Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 FFP

Viper® PST Gen II
5-25x50 FFP

Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 FFP is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 345.
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MSRP $1,299.99


The Viper PST Gen II 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.

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Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 FFP Dimensions (in inches)
Product Dimensions Image
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
15.79 2.37 2.58 6.59 5.6 3.59
H1 H2
2.3 1.8
Magnification 5-25x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Eye Relief 3.4 inches
Field of View 24.1-4.8 ft/100 yds
Tube Size 30 mm
Turret Style Tactical
Parallax Setting 25 yards to infinity
Length 15.79 inches
Weight 31.2 oz




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 Allows for intricate reticle design. Protected between two layers of glass for optimum durability and reliability.
Illuminated Reticle Provides precise aiming under low-light conditions


Tube Size 30 mm diameter provides maximized internal adjustment and strength.
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 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 hard-coat anodization provides a low-glare matte surface and 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.


RZR™ Zero Stop Rapid Zero Return (RZR) feature stops the turret from dialing below sight in range using rugged steel components. Internal mechanisms stay free of sand, dirt, dust, moisture and other foreign materials - even when setting the zero-stop position.
Precision-Force Spring System Uses premium components in the erector-spring system to ensure maximum repeatability and ease of adjustment.
Precision-Glide Erector System This system ensures the components in the zoom lens mechanism glide smoothly and cleanly through all magnification ranges.


Radius Bar Fiber optic turret rotation indicator provides a highly visible and tactile point of reference for turret rotations.
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.


