Vortex Viper HST 6-24x50 Rifle Scope
Tree stands to mountain tops, bolt guns to ARs, the Vortex Viper HST is ideal for a wide range of shooting applications. Blending many of the best features from Vortex's incredibly popular Viper PST and Viper HS riflescopes, the Viper HST riflescope is built on an ultra-strong 30mm, one-piece aluminum tube to deliver ample windage and elevation travel and optimal adjustment. An advanced optical system, highlighted with a 4x zoom range, provides magnification versatility. A forgiving eye box with increased eye relief gets shooters on target quickly and easily. Incredibly precise, repeatable and durable tactical turrets built specifically for dialing, along with its hashmark-based VMR-1 reticle, top off this highly versatile riflescope’s long-range performance features.
Features and Benefits of theVortex Viper HST 4-16x44
- XD™ Lens Elements - Extra-low dispersion (XD) glass increases resolution and color fidelity, resulting in crisp, sharp images.
- XR™ Fully Multi-Coated - Proprietary coatings increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
- Second Focal Plane Reticle - Scale of reticle maintains the same ideally-sized appearance. Listed reticle subtensions used for estimating range, holdover and wind drift correction are accurate at the highest magnification.
- Tube Size - 30 mm diameter provides maximized internal adjustment and strength.
- Single-Piece Tube - Maximizes alignment for improved accuracy and optimum visual performance, as well as ensures strength and waterproofness.
- Aircraft-Grade Aluminum - Constructed from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum for strength and rigidity.
- Waterproof - O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating for reliable performance in all environments.
- Fogproof - Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
- Shockproof - Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
- Hard Anodized Finish - Highly durable hard-coat anodization provides a low-glare matte surface and helps camouflage the shooter's position.
- ArmorTek ® - Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
- Exposed Tactical-Style Turrets - Provide fast, accurate and easily read elevation and windage adjustments.
- Side Focus - Adjustment located on left side of turret housing is easily accessible from shooting position. Provides optimal image focus and parallax removal.
Internal Mechanism Design Features
- CRS™ Zero Stop - Customizable Rotational Stop (CRS) aids in return to zero after dialing temporary elevation correction.
- Precision-Force Spring System - Uses premium components in the erector-spring system to ensure maximum repeatability and ease of adjustment.
- Precision-Glide Erector System - This system ensures the components in the zoom lens mechanism glide smoothly and cleanly through all magnification ranges.
- MAG-View Fiber Optic - Provides a highly visible reference point for the magnification setting.
- Radius Bar - Fiber optic turret rotation indicator provides a highly visible and tactile point of reference for turret rotations.
- Fast Focus Eyepiece - Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
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|Specs||VMR-1 MOA||VMR-1 MRAD|
|Objective Lens Diameter||50 mm||50 mm|
|Eye Relief||4.0 inches||4.0 inches|
|Field of View||17.8-5.1 ft/100 yds||17.8-5.1 ft/100 yds|
|Tube Size||30 mm||30 mm|
Customer Ratings & Reviews
Wow. I love my Vortex Viper HS-T Scope!
I bought this scope for my 20-inch heavy barrelled varmint AR. I mounted it and used my labeler to put range numbers for 200 to 700 yards (using an online ballistic calculator), then shot it yesterday. MOA Reticle is super crisp and clear, set up to range targets only at 18x magnification, not at the full 24x. No biggie. 4 inches of eye relief is super, but a narrow eye box means you need a perfect cheek weld for quick target acquisition. I love the included 4 inch sunshade and clear scope covers. After zeroing at 100, I dialed to 400, shot a clay pigeon 2nd shot, dialed to 600, and shot a 12-inch steel gong 3 times in a row. The side focus was smooth and easy to access. Everything was flawless. I went home and installed the shims in the elevation turret for the zero stop; easy with the excellent instructions worked perfectly. Is it as good as my Nightforce? Not quite, but close. At $630, it is 90% as good as the $2K Nightforce. Quite a value. The VIP Warranty is incredible too. If anything ever goes wrong, they'll fix it... period. My advice? Get one w the 50 mm obj. Wow!
This is an excellent scope with clear, bright optics. It feels to be built like a "tank." I have it mounted on a Remington Sendero 300 Win Mag. The elevation adjustments have positive clicks, which appear difficult to bump off zero during use. My only complaint is the eye relief is very sensitive, and it feels to be uncomfortably close to the eyepiece on a higher power and has little room for movement. Other scopes I have at this power level do not have this problem. This wouldn't stop me from purchasing this scope again, for the money and quality.
Would definatetly buy this scope again
Fitted my new scope to a Ruger Precision 6.5mm Creedmore. Have only been able to shoot to 300 yards so far but at that yardage, it's no contest. The scope is fantastic! Hands down, worth the money. Definitely a poor man, "expensive scope." Setting zero is a snap, and adjustments are what you would expect. Markings are very crisp and easy to read. This scope allows budget shooters to compete in high-power competitions and hold their own. Many of my club buddies have been buying this scope too, happy everyone. Lifetime warranty, what more do you need?
Great bang for the buck!
