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MSRP: $489.00
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Limited Availability Viper 3.5-10x50 Riflescope

Effortlessly shrugging off recoil, moisture and darkness! The Viper's status as a premium riflescope won't be as easy to shake. Discover a riflescope with incredible performance features like premium, fully multi-coated optics with 95 percent light transmission, heavy duty Precision Force spring systems and the glass smooth Precision Glide erector system—delivering all this and more at a price that should have pulled a few more hundreds from your wallet than it did.

  • 3.5-10x50 riflescope is ideal for big game, muzzleloader, slug shotgun, predator/varmint, and long range applications.
  • Dead-Hold BDC reticle has a customized design that helps eliminate guesswork on hold-over and windage corrections. Good for any hunting or shooting at varying ranges where estimating hold-over would be a concern.



VIP Warranty XD Lens Elements XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification3.5-10 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief3.2 inches
Field of View27.8-9.4 feet/100 yards
Tube Size1 inch
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment82 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment82 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length13.2 inches
Weight17.8 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Removable lens covers
  • Lens cloth

Optical Features

XD Lens Elements Extra-low dispersion (XD) glass increases resolution and color fidelity, resulting in crisp, sharp images.
XR Fully Multi-Coated Proprietary coatings increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Second Focal Plane Reticle Scale of reticle maintains the same ideally-sized appearance. Listed reticle subtensions used for estimating range, holdover and wind drift correction are accurate at the highest magnification.

Construction Features

Tube Size 1-inch diameter.
Single-Piece Tube Maximizes alignment for improved accuracy and optimum visual performance, as well as ensures strength and waterproofness.
Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Constructed from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum for strength and rigidity.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the riflescope for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
Hard Anodized Finish Highly durable low-glare matte finish helps camouflage the shooter's position.
ArmorTek Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
Precision-Force Spring System Uses premium components in the erector-spring system to ensure maximum repeatability and ease of adjustment.
Precision-Glide Erector System Uses premium components in the zoom lens mechanism to ensure smooth magnification changes under the harshest conditions.
Capped Reset Turrets Allow quick re-indexing of the turret (no tool needed) to zero after sighting in the riflescope. Caps provide external protection for turret.

Convenience Features

MAG-Bar Allows rapid, easy changes in magnification.
Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
Magnification3.5-10 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief3.2 inches
Field of View27.8-9.4 feet/100 yards
Tube Size1 inch
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment82 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment82 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length13.2 inches
Weight17.8 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper 3.5-10x50 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
13.2 1.8 2.2 5.5 4.4 3.4
Heights
H1 H2
2.3 1.57

Dimensions measured in inches.

Dead-Hold BDC Reticle

The customized design of this reticle helps eliminate guesswork on hold-over and windage corrections. Good for hunting and shooting at varying ranges where estimating hold-over is a concern.

Subtension detail for the Viper 3.5-10x50 riflescope with Dead-Hold BDC reticle. >

