Vortex Viper HD 20-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Vortex Viper HD 20-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

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Vortex Viper HD 20-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

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Product Highlights

  • 45° Angled Viewing
  • 20-60x Zoom Eyepiece
  • Large 85mm Objective Lens
  • Dielectric-Coated Porro Prism
  • High-Density, Extra-Low Dispersion Glass
  • XR and ArmorTek Multi-Coated Lenses
  • Lightweight and Durable Magnesium Body
  • Argon Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Rotating Tripod Collar, 1/4"-20 Mount
  • Helical Single-Speed Focuser
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Viewing Angle: 45° Angled Viewing

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Vortex Viper HD Overview

  • 1Description

An ideal companion for long-range shooters and hunters, the angled viewing Vortex Optics Viper HD 20-60x85 Spotting Scope delivers bright and sharp high-contrast images with true-to-life color and crisp clarity at all magnifications, even in low or challenging light conditions.

Image quality is enhanced through the use of anti-reflection fully multi-coated high-density (HD) extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements in the lens system and highly reflective dielectric and phase-correcting coatings on the porro prism system. These optical features work together to maximize light transmission, increase color fidelity and contrast, and improve clarity and resolution throughout the entire zoom range. The large 85mm objective boosts the spotter's light-gathering capabilities to keep views bright and clear in even the most challenging light conditions and when the zoom is dialed up to the maximum and the subjects are at extreme distances.

The large focus collar is easy to manipulate in cold and wet weather, and the the helical focusing system brings subjects into tack-sharp resolution without rotating the lens elements—maintaining precise optical alignment through the entire zoom and focus ranges. For maximum viewing comfort, the eyepiece is set at a 45° angle to the body and the tripod mount collar allows the body to rotate. Taken together, these two features enable the user to precisely place the eyepiece in the most comfortable position that requires the least amount of head movement, whether they are sitting, standing, or lying prone.

Complementing the optical performance are construction details that will protect the spotter for years. The chassis is made of a lightweight and durable magnesium alloy that is wrapped in a protective rubber armor. The optical tube is argon filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme changes in temperature and environmental conditions. A retractable sunshade prevents lens flare that can spook game and keeps rain and snow off the objective to ensure clear views in less-than-ideal weather. Vortex includes a custom-made stay-on/view-through nylon case that makes setup and breakdown on a tripod fast and easy, while adding another layer of protection and providing the ability to react quickly when opportunities present themselves.

Optical Performance
  • Powerful 20-60x zoom range is ideal for extreme long-range use and big-game hunting
  • Oversized 85mm objective is optimized for low-light conditions and to ensure views remain bright when viewing distant subjects at high magnification
  • Traditional Porro prism light path produces clear and bright views without internal light interference
  • Dielectric prism coatings boost surface reflectivity to greater than 99% for maximum light transmission through the prism, with minimal loss and diffraction
  • High-density (HD) extra-low dispersion (ED) glass lens elements reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations for increased contrast and improved color rendition and sharpness without distortion across the entire field of view
  • Proprietary XR anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics increase light transmission for accurate color fidelity and improved contrast and clarity
  • ArmorTek exterior lens coatings resist scratches and abrasions while allowing oil, dirt, and sap to be cleaned off without leaving smudges or residue
  • 101-50' field of view at 1000 yd
Use and Handling
  • Eyepiece set at 45° to scope body for easier and more comfortable viewing when sitting, standing, or lying prone, and allows a lower tripod height for improved stability
  • Helical focusing mechanism focuses smoothly and quickly without rotating lens elements to maintain optical alignment for tack-sharp views
  • Large slip-resistant focusing collar is easy to manipulate in cold and wet weather or while wearing gloves
  • Twist-up rubber eyecup for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • Standard 1/4"-20 mount is compatible with a wide variety of quick release (QR) plates, heads, and photo/video/field tripods; mounting shoe is compatible with select QR plates for faster mounting and removal
  • Rotating tripod collar allows user to precisely adjust the eyepiece position relative to tripod head
  • Long 19.6-17.8 eye relief allows for more comfortable viewing with reduced eyestrain at all magnifications, especially during long-duration glassing sessions
  • Wide 4.25mm exit pupil at 20x will cover most pupils as they open and dilate in low light to keep the whole scene in view without vignetting
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and durable magnesium-alloy chassis reduces overall weight without sacrificing strength
  • Protective rubber armoring provides a slip-resistant grip for more secure handling during setup and breakdown
  • Argon filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme changes in temperature and environmental conditions
  • Retractable sunshade prevents lens flare that can spook game, reduces glare to maintain contrast and clarity in the view, and keeps rain or snow off of the lens for clearer views in inclement weather
  • Nylon stay-on/view-through carrying case protects the spotting scope during transport and storage and allows for faster and safer setup and breakdown
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Vortex Viper HD Specs

