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MSRP: $749.99
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Viper HS LR 4-16x50 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 69.
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Viper® HS 4-16x50 LR™ Riflescope

Want to extend your effective shooting range at distances where bullet drop and wind drift become critical? Take a look at the Viper HS LR riflescope. The LR stands for long range — and we mean it. This riflescope features an exposed target-style elevation turret built for dialing elevation at extended ranges. The capped windage turret maintains the scope’s sleek lines and prevent it from hanging up on clothing, rifle cases or pack scabbards.

Viper HS LR riflescopes feature an advanced optical system highlighted with a 4x zoom range for 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 for increased windage and elevation travel and optimal adjustment.

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting; US Patent 7,937,879




VIP Warranty XD Lens Elements XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification4-16 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View27.4-7.4 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical Elevation
Capped windage
CRS Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation1/2 MOA click elevation
1/4 MOA click windage
Travel per Rotation24 MOA elevation
12 MOA windage
Max Elevation Adjustment75 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment50 MOA
Parallax Setting50 yards to Infinity
Length13.7 inches
Weight21.4 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.
Tactical Elevation Turret Exposed elevation turret provides fast, accurate and easily read elevation adjustments. Capped windage 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

CRS Zero Stop Customizable Rotational Stop (CRS) aids in return to zero after dialing temporary elevation correction.
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.
Radius Bar Fiber optic turret rotation indicator provides a highly visible and tactile point of reference for turret rotations. US Patent 7,937,879
Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
Magnification4-16 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View27.4-7.4 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical Elevation
Capped windage
CRS Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation1/2 MOA click elevation
1/4 MOA click windage
Travel per Rotation24 MOA elevation
12 MOA windage
Max Elevation Adjustment75 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment50 MOA
Parallax Setting50 yards to Infinity
Length13.7 inches
Weight21.4 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper HS LR 4-16x50 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
13.7 2.0 2.2 5.6 4.2 3.6
Heights
H1 H2
2.26 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 LR 4-16x50 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 4 out of 5 by from Good scope for the money The glass is good. Very clear and pulle in light well. Turrets have good positive clicks and parallax nob is smooth. Overall I like this scope a lot. A couple of things I don't care for; I don't like the tall turrets, they catch on everything, I don't like the dead hold bdc on my 22-250, I think it would be better suited for a different round. There is one thing that I really don't care for at all, that is the size of the ocullar apparatus. It's very difficult to get the scope down low on the rifle. If this is something that could be addressed in the future I would have these on all of my rifles. I feel for the price and features you couldn't do better.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No doubt this one will sit on my best rig forever... I absolutely love this scope. When I was ready to step it up a notch with my optics, I knew I was going with vortex for their incredible warranty. I wanted to good hunting scope that would handle Texas Whitetail at 100yds and Western Elk at 300yds. I was not disappointed with this scope. The Clarity and Durability are top notch. I am not one to be able to drop several thousand on a extremly high in scope, but you get what you pay for. This was a great option for a budget minded hunter in look for a top notch optic that wasn't​ going to take a few years to pay off. This will last a lifetime, and I am extremely pleased.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought a second one for my personal rifle. Bought it for my daughters 270 WSM, after install and sight in at 100 yrds we ordered the custom turret from Kenton industries and after a couple of weeks we received the turret. After a quick double check of the zero we installed the turret. We started at 400 yrds and started to check the accuracy of the different yardages I was more than suprised that we were spot on at 870 yrds. This scope has not only impressed me but my daughter confidence at ranges we normally wouldn't shoot has increased. I have just purchased the same scope for my own gun. Thanks for making great product with a warenty that is second to none.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome glass Great price Having been a Nikon lover for years a good friend of mine slowy wore me down to try Vortex glass and I haven't looked back since. I purchased the Viper HS-LR in 4-16x50 with BDC reticle mounted it on 7mm rem mag with 20 moa base and warne rings. Living in Idaho with alot of wide open space and long range hunting this scope has performed flawlessly with the BDC or dialing adjustments with turrets and they track very well and precise. I have order another Viper scope this time an HST 6-24x50 SFP with MOA reticle and I'm sure I'll love this one just as much. Vortex customer for life.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex is hands down the best bang for your buck! I've never been one to spend more money on a scope than I did the gun but I have heard a lot of good things about vortex so I decided to purchase a Viper HS-LR 4-16x50 and it was the best decision I've ever make. It is the clearest scope I've ever owned. From dawn to dusk this scope gives me the clarity I need to make a perfect shot. Turret clicks are very responsive and tactile. This scope holds its zero and returns to zero exceptionally well. I've never been so amazed with a riflescope. This scope is amazing quality. I will never buy another brand of optics again!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Scope I bought this scope a little over a year ago and have nothing but good things to say about it. I have it on a Remington 700 VSSF 308 and have been consitently hitting steel out to 800 yards with it. I know this may not be a huge feat for the long range gurus out there, but for an average guy with an off the shelf gun shooting sub moa at 800 yards is pretty great. The consistency and reliability of the turrets is amazing! I have been going through my rifles and removing other brands and putting nothing but Vortex on, go buy one you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HS-LR a working man's lr scope! I put the hslr on my newly built 7mm rem mag. I hadn't really shot lr before, but wanted to learn. After proper barrel break in it was time for load development. The scope adjusted great and after a little tweaking I settled on my load. I read the instructions and set the zero stop, very easy. The scope tracked perfectly. Iv shot from 100 to 1200 yards with this rig. The rifle is now 3 yeas old and we're coming up on its 3rd season. Between myself, friends, and family the rifle and scope has accounted for 22 big game kills. Iv been very impressed with its ability to hold a zero hunt after hunt. Clarity is good for the price, but lacks a little on the higher power. For the purpose, I can't think of a better scope in this price range.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic glass for a fantastic price! I recently decided to switch out my old 3-9x40 scope for a high-end scope that wouldn't break the bank and would allow consistent shooting beyond 500 yards. I did extensive research and eventually decided on the Viper HS LR. I could not be happier with my choice. The glass is so clear and I love the reticle. It makes holdover shots intuitive and natural. The instruction manual was very helpful and I always appreciate scope caps and a sleeve. Combine this with Vortex's industry-best warranty and this choice was a no brainer.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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I mounted the hs lr 4x16x50 on a savage lt wt hunter 6.5 Creedmoor while sighting in it maxed out windage it was shooting so far left any recommendations

