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VMR-2 Reticle | 30mm Tube | Capped Turrets

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MSRP: $999.99
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Viper PST Gen II 1-6x24 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
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Viper® PST Gen II 1-6x24 Riflescope

This updated favorite hands an unfair advantage to shooters who seek to keep the upper hand in every situation from close quarters to long-range shots. The illumination dial is cleanly integrated into the side focus adjustment knob for easy access and streamlined performance. The reticle offers shooters highly functional, intuitive, and detailed hold points, yet remains uncluttered for optimal viewing and features 10 intensity levels with off positions between each setting.

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




VIP Warranty XD Lens Elements XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification1-6 x
Objective Lens Diameter24 mm
Eye Relief3.8 in
Field of View112.5-18.8 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation.5 MOA
Travel per Rotation50 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment160 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment160 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length10.9 inches
Weight22.7 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • CR2032 battery
  • 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.
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.

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

Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
Built-In Accuracy Features Matching (MRAD or MOA) turrets and reticles facilitate fast and accurate shooting at extended ranges.US Patent 7,937,879
Magnification1-6 x
Objective Lens Diameter24 mm
Eye Relief3.8 in
Field of View112.5-18.8 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation.5 MOA
Travel per Rotation50 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment160 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment160 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length10.9 inches
Weight22.7 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper PST GEN II 1-6x24 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
10.9 3.0 2.25 6.85 .05 3.6
Heights
H1 H2
1.29 1.8

Dimensions measured in inches.

VMR-2 Reticle (MOA)

Hash-marked reticle using MOA or MRAD-based subtension lines for ranging, holdover, and windage corrections. Letters refer to reticle subtensions listed in chart below.

Subtension detail for the Viper PST Gen II 1-6x24 riflescope with VMR-2 MOA reticle. >

Note
Read the Viper PST 1-6x24 Riflescope with VMR-2 MOA Reticle manual for details on how to effectively determine range, holdover, windage and moving lead corrections.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent scope with 00 features This scope is a fantastic product, and has many features and a great value for the money. The glass is clear, and the illumination is daylight bright. Had a slight non-dealbreaking issue with the scope, but it was fixed in less than a week, and the scope works better than new! Get the throw ring; it will make a night and day difference with this scope (The only 2 nitpicks with this scope is the stiffness of the adjustment, which can be fixed via the aforementioned throw ring, and the weight, although I'm sure that means it's built sturdy.) Great company and product, and will be buying other Vortex products in the future.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex Viper PST Gen 2 1-6 Rocks! I love just about everything about this scope. It gives you the features, illumination and glass quality at a price point that is not being met by any other scope maker. My only negative is that I need to need to do more resistance training for my hands/fingers in order to operate the controls... Man they are tight! Interestingly, I was at first mad about it not having the JM-1 reticle. Now that I've had a chance to chrono my ammo and use the ballistics program I found the VMR MOA reticle is actually a closer match.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poor mans Razor A while back I wrote Vortex requesting that they add an optic to there lineup. It needed to be 1x6. Had to have daylight visible red dot, good glass, capped finger adjustable turrets & the Razors VMR2 reticle. Little did I know Vortex already had the Viper Gen 2 in the works & they delivered the perfect AR platform optic. I can use it for everything I do with my AR. 3 gun, hunting, combat drills. 5 stars Vortex for listening to your customer base & delivering the products we want!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect scope for a Do-it-All Firearm!! I was trying to find the perfect scope for my custom AR15. I had spent almost a year reviewing the Razor and trying to sum up the money and courage to actually get it. Then I found out Vortex was meeting their customers in the middle and releasing the Viper Gen II. At half the price of the Razor though it doesn't feel like half the scope. The lens clarity is phenomenal, and the eye box is very large and forgiving. I love that they kept the same low profile turrets and single point adjustable red dot light as the Razor. At first I was uncertain if I'd like the MOA reticle as much as the JM-1, however as I shoot it more and use the ballistics chart I think I'll find that it allows more capability in windage and long range shot adjustments. The turn dial is indeed very stiff, however I purchased Vortex's new SV-5 throw switch to pair up with the scope. It works so well and allows me to switch from fast paced close shots up to long distance in mere seconds. This is truly a fantastic multi-purpose scope for a multi-purpose rifle!! Thank you to Vortex for always thinking of the customer's needs!!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS SCOPE! Just received the Viper PST Gen II 1-6. It exceeds my expectations. This scope is amazing! Glass is crystal clear and the optic is built like a tank.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Viper pet gen I I 1-6x24 Great glass. Love this scope. Red dot helps these old eyes.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it clear beautiful glass
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute Steal As soon as it was available I knew I want this optic and I'm glad I got it. Having put other glass on my DDM4V4 this was by far the best, and most economic choice. Easily adjustable and very user friendly; mounting and getting my zero at 100 meters was a breeze (took 9 rounds from mounting and shooting at 33 meters and going straight to 100). I don't treat my guns like fragile china; I beat the ever living heck out of them, and the Viper was right along for the ride (including a dip in some rapids) and it's still truckin'. Met up with around 30 friends out in the middle of Washington state, and they absolutely loved it. Going from 30 meters to shooting out to 600 on a man sized steel target has never been so easy, and I wish I had one of these in the sandbox. Anyone who gets this optic wont be disappointed, and in the future I'm definitely a customer for life. Pros: Easy usability, fast target acquisition, generous eye relief, EXTREMELY clear glass, rugged yet sleek, weatherproof, very durable, user friendly, good price-point, easy to use on AR/AK/Bolt guns (have used it on all three). Cons: Battery became loose in the housing, was able to fix that by using a multi-tool to tighten down the cap, no issues afterwords. A bit weighty, but worth the weight.
Date published: 2017-08-26
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I'm looking for a muzzleloader scope that I can use on 1 power when stalking timber and higher power when over a field. Will this hold up to recoil and is there any other models you would recommend?

