Viper HS 2.5-10x44

Viper® HS

Viper HS 2.5-10x44 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 81.
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MSRP $509.99


Vortex Viper HS riflescopes offer hunters and shooters an array of features sure to be well received. The advanced optical system, highlighted with a 4x zoom range, provides magnification versatility. A forgiving eye box with increased eye relief gets shooters on target quickly and easily. Built on an ultra-strong 30mm one-piece machined aluminum tube, the Viper HS delivers increased windage and elevation travel for optimal adjustment

Viper HS 2.5-10x44 Dimensions (in inches)
Product Dimensions Image
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
12.0 2.07 2.08 5.47 2.90 3.6
H1 H2
2.03 1.65
Magnification 2.5-10x
Objective Lens Diameter 44 mm
Eye Relief 4.0 inches
Field of View 47-10.9 ft/100 yds
Tube Size 30 mm
Turret Style Capped
Adjustment Graduation 1/4 MOA
Travel Per Rotation 12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 86 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 86 MOA
Parallax Setting 100 yards
Length 12 inches
Weight 16.5 0z




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.


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.
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.


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.


MAG-View Fiber Optic Provides a highly visible reference point for the magnification setting.
Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best quality I have had a Viper HS 2.5-10X44 on my Browning X-Bolt for 8 years now and it has been an unbelievably awesome scope. I sighted it in once 8 years ago and i shoot it monthly, the scope has always held perfectly true. I hunt some hard land for white tail and it has withstood water and being knocked into trees every year. I have put 3 bucks on the wall since I purchased this scope and my diamondback binoculars (10X44). I will be a vortex customer and advocate for life. I wrote this review on the Viper HS because it it my favorite product so far. I also own a venom red dot, spitfire 3x, diamondback tactical scope and diamondback binoculars. I love them all.
Date published: 2019-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great "Hunting Minded" Scope! I bought this scope for my Savage 22-250. The clarity is awesome on all levels. I have used this for shooting coyotes close to dusk and was able to see clearly with the zoom all the way to 10. I love that the turrets are capped but are still raised to make quick adjustments when needed. I don't have to worry about the turrets moving when I'm going to and from my spot or going through brush. With the aid of a ballistics calculator, I hit an 8" steel plate at 408 yards. This scope allows for precise shooting and great warranty to boot. If I needed another scope, I would probably get this one again.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope, warranty, and customer service! This is a crystal clear scope and should work for just about any application. I did have small issue with mine. I mounted it on a T/C Pro Hunter .460 S&W magnum and the magnification ring seemed to have bound up (not sure if it was from gun recoil or just an issue with the scope). This all happened the week before OH gun season opened. I called Vortex, told them my situation, they told me they would not let me miss my hunt and sent me an overnight shipment label on Monday to send my scope to them, either repaired or replaced my scope, and I had a scope in my hands on Wednesday. That is customer service! I will buy nothing but Vortex from here on out!
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never need another rifle scope I purchased this scope for my savage 308 a few years ago. It's had hundreds of rounds down range and never had a single issue. The clarity of the scope has extended my range and accuracy beyond belief. I have taken mule deer at 300 yards with one well placed shot using the hash marks of the scope, and hit targets at 900 using the easily adjustable turrets.Dont let the 2.5x10 power discourage you either, as I can see better at 10x then most 12 to 16 power scopes I've tried. I would recommend this scope to anyone over any other brand and will be putting vortex optics on every rifle I purchase.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made optic I have this scope mounted on my .338 Win Mag bolt action that I use for moose and caribou in Alaska. It is tough! It stands up to long, bouncy ATV and snow machine rides and to the heavy recoil of the .338. The optics are very clear and have not had any issues even at -20 F. The adjustments remain easy to turn at -20 unlike others which have seized up below 0 F. Windage and elevation turret caps are easy to adjust in gloves due to the aggressively knurled caps. Great scope.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright scope! I bought the 2.5-10x44 HS to put on my Browning Abolt II .30-06. I absolutely love the combination. The BDC reticle allows me to shoot out the 500 yards with precision!
