Vortex 3-15x42 Razor HD LH Riflescope (G4 BDC Reticle)

Vortex 3-15x42 Razor HD LH Riflescope (G4 BDC Reticle)

Vortex 3-15x42 Razor HD LH Riflescope (G4 BDC Reticle)

B&H # VORZR1589 MFR # RZR-1589
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Product Highlights

  • G4 BDC Reticle, 2nd Focal Plane
  • 1" Single-Piece Maintube
  • 1/4 MOA Impact Point Correction
  • 55 MOA Windage & Elevation
  • Capped Finger-Operated Turrets
  • High Density Extra-Low Dispersion Glass
  • XRPlus Fully Multi-Coated Lenses
  • ArmorTek Scratch/Stain-Resistant Coating
  • Computer-Controlled Alignment Process
  • Argon-Filled, Fogproof and Waterproof
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Vortex RZR-1589 overview

  • 1Description

Outfitted with superior High Density and Extra-Low dispersion optics, the Vortex's 3-15x42 Razor HD LH Riflescope does not compromise on ruggedness or precision opto-mechanics. To offer exceptional image quality and transmission of balanced color spectrum, low dispersion of passing light, and to deliver high definition true-color images, the lenses are crafted from high definition High Density (HD) Extra-L ow dispersion optical glass and a 42mm objective aperture that gathers enough light to provide bright images in most lighting conditions. The lenses are fully multi-coated with proprietary XRPlus anti-reflection coatings for maximum transmission and minimum glare. With the additional ArmorTek scratch-resistant coating, the objective lens is protected from scratches, debris, dirt, oil, and fingerprint stains.

Located in the second focal plane is the G4 BDC Reticle. Its outline is inspired by the German #4 reticle design and features three thin and long tapered posts with fine spikes, an ultra-fine center dot, and BDC markings below the center. It offers subtensions in MOA from 140 to 650 yards depending on your rifle class. The BDC hash marks are ranged at 4.5 MOA on the first hash, 7.5 MOA on the middle hash, and 11 MOA at the tip of the heavy vertical post. The overall reticle pattern provides a clear and unobtrusive view of your targets. Enabling you to tap into the full potential of this reticle, such as edge-to-edge precision, the optical system was assembled using a computer-controlled alignment process. This high-precision process also delivers optimum image brightness and sharpness. 

To match exceptional optical performance, this riflescope also offers an extremely durable construction and precision adjustments. Its 1" maintube is machined from a single-piece of high quality aluminum and coated with an abrasive-resistant and low-glare matte anodized finish. The scope is filled with argon gas and sealed with O-rings for a complete fogproof and waterproof performance. To provide a smooth and precise zooming action, the opto-mechanical gear is carefully designed and enhanced with Precision-Glide Erector System. The elevation turret also prevents dialing below zero. For visual reference, the fast-focus eyepiece and windage and elevation turrets are outfitted with scales.

Optical Performance
  • 3-15x magnification
  • 42mm objective
  • High density (HD) Extra-low Dispersion glass delivers true color and high contrast
  • XRPlus fully multi-coated optics improve image brightness, clarity, and detail
  • Optically Indexed Lenses: computer-controlled lens alignment process results in superior edge-to-edge reticle precision
  • ArmorTek ultra-hard scratch-resistant coatings protect from scratches, debris, dirt, and oil
  • Linear field of view: 35.8-7.1' at 100 yd
  • Parallax correction: 100 yd to infinity
G4 BDC Reticle
  • 2nd focal plane
  • Subtensions are set at maximum zoom
  • The center dot is 0.35 MOA thick
  • Horizontal posts with changing width serve as references for wind drift:
    • The tips are 0.175 MOA thick and extend to from 2 to 4 MOA from the center
    • The necks are 0.5 MOA thick and extend from 4 MOA to 8 MOA from the center
    • The trunks of all three posts are 1.5 MOA thick
  • Ballistic Drop Compensation markings for Classes A-F:
    • 1st hash: 4.5 MOA
      • 300, 400, 450, 200, 90, 100 yards
    • 2nd hash: 7.5 MOA
      • 400, 500, 550, 220, 120, 125 yards
    • Tip of bottom post: 11 MOA
      • 500, 600, 650, 140 yards
Use and Handling
  • 1/4 MOA impact point correction
  • 55 MOA total windage elevation range
  • Eye relief: 3.8"
  • Exit pupil: 14-2.8mm
  • 15 MOA travel per rotation 
Construction Details
  • 1" single-piece maintube
  • Aluminum construction
  • Low-glare matte hard-coat anodized finish
  • Capped re-settable turrets
  • Precision-Glide Erector System: provides smooth, precision zooming
  • Fast-focus eyepiece provides quick visual reference
  • Recoil and impact-resistant
  • Fogproof, argon-filled
  • Waterproof, sealed with O-rings
In the Box
Vortex 3-15x42 Razor HD LH Riflescope (G4 BDC Reticle)
  • 3" Sunshade
  • 2 x Lens Covers
  • Lens Cloth
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Vortex RZR-1589 specs

    Magnification 3-15x
    Objective Lens Diameter 42mm
    Maintube Diameter 1"
    Field of View 35.8-7.1' @ 100 yd (11.3-2.4 m @ 100 m)
    Parallax Correction 20 yd (18.3 m)
    Eye Relief 3.8" (96.5 mm)
    Exit Pupil 14-2.8 mm
    Reticle G4 BDC Reticle
    2nd focal plane
    Impact Point Correction 1/4 MOA
    Maximum Windage/Elevation Adjustment 55 MOA
    Impact Resistance Yes
    Waterproofing Waterproof and fogproof, argon-filled
    Length 13.5" (343 mm)
    Weight 16.5 oz (467.8 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.5 x 4.3 x 3.8"

