Here is my review of the Recon R/T 15×50. First here is a bit of background on myself. I am a Staff Sergeant in the U.S Army Infantry and know all about the abuse equipment must be able to handle to survive in the field with us. I am currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to the mountains of Afghanistan. I use the Recon R/T daily on combat missions. I have drug it through the rain, snow and mud at 10,000ft above sea level without incident. The Ranging reticle is a real life saver……literally. Recon gives you the ability to rapidly acquire targets and within seconds get an accurate range on human silhouettes without having to push buttons or worry about not getting a reading from a non-reflective target which commonly happens with laser range finders. If you’re faced with a non silhouette type target you have the option of using the MRAD reticle to MIL your targets. The clarity of the Recon R/T is unrivaled by any handheld monocular I have ever used. The crispness of the image really makes a difference in my line of work. The anti-reflective coating on the lenses is key when being used in a combat environment; the Recon R/T lets you see without being seen. Vortex has given you the choice on which side you want to mount the hand strap on to accommodate both right and left handed people. There are also 3 mounting options for the utility clip which leaves the user options when mounting the Recon R/T to their kit. Though I have not used the tripod or the picatanny rail mount I’m sure those will perform just as the rest of the kit, flawlessly. The Recon R/T is worth its weight in gold when it comes to a piece of combat gear that I would not go on mission without. I would recommend this optic to any war fighter or sportsman alike. Last but not least is the unconditional warranty provided by Vortex Optics which I personally have had the pleasure of dealing the customer service of Vortex Optics which is second to none. I give the Vortex Optics Recon R/T 15×50 a 5 stars, 2 thumbs up review.
A Soldier and a Sportsman