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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 60.
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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 Great scope, warranty, and customer service! This is a crystal clear scope and should work for just about any application. I did have small issue with mine. I mounted it on a T/C Pro Hunter .460 S&W magnum and the magnification ring seemed to have bound up (not sure if it was from gun recoil or just an issue with the scope). This all happened the week before OH gun season opened. I called Vortex, told them my situation, they told me they would not let me miss my hunt and sent me an overnight shipment label on Monday to send my scope to them, either repaired or replaced my scope, and I had a scope in my hands on Wednesday. That is customer service! I will buy nothing but Vortex from here on out!
Date published: 2018-12-12
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 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 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
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I will be putting the Viper HS 2.5-10x44 on my AR15, picatinny rail. What rings would you suggest? Thanks

Asked by: Hank
Thanks for the question! I would recommend going our 30 mm Precision Extended Cantilever Mount for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-12-26

I am mounting this scope on my Remington 700 BDL in 30-06. I have a one piece Picatinny rail from EGW guns. What height rings would you recommend?

Asked by: phishgoat
Thanks for the question! I would recommend going with a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings 0.97" inch height for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-12-26

I just purchased SKU# VHS-4303 Viper HS 2.5-10x44 30 mm and want to mount it on a Winchester SKU# 535709289 XPR 6.5 Creedmoor BL/WD and want to know if Winchesters XPR integrated scope bases & rings SKU# 64630 standard height will work or do I need medium

Asked by: btfsatx
I recommend the medium height for your setup!
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-12-10

What do the lines under the turret caps represent? Does it represent the number of completed cap rotations and if so, what number should I start at when sighting in the scope?

Asked by: Dom87
Yes, that is a revolution indicator. We recommend that you bore sight your firearm if possible and start wherever it ends up as a scope is going to zero to where that firearm shoots. Please give us a call at 800-426-0048 Ext. 5 if you want to discuss this further.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-17

I have a VHS-4303, and looking to get a set of butler creek scope caps as spares. What are the outside diameter measurements of the Eye Piece and Objective Lens?

Asked by: Major
The OD of the ocular lens is 1.63" and the OD of the objective lens is 2.03".
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-15

Going to mount this scope on a rem 700 clone with DNZ mounts and wanted to know what height rings are recommended? Would like to remain as close as possible. Thanks

Asked by: Lemar
Thanks for the question! Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext. 5 to discuss your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-09-10

What height rings should I get to mount the Viper HS 2.5-10x44 on a Weatherby Vanguard Select .270? Thanks!

Asked by: Cajungear
I recommend a one piece picatinny rail and a set of our 30 mm medium height rings, either the Pro, or Precision Matched.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-08-20

Would this a good choice and hold up to long action magnum recoil? Purchased for a Winchester xpr in 7mm rem mag

Asked by: Taylor
The Viper HS is a great optic that will work well with your setup!
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-08-13
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