Vulture HD 15x56

Vulture® HD 15x56

Vulture HD 15x56 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 54.
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MSRP $599.99


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
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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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.


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.


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.



Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changing the game I purchased a pair of these 15's for Coues Whitetail hunting in Southeastern Arizona. Upon arrival I was extremely happy with them; they are well built and a solid pair of binoculars. The quality of the glass is superior to any other brand that I have ever owned. I use these to pick apart hills inch by inch to find the slightest movements while attached to a tripod. These binoculars were what changed the game for me when it came to glassing. I was able to glass for longer time periods and at further distances than I had ever before. Thanks Vortex!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from See the ticks on a deer's back I have been hunting with a little pair of 10x42 binos for years. I though they were powerful enough to get the job done. It wasnt until I hunted last year for the first time with these Vortex 15x56 Vulture HD binos that I realized I was blind. The HUGE aperture on these things lets you more fully utilize the precious low light mornings and evening, and the 15 power glass let you not only tell if there are horns but if he is a shooter or not. They are a little larger than traditional binos but it is totally worth it.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easily the best piece of hunting equipment I have bought I always thought I could get away with using cheap Binoculars and spending my money elsewhere. One of my really good friends, who also is an avid hunter, kept hounding me to break down and buy a quality set. After a little research (and finding out they have an amazing LEO discount) I settled on the Vulture HD 15x56. I had to wait a little longer than I wanted due to them being on back order, but I was fine with that. I am now spotting more game animals than I could have ever imagined. These are a must have hunting in a state like AZ.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would never use anything other than VORTEX!!! Not only do I hunt with my Vultures I also used them while deployed and I'll tell you what...alot of other gear failed by breaking or malfunctioning in the heat or cold but these stood up against the elements saved me a few times as well as got me my first AZ coues as well!!!! Thank you all for making the best product out there as well as having the warranty you do!!! I salute yall!!!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vulture HD 15x56 I just got these Binoculars Vortex Vulture HD 15x56 and have used high priced high end Bino's before that to my eyes that are 20/20 were just okay, never good enough to justify the purchase. Granted these high priced optics were my family members so who was I to complain about the price. Needless to say I wanted some good quality binoculars of my own and found Vortex Vulture HD 15x56. I can't say enough good things about this quality build, and warranty if you happen to break these well built optics is unbeatable. It's a good pick for an optic snob or for some average hunter like myself on a budget.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent binoculars I ended up buying these during my deer hunt last year, I had another brand of binoculars and they fell out of my bag and broke, I drove to the nearest store with the intention to buy a pair of vipers the store only had this pair of binoculars and some Swarovski left. I ended up buying the vulture and I am pleased with them. I was able to use them to spot far away to where I had no use for my spotting scope and when I was getting close to the deer I would use my brothers binoculars. I had planned on exchanging them for the vipers but decided to keep them and get another pair of binoculars later.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super clear crisp image! The warranty rocks! I actually bought these from a co-worker who had them on a tripod and it tipped over and broke them on some rocks. I called vortex and the staff was awesome! They had me send them in and they fixed them for free! They are super clear and have a very sharp image. They are much clearer to look through than my bausch and lombs. Love them, and what a great warranty! Thanks!
Date published: 2017-06-15
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 Big glass for a great value I have multiple pairs of binoculars from Vortex but, the 15x56 vultures are now my favorite. The vultures fit comfortably in my bino harness and are really comfortable to hold while glassing.As far as quality, they seem to be built very well and are very durable so far.Glassing at distances over 5 miles is very clear and you can adjust focus very easily while holding steady.Vortex has a tri pod adapter available for the vultures which is also handy for those long days.I would recommend these to anyone looking for great binos and they are very affordable.
