#2070202 - 12/11/11 08:57 PM Re: Difference in Vortex Viper HS and the Viper PST? Introduction. Vortex 2.5-10x44 Viper hs scope model with BDC Reticle reviewed and tested. When not in the wild hunting, Miller loves horseback riding. Vortex warranty: We will repair or replace your Vortex product in the event it becomes damaged or defective—at no charge to you. The lenses are further coated to maximize their light transmission, minimize fogging, and make them shock and waterproof. It also limits the total available travel elevation-wise even if someone were to just run that turret un-capped on the HS. He has been hunting since he was a young boy and has knowledge of both the new and old hunting equipment. Which makes it more ideal for long-range shooting as compared to the First Focal plane reticle offered by Vortex HS. Full assurances of shock, fog and waterproofing are given, and they stand by their Armor Tek external finishing lens coatings, whose ultra-hard properties fend off scratches, oil and debris. Vortex Scopes vs Leupold – Who Gets the Last Nod? Viper HST Viper HST Blending many of the best features from our popular Viper HS and Viper PST riflescopes, the Viper HST (Hunting Shooting Tactical) delivers shooting versatility for hunters, as well as tactical enthusiasts. XD lens elements extra low light dispersion glass that increases resolution and color fidelity. Another unique feature of Vortex Viper is the MAG-bar. This is a 30mm tube that is anodized with 6-24 power with a 50mm objective lens. I am going through the same dilema and other factors are weight, 30mm vs 1", etc. Reticle Vortex Viper has a VMR-1 reticle that gives shooters a very accurate aim in long-range hunting. Understated modesty seems to be a Vortex hallmark, with moderate windage and elevation dial caps that show clean cut threads below, spinning freely on and off for adjustment without the chance of any cross-threading. Vortex HS has capless turrets that are very flat top and this helps with scope leveling of your riffle. The Viper HS-T 4-16x44 is one of multiple configurations in the Viper HS-T (Hunting & Shooting Tactical) line. They are also tall which keeps the hash marks well in view while you rotate them. I have a friend who doesn't have a whole lot of cash but is looking for a high-powered scope for a prairie dog rifle. The magnification control behind this shows slightly less aggressive segmentation but still tactile and grippy gloved or bare-handed, operating with equal precision from 4-16x magnification. Colour balance was neutral in medium to bright daylight conditions without pesky internal reflections within the tube. Their VIP warranty promises it. ... My brother has the leupold on his .338WM and I have the Vortex on one of my .30-06's. Their height allows you to watch the hash marks. Two obvious things here with respect to the size. The rubberised rim of the eyepiece serves to avoid clashes with your thumb knuckles operating the bolt. If you want further, 600 yards is represented by the reticle’s thinner central (essentially German #4 layout) post broadening at its base. Featuring a moderate 50mm objective lens on the one-piece 30mm tube, the first externally noticeable factor is the smooth, matte black, hard anodised finish applied to the entire body of the riflescope to fend off dirt and debris. You are unlikely to be left surprised after a few moments with your eyeball off the scope, returning to find it useless. So I am no expert on binoculars but know a little about them. I am wondering if the 280$ price difference between the Vortex … If it was me I would take the Vortex just because over half of my optics are Vortex … If you are in the market for a long-range riflescope for use in any light condition, pick this one. Featuring a moderate 50mm objective lens on the one-piece 30mm tube, the first externally noticeable factor is the smooth, matte black, hard anodised finish applied to the entire body … Hunters and shooters of all stripes will welcome the array of features available on the Viper HS riflescopes. So, which between Vortex Viper and Viper HS gives high-quality images? It offers 4-inches of eye relief which is handy when shooting high-caliber rounds because it keeps it away from your eye. Thread starter CasperOutdoorsman719; Start date Mar 13, 2017; 1; 2; Next. Parallax adjustment is to the left side of the central saddle with ranges from 50 yards to infinity given approximate marks on the dial. You see, it doesn't matter how it happened, whose fault … Vortex offer a full diagrammatical explanation on their website of how to set this up. Vortex Viper vs Crossfire ii – How do they compare? Windage markers are also etched at 2, 4, 6 and 8 MOA across the horizontal bar, allowing for slightly more defined windage aim-offs rather than just straight ‘Kentucky windage’. It has ¼ MOA clicks with a total of 65 MOA in travel with an easy to read reticle that is second focal plane which assures that your size of the reticle doesn’t change even with a change in magnification. Choose the reticle best suited to your shooting style and enjoy the advanced optical system, 4x zoom range, MAG-view fiber optic, and fast focus eyepiece - all required attributes for the hunter looking to drag more than scent … If you are patient, I have seen it available from OpticsPlanet for … It's also worth mentioning … On top of that, it's fairly safe to say that Vortex Strike Eagle 4-24x50 is a more popular rifle scope, based on its 1,000+ reviews. The true test of this image quality