Lucky? Yes, yes I am. Well – it IS March after all! I have, in my possession, a brand new Vortex Razor HD 20-60×85 Spotting Scope. In many of the videos on this site, you will see me as I progress on my long range tactical journey. One thing I realize you have just got to have is a really good spotting scope. If you shoot in pairs, you might think you can get away with using the scope on your rifle to spot for your buddy – but, it just doesn’t quite work. A good quality spotting scope will allow your partner to provide you with detailed tactical corrections – they will see everything including the vapor trails. There are a group of spotting scopes that are THE best, such as Zeiss, Swarovski, and a couple others. Those are very expensive, maybe someday. There are many scopes that are about 1/2 the price, but still very very good quality – prob everything you will ever need. This spotting scope fits in that category.
Granted, I do not have vast experience in this realm, but looking through this scope brings the entire world into focus, heck – the entire solar system. The focus knobs and range rings are solid, firm and smooth. The casing is rugged – although I have been treating my scope kinder than a new born baby. The lens caps fit so snugly, that I almost can’t get them off. The good news is: once they are on, they are on! Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that Vortex has a Lifetime Warranty on their scopes, that is as good as it gets!