Viper 6.5-20x50 PA

Viper®
6.5-20x50 PA

SKU
VPR-65-20X50-PA
Viper 6.5-20x50 PA is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 227.
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MSRP $569.99

Overview

Effortlessly shrugging off recoil, moisture and darkness, the Viper's status as a premium riflescope won't be as easy to shake. Discover a riflescope with incredible performance features like premium, fully multi-coated optics, heavy duty Precision Force spring systems and the glass smooth Precision Glide Erector System—delivering all this and more at a price that should have pulled a few more hundreds from your wallet than it did.

Build Your Own Custom Turret - Kenton Industries

Magnification 6.5-20x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Eye Relief 3.1 inches
Field of View 17.4-6.2 ft/100 yds
Tube Size 30 mm
Turret Style Tall Capped
Adjustment Graduation 1/4 MOA
Travel Per Rotation 12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 65 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 65 MOA
Parallax Setting 50 yards to infinity
Length 14.4 inches
Weight 21.6 oz
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Features

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.
Second Focal Plane Reticle Scale of reticle maintains the same ideally-sized appearance. Listed reticle subtensions used for estimating range, holdover and wind drift correction are accurate at the highest magnification.

CONSTRUCTION FEATURES

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 the binocular 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.
Capped Reset Turrets Allow quick re-indexing of the turret (no tool needed) to zero after sighting in the riflescope. Caps provide external protection for turret.
Side Focus Adjustment located on left side of turret housing is easily accessible from shooting position. Provides optimal image focus and parallax removal.

INTERNAL MECHANISM DESIGN FEATURES

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.

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

MAG-Bar Allows rapid, easy changes in magnification.
Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
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Reticle

