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Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 FFP

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

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MSRP: $1399.99
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Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 FFP is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Viper® PST Gen II 5-25x50 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
Magnification5-25 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief3.4 in
Field of View24.1-4.8 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
RZR Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation25 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment70 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment35 MOA
Parallax Setting25 yards to Infinity
Length16 inches
Weight31.2
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
Magnification5-25 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief3.4 in
Field of View24.1-4.8 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
RZR Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation25 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment70 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment35 MOA
Parallax Setting25 yards to Infinity
Length16 inches
Weight31.2
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper PST GEN II 5-25 x 50 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
16.0 2.25 2.50 6.85 5.6 3.75
Heights
H1 H2
2.3 1.8

Dimensions measured in inches.

EBR-2C Reticle (MOA)

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 5-25x50 riflescope with EBR-2C MOA reticle. >

Note
Read the Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 Riflescope with EBR-2C Reticle (MOA) manual for details on how to effectively determine range, holdover, windage and moving lead corrections.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must have for shoot long range! I purchased this optic to pair with my Ruger Precision rifle. After having great luck with another Vortex Optic on my R700 I figured this would pair with the Ruger great. It has no problem reaching out past 1000yds and then some. The illuminated FFP reticle allows you see exactly what your point of impact is with amazing clarity. The turrets adjust quickly with a nice textile click with each turn. The illumination is crisp with no blur off like other optics. I paired this optic with the Vortex Defender Lens Caps which fit perfect and provide great protection.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5x25 PST gen 2 What can I say, it's a vortex! Great scope so far, the glass is clear quality, the reticle is nice and useful. Turrets are solid and positive, all tracks well. Very happy with the gen 2.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy it again! Best scope in my safe!
Date published: 2017-06-15
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I have what i guess you would call the gen I version of this scope and I love it. I am in the market for another one and can't find one. What I am looking for is consistency when going back and forth between rifles. What are the changes on the gen II ?

Asked by: ??????
The Gen II has improved optics, different turret system that has a mechanical zero stop and more clicks per revolution, illumination control has been moved to the left side of the scope, and a larger magnification range.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-09

Looking at the the viper pst gen2 5-25x50 ffp MRAD retical For a BA 110 stealth in 338 lapua with a 20 MOA rail. Will this scope hold up to that kind of abuse and will the optics reach out for ranges 1600+ meters .

Asked by: Trigger
If you have replaced the stock rail with a 20 MOA rail, the 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.97" height will work on your setup. The optics will reach out to 1600+ meters and it will handle the recoil of a .338 Lapua.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-06

I have purchased the PST Gen II and I was wondering if I could order a custom turret for it through vortex? Thanks

Asked by: Jeff
You can get a custom turret for your scope from www.kentonindustries.com.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-05

Mounting the Viper PST 5-25 Gen II on a Savage 10ba Stealth in 6.5 Creedmore with a 20moa rail. I am wanting to use a set of Vortex precision matched 30mm rings. I know they come in .87, .97, and 1.26 inch, which height do you recommend? Thanks!

Asked by: Jordan
The 0.87" height will work for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-27

With exposed turrets does this scope feature locking turrets?

Asked by: Noel
The Viper PST Gen II does not have locking turrets.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-25

Are the windage marks in the reticle illuminated along with the main crosshairs on the 5-25x50 gen II? The pictures don't reall show if they are or not.

Asked by: Jdb0367
The reference dots below the reticle for holding wind and elevation do not illuminate, only the main portion of the reticle.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-21

Purchased the Vortex PST-5255: Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 First Focal Plane EBR-2C MOA - What are the correct Vortex "Flip Open" lens covers to purchase for this scope?

Asked by: DPF88101
Our Defender Flip Caps in sizes E-10 and O-50 will fit your scope.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-06

I have upgraded from a PST 6-24×50 FFP EBR1 MOA to PST GEN 2 5-25×50 FFP EBR-2C MOA. I have Vortex Precision Match Rings low .87 I bought the level bubble will I have enough clearance for that bubble with my low rings on a 20moa Nightforce rail?

Asked by: txmarine
Yes, you will have enough clearance for the bubble level with your low height rings.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-18
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Defender™  Flip Cap

Defender™ Flip Cap

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Switchview Throw Lever

Switchview Throw Lever

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Flare Illuminated Bubble Level

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USA-made, this slim, low-profile design allows the Bubblevel™ to be mounted on most scopes without removing the scope from the rifle.

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Lo Pro Bubblevel

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Bubble Level

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Vertically align the reticle crosshair on a 30 mm riflescope tube.

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Flip Cap Optic Cover

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Pro Extended Cantilever Mount

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The new USA-made Viper® extended cantilever mounts

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Sport Cantilever 30 mm Mount

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Cantilever ring mount with 3-inch offset for 30mm tubes.

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Sport Cantilever 30 mm Mount

Sport Cantilever 30 mm Mount

Cantilever ring mount with 2-inch offset for 30mm tubes.

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Precision Matched Rings-30 mm

Precision Matched Rings-30 mm

Mounts 1.45 inches (36.8 mm) from base to center. Sold two per package.

MSRP: $199.99

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Precision Matched Rings-30 mm

Precision Matched Rings-30 mm

Mounts 1.26 inches (32 mm) from base to center. Sold two per package.

MSRP: $199.99

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Precision Matched Rings-30 mm

Precision Matched Rings-30 mm

Mounts 0.97 inches (24.64 mm) from base to center. Sold two per package.

MSRP: $199.99

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Precision Matched Rings-30 mm

Precision Matched Rings-30 mm

Mounts 0.87 inches (22.1 mm) from base to center. Sold two per package.

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Pro 30 mm Rings

Pro 30 mm Rings

Medium Height
Mounts 0.97 inches (24.64 mm) from base to center. Sold two per package.

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Pro 30 mm Rings

Pro 30 mm Rings

Low Height
Mounts 0.87 inches (22.09 mm) from base to center. Sold two per package.

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Pro 30 mm Rings

Pro 30 mm Rings

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Mounts 1.12 inches (28.44 mm) from base to center. Sold two per package.

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Fog Free Lens Cleaning Kit

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Riflescope CR 2032 Battery Holder

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Holds one CR 2032 battery.

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Torque Wrench Mounting Kit

Torque Wrench Mounting Kit

Tighten to the specified torque and not a bit more.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must have for shoot long range! I purchased this optic to pair with my Ruger Precision rifle. After having great luck with another Vortex Optic on my R700 I figured this would pair with the Ruger great. It has no problem reaching out past 1000yds and then some. The illuminated FFP reticle allows you see exactly what your point of impact is with amazing clarity. The turrets adjust quickly with a nice textile click with each turn. The illumination is crisp with no blur off like other optics. I paired this optic with the Vortex Defender Lens Caps which fit perfect and provide great protection.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy it again! Best scope in my safe!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 5-25x50 PST Gen2 FFP 2BRC MOA I would like to give an in depth review but, that is very difficult considering the FFP isn't shipping until possibly August now. I'm. It sure what the hold up is considering how many items were taken from the razor line which is readily available. I will wait the backorder out, but this will be the last new generation glass from Vortex I ever order. I'll give an outfitter the opportunity to sell me on a different brand and stocked item.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ordered Jan 3, still no scope Please, would someone provide some line of site as to where and when I can buy model 5255? I ordered it off Optics Planet Jan 3, and now they're saying it won't ship until Sept.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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