Vanguard Endeavor HD 20-60x82 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Vanguard Endeavor HD 20-60x82 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Vanguard Endeavor HD 20-60x82 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

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Product Highlights

  • Angled-Viewing Eyepiece
  • 20-60x Eyepiece Magnification
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Nitrogen-Filled Fogproof / Waterproof
  • Magnesium Housing
  • Tripod Mounting Shoe
  • Rubber-Armored Body
  • Stacked Fine / Coarse Focus Controls
  • Built-In Sunshield
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Vanguard 82A overview

  • 1Description

The angled-viewing Endeavor HD 20-60x82 Spotting Scope from Vanguard combines a nitrogen-filled magnesium housing and a fully multi-coated optical path to create a well-equipped zoom optic for intermediate- to long-range observation. Vanguard gave the Endeavor HD series an extra-low dispersion (ED) lens system and phase-corrected BAK4 prisms, which maximize light transmission and produce color-faithful images that are rich with contrast.

This version of the Endeavor HD spotting scope includes a 20-60x zoom eyepiece featuring a rubber zoom dial. A 1:3 zoom ratio and 2.1-1.0° angle of view complement the eyepiece's long 19mm eye relief and rubber eyecup, which help to provide additional viewing comfort for long-duration observations.

In addition to the image quality and weather-sealed construction, the Endeavor HD includes several features that enhance the scope's functionality. A stacked dual-focus mechanism enables the observer to make fine- and coarse-focus adjustments. The tripod mounting foot has a standard 1/4"-20 socket and is compatible with Vanguard tripods that accept the universal mounting shoe. An integrated sunshade and included custom-fit raincoat carrying case help to make the Endeavor HD a full-featured spotting scope for outdoor use.

Optical Performance
  • 20-60x magnification, 82mm objective
  • Extra-low dispersion glass elements, BAK4 prisms
  • Fully multi-coated optics
  • 2.1-1.0° angle of view
  • 19.7-foot close focus distance (at 20x)
Use and Handling
  • Angled-viewing eyepiece is inclined 45° from the objective lens
  • Separate coarse / fine focus controls
  • Interchangeable eyepiece mount
  • Tripod mounting foot
Construction Details
  • Nitrogen-filled fogproof / waterproof housing
  • Magnesium body with textured rubber armor
  • Built-in sunshield
UPC: 026196343479
In the Box
Vanguard Endeavor HD 20-60x82 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Vanguard 82A specs

    Design
    Viewing Angle Angled
    Performance
    Magnification 20 to 60x
    Objective Lens Diameter 82 mm
    Angle of View 20x: 2.1° (Actual)
    60x: 1.0° (Actual)
    Field of View 20x: 330.0' @ 1000 yd / 100.6 m @ 1000 m
    60x: 156.0' @ 1000 yd / 47.5 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 20x: 14.7' / 4.5 m
    60x: 18.0' / 5.5 m
    Eye Relief 19.0 - 20.0 mm
    General
    Dimensions L: 15.0 x H: 7.0" / L: 38.0 x H: 18.0 cm 
    Weight 63.8 oz / 1.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.1 x 6.1 x 4.7"

