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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 4.9 out of 5 by 54.
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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 Graduation.1 MRAD
Travel per Rotation10 MRAD
Max Elevation Adjustment20 MRAD
Max Windage Adjustment10 MRAD
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 Graduation.1 MRAD
Travel per Rotation10 MRAD
Max Elevation Adjustment20 MRAD
Max Windage Adjustment10 MRAD
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 (MRAD)

Hash-marked ranging 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 5-25x50 riflescope with EBR-2C MRAD reticle. >

Note
Read the Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 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 Total Package This optic is feature rich! I have a G1 Razor, and the PSTG2 Includes the best, precise zero/zero stop I have used with the addiction of smaller profile turrets. The EBR-2C reticle is very useful for various types of shooting especially with the well thought-out illumination. This optic also focuses down to 25 yds which is important to the hunter, competition, and tactical shooter. If you are going to venture into this price range, the VIP warranty brings a peace of mind. The only recommendation I could make would be to include a factory throw lever, however the magnification ring is very smooth. I believe this is the best optic (feature/price) currently available.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Viper PSTG2 5-25x50mm FFP MRAD Purchased the PSTG2 5-25x50mm FFP MRAD in April and after a long awaited backorder time it finally arrived. I mounted it to my .308 Ruger Precision Rifle, sighted it in, and verified my DOPE. Result: dead center at 1000 yds. I could not be happier, the zero stops are a breeze to set, the glass is excellent, and I absolutely love the reticle design. This is taking the place of a borrowed PSTG1, and I am very much looking forward to taking it to a competition. I definitely recommend getting a set of the Vortex Defender caps for it, the cheaper caps from other manufacturers break very quickly. Great product Vortex!
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Precision Performance! This scope is amazing. I have this on a Ruger Precision Rifle and it performs perfectly. It's First Focal Plane so your adjustments are effective at any magnification. This optic works beautifully at all ranges and all magnification levels. Crystal clear in low light, illuminated reticle works perfectly. This is a precision tool used on a precision weapon. I would trust this optic to do what it needs to do, no matter what I asked. Not often do you find a piece of equipment that you can build a rig around, but the PST Gen 2 is a piece that you. If you need high end performance at a great price, give this scope a look.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope for anything. Iv had this scope for a few months now, clarity is a vastly improved, relocating the illumination to inside the paralax knob was a nice sleek choice also clicks off between every increase or decrease in illumination is a added bonus, leaving it between 3 and 4 gives great low light or some added color against a black background. Scope tracks true, ebr-c2 reticle has a lot of information on it without being crowded and overwhelming. The booklet gives you all your MIL sizes for your hash marks and dots. It has a small open center so no issue with thick lines at 25 power covering dots. Sunshade comes with is a.mice
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome scope for price I coupled the Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 FFP with my new Ruger Precision 6.5 rifle. At first, I couldn't zero. My advice, don't trust the gun store when they say they have bore sighted. Do your own bore sight. After the bore sight, it was only a matter of a few rounds at 50 yds and a few more at 100 yds. I'm an amateur and did it in no time. This is my first long range rifle. I was able to hit 3 rounds within .25 inches. The nice features like bringing the scope back to zero and the 11 level of illumination are great for an amateur. Going to try to this out at sniper training school next summer doing longer distances at 800 yds. Can't be beat at $ 1500 CAD.
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal clear, great range, solid scope! I bought this scope for a Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. Looking through the scope it is crystal clear. Being that it is 5-25 power you have a great range to cycle through. At 5 power, while not ideal, you can shoot at shorter ranges ok, but at the highest power, you can get good visuals of targets at much further ranges. The scope is built extremely well, the turrets have nice tactile clicks and everything is very solid. My only complaint, which is mostly due to it being so new, is the illumination knob is very tight, and bare handed it is difficult to turn, but with some gloves, it was much easier.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knocking them dead My son bought this two months ago ready for the elk and deer season and getting ready for a moose hunt in British Columbia ( senior gift). He saved all summer and sold his last Vortex to buy this one.You can't ask for a better rifle scope. The main purpose of buying this one was for the long range ability and to take on his moose hunt. So if he has to take a five or six hundred yard shot he will. Will be bringing this scope to Crystal Lake Resort to bag that trophy once in a lifetime Moose, bear, and wolf this September.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice for PDogs; can't be beat If you're considering an extended range variable scope that won't bankrupt you, the Vortex PST Gen II 5-25 FFP is a great choice. From the turret adjustment, magnification range, optical clarity, or durability, this optic has you covered. This piece sits on top of a 20" Varmint MSR that I built for a Prairie Dog hunt. During the hunt, I was able to consistently engage targets from 30 yards to over 500 yards. Since this is a FFP riflescope, I was also able to use any magnification to spot for my hunting partner and call out adjustments to his POA. The turrets are surprisingly good for a scope I this class as well. If you need a scope in this role, you can't beat the feature-packed PST Gen II for the money.
Date published: 2018-03-01
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I have two 5x25 gen 2 pst ffp scopes, One on a Ruger precision and the other on a Ruger predator. After setting zero I have 60 MOA that I can dial on the precision riffle. However, I only have 28 MOA of dial on predator. Why? And how do I fix it?

Asked by: Cory
Thanks for the question! It all depends on how the scope aligns with the barrel of your gun. Not every setup is going to be the same. Even someone with the exact same setup could end up with different results. Both of those sounds like you are falling in the normal range of travel. If you are looking for extended range with your Predator, I would recommend getting a 20 MOA rail from www.egwguns.com.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-19

I have a Gen3 Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmore with a 20 MOA rail. what scope mount would you recommend ? I was thinking the Precision Extended Cantilever Mount...….thanks

Asked by: Bob in Az
That will work, we normally suggest the 1.45" Precision Matched Rings because it will reduce the height over bore. But being that your cheek piece is adjustable you can go with either.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-16

I purchased 2 of these scopes, I’m wanting to mount this on a Christensen Arms Ridgeline and a Masa.  Both rifles will have a Seekin base mounted, needing ring height.  I want to mount on both rifles to be as low as possible, barrels are different dia.

Asked by: BK117
If it's a short action go with our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings low height, if it's long action go with the medium height!
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-15

Where is this optic made at?

Asked by: jallen207
Thanks for the question! This scope is made at a facility in the Philippines that follows our specs and quality standards.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-15

I'm going to be putting a gen II viper PST 2-25x50 on a Barrett M99. Will it hold up to the recoil of a 50BMG and what scope rings should i be using?

Asked by: ZachE
Thanks for the question! While it should hold up just fine, I would recommend looking at our Razor HD Gen II 4.5-27x56. This scope is going to handle the recoil much better. For rings, if you stuck with the PST Gen II you are going to want a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings 1.26" inch height for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-15

im putting a viper pst gen II 5-25x50 on my magnum research rifle. model = MLR-1722. what mounting hardware do i need?

Asked by: nnnn
I recommend a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings .97" height for your setup.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-04

Mounting a Viper PST GEN II 5-25x50 MRAD to a Savage 110 hunter and or 110 Long Range hunter, bot with accustock, what rail and height rings do you suggest for both? Thx!

Asked by: privateer
Thanks for the question! I would recommend going with a 1-piece Picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings 0.97" inch height for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-04

I tried searching for this question, but the search option in here is a little clunky. Anyways. I just purchased a Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50.... advice on mounting gear for a RPR 6.5 creed?

Asked by: Kevin
Thanks for the question! I would recommend going with our 30 mm Precision Extended Cantilever mount for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-09-26
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