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Vortex Razor HD - Review anyone? #7901061 07/15/20 03:02 AM
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I have seen this scope take a Ram at 710 yards on a 30-378 so was thinking about getting one for a new 6.5 Creedmoor build. His scope is a Vortex Razor HD 5-20x50 Scope EBR-2B. Anyone shoot with this scope or similar in Vortex....I have been a Leupold guy but Vortex has my attention. Any thoughts appreciated.....


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Re: Vortex Razor HD - Review anyone? [Re: six_anthonys] #7901310 07/15/20 01:40 PM
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The Razor's are good scopes. I prefer the Gen II units but the Gen I 5-20 is a good scope. You can probably find a used one for around $1000.

Re: Vortex Razor HD - Review anyone? [Re: six_anthonys] #7901393 07/15/20 02:40 PM
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Weight...is the only negative I can say about them.

Scope manufacturers are finally starting to look at ways to lighten these high magnification scopes. In other words, I am not hunting with a 30 ounce scope...life it way to short to lug that around all day when there are options in the low 20 ounce range but you typically give up some magnification.


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Re: Vortex Razor HD - Review anyone? [Re: six_anthonys] #7901462 07/15/20 03:48 PM
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Weight and the turrets are kinda tall and somewhat easy to turn imo. The glass was pretty decent for hunting imo.


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Re: Vortex Razor HD - Review anyone? [Re: six_anthonys] #7901511 07/15/20 04:20 PM
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Depends on what you're using the scope for. At the range, weight can be a good thing!

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I've got the Gen II Razor 4.5-27 on a long range rig. I think it's a big step up from the Gen I models. Better glass, bigger easy to read locking turrets, better zero stop. I like mine just fine and it's been 100% reliable so far, but with all that being said, if I were buying new I'd get a Nightforce.


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Originally Posted by Texan Til I Die
if I were buying new I'd get a Nightforce.


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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Originally Posted by Texan Til I Die
if I were buying new I'd get a Nightforce.


ATACR and never look back.


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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Originally Posted by Texan Til I Die
if I were buying new I'd get a Nightforce.


ATACR and never look back.

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Although, i did put a Mark5 next to my ATACR back in february....I was pleasantly surprised with it..including low light hunting

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I have a Vortex Razor HD 5-20x50 Scope EBR-2B on my LWRC REPR. It is great for the range, but not for hunting. I'm old and my eyes aren't what they used to be. I would go with a Leupold VX6HD for hunting.


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I have the Leupold VX5 3-15 with the CDS and the fire dot. Man, that fire dot (variable brightness) is the best thing since sliced bread if you are in dim light pig hunting. All those years of trying to find black crosshairs on a black pig in the dim light made me search for an illuminated crosshair. That took me to Vortex gen 1, and I found that their illuminated reticle was not much good in dim light, being too bright at the lowest setting. But the fire dot is just exactly what I needed.


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