Razor HD 27-60x85 (Angled)

Razor® HD
27-60x85 (Angled)

SKU
RS-85A
Razor HD 27-60x85 (Angled) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 104.
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MSRP $1,999.99

Overview

Setting the standard in high-end optical technologies, precision craftsmanship and ultra-sleek functionality, the Razor HD is one of the finest spotting scopes on the market. Advanced optical elements eliminate aberrations for distortion-free, flat field images with unmatched edge-to-edge sharpness, as well as remarkable clarity, resolution and color accuracy. Hunters, shooters and observation enthusiasts who need a premium spotter that performs at the highest level have found their match with the Razor HD series. One look and you’ll know.

Included in the Box
  • Eyepiece cap
  • Objective lens cover
  • Custom fitted neoprene case
Magnification 27-60x
Objective Lens Diameter 85 mm
Linear Field of View 117-68 ft/1000 yds
Angular Field of View 2.2-1.3 degrees
Close Focus 16.4 feet
Eye Relief 16.7-17 mm
Length 15.5 inches
Weight 65.6 oz
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Features

OPTICAL FEATURES

APO System Index-matched lenses correct color across the entire visual spectrum.
HD Lens Elements Premium extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in high-definition images.
XR™ Plus Fully Multi-Coated Ultimate anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces provide maximum light transmission for peak clarity and the pinnacle of low-light performance.
Plasma Tech Cutting edge coating application process provides unparalleled coating durability and performance

CONSTRUCTION FEATURES

Porro Prism Valued for a rich depth of field, wide field of view, and three-dimensional image.
Angled Body Design Valued for allowing an overall lower mounting height which maximizes stability in wind, offers greater comfort when glassing for extended periods, and permits the use of a smaller, lighter tripod.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating 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.

