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ECR-1 MOA Reticle | 30mm Tube

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MSRP: $1899.99
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Golden Eagle HD 15-60x52 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 14.
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Golden Eagle® HD 15-60x52 ECR-1 (MOA) Riflescope

Competitive shooters require a very specific set of features to stay ahead of the competition, and The Golden Eagle hits the mark (pun intended). The 15-60x magnification, fine reticle, and positive and repeatable tracking are perfect for fine tuning that record shot. Plus, its relatively light weight—29.5 oz.—allows shooters to adhere to strict competition weight limits.

Whether you’re interested in Rimfire Bench Rest, Centerfire Bench Rest, NRA High-Power or F-Class competitions, this is the scope for you.


Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting • UA Patent 7,937,879, US Patent 7,958,665, US Patent 8,166,696 B2



VIP Warranty HD Premium APO XRPlus Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification15-60 x
Objective Lens Diameter52 mm
Eye Relief3.9
Field of View6.3-1.7 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTarget
Adjustment Graduation1/8 MOA
Travel per Rotation10 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment55 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment45 MOA
Parallax Setting20 to Infinity
Length16.1 inches
Weight29.7 oz
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Lens Cloth
  • 2mm Hex Wrench
  • 35mm ASR (Aperture Stop Ring)
  • Extra Windage Turret with alternative laser markings
  • Aluminum Objective and Eyepiece Lens Covers
  • 3" Sunshade

Optical Features

APO System Apochromatic objective lens system uses index-matched lenses to correct color across the entire visual spectrum.
Optically Indexed Lenses Optimize image sharpness and brightness from edge to edge.
HD Lens Elements Premium HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images.
XR™Plus Fully Multi-Coated Premium proprietary coatings deliver the highest level of light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces for maximum brightness.
Plasma Tech Cutting edge application process provides unparalleled coating durability and performance.
Second Focal Plane Reticle Scale of reticle maintains the same ideally-sized appearance. Listed reticle subtensions used for estimating range, holdover and wind drift correction are accurate at 40x magnification.

Construction Features

Tube Size 30 mm diameter provides maximized internal adjustment and strength while maintaining light weight.
Single-Piece Tube Maximizes alignment for improved accuracy and optimum visual performance, as well as ensures strength and waterproofness.
Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Constructed from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum for strength and rigidity.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the riflescope for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
ArmorTek Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
Side Focus Adjustment located on left side of turret housing is easily accessible from shooting position. Provides optimal image focus and parallax removal.

Internal Mechanism Design Features

Extra-Fine Resolution Turret The resolute increment of adjustment of just 0.125 MOA per click allows competitive shooters to make very small adjustments to fine tune their shots.

Convenience Features

Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
Optional 10 MOA Windage Turret Included accessory turret allows for dialing a full 10 MOA revolution of windage before the scale repeats.
ASR (Aperture Stop Ring) Broadens the depth of focus allowing the shooter to more easily observe down range mirage and other wind indicators while keeping the target in focus.
Aluminum Lens Caps Premium aluminum screw on eyepiece and objective lens covers included.
Magnification15-60 x
Objective Lens Diameter52 mm
Eye Relief3.9
Field of View6.3-1.7 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTarget
Adjustment Graduation1/8 MOA
Travel per Rotation10 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment55 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment45 MOA
Parallax Setting20 to Infinity
Length16.1 inches
Weight29.7 oz
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Golden Eagle HD 15-60x52 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
16.1 3.5 2.25 7.5 6.4 3.2
Heights
H1 H2
2.4 1.73

Dimensions measured in inches.

ECR-1 Reticle (MOA)

The ECR-1(Enhanced Crosshair Reticle) ) is a hash marked reticle using moa based subtension lines for holdover, and windage corrections. The floating center dot subtends 0.095 MOA at 40X.

Subtension detail for Golden Eagle HD riflescope with ECR-1 MOA reticle.

