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G4 BDC reticle (MOA)

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MSRP: $1099.99
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Razor HD LH 3-15 x 42 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 40.
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Razor® HD LH™ 3-15 x 42 G4 BDC Riflescope

Featuring a one inch tube diameter, the body of the scope is machined from a single solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum. Hard-anodizing ensures superior durability and scratch resistance. O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust, and debris from penetrating the riflescope for reliable performance in all environments. Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.

Rifle hunters and shooters looking for a lightweight, optically superior, riflescope that tracks true, will find their match with the Razor HD LH.

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting • US Patent 7,958,665


VIP Warranty HD Premium APO XRPlus Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification3-15 x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Eye Relief3.8
Field of View35.8-7.1 feet/100 yards
Tube Size1"
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation15 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment55 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment55 MOA
Parallax Setting20 to Infinity
Length13.5 inches
Weight16.5 oz
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Lens cover
  • Lens cloth
  • Reticle Manual
  • Manual
  • 3" Sunshade

Optical Features

HD (High Density) Premium extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in high-definition images.
Optically Indexed Lenses Deliver optimum image sharpness and brightness with true reticle use for full ranging and holdover from edge to edge because of computer-controlled alignment during construction.
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.

Construction Features

Tube Size 1 inch diameter tube offers a versatile blend of adjustment, size and weight for a wide variety of shooting applications.
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.
ArmorTek® Protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
Argon Gas Argon gas-purged and o-ring-sealed for fogproof and waterproof performance.
Fogproof Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the riflescope for reliable performance in all environments.
Hard Anodized Finish Highly durable hard-coat anodization provides a low-glare matte surface and helps camouflage the shooter's position.
Large Diameter Turrets Provide fast, accurate and easily read elevation and windage adjustments. Caps provide external protection for turret.

Internal Mechanism Design Features

Precision-Glide Erector System™ This system ensures the components in the zoom lens mechanism glide smoothly and cleanly through all magnification ranges.
Magnification3-15 x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Eye Relief3.8
Field of View35.8-7.1 feet/100 yards
Tube Size1"
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation15 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment55 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment55 MOA
Parallax Setting20 to Infinity
Length13.5 inches
Weight16.5 oz
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Razor HD LH 3 - 15x42 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4
13.5 2.8 2.1 5.6
Heights
H1 H2
2.02 1.7

Dimensions measured in inches.

G4 BDC (MOA) Reticle

Combining a target dot for pinpoint aiming,BDC hash-marks for longer range shots, and hints of the classic German Number 4, the new G4 BDC is the perfect blend of features and functionality. Slightly heavier subtensions make it easy to pick up in low light conditions. Simple, versatile, effective—that’s the G4 BDC.

