This is a discussion on $349.99 for the Vortex Viper 15-45x65 Spotting Scope (Available in Angled & Straight) within the Gearhog forums, part of the Site Sponsors category; Pick out the detail you need with the compact 65mm Viper spotting scope at your fingetips. XR anti-reflective coatings team up with XD extra-low dispersion ...
Pick out the detail you need with the compact 65mm Viper spotting scope at your fingetips. XR anti-reflective coatings team up with XD extra-low dispersion glass for images that are bright, crisp, and sharp. Meet challenging conditions with confidence thanks to the superior fogproof and waterproof performance of the rugged Viper. Easily the best way to make your trophy selection without putting a mile on your boots--the high-performing Viper spotting scope has your name on it.
* XD Lens Elements - Extra-low dispersion (XD) glass increases resolution and color fidelity, resulting in crisp, sharp 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.
* Porro Prism - Offers maximum image quality and performance in a traditional design.
* 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.
* 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.
I have this scope in the angled version and it is an awesome optic! I paid 500 for mine so this is also a great deal!