Note
Read the & manual for details on how to effectively determine range, holdover, windage and moving lead corrections.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope for solo work Bought scope recently for my 6mm-06 Ackley. I have used a 60x spotting scope for 500-1k range shooting. Now I am able to quickly assess shot placement without the back and forth I have been accustom to with the use of a spotting scope. The scope is lighter than I expected, but still feels solid. Parallax adjustment seems to stop at 600 yards, however a decent 1k focus is still easily achievable. The male threads on the Aperture Stop Ring seemed flawed, even damaged the female threads on the sunshade, objective cover no longer screws smoothly into the sunshade. This is ok because I use a flip-cover. All in all, a great scope for long range. (And amazing at 100yard "showoffmanship") Attachments were disappointing for a scope of this quality, but the scope itself gets 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Amazing None Better! I have this mounted to my new Savage 10BA Stealth 6.5 Creedmoor. I had this on Bulls eye in 4 shots using Hornaday ELD-X 143 Grain ammo. The scope /rifle combo is just amazing. I had to chip around the bulls eye to see where I was hitting as I kept shooting through the same holes! The only thing that could make it better is an illuminated reticle. This is NOT a hunting scope filed of view is too tight. You can hardly use it at anything below 50 yards. For precision shooting the Golden Eagle HD is just perfect. This is my 3rd Vortex scope and I am sold....no better optics out there. I will be replacing my Nikons on two of my other rifles with Vortex as well.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most powerful, clear and easy to use scope. I use this scope, after much anticipation on a variety of rifles. From 5.56 up to 7mm Rem mag. It certainly lets you know where you and your loads are shooting. I thought that 40x would be adequate. But I am wide open at 60x often. Very clear optics. I was concerned about this. I have been very pleased. This is the ultimate target scopethat I have ever used or seen. I am very, very pleased. Everything works as stated, and brings optics a closer step to perfection. I do own various other Vortex scopes. They have all exceeded my expectations. The Golden Eagle has done that by a factor of 10. Very impressive!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great F-Class scope Bought this for F-Class and boy was I surprised how great it worked. Glass is exceptionally clear for the high magnification. I usually keep it between 30-40x depending on the mirage and it really helps you dial in on the x ring. I actually had it on 60x at 1000yrds this weekend but the conditions were absolutely perfect. I used it to shoot this 800yrd target 2 weeks ago. I'm a novice at F-class so I was pretty happy.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More scope than I am shooter I purchased this scope with the enhanced reticle to put on top of my 338lm and it is much more scope then I am ever going to be shooter but with 60x it brings in targets to my old eyes better then I had hoped. The glass is what you would expect from Vortex in the fact it is clear, fast and very user friendly. I do not comp shoot but I am able to stretch out my shots to 3/4 of a mile with ease and will push it once I find a longer place to go. I purchased this scope for a couple of reasons, one of which is the fantastic service I have gotten from two other Vortex scopes I have and This one also exceeds the expectations I had for it. If you have a need for a horizontal telescope to aim your shots, you can not go wrong with this unit (as with all the Vortex scopes I have used) I would HIGHLY recommend this scope if you have a need for it
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yes This scope was the tool I needed to get competitive at 1000 yard FTR class and win the silver at the Michigan Long Range Regional 2016. I had just received the scope a couple weeks before the match and was very excited to return to Camp Grayling in September for the Regional Match after shooting at Grayling in July with a scope that did well years ago at 1000 yard sling and jacket, but not at F-Class !
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review of Demo Model Golden Eagle I was fortunate enough to have the use of a Golden Eagle Scope for our Western Canada F-Class Championships back in July. Glass: As good as any Nightforce I have looked through. My eyes did not get tired over the course of the 4 days looking through this scope. Reticle design: for me this is the reticle of all reticles.....it has everything I want/need. Turrets: I'll start with the good on these. Tracking was dead on. Windage clicks were positive with good movement. Now to the bad. I am not sure if it is only because this is a demo model and it may have had the elevation knob adjusted by everyone that has touched it but this one was very mushy, clicks were not nearly as positive as the windage dial was. At times it was hard to determine whether or not the 1/8min up/down adjustment had actually taken place as I could not always feel the click when adjusting. When I got the rifle zeroed with the scope on, I had a hard time setting both the Elevation and Windage knobs to zero as the caps would grab the rubber O rings and turn the dial. For the Elevation I was able to finally pull the cap up and off of the turret and place it to zero. The windage cap had a harder time coming off and I did not proceed trying as I did not want to damage anything. When I finally did get the cap to turn and set it at zero I had already introduced a bunch of windage clicks into the scope so my wind zero ended up being a minute out from everyone else. Possible solutions/reasons for these problems: If the caps had grease under them and has since been wiped off, this would make the cap grab onto the O-ring. Overall I was very pleased with the scopes performance and clarity. I have since had the pleasure of handling a new scope and the Windage and Elevation clicks were very positive as would be expected. I look forward to getting my own Golden Eagle in the near future.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality #1 Was very hesitant at first to purchase this but I couldn't have made a better choice! As good as any other glass I have looked through. Eyes didn't get tired over the course of the day. The turret tracking was on. Clicks are positive. Reticle design is just awesome for me. Simple but effective. I'm very pleased with the scopes performance and clarity.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Will I have any issues mounting this scope on a 223/5.56 rifle with a muzzle break? I'm wondering if the internals will have any issues with longevity or holding a proper zero and maintaining POI. Thank you

