I got my new Viper HS Scope around the holidays (2011). I make my living in the outdoors and my optics come with me every where. If they are not tough and clear they don't make it. I have the Vortex Razor spotting scope and love It. When it came time for a new scope for my elk riffle, I wanted try a Vortex scope and see how it compared. I have had this scope for a few months. I have not used it extensively in all conditions but I have put a lot of rounds down range and I am very impressed.
An unbeatable warranty that I can hunt with.
Very sharp image, even in low light.
I love the resettable 0 turrets, so handy!
Solid, strong very well built
B.D.C. ( bullet Drop Compensation ) Reticle
Slightly heavier than my old Weaver. But so much better!
I am not a bench-rest shooter. I am a hunter. I hunt rugged country though-out Wyoming. Some of the areas I hunt may be over 20 mile on foot or horse into the wilderness. I demand a scope that will not let me down. I have had other scopes fog up after hunting all day in the snow. When you are in the back country, you don't run back to the truck to switch out gear. Equipment failure can ruin a hunt.
I believe this Vortex Viper is up to the challenge of fall hunting in the Rockies. I really like a scope that has a minimum zoom of 2.5x-3x I find this very useful for hunting elk in dark timber, when quick ta...