Subtension detail for Razor HD LH 3-15x42 riflescope with G4-BDC MOA reticle.>

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Read the Razor HD LH - G4 BDC MOA Reticle manual for details on how to effectively determine range, holdover, windage and moving lead corrections.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex success Used this on Colorado mule deer hunt on public land this year. Really like the reticle. I hunt in multiple elevations with different handloads depending on what im hunting. The simple HSR-4 MOA reticle is much easier to use with a range card taped to your stock than their standard BDC reticle. I would like Vortex to come out with more options for hunting scopes with this type of reticle, maybe add an exposed turret on top. Either way, great scope. Clear, holds zero, lightweight. Killed a big mulie at 325 yds with about 10 minutes of shooting light left. Very difficult to find any optics that combine the weight, reticle and clarity in a hunting scope.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Problem eye relief. Fuzzy at 15x Let me premis this by saying I love Viortex. I have three Viper HS scopes and my binos are Vortex. As a matter of fact, I sold my Leupod and Nikon scopes because I love Vortex. This scope however, I do not. I stepped up to the Razor thinking it'd be better than my Vipers. But no matter how hard I try, I can't get the eye relief to work. The scope is as far forward as it will go and all I get is a huge black shadow with a tiny crosshair if I can find it. I need to place my cheek all the back to the recoil pad. And at 15x, it's super fuzzy. Even after maxing out the parallax adjustment. At 10 power it's great. I should have bought the 10 ILO the 15.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vortex offering I'm a fan of the Razor LH series from Vortex. I originally purchased a 2-10 model and liked it so much I purchased a 3-15x42 as well. I went with the HSR reticle in the 3-15 and the G4 in the 2-10. G4 is simple and fast, the HSR has more to it but the thin center crosshair keeps it open and doesn't obstruct the target. Reticles is one area that Vortex seems to have the upper hand on their competition. The scope has very minimal tunneling, is lightweight, has great glass and is is covered by the best warranty. Only downside is the mushy turrets, I expected a little better. I'm assuming it was made this way to keep the weight down.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Impressive! This scope is amazing for it's size! It now sits on my 16" .308 HBAR AR-10. I wanted a compact scope with higher than 10x power yet wanted to retain a 3x field of view......this 3-15x is perfect. I did not want tall turrets on this rifle and love the HSR Reticle for hold-over. This is a heavy rifle and did not need to add a heavy scope! You have to look through this scope to be sold on it......no fancy bells or whistles. The capped turrets are nice and the sun shade is just long enough to work well. I passed on a Leupold 4.5-14x50 LRT for this scope and I'm glad I did.....no comparison on clarity or brightness. Thanks Vortex......love the HD Razor Glass!
Date published: 2017-06-15
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 First Vortex scope I ever bought. Best decision ever. My new Vortex Razor HD LH is incredible. The glass is crystal clear and the view is crisp and bright. One of my favorite features is the turrets. They're low-profile and capped, but easily adjustable by hand (no coin or screwdriver needed). The adjustment presents a nice click and there's no guessing if you went one or two. One other feature that I'm really digging is the G4 reticle. Simple, funtional, and quick. I was surprised how much cleaner the view is without the extra line over the top of the target. This is an awesome scope for the money & I am extremely pleased with it!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3-15x42 HSR-4, great product Best way i can describe this scope is an impressive minimalist design. The glass provides a remarkably sharp and clear image at longer distances with its HD coatings and solid low light performance. Field of view is perfect for hunting situations, coupled with the very forgiving eyebox design. The turrets do not have very tactile clicks, and feel a bit mushy, however i do acknowledge they are not target knobs. After box testing the scope and running it through its paces, it is consistent and repeatable. I have dialed up to distances of 800 meters and feel confident in them. The parallax adjustment is easy to manipulate without feeling the need for chanel lock pliers to turn it. Same can be said for the mag adjustment ring. Last but not least, the hsr 4 reticle. It is a great reticle due to being clean and simple. This from someone who normally shoots mrad ffp scopes. Thank you Vortex for another great product offering and listening to the needs of customers.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome hunting scope! Purchased this scope to go on my lightweight mountain gun, and it has exceeded expectations. The resolution is what has blown me away immediately. I can see even the finest details a long ways away. It is very bright and competes with most 30mm options in low light situations. Very wide FOV. It's very light weight and has plenty of eye relief throughout the magnification range. The reticle is perfect for hunting and super easy to pair my cartridge I am using with my ballistic calculator. Exceptional value. Looking forward to my hunt this fall.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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What mounts would you suggest for a Savage 10 FCP-SR?

Asked by: Cannon
I would recommend a medium height Pro ring for that setup.
Answered by: Jon S.
Date published: 2018-01-12

Scope rings for a Browning Hells Canyon rifle in 6.5 creedmoor (speed and long range model)?

Asked by: kswiss23
Low height rings should do the trick for you.
Answered by: Jon S.
Date published: 2018-01-11

I am purchasing this scope and will be mounting on a ar15 custom build. Everything is mil-spec. Can you advise if a vortex cantilever mount in 30mm offset 2" work for mounting. Thanks in advance!

Asked by: orichardson6936
The Razor HD LH has a 1 inch scope tube, so you would want the 1" Cantilever Mount with 2" offset for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-01-04

I purchased my first Vortex Scope (Razor HD LH 3-15 x 42) and plan on using it with my Ruger Precision Rifle (308). Will you please recommend the proper mount? 

Asked by: Newvortexcustomer
For use on a Ruger Precision Rifle, you will want one of our 1 inch Cantilever Mounts to get proper scope height. Something like our Sport 1 inch Cantilever Mount or Pro Extended Cantilever Mount.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-01-02

I have the Razor LH 3-15x42 with G4 reticle. When will this scope model and reticle option be available on the Vortex LRBC (It's not currently there)? I LOVE this scope, BTW!

Asked by: Adam
It is slated to be included in our next update, but until that happens you can use the create reticle feature and enter the subtensions which can be found here: http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-razor-hd-lh-3-15x42-g4-bdc-riflescope/reticle.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-07

What scope rings on the Razor HD LH 3-15 x 42 would work for a savage 11 hunter xp in 6.5 creedmoor?

Asked by: Papadeuce
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 1 inch Precision Matched Rings.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-07

Could you elaborate on the dimensions of the LH? Specifically the distance from the front to the tube & from the back to the tube? These are listed as L5 & L6 on the specs for the PST Gen II but absent from the spec drawing for the LH.  Thank you!

Asked by: Mark
The objective is 4.3" long, the eyepiece is 3.6" long.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-30

What scope rings on the Razor HD LH 3-15 x 42 would work for a winchester XPR Hunter in .243WIN? Thanks!

Asked by: speedgoat
I would go with a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 1 inch Precision Matched Rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-27
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