Note
Read the Dead-Hold BDC Reticle manual for details on using the reticle for bullet drop compensation and wind drift compensation and ranging.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite Vortex Scopes! I had always been a Leupold fan and used their scopes for competitive shooting for years but Vortex has changed all that! While I no longer compete, I do still love long range shooting and hunting. My custom Remington 22-250 "coyote" rifle wears a Vortex Viper 3.5-10x50 scope with Dead Hold BDC reticle and I could not be happier! The sharpness, clarity and precision of the Vortex scope rivals anything I have ever used. I was so impressed with it that I now also own Vortex binoculars and spotting scopes as well. My last trip to the range with this combo produced a 3/4" group at 200 yards and a 1 1/4" group at 300 yards. It just doesn't get much better than that!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Broke In college, Still won't sell out I bought my scope while I was dead broke in college. I couldn't even afford mounts to put it on my .270 for another 6 months! I had a buddy offer me money for it but one look through it and i was never gonna sell it. Super clear gathers light exceptionally well and I am by no means a "marksmen" but i have no trouble with shooting out to 600 yards thanks to the BDC recital that eliminates all the guess work. This scope also was in a car wreck and still works like a champ! Even if it was damaged the vortex VIP warranty gives me peace of mind.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Be Happier! I bought a Viper PST for a long range build last year and was so pleased with it that when I needed a scope for a 300WSM I acquired there was no question it would be another Vortex! I chose the Viper 3.5-10x50 for this weapon to shoot out to 500 yards in real hunting situations and conditions. No disappointments here. Function, fit, finish and quality are up there with scopes costing twice as much. I was a Leupold guy before I discovered Vortex, now Vortex is all I will buy!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These scopes and optics are amazing and tough I've owned 4 scopes from these guys and they have never let me down, i have this particular one on my 300wsm and i love it, clear picture perfect picture and i realy like the dead hold bdc radicals for long rang shots. I will always stand by vortex no matter what there products are tough and durable and thats exactly what us mountain hunters need. I own a pair of there binoculars and there range finder too and i have no complaints about those neither. There stuff rocks!!!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy this brand and never look back! So ive owned and used nikon,Swarovski, bushnell, meopta, nightforce, and leupolds. While my scope at this price point on sale is not as nice as the nightforce its close enough that for the price difference ill never hesitate to save up and buy one of their higher priced models. This scope was a steal on sale and compares with much higher priced scopes from other brands. The clarity is really nice, and this 50mm gathers light like tinkerbell on steroids. As for customer service ive only asked a question via email about helping me recomend a strong scope for my 45/70 that I load hot. They answered emails back and forth the next day. So if that and all the other testimonials are an indication then they will be top notch like others have stated over and over. Buy a Vortex, and go hunt. Never worry again if your scope will fail you during a hunt.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope - Very Clear Purchased a Viper 3.5 - 10 x50 BDC in early 2015 and replaced a major brand scope on a my Weatherby 25-06. During 2015 Missouri Deer Season my son (11 years) placed a perfect shot 200 yards on a doe. One shot one kill - dropped in her tracks. Great - Clear Scope I am so grad I replaced my (other) scope. Just purchased a new 4-12 x50 to replace a scope on my 257 Roberts. Good Job Guys keep up the good work.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional quality for a great price. I have this scope on my ArmaLite AR10 in .308. It's the perfect match for my hunting rifle. The low light quality is amazing as I do alot of hog hunting. I've owned Leopold, Nikon, and several different types of scopes. None match the quality and warranty of Vortex. I have now gotten several more Vortex products and would definitely recommend them.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice glass Received this scope as a gift, and mounted it on my Remington 700 ADL synthetic chambered in .270 Win. The improvement was phenomenal! From 0.75"-1" groups at 100 yards to 0.5" groups. I'm currently shopping for a new rifle and it will get vortex optics as well.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Looking to mounting this on a HOWA 270. What do you think? Thanks

Asked by: Pascha
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail and a set of our 1 inch Pro Rings in high height for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-13

I am new in hunting and I just got a 243 for my birthday. I live in Kodiak ak and am planning on shooting deer with it. What scope is good for this gun and deer hunting? 

Asked by: Bekah52
Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5 and we can talk through some options.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-08-18

Planning on putting this scope on a Browning Xbolt ,what size rings would you suggest ? Thanks

Asked by: Upie123
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail and a set of our Viper 1 inch high rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-07-14

Can you tell me what size and type of scope mounts I would need for this scope mounted on a Weatherby Vanguard Gen II 7mm Magmun Thanks
Asked by: Randy
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our Viper 1 inch high rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

I have a Montana 1999 rifle and would like to put this scope on it. What height rings would you recommend in the viper or the precision matched rings?
Asked by: MM
I recommend a picatinny rail and a set of our medium height or 0.97" rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-23

What height rings would I need to use with this scope? Also, what is the difference besides the 1 inch tube between the viper and viper hs?
Asked by: mountain man
That is dependent on what rifle you are putting it on. Please call us at 800-426-0048 so that we may answer your questions after getting some more info from you. Thanks!
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2017-06-15