Viewing Angle Angled
Magnification 20 to 60x
Objective Lens Diameter 85 mm
Field of View 20x: 101.0' @ 1000 yd / 34.0 m @ 1000 m
60x: 50.0' @ 1000 yd / 17.0 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 36.0' / 12.0 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 20x: 4.25 mm
60x: 1.4 mm
Eye Relief 19.6 to 17.8 mm
Fogproof Yes, Argon Filled
Water Resistance Waterproof
Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions L: 17.5" / L: 44.5 cm
Weight 4.8 lb / 2.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 7.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.1 x 8.2 x 6.8"

Vortex Viper HD Reviews

Viper HD 20-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One great scope I wanted a scope with excellent optics and was considering the Vortex Razor and a Pentax scope similar in price to the Viper but decided on the Viper instead. It's supposed to be waterproof and fog-proof but I haven't tested those aspects yet. It's Crystal clear/sharp with bright images even when zoomed in at 60X. The objective lens cover fits very snug but sometimes can be a little difficult to put back on.  I like the large focusing dial on the barrel of the scope. It's quicker and easier to use than the small dials on some other scopes. I love the neoprene cover that comes with the scope.  It stays on the scope but still allows full functionality.
Date published: 2019-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Everything and more on what expected on Vortex viper 20x60x85. Would of like to have ordered Vortex Razor But 1500.00 bucks. Wow..
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex Viper HD 20x60x85 Amazing scope very clear so far so good I cant complain love it
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Spotting Scope This scope is really sharp.  Easy to see 17 HMR holes at 150yds.  I can read car licenses plates a block and half away. If you are in the market for a large spotting scope, this is a great choice.
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing for the price This scope is pretty awesome. Even more awesome for the price I paid for it; however, once you zoom in at higher magnifications, it reveals its flaws.
Date published: 2019-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful As advertised - thank you B&H and Vortex. Concerns of other reviewers are addressed as follows: Sighting not a problem, just pull lens covers off & down & let hang out of way. Roll front neoprene cover back to below the lens hood & leave it there to eliminate lens hood access problem. Use twist tie material to tie rubber 85mm lens cover to cloth cover snaps. Make sure 20-60 lens is securely snapped/locked in place. People who have trifocal glasses may find it occaisionally necessary to take their glasses off. Twist up eyepiece works great. Love this 20-60X85 viper - Scope has opened up a whole new world of birding to me. Was considering Razor but don't see how it could improve on this. Also considered <50X65 but believe that would have been a mistake.
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Viper I really love our Vortex Viper HD. The images seen through our Viper are very clear. In fact to my eyes they are just as clear and up close as the Vortex Razor and more expensive brands.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very nice above my expectations, great price, free tripod
Date published: 2018-06-27
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Does this have a &quot;fine focus&quot; knob like the ...

Does this have a &quot;fine focus&quot; knob like the Diamonback model or does the focus mechanism on this one not need it?
Asked by: George
It is not needed. The helical focus does it all!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-04-26


Does this scope have a sliding lens hood?
Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24
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