Vulture HD 15x56

Vulture HD® 15x56

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VR-1556
Vulture HD 15x56 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 36.
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MSRP $599.99

Overview

The Vulture HD is perfect for wide-open western landscapes where intense scrutiny of game-hiding terrain is a primary hunting tactic. Phase-corrected roof prisms and fully multi-coated lenses with proprietary XR anti-reflective coatings deliver super bright images, edge-to-edge. Long-range tripod glassing is an art, let the Vulture HD be your brush..

Note – Recommended for use with a tripod. Tripod adapter included.

Included in the Box
  • Rainguard eyepiece cover
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Comfort neck strap
  • Deluxe padded carry case
  • Tripod adapter

Center of the riflescope tube from the top surface of the mount base.

Magnification 15x
Objective Lens Diameter 56 mm
Eye Relief 15 mm
Exit Pupil 3/7 mm
Linear Field of View 226 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View 4.3 degrees
Close Focus 15 feet
Interpupillary Distance 59-74 mm
Height 7.6 inches
Width 5.8 inches
Weight 43.6 oz
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Features

OPTICAL FEATURES

HD Lens Elements Premium extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in high-definition images.
XR™ Fully Multi-Coated Proprietary coatings increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Dielectric Coating Multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images.
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 binocular 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.
56 mm Lenses Maximize low light performance.

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Adjustable Eyecups Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel Adjusts the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time.
Diopter Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located on right eyepiece.
Tripod Adaptable Compatible with a tripod adapter, allowing use on a tripod or car window mount.

