Vortex Optics

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Vortex Optics
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. 210
WebsiteVortex Optics

Vortex Optics is an American manufacturer of optical equipments for hunting, wildlife watching, outdoor recreation, shooting sports and law enforcement. 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.


Vortex Optics is based in Barneveld, Wisconsin, and currently produces 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)
  • 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


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