Viper HD 20-60x85 (Straight)

Viper® HD
20-60x85 (Straight)

SKU
V503
Viper HD 20-60x85 (Straight) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
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MSRP $1,099.99

Overview

A high-end spotter without the high-end price tag, the Viper HD spotting scope proves you no longer need to drop 4-figures to get premium-level performance and features. An HD optical system with incredible optical performance brings even the finest details at a distance in for a closer look. Built to withstand the harshest rain, snow, heat or rugged abuse you can dish out, the Viper HD spotter is a perfect fit whether you're in the hills or at the range.

Note - Custom Fitted Neoprene Case Included.

Included in the Box
  • Eyepiece cap
  • Objective lens cover
  • Custom fitted case

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

Magnification 20-60x
Objective Lens Diameter 85 mm
Linear Field of View 101-50 ft/1000 yds
Angular Field of View 1.9-1 degrees
Close Focus 36 feet
Eye Relief 17.8-19.6 mm
Length 18 inches
Weight 76.4 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.

CONSTRUCTION FEATURES

Porro Prism Valued for a rich depth of field, wide field of view, and three-dimensional image.
Straight Body Design Valued for speedy target acquisition and ease of use. Most compatible design for use with car window mounts.
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.

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.
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Spotting Scope - Very Impressed I purchased this spotting scope for my first trip to Wyoming. It was a great purchase. My hunting partner and I were both able to connect with bucks on a Public land DIY hunt. I didn't know how much I would use it outside of hunting out west but I found I used it much more than anticipated. Combined with my PhoneSkope I was using it on our lake property checking out ducks and getting some crystal clear video of all kinds of ducks. Also was a very valuable tool for spring turkey hunting. Spotting gobblers a few hundred yards from the road and making a plan of attack to go after them was awesome! Can't wait for August to put it to use in the high country of Colorado!
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great balance of quality vs value I really struggle to give 5 star reviews. I don’t usually find them that helpful, that being said I am racking my brain to find something negative about this scope. As usual vortex delivers exceptional quality at a good value. I compared countless scopes before settling on the viper 20-60-85 and could not be happier. This thing is a contender with some competitors scopes in the 1-2k range easy. 4 stars because it’s not the razor? Haha! Good job guys
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Scope This is the first spotting scope I have bought in 38 years. Things have come a long way in that time. This is a very nice scope. The 20-60 zoom is a good feature. At 60 you can easily see hits on targets at 200 yards. I use the scope almost entirely for shooting at the range. The Helical Single-Speed Focuser is excellent. It is not twitchy at 60X and you get a sharp focus at all magnifications and distances. It is very easy to use, especially if you are used to focusing and zooming with long camera lenses. The 85mm objective lens is a big piece of glass. A lot of light comes in. Haven't had a chance to try it under dim conditions. The scope comes with a form fitting padded case and padded covers for both the lenses. The padded covers are fine but the clips to attach them are very stiff and hard to work. That is one area that could use improvement and would be an easy fix. One drawback of the fitted case is that you cannot deploy the sun shade. That is not such a problem. In many years of shooting long lenses on cameras with sun shades I have found that there are very few instances where it is actually needed. The same is true of this scope. At 4.8 pounds, this is quite a hefty scope. I got the Vortex Pro GT tripod to go along with it. That triod is substantial and does a good job of supporting the scope without jiggling. Remember that at 60X and 300 yards there will be quite a bit of jiggle while adjusting. I chose the straight viewing version of this scope because I felt that pointing and acquiring a target would be easier. I do it all the time with long camera lenses and it seemed natural. Works for me. Bottom line, the Vortex Viper HD is a very good scope. There are no downsides to the scope itself and I would heartily recommend it and the Pro GT tripod to go with it.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Spotting Scope Good spotting scope at low to mid power, loses some clarity and brightness at the highest power. Good spotting scope for the price especially when paired with a Vortex tripod.
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT SPOTTING SCOPE I USE THE VIPER SPOTTING SCOPE FOR HUNTING BIG GAME OUT WEST WHERE SPENDING 3-4 HOURS BEHIND THE GLASS IS THE NORM. IT PERFORMS FLAWLESSLY IN ALL CONDITIONS MOTHER NATURE HAS THROWN AT US.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Great optics can sit and glass all dat with this scope
Date published: 2018-03-01
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