All American Manufactured Vortex Razor HD AMG

    There was plenty of pre-shot show prep for the various optics manufacturers around the world, but the new Razor AMG snuck up on us. Even before the show I was being told they had “something exciting in the works that probably wouldn’t be ready for Shot.”

    But here it is!

    The Razor HD AMG is 100% American made. Not assembled in the US. Not using US components and offshore glass. 100% American made.

    Those cool cats over a Snipers Hide got a sneak peek at the process, and put together a pretty flashy music/manufacturing video. Check it out:

    I took a close look at the Razor while on the show floor, and was impressed. I generally like the Razor line of optics. If you’ve got the cash to spend, they’re top notch.

    Beyond the all-American label, it’s very similar in fit and finish to the Razor Gen II optics. Same goes for the clarity and sharpness in the glass and reticle. The Razor line is getting pretty full these days, between Gen I, Gen II, the new lightweight models, and with this new AMG, there’s lots to choose from.

    Vortex Razor HD AMG

    The AMG is a 6-24 power optic with a 50mm front lens and first focal plane objective. For the uninitiated first focal plane means that the crosshairs zoom with the magnification, so your hash-marks and substenstions are consistent at all powers. The AMG weighs in at 28.8 oz, which is well under the 35oz Gen I and 48oz Gen II Razors. This unit does have an adjustable parallax, and 3.6″ of eye-relief at the full 24x power.

    There will be two versions of the AMG hitting shelves later this year (Vortex says mid-Summer) one with an MOA reticle and the other using Milrad. Both scopes are forecasted to carry at $3,999 price tag, matching the Gen II 4-27 optic. Some other key stats if you’re a scope junkie are below.

    • Field of View 20.4-5.1 feet/100 yards
    • Adjustment Graduation 1/4 MOA
    • Travel per Rotation 25 MOA
    • Max Elevation Adjustment 96 MOA
    • Max Windage Adjustment 65 MOA

    Edward O

    Edward is a Canadian gun owner and target shooter with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Crawling over mountains with tactical gear is his idea of fun. He blogs at TV-Presspass and tweets @TV_PressPass.