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for the buck I initially purchased this optic for long range use, switched it over to my hunting rifle after discovering the Razor lineup. I purchased this for the father/brother in law's rifles as well. we all have taken deer with them in MO. lightweight, plenty of power and clear to see for early morning/late evening hunts. Tracks perfect. price point is probably the most notable feature vs the other companies. lots of features included that most don't include for the price. Ease of zeroing, reticle options, 20X power, 30mm main tube, mag lever (needed when wearing gloves), capped turrets, clear glass, tracks as it should in a quality glass.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great All Arounder I was given this optic as a gift that I initially install on a Ruger Hawkeye in 25-06, but it now resides on an Aero Precision .224 Valkyrie. This is the kind of scope that will work well on just about anything you put it on. Mine has the mil-dot reticle which makes it super useful for hold overs. The turrets have very nice accurate clicks and are super easy to reset. I really like the raised magnification marks especially since this is a sfp scope, the raised marks means you dont have to get out of position to make sure you're on the correct magnification! Glass is super clear and build quality is superb everywhere.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope for price I have had this scope for 2 years now and used it mounted on a 7-08 on more abusive and rugged hunts than the average. This scope has stood the test of climbing vertical slopes, being dropped down avalanche shoots, becoming fully encased in ice, and what always seems to be a scopes worst enemy, bouncing around in an atv. The scope has always remained true and kept its zero. There is no better scope for this price. I am looking to upgrade due to low light conditions and the clarity of this glass not cutting it for me personally. But again that desire is out of this price bracket. Great scope would highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value! I bought one of these about six months ago and mounted it on a Savage FCP-SR .308 WIN rifle. I have shot in a couple of local precision rifle type matches with it and have been very happy with it. It has held its zero perfectly and the glass is very clear! The Mil-Dot reticle is why I chose this scope and it has not disappointed me, I only wish there was a First Focal Plane option. This is an excellent optic at its price point!
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scopes Hi, I mounted my VIPER 6.5-20X50 PA RIFLESCOPE with the mil dot reticle on a custom A-10 Armalite Rifle. Always the Brite and clear views even in low light situations. The scope stands tall and easily holds up to the recoil of the 7.62, it stays on target always. So far I've been able to shoot a one inch group at 200 Yards. Hopefully I'll get better with more practive I Allowed ex Marine Sergent to shoot it he stated that the optics were on par with scopes costing lots more money. He further stated that he would like to set-up his next gun exactly like it. Not a bad compliment from a Iraq veteran with a Purple Heart & Bronze Star with valor. EMC SW Ret. William R. Galliher
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look no further! Two years ago I needed a scope for my Remington .270 and with only a month before the deer hunt. A salesman at a local sporting goods store introduced me to this scope and he seemed very confident with it, so I decided to give it a try. I had it dialed in and felt very comfortable because of its accuracy in only a short visit to the range. I was able to harvest a great mule deer with it opening morning with one shot. Needless to say.. I have replaced my other name brand optics with Vortex and have had no regrets in doing so. This is a great scope and I am proud to represent it on the mountain and at the range!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good value I have 2, 6.5-20X50's, both on light recoil .204R & .22-.250 - optics sort of approach Leupold 6.5-20X50 30mm but not quite but cost about 1/2. Have subjected both scopes to heavy use with no problems. Eye relief is quite short and ring mounting surface is limited making these scopes more suitable for short action rifles
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the wait!!! This is my second Viper PA BDC. I purchased the Viper 6.5-20x50 PA BDC for my 700 Classic in .300 Wby Mag. I also have the 4-12x40 on a 700 ADL in .270 Win. both with DNZ Game Reaper mounts. I ordered this scope in January and it was on backorder. I finally received my scope 3 months later and it was well worth the wait. Mounting, boresighting, and zeroing were a breeze. My trip to the range for sight-in was a quick 6 rounds. Great clarity, beautiful sight picture. I have no doubt that this scope will serve me well as I prepare for an upcoming elk hunt. Thank you Vortex for another fine product!!!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coyotes set aside differences to protest of Vortex Optics Picked one of these up about three years back for a 700/308. Ended up so happy with the first I grabbed two more (700/223, m77/7mm), and have been equally pleased. I frequently dial up shots and consistently these scopes return to zero. The elevation turret came loose on the 308*. Contacted vortex and within 3 weeks the scope was back on the rifle. This little guy plopped down on his haunches at 500 yards. Dialed up the shot and the 308 anchored him with a brisket hit. *stuff happens, it's how stuff is dealt with after it happens that matters.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good purchase great price I bought this for my 243 shooting varmits at the 5 to 600 yd distance. Good clear magnification at this range. Looses some clarity at lower light levels but overall a good solid scope for a great price.