Recon RT 15x50

Recon® RT 15x50

SKU
RT155
Recon RT 15x50 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
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MSRP $699.99

Overview

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 in the Vortex line developed especially for field surveillance and range estimating. The versatile attachment clip secures the Recon R/T to any belt or strap for rapid deployment.

US Patents D603,436S • 8,116,015 • 7,877,886
Included in the Box
  • Rain/dust hood
  • Uni-Daptor tripod adapter
  • Utility clip
  • Picatinny rail
  • Flip up objective lens cap

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

Magnification 15x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Eye Relief 16 mm
Exit Pupil 3.3 mm
Linear Field of View 215 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View 4.1 degrees
Close Focus 12 feet
Length 7 inches
Width 2 inches
Weight 15.2 oz
Product Manual (PDF) Download
US Patents D603,436S • 8,116,015 • 7,877,886
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Features

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 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.

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

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.
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Reticle

RANGING RETICLE

This ranging reticle uses MRAD-based subtensions and includes silhouettes for quick ranging. The angular measurements allow you to calculate ranges when comparing the reticle to objects of known dimension.

Subtension detail for Recon R/T Monocular with ranging reticle.

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built like a tank , jack of all trades. This monocular was built and design basically for military use due its ruggedness ,waterproof and fogproof capabilities. Also its edge reticle allows the user range their targets when using a laser rangefinder is not a safe option during field operations .One of the most valuable features is the adjustable focus ring for different users and a very sharp and detail final image.The 15X magnification plus a standard 1/4 thread mount are perfect for surveillance using tripods or using it as a spotting scope . For comfort and easily access it has a clip which makes it very handy. Finally even though the glass is not HD it is crystal clear .All of it cover for repair or replacement under the VORTEX VIP warranty.
Date published: 2019-05-08
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All it needs is a Built in Range finder Can Dreams come true? If this thing had an added range finder I think it would be the greatest optic of all time (be still my heart).
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Clear Optic I bought one of these second hand, after a mate had used it whilst deployed in afghanistan. It’s now part of my hunting/camping gear at all times. Being compact and lightweight, I hardly know it’s there, the glass is very clear, and delivers a crisp image, even in the tropical north here in a Australia. The ranging reticle is precise, and this monocular has been far more versatile than I thought it would be.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big Features, Small Package I bought the Recon R/T for hunting and competition use. The built in reticle made it perfect for spotting at matches or the ranges by allowing you to give exact corrections to the shooter. The small size making it perfect for carrying in your pack or on the belt.
Date published: 2019-05-01
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