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Solo Tactical R/T 8x36

With Reticle Focus

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SKU: SOL-3608-RT
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MSRP: $159.99
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Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 22.
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Solo® Tactical R/T 8x36 Monocular with Reticle Focus

Built to be carried as a standard piece of equipment and close-at-hand, the Solo® R/T Tactical Monocular gives a closer look when needed. Features the Vortex R/T Ranging Reticle with reticle focus for accurate range estimation and calling shots. And with the integral utility clip, it attaches to webbing or other flat-edged surfaces for quick external access. Fully multi-coated glass surfaces deliver bright images in a compact, lightweight, and easy to handle unit. Waterproof, fogproof and shockproof.

US Patent 7,877,886




VIP Warranty Nitrogen Purged Waterproof
Magnification8 x
Objective Lens Diameter36 mm
Eye Relief18 mm
Exit Pupil4.5 mm
Linear Field of View393 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View7.5 degrees
Close Focus16.4 feet
Length5.3 inches
Width2.3 inches
Hand Grip Width2 inches
Weight10.2 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Neck lanyard
  • Utility clip
  • Soft carry case

Optical Features

Fully Multi-Coated Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.

Construction Features

Roof Prism Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the monocular for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Nitrogen gas purging delivers fogproof, waterproof performance.
Rubber Armor Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.

Convenience Features

Reticle Focus Ensures a sharp reticle image at all distances.
Adjustable Eyecup Folds up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses. Flared to eliminate stray light and rotatable for a custom fit.
Utility Clip The versatile, multi-position utility clip allows for multiple attachment points and quick attachment to pocket edges, equipment or vests.
Magnification8 x
Objective Lens Diameter36 mm
Eye Relief18 mm
Exit Pupil4.5 mm
Linear Field of View393 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View7.5 degrees
Close Focus16.4 feet
Length5.3 inches
Width2.3 inches
Hand Grip Width2 inches
Weight10.2 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download

Ranging Reticle

Hashmarked ranging reticle using mrad based subtension lines for ranging, holdover, and windage corrections. Quick-ranging silhouettes.

Details of the Solo R/T Ranging reticle. >

Note

Read the Solo R/T Tactical Monocular manual for details on how to effectively use the R/T ranging reticle.US Patent 7,877,886

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great accessory for the 3 gun range bag The Solo R/T is a fantastic accessory to throw in your range bag if you shoot 3 gun. I have 3 pieces of equipment that always go with me when there are long distance rifle shots involved. 1) My solo R/T 2) My Ranger 1000 LRF and 3) My Kestrel. The Solo R/T allows me to get an eye quickly on targets while walking through stages, get rough range estimations and target sizes and helps me plan my stage. The optical quality for the price is great, and I love the reticle. It also slips easily in to a pocket out of the way until I need it and doesn't take up much space in my range bag. Must have piece of gear for me.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear glass! Range estimating reticle! I bought this as I hate the struggle of re-adjusting binoculars while hunting in a rush. This monocular also one-up’d me by having the ranging reticle built in! Whitetail back hieght is easily ranged by cutting 6ft figures in half, quick and easy! The reticle is awesome in the sense that it is useable, visible, and NOT obstructing! The feel is very lightweight but solid and I love the rubber grip on it too. The clip is awesome too so I don’t have binocs swinging around my neck. Oh and I wear glasses so the roll back design on the eyeshade is amazing as well! All this and the glass is clear clear clear! If you are looking for something to peek at animals with quick and easy, this is perfect. I would recommend this to anyone.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Battery free range finder. I bought this monocular for hunting, but I can see myself using this anytime I am out in the field for training or fun.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable 24/7 So about a month ago a bud and I were shooting over a small valley. We had gongs set up over different locations. Any ways my range finder wasn’t giving me the range, so I thought this would be a great time to break out the ST R/T 8x36. Man is it handy, by knowing the target size and looking through the monocular I could get a good idea how far away the targets were. Vortex, you will always be at the top of my list for when I need new gear!!!!
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from External side of lense fogs up in mild conditions I find the build quality of the monocular to be great...however....I find that the outside of the ocular lense dogs up rapidly in even mild conditions and this limits the image dramatically. I find this very frustrating. I have made sure the lense is clean and that the rubber cup is folded up etc. but it still happens. I love the design but this flaw makes me want to leave the monocular behind sometimes. What a pitty.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NICE! I bought 1 of these after I was on a CO elk hunt and my guide had 1. It works great and its way better then any bino I have ever had. My left eye doesnt have the best of vision, so no need for a pr of binoculars. I would highly recommend this for anyone. My guide has a scope with the same stuff and the 2 work awesome together
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for bow hunting Bought this as I am blind in my right eye, so binoculars would be waste. It tucks nicely on my shoulder strap for that quick look before the shot. Before vortex was stuck with poor quality optics and construction of a golf monocular the optical clarity is amazing with vortex
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear, sharp optic in a handy package Very happy with this monocular. The optical clarity is very good. Having the reticle is a great benefit with range estimation. It's a regular part of my hunting and hiking kit. Small and light, it's easy to add for outings.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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What is the difference between Solo and Solo R/T monoculars?

Asked by: Monalisa from Helsinki
The biggest differences between the Solo and the Solo R/T is that the Solo R/T is our tactical monocular and comes equipped with a ranging reticle and flared eye cup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-06-21

I've fell into a Jordan river last Sunday. Jordan is quite a muddy river. Now my 8x36 solo R/T is muddy too, I cleaned it as I was able to from the outside but it still muddy. How can I fix that ?

Asked by: Plushy San
Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext. 5 and we will get you taken care of.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-07-08

Can you view with out the r/t lines on it

Asked by: Jim45
The reticle is always going to be visible in the optic but you can easily see around it.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-12

Where is this optic made?

Asked by: MWNM
The Solo R/T monocular is made in China.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-07-08

Can you use the Vortex doubler on the Solo R/T?

Asked by: Mike
The doubler will not fit on the eyepiece of the Solo R/T.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-12

Does this monocular also have angle compensation? 

Asked by: Hoss0988
The Solo R/T has a ranging reticle, it is not a laser rangefinder. When using a reticle for ranging you are measuring an object with the reticle so it would give you a line of sight distance, and would not compensate for angle.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-30

What size flip covers for rear side of the Solo Tactical R/T 8x36?

Asked by: Zolts
The Defender Flip Caps in sizes E-10 and O-40 will work for you.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-08-29

What size lens caps do you recommend for this monocular? Objective and ocular lenses?
Asked by: Jacob
You can use an O-40 and E-10 from our Defender Line. You'll need to fold down the eye cup in order to to fit the eyepiece on.
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2018-08-29
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