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Viper PST Gen II 3-15x44 FFP

EBR-2C Reticle | 30mm Tube | Tactical Turrets

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MSRP: $1199.99
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Viper PST Gen II 3-15x44 FFP is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 23.
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Viper® PST Gen II 3-15x44 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 glass-etched 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
Magnification3-15 x
Objective Lens Diameter44 mm
Eye Relief3.4 in
Field of View41.2-8.6 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
RZR Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation.1 MRAD
Travel per Rotation10 MRAD
Max Elevation Adjustment22 MRAD
Max Windage Adjustment11 MRAD
Parallax Setting20 yards to Infinity
Length14.3 inches
Weight28.1 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • CR2032 battery
  • Lens cloth
  • 2 mm hex wrench
  • 3'' Sunshade

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.
First Focal Plane Reticle Scale of reticle remains in proportion to the zoomed image. Constant subtensions allow accurate holdover and ranging at all magnifications.
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

RZR Zero Stop Zero Stop mechanism prevents the turret from dialing below sight-in range. Download directions on How to set the Zero Stop.
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

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.
Built-In Accuracy Features Matching (MRAD or MOA) turrets and reticles facilitate fast and accurate shooting at extended ranges. The patented fiber optic Radius Bar visually assists tracking turret rotations. US Patent 7,937,879
Magnification3-15 x
Objective Lens Diameter44 mm
Eye Relief3.4 in
Field of View41.2-8.6 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
RZR Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation.1 MRAD
Travel per Rotation10 MRAD
Max Elevation Adjustment22 MRAD
Max Windage Adjustment11 MRAD
Parallax Setting20 yards to Infinity
Length14.3 inches
Weight28.1 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper PST GEN II 3-15 x 44 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
14.3 2.3 2.50 6.85 4.2 3.75
Heights
H1 H2
2.08 1.8

Dimensions measured in inches.

EBR-2C Reticle (MRAD)

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

Subtension detail for the Viper PST Gen II 3-15x44 riflescope with EBR-2C MRAD reticle. >

Note
Read the Viper PST Gen II 3-15x44 Riflescope with EBR-2C Reticle (MRAD) manual for details on how to effectively determine range, holdover, windage and moving lead corrections.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value The pst gen 2 3-15 ffp...this scope, for me, feels like I'm sitting behind something special. I love the reticle, especially the FFP feature. Illuminated, it feels great for dawn and dusk shooting. I haven't experienced any issue with it, mounted on a High end .30-06 it pairs up perfectly. Go check one out when you get a chance. I can't see anyone being disappointed with this scope. You will have to fix your shooting habits long before you have to upgrade your glass to be effective.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Vortex PST gen 2 FFP 3-15x44 This is not a great optic! Vortex is selling made in china scopes at a premium price. The finish on all the knobs not very durable. (they will send you new knob covers if you ask) But this is not a problem you should have when you spend a 00! The FFP is nice to have. But think twice before buying. Its heavier than anything in its class with little upside to the heavy weight of the scope. There are many better options for the price....so shop around and find a quality Made in the U.S.A optic. Ps. The lenses on this scope will fog up very easy, when its cold cool or the humidity is above 80%. I feel ripped off!
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Clear I have been enjoying this scope on my Tikka CTR .308 My primary use is for hunting and the illuminated reticle is a great benefit at the low light times of the hunt. With Vortex's QR. base, this scope has enough range on the reticle to reach out to 1100 Meters without needing to hold-over the target. I had the opportunity to compare my rifle scope to a spotting scope last week when we saw a moose in the mountains at 600 Meters distance, and admittedly we had better success viewing points of the animal through my PST 2, at 15X then we did thourgh my friends Diamondback spotting scope on 45X. All that to say I was pleased with my optics. My friend, after trying my gun said "you could shoot the needles off a pine tree with this scope".
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Optic! I have the SPT Gen II on my 308 Rem 700 and it's awesome. Dialing in the ranges could not be easier and a 600 yard shot is no longer out of range. Now if I miss I can't blame it on the gun or optic, it's all me. The glass is clear and bright, not too heavy and the illuminated reticle is very handy when the light begins to fade. The only thing I would change is to make the illuminated part time out after a few hours to save battery life. I have left it on by accident a few times and then get out into the field with a dead battery.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged and clear! I was in the market for an optic to put on my scar 17 that would last, as these guns are known to eat optics. Enter the viper pst gen ii. Built like a tank, I don’t think I’ll ever have an issue with this optic on the scar, and even if I did, you get the fantastic vip warranty with it! the glass is extremely clear, and the red dot functions on this are exceptional. This is a direct competitor to the Leupold mk 6 in my opinion, and it comes in at about half the cost! I definitely can’t recommend this enough!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal clear Purchased this scope for my Christensen arms ridgeline 300 win. Scope is crystal clear. Very forgiving eyereleif. Focus is smooth and very precise. Solid turrets. Great scope. Love my gen 1 one but these gen II’s addresses the few few issues I have with the first gen’s.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great option for longer barreled AR I picked up this up to use on a 20" barreled .223 AR15 to hunt deer, coyotes, and eventually prairie dogs. 15x is plenty of zoom for the caliber and the distances I shoot, and the reticle matches my 4.5-27x56 that sits on my 6.5CM bolt gun to keep things familiar.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased! Once we got through the backorder, i was very pleased. It was well worth the wait! Now i am not a professional shooter, nor do i know all the ins and outs of glass. But i do know it adjusts well to my eye. It does not fatigue my eye like others do. Its very clear for my purposes. And i think it will serve my 6.5 Grendel well. The guys at Vortex are great! I support them 100% just as they support us veterans. I am local to Vortex and love stopping in at the shop. Customer service is amazing and hopefully ill never have to experience how great the VIP is!
Date published: 2017-09-23
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To mount the 3-15x44 Gen 2 PST on a Cooper Timberline, using the Warne mounts provided. What height Vortex Mounts are required? Thanks.

