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Mil Dot Reticle | 30mm Tube

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MSRP: $569.99
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Viper 6.5-20x50 PA is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 138.
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Viper 6.5-20x50 PA 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, 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.

  • 6.5-20x50 riflescope is ideal for tactical, long range, predator/varmint, and target applications.
  • Mil Dot reticle is useful for helping estimate range, windage and bullet hold-over. Good for long distance shooters and hunters who need the ranging ability. The Mil Dot subtensions are accurate at 14x.
  • Side knob parallax adjust allows quick and easy parallax adjustments with range numbers visible while in the shooting position.
  • 30mm main tube offers improved windage and elevation adjustment along with greater strength.
  • Tall capped turrets allow quick and easy field adjustments.



VIP Warranty XD Lens Elements XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification6.5-20 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief3.1 inches
Field of View17.4-6.2 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTall capped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment65 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment65 MOA
Parallax Setting50 yards to Infinity
Length14.4 inches
Weight21.6 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 a magnification of 14x.

Construction Features

Tube Size 30 mm 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.
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.
Side Focus Adjustment located on riflescope's left side and is easily accessible from shooting position. Provides optimal image focus and parallax removal.

Internal Mechanism Design Features

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.

Convenience Features

MAG-Bar Allows rapid, easy changes in magnification.
Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
Magnification6.5-20 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief3.1 inches
Field of View17.4-6.2 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTall capped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment65 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment65 MOA
Parallax Setting50 yards to Infinity
Length14.4 inches
Weight21.6 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper 6.5-20x50 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
14.4 2.8 2.2 6.4 4.7 3.2
Heights
H1 H2
2.27 1.72

Dimensions measured in inches.

Mil Dot Reticle

Originating from the US Marine Corps., this reticle is useful for helping to estimate range, windage and bullet holdover. Good for long distance shooters/hunters needing ranging ability.