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best scope in this price range I did my homework when it came to purchasing a nice scope for my tikka .270 hunting rifle, I landed with this cortex viper 6.5-20 BDC, and I am Suler happy with it. For the money you can not beat it. Period. I like pretty much everything about this scope, the only cons I would give it would be that it's maybe just a fraction to heavy(which is fine in the case of my rifle) and the clarity at full zoom isn't as good as some super high dollar scopes, but still much better then anything in this Price range, I would absolutely recommend this scope to anyone on the hunt for a nice set of eyes.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great scope lack of eye relief I have this in my browning AB3 300 win mag for a couple of months now together with a viper scope ring, like my other vortex scopes this scope is very clear, crispt image even at full magnification and it tracks very well, though the down side is the eye relief, this scope is a entry level for high powered rifle and its pretty scary to have the eyes pretty close to the scope. But all in all very good scope.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 PA I'll buy one more for one of my other rifles! Full of easy to use features at an affordable price.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy! I purchased this scope for a custom built savage in 6.5x284. I built the gun to start learning more about long range shooting. At this time I only have access to a 600 yard range though so I didn't see the need for the highest end glass. The viper seems more than adequate to handle my shooting needs out to the 1000 yard range. I have two other viper line scopes and have been very happy with the performance from all three. I don't think you can beat the quality and VIP warranty for the money. I look forward to trying a razor scope in the near future on this build and will probably move this viper to a gun that I'm going to use on an mule deer hunt in October this year! Thanks to vortex for another great product!!!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope. cant be beat for the money. I have two of these. one on a 22-250 and the other on a 25-06 (my two predator rifles). I have no complaints. they hold zero, they are durable, clear, and the dead hold BDC works great. I also like that the reticle is very light. some reticles have lines so heavy they block out small targets. I like that the turrets are capped, protected for normal use but you have the ability to dial in a shot if the situation allows. I haven't done a lot of doping for long shots with them but when I have they have both returned to zero every time. for the money they cant be beat.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Scope I have had this scope 3 or 4 years. It's a good scope for the money. Love the VIP warranty. Have not had to have any warranty claims. It is like my 3rd Vortex scope. Clear glass, not as good a scope as the HS-T, but it is not supposed to be. A good scope for the price range.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can not fualt it I have 2 viper 6.5x20x50 scopes one on my ruger American compact 22-250 its my everyday critter and pest rifle it lives in my farm truck in the overhead console all day every rattles around up there pull it out and it on the money everytime no matter the target and the other is on my hunting rifle a ruger guide gun in 300 win mag this combination makes it the perfect hunting rifle in my opinion in any weather or terrian its a join to carry knowing when i need to take that one shot it will always land where intended to get the job done and fill the freezer
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this scope! I have had this scope for a little over two months now, and I am truly impressed. The scope is mounted on a Rem 700 in .30-06. Between my son and I we have already put 3 to 4 boxes through the rifle after mounting the scope, ranging from 150 grain to 180 grain, recoil has not affected my zero and eye relief has not been a problem. We were quickly ringing steel at 300 yards with no problem. What has really impressed me is the image quality at night. We set up with green lights intermediately placed 25 yards out to 175 yards, and are able to see out to nearly 200 yards on a pitch black night. The rifle has fallen three to four feet at least twice and has held zero without a problem. I am already looking for my next Vortex scope purchase.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What I expected I’ve been using this optic for a little over two years now. I have the mildot reticle, mounted to a 20” AR in 5.56 that I mainly use for coyote hunting and distance shooting. The glass clarity is solid for the price point. The light transmission is decent in low light, enough so that I can just make out a coyote at 300 yds at night with a 1k lumen light. (The glass is clearer to the eye than shown in the photo, 12X20 plate at 500yds). The turrets are covered which isn’t ideal but they work just fine. The easy reset to zero I think should be set with a screw as one can accidentally pull up on the cap while making an adjustment and lose zero. Otherwise I have had no problems with the scope holding zero. It’s definitely a heavy optic so it’s best suited for a bench rifle. The zoom is more than enough for the capabilities of 5.56 (I’ve pushed it to 600 yds so far). Overall a solid optic for the price point.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nicely built, clear glass, but fatal flaw I picked this scope out to purchase after a lot of research. It is nicer than my previous Primary Arms 4-14x FFP scope as far as glass clarity and crispness in the elevation and windage dials, and the mildot reticle is sharp. The big issue: the reticle is mildot but the dials are MOA so in order to take advantage of the mildot you have to do conversions to and from the turrets. This is ridiculous. Mils for mildots and MOA for MOA reticles. Had I known this before I bought I would have selected another brand. I use mildot reticles with the Mildot Master computer and now have to add converting back and forth from MOA to mils and vis versa in normal use! I cannot say I'm a fan of both turrets being covered either. That might work OK with various types of Christmas Tree reticles but for a simple mildot or MOA reticle. These will require dialing.