October 6th, 2009

Vortex Releases New HD 5-20x50mm Tactical Scope

Vortex Optics of Middleton, Wisconsin has introduced the impressive new Razor HD 5-20x50mm tactical scope. With HD objective glass, this new scope is very bright and very sharp. It also has a ton of vertical and horizontal adjustment. Advanced design and a fat, 35mm maintube give the Razor 5-20×50 a whopping 125 MOA (36 milrads) of total adjustment (combined above and below center) for both elevation and windage. 125 MOA of adjustment is huge. That’s enough vertical for ultra-long-range shooting with almost any modern cartridge.

Vortex Razor 5-20x50

Impressive APO and HD Glass on new 5-20×50 Razor
The optically-indexed lenses are precision-ground from XD optical glass and coated with Vortex’s XR coating for enhanced resolution, clarity, and edge-to-edge brightness. The Vortex also boast a multi-element apochromatic (APO) objective lens that virtually eliminates chromatic aberration across the entire field of view.

Vortex Razor 5-20x50Ranging is simplified with Vortex Optics’ proprietary new EBR-2 milrad reticle. Laser-etched and placed in the first focal plane, the reticle enlarges and shrinks with the target when zoomed so the scale remains constant at all magnifications. In addition, the subtensions on the EBR-2 milrad reticle match the 0.1 milrad turret clicks for simpler ranging and adjustments.

Vortex’s RZR (Rapid Zero Return) Zero Stop mechanism employs a rotational-blocking steel design. Vortex claims this patent-pending system is “mechanically more reliable and accurate than other systems that block the vertical movement of the turret”. The RZR Zero Stop delivers precise return to zero without the need to count clicks.

The 5-20x50mm Razor features waterproof/dustproof/shockproof construction and boasts a full 3.9″ of eye relief through the entire 5-20X range of magnification. This impressive new tactical scope has an MSRP of $2499.00, while “street price” is about two grand. For $1999.95, SWFA.com offers the 5-20×50 HD with 0.1 milrad clicks and EBR-2 reticle (item RZR551), or with 1/4 MOA clicks and EBR-1 reticle (item RZR550).

Vortex Razor 5-20x50

Vortex Optics and Unconditional Lifetime Warranty
You may not have heard about Vortex Optics yet, but this American-owned company is putting out some very good scopes these days. Vortex backs its products with its unconditional, transferable, lifetime warranty. That warranty is as good as it gets.

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