Reviews and Problems with Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85
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More Than Impressive
Steve F., Eagle Optics
2 weeks ago
Summary: I've had my Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85 angled spotting scope for a few months already and cannot be more pleased with the quality and ease of use. First, the optics are brite, clear, super resolution, bringing distant birds into sharp focus. The adjustable angled barrel is just terrific, whether using a tripod or a car window mount. The price for such quality is definitely worth it, very competitive, and suitable for bragging rights.
Summary: I have a friend with a comparable Swarovski scope (same specs and design), so when I read previous reviews about the quality of this scope, I knew I'd have a chance to do my own side-by-side comparison. You can imagine my delight in knowing that I saved about 50% on a scope that I believe is every bit as good as the Swarovski.
Summary: I had been using an Alpen 20-60x60 and a Vortex Nomad 20-60x60. Both were great (especially the Vortex Nomad) but I was ready for something more. I had checked out all my friend's scopes (including the new STX Swarovski 95mm!) but I didn't think I was ready to go for anything more than $2500 so I had narrowed my choices to two: Kowa TSN 773, the Swarovski 80mm ATS. I had pretty much decided on the Swaorvski until I checked out my friend's new scope, the Vortex Razor.
Summary: This is my 1st spotter so I have nothing to compare it to. It works well to 35x zoom and the image degrades from there. This may be the case with any scope, as I said with nothing to use as a ref. so until I do, I cannot be sure. The scope had a small nick in the finish where the eyepiece mounts and it has some minor waves in the rubber armour coating.I bought this scope sight unseen and based on almost all the reviews I read.
Summary: Compared other top end scopes (Leupold Mark 4/Golden Ring, Swarovski STS) and selected the Vortex Razor HD based on all factors. Previous experience with Vortex Razor HD riflescopes sealed the deal. Optics Planet also offered a 10% coupon that made the decision even easier. No complaints, very happy with selection.
Summary: Amazing quality for the price. Have compared to swarovski and can't tell the difference. Used for digiscoping as well and I couldn't be happier. Oh and did I mention the best warranty in the industry?
Summary: Bought this Scope last year from Eagle optics. Price, optics and warranty was main consideration for buying this. Developed a focusing issue with it and took it in on a Tuesday for repair. Don't know what the issue was but they sent me a new scope and received 2 days later. Great service and warranty. Would absolutely recommend Vortex and Eagle Optics!