is evident in dawn twilight moments when the buck and deer are out and about before the sun breaks out. It allows you to easily and … High-quality imagery is the crux of riflescopes. Viper HS LR - The Viper HS's capped elevation turret doesn't make it an excellent option for a long range shooter or hunter that wishes to quickly and accurately dial their drop at distance. Tactical T Series Spotting Scope – our latest scope review. Free item added automatically to cart. Scopes; Sights; Binoculars; Vortex HST vs. PST. Also features XR fully multi-coated lenses increasing light transmission and clarity. Armor tech coated on glass, waterproof, shockproof, and fog proof. Table of Contents. Hands down. I have both a 4-16x44 Viper HS … You get more travel in windage and elevation for longer ranges. Your email address will not be published. 4-inches of eye relief comes handy when shooting high caliber rifles and prevents scoping your eye. Picture quality shows a sharp focus of a flat image edge to edge, with minimal chromatic aberration and no difficulty attaining a fully circular exit pupil with a clean black border. Vortex Viper vs. Venom The house of Vortex is a major force in the gun optics market and produces a number of magnificent models that include riflescopes, red dots, rangefinders, binoculars, spotting scopes, tripods and monocular as well as an assortment of gear and accessories. As light faded, performance did too, but it was a gentle slope rather than a precipice of ‘now you see it, now you don’t’. Changing BCs and muzzle velocities between different calibres can alter the shape of your ballistic curve and the multiple points upon it – it’s not just about ‘x’ amount of drop for ‘y’ distance, it’s the ‘flatness’ of the shape between. This goes to say that the information provided is very reliable and conclusive. Vortex Viper vs Strike Eagle – Which is Ideal for Pro Level Shooters? Condition: New. You must make sure you have the correct magnification set when you take the shot, and it’s a close visual approximation. Vortex Diamondback HP vs Viper HS. They are similar in terms of build but the Razor stands out as the better option because of how it gives you a feel that is more premium compared to the Viper. Pre-Christmas sale from Cabelas - $350. Vortex HS has a type 3 hard anodized coating. Witness the cutting-edge power and design of the Vortex Viper HS Riflescope at SCHEELS. These properties are great for producing high fidelity pictures with high resolution.Â. So Vortex Strike Eagle 4-24x50, while being a cheaper option, tends to get more favorable ⭐ reviews than the $579 Vortex Viper HST 6-24x50, as seen on the chart below. Both the Vortex Viper and the Vortex Razor are good options for hunters who want to purchase long-range rifles that are ideal for precision shooting. That aside, the weighting of this non-illuminated reticle certainly suits the likely medium to large quarry for daylight hunting. The simple but effective Dead Hold reticle. Vortex Viper HS Scopes. The Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44 Dead-Hold Riflescope is an innovative take on the modern-day riflescope. I am really starting to dislike the rough finish left on some optics, so that’s a big tick here. It is a model from the Viper series that comes from the combination of Vortex Viper PST and Viper HS, which covers all the areas of hunting trips, target shooting, and tactical engagement. Item: VHS-4303 . Go. Cost for the Leupold 4.5 CDS will run 1" $650, 30mm $730, Vortex HS $550.00. Vortex Viper has a VMR-1 Second Focal Plane reticle that gives shooters a sharp aim especially in long-range hunting. Looking to upgrade to some real quality glass for my Browning 30-06, I'm stuck in between two Vortex scopes the Diamondback HP 4-16× with BDC reticle (around 450$ CDN) or the Viper HS 4-16x BDC(around 650$ Cdn). Depending on your rifle, its action length, and barrel contour, you could choose to use an integral mount 40mm long for a low riser set up which is the best alternative to high risers. Took it out for the first time yesterday. So only their price range and warranty offers can be your final criteria in choosing. Vortex Optics Viper HS-T Vs. Vortex Optics Diamondback Tactical Scope One of the main competitors to the Viper HS-T is Diamondback Tactical series Scope again from the same company. The mil version is in half … Vortex Viper has a parallax setting that can be adjusted from 50 yards to infinity. While both scopes provide 4-inches of eye relief and parallax with a side adjustment knob, the Vortex Viper has an infinity range while the HS model stops at the 100 yards mark. Let’s see how the two compete. Sort By. All air to glass surfaces of this scope has been coated with multiple layers of anti-reflective elements to bring out good images. With a second focal plane reticle, make sure you know the correct magnification setting and check it is in the right position before making the shot. Both can be had for under $500. I know the Meopta is the “official scope of the OB” but I was hoping someone who has had time behind both or … Vortex Viper vs Viper HS – Which Vortex gives high-quality images? Reticle. Side focus and parallax adjustments on the left side and it works perfectly going 50 yards to infinity. It has a fiber optic to enable you to easily return to zero. If I were to sum up Vortex optics in a short phrase: They aren’t the fanciest kit, but do exactly what they say in the box, well made and finished. Zeiss vs. Swarovski riflescopes – Which is