The Recon R/T is a unique advanced tactical piece of equipment that is unlike any other in the field - the first truly compact full-featured spotting scope developed especially for field surveillance and range estimating. The quick-handling lightweight design features brilliant optical performance using Vortex premium XD glass and XR lens coatings. The versatile attachment clip secures the Recon R/T to any belt or strap for rapid deployment. The R/T ranging reticle using mrad-based subtensions also includes a secondary quick-ranging system with silhouettes.
I bought mine 4 and a half years ago. The glass is nice and clear, and I appreciate the milling reticle as I generally prefer milling reticles on my riflescopes too. The silhouette ranging icons are a nice touch, although I haven’t had the occasion to use them. I only have one complaint, and that is the size. The form factor is a little bit too large to fit as conveniently in an EDC backpack as the smaller monoculars made by Vortex. On the other hand, the smaller ones don’t have all of the features of this one. All in all, I’m very happy with my purchase, and I’ve also used it for observing lunar eclipses in addition to hunting and range use.
I bought the Recon R/T for hunting and competition use. The built in reticle made it perfect for spotting at matches or the ranges by allowing you to give exact corrections to the shooter. The small size making it perfect for carrying in your pack or on the belt.