down that trophy from any reasonable long distance, the Viper 4-16X50 HS Long Range can get it done. While it’s on the higher end of a price range for a lot of hunters, it seems Vortex has set themselves up as a brand worth saving more than a few pennies for. Some of their most popular optics vary in the $900 – $1500 price ranges.

If you’re looking for the Vortex name but you want something more economical and affordable, take a look at their available Diamondback rifle scope series such as the Dimaondback HP 4-16X42 or the more affordable Diamondback 4-12X40.

Vortex Binocular Reviews: Razor, Viper, Raptor, Vulture & Diamondback Series

If you’re out looking for a new hunting binocular this season, make sure you have your hunt covered with the best of what you can afford. If you’re in a position to skim over the binos in the low budget price range, but you don’t quite have enough to land a Zeiss or a Swarovski, then you’ve found the middle ground with Vortex.

This brand specializes in mid-range priced binoculars that are far above mid-level quality.

In the below reviews, we’ll cover as many of their bino series as possible while taking a deeper look at HD lenses, low light qualities, and the new upgrades made to 2016 models.

Binocular shopping is never easy, especially when you have a brand that offers more bino series then there are combo options at the local burger joint. But, the American and family-owned optics manufacturer, Vortex, counteracts this with their easy-to-use website.

The advantage to their large selection is the fact that their binos are aimed towards hunters, bird watchers, and nature observers. Even if you intend to use a bird watching bino for a stadium event, you’ll be covered. And, if you’re a Safari tourist, there’s no harm in having the quality of a hunting binocular too.

All in all, Vortex is proud to make binoculars that cater to every outdoor enthusiast there is. From the sea to the woods, there’s a bino made for everyone.

If you’re looking for fully multi-coated lenses and nothing less, they have it. If you want dielectric mirror coatings for maximum reflectivity, it’s here. If you’re shopping for twist up eyecups and nothing else, you’ve got it. These Vortex binoculars have every feature you desire on any binocular platform you want.

With Vortex, there’s no limitations.

How do these Binoculars Compare? (click to open)

While we covered quite a few of Vortex’s binoculars here, there’s still plenty more options out there. So, if you didn’t find one in this review and you’re willing to do the research, there’s definitely one that’s perfect for you.

If the low budget price range for a quality product sounds just like your kind of deal, then the Raptor binocular is for you. It also has the wide IPD range that will be perfect for younger hunters. But, if you’re looking for a compact low budget binocular, the Vanquish is another great line to check out.

For those who have a little more to spend, the Diamondback 10X42 mid-range level binocular, is going to be the best value here. Without spending more than $200, you get everything you need without anything you don’t need. It is an upgrade on the ever popular Diamondback Classic and you will have to go over both with a fine tooth comb to decide which version is best for you. New to 2016 or Tried & True Classic?

But for HD optics, you want to go with either the Vulture HD or the Viper HD. They’re both excellent binoculars that provide stunning HD quality images with all the optical perks that you can ever want on a bino. If it’s a matter of budget trying to decide between the two, the Vulture HD is the most affordable, but only by $100 or so. If you can get a steal on the Viper HD, go for it.

And lastly, for the bino buyer who can afford the roughly $1300 Razor HD, I promise this optic will feel like butter in the hands of a leathered hunter. If you’re looking for Vortex’s high-end and premium series, the Razor HD and the Kaibab HD are it.

You might want to save this bino for only those you trust. You don’t want it to go “missing” or to be accidentally “misplaced”.

This brand brings quality and premium binoculars into the affordable price range for many hunters. While they have some very expensive series, the extra bells and whistles are worth it – you can easily pay twice these prices with another brand. Vortex nailed it with mid-level price ranges for high-end quality.

Vortex Rangefinder Reviews

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to use a rangefinder – if you have a good one. They’re supposed to be easy to use, easy to read, and easy to aim with. That’s the idea when you buy from Vortex. They do all the hard work in designing a high-performing engine, fast and responsive laser, and fully multi-coated optics to take the guesswork out of the measuring. What’s left for you to do is easy-peasy stuff.

These Vortex rangefinder reviews will enable you to know what’s new, what works, and what doesn’t. Because it’s a Vortex, you know the last one won’t apply, and if you don’t believe us, just range out our reviews.

We’re taken aback by the flawless VIP warranty, LED displays, rugged designs, and extreme long ranging distances, and we’re not just talking about a mere 600 yards of ranging. Try doubling that and even tripling it and what are you left with? The unreachable distances that Vortex makes reachable. Let the reviews prove themselves worthy of your hard-earned dollar! Speaking of money, that’s another thing Vortex makes easy. With an attractive price tag to glass with, a Vortex rangefinder is easy to buy!

Optics for the Long Range Hunter

Many ethical hunters question the extreme power ranges of long range hunting optics, and it’s a legitimate concern. If there’s doubt in your ability and accessories to make a well-placed and ethical shot to take down your prey, pass up the shot and stalk on closer.

But, with a trusted and powerful-enough rifle and ammunition, confidence in your capabilities, a fully-detailed ballistic reticle, and high performing features in an optic that’s made to do the job, a 400-600 yard shot, plus some, can be ethically done.

For the long range hunter, Vortex can get you those extreme distances with precision, clarity, and ease.

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