Vortex Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

BH #VO2760X85SSA • MFR #RS-85A
Vortex Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)
Key Features
  • Angled Viewing
  • 27-60x Zoom Eyepiece
  • 85mm Objective Lens
  • Dielectric Coated Porro Prism
The Vortex Optics 45° angled-viewing Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope is engineered with an oversized objective, superior glass, and specialized optical coatings to provide clear and bright images at all magnifications and lighting conditions. The triplet apochromatic lens is made of high-density (HD) extra-low dispersion (ED) glass to increase light transmission, minimize distortion, and virtually eliminate chromatic aberration. All air-to-glass surfaces have Vortex's XRPlus anti-reflective coatings to minimize light loss and maximize image brightness, while the Porro prisms have highly reflective dielectric coatings that improve brightness, clarity, and color accuracy. This combination of coatings and optics creates a spotting scope that produces bright, clear, high-contrast images with accurate color rendition.
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Vortex Razor HD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

The Vortex Optics 45° angled-viewing Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope is engineered with an oversized objective, superior glass, and specialized optical coatings to provide clear and bright images at all magnifications and lighting conditions. The triplet apochromatic lens is made of high-density (HD) extra-low dispersion (ED) glass to increase light transmission, minimize distortion, and virtually eliminate chromatic aberration. All air-to-glass surfaces have Vortex's XRPlus anti-reflective coatings to minimize light loss and maximize image brightness, while the Porro prisms have highly reflective dielectric coatings that improve brightness, clarity, and color accuracy. This combination of coatings and optics creates a spotting scope that produces bright, clear, high-contrast images with accurate color rendition.

The lightweight and armored magnesium chassis is O-ring sealed and argon filled to be water and fogproof. A helical focus system, with a wide adjustment collar, allows for fast, yet fine focusing even when wearing gloves. The scope has a 1/4"-20 tripod mounting shoe and a tripod collar that rotates to permit the eyepiece to be positioned in the best viewing position. A retractable lens shade helps to reduce glare while keeping snow or rain off the objective lens.

Performance
  • 27-60x zoom magnification
  • 85mm objective lens
  • Traditional Porro prism optical path
  • High-density (HD) extra low-dispersion (ED) glass improves resolution and color fidelity
  • Triplet apochromatic (Apo) lens increases color, sharpness, contrast
  • XRPlus fully multi-coated optics increase light transmission and image brightness
  • Dielectric prism coatings produce bright, clear, color-accurate images
  • ArmorTek: Hard, scratch-resistant lens coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil, and dirt
  • 117-68' field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Angled viewing
  • Eyepiece is set 45° to optical tube for comfortable viewing when standing, sitting, or lying prone
  • Helical focusing collar allows for fast, fine adjustments
  • 3-1.4mm exit pupil
  • Twist-up rubber eyecup for easy use with or without eyewear
  • 17-16.7 mm eye relief
  • Rotating tripod ring allows rotation of the eyepiece to a sideways position, providing adjustable viewing angles
  • 1/4"-20 tripod mount
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and corrosion-resistant die-cast magnesium-alloy chassis
  • Rubberized armoring protects while providing slip-resistant handling
  • Argon-filled optical tube prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures
  • O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust, and debris from penetrating the optical tube
  • Built-in retractable sunshade reduces glare and shields the objective lens from raindrops and snow
UPC: 875874006324

Vortex Razor HD Specs

Design
Viewing AngleAngled
Performance
Magnification27 to 60x
Objective Lens Diameter85 mm
Field of View27x: 117.0' @ 1000 yd / 39.0 m @ 1000 m
60x: 68.0' @ 1000 yd / 23.0 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance16.4' / 5.0 m
Exit Pupil Diameter27x: 3.1 mm
60x: 1.4 mm
Eye Relief17.0 to 16.7 mm
Features
FogproofYes, Argon Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
DimensionsL: 15.5" / L: 39.4 cm
Weight4.1 lb / 1.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.8 x 7.6 x 6.8"

Vortex Razor HD Reviews

Good scope for the money

By Jerry
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-13

The 27 x is the best for general viewing and as to be expected the higher magnification loose some quality but over all I gave it 4 stars. B&H is competitive and I have always had good luck with timely and damage free deliveries!

By Joe P
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-09

Great scope. I bought it for bird watching and am not disappointed. Amazing clarity on birds. The magnification wheel makes a weird grinding feel not sure if that’s a problem or not

Game changer

By Vortex is cool
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-08

I cannot express how awesome this spotting scope is. First off, I bought this to shoot long range and it did not disappoint. I was able to see rounds impacting clearly at 600 yards away. It’s definitely the best spotting scope that I’ve used. With that said, I was able to use this scope to view the craters on the moon and even view mars. I was honestly blown away that I was able to capture such a clear photo with my phone using this scope.

Great spotting scope. Vortex is doing it right!

By Christopher R
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-27

Large objective lens with great performance. Used this scope hunting big game in NV this year. Multiple hunts with all types of weather and lighting. Had zero complaints with the performance. Would recommended every time. Have not used a scope this nice hunting and it definitely made a huge impact on our ability to find animals. It’s also very durable and lightweight. Don’t sleep on vortex, they’re legit.

Great Optic

By James J
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-23

This is a great spotting scope. I used it at the shooting range and on my Arizona Coues Deer hunt and it was very handy for confirming at long distance! A bit heavy but that’s to be expected with a large optic. Not a fan of the cover that comes with it. For such an expensive optic I’d almost expect something constructed a little better to help protect it more. But there are great options available out there for cases

By Geoffrey R
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-17

I purchased this scope to use while hunting in Colorado for Mule deer and Elk. My initial use has been great! Top tier glass and very well balanced. I'd would highly recommend to others who are wanting maximum performance.

perfect for hunting big game in the west

By John S
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-13

I spend a lot of time in central Idaho and need a good spotting scope. This scope works great for long hours looking for Deer and Elk.

By Matthew K
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-11

Great spotting scope. It is great at taking in light and is clear when looking at a distance! The only thing I don't like is how heavy it is compared to other spotters.

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