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Binos!!! An hour after the sun went down on a overcast night, my eye couldn't pick anything up in the brush, Yet when I put those 15x56 Vulture HD's into the brush I could easily discern and see clearly. It was like night time bino's. Really nice! The picture is crystal clear. I can't wait to show my family these..... they'll want to purchase them.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Glass I heard that the focus would take some getting used to but really took like 5min to figure that out and now good to go. Im very happy with my new addition to my optics inventory with the 15x56 Vulture HD. Can easily freehand 400 yards and closer but highly recommend use of a tripod for long distance for steadiness and clarity. The Tripod Adapter needs some fine tuning to be a bit more user friendly but for the plus side of not having to lug around a spot scope its a good trade. Hope this helps and good hunting...
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glass at a great price point I bought these to spot Couse deer aka the grey ghosts in souther Arizona. I couldn't be happier with the quality and durability of these binoculars. I look forward to using them this as the images are crystal clear and super sharp. I will forever be a vortex customer.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for. I hunt alone often and really got tired of carrying a spotter. I bought a pair of these and absolutely love them. My buddy has the Viper 15x’s and other than the size I couldn’t tell a difference.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Binos for the $$ I bought these last year to take to South Dakota. I have a pair of 10x Diamondbacks but wanted something with more magnification without buying a spotter. These served that purpose. They are very clear and let in lots of light. They are heavy but that is to be expected for 15x Binos. I used a bipod to stabilize them when seated and that worked well. The extra detail I could pick out with 15x versus the 10x was worth the $$ to me.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended for long range hunting! I bought these as an alternative to carrying my 25 x 100 binoculars and it been the best move I ever made. We hike the hills of PA and spot deer long range from 500 to 1200 yards and these Vulture HD binoculars at 15 x 56 provide clear and sharp images of game. We can even follow the vapor trail to identify hits. We use them for hunting and long range target as well. Perfect high power optics at a perfect price. Thank you Vortex.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome glass! I purchased these binos for my Southern AZ coues hunt and these binos are awesome! I really like the location of the focus wheel, makes focusing quick and easy. Very clear glass and when you put these bad boys on a tripod, glassing is so much better especially when you’re looking for long periods of time.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second Set This is the second I have owned They are the best binoculars for the money The only reason I had to purchase a second set was due to someone with sticky fingers They have a great price range which makes it easy to afford these as a gift or a top end set for yourself They will not disappoint
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend this product Great binos to look for Mule and Coues deer in southeastern Arizona. You can't beat the clarity for the price. Tad bulky but very easy to carry in your backpack. Downside, due to the clarity you see game at greater distance which results in walking a lot more further.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great binoculars! I bought these for my husband for Christmas and we absolutely love them!! It’s nice to have an optic that we can use for both binoculars and a spotting scope because of the Tripod attachment! No more hassle of trying to carry around a bunch of optics while hunting
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good glass I really like these binos. For the price I don't think you can beat the glass. Only problem I have is I can't use them with my eyeglasses. Luckily I'm not blind without them so I'm still able to use these. I just wish I could where my glasses and use these.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy I use my Vortex Vulture for mainly hunting. I stopped using my spotting scope after purchasing. The Vulture is clear with great glass. Just as good as the much more expensive competitors. You can't beat the life time warranty that Vortex provides.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Binoculars Bought these binoculars in a gear frenzy for a high country mule deer archery hunt in Colorado. During the twelve days in the back country, these binoculars performed miraculously. The glass is clear, which makes for easy glassing from a tripod.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for long distance Use these before you bust out the spotting scope! They reach out far enough you can decide if what you’re looking at is worth getting the scope out for. Can save you a lot of time. Works best if you have something to rest them on.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Can See! I love the clarity on these, I am able to see much clearer and further than any other set of binos I've used in the past. They are an excellent value and worth every dollar. Plus you can beat the Vortex warranty!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome binos!! These things are great! Good high quality grade piece of equipment with the amazing lifetime guarantee that vortex has. Cristal clear vision and the ability to look a long ways out there
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Key to spot and stalk out west! Used for sheep, muleys and elk in NM. Feel like they're a great set of 15's for the price. I personally feel like they're our newest tool and key to success the past couple of seasons.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very solid well built i use these for target archery indoor spots and 3d as well very easy to see all the scoring lines on target they also work great elk hunting out west no eye fatigue at all great piece
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best binocular for your money I hunt out west in wide open desert terrain. Usually glassing very long distances. Up to miles away, nothing compares to vortex as far as what you get per dollar spent!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must! These optics are a must have! I've glassed up over 2 miles away! These are very clear and dependable, and for a great price, with the Vortex awesome warranty!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would definitely recommend this product! I take this product when I hunt pretty much anything. Great clarity, great value. They can be a little heavy without a tripod but not unusable.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT BINOS FOR USE WITH SPOTTING SCOPE I USE THESE BINOCULARS WITH MY VIPER SPOTTING SCOPE AND MOUNTS EASILY ON TO MY TRI POD.GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO WORKING THE SPOTTING SCOPE.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vulture HD Great set of glass I can use my glasses with them. For the money they are great. I like them better than my buddy's Swarovski 15x56.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy for the money! These binos are a great buy for the money. I use them with or without a tripod. Very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bang for the buck If a spotting scope takes up too much room get these. Very clear, not terribly heavy, great price.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend this product again and again The best long range glasses for spotting mule deer in high sagebrush and rim rocks.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Binoculars I love these binoculars! I have become a huge fan of Vortex, I hunt coues deer in AZ and all my gear is vortex. I use Diamondback 10x42's and a diamondback 20-60x60mm spotting scope on the vortex summit ss-p tripod. I wanted a higher powered binocular to find these desert ghosts so I took a shot and ordered the vultures 15x56mm trusting that they would be as good as all the other products. I love the binos. My buddy uses 15x56mm Swaro's and I think these vultures are just as clear, and he paid over $2,000! When he looked through mine he couldn't believe I paid less than $500 for them. I could not be happier with my Vortex gear. The only thing I would tell people looking into these binos and a tripod set up, if you are going to use Vortex bino adapters get the uni-dapter, the binocular adapter is extremely difficult and time consuming to screw into the larger objective lens. It works fine on the 42mm lens but the 56mm lens are closer together and very difficult to get your fingers in there to tighten it down. The uni dapter is small and I just leave the post attached to the binos and keep the alan key in the case. Very happy with Vortex and recommend all their gear to everyone. My next purchase is going to be their range finder.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I got these First, instead of Razor 11-33x50 I wish I had gotten these first... before purchasing the 11-33x50mm Razor Spotter. And here is why. Due to age, I now have to wear eyeglasses all the time. The lil spotter is cool... but really only effective when I'm wearing my glasses from about 11x to maybe 16x or 20x... before significant vignetting occurs and I'm looking thru a peephole. To go any higher than that I cannot really do so without taking off my glasses and really pressing my eyeball up on the eyepiece. Now... there's a small amount of vignetting looking thru the Vultures with my glasses on as well. But it seems a lot less than the lil Razor gets at high magnification... and... with the Vultures you've got two tubes so FOV is twice as wide! More than twice as wide actually. I can really move my head around side-to-side within the view and it'll allow me to view quite a bit over to one side or the other! Can't really do that as much on the lil Razor spotter. And yeah... if I take my glasses off and look thru the Vultures, Wow, FOV is kick-butt! with no vignetting at all. I just don't want to be dealing with taking glasses on-and-off while in the field because to me that's too risky. Adding way more chance of accidentally dropping them, etc. And unfortunately I NEED THEM at all times now. And I usually go out solo, so need my glasses to be able to see around me as well to check my 6. So far I've only had the opportunity to take the Vultures out to the relatively nearby Bolsa Chica Wetlands preserve in HB, CA. I was really impressed! It's freakin' cool to be able to spot small little species of ducks at 730 meters! Or clearly see some guy fishing off the rocks the other direction a full Mile away! I'm just a Meat Hunter, barely starting out in his hunting career. Just starting my 5th year as I approach 50yo. And here in SoCal, these are all I'd ever need for any of the long-distance glassing I'm going to be doing. The most I do are over-nighters or 3-day hunts if lucky enough to find a partner every once in awhile. And realistically, anything where I'd need higher magnification than this to see it? Out here? There's realistically no way in heck I'd be able to traverse that much terrain within a single days time. Especially when in the steep interiors of the Angeles National Forest or the vast expanses of shoulder-high seas of chapparal in the Mountains around OC. So for me it's going to be 8's on my chest for hand-held viewing, and these and a Tripod in my pack! My successes so far have been ambush-based and particular to certain thick locations of limited visibility. With these Vultures, I'm planning to change that up and add more locations to the repertoire. A poorly managed local governance decided last year that it totally wasn't illogical at all to close down the access road to the area I'd been consistently focusing on... DURING THE 1st 2 WEEKS OF THE GENERAL-SEASON OPENER!!! As you can imagine I was furious. But it taught me a valuable lesson, and that is, to have an array of multiple possible hunting areas you scout simultaneously through-out the year, because in this EFF'd up state, you never know when your access to one of them might just be arbitrarily cut-off, for no good reason. So during this coming year I'm looking forward to what these Vultures are gonna show me!
Date published: 2019-01-25
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