VORTEX VIPER HD SPOTTING SCOPE
Starts at $850 • vortexoptics.com
I hunted for years with Viper HD binoculars and loved them. They were welldesigned and had surprisingly good glass. This new rubber-armored waterproof spotter of the same name has all the basic features you want. The focus wheel is smooth and precise, and the image is better than expected. Available in angled or straight versions, 20-60x85 or 15–45x65. —D.H.