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Vortex Viper Rifle Scope
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Vortex Viper Rifle Scope
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Vortex Viper Rifle Scope


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Vortex Viper Rifle Scope - Executing a demanding long-range shot often rests on the performance capability of your riflescope. Precisely why hunters rely on the Vortex® Viper.

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Vortex Viper Rifle Scope - Executing a demanding long-range shot often rests on the performance capability of your riflescope. Precisely why hunters rely on the Vortex Viper. With superior light transmission and premium, fully multi-coated optics for stunning detail and color differentiation, the Viper delivers confidence in a big way. Engineered and designed to perform where comparable scopes fall short, the Viper stands alone in the "can do" aisle.

  • Fully multi-coated optics with XR anti-reflective coatings
  • XD premium glass
  • Precision-Force spring system
  • Precision-Glide erector system
  • Waterproof and fogproof with Argon gas purging
  • Solid one-piece aircraft-grade aluminum alloy tube
  • Quick reset turret


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(based on 475 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review


Great Scope for the Money

This really is a great value, especially when you take into consideration the Vortex warranty. For this class of scope it is bright, clear and holds its zero really well on my...Read complete review

This really is a great value, especially when you take into consideration the Vortex warranty. For this class of scope it is bright, clear and holds its zero really well on my 30-06. I love that you can see where you are at on the zoom from behind the scope (like you were looking through it) rather than having to look on top of the scope to see the numbers. You can get a feel for this in my included photos. It just makes more sense to build it that way and works really well. Everything about the scope feels tight and solid. Being that it's a 50mm objective it sits a little higher than I'm used to but that's part of the trade off for a bright scope and I can and have used this out to 400+ yards at 1/2 hr. after sunset with no problems. That's the brightness I need in my big game rifles so this works well for me. You can see from my photos that it's seen some use and abuse but I've yet to have a problem and even if I did I know I could count on Vortex to make it right. I'm very satisfied with my purchase!


Most Liked Negative Review


Switched to Swarovski

Here is the all the bad parts to this scope-
Eye relief on max power is less than 2 inches. Even on low power, the eye relief is under 3 inches....Read complete review

Here is the all the bad parts to this scope-
Eye relief on max power is less than 2 inches. Even on low power, the eye relief is under 3 inches. If you have butler creek scope caps, the little tab that opens the eye piece will bite you on the nose. The edge clarity is horrible and you will need the sun shade when looking sunward. Maximum elevation adjustment was right at 58 MOA, not the advertised 65 MOA- The same as most Leupold 1 inch scope tubes (even though the Vortex is a 30mm tube). The adjustments are mushy and be careful not to pull up on the caps- a nice feature to zero the turret, but easy to mess up in the field.
Now for the worst part. When hunting this past Fall, the zero shifted over 2 feet at 100 yards. It took many shots to figure this out in the field. All this and the scope had not been subjected to excessive shock. After removing the scope and centering the crosshairs using a mirror, I flipped the scope over and gave it a gentle tap on the carpet. I then checked the zero in the mirror to see the crosshairs appearing to have shifted 1/2 inch in the scope. By reversing this procedure, the crosshairs returned to zero. So each time I had fired the gun, the crosshairs had the ability to shake all over.
Now the good:
The power adjustment knob is smooth and the power setting easy to see when behind the scope. The tube seems solid and rugged and has ample room for mounting on most set ups. The BDC reticle is simple and the subtensions easy to find on the website to use for your own calculations. Their customer service is great and they were willing to repair it. But in the end, customer service can't give me back a hunt you have draw in a lottery. For the price, I would go with a Leupold, but since I had been given a Swarovski, I replaced it with that and have no complaints except the cost to buy another for my next rifle! Perhaps I will give Vortex another try, but until then, my confidence in this scope is shattered.

