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This 10X42 Vortex Viper binocular is being offered as a burning hot deal right now online at Cabela’s. Usually, you get what you pay for in a binocular. If you check out our most recent binocular test (where we put the full field of new binoculars through their paces), even our Great Buy award winner (the Meopta MeoPro Air) is going for more than $800. So, the fact that you can score a pair of Viper HDs for less than half that cost is pretty incredible.

The Vortex Viper is an ideal, all-around hunting binocular at a mid-level price point.

Vortex Viper Specs

  • Objective Lens Size: 42mm
  • Color: Green
  • Size: 7.5″ x 4.25″ x 8.75″; 24.6 oz.
  • Field Of View: 319′ @ 1000 Yards
  • Close Focus Distance: 5’1″

For $300 you’ll be getting a workhorse binocular that will last for years and is backed up by Vortex’s outstanding warranty.


“The Vortex Viper HD represents a region of the binocular market that’s relatively underserved by manufacturers,” says Outdoor Life’s Optics Editor, Andrew McKean, in his full review of the Vortex Viper line. “They have given us plenty of entry-level optics, made with forgettable glass inside polycarbonate bodies that adequate optical performance but an appealing price, generally inside $250. Then we have the heirloom-class binoculars, often made by European brands, that cost 10 times that amount, but have spectacular glass surrounded by lovely bones.”

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