Vortex Optics VPR-M-06BDC Review: Long Range Rifle Scope

Vortex Optics VPR-M-06BDC Review

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What We Like

  • Highly useful for long-range shots
  • Well-built water, shock, and fog proof design
  • Easy parallax adjustment
  • High-quality lenses with excellent coatings
  • Easy magnification changes
  • Comfortable and easy to use turrets

What We Don’t Like

  • A little heavier on some riffles
  • Can get cloudy at high magnification

Bottom Line

An outstanding rifle scope that is designed to make long-range shots easier and more accurate like the Vortex Optics VPR-M-06BDC is very handy for both hunting and target shooting.


If you are looking to make your long-range shots easier and accurate, you should always start by investing in a good scope like Vortex Optics VPR-M-06BDC. What makes it great for long shots is that it has some high-quality optics and a wide magnification range.

This scope is also built to offer long-lasting service with an aircraft-grade aluminum housing, and it will also be water, shock, and fog proof. And many hunters will also love that this scope provides quick and precise adjustments.

Vortex Optics VPR-M-06BDC Review

Vortex Optics VPR-M-06BDC

Clarity: High-Quality Lenses for Optimal Clarity

Vortex Optics VPR-M-06BDC makes use of some premium quality optics to ensure that you will always get a bright and clear sight picture so that you can line up for a short easily for more accurate shootings.

These optics will include some fully-multicoated lenses, which also have an extra-low dispersion glass to help increase the overall image resolution and color fidelity. And this in turn ensures you will end up with sharper images.

These optics are also built for durability to ensure that they can take any recoil and impact the rifle throws there way. Better yet, they will also make use of XR coatings to ensure they will gather even more light for better image quality. And there is also an Armortek coating that will provide an extra layer of protection for the lenses.

For the magnification, this scope will provide a wider range of 6.5-20x that will ensure that you can still make both short and long-range shots effectively. And you can also easily adjust the magnification to suit different conditions and ranges.

Besides the clear optics and excellent magnification, this scope is also made to ensure that you get a parallax-free shooting. It has the parallax setting at 50 yards to infinity, which is as good as it gets for this class of scopes.

Primary Use: Long Range Hunting and Target Shooting Scope 

The Vortex Optics VPR-M-06BDC is a long-range scope that has been built to allow you to take some impressive shots from far out. And if you have the right skills or are willing to put in the work to practice, you should not have any difficulties shooting from over 1,000 yards out with this scope.

You can use this scope effectively for both hunting and shooting practice. When you pair it with a good rifle, you can be confident that you will have a highly effective hunting tool that will help you bring down big game from far away.

That said, this is a more ideal scope for use when hunting from morning to dusk as it is not illuminated, and neither does it have night vision. But the good news is that it has a fantastic reticle that will be very useful in different conditions.

The Dead-hold BDC reticle will be handy for shooting and hunting from any range and also in different conditions, and it will hence make this scope quite versatile. If you are facing a situation where windage and hold-over correction is required, this reticle will be very useful.

Construction & Build Quality: Indestructible One-Piece Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Scope

For the build quality, this scope also does not disappoint as it has been constructed to ensure that it will withstand harsh conditions, which are typical of hunting and shooting, while still maintaining maximum accuracy.

The scope is made from a single-piece tube a design that will not just make it sturdy but also maximizes the alignment to improve the scope's visual performance. Also, this one-piece design improves accuracy significantly and will ensure the housing is more waterproof.

Besides the one-piece design, the manufacturer also makes the scope with highly-durable aircraft-grade aluminum material. This solid block material gives the scope extra strength and rigidity for even longer service life.

While durability is what will impress many hunters with this rugged construction, it will also help make the scope more resistant to recoil and will also allow it to take impact well without affecting the overall performance.

Lastly, the construction will include O-ring seals and will also be argon purged to make it completely waterproof and ensure it will not fog no matter where you will be using it.

Adjustments & Set-up: Fairly Easy and Precise Adjustments

Rifles scopes will always take some effort and require significant skill to set up whether you are a beginner or a highly experienced hunter. But, even with this fact in mind, the Vortex Optics VPR-M-06BDC will still give you an easy time.

This scope will not come with the mounting rings, which will allow you to choose the right ones for the specific rifle that you have. With the rings and a few tools like a torque wrench and a set of gunsmithing screwdrivers and by following the provided instructions, anyone should be able to set up this scope.

Zeroing it in is also quick and fairly easy, and you will only need to follow the instructions. And when it comes to the adjustments, you can be sure that you will also have an easy time as this is an easy scope to understand.

It uses some capped reset turrets that will be easy to re-index back to zero after sighting in the scope. There are also separate turrets for windage and elevation adjustment. The elevation turret is at the top of the scope, while the windage turret is conveniently located on the side.

Focusing the reticle is also quick and easy as this scope will include a fast-focus eyepiece, while the Mag-Bar will ensure that you can change your magnification setting easily and more precisely.

Also, there is aside knob for parallax adjustment that will allow you to see the range numbers clearly when in the shooting position as you line up for a shot.

Price: Worth Every Buck

While not the cheapest long-range rifle scope, the Vortex Optics VPR-M-06BDC still comes at an acceptable price tag given the built quality and also what it has to offer for both hunters and target practice shooters.

The price tag for this rifle scope seems to match its overall quality and performance. From the aircraft-grade aluminum housing that makes it super tough to the premium-quality and fully multicoated optics and some nice capped turrets, this scope is worth every buck.

Although you will get a few extras on the package such as the lens cloth and some nice removable lens covers, for its price it should still come with a few other things. Some high-quality mount rings would have been a good inclusion. But, this is still not a deal-breaker because no matter how you look at it, this Vortex scope still offers a good deal.


A well-built scope with super clear optics and is designed to make long-range shooting easier and more accurate whether you are hunting or target practicing.

Vortex Optics VPR-M-06BDC is built to offer everything that a regular hunter wants in a scope. It offers some high-quality optics and is also made from a tough one-piece aluminum material for maximum durability. Also, shooters will love the magnification range and nice adjustments.


  • Product Name: Vortex Optics VPR-M-06BDC
  • Product Brand: Vortex
  • Material: Aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Reticle: Dead-hold BDC
  • Adjustment Graduation: 1/4 MOA
  • Magnification: 6.5-20x
  • Field of View: 6.2 to 17.4 feet at 100 yards
  • Eye Relief: 3.1 Inches
  • Length: 14.4 inches
  • Parallax Settings: 50 yards to infinity

Key Features

  • 6.5-20x  magnification for long-range shots
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum construction offers more strength and rigidity
  • Dead-Hold BDC reticle is perfect for a wide variety of hunting/shooting conditions
  • Fully multi-coated and extra-low dispersion lenses deliver sharp images
  • Capped reset turrets for quicker re-indexing
  • Side knob parallax adjust for quick and easy parallax adjustment
  • MAG-Bar for rapid magnification change

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