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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 4.6 out of 5 by 13.
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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 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 Nothing Better for the money The quality of this optic is as good if not better than scopes at twice the cost. From 100 to over 1000 yards, this is my go to optic. Tracking tests have been right on and the clarity is amazing.
Date published: 2017-07-18
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 5-25 Gen2 PST Got this scope for a .223 PRS trainer rifle and am very impressed. Scope is a vast improvement over the gen 1. Glass is great, reticle is the ebr-2c which i love. turrets are pretty good for the class of scope this is in. I would highly recommend this scope to anyone.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love vortex scopes. I replaced the gen 1 6-24 viper ffp pst with the gen 2 5-25 ffp viper. I love the clarity, does great in low light conditions. Im so happy im going to replace a few scopes on other rifles with the gen 2 vipers
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal Clear like always Bought the new pst gen ii 5-25x50ffp last week. Mounted it on my custom build spikes Jack .308 and have to say this scope is right on point. Great product once again!
Date published: 2017-06-25
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I recently purchased a Remington 700 SPS Tactical(AAC SD) and I'm buying a PST Gen 2(5-25x50mm) for it, what 20MOA base and rings would you recommend for it? Still in the Hogue stock, but I'll be swapping it for a Grayboe Renegade, same base/rings?

Asked by: Kino
I would go with a one piece rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.97" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-21

Recently purchased a Browning hells canyon long range rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. Looking to purchase this optic and I'd like to put a 20 MOA rail on it.  Can you tell me what would work best for rings and a rail? Thanks. 

Asked by: Ryan79
A one piece rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height would work great on your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-21

I have a S&W MP10 6.5 Creedmoor and want to mount a Viper Gen II 5-25x50 FFP scope on it. I'm thinking a 20MOA base would be appropriate, what make/model would you recommend?

Asked by: UncleMilty
I would go with our 30 mm Precision Extended Cantilever Mount with 20 MOA built in.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-19

Looking for a scope that can handle long range for a Savage 338 Lapua. What do yall recommend?

Asked by: Lacey
Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5, our recommendation would depend on what you are looking for and your price point.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-19

What scope rings should I get for a Ruger American 308 with a Ruger one piece picatinny rail 

Asked by: Robbie
I recommend our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-16

I have a Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 that I"m going to mount on a Mossberg Patriot Predator, chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, with a factory rail. What scope rings or mount would you recommend for this setup?

Asked by: KP'06
I would go with our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-13

I have a Remington 700 ADL in 6.5 Creedmoor with a factory rail - 10 MOA. What rings do I need for my Vortex viper PST gen 2, 5-25x50 MOA ?

Asked by: KP87
A set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height would work well on your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-12

Where is this scope made? Ring height for an Armalite AR50A1?

Asked by: SaltySteel
The Viper PST Gen II scopes are manufacture in the Philippines. I would go with our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-12
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Legit Pretty awesome scope. Does what it's expected to do. It's been with me through the most difficult terrains and has managed to always be my #1.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal Clear like always Bought the new pst gen ii 5-25x50ffp last week. Mounted it on my custom build spikes Jack .308 and have to say this scope is right on point. Great product once again!
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