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Viper HS 2.5-10x44

Dead-Hold BDC Reticle | 30mm Tube

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MSRP: $569.99
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Viper HS 2.5-10x44 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 49.
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Viper® HS 2.5-10x44 Riflescope

Vortex Viper HS riflescopes offer hunters and shooters an array of features sure to be well received. The advanced optical system, highlighted with a 4x zoom range, provides magnification versatility. A forgiving eye box with increased eye relief gets shooters on target quickly and easily. Built on an ultra-strong 30mm one-piece machined aluminum tube, the Viper HS delivers increased windage and elevation travel for optimal adjustment.

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting




VIP Warranty XD Lens Elements XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification2.5-10 x
Objective Lens Diameter44 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View47-10.9 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment86 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment86 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length12 inches
Weight16.5 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Protective lens caps
  • 4-inch sunshade
  • 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 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.

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-View Fiber Optic Provides a highly visible reference point for the magnification setting.
Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
Magnification2.5-10 x
Objective Lens Diameter44 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View47-10.9 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment86 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment86 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length12 inches
Weight16.5 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper HS 2.5-10x44 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
12.0 2.0 2.2 5.6 2.8 3.6
Heights
H1 H2
2.03 1.63

Dimensions measured in inches.

Dead-Hold BDC Reticle

Customized hashmark design helps eliminate guesswork on holdover and windage corrections. Good for hunting/shooting at varying ranges where estimating holdover is a concern.

Subtension detail for the Viper HS 2.5-10x44 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 Can you go wrong with a vortex? Bought this scope for a remington 700 chambered in 7mm rem mag. The rifle is primarily a deer slayer for me with the ocational exception of a very effective over-weight paper-punch. When I looked for a scope i new I needed something that would hold-up to the recoil of a magnum cartridge, wouldnt bog me down with exessive weight, and had good crisp clarity for those early mornings and late evenings. This scope met all my needs, plus, vortex gives me the peace of mind that I will always have the scope I want with the backing of the VIP warenty. Thank-you vortex! If there were one thing to change it would be ....I'm not sure... I'm at a loss for words...
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great "Hunting Minded" Scope! I bought this scope for my Savage 22-250. The clarity is awesome on all levels. I have used this for shooting coyotes close to dusk and was able to see clearly with the zoom all the way to 10. I love that the turrets are capped but are still raised to make quick adjustments when needed. I don't have to worry about the turrets moving when I'm going to and from my spot or going through brush. With the aid of a ballistics calculator, I hit an 8" steel plate at 408 yards. This scope allows for precise shooting and great warranty to boot. If I needed another scope, I would probably get this one again.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope for My Hunting Rifle Love this scope. Taken it all over NM and Wyoming, and hunted on days that were 6 degrees and snowing and days that were 80+ degrees and raining (and most everything in between). The glass is excellent and I'm getting a few more minutes hunting in the morning and evening than my buddies with more expensive scopes from other manufacturers. Obviously it won't compare to an 80mm spotter but for the weight, and magnification range this scope is perfect for my everyday hunting needs and I'm proud to have it sit on my hunting rifle.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never need another rifle scope I purchased this scope for my savage 308 a few years ago. It's had hundreds of rounds down range and never had a single issue. The clarity of the scope has extended my range and accuracy beyond belief. I have taken mule deer at 300 yards with one well placed shot using the hash marks of the scope, and hit targets at 900 using the easily adjustable turrets.Dont let the 2.5x10 power discourage you either, as I can see better at 10x then most 12 to 16 power scopes I've tried. I would recommend this scope to anyone over any other brand and will be putting vortex optics on every rifle I purchase.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkably Clear! Had a Savage 220F shotgun customized from bolt to the stock and there was no question after putting the Viper HS 2.5-10x44 with BDC on my new muzzy last year that this rifle needed one too. The versatility of these scopes is awesome; low power for instant target acquisition and wide FOV in tight woods deer hunting and the ability to crank it up to 10x for a better sight picture on the range with zero compromise in clarity or distortion - these scopes are tack sharp all the way through. These scopes are unbelievably clear and the eye relief is perfect for these guns that like to kick a bit
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing I used to use strictly Nikon optics for the longest time. The company I work for hosts a product training week where we are introduced to products, companies and vendors. Vortex was there. I was blown away by the quality of their riflescopes and binos. Upon shooting a series of diamondback, viper, and the ever impressive Razor gen II, I purchased a viper for my hunting rifle at home. For the last 3 years it's been the best scope I've everequipped on a rifle. 5 stars no doubt.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made optic I have this scope mounted on my .338 Win Mag bolt action that I use for moose and caribou in Alaska. It is tough! It stands up to long, bouncy ATV and snow machine rides and to the heavy recoil of the .338. The optics are very clear and have not had any issues even at -20 F. The adjustments remain easy to turn at -20 unlike others which have seized up below 0 F. Windage and elevation turret caps are easy to adjust in gloves due to the aggressively knurled caps. Great scope.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Not much more needs to be said! This is hands down the best optic for the price. I've used it from Wisconsin to Montana without an issues, but knowing that Vortex will stand behind it's product gives me comfort trekking through the woods and up the sides of mountains! I have and would recommend this scope (and any Vortex Optic for that matter) to anyone! I've even converted my father and uncle (Leopold loyal) to Vortex! Keep up the good work and get your hands dirty!
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Is there any reason I shouldn't use this with my muzzleloader? Had someone at the range say it was going to get ruined because it's not a "muzzleloader scope".

Asked by: eiresurg
This scope would work great on a muzzle loader.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-27

I purchased a used rifle with a Viper HS 2.5-10x44. Need clarification understanding magnification ring ( i.e. 1x/10, 2x/5, 3x/3.3,and 4x/2.5).

Asked by: BigCountry406
Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5 and we can walk you through this.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-09

hello, how would I mount the 2.5-10x44 scope on an older model HOWA 1500 270 rifle?

Asked by: Trey
I would go with a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our Precision Matched 30 mm rings in 0.87" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-07-28

ring height on a remington 700 30.06 with viper hs 4x16 50mm objective, and ring height viper hs 4x16 44 mm objective same rifle, and what mount
Asked by: elwood
For your setup I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail and a set of our Viper or Precision Matched Rings in 0.97" height for the 50 mm objective, you can use the 0.87" rings for the 44 mm objective.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-23

Hi, i want to use my viper hs 2-5-10x44 on a winchester xpr rifle calibre 30.06 . which mount would you recommend?
Asked by: LP
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of low height Viper rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

I'm going to buy a Viper HS 2.5-10-44. I would like to know if low height rings are good, or will i need medium height! I have a Thompson Center Venture with weaver type bases.
Asked by: David
A set of our Viper 30 mm low height rings would work great on your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

What zero would be most beneficial for .223 55gr - .223 62gr? 50 yard zero, 100 yard zero, or 200 yard zero, or something different? I'd like to be able to use the Hashes.
Asked by: Orlandoech
I recommend checking out our LRBC program: http://www.vortexoptics.com/content/lrbc. If you use the reticle option in the print options box you can see what the hashmarks will be for your setup, not a generic setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

Just recently purchased a rock river lar 15 ath carbine was wondering if this scope would bea good fit and what mount woold you recommend will be shooting 100 yards out to 600 yards ?
Asked by: john
This is a great choice for a scope, I recommend one of our cantilever mounts for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15
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