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Vortex Razor 12x50 Binocular, Any good?

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Old Wednesday 12th November 2008, 18:33   #1
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Vortex Razor 12x50 Binocular, Any good?

I am thinking of upgrading my bins and wondered if these are any good?

Sorry if I have posted this in the wrong thread.
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Old Wednesday 12th November 2008, 19:27   #2
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sorry cant help with these binoculars,but have just bought the vortex razor 8x42 and they are a stunning pair of binoculars for the price.Maybe try these if you get the chance,but vortex razors get my approval.
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Old Wednesday 12th November 2008, 19:36   #3
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Try a 10x42 or 8x42 of the same. 50mm and 12x are not necessary and are cumbersome and a bit shaky to hold. Many people like 7x best.
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Old Wednesday 12th November 2008, 21:09   #4
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Old Thursday 13th November 2008, 23:21   #5
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I bought a pair of the 8X42's this summer as my first serious bins. Did a lot of research and they are a great value. We can get them for just under $500 here in the states, and they come with very hard to beat guarantee. I think they are great. I used the money I saved to buy a great scope.

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sorry cant help with these binoculars,but have just bought the vortex razor 8x42 and they are a stunning pair of binoculars for the price.Maybe try these if you get the chance,but vortex razors get my approval.
Seconded; i've just bought a pair pf Vortex Razor 8 x 42 and they are superb. Another pair i looked through recenty was Vortex Broadwing 8 x 42. They are cheaper then the Razor but very impressive optically.

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I bought a pair of the 8X42's this summer as my first serious bins. Did a lot of research and they are a great value. We can get them for just under $500 here in the states, and they come with very hard to beat guarantee. I think they are great. I used the money I saved to buy a great scope.

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The Vortex Vipers you can get for around $500 (another very good binocular that is lighter than the Razor), but the Razors are currently going for $749 at Eagle Optics (and that is after a $100 rebate). Maybe you were confusing the two models?

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The Vortex Vipers you can get for around $500 (another very good binocular that is lighter than the Razor), but the Razors are currently going for $749 at Eagle Optics (and that is after a $100 rebate). Maybe you were confusing the two models?

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You're exactly right Jim. I did buy the Vipers, and am very happy with them
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Vortex makes amazing optics for the price I would definantly recommend anything made by them.
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Old Wednesday 15th April 2009, 01:18   #10
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There is a mail in rebate for the Razors.

$100 for 42 mm
$150 for 50 mm.

Great time to buy them!

http://www.jayhawkoptics.com/vortex-rebates-i-7.html
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