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Viper PST 1-4x24

TMCQ Reticle | 30mm Tube | Tactical Turrets

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MSRP: $649.00
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Viper PST 1-4x24 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 104.
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Discontinued Viper® PST™ 1-4x24 Riflescope

The Viper PST (Precision Shooting Tactical) riflescope boasts features associated with top-tier riflescopes, yet comes in at a street price under the $1,000 mark. Matching reticle and turret measurements allow accurate, fast dialing of shots. The one-piece 30mm tube, precision-machined from a single solid block of aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum, offers ample windage and elevation adjustment. Born from an intimate understanding of riflescope design, forward-thinking engineering, and open ears to a market incredibly vocal about what it wants in a riflescope, the Viper PST series delivers the performance and features tactical shooters demand at an economical price.

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




VIP Warranty XD Lens Elements XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification1-4 x
Objective Lens Diameter24 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View98-27.5 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
CRS Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation1/2 MOA
Travel per Rotation24 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment220 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment220 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length9.7 inches
Weight16.2 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • CR2032 battery
  • 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.
Glass-etched Reticle Protected between two layers of glass for optimum durability and reliability.
Illuminated Reticle Provides precise aiming under low-light conditions.

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-Style Turrets Exposed turrets provide fast, accurate and easily read elevation and windage adjustments.

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.
Magnification1-4 x
Objective Lens Diameter24 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View98-27.5 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
CRS Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation1/2 MOA
Travel per Rotation24 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment220 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment220 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length9.7 inches
Weight16.2 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper PST 1-4x24 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
9.7 2.5 2.2 6.0 3.6
Heights
H1 H2
1.18 1.63

Dimensions measured in inches.

TMCQ Reticle (MOA)

The TMCQ (Tactical Milling Close Quarter) is a hashmarked ranging reticle using MOA-based subtension lines for ranging, holdover, and windage corrections.

Subtension detail for the Viper PST 1-4x24 riflescope with TMCQ MOA reticle. >

Note
Read the Viper PST 1-4x24 Riflescope with TMCQ MOA Reticle manual for details on how to effectively determine range, holdover, windage and moving lead corrections.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The forever optic for your AR I shoot with a number of different optics between work (Army Infantry) and play. The Viper PST 1-4x24 is an awesome riflescope with extremely clear glass. The reticle isnt busy like the Leupold MK 6. W/E Turret adjustments are very crisp. I would call it the smart man's ACOG due to the fact that if you know how to MIL/ long distance shoot you can utilize the reticle in a number of ways with your AR as you would with larger optics on long guns. The Viper PST 1-4x24 is in my opinion the best AR riflescope you can get, factor in that it costs less than 1/4th of the price of an ACOG or Leupold Mk 6 and it makes it a no brainer to get.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a great purchase!!! I started shopping for 1-?X for competing in 3 Gun Nation Club matches. I looked at the scopes others were using ...... some were good...... some had decent glass ...... others just were too heavy .... then I looked through a PST 1-4X ....... sweet and not too heavy. I bought one immediately and have never regretted that decision. The reticle lines are REALLY thin so I'm not blocking my target at longer distances. When the light isn't great the illuminated reticle really helps. I also like that every other click on the illumination dial shuts it off -- NICE TOUCH!! Now I use the same scope for CMP matches now that 1-4X scopes are allowed in sanctioned matches. Could NOT be happier.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Glass for your Budget! I've had this scope for about a year or so on my AR and it's fantastic. Best glass for the money. You would have to double or triple the cost to get anything better. It's illuminated with OFF settings located between each brightness and since it's a true 1x, it works just as well as a red dot, granted a little heavier but you get the benefit of a 4x when you need it. My only complaint is that the magnification ring is a little stiff but that could be a good thing too. I just wrapped a thick zip-tie around it and use the knot as a throw lever. It's a great 2 cent addition! I have no regrets and I would buy another in a heartbeat the next time I need another 1-4x.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Viper 1-4x28 is the way to go! I, like many shooters, spend way more time reading and reviewing items online and in the store then shooting. This purchase was more about the reticle and layout of the ring then the reputation it has built. This set up fits me very well and is very clear. I was worried about the brightness of the reticle in daylight situations, but it has proved to be a non issue. For me the most under rated feature was how nice the turrets felt. They have a good positive click feeling that I like. The zoom ring is stiff but I ended up using a throw lever to help out the transition. All in all, a great purchase for the price and the best warranty around.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a believer! Competing in 3-gun and moving into Heavy Optics offered some new issues to resolve, over the usual AR-15 platform rifles and optics I was used to. Moving up to .308, and deciding to shoot an HK-91 clone, I began looking at various lower-power scopes to work with the rifle (and caliber). After talking with Jimmy from Vortex, I decided to give the Viper PST 1x4 a try. Now, some 2000 rounds, and 3 matches later, the Viper is still holding zero, and the weapon-platform is running perfectly! I liked it so much, that I purchased another Viper PST for a new AR-15 I just picked up! Thanks Vortex Optics and Jimmy H, for producing a quality product, and helping me make the right deciosion the first time!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would highly recommend I have owned many different scopes and looked at many before purchasing this for my last AR build. You can not beat this glass for the price and Vortex customer service is second to none. My questions were answered promptly by email and I haven't had to use the warranty yet (lets hope I don't have to) but you simply have to love a company that stands behind their products with a lifetime warranty. This scope has crystal clear glass and extraordinary eye relief. I like to shoot both eyes open and it is very easy to do with this optic. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a nice piece of glass. I will definitely be buying more vortex products.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I really wanted to love this scope, but... Glass is great, turrets have great "feel" in how the click, Nice overall finish. I own the non-capped MRAD version. Now the bad.... I did not realize the turrets did not lock in place, which is now a deal breaker for any scope I ever own in the future. The scope will move from zero while carrying, storing in a case or many other random times when something rubs against the turret. Next problem, the illuminated reticle: just way too much illumination, all you need is a single dot for low light. The problem is the entire reticle lights up and even on the lowest setting in moderately low light it washes out your target. Good try on this product but need refinement. Sorry guys.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent optic. Outstanding scope for what I am using it for. It's on my Marlin 336 30-30 and it's a perfect pair with this rifle and caliber. Yes it's a little high with the cantilever mount, but with the shorter stock and not wanting to mount it on the barrel like a scout scope I didn't have too many options. This is a great scope for the price. Clear glass and turrets track right on the money. Dialed elevation for a 200 yard shot with the heavy and slow Federal Premium 170 Nosler round and it was right on. That's 8.4 inches of drop. Don't hesitate to buy this one.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Will this scope work well on a Rem 700 bolt action 7.62 NATO.I'm use to working with Leupold Mk4

