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Viper PST Gen II 1-6x24

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 4.6 out of 5 by 9.
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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.2 MRAD
Travel per Rotation20 MRAD
Max Elevation Adjustment46 MRAD
Max Windage Adjustment46 MRAD
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.2 MRAD
Travel per Rotation20 MRAD
Max Elevation Adjustment46 MRAD
Max Windage Adjustment46 MRAD
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 (MRAD)

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 MRAD reticle. >

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

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope!!! I purchased Mrad version from Brownells along with cantivelver 2" mount, mounted to Ruger Sr556 takedown 16"barrel w/m4-72 compensator, zeroed at 50yds. . Excellent scope! Glass is very clear even at 6x[much better than Primary Arms 1-6x24 and strike eagle]. 200 yd shots effortless very easy to pick up target through scope. Illuminated reticle at 4 power setting allowed easy aquistion at 200yds max illumination a little harder to see but still manageable [shooting from covered rest on clear GA day]. 200 rds averaged 3 1/2 - 4" groups @ 200yds from bench with handguard on gun bag. At 1x very wide and clear sight picture [almost like there was no scope there, no to very very little color distortion]. max brightness at ipsc target at 50yds very easy to get off 5 shot groups at 1/2 second interval all in the A zone, using IWI and Prvi 55gr xm193 ammo. Love it!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this scope I use the viper gen 2 on a 556 ar15, for medium to long range shooting. I have had it out to the range once and I didn't have the best setup. I got it zeroed and love the scope. I was originally running am Eotech, which I love but having this scope is amazing. The clarity is by far one of the nicest I have seen. I am comparing to some of the higher end Leopold. This is my first scope I have purchased and I'm glad I made the purchase. If I build another rifle it will have at a minimum of a pst gen 2. Much nicer shooting through a scope out passed 100 yards then my eotech
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do not hesitate to purchase. I have been using the Viper Gen 2 1-6 for months now and I have been extremely satisfied. I have used it in close environments effectively (5-50 meters) and also effectively gotten hits at distance (1000 meters). I am really picky when it comes to reticles as I use them a lot. I like them simple, but you also need enough in the glass to do work and make quick calculations with out dialing. Vortex has done it with the Viper Gen 2. It weighs a little more than I would like, but the construction seems very robust. I smashed it against the ground (not intentionally) and turned around moments later to engage past 700 meters with pinpoint confidence. This scope is the best glass I have ever bought for the money. I prefer it even to the razor as it is lighter. Do not hesitate to purchase if you are on the fence. You will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Game Changer I purchased my Viper PST Gen II 1-6 for my primary 3 Gun rifle. I am thoroughly happy with my decision as the scope has exceeded my expectations. I love the MRAD reticle, combine that with the clarity of this scope and it is untouchable at the price point offered here. The adjustments are fine enough to achieve pinpoint accuracy to the shooter which translates to confidence in the shooter. The 1-6 variable magnification is perfect for 3 Gun competition offering true 1X with no visual distortion for those fast burn em down bay stages and at 6X you can easily identify long range challenges presented in 3 Gun. I also appreciate the inclusion of a sun shade. It is trivial to some but I have used the shade to my advantage several times this season while shooters using other scopes have been forced to fabricate solutions using kydex and I've even seen cardboard shot shell boxes used to fight the glare. I am extremely satisfied with this scope and intend to run this as my go to 3 Gun optic for the foreseeable future.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed Had to send my new scope in for repair right out of the box. Both turrents were overly stiff and mushy, making it difficult to adjust without having to look at the turret markings. The illumination was also defective, as the battery cap could not be screwed in all the way without kicking out the illumination. According to warranty service response, I was sent a new scope because the illumination was not functioning properly on the one I sent in. The "new" scope fixes the illumination issue and the windage turrent is satisfactory, but the elevation turret is like the one I sent in, stiff and mushy. I give Vortex a vote of no confidence and will not be purchasing anymore Vortex products. 1 star for product, and added another star as cs response was very good.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweetness Got this yesterday and mounted it on a 14.5" AR. Mounted in a 1.93 MI mount to clear a DBAL. In short, this scope is amazing. The clarity is unreal, edge to edge. The 1x is true. The illumination is more than daylight bright. I had the PST 1-4 and this blows it out of the water. In comparison to the Razor HD GenII the only difference I could note is a slight bit of clarity difference at 400 yards and out. Other than that it is right on par. At the price point it is going to be a winner for Vortex, yet again. Outstanding.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope! The scope has a very clear lens for the price and I could not be happier. The red illumination can be turned up very bright even in the daylight with the sun shinning at the range. I like the fact that even when the red dot is off, I still have a good sight picture of the black crosshairs. Eye relief is excellent as well.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I needed and more I purchased a new Ruger 10/22 lite to be used for rabbits, squirrels, and just plinking around with. When I went to look for a scope I considered the strike eagle, the 1-4x first gen pst, and then the 2nd gen. After looking at what I needed and wanted this won hands down. It may be overkill for a .22 but hey better to have to much than not enough. I like everything from the solid clicks while zeroing it to the overall feel of it. Looking at potentially upgrading my AR scope to one of these replacing the 1-4 pst on it.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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is the PST Gen II 1-6 available in first focal plane? if not is the Razor HD available in first focal plane? I don't see it as an option on the website for either optic.

