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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 11.
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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 Clear and easy to set zero stop Preorded this and it was well worth the wait. Very easy to set the zero stop and very clear compared to the gen 1 6-24 pst. Taken it out to 600 yards under prs match conditions and was very pleased. Magnification ring is a little stiff buthe easier with a throw lever. Clicks are audible and solid. Zero stop is like hitting a wall.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long range and Super Clear I have been looking for a scope that would multi task as a hunting platform and a long range tactical application for about a year. Well problem solved, VIPER PST GEN II 5-25X50. I have put this scope up against all the top brands and it out shines them all. This is the one scope that will give you all you need. Todd G Robertson.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most amazing scope you will ever buy! So I’ve been looking for a new optic to top off my new rifle, I found the viper pst gen 2 and immediately fell in love. I was alittle hesitant at first cause I’ve never spent that much money on an optic before, so I looked around some more and couldn’t find any thing that matched the performance, quality and features, so I bought it. Once I received the scope and mounted it on my rifle I had to stand back and look at it cause of how AWESOME it made my rifle looked. I took it out and shot it and sighted it in, the big turrets help with easy and quick adjustments, also not to mention how crystal clear the image was. If I had to do it all over again, you bet your ace I would choose Vortex again!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to shoot with minimal adjustments. I mounted this on my MPR 6.5 Creedmoor and love it by using the reticle I can easily shoot out to 800 without touching the dial. Zeroing in this scope is easy shoot one round place the bullet hole on the reticle grid and adjust the indicated Moa up and over and second round was right on target. The grid works great on days with a variable wind because it is easy to make a correction by using the grid. Kentucky wind-age has never been so easy look at where the bullet hits on the reticle grid adjust accordingly and you should be right on target from there. A salesman damaged a battery cover on my PST scope and after contacting Vortex I had a new one sent to me no charged in less than a week. I added the Vortex level, flip up caps and a power lever to complete a great package.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Riflescope I just picked this scope up about a week ago at a local sporting goods store. I had looked around for a little while for the ideal piece of glass to go on the rifle I'm building. I asked to take a few of them (Vortex, Leupold, and Burris) outside to really see what they looked like outdoors and man was I blown away. The Vortex Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 was the ticket! The build quality is amazingly sturdy, the reticle is very bright and clear no matter the magnification, and the turrets are all nice and clicky. I doubt that I will ever really use the illumination feature but it had every other thing I wanted so I guess it's just a bit of a bonus if I needed it. Overall though, it far exceeded my expectations and I can't wait to get her mounted up and out shooting! Thanks Vortex!
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best piece of Glass I've ever used/owned Ive been using this optic for a few months now and I finally feel comfortable giving a review. Ive used this setup for hog hunting and long range shooting and in all kinds of lighting. I couldn't be more pleased at how this optic performed! I'm excited to see how it works for me coyote hunting. The PST gen2 is almost a must for shooters and hunters who need durable accurate and clear optics
Date published: 2017-11-03
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Whats the best ring height for a PST GEN II 5x25x50 on a Savage 10 BA Stealth Evolution 6.5 CM using E-10 and O-50 Flip Caps?

Asked by: RC1234
I would recommend going with a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings 0.97" inch height for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-06-18

GlueMan What amount of light is allowed through the Viper PST 5-25 X 50 GenII?

Asked by: GlueMan
Hello, I'm sorry I'm not sure what exactly you're looking for. Could you please give us a call at 800-426-0048 Ext. 5 or email us at info@vortexoptics.com. Thank you!
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-06-12

Which flip up covers will I need for both ends of the Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50?

Asked by: BigBoreBigSmack
You will need the E-10 for the eyepiece and the O-50 in the Defender Flip Caps.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-30

Will the Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 handle the recoil of all of the commercially available rifles chambered in 50 bmg whether single shot or semiautomatic?

Asked by: BigBoreBigSmack
Yes, the Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 will handle the recoil of a 50 BMG. We test all of our optics on a wide variety of firearms and calibers.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-25

Is this scope Night Vision capatable?

Asked by: Uncle Stiffy
Yes, this works wonderful with a clip-on night vision mounted in front of the optic.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-21

I have a Steyr SSG 08 .338 lapua with a 20-MOA Picatinny rail, I am looking to mount my Viper PST gen II 5-25x50 to the weapon, what ring mounts would you recommend.

Asked by: krum1979
I would recommend a set of our 30mm Precision Matched rings in 0.97" height for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-30

Looking to mount the viper 5-25x50 pst gen 2 on a savage 110 tactical with a 20 MOA rail, I’m assuming I need to use your .87” scope rings. Am I correct?

Asked by: Jdmills
I would go with the 0.97" height rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-13

I have the Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 FFP MOA and I want to put it on my Savage 110 Tactical in.308 Do you know what height scope rings should I buy? I Thanks

Asked by: Jordan
I would go with our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.97" height for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-23
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