An ideal companion for mid- to long-range shooters and hunters, the straight-through viewing Vortex Optics Viper HD 15-45x65 Spotting Scope delivers bright and sharp high-contrast images with true-to-life color and crisp clarity at all magnifications, even in low or challenging light conditions.
Image quality is enhanced through the use of anti-reflection fully multi-coated high-density (HD) extra low-dispersion (ED) glass elements in the lens system, and highly-reflective dielectric and phase-correcting coatings on the Porro prism system. These optical features work together to maximize light transmission, increase color fidelity and contrast, and improve clarity and resolution throughout the entire zoom range. The large 65mm objective boosts the spotter's light-gathering capabilities to keep views bright and clear in even the most challenging light conditions, and when observing subjects at extreme distances at the maximum magnification.
The large focus collar is easy to manipulate in cold and wet weather, and the the helical focusing system brings subjects into tack-sharp resolution without rotating the lens elements - maintaining precise optical alignment through the entire zoom and focus ranges. This version of the Viper HD is configured with the eyepiece set in-line with the optical tube for straight-through viewing to make acquiring subjects fast and tracking moving subjects easy.
Complementing the optical performance are construction details that will protect the spotter for years. The chassis is made of a lightweight and corrosion-resistant magnesium alloy that is wrapped in a protective rubber armor. The optical tube is argon-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof, and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme changes in temperature and environmental conditions. A retractable sunshade prevents lens flare that can spook game, and keeps rain and snow off the objective to ensure clear views in less than ideal weather. Vortex includes a custom-made stay-on/view-through nylon case that makes setup and breakdown on a tripod fast and easy, while adding another layer of protection and providing the ability to react fast when opportunities present themselves.