Asked by: Mark
Thanks for the question! I would recommend going with a set of our new 30 mm Pro Rings-Low (PR30-L) for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2019-01-18

I'm considering the PST Gen II for a Desert Tech SRS Covert. What ring setup would you recommend? Thank you!

Asked by: doctor2pi
Thanks for reaching out! I recommend a cantilever mount for that setup but you could also run the 1.45" height Precision Matched Rings. The 1.26" height will clear, but it really comes down to your facial features and structure to obtain a comfortable cheek weld.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2019-01-14

putting a PST Gen II 3-15x44 on a M&P10 .308; like to have a QR cantilever but thinking also about possible need for 20MOA added mount for max range shooting...would you recommend a "locked" 20MOA cantilever or would O MOA QR mount do as well? thanks!

Asked by: eagletross
Thanks for the question! I'm personally a fan of the non QR cantilever, unless I have a need for the QR mount. You won't need the 20 MOA rail unless you plan on stretching that out to 500 + yards. Give us a call at 800-426-0048 Ext. 5 if you'd like to discuss this more!
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2019-01-04

what is the difference in MRAD EBR-2C reticle and MRAD EBR-2D, recently advertised by national seller in a PST Gen II FFP 3-15x44?

Asked by: eagletross
The EBR-2D center is closed, not an open center like the 2C. The MRAD numbers are also on the far right of the "pyramid" instead of just to the right of the vertical crosshair on the 2C.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2019-01-02

Hi I just bought a Vortex pst 3-15x44 gen II. I did the zeroing process and set the zero stop just as you describe in your video  When I put the turret cover back on and press it down in the bottom the edge aligns with the marking of the second turn.

Asked by: fsson
Thanks for the question! From what you're describing that just happens to be where your firearm zeros with that scope. Every firearm is going to zero differently, some with more elevation left, some with less. The zero stop is a reference for your original zero. You're able to dial down to find it at any time so you know where you're at in your travel. If you'd like to discuss this further please give us a call at 800-426-0048 Ext. 5, thanks!
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-12-13

Which Vortex rings and base do you recommend for mounting the 3x15 pst Gen 2 on a Christensen Arms Mesa in 300 WM?

Asked by: Mark
I recommend a one piece picatinny rail and a set of our Precision Matched Rings - .97" height for your setup.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-12-07

Viper  PSIi 3-15 x44 going to mount on Tikka T3.  Plan on using Warne rings.  Do I need med or high rings  Also the adjustment knob for the illumination of the rectile is very tight.  Takes considerable strenght to turn.   Amy suggestions 

Asked by: Felix1951
Thanks for the question! Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext. 5 to discuss your setup!
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-26

What can I expect for battery life for the Viper? Ball park it, I understand it depends on brightness setting.

Asked by: Anderson 104
Thanks for the question! Battery life will vary on different factors, but you should see about 150 hours under normal conditions.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-26
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