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MSRP: $719.99
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Viper HST 4-16x44 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 105.
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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 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 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 AMAZING LONG RANGE/HUNTING SCOPE> LOOK NO FURTHER I have had the Viper HS-T on top of my Browning 300 Win for about a year now and have absolutely loved it. The quick MOA reticle helps for the long hold overs and is super easy to set up. The clarity and quality of Vortex is found through out the scope and is nothing new. Thanks Vortex for making the quality that makes our hunts quality as well!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will buy Vortex for each gun a buy from now on. It is hard to truly rate something with five stars. However, I think that the the Viper HS-T deserves it. The optics are extremely clear as well. I loved the zero stop on your turrets that you can have using the provided shims. I put this scope on my Tikka T3 and used it on my hunt out west two year ago. It held up in all weather from hot to temperatures to cold temperatures in the low 20s and high teens with not one time fogging up. It helped me take two mule deer, an antelope, and a bull elk, no lie. It was a blessed hunt and this amazing scoped helped get the job done.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Money WOW! I put the Viper HS-T on my 300WSM after having a muzzle break added. took it out sighted it in. Myself and two my buddies decided to try some long range shooting. after resetting the turrets and shimming the return stop I was ready to go. I checked the tracking and was able to get 48 MAO from zeroed to topped out. So after about six shots I was able to hit a small .45 ammo carton at 1500yds. used all the MOA on the dial then added the sub tensions to make up the difference. Super Impressed with the clarity, tracking, return to zero, and ease of use Amazing product.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Viper HST for the win! Bought this scope for a 6.8spc AR and it fits the bill perfectly. It allows me to handle short distance shots quickly on 4 power, yet also reach out to the capable range of the cartridge. I have been able to ring a steel 2'x2' plate at 900 yards with ease. This was my first jump into a quality optic and it has not disappointed. Before now I have just used >0 Bushnell and I kick myself for not upgrading sooner. I have shot my buddies rifle with a 00 NF and this Viper HST is not far behind on clarity. I also love the exposed turrets. The zero stop systems allows quick adjustments and easy return to zero. The click on the adjustment is also very sturdy so I do not worry about accidentally bumping out of adjustment.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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I was wondering if you would be able to provide me with how many MOA this scope is on its highest magnification setting. As an example if 16X was 10MOA, as I reduced the magnification to say 9X the MOA would change to 5MOA etc etc.

Asked by: Cody
In order to find how your subtensions are changed with magnification alteration there is a simple formula to use. (Calibrated magnification / desired magnification) x subtension you would like to figure. The figures you provided would be: 16x/9x = 1.777 1.777 x 10 (10 MOA hashmark) = 17.77 MOA
Answered by: Jon S.
Date published: 2018-01-08

I would like to mount the 4-16 x44 HST on a Rem 700. It already has an egw 0moa base on it. Chambered in .223. Do you recommend the low or medium rings for clearance?

Asked by: Hollywood D
I recommend our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height which would be the lowest height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-01-02

I bought the HST viper 4-16x44 Putting it on a pro hunter 300 mag TC encore what mounts and rail do you recommend

Asked by: larry 65
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: 2017-12-13

What mount/rings should I use on a Savage 11 XP 6.5 Creedmoor?

Asked by: Papadeuce
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: 2017-12-06

What is difference between MOA and MRAD reticle

Asked by: Bill
MOA and MRAD are different units of measure used in scopes, you can look at the following videos that will explain the two: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjR442u0_DXAhUS84MKHfF5AbgQtwIIKTAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DS5AGsHSIsVo&usg=AOvVaw17cEVEkB6eCQJmRv_xWKWI, https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjR442u0_DXAhUS84MKHfF5Ab
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-04

Just bought a Rem 700 5-R 24” bull barrel rifle for target shooting. It is a naked gun. I will put this Viper HST 4-16x44 scope on it, and plan to put one piece of rail base. How high ring should I use? Thanks

Asked by: Tony
Our 0.87" height Precision Matched Rings would work great on your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-01

Which scope would you recommend for the Ruger 5.56-223 Remington Bolt Action Ruger Precision Rifle, Has the new 20 MOA Picatinny rail. I want it close to the barrel. Would this work for long distance Viper HS Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 4-16x 44mm BDC? Rings?

Asked by: bison1913
With the Ruger Precision Rifle you will want either our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 1.45" height or a cantilever style mount to get proper height. Because of the design of the rifle you need the high rings to comfortably see through the scope.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-02

Browning hells canyon .30.06/Viper HST 4-16x44:   Rings and mounts?  Something low profile that allows for proper cheek weld and something nice and strong.   Open to any style

Asked by: Jd0121
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: 2017-10-31
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