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Viper HS 4-16x50

V-Plex (MOA) Reticle | 30mm Tube

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SKU: VHS-4306
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MSRP: $639.00
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Viper HS 4-16x50 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Viper HS 4-16x50 Riflescope

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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
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

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.

V-Plex Reticle (MOA)

A popular all-purpose hunting reticle intended for a wide variety of hunting applications.

Subtension detail for the Viper HS 4-16x50 with V-Plex reticle. >

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 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by from the jury is not out (still in) on this one! I just acquired this Viper HS 4-16X50, used (previously owned) because of satisfactory experience with my 2 Viper 6.5-20X50 scopes. Obviously, the quality control slipped or the previous owner subjected the scope to some type of unseen abuse. The scope looks just fine from the outside but getting a good focus at any normal range is impossible. The image appears to be partially focused in some areas but focused in others (first time for me). I had planned to put the scope on a 7 Rem Mag but decided to try it out on a super accurate .243W. I used Leupold 30mm standard rings and carefully torqued the T15 screws to 15 inch pounds after checking ring alignment. Comparing the scope to others (Weaver and Leupold) definitely showed this Vortex to have definitely inferior image quality and resolution and comparing it to my Viper 6.5-20X50 also showed it to be inferior. I carefully removed parallax and was able to hit a 3 inch diameter disk at 300 after sighting in with 10/10 rounds - looks like adjustments work and nothing jiggled loose inside (yet). Needless to say I have little confidence in this scope and should it be restored to a satisfactory resolution (focus) it will be used for casual rodent hunts - if exceeding 18 inch pound of ring torque messes stuff up what about subjecting this scope that has probably thin tube walls to tough hunting situations?. I will send the scope back for VIP adjustment and analysis - a satisfactory experience will elevate my rating from 2 to 4 (stars) The verdict is not in!
Date published: 2017-10-01
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Purchased a Viper IS 4-16x50 scope for a Remington model 700 30.06. What mounting system do I need to purchase for this setup?

Asked by: Mkolbe7
I would go with a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 0.97" Precision Matched Rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-14

I have purchased a VORTEX VIPER 4-16 x 50 scope. Is it first or second focal plane?

Asked by: HiredGun
If you have our Viper HS 4-16x50 you have a second focal plane scope. Here is a video explaining the difference in first and second focal plane: http://www.vortexoptics.com/video/first_vs_second_focal_plane.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-25

Going to purchase the Viper HS 4-16 x 50 for my Remington 700 AWR. What mounting configuration would you recommend? Type and Ring Height?

Asked by: BRCO
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.97" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-19

I purchased a TIKKA T3X LITE left handed bolt action .270 caliber rifle. Will a DNZ base go well with a VORTEX VIPER HS 4 x 16 x 50 scope.

Asked by: Hiredgun
I prefer a 1 piece picatinny rail and a set of our Precision Matched 30 mm rings in 0.97" height for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-18

What mounting system would you recommend for a Savage Axis .308 Win.

Asked by: Hoot
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-02

The turrent comes to a stop when I'm boresighting. Can't make any adjustments left /right or up/down. Is something wrong.

Asked by: Joe54
Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5 to troubleshoot this issue.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-02

I have recently purchased a Savage 16/116 Weather Warrior in .300WSM. Could you recommend the ring/mounting system that would be optimal for this scope and rifle combination? Thanks.

Asked by: Josh
I recommend 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: 2017-09-25

I have a Remington 700 BDL 30.06. What would I need to mount this scope.

Asked by: Rick-1
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 30 mm Pro rings in medium height or our Precision Matched 0.97" height rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-21
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