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Vortex Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular USA

B&H # VO8X36SRTTMR MFR # SOL-3608-RT
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You Pay: $119.99
Product Highlights
  • Roof Prism Design
  • R/T Ranging Reticle
  • Fully Multicoated Lenses
  • Durable Rubber Armoring
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof
  • Utility Clip

The Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular from Vortex offers a wide 393 foot field of view that is bright, crisp, and clear. Designed as a take-along-everywhere optic, the Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 is compact and easy-to-handle.

This monocular comes with an R/T ranging reticle for precise target range estimation. It features mrad (milliradian)-based subtensions and includes a secondary quick-ranging system with silhouettes. These angular measurements allow the user to calculate ranges when comparing the reticle to objects of known dimension. The reticle focus ensures a sharp reticle image at all distances.

The Solo's optical system features a premium roof prism and fully multicoated lenses. The rugged housing is waterproof, fogproof, and covered with a protective rubber armoring. A utility clip allows the monocular to be attached to a belt, strap, or webbing with ease.

Top focus wheel for focusing the reticle and a bottom focus wheel for focusing the image
Integral carry clip: attaches securely to any belt, strap or webbing
Rubber Armoring: provides a secure no-slip grip, durable external protection
Adjustable flared eyecup: twist-up style for comfortable viewing with/without eye/sunglasses
Waterproof/fogproof: housing is nitrogen filled/o-ring sealed for all-weather performance
Fully multicoated: anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces enhance light transmission
Ranging Reticle: ranging reticle scaled with hashmarks and crosshairs using mrad based subtension lines for ranging, holdover, and windage corrections. Quick-ranging silhouettes on the reticle
Magnification 8.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 36 mm
Eye Relief 18.0 mm
Exit Pupil 4.5 mm
Field of View 7.5° - 393' @ 1000 yd / 131 m @ 1000 m
Close Focus 16.4' / 4.9 m
Dimensions Length: 5.4" / 13.7 cm
Weight 10.2 oz / 289.2 g
Vortex Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular
  • Soft Carrying Case
  • Neck Lanyard
  • Utility Clip
  • VIP Unconditional Lifetime Warranty
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    VortexSolo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular
     
    4.5

    (based on 10 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Quality lenses (5)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Accurate ranging (4)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hunting (5)
      • Security (4)
      • Bird watching (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid adventurer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

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      4.0

      Excellent Clarity

      By maclejend

      from Karratha, Western Australia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Waterproof

      Cons

      • Pouch

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vortex Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular:

        Independent focus for Reticle & Lens are easy to use- set & forget.Focus rings are stiff and not easily knocked out of focus.Reticle image is very precise / clean.As noted by others, the pouch is not the best.It would be better if it was fully sealed - to protect the lenses better. On the other hand, the open design might allow debris to naturally fall away. I will try to modify the belt clip, to fix onto a small gorilla pod. This will steady it in the field for longer range viewing, & allow better readings of the reticle.

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        4.0

        Great piece of kit!

        By CHEMMINS

        from Red Deer, AB

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy Storage
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vortex Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular:

            Thing is built like a tank. It would be nice if it had a built in cap. Very clear glass. The clip on it is ideal and the ability to separate the lanyard from the unit is a nice touch as well.

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            4.0

            Clear crisp Optics.

            By Captainskibo

            from Schofield Bks.

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vortex Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular:

                I cannot say enough about the quality of the optics. The field of view and clarity are perfect. I use this on the range, in the field and even on the golf course. Make a proper range card using the MRAD scale and with the clarity of this scope, you'll be able to dial it in within a yard. I would highly recommend this scope to anyone looking for an analog rangefinder.

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                5.0

                I would buy this again! Here is why...

                By rborden3245

                from Oregon, USA

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Belt Attachment
                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Hold On To
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Grip
                • Fits Nicely Into Day Pack
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Case Does Not Fit Well

                Best Uses

                • Bird watching
                • Fun To Have On Walks
                • Hiking
                • Night Sky Viewing
                • Watching Outdoor Sports

                Comments about Vortex Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular:

                The moment I took the Vortex out of the box it exudes quality. From its rugged construction to is bright and clear optics, this monocular by Vortex rocks. I love the tactical reticle, it helps to determine distance of object size and distance. It does not fog up which is a problem here in the Pacific Northwest for many optics.

                The only complaint, which is minor, the monocular does not fit in the case tightly. I added my own Velcro which solved this problem!
                I have purchased from B & H Video and highly recommend them as your source for optics, cameras, electronics and other merchandise. I have purchased from B & H many times and will continue to do so. Always ships on time every time! Plus, love the prices and customer service - second to none!

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                5.0

                Great Scope

                By Brap

                from Rhode Island

                Comments about Vortex Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular:

                I was really impressed with the quality of the optics in this scope. Other guys at the range thought it cost 3 or 4 hundred dollars.I thought the case I received was fine .Maybe mine was different than what previously was offered with the scope.

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                5.0

                Tons of fun!!!!

                By MaxYahr1

                from Bronx, NY

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Sticky Focus

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Bird Watching
                • Hunting
                • Security
                • Spying on your neighbors
                • Yachting

                Comments about Vortex Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular:

                I bought this for me and my family to be able to see all the boats, planes, and helicopters go up and down the Hudson River. It fills that purpose perfectly. Focus is a tad rough but I never need to use it anyway.

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                4.0

                Almost Perfect

                By SB

                from New York City

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Ranging
                • Easy To Use
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hunting
                  • Security

                  Comments about Vortex Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular:

                  This is a near perfect unit for the price. Easy to put on your belt or throw in your day pack. (The belt holder case is lame and near useless - Vortex is still not listening to their customers to provide something useful in the field.) Rugged, simple, easy to use quickly. Optics are excellent. Recommended.

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                  5.0

                  Great Monocular

                  By Jettubby

                  from Charlotte, NC

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                  Pros

                  • Accurate Ranging
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Poor Case

                  Best Uses

                  • Hunting
                  • Security

                  Comments about Vortex Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular:

                  - clear, sharp optics
                  - focus-able reticle
                  - reticle does not get in the way of viewing subject
                  - great way to practice ranging with mil-ranging. Cheaper than a range finder and keeps the brain sharp

                  My only CON is the case. Although sharp looking the belt snap is useless and continually popped off with the risk of dropping the monocular. It's also not padded and offers no drop/bump protection. Called Vortex and they are sending me another type of case. Not sure yet if this will be acceptable or not? If not I'll find a flashlight belt case for it.

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                  4.0

                  Very nice, but...

                  By Scottso

                  from Southampton, NY

                  About Me Professional Guide

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Ranging
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Useless case

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Hunting
                  • Security
                  • Yachting

                  Comments about Vortex Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular:

                  The monocular is wonderful. Well made, nice reticle, good size, good value. The big negative is the included case. The monocular will fall out of it the way it's designed. The case is well made but open at the bottom and loose fitting at the top. Better suited for a 12 oz beer can or even a bottle of your favorite brew (both fit snuggly and won't fall out). For an optic that won't accommodate a lens cap (on either end) a form fitting case that will keep out the elements and keep your optics in would be a better accessory.

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                  5.0

                  A beautifull instrument

                  By Carlo1776

                  from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Ranging
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hunting

                    Comments about Vortex Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular:

                    Took it to a ball game in the nose bleed section. Nice sharp clear image. Waiting to take it hunting but the mrad scale and reticle seem easy to get used to

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