    Vortex RZR-1589 reviews

    3-15x42 Razor HD LH Riflescope (G4 BDC Reticle) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality glass I own two of the 3-15x42 HD LH with the G4 BDC reticles. Optical clarity and light transmission of these scopes is fantastic. Quality glass ranks first with me over features but a 1/4 MOA exposed elevation turret would be a nice feature on this scope. However, this scope tracks true using the covered turrets. The G4 BDC reticle is simple to use in the field and draws the shooter to a central point of aim in low light conditions. I've compared it to other scopes of equal and greater value and the Razor HD LH comes out on top in clarity and light transmission. I actually parted with another well known 3-15x42 HD model scope because it was not as good as the Razor.
    Date published: 2017-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hunting Scope I purchased this to go on my Ruger American Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor. I'm using this as a lightweight rifle for Antelope & Deer so wanted a lighter weight optic. I was concerned about the turrets as all other experience with Vortex has been in their tactical lines. After having used this scope several times, I wanted to write this positive review. If you're like me and like to dial your shots, you can still do it. The turrets aren't as pronounced, they're under caps, they don't provide solid clicks, there is no zero stop, etc. but if you're diligent, you can do it without issue. Otherwise, I've also used the HRS-T reticle to hold over the number of MOA I calculate and it has worked flawlessly, as well. I'll use this optic on all my hunting rifles going forward.
    Date published: 2017-10-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope. I bought this over a year ago and like it more and more. Yesterday at the 1000 yard range I decided it was time to write a review. First off, it keeps my 300 win mag Xbolt Long range hunter under 10lbs. It apparently tracks spot on. I am zero'd at 200 yards and shot at 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 ,900 and 1000 yards. I used a chronograph and the Voretxs long ranger ballistics calculator to get my data. I didn't miss a single shot at any range. I was really really happy with it. The clarity made 1000 yards seem like it was right in front of me. If you are worried about a zero stop, don't be. Once you zero you scope simply count how many rotations it takes to go all the way up (probably two) and you'll always be able to get back to zero. I can see myself getting another one for my next rifle. Price, build, tracking, and clarity and top notch. Great scope .
    Date published: 2017-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect hunting scope I've been using Vortex scopes on my tactical as well as hunting rifles since the early days of Vortex. I have a Razor spotting scope, Vortex levels and Vortex swicthview levers. I hunt with a Browning in 6.5 Creedmoor which I zero at 200 yards. I brought my spotting scope to the range upon initial zeroing and never used it, my Vortex Razor LH 3-15 resolved the image so well that I could easily track my shots without the spotting scope. I really like the reticle as it's uncluttered which is what I need in a hunting scope and the elevation hash marks coincide with my Applied Ballistics data to within a yard or two at longer ranges. Most of my hunting buddies have started using Vortex after looking through my variants and doing a little low light comparison. The Vortex Razor LH has everything you need in a hunting scope and nothing you don't.
    Date published: 2017-11-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, clear glass. Great lightweight hunting scope with clear glass. In an attempt to reduce overall pack and rifle weight this year I got the Razor HDLH and mounted it on a Tikka T3 rifle. Because I hunt big country I went with a magnum caliber and the 3-15x scope. At the range I removed the turret caps and alternated 0 moa(100yds) and 10.5 moa (600yds) shots. When checking both targets the rifle grouped at both 100 and 600 yds, telling me the turret tracks pretty true and are repeatable. Wasn't sure what to think of the reticle at first, but have come to really like it for hunting. Only thing I would change, since I use the turrets to dial up elevation frequently, would be to have each click feel more "positive" or "crisp". Right now the turret feels a little "mushy" to me. That being said, the turrets do dial up elevation repeatably as stated above. Glass is clear, reticle is uncluttered, size and weight are ideal for hunting, price is right, design is basic leaving little to get hung up on clothing or your pack. Very nice scope.
    Date published: 2017-11-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex Razor HD LH fills the tag I built a new rifle for my wife, with a Proof Carbon fiber barrel as well as a Carbon fiber Manners Stock. We needed optics, the Razor HD LH was a PERFECT fit for the project. The light weight and uncompromising clarity in the glass is beyond belief for such a light optic. In low light hunting conditions it transmits light to the eye better than anything we have ever used. My wife says it is by far the clearest, brightest, color perfect and most defined scope we have ever had compared to the ones on any of the other rifles she has used. The 3-15 power range keeps you in the game out on the SD prairie or in the woods along the Belle Fourche River, which is where she harvested her first Whitetail Buck this 2017 season. Thank You guys for developing such and awesome optic for a light stalking rifle. In the picture you may note the Viper HD Binos she carries also. I use an old pair of Bushnell Legend ED and they are nothing compared to her Vortex, I am always asking to see her binoculars.
    Date published: 2017-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope. Best hunting scope Vortex has! I recently purchased this scope for a new deer rifle. It has amazing eye relief and super clear glass. I would love to see this with an illuminated reticle I understand that would add weight but would be the best hunting scope on the market!
    Date published: 2017-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent for my bolt action rifle i have this on my remington 700 bull barrel 308 winchester caliber rifle, the maximum distance i use this for is 250 yards and it is superior in clarity, i use nothing but vortex for all of my optic needs.
    Date published: 2017-11-03
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