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Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP Riflescope
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Most Helpful Positive Review Partial FOV at 6-8X. Should be 8-24X scope.
Purchased and mounted this scope. IT is solid, with almost excessive eye relief (stated 4" but measured 5"). However, at 6x-8x, there is a dramatic lo...
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Still Best Value/Entry Level for FFP

by PM, from United States, TX Written on February 23, 2015
For those who want a good quality FFP scope at the lowest possible price, the PST is still it. The zero stop is mechanical, but it works just fine, and I consider it a must. With that, variable illumination, crisp clicks and a good ranging reticle etched on quality glass, the PST is solid. I've run more than one through the adjustment adjustment range and they checked out perfect. Vortex warranty and CS is still the best....
Pros:
  • price/performance
Cons:
  • None
Best Used for:
  • competitive shooting
Would recommend: Yes
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Excellent glass, reticle, eye box

by mike, from United States, SC Written on February 23, 2015
Took the scope out to the range for a side by side comparison to my Leupold Mark IV ER/T FFP, which is an excellent scope. My thoughts:
1) Glass in the Vortex is every bit as good as the Leupold
2) Eye relief and eye box seem better in the Vortex, especially at max magnification.
3) I love the reticle in the Vortex
4) Depending on the rifle, and because of the length of the scope and generous eye relief, purchasers
may want to consider a cantilever mount to get the scope a little farther forward.

Overall, so far, worth every penny and then some....
Pros:
  • None
Cons:
  • None
Best Used for:
  • anything you want.
  • anytime
Would recommend: Yes
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Great Scope

by Ryan, from United States, OR Written on February 21, 2015
I mounted this with some NightForce rings on an SPR Mk12 Mod 0. It's absolutely fantastic. No better value, period. Great clarity, tracking, wonderful scope and I couldn't ask for more. I've used it from 100-600 yards and it's 100% accurate. I've been a big Leupold fan in teh past but at this price point and warranty, I can't get myself to spend 2x more on a scope that does the exact same thing....
Would recommend: Yes
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Awesome scope!

by Mando, from United States, NY Written on February 21, 2015
this scope has many of the features normally found on the more expensive models out there. There are enough adjustments to fit this scope to your exact shooting specifications. Turret adjustments are precise and there is never any doubt about your adjustment....
Would recommend: Yes
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WILL NOT HOLD ZERO

by OP51, from United States, CA Written on February 16, 2015
I mounted this optic to two 308's and a 556 AR it would not hold zero. Obviously something is VERY wrong with the internal assembly of the scope I bought. Its being sent back to optics planet for an exchange. Hopefully the next one will preform as expected. Update to come!...
Would recommend: No
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Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP Riflescope

by Neebs, from United States, TX Written on January 24, 2015
Great scope with features that more expensive scopes have. FFP is useful allowing you to be at any magnification and adjust what you see in the reticle. Illuminated reticle helps during the day to provide contrast against a dark background when crosshairs are always black. EBR 1 MRAD reticle is easy to use and numbered to let you know where you shot and be able to adjust quickly. That was my biggest reason for buying this scope along with the lifetime transferable warranty, it's great to have this like if you had insurance on it, especially at this price. Even then Vortex has that warranty on all their products as far as I know.

Would have been even better if the parallax went down below 50 yards. Hopefully the next upgrade to this scope will be the lower parallax....
Would recommend: Yes
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Great Value and great performance

by JasonT, from United States, CA Written on January 20, 2015
This rifle scope is exceptional. It's got very clear glass, a crisp reticle, and very tight movements. The clicks are crisp and solid, and the zoom is stiff and tough. Despite many people thinking a stiff zoom is annoying, I prefer everything on a device experiencing 1000Gs to be tight and hard to move by accident. The zero stop feature is simple, but it works - and that's better for reliability.

Obviously, it's not a Schmidt & Bender PMII or a Nightforce ATACR. The glass on those scopes is clear enough to be called crystal, and the features are very extensive.

But would I buy one of those? With money? No...$3-4000 for a scope is ridiculous unless you are a Team/Scout Sniper or a benchrest shooter. The Vortex Viper PST line will do 99% of everything those will do and is better glass than most 1000 yard advanced-level shooters would need to hit the bull 10/10.

The only downside is a slightly limited adjustment range. It will adjust up to about 900 yards with a 308 or 1000 yards with a 300 winmag. But to avoid locking out the turrets, get a 20moa or 30moa rail and you'll have no problems hitting 1200-1500 yards - that is, the scope won't be limiting you!

The scope is FAR FAR better than I am. And the warranty is literally the best in the business. If it breaks, and you haven't been hitting it with a hammer, or dropping it from 50 foot buildings for fun, they'll replace or repair it promptly and for free. How about that?...
Pros:
  • Solid build
  • good glass
  • good reticle
  • crisp turrets
  • First focal plane
Cons:
  • Adjustment range
  • Turrets don't lock
Best Used for:
  • hunting
  • Long range/prone shots
  • benchrest
  • f class
Would recommend: Yes
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Vortex viper pst ffp 6-24-50

by Phxsuns1978, from United States, AZ Written on January 19, 2015
This is the best scope under $1000 with the VIP lifetime warranty. The glass is very clean and the fit and finish is great as well. I have it on my Sig Sg3000 .308 and love this scope with the illuminated reticle....
Would recommend: Yes
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Top scope for the price

by Michael, from United States, TX Written on January 14, 2015
Ok, so I have Steiner, Kahles, Nightforce, and Zeiss scopes. All more expensive than the Vortex, but where would I put the Viper PST in comparison? Pretty darn close is where. Glass clarity and features (FFP)like the more expensive scopes and the warranty is unbeatable. Only downside is the ease of setting up a zero stop. Great scope for the money!...
Pros:
  • features
Cons:
  • None.
Best Used for:
  • Long-Range Shooting
Would recommend: Yes
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Great product

by Janks, from United States, CA Written on December 22, 2014
Very clear glass! A step up from my ss 10x44. The warranty makes you feel comfortable about purchasing just in case anything goes wrong. I don't think I'll need it but it gives you piece of mind when spending your money....
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  • None
Cons:
  • None yet!
Would recommend: Yes
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