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Claims 400 yds kill on .460 S&W Magnum I mounted the scope on a Thompson Center Encore in .460 S&W Magnum with the katahdin barrel. I had sighted the gun in at 100 yds. During Ohio's gun season I was hunting over a large field.Just before end of shooting light a buck walked out at 400 yds. After following the BDC guidelines and a few of my own calculations I dropped that deer in his tracks. It wasn't just a luck shot because I followed it with a second shot right into the vitals. Excellent clarity even in low light conditions. Plenty of zoom, and the BDC reticle works.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkably Clear! Had a Savage 220F shotgun customized from bolt to the stock and there was no question after putting the Viper HS 2.5-10x44 with BDC on my new muzzy last year that this rifle needed one too. The versatility of these scopes is awesome; low power for instant target acquisition and wide FOV in tight woods deer hunting and the ability to crank it up to 10x for a better sight picture on the range with zero compromise in clarity or distortion - these scopes are tack sharp all the way through. These scopes are unbelievably clear and the eye relief is perfect for these guns that like to kick a bit
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome scope! Mounted this on an 18 inch spr 5.56 build. Scope does everything I want it to and more. For the price, glass clearity and adjustments are perfect. The turrets are simple and easy to use. This has become my go to scope on multiple rifles.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best working mans scope So I decided to upgrade my rifle 2 seasons ago and when I did I was ready to buy a Leopold but a hunting buddy of mine said to give Vortex a try. I'm glad I did because they truly make amazing products that most working class people can afford. I have the Viper HS in 2.5-10 power and after using it the past 2 seasons I can say that I dont see a need to upgrade my scope ever. It's perfect for what I do and with the VIP warranty I will only buy Vortex from now on. Thanks Vortex for standing by your products in times when almost everyone else is doing their best to get out of it.
Date published: 2019-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good scope I bought this to use on my Schultz & Larsen Hunter rifle, used it from 100 mtr. 200 mtr. 300 mtr. 400 mtr. Could not see the 500 mtr. Too small a target, so i`m going to upgrade from this to a long range scope. Very clear glass, one of the best glass. If you compare the quality of a leupold and vortex the vortex scopes are better and cheaper.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing I used to use strictly Nikon optics for the longest time. The company I work for hosts a product training week where we are introduced to products, companies and vendors. Vortex was there. I was blown away by the quality of their riflescopes and binos. Upon shooting a series of diamondback, viper, and the ever impressive Razor gen II, I purchased a viper for my hunting rifle at home. For the last 3 years it's been the best scope I've everequipped on a rifle. 5 stars no doubt.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Not much more needs to be said! This is hands down the best optic for the price. I've used it from Wisconsin to Montana without an issues, but knowing that Vortex will stand behind it's product gives me comfort trekking through the woods and up the sides of mountains! I have and would recommend this scope (and any Vortex Optic for that matter) to anyone! I've even converted my father and uncle (Leopold loyal) to Vortex! Keep up the good work and get your hands dirty!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect hunting scope Perfect power range for hunting from stand in thick woods or shooting long shots out in a field. BDC tracks out to 400 yards with 168 grn .308. Love the tooless turret adustment. When you are done zeroing just simply lift the turret and turn back to zero and let it back down.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent clarity and value I originally mounted this on my AR but presently it's mounted on my Savage 300 win mag. I got it done at 237 yards on this beautiful moose this year.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for ARs This scope is a perfect mating to my 18" AR rifle build along with a LaRue Tactical SPR-1.5 (LT104) mount. The Viper allows for quick transitions between targets with an uncluttered recital while providing enough information within the sight to settle down and make a confident, longer range shot. I am extremely pleased with this optic; simple, effective, durable and looks great on my rifle. Couldn't ask for more.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome scope for the money I put this on a Savage in .260 Rem. I am extremely pleased with it so far. I will be buying Vortex again!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear glass and very bright Bought this scope to pair with my Savage 308. Leupold was always my go to scope, but after many good reviews I had to try a Vortex. Overall, I'm glad I did. Very clear glass and bright to make hunting in low light conditions a little easier on the eyes. I will say that I feel it added a little extra weight to the rifle, but that also could be because it's the first 30mm tube I've owned and used.