Date published: 2020-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing price, Great Features Bought these before a coues hunt and am glad that i did, I have a couple of the diamondback binos but needed something with a little bit more power and light transmission. I was happy with the way the vultures performed clear picture, lots of light just as advertised, no fogging cant beat the price, they definitely made glassing a whole lot easier.I will always continue to buy nothing but vortex products!
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great budget pair Bought these about a year and a half ago so been a great pair of glasses to have had them elk hunting and deer hunting in Arizona and Utah as well as moose and caribou hunting in Alaska been absolutely incredible on all these trips taken lots of abuse and finally gave out on me on my Alaska trip after I killed thank goodness but you can’t beat the warranty
Date published: 2019-09-23
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 Clean and clear I received these “replacement binoculars” for an older set that I broke on an elk hunt due to my previous set being discontinued. I absolutely love these HD’s. Clear picture with clean lines. I can pick out antlers in a Virginia forest like never before. Not to mention I don’t get headaches or sore eyes like I have in the past with my busnells. Amazing customer service and an excellent pair of noc’s. I also run Diamond back 10x42 as does my son. I think I will be buying HD versions in the future.
Date published: 2019-05-13
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 Wow, buying these Vulture HD's is a no brainer! I wish I had bought these before buying the Razor 11-33x50mm spotter. Being a glasses wearer, these Vultures Work much better for me then that spotter. At higher magnifications... that spotter requires that you remove your glasses. I'm almost exclusively hunting solo and I'd rather not be removing my glasses if I can help it. That's just asking to drop them out in the field. Also, so that I can keep situational awareness quickly about my vicinity around me. The area I hunt has a good number of Mtn Lions. (Had to walk past 7 one evening!) I love these Vultures! It's like your brain is on Crack when you're looking thru them!.. because your eyes are soo excited to be viewing the world soo clearly again, being somebody who now has to wear glasses all the time and who cannot read any text without my glasses now. Spent two hours watching a Buck at 300yds in the rain, at the tail end of all those recent 2019 rains we've finally had in SoCal. The glassing thing... I get it now that I have these Vultures. On another recent trip I was looking ridge to ridge, backside of D11 in Angeles National Forest that overlooks PalmDale and those other cities down there. When I noticed... oh wow... I could make out what models of cars and trucks there were in the parking lot of a large chain store... something like 6 miles away back down over there in the Valley floor! This was of course in optimal conditions, but still, I was blown away by that! Also was very cool to take my boy to nearby WetLands and document wildlife as part of a Scouts merit badge. Also cool for checking out the birds in my backyard from Tripod. And it's low-light capabilities are very cool for identifying critters on the back wall of our house in the middle of the night.
Date published: 2019-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Meets/Exceeds Expectations It was time to get myself a pair of long range binos for some open land hunts where I needed to see them first! These binos spent the trip mounted on a tripod in all weather from clear sky’s to snowy rain. We put them beside a pair of $1200 Nikons and the Vuktures held up. While my buddy was able to see one additional tine at about 800yds, my Vultures gave me more than enough confidence to know it was a big buck! Definitely money well spent and kept within my budget. Thanks Vortex!
Date published: 2019-05-06
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 LOOK NO FURTHER! These binos will never let you down. After my family drawing 6 muley tags last season I knew I would need quality glass. These pictures should tell the story. Thank you Vortex
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Glass If you're looking for a great pair of binos that won't empty your wallet, look no further. I was very impressed with how clear these binoculars are, you'll see more animals when hunting because you'll be able to see further out. Here's a picture I took through my binos with no phone scope, just holding it up to the eyepiece. These deer were over half a mile away
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great binos for the money! I've looked through quite a few sets of binos from $50 Wally world specials to Swaro SLC's. The Vultures arent as crisp/bright as Swaro SLC binos but that would be like comparing these to Razor binos..not the same price point. For the money the vultures are a great set of binos. I'd definitely recommend them.
Date published: 2019-05-01
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 Best Bang For the Buck! I was wanting to drop the spotting scope and carry only 15x bino for long day hunts. The Vulture HD are an incredible value. I have compared the optics to binos 3x more expensive and the difference is minimal. Very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2019-05-15
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