Vortex Optics Recon R/T 15x50 Tactical Scope Monocular
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- The Recon R/T Monocular with 15x magnification and 50mm objectives lens is a great option for long range observation and range estimation.
- Extra-low dispersion glass and XR anti-reflective coatings provide excellent light gathering capability in low-light situations. The flared eyecup blocks extraneous light and folds down for use with glasses.
- A large focus wheel and the smaller reticle focus allow the user to properly focus the image and reticle to their eye for optimal target milling capability.
- The versatile utility clip securely attaches to pack webbing or pocket edges for quick access. The ambidextrous strap helps provide a superior grip and added stability.
- Textured rubber armor improves your grip and enhances durability while Armortek coatings protect your lenses from scratches, oil, and dirt. Fully waterproof and fogproof this unit can be used anywhere for any mission.
- Close Focus: 12 feet
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Recon R/T 15x50 Tactical Scope (RT155)
The Recon R/T is a unique, advanced tactical piece of equipment that is unlike any other in the field—the first truly compact, full-featured spotting scope developed especially for field surveillance and range estimating. The quick-handling, lightweight design features brilliant optical performance using Vortex premium XD glass and XR lens coatings. The versatile attachment clip secures the Recon R/T to any belt or strap for rapid deployment. The R/T ranging reticle using mrad-based subtensions also includes a secondary quick-ranging system with silhouettes.
Recon R/T Reticle
Hashmarked ranging reticle using MRAD based subtension lines for ranging, holdover, and windage corrections. The R/T reticle is based on an angular measurement called the milliradian (mrad for short) that allows you to calculate ranges when comparing the reticle to an object of a known dimension. The key to effective ranging with this reticle is knowing the measurements of common objects in your vicinity.
Adjust the Eyecup
The Recon R/T features a winged eyecup that blocks stray light when fully extended. The heavy duty folding flared rubber eyecup on the Recon R/T is designed to accommodate both eyeglass wearers and non-eyeglass wearers. If you are viewing with eyeglasses, fold the eyecup down for the best views.
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Adjust Reticle Focus
Developed specifically for field surveillance, range estimation, and calling shots, the Recon R/T delivers superb optical performance using premium XD optical system and XR lens coatings. The versatile attachment clip secures the Recon R/T to any belt or strap for rapid deployment. The R/T ranging reticle, using MRAD-based subtensions and secondary quick-ranging silhouettes, allows users to estimate the range of objects of known dimensions.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 4.5 x 9 x 4 inches; 1.8 Pounds
- Item model number : RT155
- Department : Mens
- Date First Available : July 9, 2004
- Manufacturer : Vortex Optics
- ASIN : B003BB6AZE
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"Yes. The ranging silhouettes go out to 600 meters, but the hashmarks on the reticle are in MRAD, and they give you about 100 mils of total elevation from top to bottom, and a 100 mils of total windage from left to right; and 15X magnification is sufficient for well past 1,000 yards. Vortex glass is not the very best you can get, but it is pretty darn good. I own a couple of Vortex rifle scopes and I am very satisfied with them and have shot past 500 yards with them. The glass in this monocular is comparable to the rifle scopes. My only complaint about this monocular is its size and weight. It is fine as a range instrument in the role of a spotting scope (it comes with a miniature flexible tripod that fits in the same case), and it is fine in a backpack for an extended hunting trip on foot for long range hunting purposes. Where it fails is as an EDC optic for daily use, where the 8x36 Solo R/T is a better choice. I bought my son the Solo R/T for Christmas last year, and it is much lighter and smaller, and more convenient to carry daily in your EDC kit. It has the same reticle, but with "only" about 70 vertical and horizontal mils, and at 8X, it has more than adequate magnification for any uses most of us will run into......even out past 500 yards.....in a package that is significantly smaller and lighter (by comparison, 4X magnification on an ACOG reticle takes you out to 600 yards). Would I recommend the 15X monocular to someone else? Sure. I'm happy with mine. But the truth is that for most people, in most situations, it is a little bit of overkill."
I gave this 15X monocular 4 out 5 five stars for EDC use. It is worth 5 stars, but only in limited roles. The 8x32 Solo R/T is probably the better choice for most people who are looking for a monocular that will get regular usage. Most hunters/shooters, myself included, don't need and won't ever use the additional range this monocular provides, even at longer ranges, and the size/weight penalty over the smaller unit is significant.
I have no real regrets about having bought mine, and I do use it at the rifle range, but I will likely buy a Solo R/T for myself for EDC use.
The only thing I could do without is the reticle “hunter view”. Not really needed or wanted for wildlife viewing.