Vortex Unveils Premium 1-10×24 First Focal Plane Riflescope

With a true 1-to-10x magnification range these are impressive, but not inexpensive, scopes. (Photo: Vortex)

For more about these and other optics head over to the Vortex website.

Optics firm Vortex is rolling out a true 1-10×24 riflescope. Built on a 34mm aircraft-grade aluminum tube, the Razor HD Gen III 1-10×24 FFP scope is offered with two lit reticle options (MOA or MRAD).

Making an optic with a range of 1- to 10-power magnification range with true 1x magnification isn’t an easy feat and the price reflect this. The suggested retail price for the new Razor HD Gen III 1-10×24 FFP scope is $2,899.

Real-world and online pricing should be less, and some vendors are offering an introductory price of around $2,000 but this is a premium optic and will carry a premium price for some time to come.

Vortex optics are used by military and police, hunters and sporting shooters and competition shooters including multi-gun and 3 Gun competitors. This optic is suitable for all of these roles including shooting out to 1,000 yards or more, depending on the skill of the user.

“When we began this project, we started with a single goal – create the world’s premier low power variable riflescope,” said David Hamilton, Vortex Optics Chief Development Officer in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica.

“The list of ‘Wants,’ was robust to say the least. It had to serve users with needs from CQB to long range. We knew it would be challenging. We also knew we wouldn’t quit until we had it right. That’s just in our DNA,” Hamilton continued.

Shown here with the MOA reticle. (Photo: Vortex)

The Razor HD Gen III 1-10×24 FFP scope comes with Vortex’s EBR-9 reticle with a center red target ring in either MOA or MRAD versions. The lit center reticle has variable brightness settings from low light to full daylight.

And while it is a powered optic with a 34mm body, the Razor HD Gen III 1-10×24 FFP scope is still relatively light at 21.5 ounces. Included with every scope are a sunshade, a set of lens covers, a lens cleaning cloth, one CR2032 power cell, a removable extended throw lever, and an adjustment tool.

As expected the glass elements are multi-coated to maximize light transmission and optimized to ensure good edge-to-edge sharpness and color integrity.

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Being a scope with a first focal plane, the reticle stays the same size relative to the target to maintain the same holdovers at all magnification ranges. The reticle is glass-etched for durability and use with high-recoiling rifles. It’s also shock-proof, fog-proof and water-resistant.

While yes, it is expensive, the Razor HD Gen III 1-10×24 FFP comes with a strong feature set and measuring in at just over 10 inches long, is about the same size and weight as 1-8x and even some 1-6x scopes.

Vortex is entering a new world of performance with the Razor HD Gen III 1-10×24 FFP. This will be a must-have optic for a lot of shooters out there, budget permitting.

For more about these and other optics head over to the Vortex website.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • KEN January 17, 2020, 9:26 pm

    24 for a cqb, get real you might as well look down the top rail. Step it up too a 30 to 32 and call me when it’s done. A toilet paper roll would be better than this 24.

    • Jason January 20, 2020, 10:20 pm

      Which Seal Team are you on?

      • KEN January 22, 2020, 8:25 am

        I’ll spare the name calling and/or belittling. When it comes too point and click, not the mouse clicking either! I am very good. I stay away from competitions too keep my skills from being known. What I know you could only wish for. Maybe your comment should be taken down. I’m sure you’re not even military!!!!

  • Todd January 17, 2020, 1:49 pm

    I dig it. I recognize that the price is high but if it’s looked at as an work-tool-investment the price is generally immaterial if the product warrants it.

    I like what they say it does and I like the package…. I’d need to know that it holds up to rough-use as a justification for the cost.

    I don’t want to hear about customer service or warranties because, if one is using this as the tool that I perceive it as – I wouldn’t be in a position to exercise EITHER if it goes down or the tube is corrupted.

    That video on the other hand. I am fully hands-down on that. I may be of the wrong generation to appreciate if but selling one’s product with a video-game quality ad is actually a turn-off for me.


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