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Poor Quality Scope


from CA

I guess I am one of the unlucky ones as I got a defective scope. I bought it brand new for a long range rifle project. First time on the range, I noticed that the entire turret turns rather then just the adjustment knob. Even the brass threads turn, no way this unit could be air tight. I wasted the money to have this unit professionally mounted and leveled for the long range work I had wanted to do. Customer service was nice, said they would try to repair the scope and send it back so I could waste more money and time on a scope I could never trust in the field. They said repair is always the first option, which means I have to keep mounting the unit, waste more time and ammo at the range, hope it does not fog since the scope never had initial integrity, etc. I should have just spend the $200 more and bought the Leupold.


Extremely happy


from Missouri

I can't believe the quality of scope for the dollar . Thanks vortex


Fantastic Glass!


from Madison, WI

Nice scope. Clear glass. Real bright at dusk and dawn. BDC is simple and easy to use, no clutter. Mounted on a Ruger American Predator 308 with some low Viper rings. Made some nice 1" groups with Rem cor loks! At 100y range, could clearly see impacts on target, no need for the spotting scope. Took it out for WI deer season, took nice doe at 150yards. Warm house, frigid winter, and rain, no fogging of any kind. This scope performs better than my Monarch for less money. May have to buy another!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Coyotes set aside differences to protest of Vortex Optics


from Northern Utah

Picked one of these up about three years back for a 700/308. Ended up so happy with the first I grabbed two more (700/223, m77/7mm), and have been equally pleased. I frequently dial up shots and consistently these scopes return to zero.
The elevation turret came loose on the 308*. Contacted vortex and within 3 weeks the scope was back on the rifle.
This little guy plopped down on his haunches at 500 yards. Dialed up the shot and the 308 anchored him with a brisket hit.
*stuff happens, it's how stuff is dealt with after it happens that matters.


Low budget build upgrade


from Western Oklahoma

I purchased this scope as an upgrade for my low budget Remington 700 ADL 243 win. project. I also have a viper 4-16 x 50 HS LR on my high dollar custom 260 Ackley. I got this rifle at a discounted price and purchased the scope at 50% off. You can do the math. A little camo paint and glass bedding and this combo went to zero fast and easy. The finger adjustable and return to zero turrets make this a great option to the high end scopes. Can't stop grinning and giggling about it. Now I'm trying to find another one, or two, on sale, for future project(s). Hogs, coyotes and maybe a whitetail or two are on the menu!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Why not?


from Montana

Recently mounted this onto a rem700 sps tac in 223, after getting zeroed in at 100 I was playing on the metallic targets at the local range that vary from 100-345 yards. I had an older gentleman come up and start a conversation about what the gun was and optic. I explained just a good ol'rem700 in 223 with a 6.5-20 viper milldot on it. 6.5-20? Why do you need 20 power on a 223? I simply replied by saying ears please, and range a chicken size metal plate out at 325...I said that's why. I let him get behind the gun for a few shots and gave him the holds for elevation. Needless to say he was going to go buy his own Vortex Optic after that day!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Absolutely love them


from Eastern Oklahoma

Bought two of them I have meopta, Nikon and redfields all newer scopes none of them compare. Try one for yourself you wont be disappointed. Clear through all magnifications. Great at dawn and dusk when it really counts.


An absolutely awesome piece of glass. gonna buy more vortex


from Whitecourt Alberta.

Have my scope on a 22-250 and the coyotes don't stand a chance now.




from conway WA

Got mine six months ago could not be happier I have it mounted on a Christensen arms classic steel 7 mm Remington mag! cant wait to take it out for the first hunting trip!


Crisp clear optics and a reasonable price


from Port st lucie, florida

I've had my vortex Viper for several years now and it is still my favorite optic super clear and bright, and it didn't break the bank to buy. Definitely the best bang for the buck

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Item # Length Weight Finish Magnification Diameter Objective Diameter (mm) Reticle Brand Eye Relief (in) Price Quantity
1232409 14.4 in. 21.6 oz Matte Black 6.5-20x 30 mm. 50.0 BDC Vortex Optics 3.1- 3.3 in. $469.99
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1268625 14.4 in 21.6 oz Matte Black 6.5x - 20x 30 mm 50.0 Mil Dot Vortex Optics 3.3 in - 3.1 in $469.99
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