Asked by: Wsamus
The Golden Eagle will not have any issues with the recoil of a .223/5.56 rifle.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-05

I am planning to purchase a Golden Eagle HD scope for use on a custom bench rest rifle in 30BR cal. I intend to use this rifle for I.B.S and similar bench rest matches out to 300 yds. Do you recommend the SCR-1 reticle for this purpose?

Asked by: Apoteker
Most guys are using the SCR-1 reticle for your style shooting, but it is personal preference.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-01

This is regarding the Savage Arms 110 BA LE 338 Lapua 18900, Golden Eagle HD TCS-1503, can I use a lower Badger Ordnance 30mm 1 piece Unimount Extra High 1.3" 306-96 or the Ultra High 1.4"306-97. Thank you Javier

Asked by: Javier
The 1.3" height would be more than high enough for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-29

I have a Savage Arms 110 BA LE 338 Lapua 18900, Golden Eagle HD TCS-1503 and am going to purchase a Badger Ordnance 30mm 1piece Unimount- Ultra High 1.4" 306-97 will this be OK.

Asked by: Javier
Yes that setup would work well for you.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-24

I have a Ruger RPR in 6.5 CM with factory 20 MOA rail. What's your suggestion for the best scope option. I will be target shooting and hunting from a bench on a power line at distances from 300 - 1000 yards. Thanks,

Asked by: Joey
We have a number of scopes that would work great for you, give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5 and we can give you a good recommendation at the price point you are looking to stay in.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-24

Does the Golden Eagle have a reticle illumination?

Asked by: staron23
The Golden Eagle HD scopes do not have illuminated reticles.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-30

Is the Golden Eagle warranted for use on a Barrett M99? And if so, What mount do you recommend?

Asked by: Billy
The Golden Eagle would handle the recoil of your Barrett M99, but if you are looking at shooting long range the Golden Eagle may not be the best choice because it does not have a very large range of adjustment. I recommend our Razor HD or Razor HD Gen II for better options to shoot long range. With that setup, our Precision Extended Cantilever Mount would work well for a mount.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-17

Hello for a Savage Ashbury Precision rifle in .308, what scope mount would you suggest?  Lastly, this scope only comes in MOA not MIL? :(

Asked by: Robert
I recommend our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 1.45" height. This scope was designed for F Class and Benchrest competition shooting which is why it is only available in MOA.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-13
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