Asked by: Rgw369
Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5, we can troubleshoot this issue with you.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-12

What size of a sure fit rifle scope cover do I need to fit the vortex viper hslr 4-16x50 scope?

Asked by: western hunter
The large Sure Fit cover will fit your Viper HSLR.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-08-31

I am mounting a Vortex HS LR 4 x 16 x 50 on a Savage 111 338 Win Mag. Is a single picatinny rail necessary due to the caliber recoil or would a split picatinny (two piece) mounting rail suffice?

Asked by: Tommy
We recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail because it is a better mounting system, it ensures that your mount is straight and makes it easier to mount the scope to proper eye relief.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-08-10

I am mounting a viper hs lr 4-16 x 50 on a browning x-bolt longevrange stalker (has a little but bigger barrel then a regular x-bolt) with a 20moa rail. What height of scope right do I need?

Asked by: Western hunter
I'm running a similar set up on a short action 700 with low profile rings and I'm not having any problems
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2017-08-08

Looking for scope & mounts for Ruger precision 6.5 creed, thinking about Viper HS LR 4-16 x40 (or x50). Or ? For prairie dog / coyote / varmint ext. Any input appreciated.

Asked by: LCTRE #A2
A set of our Precision Matched 30 mm rings in 1.45" height or one of our cantilever mounts will get you to proper mounting height on a Ruger Precision Rifle.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-07-12

Want to mount the HSLR 4-16X50 SFP to my Steyr Pro Hunter in 300wm. What rail and rings do you recommend?
Asked by: Guy
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our Viper or Precision Matched rings in medium height (0.97").
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-23

THE RETICLE CONSTRUCCION IS GLASS-ETCHED OR WIRE? THANKS!
Asked by: colt45
This scope has a wire reticle.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