Subtension detail for the Viper 6.5-20x50 Mil Dot Reticle. >

Note
Read the Mil Dot Reticle manual for details on using the reticle for ranging, windage compensation, and estimating proper holdover on longer shots.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why not? Recently mounted this onto a rem700 sps tac in 223, after getting zeroed in at 100 I was playing on the metallic targets at the local range that vary from 100-345 yards. I had an older gentleman come up and start a conversation about what the gun was and optic. I explained just a good ol'rem700 in 223 with a 6.5-20 viper milldot on it. 6.5-20? Why do you need 20 power on a 223? I simply replied by saying ears please, and range a chicken size metal plate out at 325...I said that's why. I let him get behind the gun for a few shots and gave him the holds for elevation. Needless to say he was going to go buy his own Vortex Optic after that day!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bang for the Buck! I'm a man with little to no extra income so I did what any one did. Saved my pennies and researched. Jumped on forums to see what the pros said about trying to get a good bargain scope that would perform. So snipers hide forum guys said the viper. Boy were they right. Optics planet ran a sale and snatched it asap. Actually me and the best friend both grabbed one. Under 0. It's not all bells and whistles but I took it to my first ever long range competition last week. I'm terrible but the scope performed well for what I put it through. Especially against the 00+ scopes I was up against. I'm s vortex guy till death. Thanks guy for making great products!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I now have 2 scopes Great for low recoil like .204R, .22-.250, .243 and such because short eye relief. Would recommend extension rings or bases for mounting on long action rifles and mounting this scope on a long action Ruger M77 would involve 30mm extension front ring. Like the optics - bright clear at max power with sharp defined edges of field. Adjustments are easy to make without tools - don't need Allen wrenches for tiny Allen screws. Just pull out turn and push back. I have them set for 70 grain Berger VLD .22-.250 and 87 Hornady VMax zeroed at 200 and 2nd bar down hits at 300 for both. I can look through these scopes for hours without problems.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Scope at an unbeatable price I have the Viper 6.5-20x50 PA on my Remington SPS .300Rum with a 20MOA rail and rings. I use Barnes VOR-TX 300 Remington Ultra Magnum 180 Grain TTSX Polymer Tipped Spitzer factory ammo "until I start reloading". With this setup I have had phenomenal success down range. I have set this scope up with no issue shooting great groups with no scope adjustments after sight in. I don't have the upgraded turret system but I will shortly. I use this gun for hunting ELK and a little long range action. I am a second focal plane scope guy so this thing when shooting short or long range works for me! I will be trying a Viper PST next for my bench gun.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serious performance and great value. I bought this Viper 6.5-20x50 Dead Hold BDC to put on a Steyr Pro Hunter Varmint in 223 Rem and was immediately impressed with the clarity. After a few shots sighting it in I was breaking clays at 330yds. The Dead Hold BDC reticle made it easy and my brother, who has little shooting experience, was able to do the same. It's light transmission when shooting rabbits and hares over a spotlight was second to none. It was noticably better than my mate's Bushnell Elite which cost 0 more. I'm already considering which Vortex scope to get to replace a Leupold scope on another rifle I own as the Leupold does not suit.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value! I bought one of these about six months ago and mounted it on a Savage FCP-SR .308 WIN rifle. I have shot in a couple of local precision rifle type matches with it and have been very happy with it. It has held its zero perfectly and the glass is very clear! The Mil-Dot reticle is why I chose this scope and it has not disappointed me, I only wish there was a First Focal Plane option. This is an excellent optic at its price point!
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scopes Hi, I mounted my VIPER 6.5-20X50 PA RIFLESCOPE with the mil dot reticle on a custom A-10 Armalite Rifle. Always the Brite and clear views even in low light situations. The scope stands tall and easily holds up to the recoil of the 7.62, it stays on target always. So far I've been able to shoot a one inch group at 200 Yards. Hopefully I'll get better with more practive I Allowed ex Marine Sergent to shoot it he stated that the optics were on par with scopes costing lots more money. He further stated that he would like to set-up his next gun exactly like it. Not a bad compliment from a Iraq veteran with a Purple Heart & Bronze Star with valor. EMC SW Ret. William R. Galliher
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look no further! Two years ago I needed a scope for my Remington .270 and with only a month before the deer hunt. A salesman at a local sporting goods store introduced me to this scope and he seemed very confident with it, so I decided to give it a try. I had it dialed in and felt very comfortable because of its accuracy in only a short visit to the range. I was able to harvest a great mule deer with it opening morning with one shot. Needless to say.. I have replaced my other name brand optics with Vortex and have had no regrets in doing so. This is a great scope and I am proud to represent it on the mountain and at the range!
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Why do you sell Mil reticles with MOA turrets? Why does NF or any other manufacturer? I'm not being rude, just a serious question. I don't understand so looking forward to your reply.   Thanks in advance, Jon Gunn

Asked by: TailGunner73
The classic mil dot system had the MRAD reticle with MOA turrets which is what we went with on this scope. All of our other scopes have matching turret and reticle (MOA/MOA or MRAD/MRAD).
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-14

Ive been attempting to install this scope on my ar10 with your cantilever mounts. Whenever I get the scope level the crosshairs are slightly canted.  I can't seem to get it right.  When I straighten the crosshairs it is off level.  What causes this?

Asked by: DRDR
Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5, we can discuss this.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-03

What rings would I need for a howa 1500 in 6.5 creedmoor. With the vortex viper 6.5 -20 x 50'

Asked by: Crowknees
I would go with a one piece rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-28

What ring setup or ring height would you recommend for a AR10 flat top?

Asked by: DRDR
I would go with one of our 30 mm cantilever mounts for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-22

What size rings are recommended for Viper 6.5-20x50 PA on a Thompson Center Compass 300 Win Mag with no rail? Thank you for your time.

Asked by: jaragon
I recommend a one piece rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.97" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-19

I have a Aero Precision Ar10 rifle with Ultralight 30mm SPR Scope Mount pushing 2inch forward with a Viper 6.5x20x50 do you have any mounting tips

Asked by: Jcooley7
That setup should work well for you. Make sure you are following our torque recommendations of 15-18 inch pounds with no Loctite on the screws.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-12

does it have zero stop

Asked by: zguy
This scope does not have a zero stop.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-14

Ill be remounting this optic on a Ruger precision which has a 20 Moa mount.  I have it already mounted to a 20  Moa quck release.  Is 40 Moa too much?

Asked by: Wooters
There is a good chance you will not be able to zero your rifle at close distances with that much MOA in your rail and mount.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-05
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