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Adjustable Eyecups Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Helical Focus Allows for fast and fine adjustments.
Built-in Sunshade Reduces glare and shields the objective lens from raindrops and snow.
Rotating Tripod Ring Allows rotation of the eyepiece to a sideways position, providing adjustable viewing angles.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Razor HD 27-60X85 Recently purchased the next generation Razor HD 26-60X85 angled spotting scope. As an outfitter you can imagine my pickiness when it comes to optics and like every Vortex optic I have purchased I am simply amazed. The Razor HD 26-60X85mm is well worth the monetary investment. It is super clear all the way through to include the edging. Is new sleek design makes packing it much easier then the previous generation. You gain nothing in weight to previous generation design. Tried and true research and design has made it possible for Vortex to top their previous HD generation models. Would highly recommend this product to any hunter but a must for western style hunting.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome scope, even better warranty. I bought this scope, reluctant to spend so much money for glass not mounted to a precision rifle. I may have fibbed about its price to my wife, but after she knocked the tripod it was mounted on over, breaking it in two pieces, she was really freaked out. So was I, after all, it cost more than I told her it did. I called, expecting a "too bad, so sad" scenario, but they told me to send it in. A week later, I got it back, good as new. Now as for the scope itself, it's great. Big objective, so lots of light. I use it for trips to the range and photography. I've even dabbled in some astrophotography, mostly lunar. Fantastic results.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Razor Sharp If you like to hike like me, then the new Razor HD 27-60x85mm angled spotting scope is something you need to have. Glassing entire sections of mtns ranges knowing exactly where I want to go is a game changer with this scope. I am most impressed with the new Razors ability to continue to have a sharp, crisp, and clear image all the way to full magnification. The amazing sharpness of this optic, combined with its incredible performance in low light conditions, makes this a scope everyone needs. Thank you Vortex for making products of this quality, at a price point that the every day common hunter can afford. Thank you Vortex Optics!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best optics ever I never thought I would pay over $1000 for any type of hunting optics but this was well worth the price. I was phone scoping elk and deer over a mile away and the picture was excellent and my phone is not that good. The warranty is also unmatched and so there was nothing for me to worry about with this purchase.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will recommend vortex products to anyone with any pricepoint since getting this spotting scope, I have used it on 5 Nevada hunts. Antelope, deer, and 3 elk hunts. The one that stands out the most is our bull tag. We were watching a small herd of elk on the border of Great Basin National Park after the sun had been down for a while (the border runs along the top of the mountain). It makes a huge difference being able to watch these animals while it is getting dark. The ergonomics of this scope is amazing. It feels like it is just another limb of your body. To top it off, you cannot beat VIP warranty that vortex offers for all of their optics for no charge. That is a major selling point for me.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exceptional bang for the buck After I purchased the Razor binoculars I decided to go for a spotting scope as well. I compared it to the top of the line brands and it is almost on the top with those. The sharpness is not far from them but it’s capability to collect light is not as good as those. But with that said does not mean that it’s not good, I’ve spotted birds and other animals where the naked eye could have never spotted it. I can’t do anything but highly recommend this amazing optics. Attached to this review is one of my digiscoped photos and I can’t say I’m not satisfied with the result.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Can't Beat it For the Price I went to a long range shooting school two years ago with my son. We shot as teams and learned the roles of shooter/spotter working together. One of the many things we practiced was to watch for bullet trace. I was using a good spotting scope but all the instructors were using Razor HD spotting scopes. I borrowed one of them for awhile and what a difference. We were shooting out to 1200+ yards, and the Razor HD was crystal clear at all distances. I gave my spotting scope to my son and bought one of these - worth every penny.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope with Great Durability I bought this scope not to long ago and only used it to scout Spring Turkeys and to Scout whitetail just before how season started. I had great success with this scope. Using it in the Midwest it proved plenty durable whether I was spotting from the truck or on top of a brushy hill. I never had an issue with the scope fogging up or not being able to clearly see what I was looking at. The true test of the scope was these last couple weeks ago when it was used in Colorado to spot some Muleys. I loaned it to a friend and he brought it back all dusty with nothing but good things to say. He decided he needed to buy his own.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The precious Truth be told I don't even know if it was the Razor spotting scope through which I watched 10 wolves devour the carcass of a mountain goat my buddy shot the previous afternoon. I was sad because when the hunt ended, my other buddy, the scope owner, would take it with him and I would be left with a pair of binoculars that are to distance sight what colonial spectacles are to modern glasses. Wanting is what you do before you experience and see a void in your life. Need is what you experience when everything comes into focus and you see clearly. I clearly need this product. Fortunately I live in Alaska, closer to Santa Claus, and Christmas isn't too far in the distance.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Off the charts clarity! I bought a pair of viper vinos about 6 years ago and from the day of purchase I have longed to get a razor spotter! Well the day finally came about 4 months ago! I am blown away by this amazing instrument! The clarity is off the charts! I have used other high end brands like sworovski, Leopold, night force, and Leica and I have to say that for the price you can not beat vortex! Especially when it comes to the warranty! You have a life long customer in me from binos to spotters to rifle scopes and range finders! I will not but anything else!
