Vortex Optics Releases Crossfire HD Spotting Scopes

Daniel Y
by Daniel Y

Vortex Optics has a new update in their spotting scope offerings. The fresh Crossfire HD family brings higher-grade glass and an updated design to this budget-friendly series. Despite the affordable price point, these spotters have fully multi-coated lenses for a crisp, clear image regardless of lighting conditions.

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There are six members of the new Crossfire HD family. Sizes and prices are as follows:

  • 12-36x50 $299.99
  • 16-48x65 $359.99
  • 20-60x80 $424.99

Each size is available with a straight or angled eyepiece, which does not change the price. Given the breakdown between the MSRP and street prices on other Vortex optics, the Crossfire HD spotters should hit shelves well below the listed prices.

All models include lens covers, a lens cloth, and a neoprene protective cover. All of the Crossfire HD spotters also feature an Arca-Swiss foot for direct attachment to tripod ball heads. The 65mm and 80mm models have a retractable sunshade on the objective lens, a feature that is omitted from the smallest model. The focus control is located in the middle of the scope body, while the magnification adjustment is on the eyepiece. The eyepiece also has a retractable eye cup for setting eye relief.

From the manufacturer:

“The Crossfire® HD family of spotters delivers the powerful, hunting tool you’ve been waiting for with the proven performance and reliability you expect from a Crossfire®. Its wide field of view is perfect for chewing up ground in any environment. The Arca-Swiss compatible foot means out-of-the-box, mount-and-go convenience on most tripods. Delivering a variety of magnification options for any hunt, now your first spotter could be the last spotter you ever need.”

All images from Vortex Optics

Daniel Y
Daniel Y

AKA @fromtheguncounter on Instagram. Gun nerd, reloader, attorney, and mediocre hunter. Daniel can still be found on occasion behind the counter at a local gun store. When he is not shooting, he enjoys hiking, camping, and rappelling around Utah.

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  • JSmath JSmath on Jun 18, 2024

    Am I crazy for wishing the picatinny rail on spotting scopes for red dots would make a comeback? I feel like I almost never get 'lost in the glass' on a rifle but damn if I don't every other time I'm using a spotting scope.