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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 58.
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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 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 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 Claims 400 yds kill on .460 S&W Magnum I mounted the scope on a Thompson Center Encore in .460 S&W Magnum with the katahdin barrel. I had sighted the gun in at 100 yds. During Ohio's gun season I was hunting over a large field.Just before end of shooting light a buck walked out at 400 yds. After following the BDC guidelines and a few of my own calculations I dropped that deer in his tracks. It wasn't just a luck shot because I followed it with a second shot right into the vitals. Excellent clarity even in low light conditions. Plenty of zoom, and the BDC reticle works.
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 It proved me wrong I was a little skeptical based on the price point, but I purchased the 2.5-10x44 Viper HS to put on a new .30-06 for the 2017-2018 hunting season. I mounted it in a set of Vortex Pro rings. I'm pretty tough on gear and it has performed well. The 30mm tube was much better in low light than the 1" tubes I've used in the past. I was happy with the glass and edge clarity for the price point as well. Is there better glass, yes, on Vortex HD models. For me, where I hunt, when 200 yards is rare and most shots are inside 150 yards, this scope has proved to be a great value. I put it though it's paces from hot 90 degree Georgia days to sub freezing and never had problems with it. Thanks Vortex!
Date published: 2018-03-29
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 Awesome scope! Mounted this on an 18 inch spr 5.56 build. Scope does everything I want it to and more. For the price, glass clearity and adjustments are perfect. The turrets are simple and easy to use. This has become my go to scope on multiple rifles.
Date published: 2017-08-04
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What mounting system would you recommend for a Savage Axis II XP Stainless 30-06?

Asked by: Jon M
I recommend a one piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our Pro Rings 30mm - .97" height for your setup.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-07-13

What size rings would be best for a Remington 700 30-06?

Asked by: Glenn
I would recommend a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings 0.97" inch height for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-06-18

Can I get this with illuminated redial

Asked by: Flatline1
We currently do not offer an illuminated reticle in that line. The closest to it with an illuminated reticle would be in our Viper PST Gen II line.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-06-15

I need to mount my Vortex Viper HS 2.5-10 44mm scope to my Savage 110 round back 30-06. What height Pro rings would I need to effectively accomplish this? Thanks.

Asked by: Tyler N
I would go with the medium height Pro Rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-09

What size rings should I get for this scope? I plan on putting the 2.5-10x44 on a Tikka T3X lite Lite LH chambered in .30-06

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

I've purchased the Viper HS 2.5-10x44 and will use it with my Ruger AR 556. Shooting a 5.56mm, 62 grain round should I zero at 50, 100, or 200 yards?

Asked by: JRMJ
Your zero distance is personal preference and will be dependent on how far you will be shooting. Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5 if you would like to discuss this.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-25

Which would you recommend for western big game hunting with a 308; the 2.5-10x44mm or 4-16x50mm? Also, best way to mount to a Tikka T3x Lite? Thanks

Asked by: Bryce
I'd go with a one piece picatinny base from egwguns.com and then a set of our low Pro Rings. I'm more partial to the 2.5-10x44 as you can go out to about 600 yards with a 200 yard zero. If you are apt to liking more magnification the 4-16 would work great for you!
Answered by: Jon S.
Date published: 2018-02-01

Can custom turrets be installed on the Viper HS 2.5 - 10 ? If so how do the original adjustment knobs come off ?

Asked by: AZ Hunter
Yes, you can get custom turrets for the Viper HS scopes. The outer disk on the turrets is held on with glue, you can apply some light heat to loosen up the glue to remove the disk. Under that disk is a screw that holds the turret on.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-26
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