Razor HD 22-48x65 (Angled)

Razor® HD
22-48x65 (Angled)

SKU
RS-65A
Razor HD 22-48x65 (Angled) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 53.
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MSRP $1,599.99

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.

Note – Custom Fitted Neoprene Case Included.

Included in the Box
  • Eyepiece cap
  • Objective lens cover
  • View-through carry case
Magnification 22-48x
Objective Lens Diameter 65 mm
Linear Field of View 138-84 ft/1000 yds
Angular Field of View 2.7-1.6 degrees
Close Focus 26.2 feet
Eye Relief 16.7-17 mm
Length 14.8 inches
Weight 56.8 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 Saves lots of walking!! I use this spotter while guiding in Montana and Alaska. It has saved me many miles of walking, to get a closer look at an animal. This scope is crystal clear and focuses great, for a clear precise view. As expected with the Razor line, it is focused all the way out to the edge of the field of view. I have the 65mm and it gathers light great, to give me those extra few minutes of glassing during those important low light times of day.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing Else Compares! This was the first spotting scope we had purchased so we did our research and checked out all the options we soon came down to viper for the brand and the hardest part was trying to decided what we would like better the straight or the angled, we went with the angled in the end and I would recommend doing that just about any hunter. But looking through this spotting scope is crystal clear it zooms in nice and easy. The size is perfect it fits in my backpack I am beyond satisfied with this product and I would put it up against any other brand or style and I believe it will out preform the competition. Great well thought out and designed product! With the best warranty for great peace of mind.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!! As I sit in my living room focused in on the radio tower 3 miles away atop peavine mnt I'm in awe of the clarity from edge to edge. Thinking to myself that I'm pretty sure I could see a bedded monster if I took it into the field and then a covey of chukar run by... I wish I'd had my camera set up to have gotten that picture. This thing is amazing. The last 5 years I've been acquiring higher end products... is there anything better than the razor? I'm honestly not sure there needs to be! And at this price why would anyone claim to "need" better glass??? It doesn't exist!!!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Vortex. I have two different spotting scopes and three different binoculars. I love them. Each year I spend 60 days chasing spring black bear then quickly change into scouting for the fall. I'm an archer and rifleman. Vortex has provided a great product for each of these needs. The 15x50 bino's along with the Razor spotting scope are great for long range shooting. The 10x42 bino's are just right for archery along with the 15x50 bino's as my spotters instead of my Razor. The service department is amazing. They repaired a viper scope for me and had it back in time for a hunt. Incredible speed. They calledpersonally to let me know they received it and then when it was mailed back. I'm vortex for life.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No question this is what you want My family has had a Swarovski for years and about a month ago I decided to get my own. I took one look at the price tag of this razor hd and I knew it was the one for me. It’s not even a debate really the glass is amazing the warranty is outstanding and the customer service is unmatched. You are getting the whole package with any vortex product. All of my optics are vortex. My rifle scopes, my binoculars, and now my spotting scope. I’m a member for life and you should be too!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Razor HD is the Bomb! My middle son and I traveled from CO to AZ this past November for a Coues hunt. We had never hunted Coues prior to the trip, much less even seen a live Coues prior. We quickly learned why they are called "The Gray Ghost"! They are certainly a challenge to spot, then, after you find them, it is as if they vanish in to thin air! The Razor 22-48x65 was amazing! I am so glad I invested in this fine piece of equipment prior to the hunt. Coues hunting is a glassing game, many hours at a time. The Razor was comfortable and our eyes did not fatigue. The color and clarity is amazing and was invaluable in spotting these tiny deer. On the last morning, we glassed up a decent buck at 750 yards. After closing the distance, the buck fell to 6.5 Creedmoor at 440 yards. Good job Josh! And once again, thanks Vortex for the best optics! We are definitely Vortex "Lifers"!
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing spotting scope I picked up one of these spotting scopes at the closeout of the previous model for an insane deal. The level of detail and clarity I can pick apart is fantastic. I can see the details of the patina of a fence nail at 500 yards like it is right in front of me. I have yet to carry this into the field, but mounted on the Vanguard tripod I have with a quick release, this is sure to be an integral part of my gear list. I am very happy with this product, The only thing i would like to see is an integrated tether for the lens caps.