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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 8.
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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 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 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
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 great tool!! with a VORTEX Venom, the perfect couple to reach targets from 25 to 600 meters!
Date published: 2017-08-06
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: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent as usual! Bought this scope with the EBR-2C recticle, paired it with the new Bergara B-14 HMR in 6.5, Vortex PMR .87 rings, and a NF 20 MOA rail, I couldn't be happier with the combo! Scope is everything I imagined it to be and more.
Date published: 2017-09-04
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I have a Tikka T3. I am purchasing a Mountain Tactical Company 20MOA Picatinny rail and want to know which mounting rings of yours do y'all recommend?

Asked by: IPATac
I like our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.97" height for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-16

finished my first 556 build set it up for shooting 600 yards or so would this scope be out of the question if so what do you recmmend

Asked by: steve
This scope would work great on your rifle to 600 yards and beyond.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-03

I have a browning X-bolt 7mm mag with a 1 piece picatinny rail and a Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 FFP. Will a .87 (low) PMR rings work with this setup?

Asked by: Sean
I recommend the 0.97" height for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-02

Is vortex going to come out with the ERB 1C reticle for the PST Gen 2 in mrad?

Asked by: Sharpdoug
I am not aware of any plans at this time to come out with the EBR-1C reticle in the Viper PST Gen II scopes right now.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-29

Hello, I'm looking at the Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 FFP with a Christensen MESA 300 WINMAG. What rail (MOA 0-20) and rigs height would you recommend? I was thinking .97 on the rings?

Asked by: Chuck007
If you are looking at shooting long distances, a 20 MOA rail would be preferred. The Precision Matched 30 mm 0.97" rings will work the best for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-25

Hi, looking for ring height requirements for mounting PST II 5-25 on a Tikka T3x CTR 6.5 Creedmoor. Some posts mention 0.87 height for this scope and other 0.97. Which is recommended

Asked by: j724
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.97" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-22

Looking at putting the Viper PST gen II on a Remington 700 Magpul 6.5 Creedmoor.  What size rings do you recommend?

Asked by: Rells11
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-18

Looking to purchase and mount Viper PST Gen2 5x25x50 on a Tika T3X TAC A1 precision rifle for 100 to 1000 yard shots what rings/mount etc is recommended?

Asked by: Matt
I recommend our Precision Extended Cantilever Mount with 20 MOA for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-18
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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!
Date published: 2017-06-25
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