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart!! Simple!!! Sweet!!! I deer hunt in south central Wisconsin and had Vortex put this scope on my Rem. 7mm mag. at their office in Middleton, WI. Staff here was friendly, helpful, and courteous. This scope is crystal clear and my old Remington has been revitalized at the fountain of youth in Middleton. They bore sighted it at the shop and it didn't take much to dial it in when I got home. If you are in law enforcement, you really need to stop in and say hello--they will take very good care of your needs. Warranty is first class--same as their products.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm sold !! I now have two of these scopes, I love the clarity and I do not think that you will find a better hunting/ shooting scope for the price. Very easy to use reticle , great eye relief, easy to view magnification setting on the zoom dial , works great in all lighting conditions ( I used one for a mule deer hunt in the mountains of Colorado, and the other in deer hunting in Wisconsin) . Another great Vortex product. Also knowing that if I ever would need it, scopes are backed by the best warranty/ customer service in the business.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed with this scope! I bought this gun to put on my Remington 700 30-06. I compared this to other optics in person and I really preferred it for couple of reasons. 1) Glass clarity 2) 44 mm objective was a compromise between the 40 and 500 mm for better light transmission without being too big. 3) Quality of construction 4) Not too high power that I would struggle with close up shots 5) Vortex VIP warranty 5) Excellent price I would buy this scope all over again for other rifles as well.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value Bought the 2.5-10 to replace a Leupold European 3-9 withg German #4 ret on my son's .308 hunting rifle. This is a great value...we prefer capped turrets for hunting and the BDC feature is a cool offering even though we haven't had a chance to go long range with it yet....liked it so much that I got the 4-16 version with BDC for myself.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around hunter This scope is everything you need in a hunting scope. Larger objective lens, and 2.5-10 zoom offers a wide range for those close shots or when you have to reach out a little bit. I found the eye relief very easy to set up on my 30-06. Paired with the pro rings and defender caps you can’t go wrong
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Right I got this scope to go on a DPMS G2, and was looking for something with a good field of view at lower magnification, but also the ability to go out to longer ranges for hunting. The Viper HS turned out to be exactly what I wanted. It has been rugged, with over 1000 round fired and no adjustment needed other than for distance. The eye relief is pretty generous for use on an AR, and the glass is clear and bright in lower light situations. I also like the V-plex for hunting, as it is easy to see and uncluttered.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again. I purchased this scope for my Browning X-bolt Long Range rifle in 300WSM for a Colorado elk hunt. During sight in and load development I discovered that this Vortex scope is clearer, crisper, and brighter than my high quality top of the line brand name binoculars. This scope performed flawlessly during the elk hunt allowing me to take a good bull at 150yds. Afterward, my son used the rifle to take his bull at 360yds. The Dead Hold BDC feature worked perfectly. IMO Vortex riflescopes are an excellent value.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for AR I threw one of these on a SPR build I did for hunting. Love the large magnification range, on 2.5x it can be used up close and with 10x it gives great range. Glass is great too, no problems using it hunting from dawn to dusk!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for all types of hunting! Me and my dad both have these scopes on our 300 win mag rifles and we absolutely love them. They are perfect for long and for short range shots. We both just used them on our bear hunt in Canada and each shot a bear. My dad shot his at 20 yards and I shot mine at 50. Short range they were perfect next they will go on our elk hunt in Montana next fall and we will see how they do at long range. I would recommend this scope to anyone and would buy another in a second if I get a new rifle.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope This scope is a great al around scope, I put it on a Browning Mod. 81 308 and could not be happier! I have many scopes, and this has to be one of the best.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Clarity! I purchased this scope for my deer rifle and couldn't be happier. The warranty is such an excellent additive as well.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't get much better I bought this for a custom AR 10 I built for deer hunting max range of 500 yards for up her in New England, couldn't be happier, went to the range to zero for 100 yards, and shooting 3" metal plate at 200, let my friend try it and he wants to build an AR 10 just to put this scope on it. I never give 5 stars for anything but almost did for this. Only bad thing about is I lost my excuse as to why I missed that deer.
Date published: 2018-10-15
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