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Old Monday 16th June 2014, 10:07   #1
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Weight of 65mm scopes Viper and Razor

Hello, is there an understandable reason why the Viper is heavier than the Razor?

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Old Tuesday 17th June 2014, 17:37   #2
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Just looking at pictures, it looks like there is a little more mass in the body and the tripod ring of the Viper. The Viper also has a Picatinny Rail for attachments.

http://www.vortexbirding.com/video/u...potting_scopes

I'm not sure if these add up to 4 ounces, but I can't really see anything else.
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Hello Ptickner,

I am sorry I would have responded by now, but hoped that someone from Vortex would have chipped in.

I thought that the Razor with the superior glass would account for heavier weight than the Viper.

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Hi all,

Much of the Viper 65's weight can be attributed to the much thicker all-over rubber armouring which it has when compared with the Razor.

The Razor 65's magnesium alloy body has partial rubber armouring (the green part) but is otherwise a painted surface of the body itself.

T-W you are indeed correct with your assumption that the glass part of the Razor is indeed heavier as it features the triplet apochromatic lens system whereas the Viper only has a single HD element.

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Dave,

thanks for your clarification.

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