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST I purchased this scope 3 months ago. I have never spent more than $500 on a scope, and decided it is time to take my scope game to the next level. I have also never used or owned a first focal plane scope. Let me tell you this, this scope is far beyond what I had expected. The XD glass gives you crystal clear images and with a side focus parallax you are able to dial this scope in to see a tic crawl across a logon from 1,000 yards away. I have never in my life had a scope that was this perfect. I would like to personally thank vortex optics for creating a masterpiece and standing behind their product.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Solid Optic I've had my PST Gen II for about a year now and it has been absolutely amazing. The scope tracks perfectly, the reticle is sharp and easy to read, and the zero stop is much improved over the Gen I version. I haven't yet got much use out of the reticle illumination as most of my shooting has been during daytime hours, but after having intermittent off positions, that is a feature I cannot live without, simple as it may be. I would say that this optic is starting to see some competition from other manufacturer's but I would still recommend this optic over them because of the lifetime warranty that you also get with any Vortex purchase. I can rest easy knowing that if anything goes wrong with any Vortex I purchase, Vortex will have my back.
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent features, great price I bought this a few months ago. The turret clicks are precise and pronounced. Glass quality is surprisingly crisp, and tracks true. This will make me buy more vortex products. Worth the wait!!! Great job
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great upgrade I recently got into to long range shooting. I started with a HST in 6-24 flavor and while it worked fine for 1000 yards, it was a bit frustrating to keep adjusting my magnification to dial the scope. So I upgraded to the PST gen 2 5-25 in MRAD. Used a bore sighter to see where the old scope was set, swapped and leveled the new one. Adjusted it back to where the old one was and went to the range. 100yds right on, tested tracking if the turrets and all worked flawlessly. Glass is clearer and crisper. Couldn’t be happier with my new glass
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value A friend of purchased this scope based on my recommendation after the experience I had with the Gen I Viper PST and the Razor Gen II. We both liked it so much the when he upgraded his rifle I purchased his older rifle with this scope included and he got a new Razor Gen II for his competition rifle. It compares very favorably to my Razor Gen II in features and quality with the Razor edging it out in clarity across the entire filed of view. I would recommend this scope for any who are interested in getting started in precision shooting.
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glass and clarity Mounted this scope on my RPR and I love it..even on 25 power the clarity is great.. the repeatablity out of the turret is deadly accurate very pleased with this scope
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply amazing! I bought my Viper PST scope and had it mounted on my rifle. The first time my friends and I went to the range I set it up on the bench went to grab for something else and I heard a loud noise. My rifle had fallen off and landed on my brand new scope. I tried to zero the rifle in with no luck. I’m lucky to live in Wisconsin and took it back to Vortex. They fixed it for free and we’re simply amazing through the whole process! I went back to the range and zeroed it with ease. I love the scope and couldn’t be happier with my experience!
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This scope sets the bar pretty high. I purchased this scope for my Rem.700 AAC-SD. The FFP glass is very clear at any magnification and the MOA reticle stays thin enough to see even the smallest targets. The turrets have solid clicks and the zero stop is very easy to set. This was my first Vortex scope and I couldn't be happier. Purchased another for a different rifle almost immediately. If your looking for a quality long range scope that won't break the bank, I would start here. You may not need to look any further. This is a scope to judge all others. Well done!
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You know you want it. I waited awhile to receive my Vortex Viper PST Gen 2 but let me tell you it was worth the wait. I was easily hitting targets out to 825 meters. With a lifetime warranty, no questions asked, that was worth spending the money to me. While this isn't the top of the line scope Vortex offers, the glass quality is very clear, and the reticle is very fine. I have a feeling Vortex is going to be an even bigger name is 5 years. Absolutely satisfied.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PST II on RPR - Rating & Correct Ring Ht for RPR REVIEW: I bought my first Vortex scope (Viper PST II 5x25x50 MRAD) 6 weeks ago for hunting and also to try my hand at long range target PRS type shooting. I have to say I am very impressed. This is my first Tactical / PRS type scope, but I have some really high end glass from Swarovski, Leica, Zeiss, and Canon. The optics, color, clarity, contrast, resolution, and light transmission are excellent. There is a small amount of aberration at the fringes of the image on high magnification, but not significant enough to cause distraction or problems, and also present on optics costs 2-3 times more. I have not done a ladder test yet, but the tracking and clicks are crisp and sight adjustments at 100 yds were spot on. Also, parallax adjustment was easy and accurate with markings from 50 - 1000 yds. —— NOTES ABOUT RING HEIGHT ON RUGER PRECISION RIFLE (RPR): I decided on Vortex 30mm Precision Matched Rings, but was unsure about height for the RPR. I typically like my scopes mounted as low as possible for size/stability/strength/accuracy, but also because my younger sons will be shooting the rifle. I read reviews and Q&As, and also spoke to a rep. It sounded like the 1.26” height would fit but be close, but may not allow sufficient height for stock contact without canting your head. The 1.45” height would provide extra clearance and better eye-scope alignment on the stock. I went with the 1.26” for the reasons above and because I am used to hunting style stocks. The 1.26” rings do fit, and provide about ⅜” clearance between the scope bell and barrel. HOWEVER, the rep was correct. Although I can get my eye behind and in line with the scope, I do have to cant my head and press my face into the stock, even with the cheek piece at the lowest position. THE 1.45” RINGS WOULD BE BETTER WITH THE RPR AND THIS SIZE SCOPE. What I was not used to and did not account for, is that the RPR (and likely similar style chassis/PRS type stocks) have a configuration with a much straighter butt-stock and with the action sitting lower and in-line with the stock for accuracy and reduced recoil. This significantly increases cheek-stock height in relation to the action. I hope this helps someone with correct configuration. Good luck and best wishes. Mike D.
