We were looking for a top notch, quality spotting scope at a price we could afford and the Vortex Razor HD Spotting Scope delivered! Set up was quick and simple. The glass in this scope allowed for an exceptionally clear & detailed view of the target as well as the pole on which the target was sitting. At 200 yards, determining the target's eye color was a cinch as was our ability to easily count the rings of the sawed off limb beneath the target (didn't need to get a count but it was fun doing so). The focusing controls are sized just right enabling one to easily grasp and adjust both the gross and fine tuning knobs. Based on experience thus far, we would recommend use of a tripod to minimize movement of the scope. We have no doubt that this scope will perform out to 1000 yards as well as it has done so far at lesser distances.
On the "con" side if there is one, we would recommend making the optional fitted case standard equipment. Though it's a bit early in the game, we believe we will spring for this case in place of the padded case that comes standard with the scope.
Pros: Price, Quality, Viewing Clarity, Guarantee
Cons: Spotting scope case included with case.
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.