Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6×24 Tactical/3-Gun & Viper PST First Focal Plane – SHOT Show 2013

Vortext Optics

If you’re looking for a tank-tough optic for your AR that’s ideal for 3-Gun or CQB work,
you need to take a look at the new Razor HD Gen II 1-6×24 mm from Vortex. At 10.1 inches
in length, weighing 25.2 ounces, the riflescope uses a 30 mm tube and employs extra-low-
dispersion glass to improve resolution and color clarity. At one power, the field of view at 100
yards is 115.2 feet and at six power it narrows to 20.5 feet. Maximum windage and elevation
adjustments are 110 MOA and the illuminated red dot subtends .5 MOA. Adjustment is .5 MOA
per click. There are 11 different reticle-brightness settings, with off positions between each and
the second-focal-plane reticle uses a single CR 2032 battery for illumination. The company lists
the MSRP at $1,899, but you’ll notice in the video the street price may be less. If you love long-
range work, but realize over-magnification isn’t necessarily an advantage, you’ll appreciate the
new Viper PST 2.5-10×32 mm FFP. With the EBR-1 MRAD reticle in the first focal plane, your
range-estimation problems are solved. Built on a 30 mm tube from aircraft grade aluminum, this
riflescope is also battle tough. This one, however, has a parallax adjustment knob, target-style
turrets for quickly dialing in your dope and features 10 brightness settings for the illuminated
reticle (which also runs on a CR 2032 battery). It weighs 18.8 ounces, is 12 inches long and has a
pretty awesome MSRP of $899. Field of view at 100 yards is 47 feet and 10.9 feet at 2.5 and 10
powers, respectively. Adjustments are .1 mil per click.

Three-gun enthusiasts will instantly recognize the versatility of the new Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6×24 mm.
With a mil-dot based reticle in the first focal plane, and an MSRP of less than a grand, the new Viper PST 2.5-10×32 mm FFP is a great way to get into long-distance work without breaking the bank.

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  • David H. January 23, 2013, 12:33 pm

    I have a few of Vortex’s offerings (mostly tactical stuff) and the Razor HD (first gen) is my favorite scope, bar none. For the money, I don’t think I have ever gotten so much scope and I’d put it up against my Leupold and Zeiss Victory scope any day of the week. The Razor HD is pretty versatile, too, and I think Vortex has some excellent customer service based on my one experience with them.

    Good to see that Vortex seems to be thriving and is putting out some quality, reasonably priced scopes. I have turned a few of my friends on to Vortex with pretty good results. Keep doing what you’re doing.

    thanks for the updates


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