    Vanguard 82A reviews

    Endeavor HD 20-60x82 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent scope, especially for the money The Vanguard Endeavor HD 20-60x82 Spotting Scope is exactly what I wanted. I live on Florida's Atlantic Coast not far from Port Canaveral and use the scope to watch all of the activity out on the water. I am amazed at how great the images are up to about 50x. Crystal clear. At 60x the image goes a little soft but for what I paid, it is well worth it. I just don't have thousands to spend for that extra 10x. And the photos I have taken are awesome.
    Date published: 2015-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice scope This scope has great glass. I am able to see 5.56 on white paper at 300 yards.
    Date published: 2016-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Spotting Scope For The Money I wanted to purchase a spotting scope for hunting in the West (mule deer, elk, antelope). Not having $2000/$3000 + to purchase a Swarovski, Leica or Zeiss and wanting something new and HD, my search for a mid level spotting scope brought me to the Vanguard HD 82A. After purchasing this spotting scope and using it for a week in the mountains, I have been nothing but pleased with this spotting scope. The price was incredible and came with a free Vanguard tripod with the purchase. My purchase for a new spotting scope came down between a Vortex Razor HD 20x60x85, Vortex Viper HD 20x60x80 and the Vanguard HD 20x60x82A. I was able to take all three outside the store and look at an object 700 yards away at mid day on a sunny day. All three scopes were very close in image quality and would be exceptional in the field. Trying to say there was a clear winner would be impossible. What made the decision easy for me was price and a $$ tripod included in the deal. At $$ for the Razor, $$ for the Viper and $$ (with coupon) for the Vanguard HD 82A with tripod, $50 mail in rebate for the scope, $25 mail in rebate for the tripod, the decision was simple to make.Warranty: Vortex has one of the best in the industry...no questions asked. The Vanguard came with their Premium Lifetime Warranty. As Vanguard says: The Premium Lifetime Warranty does not cover theft, loss of product, deliberate damage, unauthorized repair damage, modification or disassembly of the product. In other words, don't use the product for stunt purposes. Don't attempt repair on your own or take it apart. Leave that to Vanguard. So how does the warranty work? Well when I took the scope out in the field, I noticed that at 30-35 power on the eye piece, It had a small speck on the outside edge of the scope. I cleaned all the lenses and it was still there, but only at 30-35 power. Needless to say, I still loved how the spotting scope performed in the field and was in the middle of a week long Mule Deer hunting trip. Sending it back for an exchange within the 30 day return period wasn't an option with shipping and return shipping. I wrote Vanguard an e-mail explaining my issue and asking what they could do to help. I received a reply e-mail the same day saying they would send a replacement 20x60 eye piece the same day if I provided my address and simply send back the original when I received the new one in the mail. All I can say is Vanguard has a new loyal fan in their line of optics.Performance: The scope is armored, has a built in sun screen, 20x60 adjustable eyepiece included, dual adjustment dials and a protective carrying case included with the scope. The dual adjust dials worked great and micro adjust brought the image in clear even at 60 power. The Vanguard will accept Vortex Razor eye pieces and the Vortex 30 power wide angle eye piece is listed as a must have for the scope. My favorite feature if the adjustable retaining ring on the spotting scope that allows your to rotate the angle of the spotting scope on the tripod. Great for when you are looking up the hill and want to turn and look downhill and can't move your body position. Spending a week in the field with the Vanguard and my hunting partners Swarovski HD ATS 65, I can say that the Vanguard held its own. Not knocking Swarovski's, as they are amazing, but for most guys who hunt a few weeks out of the year, probably overkill for most of us. The Vanguard may not be as clear to the edges as a Swarovski, but unless your looking through them side by side, you'll never even notice it. I can live with that and the extra money in my pocket that purchased a ton of addition hunting gear. We spent more time on the Vanguard than the Swaro's. I think the eye piece on the Vanguard is much more comfortable. The angled eyepiece was incredibly comfortable on the eye, the view was spectacular and clear and I had no problem finding deer at first light. I found mule deer over mile away with ease, in shadows, heavy brush and at the end of the day. I was impressed to say the least.Long story short, I am not an optics rep, don't work for Vanguard and absolutely love my purchase. I am tough on my gear packing in/out and I expect it to perform in the field. The spotting scope worked excellent and the company stands behind their product. It's light, feels durable and comes with a great warranty. For the price of the scope I'm not sure it can be beat.
    Date published: 2013-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright Clear easy operation I use this scope for wildlife observation and digiscope photography. It is very bright in low light. The dual focus knobs are easy to operate while viewing. I am very pleased with this product
    Date published: 2014-06-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems like a pretty good scope for the price. Bought this to use at the range with some Army buddies for a shooting competition. I helped a buddy who was trying to zero at 100 yds and at 60x, It was pretty good view of the target and 5.56mm holes (although it was very difficult to discern bullet holes in the black rings of the target). I don't have young eyes, and it was a really hot & extremely humid day, so there could have been atmospheric issues distorting the view. At 25 yards, it was great, but that's not a ringing endorsement. At home when I first got it, I used this scope to view the details of my neighbor's garden gnome at about 200 yards, and it was good and clear in fading evening light. At about 100 yards, I could easily read the warning labels on an utility box in his yard. I didn't go test out a lot of scopes with much higher or lower prices, so I can't compare it to others. I was looking at another brand, same power and 80mm objective lens that was several hundred $$ higher, and since I don't shoot that often, went with the cheaper scope. I found reviews online of this scope written by a dedicated western hunter who gave it rough field duty in mountain hunting situations, and who thought it did a great job compared to others at higher cost. The case is a nice touch, but is difficult enough to put on that I left it in place while we used it. The slip-on front objective lens cover keeps falling off the lens, and could use a bit of velcro or a snap to keep it in place, an easy fix. I would recommend getting a lens cap keeper (with a cord) and using the actual lens cap over the padded fabric cover for the front lens. The two focus knobs are a nice touch, although the resistance could be a little stiffer... it's very easy to go past focus in either direction. The fine focus knob doesn't seem to do a great deal more than the rough focus one does in clearing up the view, but that could be my inexperience. I'd say Recommended with reservations - test other scopes before buying if you can.
    Date published: 2016-08-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality Control Needs Improved I use this scope for viewing surrounding property and the beautiful view from my mountain top home in Arkansas.I really like this scope for it's size and for me the smoothness of operation.There is a slight spec it is ever so small around the 8:30 position. I haven't checked yet to see if it is in the eye piece or the main body of the scope. It's not noticeable enough to mess with returning it since the scope has a very good warranty if I need it.
    Date published: 2014-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vanguard Endeavor HD 20-60x82 I have used this scope daily for three weeks. The optics are clear and bright. The focus knobs are convenient and functional. I have digiscoped with a smartphone and the Vanguard 35mm camera adaptor. The 35mm adaptor is solid, but I have trouble focusing the camera lens with the adaptor attached. The weight of the camera pushes the infinity button down. The smartphone is far easier and faster. I I highly recommend the Vanguard Endeavor HD.
    Date published: 2017-08-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little scope I have been using my scope for a couple of weeks now.� It is a wonderful piece of equipment.� The viewing is best at 20x-30x but it is ok at higher magnifications.� My binoculars are 8x, so even 20x is great.� I have been using the scope to watch Snowy Owls in the area.� Also just received my ABEO tripod in the mail that I got free for buying the scope.� Great tripod.� I love that it gets so low to the ground to help with those shots.
    Date published: 2018-01-06
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