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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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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....
Pros:
  • None
Cons:
  • None yet!
Would recommend: Yes
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Incredible scope! Super clear glass!

by RenoMD, from United States, NV Written on November 28, 2014
Purchasing this scope was a well researched decision. I looked around quite a bit at Leopold, Zeiss, Millet, Sightron....even dabbled at Nightforce when I realized that this Vortex had incredible features with glass as clear as the Leopold Mark IV; but, with features that belonged in the Nightforce price range. I did get the FFP w/ MRAD reticle version after reading much up on it. It's very intuitive. Holds zero shot after shot after shot.

I shoot 3/4 MOA groups on my Remington 700 SPS varmint in 308 resting on a factory stock, and do so partially in thanks to this clear glass.

Plus when it comes down to it, this scope will last a lifetime...seriously, that's what the warranty guarantees and no other company can even come close in the optics industry to touching this. So I would NOT hesitate to buy this scope again or recommend it to anyone.

One piece of advice I can offer though if you wish to shoot 1000+ yards all the time, your going to want to get the Razor HD which has a TON of elevation adjustment. This scope is fine for shooting anything 50-1000yd IMO....
Would recommend: Yes
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Better than more expensive brands!

by Danny, from United States, FL Written on November 5, 2014
I have hade many different makes and models of scopes. I have had NF, SB, Leupold, and Swaroski. This scope has nothing to envy from the competition!!! The glass may not be as perfect as the scopes I have had before, but the difference is almost unnoticeable, unless you really look for it. The scope tracks awsome, the turrets are very tactile, and the features are second to none. All this and Vortexx gives you a bulletproof guarantee. The decision was easy......
Would recommend: Yes
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Hunter/Competition Shooter

by ROLO, from United States, NC Written on October 28, 2014
After six months of reviewing, reading and looking at a variety of scopes from Ziess, Bushnell, Nightforce and Vortex, I bought the Vortex Viper PST FFP 6-24x50.

I almost went with a Nightforce, and the only differences that I found between the Vortex Viper and Nightforce is that Nightforce is made to handle actual combat environments and it's one dimensional in respect that it is made for long distance shooting only.

The Vortex Viper gives you versatility, and is still rugged enough to handle the everyday shooter's needs. It can be used in target or hunting applications. Bottom line, there isn't a huge difference. I went with the MRAD illuminated version for low light conditions and if you're not too bad with trigonometry (radians) you will get a better group with the MRAD rather the MOAR at long distances, I have found.

I used Leupold xtra high rings with the Leupold standard base. I HIGHLY recommend the xtra high rings if you're mounting this on a REM 700 SPS Tactical with the bull barrel. High rings will not work, the scope will literally be sitting on the barrel....
Would recommend: Yes
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best scope ever purchased

by raftninja, from United States, GA Written on October 28, 2014
well my neighbors house is 1.25miles away and when I first got the scope ( using it as a telescope of course) I could see what he was watching on tv in his living room. great adjustments had it zeroed at two hundred yrds in 5 shots....I will definitely purchase another one....
Would recommend: Yes
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Another good deal from optics planet

by Fat Dave, from United States, LA Written on October 14, 2014
This is my first vortex product, and so far could not be happier. Their warranty is second to none and is the reason I went with them. This scope is full of features for a reasonable price. Great clairity and illuminated reticle is kick butt. Looks awsome on my rockriver ar-10. This will be my first of many vortex products....
Pros:
  • Quality
  • cost
Cons:
  • None
Would recommend: Yes
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Great Scope

by kk7wj, from United States, NV Written on September 20, 2014
I was looking for a scope with long range capability without breaking the bank. This is it. Half the cost of Nightforce or Schmidt & Bender (Leopold told me they don't make an FFP scope with an MOA regicle...yet). I found the optics to be clear even at max magnification with almost razorlike etching of the reticle itself and repeatable results shot after shot. I wondered if the recoil of my .338 Lapua would effect the scope but so far it has been rock solid. I'm shooting a round steel target with a 20" diameter that only leaves a 1 MOA radius from the center of the target at 1000 yards and although the target gets pretty small at that distance even at maximum magnification I'm still "dingin em" in there. Couldn't be more satisfied. Spoke to the good folks at Vortex before I bought and found them knowledgeable, pleasant to deal with and fast to respond. Highly recommend for those who don't wish to spend twice the amount on a different scope with this capability....
Pros:
  • Cost when compared to competitors.
  • crisp optics
  • accurate and repeatable results
Cons:
  • None
Would recommend: Yes
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