Asked by: Dan S
Thanks for the question! The Viper PST would work great on your setup!
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-08-27

I have a Vortex PST 1-4x24 Scope and was considering using a Vortex Optics Precision QR Extended Cantilever 30mm Mount - 2-Inch Offset to mount to an AR-15. I will be shooting out to 600 feet. Would like you thoughts on using this mount.

Asked by: Keith/Kyle
The Precision QR Extended Cantilever Mount would work great with your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-29

I picked up a Viper PST 1-4x24 and will be mounting it on a S&W M&P 15, AR 15. I know the maximum offset for this scope is 4". Should I purchase the 2" or 3" Vortex cantilever mount. Would it make more of a difference if I purchase a long scope.

Asked by: Telcomspec
For your set up I would recommend going with the 2" offset cantilever mount. The offset has more to do with the eye relief then it does the length of the scope.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-07

If i put a VIPER TQMC PST 1X4 x 24 MOA on a 7mm rifle. Do you think i will see properly an animal at a distance of 700 feets ?

Asked by: domdel
Yes, you will be able to see an animal at that distance with the Viper PST 1-4x24.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-27

I was contemplating buying a viper 1x4x24 from an individual (not a dealer).. does the vip warranty transfer over to me and what, if anything, do I need to do to transfer?

Asked by: Jmac358
The VIP Warranty is fully transferable and you do not have to do anything, if you were to have any issues you would just send it in with a service request form and we would get it taken care of.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-15

I recently purchased the switchview lever SV-2 for my Viper PST 1-4x24 and fully tightened, there's a gap that renders it useless. Did I miss a step on installation?

Asked by: Luke
That gap is supposed to be there, it allows for machining tolerances.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-24

I recently purchased an AR15 from a friend of mine and it came with a Viper PST 1x4 MRAD scope. I am very impressed with it and saw video that to set zero stop it required shims that came with the scope. How would I get a packet of those shims?

Asked by: Sray53txtn
You can give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 6 or you can find the shims here: http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/crs-shim-pst-zero-stop.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-24

is there a killflash to fit this scope?

Asked by: Justin
We do not make ARD's for our scopes, but you might find one from a company called Tenebraex.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-24
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