Vortex makes a number of really great optics, from amazing rifle scopes like the Viper PST 2.5-10×44 Scope to spotting scopes like the Nomad 20-60x60mm Angled Spotter. They make optics with the features and quality hunters need without breaking the bank. Money doesn’t grow on trees, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have quality glass, and Vortex aims to give you what you need.
But there’s something many hunters and shooters forget about when they buy a new scope, and that’s the accessories they need to take their scope to the next level. Fortunately, Vortex makes a number of accessories for their rifle scopes, spotting scopes and binoculars that’ll help you get the most out of your new glass. These accessories come in a number of forms.
First, since most of you focus first and foremost on your rifle scope, let’s take a look at a few Vortex Rifle Scope Accessories. If you have a rifle scope with an illuminated reticle, there’s a good chance that at some point you’ll need a change of batteries. There are a number of ways you can carry these batteries, from a pocket to a pouch or bag, but you’ll want your batteries close at hand, so putting them in the Vortex Rifle Scope Battery Holder is perfect. It attaches to any Picatinny rail and has a tethered cap to make it especially easy to use. This is a great way to both have extra batteries close at hand! I know I’m always forgetting or losing batteries, so like the old saying goes, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” This is the place to put your batteries.
Another way to enhance the performance of your Vortex Rifle Scope is with an Anti-Reflection Scope Cover. If you have a Vortex Razor HD Rifle Scope you can use a Vortex killFLASH ARD Razor HD Threaded Cover. This simple accessory reduces glare and reflections when you’re shooting in broad daylight. An Anti-Reflection Cover is a simple but effective way to get more out of your rifle scope.
But Vortex makes accessories for other optics too! They have a number of quality binocular accessories, such as their Lens Cleaning Pen. Glass seems to be a magnet for dust, sand, dirt and water, and even a little bit can seriously obscure your view. Since it’s a bad idea to wipe your lenses with a regular piece of cloth or part of a shirtsleeve, you’ll want to have a dedicated Lens Cleaner like this pen. You won’t scratch the lens or remove any of the lens coatings, so the performance of your optic will stay super high consistently and over longer periods of time.
As you’ll be walking around with your binoculars for fairly long periods of time and over fairly long distances it’s smart to have an easy way to carry your binoculars, so Vortex made a simple and comfortable Binocular Harness Strap. This strap will actually help stabilize your view when taking a look through the binos, and when you’re just walking around they’ll be easy to reach yet still out of the way. You can even take a shot while they rest on your chest.
The last Vortex accessory I want to talk about (there are plenty more) is for Spotting Scopes. Whether you’re doing a little stargazing, hunting or birding, sometimes you’re going to want to capture a moment on film, rather than simply in your memory. Digiscoping, which involves lining up a digital camera with a powerful optic like a spotting scope or telescope, is a great option, but it can be tough to consistently line up a camera lens with the scope. Trust me, I know. I did a little digiscoping over the summer, and while I eventually got some good shots of the moon, I must have taken 5 photos for every 1 that was good. And that’s just for good. I only took about 2 photos total that I would call great. My mistake was not having a proper mount for my camera. Yet again, Vortex paid attention to what their customers need and tasked their engineers with solving this digiscoping problem. Their solution is the Point N’ Shoot Digital Camera Adapter Attachment for Razor HD+ Viper Spotting Scopes. It’s a simple system that involves attaching the camera mount to a tripod securely and quickly. Many digital cameras don’t have the right threads to attach to a spotting scope tripod, but the Point N’ Shoot solves this problem with its adaptability. Now, when you see that elusive fowl or find a long-sought galaxy cluster you’ll be able to take a high quality photo.
Vortex makes great optics, but they understand that individual users have individual needs, so they provide great accessories that are tailor made to help you do just what you want in just the way you prefer. These are great ways to take your Vortex Optic to the Next Level.