Vortex Optics

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Vortex Optics
Company typeCorporation
IndustryOptical Imaging
FoundedMiddleton, Wisconsin in 2004
FounderDaniel C. Hamilton
HeadquartersBarneveld, Wisconsin, USA
ProductsPrecision binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes, and other optical instruments.
Number of employees
Approx. 400
WebsiteVortex Optics

Vortex Optics is an American manufacturer of special optical equipments for hunting, wildlife watching, outdoor recreation, shooting sports and law enforcement and military.[1] Vortex products include binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes, reflex sights, holographic sights and other accessories. It once had a sister company known as Eagle Optics, which developed high quality optics for birdwatchers.


Vortex Optics is a DBA of Sheltered Wings, Inc., which was incorporated in Wisconsin in 1989. Sheltered Wings, Inc. DBA Vortex Optics began in 2002.

In 2022 after extensive research, testing and reviews Vortex became an official supplier and contractor to the American Military as the U.S. Army selected Vortex‘s XM-157 fire control system for its Next Generation Squad Weapon program.[2] [3]


Vortex Optics is based in Barneveld, Wisconsin, and currently sells binoculars, monoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes, red dot sights and related accessories.

  • AMG (American Made Glass)
  • Razor HD series
  • Viper series
  • Golden Eagle HD
  • Strike Eagle
  • Venom
  • Diamondback series
  • Crossfire II
  • Copperhead
Red dot sights
  • Razor
  • Viper
  • Venom
  • Strikefire II
  • Crossfire
  • Spitfire
Holographic sight
  • Razor AMG UH-1 (Gen II released on mid July, 2020)
Vortex Diamondback roof prism binoculars
  • Razor UHD
  • Razor HD
  • Kaibab HD
  • Fury HD
  • Viper series
  • Vulture
  • Hurricane
  • Diamondback
  • Crossfire
  • Raptor
  • Vanquish
  • Recce Pro HD
  • Recon
  • Solo
Spotting scope
  • Razor HD
  • Viper HD
  • Diamondback
  • Fury HD
  • Ranger
  • Impact
  • Summit SS-P
  • Pro GT
  • High Country


  1. ^ "US Army selects Vortex fire control system for Next Generation Squad Weapon". 8 January 2022.
  2. ^ "US Army selects Vortex fire control system for Next Generation Squad Weapon". 8 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Army finally picks an optic for Next Generation Squad Weapon". 10 January 2022.

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