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Dead-Hold BDC Reticle | 30mm Tube

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MSRP: $699.99
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Viper HS 4-16x50 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 70.
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Viper® HS 4-16x50 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 Diameter50 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
Weight20.4 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 Diameter50 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
Weight20.4 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper HS 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 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 5 out of 5 by from Awesome scope! I bought this scope to put on my long range rifle, planning on shooting out to 1200 yards. This scope is amazingly clear, and I'm sure I'd have no problem shooting a mile plus with it! If there's any downside to the scope, I haven't found it yet! This was my second Vortex optic I've purchased, and plan on buying a higher end scope by the end of the year for a long range AR I'm in the middle of building. Plus the Vortex staff is awesome. I stopped in wanting to buy a hat and a sticker, and they ended up giving me a hat and a bunch of stickers! Thanks for the awesome service and amazing products! Keep up the good work, and I may see some of you at Winequah!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend! Not only is the company amazing and will always have your back, but their products back them up as well! I was trying to build a "one gun" rifle that could can take multiple species over the world and this viper hs 4-16x50 is perfect for that! It lets in an amazing amount of light at the early and late hours and gives me precise clicks for distance. The glass is so clear and the product is robust I never worry about it! Plus it's backed up with the VIP warranty and their amazing staff who have always gone way above the bar to help me out as a customer! Vortex has Customer for life here!!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great optic for an everyday hunter! I have this scope mounted on a Remington 700 300 win mag. This rifle is used for whitetail deer, mule deer and hog hunting. The scope is very clear and has great eye relief while still being simple enough for an average hunter to use in the field and on the range. The quality in the vortex product lines is never questioned and their customer service is second to none. This was my first vortex optic and since I have upgraded all my rifle scopes to Vortex along with my binoculars. I have also been able to convert two of my hunting buddies to Vortex and they are pleased with their optics as well.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money on expensive scopes!!!!! I've been in the woods hunting since I was 7 years old,not a professional but not a rookie either.Last year I bought a new rifle at a friend's shop and was needing a scope.Ive always used Nikon or Leopold but the prices seem to increase every year and money is a big deal when you are o ly hunting for meat not horns.So he tells me look through this scope then look through this Leopold.Could not tell the difference other than the huge $$$$$ difference.Easy to sight in good from dawn til dusk couldnt be more happy.Tagged out completely with this scope on my black powder and Ruger.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best scope for the money!!! I bought this scope after shopping around for awhile. I am very happy with my purchase!! You can't get better optics for twice the money!! Not to mention the VIP warranty!! I will definitely choose Vortex Optics for my future needs!!
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mid-Price Rifle Scope I was in a bind for an upcoming hunt with my dad. The rifle we had planned to take for our DIY Pronghorn/Mule Deer hunt in Wyoming had a bad scope on it (from a different brand). I took a suggestion from a friend and decided to buy this scope and man was I impressed. The quality of this scope for the price is fantastic and the warranty that backs all of vortex gear is second to none. The Deadhold BDC is a great reticle and allowed me to feel comfortable with taking shots out to 300 - 400 yards. Both my dad and I were able to take our first pronghorn at almost 300 yards within a minute of each other using this scope.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value for money This is my third Viper HS 4-16x50 with the BDC reticle. Love this scope - don't think you could get anything close for 1.5x the money. Great value. Clear, bright, easy to zero and holds zero well. Have one on a Nosler 7-08, a Nosler 35 Whelen, and the newest is riding a Kimber 30-06. Also have a Viper PST on a Remmy 308. I generally dislike busy reticles - this is something Vortex and I struggle with a bit. With that said, I *love* the simplicity and precision of the Dead-hold BDC reticle. By far my favorite BDC reticle on the market. Clean, simple, and easy to use.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Viper HS awesome This scope fit perfect for my needs. 4-16x50 has the perfect power. Glass is awesome and built like a tank.
Date published: 2017-07-28
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I have a tikkat3 270 Winchester with talley med lightweight scope mounts and im trying to use the lrbc calculator and it asks sight height and I can not find it anywhere what the height is. also the lrbc doesn't have hornady precision hunter eldx ammo?

Asked by: TROPHY18
Thanks for the question! What you will want to do is measure from the center of your bore to the center of your optic. This will give you your sight height. We are still working on getting more bullets in there, but in the meantime we do offer the ability to input all of your ballistic information.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-05

Would like to put a scope on my Savage #10   22-250 for coyote     What scope would you put on it for long and close shots

Asked by: Yoteout
Thanks for the question! Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext. 5 and we can discuss different options for your setup!
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-12

I am looking at the Viper HS 4-16 X 50mm for my Ruger American 7MM08 and want to know what height DNZ scope mount I need to get for it. Their heights of mounts from top of receiver to centerline of scope tube is – low .92″, medium 1.05″, and high 1.17″.

Asked by: Dude
If you have a 1-piece Picatinny I would recommend going with the Medium height rings.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-07-30

I currently have a diamondback HP 4x16x42 on my 300, I would like to upgrade to a viper HS 4x16x50. I want to keep it simple I don't need all the other features of the PST/HST etc. What differences performance wise am I going to see?

Asked by: alex
The HS will have slightly better optics, a wider field of view, more positive clicks on the turrets, and a tool-less zero reset on the turret. Although the differences aren't major, it's enough for people to justify the higher cost of the HS.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-06-15

I will be mounting my Vortex® Viper® HS Long-Range 30mm Riflescope 4-16x50 on a Begara B-14 HMR 6.5 Creedmoor.  What type of Mount and rings do you recommend? Thanks for your help!

Asked by: Rick
I would recommend a set of our 30mm Precision Matched Rings 0.97" inch height for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-21

Considering a Viper HS 4-16 x 50 for a Smith Wesson M&P 10. What height mounting rigs are recommended?

Asked by: Mr. Happy
I would recommend out 30mm Precision Extended Cantilever Mount for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-11

I have a 4-16x50 Vortex Viper HS, and I'm wanting to mount it on a Winchester Model 70. I have Warne 2 piece bases and want to know what height of precision matched rings I should use?

Asked by: JEFFB
I'd recommend the Precision Matched Rings-30 mm, 0.97 inches (PMR-30-97-W) if using the M902/924M bases.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-27

I purchased the Viper HS 4-16x50 and plan to mount on a T/C Venture WS which has a scope base. What mounting setup do you recommend? Thx.

Asked by: BD Nate
I recommend our medium height 30 mm Pro Rings or our Precision Matched 0.97-W rings.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-11
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