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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 re...
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Most Helpful Negative Review WILL NOT HOLD ZERO
I mounted this optic to two 308's and a 556 AR it would not hold zero. Obvi...
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Not for hunting in low light or even shooting

by Fitz001, from United States, FL Written on March 30, 2015
I sent it back insured (another $50) and they said and wrote it was set 12MRAD down, which there tech's immediately recognized to cause vignetting effect. They suggested I take it off my 20 MOA base and just use a flat base. I informed the tech I use the scope for long range shooting and hunting, which is what Vortex advertize. They said I wanted too much from the scope and that a 4x16 would give me more travel and better for my needs for hunting around 100 yards in my Florida environment and semi-long range shooting.

I am not sure if they made a mistake or if they are just full of it but the scope was not 12MRAD down it was 18.7MRAD down. I could not put one shim in it and it only took 3 guy with PST's to figure it out in a minute or two at the range. There was only 0.3 clicks after zeroing it.

So I came to the conclusion this is not the scope for me and I just need to save a few more dollars and get a quality scope from a company that has been around a little longer.

Well who ever wrote the review, which states Vortex will give your money back. Well you are wrong. When I asked they suggested I return it where I bought. I told them I purchased it from euroOptic; however, by the time they sent it (super fast), I mounted it, zeroed it at the range, shot with at the range again and then went hunting out of state and discovering the defect the 15 days for euroOptic had passed. I will leave out the long pause the nice guy at Vortex did appearing to feel sorry for me.

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Would recommend: No
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A scope for serious riflemen

by Boomer41, from United States, MA Written on March 11, 2015
This is a scope for long range precision shooting. The MOA reticle, along with a 'Mil Dot Master' slide rule enables the serious shooter to accurately calculate the range of targets. The scope is very well made, has excellent clear glass and is a pleasure to use.
I mounted it on a SIG SSG3000 rifle for the Long Range Rifle course at Gunsite in Arizona. The rifle/scope combination was everything I could have wanted and more. Over the course of a week I hit everything I aimed at out to 1000 yards. The ranging reticle was invaluable and the turret adjustments were very well exercised, being cranked to maximum elevation and back several times with nary a problem. The return to zero feature works well.
Despite being banged around quite a bit and over 300 rounds fired, nothing budged.
The lifetime warranty is a great thing to have, but based on present performance I don't think I will need it....
Would recommend: Yes
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Excellent Scope!

by rider047, from United States, PA Written on February 26, 2015
I've had this scope for almost a year now & can say it is everything you would expect & more! I've tried a lower end scope
like the simmons whitetail classic 6-24x50 and this is definitely worth the extra coin. I was hesitant to spend this much on a scope, but now I'm looking to add more vortex scopes to my collection! The Illumination setting really helps in those dusk & dawn hours!...
Pros:
  • Tracking
  • illumination
  • FFP sight picture
Cons:
  • none... yet
Best Used for:
  • Target/Hunting
Would recommend: Yes
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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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