POTD: The Vortex Optics Razor HD 5-20×50

Eric B
by Eric B

This is the Vortex Razor HD 5-20×50 FFP, in an excellent photograph through the reticle. It makes me long for the summer (or the spring for starters), and to go out and ring some steel. The photo is taken from the Vortex Facebook page. While I haven’t looked through the 5-20 model myself, I really like the Vortex HD series and think this riflescope should enhance any AR-system or bolt-action rifle.

Below you can read the details about this riflescope.

Poised to fulfill the needs of even the most extreme long-range shooters, the Razor HD has the features, build quality and optical performance to extend your maximum capability. Animpressive optical system offers the crisp image quality necessary to pick apart the landscape for targets at extended range, while the 35mm, one-piece tube allows for 125 MOA (36 MRAD) of adjustment to dial them in precisely.
No scope in the Vortex line has this much travel, and thanks to the integrated, mechanical RZR zero stop, you can dial all day knowing you’ll always have an accurate, repeatable and solid return to zero between stages or at the end of any range session. A glass-etched, first focal plane reticle makes for quick and easy holdovers, range estimations or calls for correction for a fellow shooter on any magnification.

The MSRP is $1,999.99 which seems competitive.

We had the Vortex Razor HD Gen II 4.5-27×56 as a benchmark during our review of the Leica PRS 5-30x56i Riflescope.

What do you think about the Vortex Optics riflescopes?

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Ondej Tma Ondej Tma on Jan 29, 2021

    By the way what is the purpose of MoA-sized reticles? Who is the target group who would prefer MoA over MRAD reticle?

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    • Currie864 Currie864 on Feb 02, 2021

      @Ondřej Tůma Let me rephrase what I said, as I was not very clear. I grew up using “Duplex” crosshairs/reticles but doing mental drop estimates and judging shot group sizes using MOA. So already having the framework in mind makes MOA reticles much easier to use.

  • Koobearpig Koobearpig on Jan 29, 2021

    This was the first quality scope I have ever bought. It was mounted on a savage 110 in 338 Lapua for a few years with probably around 300-400 rounds through it and now its on a rpr in 308. Love the scope made me a fan of vortex forever.