10 Best Vortex Binoculars For Elk Hunting

Updated on: September 2022

Best Vortex Binoculars For Elk Hunting in 2022


Vortex Optics Diamondback Roof Prism Binoculars 10x50

Vortex Optics Diamondback Roof Prism Binoculars 10x50
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

Vortex Optics Crossfire HD 10x42 Binoculars

Vortex Optics Crossfire HD 10x42 Binoculars
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • 10x magnification & 42mm objective lenses, these Crossfire HD binos are optimized with select glass elements to deliver exceptional resolution, cut chromatic aberration and provide outstanding color fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission.
  • Fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces. Roof prism design is valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
  • Adjustable eyecups twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses. Center focus wheel adjusts the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time. Diopter (located on right eyepiece) adjusts for differences in a user's eyes.
  • Rubber armor provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection. Binoculars are tripod adaptable allowing use on a tripod or car window mount.
  • Nitrogen purging and O-ring seals provide water and fogproof performance in all environments. Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.

Vortex Optics Diamondback HD 10x50 Binoculars

Vortex Optics Diamondback HD 10x50 Binoculars
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • 10x magnification & 50mm objective lenses, these Diamondback HD binos are optimized with select glass elements to deliver exceptional resolution, cut chromatic aberration and provide outstanding color fidelity, sharpness and light transmission.
  • Fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission with anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces. Dielectric coating provides bright, clear, color-accurate images. Armortek coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
  • Adjustable eyecups twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses. Center focus wheel adjusts the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time. Diopter (located on right eyepiece) adjusts for differences in a user's eyes.
  • Rubber armor provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection. Binoculars are tripod adaptable allowing use on a tripod or car window mount.
  • Argon purging and O-ring seals provide water and Fog proof performance in all environments. Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact. Includes glass Pak harness.

Vortex Optics Glasspak Binocular Harness

Vortex Optics Glasspak Binocular Harness
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Housing your binoculars and protecting them from the elements while keeping them close at hand is imperative when in the field. The vortex glass pak binocular harness will do just that
  • It accommodates a range of full size binoculars, yet keeps them snug and secure the mesh side pockets holds calls, a lens pen, and other small items needing quick-access convenience
  • Tethers attach to your binocular preventing accidental drops and the rear zippered pocket holds larger items such as a cell phone
  • This pack weighs 8 oz and measures 6.75 x 6.25 x 3.75 inches

Vortex Optics Diamondback 10x42 Roof Prism Binocular

Vortex Optics Diamondback 10x42 Roof Prism Binocular
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • Roof prism full-size 10x42 binoculars provide 10x magnification through a 42mm objective lens.
  • VIP Unconditional Lifetime Warranty means Vortex Optics will fix or repair at no cost to the customer, no questions asked.
  • Multi-coated optics and phase corrected prisms
  • Waterproof and fogproof protection
  • Rainguard, tethered objective lens covers, comfort neck strap, and deluxe custom-molded carry case included in the box. Field of View: 345 feet/1000 yards|6.6 degrees
  • Close Focus: 5 feet
  • Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm

Vortex Optics Viper HD Roof Prism Binoculars 12x50

Vortex Optics Viper HD Roof Prism Binoculars 12x50
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • 12x magnification and 50mm objective lenses, the 2018 Viper HD is a high-end, full-size yet compact binocular that is suited for any hunt. An easy-to-grip, rubber armored chasis with perfectly placed thumb indents provides superior ergonomics.
  • A high density optical system delivers exeptional resolution and edge to edge clarity. XR anti-relfective lens coatings give bright, full views even in low light situations.
  • A locking, right-eye diopter tailors each barrels' focus to your eyes. The smooth, center focus wheel provides fine focus control and quick sharp views. Twist-up eyecups rest comfortably against the face and provide customized eye relief.
  • Argon purging and o-ring seals provide a lifetime of waterproof and fogproof performance. Ultra-hard, scratch resistant armortek protects the exterior lenses from scratches, oil, and dirt.
  • In the field, you should have no trouble reaching them at a moment’s notice with the included GlassPak Chest Harness providing comfortable, protected, strain-free, all-day carry.

Vortex Optics Viper HD Roof Prism Binoculars 10x42

Vortex Optics Viper HD Roof Prism Binoculars 10x42
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • 10x magnification and 42mm objective lenses, the Viper HD binoculars have an advanced high density optical system with enhanced anti-reflective lens coating for stunning image quality and top tier light transmission.
  • Dielectric, multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images. Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.
  • A compact, rubber-armored chasis and armortek coating ensures the Viper HD is ready for any hunt.
  • Adjust the multi-position eyecups to maximize custom fit for comfortable viewing with or without glasses. A locking right eye diopter adjusts for focal differences between your eyes.
  • Argon purged and o-ring sealed, the Viper HD defies the elements ensuring waterproof and fogproof performance, no matter the conditions.

