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VMR-1 MRAD Reticle | 30mm Tube

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MSRP: $719.99
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Viper HST 4-16x44 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 149.
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Viper® HS-T™ 4-16x44 Riflescope

Tree stands to mountain tops, bolt guns to ARs, the Viper HS-T is ideal for a wide range of shooting applications. Blending many of the best features from Vortex's incredibly popular Viper PST and Viper HS riflescopes, the Viper HS-T (Hunting Shooting Tactical) riflescope is built on an ultra-strong 30mm one-piece machined aluminum tube to deliver increased windage and elevation travel and optimal adjustment. An 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. Incredibly precise, repeatable and durable tactical windage and elevation turrets built specifically for dialing, along with its hashmark-based reticle, top off this highly versatile riflescope’s long-range performance features.

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 StyleTactical
CRS Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation.1 mrad
Travel per Rotation5 mrad
Max Elevation Adjustment21 mrad
Max Windage Adjustment21 mrad
Parallax Setting50 yards to infinity
Length13.7 inches
Weight20.8 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • 4-inch sunshade
  • Protective lens caps
  • CRS shims
  • 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.
Exposed Tactical-Style Turrets Provide fast, accurate and easily read elevation and windage adjustments.
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 Diameter44 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View27.4-7.4 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
CRS Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation.1 mrad
Travel per Rotation5 mrad
Max Elevation Adjustment21 mrad
Max Windage Adjustment21 mrad
Parallax Setting50 yards to infinity
Length13.7 inches
Weight20.8 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper HS-T 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.

VMR-1 Reticle (MRAD)

This hashmark-based second focal plane reticle is perfect for accurate holds at extended ranges.

Subtension detail for the Viper HS-T 4-16x44 with VMR-1 MRAD reticle. >

Note
Read the Viper HS-T 4-16x44 with VMR-1 MRAD Reticle manual for details on how to effectively determine range, holdover, windage and moving lead corrections.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Viper HST for Long Range I recently purchased an inexpensive precision rifle(Howa 1500 308) and needed a great optic to mount on it so I chose the Viper HST for the reticle and the optical quality. Because the reticle runs the full length of the scope it allows me to easily make hold over adjustments when shooting using Kentucky windage. I also do not use a 20MOA base so this allows me to go beyond my maximum elevation adjustments for long range shooting. The scope is worth as much as the rifle but it is worth it if shooting for accuracy or distance.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best midrange price scope around. This scope is unbelieveable. It is the second scope I've gotten from vortex, the first was the viper pa and this one is leaps and bounds better. Turrets track perfectly, audible and tactile clicks and always gets back to zero. My original intent for this score for for target shooting only because I thought it would be larger than it was, but I intend on hunting with it this fall with my 7mm rem mag. I really like the zoom numbers on it, very clever on making it with 16x 8x 5.3x and 4x for simple math on the moa reticle. Makes ranging targets very simple. Havent tried using it for holdover yet since I can dial inmy dope. Will probably buy another!
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in class Everything about this scope is amazing. The price is perfect and will fit a large group of shooters. The Glass is crystal clear , edge to edge. The HS-T offers features normally found in much higher priced optics. The Elevation and Windage turrets are robust and are very repeatable. The Zero Stop works flawlessly and is simple to set. With Utahs new Muzzle loader optic law, this scope found it's way to my CVA Accura LR. It is shooting steel with sub MOA groups at 500 yards. This scope takes the recoil and always delivers. Great quality, great value and the VIP peace of mind warranty makes my decision easy. Key reasons that I bought this scope for this rifle include, Price, Warranty, Features,Size and Reputation.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Scope I Own!! Decided to get into the budget long range game and went with this scope as I will still use it for hunting purposes. It sits on top of my Ruger American Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor. Glass is clear, turret clicks are precise, changing magnification is smooth as butter. Reticle is to follow and use on targets and I assuming will be on game be it stationary or moving. Haven't taken it past 100 yards, but cant wait to see what it looks like at long distances. For the price and the warranty that comes with it, you can't beat Vortex!
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long process, great results I was looking a buying a new scope for my 300 RUM for about a year to replace my current Nikon. The 3 types I looked at were the Nikon Monarch, Leupold Mark 4, and the Vortex HS-T. In the new scope I wanted a 30mm tube, dial-able turrets, and bullet drop or moa/mil reticle. I already own Vortex binos and a vortex spotter and am pleased with the quality. Bottom line up front is the Leupold was to expensive and the Nikon wasn't as good as the Vortex. I have put the Vortex through the paces and here is what I like: Low light visibility is great, the reticle tracks and the adjustments are dead on. The clicks match the measurements in the turret and the ability to add shims to make a zero stop are great.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Viper Strikes I mounted the Viper on to my Remington 700sps build in .223 - Glass is clear and retains focus on longer ranges. I like the quick focus eye piece, i'm left handed and it's user friendly in that respect not like the side focus knobs. The high mount turrets are easy to read however, on my elevation the hash marks go off center between 4 minute to 8 minute hash lines and re-centers after passing - i would send it out but really minor flaw to me since I can feel and hear the clicks. Other than that i've taken her out to 564 yds so far, and optics are crystal clear and tracks well.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It just works! It scope is great, I don't believe you can find another even close with these options in this price range.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent scope, great value A buddy and I both bought the Viper HS-T 4-16x44 MRAD last winter for our long range rigs and have nothing but good things to say about this scope. We’ve been able to hit a 10” gong out to 1000m without much trouble and have found glass clarity and turret tracking to be excellent. Great scope for the money and I have recommended it to a few friends
Date published: 2018-03-03
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good day Vortex, I have a Aero Precision ar 10 308 , looking at the hst 4x16 which mount would you recommend, distance from 100 to 600 meters. Precision Extended Cant.? 0moa, Sincerely JES