Asked by: Plendl
The Viper PST Gen II 1-6x24 would work great for what you are looking for. It will definitely hold up to the recoil, but if you ever have any issues our VIP Warranty will take care of it for you.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-07-18

Hello! This is gonna be a two part question. First, can this scope be used for both 223/5.56 & 308 caliber rifles? Secondly, at what magnification is the Viper PST Gen II MOA set to be Zeroed at? Are there any instructions or videos Vortex has to learn how to Zero and set Zero Stops?
Asked by: Ritlinboy
The Viper PST Gen II 1-6x24 will work very well on both a .223/5.56 and .308. The reticle subtensions will be correct at 6x magnification on this scope and you can find the directions on indexing the turret on page 8 of the manual: http://www.vortexoptics.com/uploads/manual_rfl_pst-1p-web.pdf.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

Does the illuminated reticle have an auto shut-off feature?
Asked by: Dustysa4
No, it does not have an auto shutoff.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

wire or etched reticle
Asked by: cody
The PST's have etched glass reticles.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-23

What size caps do I need for the new pst 1-6 eyepiece and objective lens?
Asked by: James
Our Defender Flip Caps in sizes E-10 and O-24 will fit your scope.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

I'm shopping the options for a throw lever. Could you tell me the diameter of the magnification ring? Thanks!
Asked by: Dustysa4
For this scope you will need our SV-5 throw lever. The magnification ring has a 46 mm diameter.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

Plan to use new pst gen II 1-6 x 24 with vortex cvp 30 cantilever mount on a Ruger SR 762 308 rifle. Can I use this set up and leave fold down sights on the gun? I understand that I would have to remove the scope to use the iron sights but just want to leave them on the gun. Would I get enough eye relief and will scope clean the sights on the gun in doled Dom position? Also what inch lb for rings and base? Will I need to lock tight the rings for the 308. Thanks Also would that be the best mount for that scope and gun?
Asked by: Ed
That setup would work very well on your .308 but you will most likely need to remove the rear flip up iron sight. We recommend using 16 inch pounds and no loctite on the ring screws. The base screws can be tightened to 35 inch pounds on the Viper Extended Cantilever Mount.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

1st focal plane or 2nd focal plane?
Asked by: sweatyjeff
That is a second focal plane optic.
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent scope with 00 features This scope is a fantastic product, and has many features and a great value for the money. The glass is clear, and the illumination is daylight bright. Had a slight non-dealbreaking issue with the scope, but it was fixed in less than a week, and the scope works better than new! Get the throw ring; it will make a night and day difference with this scope (The only 2 nitpicks with this scope is the stiffness of the adjustment, which can be fixed via the aforementioned throw ring, and the weight, although I'm sure that means it's built sturdy.) Great company and product, and will be buying other Vortex products in the future.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex Viper PST Gen 2 1-6 Rocks! I love just about everything about this scope. It gives you the features, illumination and glass quality at a price point that is not being met by any other scope maker. My only negative is that I need to need to do more resistance training for my hands/fingers in order to operate the controls... Man they are tight! Interestingly, I was at first mad about it not having the JM-1 reticle. Now that I've had a chance to chrono my ammo and use the ballistics program I found the VMR MOA reticle is actually a closer match.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poor mans Razor A while back I wrote Vortex requesting that they add an optic to there lineup. It needed to be 1x6. Had to have daylight visible red dot, good glass, capped finger adjustable turrets & the Razors VMR2 reticle. Little did I know Vortex already had the Viper Gen 2 in the works & they delivered the perfect AR platform optic. I can use it for everything I do with my AR. 3 gun, hunting, combat drills. 5 stars Vortex for listening to your customer base & delivering the products we want!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect scope for a Do-it-All Firearm!! I was trying to find the perfect scope for my custom AR15. I had spent almost a year reviewing the Razor and trying to sum up the money and courage to actually get it. Then I found out Vortex was meeting their customers in the middle and releasing the Viper Gen II. At half the price of the Razor though it doesn't feel like half the scope. The lens clarity is phenomenal, and the eye box is very large and forgiving. I love that they kept the same low profile turrets and single point adjustable red dot light as the Razor. At first I was uncertain if I'd like the MOA reticle as much as the JM-1, however as I shoot it more and use the ballistics chart I think I'll find that it allows more capability in windage and long range shot adjustments. The turn dial is indeed very stiff, however I purchased Vortex's new SV-5 throw switch to pair up with the scope. It works so well and allows me to switch from fast paced close shots up to long distance in mere seconds. This is truly a fantastic multi-purpose scope for a multi-purpose rifle!! Thank you to Vortex for always thinking of the customer's needs!!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it clear beautiful glass
Date published: 2017-06-07
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