In 2019 Vortex Optics released the Razor HD 4000 rangefinder with 4,000-yard reach (below). The impressive little rangefinder worked with external ballistics software to provide long-distance calculations and other information. However, Vortex now combines it all in one package, with the Razor HD 4000 GB ballistic rangefinder.
The Vortex Optics Razor HD 4000 GB Ballistic Rangefinder
Featuring a water, fog, and shockproof design, the Razor is up to any environment you find yourself in. Likewise, with a weight of only 10.1 ounces, the rangefinder adds little to your load in the field.
The updated model features the same great construction and features as the original (learn more in the original story below). This includes four target modes (Normal, First, Last, and ELR) and two range modes—Horizontal Component Distance (HCD) and Ballistics Mode (BAL). Not to mention, superior optical quality and Bluetooth connection compatibility with Kestrel devices.
However, the company took the Razor to a whole new level with the addition of an on-board GeoBallistics solver. Made popular by long-range shooters, the ballistic app lets you create custom rifle profiles and accurate shooting solutions. Likewise, the heads-up display, ballistic reference charts, interactive mapping features, and Comp tab allow you to build and save range cards.
The app works in conjunction with built-in environmental sensors (compass, temp, pressure, humidity), two wind modes, patented Vortex Wind Bearing Capture Module Mode, and Full Crosswind Mode. As a result, solving ballistic problems is fast and easy.
The Vortex Razor HD 4000 GB Ballistic Rangefinder is available now with an MSRP of $1,199.99. For more info, please visit VortexOptics.com.
Vortex Razor HD 4000 GB Ballistic Rangefinder Specs
Objective Lens Diameter: 25 mm
Reflective Range (yards): Up to 4000 yds.
Tree Range (yards): Up to 2500 yds.
Deer Range (yards): Up to 2200 yds.
Accuracy: > 200
Max Angle Reading: +/- 89 degrees
Linear Field of View: 341′
Angular Field of View: 6.5 degrees
Eye Relief: 17.5mm
Weight: 10.1 oz.
In-Display Wind/Drop Solutions: Equipped with the accurate GeoBallistics® ballistics solver backed by a full up-to-date bullet database.
Customize Ballistics Profiles: Customize ballistics profiles via the GeoBallistics® App or use one of three preloaded profiles for popular cartridges.
On-Board Environmental Sensors: On-Board compass, humidity, barometric pressure, and exposed temperature sensors for fast acclimations.
Two Wind Modes: Features Full Cross Wind Mode and the Patented Wind Bearing Capture Mode.
Pairs with Third-Party Devices: Pairs with Kestrel® weather meter devices.
HD Optical System: Optimized with select glass elements to deliver exceptional resolution, cut chromatic aberration and provide outstanding color fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission.
XR™ Plus Lens Coatings: Ultimate anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces provide maximum light transmission for peak clarity and the pinnacle of low-light performance.
Magnesium Chassis: Decreases weight and increases strength.
Easy-to-Use Menu: Intuitive, easy-to-use menus feature a simple, clean illuminated display.
Diopter: Adjusts for differences in a user’s eyes. Located on the eyepiece.
Rugged Design: Built to handle tough situations. Compact and light weight.
ArmorTek®: Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
Waterproof: O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating for reliable performance in all environments.
Tripod Adaptable: Compatible with a tripod adapter, allowing use on a tripod or car window mount.
Rubber Armor: Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.
Ranging Format: Range in yards or meters.
On April 18, 2019, TL reported:
Vortex recently released its newest optic, the Razor HD 4000 rangefinder. The new rangefinder delivers ranging capability out to 4,000 yards, giving hunters and long-range shooters a valuable tool to take afield.
The Vortex Razor HD 4000
The Razor HD 4000 ranges out to an impressive 4,000 yards in ELR (Extended Laser Range) mode. At that distance, it reads ranges within 5 yards. Meanwhile, distances display with .1 increment accuracy out to 199.9 yards/meters, according to Vortex.
The Premium HD optics provide a clear view, while 7X magnification helps identify targets at extended ranges. The illuminated display delivers fast readouts and is easily picked up by the eye, according to Vortex. Five brightness settings enable users to match environmental lighting conditions. Also, a battery indicator illuminates when battery life hits 25 percent.
Vortex Razor HD 4000 Settings
The HCD (Horizontal Component Distance) setting displays an angle-compensated distance reading. The LOS (Line of Sight) setting displays straight line of sight distance. The LOS feature aids when calculating long-distance, high-angle shots, with external ballistic software. Finally, Scan Mode gives range readings as the user pans across the landscape. This feature also aids when tracking a moving target.
Four ranging modes accommodate situational-specific scenarios. Normal Mode returns the strongest reading. Meanwhile, First Mode displays the closest object it meets. Last Mode returns the range reading of the object furthest away. Finally, ELR mode provides ranging at extended ranges.
The lightweight magnesium housing features rubber armor for protection and solid grip in all weather conditions. Additionally, a multi-position twist-up eyecup helps customize eye relief. Also, the unit accepts a tripod for stability.
The Razor HD 4000 also features an adjustable utility clip mounted to the body. The clip enables quick, convenient attachment/detachment to a bino harness, belt, pocket or pack, according to Vortex. Also, an auto-coiling lanyard leashes the unit to the anchor point of choice. The Razor HD 4000 runs on an included CR2 battery.
For more information, visit vortexoptics.com.
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