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Viper and Viper HD Spotting Scopes
New for 2011, the Viper is the most complete line of spotting scopes Vortex has ever brought forth.  Chose from standard or HD  extra-low dispersion glass, angled or straight eyepiece postions, and 65mm or 80mm objective lenses.  For long-range observation, the Viper optics put incredible performance at your fingertips.  Easily the best way to make trophy selection without putting a mile on your boots.
Our Opinion:  These scopes haven't hit the streets as yet, but from all the specs, these should be dynamite glass!  We think the 15-45x 65 in HD glass is the model to go with if you plan to carry it on all-day treks.  In addition, one cannot usually use more than 40-50x in nature due to wind vibration, mirage, etc., so the 15-45x size looks to be the all-purpose model with incredible clarity - and at a very sweet price.

Optical Features

Lens Elements HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass delivers more impressive resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images.
XR Lens Coatings Vortex proprietary XR anti-reflective coatings, fully multi-coated on all air-to-glass lens surfaces, increase light transmission for maximum brightness.

Construction Features

Porro Prism Offers maximum image quality and performance in a traditional design.
Body Design
Straight for speedy target acquisition and ease of use. Most compatible  for use with car window mounts.
Angled for lower mounting height for greater stability and comfort
Waterproof Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the spotting scope.
Fogproof Argon gas purging guarantees superior fogproof and waterproof performance.
ArmorTek Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.

Convenience Features

Twist Eyecup Twists up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Dual Focus Allows for maximum focusing precision with both coarse and fine focus adjustments.
Sunshade Reduces glare and shields the objective lens from raindrops and snow.
Rotating Tripod Ring Allows rotation of the eyepiece to a sideways position—most useful for viewing through an angled spotting scope body on a car window mount.
Picatinny Accessory Rail Allows easy attachment of red dot type sights.