Date published: 2020-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Razor HD 85mm 27-60 I've had mine for about 2 weeks now glassing mule deer in the Colorado mountains. Im kinda an optics snob with many swaro, Zeiss scopes & binos. Next to my brothers 80mm Swarovski my eyes could not tell any significant difference. Swaro eyebox might be a bit more forgiving at 60X but for half the price and just as bright at low light. If the Vortex warranty is as good as people say I know this was a great purchase. Well done and made in America to boot.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Razor HD 27x85 I use this spotting scope daily while guiding. I really like the sleek design. However, after looking through it for a period of time without even toughing anything it goes blurry. I have to constantly re-focus. I think the older Razor HD (I previously had one also) with the "fine focus" adjustment was clearer/brighter and stayed focused.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, Highly recommended! I've had this spotting scope for three years now, the older version, and it's been one of the best additions to my long range hunting equipment pack. This spotter, combined with my PST Gen II's, has been responsible for several excellent bucks, from California to Nebraska. Worth every penny and the warranty makes this a slam dunk! Make sure to get a quality tripod as this is a heavy optic. I prefer the angled version as it works well sitting on a hillside. I'm able to keep it just below my field of view as i scan with my binos, then I can look down and through the spotter.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best spotting scope i have ever used I was with a friend a couple years ago and he kept finding animals that I never had a clue were there so I asked if I could try it was amazing how far I could find animals away from us.it took me 2 years to save up the money to get one . but it is worth every penny. next is a scope but it will take time to save the money
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ultimate Spotting scope for the price! Well I am beginning to get questions from the wife on why I (NEED) so many new optics and I am running out of excuses! After purchasing the Vortex Diamondback binos and Razor HD 11 x 33 x 50 spotting scope, I just had to have the top of the line Razor HD 20 x 60 x 85 spotting scope. Now how do I get it into my needy little hands for the Big Bull Elk hunt we drew tags for this year? Hmmm, I know give the old Nikon to my son in law for his Birthday, yeah that's it! So away went the Nikon and home came the new Vortex Razor HD 20 x 60 x 85, oh are the elk nervous now! So clear, so bright and so affordable. I just love this scope. After looking through my new Vortex this last weekend my son in law wants to sell the nikon and buy a Vortex. Please don't tell my wife, I still need a few more rifle scopes. Thanks Vortex!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Clarity I have been using this product for Service Rifle competitions for about two years now. It is excellent! I can accurately spot trace when coaching another shooter and I can see .223 bullet holes in thew target at 300 yards as long as the light conditions are favorable. The only thing I've had my hands on that out matches this scope in clarity is the Night Force TS-82 which is roughly double the price! My only gripe is the short eye relief. it only becomes an issue on when you need to get a very quick look on high magnification. Excellent product and great value
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I purchased the Razor HD 27-60x85 for hunting and taking wildlife pictures with my iphone. It has exceeded my expectations. I'm new to this type of photography, but it's exciting and fun and with the quality of the Razor the results are amazing.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality and value without compromise! Couldn't be happier with the Razor spotter and binos we ran in Arizona this year for Coues deer. Last season we have Nikon 12 and 20x, Meopta 10x, and a Nikon spotter. It was a nice set up but not good enough for the little grey ghosts. We upgraded to the Razor HD glass in 10x, 18x and the 2 spotters and were absolutely blown away at the quality of the optics in all conditions we faced in Arizona. Spotting little deer in tough conditions when they're bedded mid day is almost impossible without good glass, and we constantly found bucks mid day purely because we could effectively look into every nook and cranny of a hillside. The fact that we didnt have to break the bank to achieve this level of glassing really helps with the overall cost but we never felt like we compromised on the quality because of it. One set of 18's had a slight alignment issue when zoomed past 15, and when we got home and sent them in, a new pair was back in 3 days. That's customer service. There's no real reason to buy anything else when you look at what vortex has to offer.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insanely good I have had this scope for about a year and a half. Crystal clear images. Some days I will be at areas with other borders who have the most expensive Swarovski scopes and other scopes and they all comment on how clear the image is with the Razor. When I bought it I went to cabelas and set up small color wheels and words at different distances all over the store and the razor won out at best clarity and color despite being more affordable than several other scopes. Don’t hesitate. The only scope I have ever used that I liked more was the $6000 double-eye one that Swarovski makes that is like Binoculars attaches to a scope. And I didn’t like it THAT much more and couldn’t see taking cell phone pics through it, which by the way the Razor does VERY well. I also own 3 pair of their bins. Here is a pic through the scope at 100 yards
