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Vortex Viper HD 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope USA

Includes Free
Total Value $79.95
B&H # VO206080VHDA Mfr # VPR-80A-HD
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You Pay: $899.99
Product Highlights
  • Angled Viewing
  • Apparent Angle of View: 42-57°
  • Porro Prism
  • Zoom 20-60x Eyepiece
  • XR Fully Multicoated
  • High Density (HD) Dispersion Glass
  • Waterproof and Fogproof

The Viper HD 20-60x80 Spotting Scope from Vortex has proprietary XR anti-reflective coatings and HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass for increased resolution and color fidelity. Fully multicoated on all air-to-glass lens surfaces, the light transmission is increased for greater brightness. The Porro prism construction offers excellent image quality and performance in a traditional design. Meeting challenging conditions with confidence is accomplished by the argon gas purging which ensures fogproof and waterproof performance of this all-weather scope. The waterproof optics are sealed with o-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the spotting scope. ArmorTek ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt. Complete with a zoom eyepiece, built-in sunshade, rotating tripod mount, and case, this is a spotting scope to own.

The versatile magnification of the Viper spotting scope allows viewing at a wide field-of-view at lower power, then zooming in on distant details. The magnification of the spotting scope is changed by simply turning the magnification adjustment ring. An angled body design allows an overall lower mounting height which maximizes stability in windy conditions, offers greater comfort when glassing for extended periods, and permits the use of a smaller, lighter tripod. A twist up and down eyecup provides comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses or sunglasses so that the full field of view can be observed. Twist the eyecup down when viewing with eyeglasses or sunglasses and twist up when viewing without glasses.

The dual focus feature allows for maximum focusing precision with both coarse and fine focus adjustments. After setting the magnification, you can adjust the fine focus. This does more than allow you to see critical details, it also ensures fatigue-free viewing. When you change the magnification, some refocusing is usually required. The coarse and fine adjustments is handled with just the tip of a finger: slowly turn the coarse focus dial until the subject is nearly in focus and then turn the fine focus dial to pick out the details.

The sunshade reduces glare and shields the objective lens from rain and snow. Extend this fitted shade to effectively block out disturbing stray light. The tripod foot attaches to any tripod or car window mount that uses 1/4 x 20 screw threads. There is a rotating tripod ring that allows rotation of the eyepiece to a sideways position which is very useful for viewing through an angled spotting scope body on a car window mount. Simply secure the tripod mount foot on a quick-release plate or mounting plate of the tripod head. The tripod mounting collar of the Viper allows you to rotate the spotting scope body for greater viewing flexibility. Loosen the mounting collar by turning the thumbscrew to the left. Then rotate the spotting scope body to a comfortable viewing angle. Keep the scope body in your preferred viewing position by securing the mounting collar with a turn of the thumbscrew to the right.

A built-in Picatinny rail can be used to easily attach red dot type sights.

Optics
  • HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass delivers better resolution and color fidelity
  • Proprietary XR anti-reflective coatings and full multicoatings on all air-to-glass lens surfaces increase light transmission for maximum brightness
  • Construction
  • Porro prism construction offers image quality and performance in a traditional design
  • Angled body design allows greater comfort when glassing for extended periods
  • Waterproof: sealed with O-rings to keep moisture, dust, and debris out
  • Argon gas purging guarantees superior fogproof and waterproof performance
  • Hard, scratch-resistant ArmorTek coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt
  • Convenience
  • Twist eyecup adjust up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses or sunglasses
  • Dual focus control allows for precision with both coarse and fine focus adjustments
  • Extendable sunshade reduces the glare and shields the objective lens from precipitation
  • Rotating tripod mounting collar allows the eyepiece to rotate to off-center positions for greater viewing flexibility
  • Picatinny accessory rail for easy attachment of red dot type sights
  • Magnification 20-60x
    Objective Lens Diameter 80 mm
    Focal Length 20x: 836 mm
    60x: 25.7 mm
    Field of View 20x: 110' @ 1000 yd / 36.5 m @ 1000 m
    60x: 50' @ 1000 yd / 16.6 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 22' / 6.7 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 20x: 4.0 mm
    60x: 1.3 mm
    Eye Relief 18 mm
    Mounting Thread 1/4 x 20 screw thread
    Weatherproofing Yes
    Dimensions Length: 17.5" / 44.5 cm
    Weight 59.5 oz / 1.7 kg
    Vortex Viper HD 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Objective Lens Cover
  • Built-In Picatinny Accessory Rail
  • Custom Fitted Case
  • VIP Unconditional Lifetime Warranty

