Vortex Optics Viper HD 15-45x65 Angled Spotting Scope
27 May 2013
Summary: This is a quality Spotting Scope made by an American Company! Unless you buy one of the big three for 3 to 4 times as much money you cannot beat the quality of this Vortex Viper HD Spotting Scope regarding there glass/clarity and how sturdy they are built! Highly recommend anyone whom has not tried the Vortex line to do so they will be very impressed! I know because I am and I also own Swarovski, Leica, and Zeiss products!!!!
Summary: Super clear image wish I bought this sooner! Quality optics for a great bang for the buck price. I dont like to spend too much but this spotting scope is worth at least 800$ for the cost around 550$ Save your money for one of these if you are thinking about the sub 200$ cheap spotting scopes.
Pros: clear crisp image great picture great function and features
Summary: I was looking for a good spotting scope, at a good price. Mainly for varmint hunting. A friend of mine has a Razor HD Spotter. I looked through it and was very impressed. I found a good deal on this scope and decided to buy. I made the right choice. This scope is worth way more than $650. Easy to use, very distinct,vivid colors. You can't go wrong with Vortex!
Best buy for the price, Vortex is always undervalued for the quality.
24 June 2012
Summary: I was looking for a higher end spotting scope to take on long packing trips. I looked at the $1000-$1500 scopes and was willing to buy at that price. I had to buy online, not how I like to buy when I'm spending that kind of money so I had to rely on online reviews. I can tell you I'm very happy with this scope and don't regret buying it. Vortex has always been under valued for the quality of their products. I own a pair of vortex binoculars, same quality.
Pros: Crisp, bright and easy focusing
Cons: weight may or may not be an issue, worth its weight/quality
Summary: The Vortex Razor and Viper line are still under-valued. Extremely clear and bright. I have used my scope next to the higher end brands and cannot distinguish the difference. Until you glance back at your wallet! I own 3 pieces from this company and cannot find fault in them.
Pros: Quality, Value, VIP Warranty
Cons: No reticles are offered in the Viper line of Spotters
Summary: I recently got the straight Vortex Viper HD 15-45x65 as my first spotting scope, and I'm very happy with it. It's the first high-end spotting scope I've handled, so I don't have a point of comparison to Leica/Swarovski/Zeiss products, but I can't imagine why I would need a better picture than this. In addition to the clear picture, everything about it seems rock-solid, and every moving part is really smooth.