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Dead-Hold BDC Reticle | 30mm Tube

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MSRP: $649.99
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Viper HS 4-16x44 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 67.
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Viper® HS 4-16x44 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
Magnification4-16 x
Objective Lens Diameter44 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View27.4-7.4 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment50 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment50 MOA
Parallax Setting50 yards to Infinity
Length13.7 inches
Weight18.4 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.
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-View Fiber Optic Provides a highly visible reference point for the magnification setting.
Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
Magnification4-16 x
Objective Lens Diameter44 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View27.4-7.4 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment50 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment50 MOA
Parallax Setting50 yards to Infinity
Length13.7 inches
Weight18.4 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper HS 4-16x44 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
13.7 2.0 2.2 5.6 4.2 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 4-16x44 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 Love it so far! I picked up my viper HS 4-16x44 bdc for a steal. I purchased it to set on my T/C Venture 7mm Rem mag.... This scope with that gun = budget friendly DEADLY accurate shooting. I bought it for an elk hunt coming up this fall, haven't gotten to test it out on a real hunt yet. However, on the range it's great...seemed to track well while sighting it in. I tested the hashmarks out to 450 yds using a ballistics calculator and they are exactly where they are supposed to be. Very happy with this scope. I almost wish I had gotten the ones with the external turrets, but the capped ones work great too...and the instant zero reset is a very convenient feature.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More then expected When I picked up the scope I was looking for a good mid range scope. After a trip to Alaska to hunt caribou at long range with my son I found I had as good a scope as you can get. It rained almost none stop for the 7 days we hunted with an avg. temp of 40 degrees F. Not one problem and was dead on when I got my shot. My son was using another brand scope that cost 5 times what I paid. Yes, he paid over 00 for his scope just to have it fog up when we got above the 9000 ft level. He ended up mounting my viper and finishing his hunt. When we got back to Utah he went out and bought his own Viper and I just as pleased with it as I am.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome scope and so much more than expected So my brother has this scope on his Remington 700 and brought it to the range. Of course I had just bought the sweetest rifle I could get my hands on with a scope already on it that had every thing you think you would need and even more. Well here is the thing I looked through his scope and everything was clearer and sharper with way more definition. Ok his viper is better to see through but he didn't have the magnification I did so could beat him there. Well let me tell you this scope has way more than enough for out to 500 and probably even further and has all the necessities you would even need and way easier to use then mine. So hopefully pick one up next week.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Target and Hunting I put this scope on my 6.5 Grendel build a two years ago. I think its one of the best values in scopes. It provides plenty of adjustment for long range target shooting and isn't too big to take in the deer woods. The adjustments are accurate and the scope is clear down to the last bit of light. While I do take this rig deer hunting I will say for my eyes the crosshairs are a bit thin when hunting anywhere but fields. My eyes lose them from time to time in the woods. That's the tradeoff on having a reticle that's fine enough to target shooting.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Low-light Quality I bought this scope to put on my Tikka T3 .270 Win. Mounted it with DNZ rings. It was super easy to sight in this scope. Did the normal routine, and within a few rounds I had this scope dialed in. The reticle is VERY easy to see in low light conditions, something that was very important to me for hunting early and late. Windage and Elevation dials feel very durable, but are easy to rotate, but stay put. Power adjustment is quite stiff, but I'd imagine it will break in after some use. Glass is clear and bright. I also got a great price on it too, which makes the value even better.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First higher end scope. I bought this scope from midway mounted it to a 300 win mag savage 116, have it on a 20 moa picatinny rail with the vortex rings. Eye relief is great on this scope until you get to x16 then it's a little finicky but still far better than my previous nikons. Love the turrets easy to adjust nice obvious clicks. I also added the vortex flip up lens caps to protect the investment and they ate or a lot higher quality than others I have owned also. This scope has easily gotten me out to 700 yards and I have a feeling I'll be able to hit that 1000 finally too. Glass is clear and bright, overall a great hunting scope. I truly belive vortex has got a lifelong customer here if they keep producing and backing up a product like this.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This scope is a Rockstar! I have been a Nikon scope guy my whole life. I had heard some rave reviews about vortex and their killer warranty so I decided to give them a try. What a great decision that was. This scope is crystal clear, even when fully zoomed in. The fast focus turret on the side makes focusing quick and easy. The anti fog is stellar and it holds a rock solid zero! Making adjustments were quick and predictable which had me sighted in and shooting groups I could cover with a quarter in only a few shots! Do yourself a favor! Get a Vortex.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the line product! I couldn't be more happy with this scope! I have hunted previously with a stock Weaver 3x9x30 scope on my 7mm for the past 20 years. The Viper was easy to sight in at the range, I couldn't wait to put it to the test. My first opportunity with my Vortex Viper HS was a 380 yard shot on a white tail buck. I had a great rest from a laying down position and killed that deer with one shot. It was a great test for this scope and it passed with flying colors. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this scope to anyone.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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What scope rings and height do you recommend for a winchester xpr in .243 for the 4x16x44 viper hs scope

Asked by: speedgoat
I would go with a 1 piece picatinny 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: 2017-11-28

I'm considering this scope for a Bergara B-14 HMR with a 20 MOA scope base, what rings and what height rings do you recommend for this setup. Thanks!!

Asked by: Spanky
I recommend our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-09

I have a Ruger American Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor and a Viper 4x16x44 HS Scope. What do you recommend for mounts and rings?

Asked by: Louie
The low Pro rings should do the trick for that setup with the stock base.
Answered by: Jon S.
Date published: 2017-11-07

What rings/mounts do you recommend to put a Viper HS 4-16x44 on a Ruger Hawkeye FTW Hunter.

Asked by: Attaboy
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.jackweigand.com and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-02

what scope mount do you recommend for the sig sauer 716 patrol with the Viper HS 4-16x44?

Asked by: Brazy
I recommend one of our 30 mm cantilever mounts for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-24

Purchased a Browning A Bolt III 30-06, looking at the Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44. What ring height is recommend. Would like to use Browning AB3 integral base/rings. They come in three heights. 

Asked by: Bullz
The low height Browning rings should work well.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-23

How do you remove the factory turret to install a custom Kenton turret on the HS series of scopes?

Asked by: 257wby
There is a disk on the top of the turret that needs to be removed to access the screw that holds the turret on. You may need to apply some heat to loosen up the glue that holds that disk on the turret.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-28

What scope rings and height do you recommend for a tikka t3 lite 30.06 for 4x16x44 viper hs scope

Asked by: kutta
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail and a set of our Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height, or our 30 mm Pro Rings in low height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-30
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