  • Included Free

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    VortexViper HD 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope
     
    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Sensitivity controls (4)
    • Bright eyepiece (3)
    • Strong magnification (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low visibility (3)
      • Shooting (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      5.0

      Top Notch, Everyone was impressed

      By Hatchet Mechanic

      from Brighton, ON, Canada

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear
      • Focused
      • Good eye relief
      • Light
      • Sensitivity Controls

      Cons

      • Poor Case

      Best Uses

      • Bright Conditions
      • Low Visibility
      • Waterfowl Viewing

      Comments about Vortex Viper HD 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope:

      I use the Vortex Viper HD80 for viewing ducks on Presqu'ile Bay. We just had our annual Waterfowl Weekend at Presqu'ile Provincial Park on March 15th and 16th. Saturday was good but most of the ducks were a long way away because of the ice coverage. I had my scope set up with the Friends of Presqu'ile volunteers. Everyone that looked through my scope commented on how good it was. The only scope that was better was the Swarovski which was much brighter. I find it has edge to edge clarity. Glasses wearers liked it, I have contacts and see well too. A guy who is not colour blind like I am noted there was no purple fringing. Even though it is not as bright as the Swaro I can see everything that the Swaro could see and everything can be focused. The fine focus knob works great. The built in quick mount fits my Monfrotto tripod.The packaging is poor, but lucky B&H packed it well with lots of air bags and it arrived perfect. Shipping to Canada was fast even though it sat in my local depot 4 days extra. The padded case is hard to get on and I don't think it fits well with bulges and is buckeled at openings that let rain and snow in. The padded case ends are useless, being difficult to use. You can not spin the scope sideways with the cover on and the sunshade is really hard to pull out. The rubber caps fit well, but I wish the eye cap could fit further down the eye piece because the way it is attached to the eye cup every time you zoom and change the cup position it flops around in the way.

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By we

      from oregon

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright Eyepiece
      • Sensitivity Controls
      • Strong Magnification

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Low Visibility
      • Shooting

      Comments about Vortex Viper HD 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope:

      Good at 100 yards - even 200 yards.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Hunter Haas

      from Fernley, Nv

      About Me Hunter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear lenses
      • Good in any weather
      • Good value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hunting
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Vortex Viper HD 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope:

        I use this spotting scope for hunting and it has great clarity and brings in a lot of light in low light conditions. Great product with an excellent warranty. Definitely recommend this product.

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        5.0

        LOVE IT!!

        By Cooter

        from Logan, UT

        About Me Hunter

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Clear lenses
        • Good in any weather
        • Good value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hunting
          • Outdoors
          • Shooting Ranges
          • Target Practice

          Comments about Vortex Viper HD 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope:

          I use this scope for shooting at the range and for spotting game. I have had this for a year now and have injoyed it. I watched my friend at 1000 yards stok and harvest his deer. The HD really helps in the first little light and then at dusk. I would have no problem with buying another one. My main use is hunting in the back country, so my only con is the wight, but for the sharpness in the glass and price I can over look that with ease.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great scope, great price

          By chris

          from new jersey

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Bright Eyepiece
          • Digiscoping adapter avail
          • Nice case
          • Sensitivity Controls
          • Strong Magnification
          • Warranty

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Birding
          • Bright Conditions
          • Low Visibility
          • Security
          • Shooting

          Comments about Vortex Viper HD 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope:

          i use this scope for both target shooting and birding, and could'nt ask for more from a scope.
          had a chance to compare this scope side by side with most all high end scopes, i can say some were just as good but to my eyes none were better. most others were at least twice the price. for the price of this scope nothing compares to it. you can't get a better warranty at any price. scope is alittle heavy, outside of that you can't go wrong buyong this scope

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          5.0

          A SUPPER STAR of the HD Spotting Scopes

          By RCCHAFFEE

          from BALDWIN, MARYLAND

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Eyepiece
          • Sensitivity Controls
          • Strong Magnification

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting

            Comments about Vortex Viper HD 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope:

            My Vortex Viper HD is used to spot long range targets for shooting sports, and birding. In both cases, the Viper is a pleasure to use. Controls are smooth and accurate. Opics are as clear as anyone could hope for. The biggest advantages of the Viper HD are: 1) a real value for the cost. AND 2) the viper allows you to use for Digital Camera Adapting.

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