I have a 6.5 Creedmor Howa M1500. Which Precision Rings and/or Viper Rings do you recommend with the Viper HS LR 4-16x50 Dead-Hold BDC?
Asked by: Marcus
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail and a set of either Precision Matched Rings or Viper rings in low height (0.87").
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-23
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good scope for the money The glass is good. Very clear and pulle in light well. Turrets have good positive clicks and parallax nob is smooth. Overall I like this scope a lot. A couple of things I don't care for; I don't like the tall turrets, they catch on everything, I don't like the dead hold bdc on my 22-250, I think it would be better suited for a different round. There is one thing that I really don't care for at all, that is the size of the ocullar apparatus. It's very difficult to get the scope down low on the rifle. If this is something that could be addressed in the future I would have these on all of my rifles. I feel for the price and features you couldn't do better.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No doubt this one will sit on my best rig forever... I absolutely love this scope. When I was ready to step it up a notch with my optics, I knew I was going with vortex for their incredible warranty. I wanted to good hunting scope that would handle Texas Whitetail at 100yds and Western Elk at 300yds. I was not disappointed with this scope. The Clarity and Durability are top notch. I am not one to be able to drop several thousand on a extremly high in scope, but you get what you pay for. This was a great option for a budget minded hunter in look for a top notch optic that wasn't​ going to take a few years to pay off. This will last a lifetime, and I am extremely pleased.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought a second one for my personal rifle. Bought it for my daughters 270 WSM, after install and sight in at 100 yrds we ordered the custom turret from Kenton industries and after a couple of weeks we received the turret. After a quick double check of the zero we installed the turret. We started at 400 yrds and started to check the accuracy of the different yardages I was more than suprised that we were spot on at 870 yrds. This scope has not only impressed me but my daughter confidence at ranges we normally wouldn't shoot has increased. I have just purchased the same scope for my own gun. Thanks for making great product with a warenty that is second to none.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome glass Great price Having been a Nikon lover for years a good friend of mine slowy wore me down to try Vortex glass and I haven't looked back since. I purchased the Viper HS-LR in 4-16x50 with BDC reticle mounted it on 7mm rem mag with 20 moa base and warne rings. Living in Idaho with alot of wide open space and long range hunting this scope has performed flawlessly with the BDC or dialing adjustments with turrets and they track very well and precise. I have order another Viper scope this time an HST 6-24x50 SFP with MOA reticle and I'm sure I'll love this one just as much. Vortex customer for life.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex is hands down the best bang for your buck! I've never been one to spend more money on a scope than I did the gun but I have heard a lot of good things about vortex so I decided to purchase a Viper HS-LR 4-16x50 and it was the best decision I've ever make. It is the clearest scope I've ever owned. From dawn to dusk this scope gives me the clarity I need to make a perfect shot. Turret clicks are very responsive and tactile. This scope holds its zero and returns to zero exceptionally well. I've never been so amazed with a riflescope. This scope is amazing quality. I will never buy another brand of optics again!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Scope I bought this scope a little over a year ago and have nothing but good things to say about it. I have it on a Remington 700 VSSF 308 and have been consitently hitting steel out to 800 yards with it. I know this may not be a huge feat for the long range gurus out there, but for an average guy with an off the shelf gun shooting sub moa at 800 yards is pretty great. The consistency and reliability of the turrets is amazing! I have been going through my rifles and removing other brands and putting nothing but Vortex on, go buy one you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HS-LR a working man's lr scope! I put the hslr on my newly built 7mm rem mag. I hadn't really shot lr before, but wanted to learn. After proper barrel break in it was time for load development. The scope adjusted great and after a little tweaking I settled on my load. I read the instructions and set the zero stop, very easy. The scope tracked perfectly. Iv shot from 100 to 1200 yards with this rig. The rifle is now 3 yeas old and we're coming up on its 3rd season. Between myself, friends, and family the rifle and scope has accounted for 22 big game kills. Iv been very impressed with its ability to hold a zero hunt after hunt. Clarity is good for the price, but lacks a little on the higher power. For the purpose, I can't think of a better scope in this price range.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic glass for a fantastic price! I recently decided to switch out my old 3-9x40 scope for a high-end scope that wouldn't break the bank and would allow consistent shooting beyond 500 yards. I did extensive research and eventually decided on the Viper HS LR. I could not be happier with my choice. The glass is so clear and I love the reticle. It makes holdover shots intuitive and natural. The instruction manual was very helpful and I always appreciate scope caps and a sleeve. Combine this with Vortex's industry-best warranty and this choice was a no brainer.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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