more reliable? I found it sharply detailed by the ocular lens’ fast focus adjuster, which also features a soft rubber circumference for any likely brush pass on your eyeball. Vxr vs. Vx3 – Which offers superior hunting performance? Thread starter Flatlander3; Start date Mar 12, 2019; Mar 12, 2019 #1 Flatlander3 Active member. Vortex HS has many similarities to Viper but the extra coated lens and the illuminated XLR reticle provide good control in windage and bullet drop making for a powerful long-range rifle whether day or night. The usual advertising slogans and names feature XD and XR for glass design and multi-coating options, but all scopes have something similar in function if not name and, frankly, the actual coatings used are manufacturing secrets, closely guarded in vapour-coating machines and laboratories, so just be reassured Vortex don’t offer their VIP warranty for nothing. Joined Apr 28, 2018 Messages 159 Location Minnesota. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Vortex Viper has a hard-shelled durable anodized coating and also offers 4 inches of eye relief which is sufficient for any hunter or shooter. Armored with a Vortex model riflescope, making out your target and estimating their distance is made possible by little added features. Tracks effortlessly regardless of the range. Good for use on long-range and precision guns matching perfectly with the gun’s cartridge and mount. This is a great feature especially for the more advanced users. VMR-1 Reticle (MOA) is perfect for accurate holds at extended ranges. The Vortex Viper HS LR is my favorite prairie dog scope. I have also seen first-hand what these do to soft tissue around the orbital socket – you get a very neat, but still deep cut! It is built and designed to optimize its performance in both hunting and shooting. Chris Parkin finds himself bitten by the Viper as he assesses a nifty £500 optic from Vortex. Most hunters will be taking their shots at less than 300 yards, and the Viper is filled with a ton of features. Scopes with nothing but a sharp aluminium edge regularly catch and scrape knuckles, making for bloody fast-fire encounters. I box tested this optic at 100 metres and found that it performed seamlessly, well within the accuracy level available from the rifle’s ammunition. Vx3i vs. VX-freedom – Which offers better glass quality? It has 4in per 100mm of eye relief and a decent range of head movement within the eyebox, so I’m not predicting any problems for users. General purpose woods/deer gun. Required fields are marked *. Check great and honest reviews! Vortex Viper vs Viper HS – How do they compare? It is designed with multiple configurations to be a … Well, if we will summarize the general features of all the Vortex and Leupold riflescopes, these are both excellent in many aspects. I bought a Viper HS 2.5-10 FFP for my latest build. Vortex HS has an XD lens that is extra low light dispersion glass that increases resolution and color clarity. 1 Viper HST 6-24×50 Highlighted Features; 2 Vortex Viper HST Review. These Riflescopes by Vortex feature increased eye relief so you can get on your target quickly and easily, and are built on a 30mm one-piece machined aluminum tube for ultimate durability. There is also plenty of free tube space to set your desired eye relief, regardless of action length. Vortex Viper’s Second Focal Plane reticle will maintain its size regardless of any changes in magnification. When it comes to comparing scopes from the same manufacturer, life gets harder in terms of comparing construction, but easier when comparing … It is designed to effectively determine moving targets, range, and holdovers which are all important tactical hunting and shooting benefits. Terrence Miller is a hunter by birth, picking it up from a lineage of hunters and will probably hand the skill down to his son. Coupled with the CRS Zero Stop mechanism, this scope easily returns to zero even after dialing several different elevations. Dead Hold BDC Reticle - 30mm Tube . The dial shows positively sharp knurling for a good grip without a vice-like clench of your fingers, and it runs smoothly with no sense of sound or movement from the internal lens packages within the argon-filled tube. Only shot it at 25 meters, but the glass was clear, image was great. And the reason why the information presented by Miller has detailed coverage on the different types of rifles, and rifle scopes. You have entered an incorrect email address! On the other hand, Vortex Diamondback has a fixed parallax setting of 100 yards. Vortex HS glasses are not only XD but also XR coated to bring you crystal clear, bright imagery at dusk or dawn. No special needs such as "lightest possible for mountain climbing" nor "long range plains shooting". It is designed to effectively determine moving targets, range, and holdovers which are all important tactical hunting and shooting … Vortex Viper glasses are not as optimized for use in low light conditions.Â. