Vortex spotting scope are certainly an excellent option for hunters. The editors of Hunt Alaska magazine had the opportunity to preview the new Razor HD 13-39×56 spotting scope. We got it out and used it a bit at the range, in addition to zeroing another one of their scopes. We are always very pleased with the performance of Vortex spotting scopes. Check out all the features.

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Introducing the latest Vortex Spotting Scope


Particularly for long backcountry hunts, every ounce in your pack matters. Scope performance cannot be sacrifieced to save weight. The Razor® HD 13-39×56 spotting scope is the ideal solution.

Premium Optics

Glassing on the move doesn’t get any better. At just 10.4″ long and 28.6 oz. for the angled model (11.1″ and 29.5 oz. for the straight), the Razor® HD 13-39×56 fits your pack and your hunt. The compact, snag-free design highlighted by a helical focus wheel, allows for rapid deployment of the scope and total control over the wide field of view.

vortex spotting scope
vortex spotting scope


  • HD Optical System Delivers brilliant edge-to-edge color and clarity in all light conditions.
  • Compact Design Incredibly packable without sacrificing optical performance.
  • Helical Focus Snag-free for faster, easier packing and mounting.
  • Arca-Swiss Compatibility Fits most tripods out-of-the-box for mount-and-go convenience.
  • Wide Field of View Perfect for covering vast landscapes.

The Razor® HD 13-39×56 markedly advances the premium optical experience hunters expect from the Razor® HD line. In addition, the HD optical system is further augmented by XR™ Plus lens coatings, which provide maximum light transmission for peak clarity and the very best low-light performance. All of that is protected by a rugged build to stand up to the bumps and bruises of backcountry hunts.

Available in Two options:

To see more from Vortex® visit VortexOptics.com.

For more hunting gear recommendations from the team at Hunt Alaska, check out our Editors’ Choice Awards.