The New Vortex/Cabela’s Intrepid Series of Optics

    Vortex Optics announced the company was working with outdoor retailer Cabela’s on a new product line called the Intrepid Optics Series. The new line consists of three products currently: a rifle scope, a spotting scope and a binocular.

    Intrepid Rifle Scope

    This scope is a variable power optic with a fairly wide range: 4.5-22x with a 50mm objective lens. The scope has many of the features one would expect from a good quality hunting optic including a sealed and argon purged body to help prevent fogging and water intrusion. The body is machined from a single piece of aluminum and has a 30mm tube diameter.

    Vortex uses multi coated lenses and applies a proprietary anti-reflecting coat. The usesĀ a hashmark style, MOA based reticle. These scopes are available in the Cabela’s stores and online. It looks like the online price is $799.99.

    Intrepid Spotting Scope

    To go with the rifle scope above, Cabela’s and Vortex are also offering a 20-60x spotting scope. This spotter uses an 80mm objective lens and has the same multi coating applied to the lenses. The exterior of the scope has a rubber coating. As with the rifle scope, this is available in stores and online. It carries a MSRP of $799.99.

    Intrepid Binocular

    The Intrepid Binocular follows the same general build as the previously described optics: multi coated lenses, sealed body, etc. The binoculars offer a fixed 10x magnification (42mm objective). The price will also sound familiar: $799.99.

    Richard Johnson

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