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I got my money's worth I used this spotting scope extensively this past year mostly mule deer hunting. From scouting to the final kill of my season i racked up hours and hours looking through this scope and I've been very pleased with the quality for the price. I looked at higher priced spotting scopes and couldn't justify the higher price for what little difference I noticed. Thanks vortex for helping me fulfill my dream season with a trophy DIY buck and bull. I have recommended them to others and I will continue to.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Glass Got this spotting scope as part of a birthday present to myself... Paired this scope with a Vortex tripod and PhoneSkope to give me amazing images and videos. Pics are from 2lbs of Tannerite shot with my 6.5 Creed at 450yds.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal clear I spent a long time doing a side by side comparison between the viper HD spotter and the Razor Spotter. I almost bought the Viper because I was not noticing any difference in clarity. It wasn’t until I was doing a fine focus out past a mile that I noticed a difference, the razor definitely had the edge. I hunt a lot of mule deer and elk and those fine details are important. Great scope and it’s nice to know if something were to happen to it it will be covered by the warranty.
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! Vortex Razor HD 22-48x65 At the Range: I can now find 22 cal holes at 100 yards. In the Field: Incredible edge to edge detail at all magnifications including, low-light conditions. These qualities help when spotting for Deer on brushy California hillsides or observing nesting Bald Eagles. Ergonomics: The Helical Focus ring is easy to access and is smooth and intuitive when focusing (good for arthritic hands). The Rotating Tripod ring allows for simple Eyepiece positioning. Thank You Vortex!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my razor HD! I have become a huge fan of vortex products the last few years. Great quality. Excellent price points for all users. I love my razor spotter. It has changed big game hunting for me. Easy to use. Incredible clarity, awesome distance. I will be getting a second one as my daughters (8, 10, and 12) won't hardly let me have a turn they love using it up in the mtn's so much. We love using it with our phoneskope and iPhone. Thanks for a great product.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Become a better long range spotter. I ourchased this spotter after a day afiled with a lesser scope i failed to see misses at 2000yds. Mirage was beyond comprehensible. Next week i had this scope and mirage was once again terrible. Even though it was hard to spot the hits and misses i could dicern through the crisp glass. We use nightforce scopes on our rifle but after looking through this.i might have to look at Vkrtex for my next scope as well. OUTSTANDING PRODUCT!
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Clarity Hunted with this optic all season and am extremely impressed with the performance. I faced every weather condition possible and my razor never let me down. I don't care what anyone says, Ill put this optic up against any zeiss or swaro any day of the week and will gladly pay half the price! I glassed this buck up at over a mile away with this product and my wife made a great shot to seal the deal. Thanks for another great product Vortex!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best product out there! This is a great scope for anyone who loves something light and small that fits into you pack but also will perform with other top of the line products. The 65mm is just light enough that it won't slow you down and wear you out! The glass is clear and scratch resistant and does great even when light gets dim.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lucky winner Incredible glass. Was fortunate enough to win this scope. I run vipers and Diamondbacks on my rifles and shotguns. But the razor glass is amazing compared to the "lower end" scopes that are just as amazing. I hunt in the east so do not really need the spotting scope. But was using it out back out to 700 yards really impressive and well built. I would definitely reccomend this. As well as a phone skope. Makes viewing really nice
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect everything I've use this now for two hunting seasons and I am in love with it. It is great for packing around on a hunt being so light and magnification and Clarity is just as good as any $4,000 spotting scope. Not to mention the warranty I have not needed to use it yet on the spotting scope but I have used it on my binoculars and it is super simple and an easy process that takes no time at all to get your products back.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely helpful I've used this spotting scope on 2 backcountry hunts and a few days long range shooting so far this year. It's taken a few falls and not even a scratch on it. Very durable outer shell. It's a great piece to have in your pack. Helped spot several elk about a mile away. I love glassing through my vortex binos, but this spotter gives me much more range and I don't notice it shrinking my view much.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! This is the first spotting scope I've purchased. I was tired of using other's scopes which were hard to identify bears or count antlers at long distances. I am very happy I saved a little longer and got the top end scope. I take this thing on any hunting or hiking trip I go on anymore. I've looked at deer, bear, elk, sheep, goat and moose with this scope. I won't be replacing this anytime soon!
