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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 5.
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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 I would buy it again! Best scope in my safe!
Date published: 2017-06-15
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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I have a Gen 1 Ruger Precision 308 and I purchased a Viper PST Gen II. What is the recommended height for the rings?

Asked by: RoyH
I would go with the 1.45" height Precision Matched 30 mm rings.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-07

I was wondering what is the basic difference between the ERB-2C in the MOA and MRAD configuration. I was looking at the PST Gen 2 FFP 5-25 to mount on a 6mm RPR. Thank yoy

Asked by: Wsamus
MOA and MRAD are different units of measure used in scopes, you can look at the following videos that will explain the two: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjR442u0_DXAhUS84MKHfF5AbgQtwIIKTAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DS5AGsHSIsVo&usg=AOvVaw17cEVEkB6eCQJmRv_xWKWI, https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjR442u0_DXAhUS84MKHfF5AbgQtwIILzAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DVA2PZBD5Tjg&usg=AOvVaw1FYichYMcS8vJwE0fJUfSb.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-04

I'm getting a Remington 700 Magpul .308 with a 20 MOA rail. I plan on buying the Viper PST Gen II 5-2x50 FFP. What size rings do you recommend?

Asked by: Smash
The 0.87" height will work great on your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-28

Hi folks, looking to acquire the PST-5255 for my Ruger Precision 6.5 Creedmoor with 20MOA rail and was wondering what your recommendation was for ring height using your precision matched 30mm rings. Thanks in advance for any guidance.

Asked by: Robert23
For the Ruger Precision Rifle you will want the 1.45" height Precision Matched Rings.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-17

I have a Remington 700 aac tactical .308 16" barrel. Will a La Rue tactical 20MOA rail and a LaRue Tactical SPR / M4 Scope Mount QD LT104 work to fit this scope?

Asked by: szito
They would work, but your scope will be mounted very high and you would need an adjustable cheek piece. If you want a lower setup, you can use a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height and the 20 MOA rail.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-19

When you turn off the illumination do the hash marks turn black and remain visible?

Asked by: tc00
Yes, when the illumination is turned off the reticle will be black.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-23

Hello I looking at buying the new viper pst gen 2 5-25x50 and i want to put it on a browning a bolt 300 win mag with upgraded Christensen carbon fiber bull barrel what height precision match rings do i need to keep the objective lens as close as I can?

Asked by: Nathan Kelly
With a 1 piece picatinny rail, the 0.97" height Precision Matched Rings will work for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-22

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: 2017-10-22
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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!
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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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