New Vortex Glass

    Vortex Ranger 1500

    Vortex Optics introduced a new rangefinder and a new monocular at the recent SHOT Show. This rounds out the company’s 2016 product introduction that included new rifle scopes and new binoculars.

    Ranger 1500

    Vortex Optics previously offered only one rangefinder: the Ranger 1000. That unit was good to 1,000 yards. The new Ranger 1500 extends the distance by 50%. On a reflective target, the Ranger 1500 can accurately measure distance to 1,500 yards. On a deer, the unit is good to 750 yards (also up 50% when compared to the Ranger 1000). Accuracy is +/- 3 yards.

    The Ranger 1500 has 6x of magnification and a 6˚ field of view. That works out to be about 315′ at 1,000 yards.

    According to Vortex, the unit is small enough to clip onto a belt or hang around your neck with an included lanyard. It weighs less than 8 ounces and runs on a single CR2 battery. The Ranger 1500 is weather resistant and has a rubber coating for improved durability. The unit has a suggested retail price of $599.

    Recce Pro

    recce pro

    The Reece Pro is a monocular with multi coated lenses and sealed for weather resistance. The unit is argon gas purged and has an ArmorTek coating on the lenses. The body has a rubber coating.

    It is about 6.2″ long and 2″ in diameter. The 8x magnification unit weighs 11 ounces and has an MSRP of $399. As with the Ranger 1500 above, it is protected by a lifetime warranty.

    Richard Johnson

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