I purchased the Viper HS-T 6-24 2nd focal plane for mid-range hunting and target shooting. It is mounted on a sporter weight 243. While my experience with it would indicate it is capable of long-range work, I have only shot with it to 600 yards. The turret click values are true .25 MOA on the unit I received. The tracking is consistent. The reticle is square to the erector assembly. The turret clicks are positive. The turret knobs are easy to grasp but a bit on the tall side. The VMR reticle is excellent, in my opinion; exactly what I was looking for. Clarity is good up to 18X but begins to degrade substantially beyond that. The scope remains very usable even with the degraded image but may present difficulties at dawn or dusk. The zoom ring is stiff (I installed a power throw lever). The parallax knob offers range indexing that does not correspond to actual distances, but fine parallax adjustments are generally made visually anyway, so this shouldn't be a real issue, it would be nice if the numbers were at least close. All in all, you won't find a scope of this quality with these features for this price. If this scope offers what you want, buy it, I doubt you will be disappointed.
Long Range instructor says
First off I would like to say that I've been teaching long range shooting for over 30 years. I mainly own Nightforce scopes because of their zero stop and their dependability and proven accuracy. This will be the first vortex scope I have ever purchased. After trying it out and mounting, it was up to the standards of my class teachings and the capability of what I expect in a scope. It was elementary to install the shims that come with the scope in order to make it a zero stop. My only disappointment was that it had a two moa hash mark inside the scope rather than a 1 MOA like it seems to advertise. Adjusting for wind is very important when shooting a long-range, and I always want my students to try to find a scope that has a 1 MOA windage holdoff for inside the scope. In other words each hash mark should be 1 MOA instead of two. According to the advertised statement I found out that the one MOA is part of the statement name of the scope rather than the actual adjustment. Saying that, I will tell you that the scope shoots perfectly and it does everything that a long range scope should do. It is very clear to look thru, and each click is 1/4 moa precision, and you will not find a better long-range scope for hunting or tactical use than this one for the price. I also like that the scope gives a physical and audible feel of where the scope needs to be adjusted in order to use the MOA inside the scope as a true measurement. In other words, every scope that is a second focal plane must be zoomed in to a certain magnification before the scope can be used with the correct MOA visuality. All in all, this scope is worth every dime and is a perfect choice for advanced or beginner shooters. You will more than likely not need to buy anything else when shooting long range. The lifetime warranty is also a game-changer.
Overall, a good scope
I bought this scope to use on a Savage 12 LRP in 243. The intended purpose was an all-around mid-long range gun—some hunting, some bench, and who knows what else. For the money, I think it is a great scope. A couple of things to note, at the time of my purchases, Midway had the scope advertised with an etched glass reticle which is incorrect. It has a wire reticle. The glass is clear, and the scope tracks almost perfect. See the attached box and tall target test. By my calculation, the vertical travel is within 1/2 click at 20 moa. That is well under 1% error and is outstanding. It returns to 0 and holds that 0 very well. The glass is clear and easy to focus. The parallax adjustment works well, however for my eyes/scope, the reference marks are a little off. For a clear image and no parallax at 100 yards, I need to set it to 140. The reticle subtensions are calculated at 18 power. There is an indent and visual marker on the power ring to indicate this. I found that mine is the correct 1.047" at 100 yards when I have the power ring set to 18.75. Not a huge deal and probably well within spec. With the scope mounted level to the gun based on the top turret, the cross-hair lines are out of true by approximately 1/2 degree. The vertical tracking is perfect, so I'm not worried about it, and again, I'm sure this is well within the spec of almost every manufacturer. You will never notice unless you are shooting at a target with a known plumb line. It may seem like I'm picking this scope apart, but overall it is a great scope. The couple things I noted are the only things I can find wrong with it, and as I stated, although they are not perfect, they are well within reason of what is acceptable. The turrets have solid clicks and the zero stop is functional. The fit and finish are excellent. I like that it comes with a sunshade. I typically put them on to protect the objective lens. The biggest thing for me was the tracking, and that is nearly perfect. If you want to spend more, go ahead, but I don't think getting a good, functional scope is necessary.
Easily the best scope I've ever owned
I have had this scope for only a few weeks but have found the optics to be absolutely clear. This is one of those scopes that you can use for long-range, hunting, or general target shooting. I have mine mounted on a .30-06 rifle and have had no difficulties with this scope. I especially like the side-focus, which is a fine focus. You can coarse-focus by turning the eyepiece, but for a really clear sight picture, the side focus does the trick.
I liked it so well I now have a second one on another rifle.
The glass is very clear, from edge to edge. The turrets have a positive feel and point of impact moves exactly as it should based on the 1/10 mil per click graduations. Hard to justify paying 2 to 3 times the price of this scope when it performs as well as it does.
GREAT scope for the $$$.
I have two HS-T scopes.... one on a precision 22LR setup and another on a Tikka T3 30-06. Scopes are clear, bright, and rugger compared to my Nikon, Bushnell, and Leupold scopes. My favorite scopes I own.
Excellent scope for the price
Mounted this on a 700BDL in .338 RUM using Talley medium height mounts. The scope is an excellent value for the money. The sight box is slightly narrow, but I like it that way. Also, it has OVER 4" of eye relief which is nice since my RUM doesn't have a break on it. It tracks 100% accurately and I love the mil-mil reticle for estimating range. So yes, technically, the MOA is slightly more precise than MIL's ( 1.0" per unit at 100yds vs 1.44") but for long rang the math is much easier.