Recently, I’ve become a big fan of Vortex Optics, specifically the Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm scope that I’ve been using on my Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. So what’s the latest and greatest from Vortex? Here’s a quick overview of some of the new products from Vortex for 2016.
Vortex Optics Razor HD LH Riflescopes
This new light-weight scope line packs the features that shooters have come to appreciate in Vortex HD (High Density) scopes: extra-low dispersion glass, APO apochromatic lens system, XR Plus fully multi-coated lenses, and ArmorTek on exterior glass surfaces. What I’m interested in checking out are the new HSR-4 BDC and G4-BDC reticles. This should be an interesting new optic!
Vortex Optics SPARC AR Red Dot Sight
I’ve come to favor red dot sights when shooting my “run-and-gun” style AR-15s. It’s really nice to have such a versatile sight on light-weight rifles like AR-15’s, and I appreciate the fast-action nature of the red dot sight design. For 2016, Vortex has introduced a new red dot sight to their product lineup: the SPARC AR. This new red dot features unlimited eye relief, parallax free operation, 12-hour automatic shutdown (I LOVE that), a rubber coated housing, digital rear-facing controls, and much more. I think I need one of these!
Vortex Optics Spitfire AR
Designed for close-to-medium ranges where lighting conditions vary, this new riflescope finds a good balance of features from more traditional riflescopes (etched and illuminated reticle) and red dot sights (small form-factor). With a parallax free design, and rear-facing power and illumination controls, this scope is well suited for high-intensity action.
Vortex Optics Diamondback Binoculars
Re-designed for 2016, Vortex’s popular Diamondback line of binoculars builds on reputation this line of optics has established. New features and refinements include a new exterior design and look, enhanced ergonomics, and improved multi-coated optics which enhance low-light performance.
For 2016, these binoculars are available in the following configurations:
- 12×50, 10×50
- 10×42, 8×42
- 10×32, 8×32
- 10×28, 8×28
Looks like Vortex is upping their game for 2016. I’m looking forward to checking out these new products! Look for more Vortex coverage in my Ruger Precision Rifle series here soon…