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R/T Ranging Reticle

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MSRP: $699.99
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Recon R/T 15x50 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
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Recon® R/T 15x50 Tactical Scope

The Recon® R/T is a unique, advanced tactical piece of equipment that is unlike any other in the field—the first truly compact, full-featured spotting scope developed especially for field surveillance and range estimating. The quick-handling, lightweight design features brilliant optical performance using Vortex premium XD™ glass and XR™ lens coatings. The versatile attachment clip secures the Recon R/T to any belt or strap for rapid deployment. The R/T ranging reticle using mrad-based subtensions also includes a secondary quick-ranging system with silhouettes.

US Patent D603,436S, US Patent 8,116,015, US Patent 7,877,886




VIP Warranty XD Lens Elements XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification15 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief16 mm
Exit Pupil3.3 mm
Linear Field of View215 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View4.1 degrees
Close Focus12 feet
Length7 inches
Width3 inches
Hand Grip Width2.4 inches
Weight15.2 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Rain/dust hood
  • Uni-Daptor tripod adapter
  • Utility clip
  • Picatinny rail
  • Flip up objective lens cap

Optical Features

XD™ Lens Elements Extra-low dispersion (XD) glass increases resolution and color fidelity, resulting in crisp, sharp images.
XR™ Fully Multi-Coated Proprietary coatings increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Phase Correction Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.

Construction Features

Roof Prism Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the monocular for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
ArmorTek Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
Rubber Armor Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.

Convenience Features

Adjustable Eyecup Folds up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses. Flared to eliminate stray light and rotatable for a custom fit.
Main Focus Allows for sharp image acquisition at distances from as close as 12 feet to infinity.
Fine Focus Allows for precise focus adjustment for fine image detail.
Utility Clip The versatile, multi-position utility clip allows for multiple attachment points and quick attachment to pocket edges, equipment or vests.
Magnification15 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief16 mm
Exit Pupil3.3 mm
Linear Field of View215 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View4.1 degrees
Close Focus12 feet
Length7 inches
Width3 inches
Hand Grip Width2.4 inches
Weight15.2 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download

Ranging Reticle

Hashmarked ranging reticle using mrad based subtension lines for ranging, holdover, and windage corrections.

Details of the Recon R/T Ranging reticle. >

Note
Read the Recon R/T scope manual for details on how to effectively use the ranging reticle.US Patent 7,877,886

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Monocular for Observations I use my R/T 10X50 w/ reticle as an observational eyepiece for long range shooting instruction. I can call impacts then quickly transition to RSO to make sure the students are maintaining a safe firing line. Much easier than a tripod mounted spotting scope, though I also use my Razor HD 20-60X85. I've also taken this monocular to PRS matches with me to identify targets of a stage prior to getting on the line. The reticle helps to confirm range to that target.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a Swiss knife This monocular basically does a lot of things really well. It is a monocular, powerful enough with a doubler to act as a spotting scope and can also be used as a range finder. Optics are clear, reticle easy to use, does require you to use a hard base rest or tripod to make distance estimates however anything stable will do fine. It is a range finder (if you know the size of targets you are looking at like utility poles or deer average measurements). It is a scope and it is light, easy to carry and sturdy. I also purchased the doubler from Vortex. It works fine on the R/T. Makes it 30x scope which requires a tripod or window mount. Yes you loose on clarity however you get a 30x scope that is light. It does not replace a spotting scope but much easier to carry on a trek. You also can use the reticle for range finding although only part of it is visible. The scale remains correct as the doubler makes the reticle FFP. And finally, like a Swiss knife, it has the lifetime VIP no questions asked warranty however you must provide your own toothpicks!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Really like it when hunting in the field. Lite wt. and easy to use when hunting big game,very clear great optics.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Does it have a way to mount to a tripod?

Asked by: Sdjones
The Recon R/T is threaded to fit on a tripod.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-03

Hello, Please tell me if this product is compatibile with the doubler. Thank you Ionut
Asked by: Ionut
Quick correction on the comment provided above, the reticle hashmarks are not affected by the doubler. You will only see part of the hashmarks however the scale will be valid. This acts basically in a similar way as a Front Focal Point (FFP) reticle. I have tested this on my own and the values are right on the money. You will need a tripod or solid base however when using the doubler.
Answered by: SailingDan
Date published: 2017-10-03
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Monocular for Observations I use my R/T 10X50 w/ reticle as an observational eyepiece for long range shooting instruction. I can call impacts then quickly transition to RSO to make sure the students are maintaining a safe firing line. Much easier than a tripod mounted spotting scope, though I also use my Razor HD 20-60X85. I've also taken this monocular to PRS matches with me to identify targets of a stage prior to getting on the line. The reticle helps to confirm range to that target.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a Swiss knife This monocular basically does a lot of things really well. It is a monocular, powerful enough with a doubler to act as a spotting scope and can also be used as a range finder. Optics are clear, reticle easy to use, does require you to use a hard base rest or tripod to make distance estimates however anything stable will do fine. It is a range finder (if you know the size of targets you are looking at like utility poles or deer average measurements). It is a scope and it is light, easy to carry and sturdy. I also purchased the doubler from Vortex. It works fine on the R/T. Makes it 30x scope which requires a tripod or window mount. Yes you loose on clarity however you get a 30x scope that is light. It does not replace a spotting scope but much easier to carry on a trek. You also can use the reticle for range finding although only part of it is visible. The scale remains correct as the doubler makes the reticle FFP. And finally, like a Swiss knife, it has the lifetime VIP no questions asked warranty however you must provide your own toothpicks!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Really like it when hunting in the field. Lite wt. and easy to use when hunting big game,very clear great optics.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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