It says this was discontinued on several sites, but is for sale on others.  Please explain.
Asked by: Hank w
This item was discontinued by Vortex and no longer continued although some dealers of ours may still have had the last few items that we produced on order or have not sold through their remaining stock yet. If you have any questions about a particular dealer that is selling this item, please feel free to give us a call any time at 1-800-426-0048 Ext. 5 and we can help!
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite Vortex Scopes! I had always been a Leupold fan and used their scopes for competitive shooting for years but Vortex has changed all that! While I no longer compete, I do still love long range shooting and hunting. My custom Remington 22-250 "coyote" rifle wears a Vortex Viper 3.5-10x50 scope with Dead Hold BDC reticle and I could not be happier! The sharpness, clarity and precision of the Vortex scope rivals anything I have ever used. I was so impressed with it that I now also own Vortex binoculars and spotting scopes as well. My last trip to the range with this combo produced a 3/4" group at 200 yards and a 1 1/4" group at 300 yards. It just doesn't get much better than that!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Broke In college, Still won't sell out I bought my scope while I was dead broke in college. I couldn't even afford mounts to put it on my .270 for another 6 months! I had a buddy offer me money for it but one look through it and i was never gonna sell it. Super clear gathers light exceptionally well and I am by no means a "marksmen" but i have no trouble with shooting out to 600 yards thanks to the BDC recital that eliminates all the guess work. This scope also was in a car wreck and still works like a champ! Even if it was damaged the vortex VIP warranty gives me peace of mind.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy this brand and never look back! So ive owned and used nikon,Swarovski, bushnell, meopta, nightforce, and leupolds. While my scope at this price point on sale is not as nice as the nightforce its close enough that for the price difference ill never hesitate to save up and buy one of their higher priced models. This scope was a steal on sale and compares with much higher priced scopes from other brands. The clarity is really nice, and this 50mm gathers light like tinkerbell on steroids. As for customer service ive only asked a question via email about helping me recomend a strong scope for my 45/70 that I load hot. They answered emails back and forth the next day. So if that and all the other testimonials are an indication then they will be top notch like others have stated over and over. Buy a Vortex, and go hunt. Never worry again if your scope will fail you during a hunt.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope - Very Clear Purchased a Viper 3.5 - 10 x50 BDC in early 2015 and replaced a major brand scope on a my Weatherby 25-06. During 2015 Missouri Deer Season my son (11 years) placed a perfect shot 200 yards on a doe. One shot one kill - dropped in her tracks. Great - Clear Scope I am so grad I replaced my (other) scope. Just purchased a new 4-12 x50 to replace a scope on my 257 Roberts. Good Job Guys keep up the good work.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Be Happier! I bought a Viper PST for a long range build last year and was so pleased with it that when I needed a scope for a 300WSM I acquired there was no question it would be another Vortex! I chose the Viper 3.5-10x50 for this weapon to shoot out to 500 yards in real hunting situations and conditions. No disappointments here. Function, fit, finish and quality are up there with scopes costing twice as much. I was a Leupold guy before I discovered Vortex, now Vortex is all I will buy!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These scopes and optics are amazing and tough I've owned 4 scopes from these guys and they have never let me down, i have this particular one on my 300wsm and i love it, clear picture perfect picture and i realy like the dead hold bdc radicals for long rang shots. I will always stand by vortex no matter what there products are tough and durable and thats exactly what us mountain hunters need. I own a pair of there binoculars and there range finder too and i have no complaints about those neither. There stuff rocks!!!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional quality for a great price. I have this scope on my ArmaLite AR10 in .308. It's the perfect match for my hunting rifle. The low light quality is amazing as I do alot of hog hunting. I've owned Leopold, Nikon, and several different types of scopes. None match the quality and warranty of Vortex. I have now gotten several more Vortex products and would definitely recommend them.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice glass Received this scope as a gift, and mounted it on my Remington 700 ADL synthetic chambered in .270 Win. The improvement was phenomenal! From 0.75"-1" groups at 100 yards to 0.5" groups. I'm currently shopping for a new rifle and it will get vortex optics as well.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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