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Vortex HS is better than the Viper because it provides users with sharp precision in aim and shots. I was a tad high on my first shots, and I had to dial in 22 MOA down, or 88 clicks. On the side, a parallax adjustment knobs are going from 50 to infinity manipulated by semi-tactical turrets that are long and feature good grip gnarling. This article presents you with a comparison between the Vortex Viper HST 4-16x44 and the Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50. Simple finger-adjustable windage and elevation with lift reset zero markers – no tools required. Vortex’s Viper scope is available in several specification types, but I would label the HS model as their mid-range hunter’s optic. Stock Key: 1. Good luck and I look forward to more opinions. Yes. This is a great scope for any intermediate-range rifle. HS has both windage and elevation exposed turrets and a side focus wheel. There is a CRS Zero Stop which quickly realigns to the zero marks even after running several revolutions on your turrets. Aircraft-grade aluminum. I agree with all those who see Vortex being a little fuzzy. You always have time to wind up. Get a FREE Vortex hat with any Vortex optic purchase while supplies last! The Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44 Riflescope features an advanced optical system and provides magnification versatility with a 4x zoom range. Glass Lenses on Vortex Viper are protected from scratches and dirt by use of the Armotek coating technology. Incorporating our premium, fully multi-coated, extra-low dispersion lenses brings excellent resolution and color fidelity. 1 of 2 Go to page. Leupold VX3i vs Vortex Viper HS. While the Viper … Incredible hunting scope for the money. The reason for that is that they bring a typical Vortex Optics quality but at an even cheaper price. Vortex came through by substituting a different model scope for the Viper HS. Features Vortex wins, US made and optics Leupold wins. The underlying dials are marked in ¼MOA increments with a good feel for each individual ‘click’. The reticle is the second focal plane which maintains its size as you progress through the magnification range. The reticle is in the second focal plane so remains constant in size, allowing you to alter magnification when time allows to attain the correct proportions of the Bullet Drop Compensation hash markings on the reticle’s lower stadia. If we cannot repair your product, we will replace it with a product in perfect working order of equal or better physical condition. Being able to lift and turn the windage and elevation dials to reset zero position without tools is a simple delight on a rifleman’s rifle, allowing easy adjustment if ammunition type or setup is altered. Vortex Viper has turrets specially designed for precision and repetition using finger-adjustable clicks in an exposed target-style set up. The exposed target-style turrets are constructed for precise and repeatable finger-adjustable clicks. It’s a fairly conventional method to allow for spontaneous longer-range shots on quarry, but needs careful set-up to find which magnification matches your calibre’s needs. The hash marks are bold enough to see clearly and not onerously numerous – meaning you won’t waste too much time seeing and counting the bars below zero to aim with. Vortex Viper HS 2.5-10X44. I found it went a little shorter than marked, too – about 38 yards to my eyes. The Vortex Viper HS model (see full specs) is a light and relatively affordable option for a hunter. Vortex Optics Viper HS-T 4-16X44 VMR-1 MOA, Vortex Optics Viper HS LR First Focal Plane Riflescopes. It is also fitted with a fast-focus eyepiece which guarantees fast target tracking. I'm a western hunter and a novice shooter, I've only shot my 30-06 at … Using the hunting rifles and getting the right hunting gear seems to be a challenge for many individuals who want to learn the skill of hunting. Re-zeroing has been made easy and convenient to do using the Fiber optic cap provided. Camera Land has a couple of good deals right now, the Vortex Crossfire in 8-32x50 for $129 and the Viper 6.5-20 for $279. Your email address will not be published. The turret is a shin style zero-stop which is not 100% zero stop and it is mushy which means you might miss the zero stop by a measure or two. A red fibre-optic pin sits behind this wheel to give you a quick visual reference in low-light conditions, but I always leave things left wound down to the bottom end anyway. There were no floaters or other particles swishing around inside under recoil – Vortex are clearly making solidly manufactured mid-line scopes with a decent differentiation between hunting sights and long-range aiming tools. This helps retain sight picture through the shot and recoil to keep eyes on target, so never a factor to be ignored. The turrets are capless and very flat top which makes it easy to level out the scope. Vortex Diamondback vs. Viper. Any ardent hunter knows this is the best time to go hunting. Vortex Venom vs Viper. This scope features Vortex’s Dead Hold design with markings allotted for 300, 400 and 500 yards after using the reticle’s centre junction for a 200-yard zero. These two riflescopes are ideal for mounting with their uncapped turrets being ideal for symmetrical non-slewed mounting on any rifle of choice. Parallax goes form 50 yards to infinity giving you limitless possible adjustments in windage and elevation. SCHEELS Vortex Viper PST Gen II 5-25×50 First Focal Plane with the EBR-7C or EBR-2C Reticle If FFP is your thing and you want the highest FFP magnification that you can get within the PST Gen II series of scopes, then the 5-25×50 FFP model may be an option for you. The glass is extremely clear with no distortion on the edges. Vs Leupold – who Gets the Last Nod convenient to do using the Fiber optic cap provided been with. Conditions without pesky internal reflections within the tube layers of anti-reflective elements to bring you crystal clear image! 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