Vortex Optics 1300 Laser Range Finder

Review Last Updated: March 14, 2020

Alexander Herbert
Product Review by Alexander Herbert


Today we'll be reviewing the Vortex Optics 1300 Laser Range Finder.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!


  • Three modes for versatility
  • Long-distance range
  • Durable, rubber cover
  • Enhanced precision
  • Lightweight


  • Complicated activation of modes
  • New on the market

Vortex Optics 1300 Laser Range Finder Product Review

In 2018, Vortex decided to up their game and create the Vortex Optics 1300 laser range finder. They focused their attention on precision and it is perfect for veteran shooters looking to improve their accuracy.

Basic Features

This rangefinder is capable of processing up to 1300 yards of distance. If you’re shooting for deer, the range is up to 600 yards.

The specifications promise a +/-3 yard accuracy of up to 1000 yards.

The Vortex Optics range finder has a 22mm objective lens as well as 6X magnification to further enhance your chances of a successful kill. You won’t be straining your eyes using this one, either, as the display comes with an eye-relief feature.

The glass of the lens is excellent, and it is multi-coated throughout, for taking in more light. The device angles are adjustable, giving you an increased focus regardless of your position.

When it comes to the body, it’s weatherproof. Rubber covers the entirety of the device, protecting it and reducing chances of it slipping from your hand.

We could only find two real negatives. The first relates to focusing on the target – it’s not a single press process, but requires three steps. Also, this brand is new on the market, so not a lot of consumer input is available online.

What Makes it Excellent

The HCD (horizontal component distance) mode increases the precision even further, as it can calculate the angle of your target before displaying the range. Besides, there’s a straight-distance mode which allows you to make an opportunity shot quickly.

There is also a scan functionality which measures the distance between you, still and moving targets that are in range.

For extra convenience, The Vortex 1300 also includes three illumination settings so you can view the screen in various lighting conditions. There is also a detachable clip allowing you to comfortably carry it.

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