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best BDC Reticle I've used!!! I recently acquired a DPMS LR-308, my first AR platform rifle in 308 Win. I knew I wanted to eventually paint the rifle but not before it satisfied my accuracy requirements. I decided to scope it with a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 PA with the Dead Hold BDC and Vortex Viper scope mount. I was not disappointed! As recommended by Vortex for the 308, I sighted the main crosshair dead on at 100 yards. Just like my other two Vortex scopes the optics were very bright and clear making the sight in a breeze. I moved the target to 200 yards and expected that I would have to tweak a bit since no BDC reticle is really that exact, right? WRONG!!! I didn't have to touch a thing. The same was true at 300 yards. I am absolutely sold on the Dead Hold BDC reticle.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpected Durability Bought my scope about 2 years ago and clarity and functionality is perfect for the odd hunting trip or paper punching, but I wanted to know how good this scope is so I watch YouTube from time to time, came across a channel #Pietskiet who reviews products he uses for PRS shooting and or hunting....first video I open is Vortex Viper 6.5-20 Torture - Uncut. Not bad not bad at all butt then the second video Frozen Vortex Viper VS 12GA Shotgun - Torture Test, but I wanted more so I went to a show called Huntex where Vortex and Pietskiet would be so I can inspect this scope in person....On arrival I noted a hole on the side...he actually shot the scope just before the shattered glass in the front with the projectile still inside...I picked up the battered scope inspected the damage, held it up to look at a target(Roof bolt) on the roof to my surprise crystal clear glass, perfect reticle display...Vortex Viper #Durable #Reliable #Keeper
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most crisp Glass Ive ever owned I shoot a Rem 700 .308. I grew up hunting in Africa and spent a lot of time behind a gun. Ive since moved to America and hunt a wide range of landscape. Im either in thick brush shooting problem hogs from 20-50 yards or dealing with coyotes in an open field out to 400-500 yards or like last month sitting in a thick dark creek bottom chasing White tailed deer, this scope has not let me down yet! Its bright in low light,m its always clear, I've not had it fog up on me yet. My next scope will be in this same series for my .300um
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good target scope I bought this scope and put it on a savage 16 LWH in 6.5 creedmoor. It is a great scope for target shooting and the range but I haven't been super impressed with it for hunting. If you aren't lined up perfectly behind the scope it just goes black. It is worse at higher magnifications. I wouldn't rate this as an amazing scope but it is okay. The eye relief is very short so I wouldn't recommend this scope for anything that kicks harder than a 270 or so. However, it does track well and for the money is a pretty decent scope.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of The Best Riflescopes I’ve Owned When I was looking at riflescopes to put on my 6.5, I wanted to find a riflescope with all the features I wanted (50mm obj, high magnification adj, adjustable turrets) without paying more than I did for the rifle. Came across the Viper and it does not disappoint. Super clear and super bright!!! I’ve used the field turret adjustments out to around 450 yards with a ballistics calculator and it is super accurate. No need to break the bank with a more expensive piece, this scope has all you want and more. #VortexNation
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best optics you can buy! I'm a professional guise and I began buying Vortex optics 10+ years ago and currently own 11 scopes of different types. My newest is the 2X7-32 Scout. I also own one each Zeiss and Schmidt & Bender and I will stack any of my Vipers up against these or any European glass any day. I won't buy anything else!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great clarity even at higher magnifications The Viper 6.5-20x50mm delivers the performance and features that most hunters and shooters demand. This AR 10 scope is ideal when you need precision shooting even at high magnification. Its 6.5-20x powerful Magnification gives you long range precision. http://www.quicklypick.com/scope-for-ar-10/
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope for all ages. Great Scope . Whether you have 20/20 or are blind as a Bat this scope is one of the best I have ever owned . It holds a tight pattern from year to year. Doesn't fog if rain. I have mine on a 30-06 so short or long range I would highly recommend it. most importantly it has a lifetime warranty.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good glass I've used nikon and Leupold optics for years and gave this a try and loved it. Won't find a better 30 mm tubed scope for the price the only thing I had to get used to was adjusting my cheek weld under high zoom as the eye relief changes significantly. Once adjusted though it isn't a problem.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Starter I bought this scope a few months back to put on a beginner's longer rang setup. I got a great deal on it and wanted to dabble my way into the viper family. The capped turrets make it wonderful for me to be able to still use it as a perfect hunting setup but the ease of turret adjustment and zero set make it so easy to transition into a weekend fun gun. The glass for the money is remarkable and it blew me away for the price point. The scope is clear at all distances and it really makes you wanna go more into the Viper family. Vortex is the best quality for the money by far in my opinion. I've had friends who are die hard leupold that are impressed with the glass clarity and turret tactility. Impressed! The upper shown will have some vortex glass. Quality that is worth the money.
Date published: 2019-05-02
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