Vortex Optics Viper HD Roof Prism Binoculars 10x50

Vortex Optics Viper HD Roof Prism Binoculars 10x50
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • 10x magnification and 50mm objective lenses, the Viper HD binoculars have an advanced high density optical system with enhanced anti-reflective lens coating for stunning image quality and top tier light transmission.
  • Dielectric, multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images. Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.
  • A compact, rubber-armored chasis and armortek coating ensures the Viper HD is ready for any hunt.
  • Adjust the multi-position eyecups to maximize custom fit for comfortable viewing with or without glasses. A locking right eye diopter adjusts for focal differences between your eyes.
  • Argon purged and o-ring sealed, the Viper HD defies the elements ensuring waterproof and fogproof performance, no matter the conditions.

Vortex Optics Crossfire Roof Prism Binoculars 12x50

Vortex Optics Crossfire Roof Prism Binoculars 12x50
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • 12x magnification and 50mm objective lenses, this Crossfire is a quality, performance driven binocular perfect for your next hunt. Fully multi-coated lenseses promote excellent light transmission and clarity for impressive views.
  • A wide field of view and enhanced depth of field help you quickly find what you were looking for when scanning your environment.
  • Twist-up eyecups, a smooth center focus wheel, and right eye diopter give you precise functionality.
  • Rubber armoring with clean, sleek styling provides a durable non-slip grip.
  • With nitrogen purging, you will be ready for all weather conditions with fogproof and waterproof barrels. Field of View: 273 feet/1000 yards|5.2 degrees
  • Close Focus: 9.8 feet

Vortex Optics Kaibab HD Binoculars 18x56

Vortex Optics Kaibab HD Binoculars 18x56
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • 18x magnification and 56mm objective lenses, when serious patience and superior optics are required to locate tough to spot game at extreme distances, the Kaibab HD gets the job done with premium quality, high-powered optical performance.
  • The APO optical system features premium, high density, extra-low dispersion lenses that provide long range clarity. Lenses are fully multi-coated with XR plus anti-reflective coating, that deliver exceptional light transmission and color accurate views.
  • The Kaibab HD is covered in durable, non-slip rubber armor and ultra-hard armortek lens coatings to protect your binoculars from the most rugged environments.
  • The focus wheel operates with a slow, fine control giving you smooth and precise image acquisition. A right eye diopter locks down to keep the binoculars optimally focused. Multi-position eyecups twist up and down for customized eye relief.
  • Argon purging and o-ring seals ensure the Kaibab HD is both waterproof and fogproof. Field of View: 194 feet/1000 yards
  • Close Focus: 23 feet

Deer Hunting with the .257 Roberts

Though not widely popular these days, the .257 Roberts is still a great old cartridge that will take deer efficiently at practical hunting ranges.

The original performance of the .257 Roberts has been improved upon over time as stronger actions were manufactured. Both high pressure and more tame loadings are available from current ammunition producers. Those who have an older gun should have it checked out by a gunsmith and should probably stick with the lower pressure loads. Those who have modern guns can use the higher pressure loads that really make the .257 Roberts shine. Hornady offers a 117 grain Light Magnum loading that pushes the bullet out of the barrel at 2701 feet per second and generates 1895 foot pounds of energy at the muzzle. At hunting ranges the .257 Roberts Light Magnum load from Hornady provides 2701 feet per second and 1589 foot pounds at 100 yards, 2474 feet per second and 1589 foot pounds at 200 yards, 2258 feet per second and 1324 foot pounds of energy at 300 yards, 2053 feet per second and 1095 foot pounds of energy at 400 yards. With 1000 foot pounds of energy consider the minimum amount of energy for deer hunting purposes, this load in the .257 Roberts provides this amount out to 400 yards. Bullet drop for the Hornady Light Magnum .257 Roberts load is about 7 ½ inches low at 300 yards and 21 ½ inches low at 400 yards with a 200 yard zero. Midway shows ammunition for the .257 Roberts made by Federal, Hornady, Nosler, and Winchester. For more information visit midwayusa.com. Remington also loads ammunition for the .257 Roberts.

With modern rifles being produced by at least Remington and Ruger, the .257 Roberts is not dead yet. While there is plenty of competition, there is always a need for light kicking and efficient deer hunting cartridges. Perhaps with better ammunition and stronger rifle actions, the .257 Roberts will find enough of a niche to stay with us for another 70 years and avoid moving into the obsolete status of so many cartridges.

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