Asked by: JEric
Yes, the Precision Extended Cantilever 0 MOA should work for your setup. If you ever feel like you want to shoot further, the 20 MOA will be best for your setup.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-06-08

On a Howa 1500 receiver, would you recommend a 0 MOA rail or a 20 MOA rail? And what height rings, .87” or .97”. 

Asked by: Leejack94
If you'd like to shoot 600+ yards I recommend a 20 MOA rail. If your rifle is a short action you can use 0.87 inch rings, and if it is a long action you will want to use the 0.97 inch rings.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-29

Looking to purchase the vortex viper hst 4x16x44 and putting it on my Ruger precision rife with a 20 moa rail what rings would you go with

Asked by: Ruger
I would go with the 1.45" height Precision Matched 30 mm rings on the Ruger Precision Rifle.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-16

I purchased a Mossberg MVP LC 308 without this scope but plan to add it now.  What size rings do I need for this rifle with the existing picatinny rail?

Asked by: bc7700
I would go with our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-02

What size rings would you recommend for a Savage B22? Just purchased the Viper HST 4-16X44.

Asked by: BEM62
I would go with our medium height 30 mm Pro Rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-29

I have a Tikka T3X Lite Stainless in left hand. What rings do you recommend to mount this HST 4-16X44 scope?

Asked by: ranger842v
I recommend a one piece rail and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.97" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-11

will blue thread lock adhere to the scope ring screws out of the box, or is cleaning required before installation? 

Asked by: Skip
We do not recommend using Loctite on your ring screws as it will lubricate the screws and because your torque wrench measures friction Loctite will cause you to over tighten your ring screws. We recommend using 15-18 inch pounds on the ring screws with nothing on the screws.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-07

Wanting to mount the HST4-16x44 on Remington 700 adl tactical, already comes with the built in rail. What height rings do I get? I also see that in all your other answers to questions you only recommend the precision rings and never the Pro or Hunter:why?

Asked by: Hooyahmatt
The Precision Matched Rings are our best quality rings and after using both I recommend spending the extra for the better quality ring. If your rifle is a short action you can use the 0.87" height, if you have a long action the 0.97" height will work best.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-12
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