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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 Awesome compact piece of glass I love to use it out coyote hunting very compact and easy to focus. Takes a little bit getting use to and remembering the formulas but, a very handy piece of equipment. Well built rugged set of glass and clip on side of it that will attach to just about anything. The 4 silhouette quick reference marker of meters is great for a on the go quick situation. Bang for buck this is the lense to own!!! And all backed by VIP warranty. Wouldn't trade it for anything. Thank you guys and gals at Vortex!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great just to have in my car! I bought this over a year now and use it for hikes, looking at waves and at the range. I would say it's super nice just to have in a go bag/car/hiking gear.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tactical monocular Great for taking to the the range. Glass quality is unbeatable for the price. The ranging reticle is great for quick estimating your shots. Love it!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection I bought this monocular with the intention of using it for surveillance at work and to carry when scouting on hunts. It has turned out to be perfect for both uses. It is lightweight and the attached clip easily clips onto a belt or backpack for easy access. The glass is super clear and the ranging markings have actually turned out to be very helpful once I learned to use them. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good monocular. Definitely worth the money.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Very clear. Excellent optic. It was a larger than I expected but still acceptable.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the size! I bought this as an alternative to binoculars which is an item I have wanted to ad to my EDC pack for a while now. I used it for about two months and loved using the ranging reticle on my hikes. My only wish is that they has a 10x version of this! My younger brother ended up loving it so much he took it from me to use on his travels. I am considering picking up a recce pro to replace it.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the simple things in life! I asked for this Christmas of 2016, I use it everyday! I have 5 dogs and I live near my county’s fair grounds, this allows me to make sure my pooches are safe to run off their leashes. Then we have my other use for shooting at 200 - 500 yards. It’s perfect size and visual performance is just perfect! One more thing, WARRANTY VIP, I’ve had to use and what a fantastic company.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than binoculars I had been searching in vain for a very portable pair of knockaround binoculars with a ranging reticle when I saw this. I've had one of these for a couple of weeks now, and for about the same weight and less belt space, this is way better than binos. Clear, bright, reticle is spot on from what I've verified so far, quicker to grab and use, worth every penny.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great optic that’s so easy to carry! I first bought one for my brother as a Christmas present. When I tried it out, I was very impressed with the quality of the optics and the sturdiness of the monocular. I bought one for myself. This comes with me all the time, even when just hiking as a daily fitness routine. I will be adding this to my EDC hunting equipment. Love it!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite glass gadgets. Great tool, recommend this for anyone that needs a quick tool to spot and view things at a distance with weight in mind in your kit. This a range buddy, back pack buddy, and boat buddy. Really good durable tool and love mine.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best monocular I have ever owned Bought this last year and used it for deer season. This is the best piece of glass I have. This convinced me to switch all my optics to Vortex. I also love the warranty, I hope to never use it,but it is nice to have it there.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Optic Easy to Carry I have had the Solo Tactical R/T 8x36 For 6 yrs. It is so easy to carry and use when walking or on an ATV. Use it all the time. And you can estimate range to what your looking at. Optic is crystal clear.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Clarity I can't believe how clear this monocular is! It will soil you!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mounted Solo RT to AR15 - the perfect "tripod" I've owned the Solo RT for some months now, but, I became frustrated with trying to mil targets with it because it's impossible to hold steady enough to accurately range with it. Putting it on a ruck helps but then it's hard to maneuver to mil something in the distance as you're generally prone. Like another reviewer above I toyed with mounting it to a small tripod using the belt clip mount and, although it was much more steady it was still on a small tripod. What I wanted was a mount on a larger more maneuverable "tripod" and I wanted to be able to range something roughly along the azimuth of my bore and then quickly duck down to the sights, sight in on the target and fire. Obviously, mounting it to the rifle would be an advantage. For those of us with rifle length ARs or for those with adjustable stocks and who don't use NTCH there was a difficulty, i.e., the the eye relief on the Solo is so short it needed to be mounted not on the receiver pic rail but somewhere else nearer the rear of the rifle. Also, as it's not an aiming device, but rather, just a scouting and ranging device it couldn't be in line with the rifle's sights. So, somehow it had to be mounted somewhere behind the receiver rail and swung into position, as needed either slightly above or to the side of the sights and it had to be able to be moved out of the way when not in use. Also, when moved out of the way it couldn't interfere with the use of a loop sling in any shooting position. So, using a mount go pro from Axia Alloys which was designed to allow a go pro to be mounted on a 1.75" diameter dune buggy roll bar and making some slight modifications to some go pro mounts I mounted it to the buffer tube about a inch behind the castle nut as shown here and below: http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah103/longfisher/Mounted%20Solo_zpsptxazbze.jpg I use it in the position shown in the image and then duck down to my irons or RDS without any trouble at all. It's also able to be used on the small tripod in the foreground of the above image. And, the gopro mount that attaches to the buffer tube is quick detach so the Solo can be removed quickly and completely when needed. When not in use but still on the rifle the Solo can be easily folded down alongside the lower receiver just off the forward assist and is completely out of the way even if I sling up and assume any common firing position. Frankly, I wish Vortex would just modify the ring that allows the belt clip to be attached so that a gopro mount could be added. LF
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Hi, I'm unsure about the range finding reticle, it would be nice to have but sometimes I find them distracting. I was wondering how much range the reticle focus has , in other words can I make the range reticle out of focus enough to not really see it ?

Asked by: trailhiker
You can range it out of focus for the most part, but you won't want to do that as your image will be out of focus as well!
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-27

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
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