Asked by: Patrick
The Viper PST Gen II 1-6x24 and the Razor HD Gen II 1-6x24 are only available in second focal plane.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-30

Will the Viper PST Gen II 1-6x24 handle the recoil of a Scar 17?

Asked by: raexcct2
The recoil of the Scar 17 is very hard on optics, the Viper PST Gen II is a very durable optic but we typically recommend the Razor HD Gen II 1-6x24 for use on the Scar 17's. If you were to use the Viper PST Gen II and had any issues our VIP Warranty would take care of it for you.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-11

Would this optic be able to handle .375 rug? I am going on brown bear and i would prefer this to QR rings.

Asked by: Doug
Yes, it will handle the recoil of your rifle, be sure to follow our mounting recommendations of 15-18 inch pounds with no Loctite on the screws in a good quality set of rings.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-11

I'm looking to have some custom scope caps made for this optic. What are the exact outer diameters of the Viper PST Gen II 1-6x24 at the objective and ocular ends?

Asked by: Geoff
The objective is 1.29" and the ocular is 1.8".
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-11

I want to be able to use this optic on my patrol rifle (SW MP15.) Would I be able to co-witness with my Magpul mbus sites for an emergency? (In the rare case the optics break.) Can you recommend a quick detachable cantilever or/and Offset Cantilever?

Asked by: Bear
Our Precision QR Extended Cantilever Mount is a great QR mount, however you will not be able to co-witness through your scope because it is a magnified optic.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-04

Would you recommend this optic for LE use, on a patrol or duty rifle?
Asked by: Patmc556
The Viper PST Gen II 1-6x24 would work great on a duty rifle.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-07-14

I don't see the Precision QR Mount listed as an accessory for the PST Gen II 1-6? I have a Daniel Defense V7 with Troy folding Front and Rear. Will this Precision QR mount work with the PST Gen II 1-6?
Asked by: Philip
Yes, it will work very well with the Viper PST Gen II 1-6x24.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

Is the Viper Gen II 1-6 made of 6061-T6 (like the Gen 1) or is it another type of aluminum? Thank you.
Asked by: Joe
Yes, it uses 6061-T6 aluminum.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this scope I use the viper gen 2 on a 556 ar15, for medium to long range shooting. I have had it out to the range once and I didn't have the best setup. I got it zeroed and love the scope. I was originally running am Eotech, which I love but having this scope is amazing. The clarity is by far one of the nicest I have seen. I am comparing to some of the higher end Leopold. This is my first scope I have purchased and I'm glad I made the purchase. If I build another rifle it will have at a minimum of a pst gen 2. Much nicer shooting through a scope out passed 100 yards then my eotech
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweetness Got this yesterday and mounted it on a 14.5" AR. Mounted in a 1.93 MI mount to clear a DBAL. In short, this scope is amazing. The clarity is unreal, edge to edge. The 1x is true. The illumination is more than daylight bright. I had the PST 1-4 and this blows it out of the water. In comparison to the Razor HD GenII the only difference I could note is a slight bit of clarity difference at 400 yards and out. Other than that it is right on par. At the price point it is going to be a winner for Vortex, yet again. Outstanding.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I needed and more I purchased a new Ruger 10/22 lite to be used for rabbits, squirrels, and just plinking around with. When I went to look for a scope I considered the strike eagle, the 1-4x first gen pst, and then the 2nd gen. After looking at what I needed and wanted this won hands down. It may be overkill for a .22 but hey better to have to much than not enough. I like everything from the solid clicks while zeroing it to the overall feel of it. Looking at potentially upgrading my AR scope to one of these replacing the 1-4 pst on it.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope!!! I purchased Mrad version from Brownells along with cantivelver 2" mount, mounted to Ruger Sr556 takedown 16"barrel w/m4-72 compensator, zeroed at 50yds. . Excellent scope! Glass is very clear even at 6x[much better than Primary Arms 1-6x24 and strike eagle]. 200 yd shots effortless very easy to pick up target through scope. Illuminated reticle at 4 power setting allowed easy aquistion at 200yds max illumination a little harder to see but still manageable [shooting from covered rest on clear GA day]. 200 rds averaged 3 1/2 - 4" groups @ 200yds from bench with handguard on gun bag. At 1x very wide and clear sight picture [almost like there was no scope there, no to very very little color distortion]. max brightness at ipsc target at 50yds very easy to get off 5 shot groups at 1/2 second interval all in the A zone, using IWI and Prvi 55gr xm193 ammo. Love it!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope! The scope has a very clear lens for the price and I could not be happier. The red illumination can be turned up very bright even in the daylight with the sun shinning at the range. I like the fact that even when the red dot is off, I still have a good sight picture of the black crosshairs. Eye relief is excellent as well.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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