Date published: 2018-08-22
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 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 4 out of 5 by from Pros and Cons Ive had this optic for several months. Ive been running it on a custom 6.5 creedmoor. What it does good: it is feature rich. The zero stop is define, the build quality is great, the adjustments are clean and accurate, its over all a very good optic. Where it falls short: there image isnt very clear at max magnification at ling range. I recently went shooting in the AZ desert. I was shooting a white silhouette steal target at 1000 yards. The targey was so blurry at 1k I had to back it off in magnification so I could focus. With better glass I think this optic would be a solid five stars.
Date published: 2020-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features and Well Designed Very surprised with the second gen model. You can tell Vortex listened to the feedback they got from the first gen when designing this. Glass is bright and clear, eyebox is fair (mine is a little tighter than I'd prefer, but not bad), reticle is great, clicks are positive and loud, and tracking has been spot on. I'm a big fan of the illumination knob being moved to the parallax adjustment, really cleans up the scope. Only "complaints" would be the illumination ring is a tad stiff (but I rarely use anyway) and I wish Vortex would look into incorporating a model with a factory magnification ring adjustment. All in all, a great scope that is built to last and feature rich. Nice work guys.
Date published: 2019-05-01
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 Viper PSTG2 5-25x50mm FFP MRAD Can't say enough good things about this scope! So good, this is my second one. Adjustments and zero stop are dead on and easy to operate. Brightness and clarity are awesome! My next rifle will definitely get another Viper PST on it!
Date published: 2018-03-02
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
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 bang for the buck...bucks? one of those... Bought this scope for my R700 5R in .308 24 inch and couldn't be happier. I looked around at a bunch of other scopes around the same price point and they just don't have the same or comparable features and specs. What's great is the adjustable down to 25 yrd parallax, and the razr stop turrets, because you are getting the best of the high end line of scopes at a VERY reasonable price.
Date published: 2018-03-09
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 Awesome product great service Was looking for a scope to use with my ruger precision rifle in 6mm creedmoor to reach out beyond 500 yards. I’m very impressed with how clear the image is zoomed in at 25 power. There is hardly any scope shadow at that power and isn’t any at all at the lower powers. The illuminated reticle is nice for low light and love how it turns off between the different settings. You can’t go wrong buying anything from this company. The staff is friendly, helpful, and will take care of you no matter what.
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best scope for 1000 bucks Bought this scope for my Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. Works perfect. Clicks are nice and glass is clear. Best option under 1500 imo.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome scope! Got this under warranty when gen 1 failed, love the new turrets and zoom range, so far been great and I’ve used it out to 1000yd.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent optic! I recently purchased a Vortex Viper PST Gen 2 FFP 5-25x50 MRAD. I mounted it on a Remington 700 PSS .308 Win. After a zero (w/ zero stop) I ran it through a 2 mil box test and elevation tracking. The box was great, although I obviously had to hold under 2 mil for the bottom points. The elevation tracking was spot on in 1 through 7 full mil increments. No shot was more than 1/2 inch from expected impact. I did this from bench at a public range. I only wish I could have done these from prone but I will soon. BTW, I mounted the scope using Vortex tactical 30mm rings that I lapped on a 20 minute rail. After zero stop adjustment I had about 19.3 mil (almost 2 rotations) of elevation available. That will exceed my abilities, and likely the rifle. The glass as clear and the reticle crisp. I expect good things with this system. My only recommendation is to make turret index numbers a bit larger for old farts such as myself.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex is all I own an will ever own!!! Mounted this scope on my Falkor Petra, zeroed it in an shot steel all the way out to 700 yards an the only reason I stopped there was because I ran out of real estate! 6 Vortex scopes, Binoculars an a Range Finder an not once have I been disappointed or wished I would of bought a different brand! Keep up the great work Team Vortex!
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value Bought this scope back in February and I have to say I was very pleased when it arrived. The knurling on the knobs makes it easy to make those 1/4 MOA adjustments and the glass quality is excellent. The rzr zero stop is a nice feature for that easy return to zero. The illumination of the ebr2C reticle glows red and has 10 brightness adjustments with an off position between each one, and is black while in the off position. Comes with lens covers and a 3” sunshade. Body feels well constructed and I’m not afraid that I’m going to break the thing 1) because it’s well made and 2) if I did, I know Vortex has me covered with there no questions asked warranty. I have no reason to shop anywhere else for optics.
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic scope I put this scope on my new 6.5 creedmoor and it has just been awesome shooting it! The glass is so clear and the eye relief is amazing. Altough it was expensive i had no worries spending the money due to vortex and their amazing warrenty. This scope is the best scope on any one of my rifles without a doubt
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome scope! i bought this scope back in September and aftera long awaited backorder it finally showed up! Out of the box I couldn't be happier! mounted with VORTEX Match high rings on my Ruger RPR 6.5 Creedmoor and couldn't be happier with the glass and overall performance of this scope
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely solid optic I bought a PST Gen II 8 months ago. Over the past 8 months I’ve put around 1100 rounds through the rifle the optic is mounted to, in all kinds of varied weather from 90 degree heat down to 0 degrees with snow. Most rounds were sent at varied distances requiring much turret turning. The optic has been slightly abused surviving a car crash. I have experienced zero issues. Tracking has been solid, as has glass. For the price range I’ve been very pleased.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope as always! I could not be more impressed with this scope! It is very easy to adjust and there is a lot of information put out by Vortex on how to use it properly. Everything about it is just what I would expect of a Vortex product. I have many and they do not disappoint!
Date published: 2018-03-01
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