Date published: 2019-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am very happy with this product. I have used this scope in 3 different eco zones. Oregon, Colorado (10,000'), and Alaska. It worked great in all. It is a little heavy. I paired it with a beefy Vortex tripod. They are a great pair. The hd is clear out to long ranges. Being able to rotate on the collar makes the angled head easy to use in steep situations.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reality revealed I put my optics through rigorous real world hunting applications and expect peak performance. The crystal clear optics of this scope rival those of european manufacturers at half the cost. Wether at the range spotting paper targets at 400 yards or counting points on a rack in the shadows a mile away, this scope performes flawlessly. It's a petite Goliath that fits in your pack and wont weigh you down. Hard as I tried I couldn't find any drawbacks to this scope, other than, I wish I had gotten my hands on it sooner.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A western hunters must have! This is by far the finest piece of hunting gear that I have. I have used this glass in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming on Elk and Mule Deer hunts. I have enjoyed it's superior proformance in the field and recommend this product to any serious western hunter looking to find the animals of his dreams.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1st Gen scope I found a stellar deal on the 20-60x85mm, just after these were released. Amazing piece of equipment. I haven't looked through the European glass (that costs 2x to 3x as much). I can't imagine getting much better than this. I've watched hours of internet video, read reviews and comparisons of optics. Optics is one class of equipment where the value per dollar plateaus very definitely. You can spend just a little too little and be disappointed. You can find the point where you are convinced you just can't see any better (which is where I believe this scope is) or... you can spend more simply because spending more makes you feel like you have the best. Vortex really has it together. I have yet to find a product where they were not the best at the price point for that product line.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive optically clear and precise. From taking pictures of the moon, which are so clear you can see the mountains. To making a movie of the solar eclipse that rivals what NASA was broadcasting. To sighting in at 500 and 1000 yards. This scope sets a new benchmark.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My best purchase I really struggled if I needed this spotting scope....... but once I finally saved enough to purchase it I was happily surprised. I would put this up against other brands any day and I have.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as good as Swarovski I have to say Vortex nailed it on this spotting scope. i use this for hunting big game in the western states. I love this scope it is easy time use and so crystal clear even at 2000 yards +, I have compared this scope next to the Swarovski ATS 20-60-65mm HD, myself and three non-biased guys all came to the same conclusion. None of us could notice one being better than the other. Understanding that these are not comparing straight across because the Razor has an 85mm objective.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This spotting scope is a must have for any hardcore hunter Top of the line optics with nice hd glass. Picked the spotting scope up this summer, and used it on an Alaskan Dahl sheep hunt as well as a caribou hunt. Rugged tough conditions, and the scope was flawless. The higher power at first takes some getting used to especially if you are within 200 yards of what you are trying to look at. The best part is you don't have to worry about babying it, because if anything happens to the scope I know vortex has my back on their warranty.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope I have had this about 4 days and have used it quite a bit. Here is what I have seen- remember in optics, changes are small, but make a difference in certain situations: Higher resolution (clearer), better low light capability, sleeker design, brighter- says it all! A marked improvement over the previous generation, which says a lot since it was fantastic! I have not campated it to competitive scopes, but have not doubt it would meet it beat them. Great Job Vortex!!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RZR HD spotting scope spots misses at XLR matches I've been using all vortex products for a few years now. I compete in prs matches and enjoy extreme long range type shooting. Nothing on the market allows you to spot hits and misses at these distances even remotely close to the price point vortex is able to offer this scope. The warranty lets me sleep knowing my high dollar product is covered with no questions ask. I've seen them replace scopes that were clearly dropped by the user. Nothing compares.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I expected The new Razor HD 85mm spotter has met my expectations and then some! Scope feels solid in the hand, focus knob is incredibly smooth and even works great inside supplied case when mounted on tripod. The ability to use the spotter in such low light conditions is fantastic to say the least. Multi-position tripod mount collar accommodates any glassing position. From focus knob to bayonet eyepiece, the construction of this Vortex scope speaks for itself!
Date published: 2017-06-15
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