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! I have used a Vortex Spotting scope for several years now and recently upgraded to the new razor 65 mm model. The colors are sharper with the same field of view. It is slightly heavier but with the new helical focus it fits better in my backpack. I look forward to using it for many years. I have had to use the VIP warranty in the past and I can assure you they stand behind their products.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in class I did hours of research and spent multiple hours looking through different spotting scopes. I finally narrowed it down to the viper or razor. The difference was I could see that a roof was brown at 700 yards with the viper. With the razor I could see the roof was an architectural shingle roof at 700 yards and could read the license plate on the car under the shed.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best spotter I've used I have a bit of experience with several other manufacturers; Leupold, Swarovski, etc, and I would say this beats or matches them in clarity of glass and you can save quite a bit compared to the expensive options. The pivoting eye piece locks in securely and the focus ring is easy to manipulate. Although I don't have one, the reticled eye piece is a great option to have at your disposal if you want it. I use it for glassing valleys in the Sierra Nevadas and I am pretty hard on it while backpacking and I've never had an issue in durability. Even if something were to happen, send it back and Vortex will fix it with no questions asked. Do what you want to, but after using this for a while I would say you can stop looking further, just buy this one. Great product, great warranty. I can't say enough good things about this spotting scope and Vortex as a company. I also have a Ranger 1300 and a set of Razor HD 12x50 Binos. They're all great.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for the buck. A few of my friend use Swarovski spotting scopes and binos. I have to say that I like my Vortex Razor just as much. Especially when you are talking about a $2,000 difference. I will be using Vortex from this point moving forward. I hunt elk, deer, pronghorn and turkey with my optics and it has made all the difference finding animals.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I expected I have had a few competitors spotting scopes over the past decade. Last year I decided to give the Razor HD 65mm a try. I used it last year while mule deer hunting in the deserts, and elk hunting in the high mountains. It performed better then expected. It was light, and had a crisp, sharp image. I would recommend this scope to anyone.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality Optics With Best Warranty In The Industry I already have a spotting scope but needed something that wouldn't give me a headache to look through. After looking at everything on the market I am VERY happy I bought this spotting scope! Crystal clear images found in scopes costing twice as much and the best warranty in the industry! Vortex, you have a lifelong customer!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome spotter! I bought the Razor HD spotter last fall and used it on deer hunts on Colorado and Utah. It was a must when trying to cover these massive landscapes. I was extremely impressed with the quality and clearness of the glass on this optic, especially at low light! In my opinion it’s a very high end spotter at a great price!
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight and compact I purchased last spring with the hope of having a light weight compact scope to carry while scouting and hiking - it has helped me accomplish getting in on some great scouting. The scope is clear and is simple to adjust and focus - rubber coating makes it easy to hang onto - mounts easily to the tripod - glad I have it.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving the new Razor HD in Alaska Been waiting to buy a scope for hunting in Alaska. Took the new Razor HD 65 on sheep and caribou hunts this fall. Both were backpack hunts where weight was paramount. Love the size and new shape, packs well in the backpack. New dials are intuitive and maintain steady focus. With the VIP warranty can't go wrong!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Clarity!! I got my Razor HD spotter for Christmas 2016. I absolutely love the clarity and quality of it. I can't wait for hunting season to come this fall. With the smaller size of the 65mm spotter it fits great in my hunting pack. With a weight of 56.8oz its a bit on the heavy side, but worth every ounce in my opinion when you need that quality glass and ruggedness in the backcountry to locate that trophy of a lifetime. I went with the angled version out of personal preference. The angled eyepiece allows for lower tripod settings, which allows for a much more stable mounting solution. Plus with the angled eyepiece I find it much more relaxing while looking through the spotter for extended times. Some may complain its harder to quickly acquire you target than the straight eyepiece, but with a little practice with the angled eyepiece I find it just as easy. All in all you can't beat the outstanding quality, clarity, and ruggedness of the 22-48x65 Razor HD, especially for the price point.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best brand hands down! I purchased this spotting scope after last years hunting season and could not wait to get it out in the field and put it to use. The season was finally among us and it surpassed my expectations. The clarity is unreal and the durability is second to none. Thanks Vortex for making great products!
Date published: 2017-11-24
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