Friday, September 11, 2015

Considering Vortex Viper scope for elk hunt

Dear Eagle Optics,
I'm looking at purchasing a new spotting scope for this year's hunting season. I was looking at the Vortex Viper HD 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope, but after reading some reviews, I'm unsure if it will fit my needs. 

Question is: what would be your recommendation for a good back-country spotting scope in that price range? I mostly hunt elk and the furthest shot I would probably take is about the 500-yd. range. I basically need to be able to count the antler points at that distance.



Dear Matt,
Thanks for your inquiry.

We decided to test the Viper for you here at the store. With a rangefinder, we determined a distant tree on a hill that was 500 yards away. We could easily see the shape of the leaves and details of some branches; we noted 2 birds in the treetop. In our opinion the Viper has excellent quality (and unbeatable warranty) for under $1K. The Viper is a solid scope in its price range and is one we recommend often.

In a slightly higher price point, you could consider:

If I may be of further assistance, don't hesitate to ask.

All the best,

Eagle Optics

1 comment:

  1. Vortex has good reticle selection, the turrets are easy to read and use, and the scope has all the features precision rifle competitors look for.


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