Viper PST 6-24x50

Viper® PST
6-24x50

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Viper PST 6-24x50 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 430.
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MSRP $949.99
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Overview

The Viper PST (Precision Shooting Tactical) riflescope boasts features associated with top-tier riflescopes, yet comes in at a street price under the $1,000 mark. Matching reticle and turret measurements allow accurate, fast dialing of shots. The one-piece 30mm tube, precision-machined from a single solid block of aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum, offers ample windage and elevation adjustment. Born from an intimate understanding of riflescope design, forward-thinking engineering, and open ears to a market incredibly vocal about what it wants in a riflescope, the Viper PST series delivers the performance and features tactical shooters demand at an economical price.

Viper PST 6-24x50 Dimensions (in inches)
Product Dimensions Image
Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
15.5 2.5 2.2 6.0 5.8 3.6
Heights
H1 H2
2.26 1.63
Magnification 6-24x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Eye Relief 4.0 inches
Field of View 17.8-5.1 ft/100 yds
Tube Size 30 mm
Turret Style Tactical
Parallax Setting 50 yards to infinity
Length 15.5 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.
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

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.
Tactical-Style Turrets Exposed turrets provide fast, accurate and easily read elevation and windage adjustments.
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

CRS™ Zero Stop Customizable Rotational Stop (CRS) aids in return to zero after dialing temporary elevation correction.
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-View Fiber Optic Provides a highly visible reference point for the magnification setting.
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.

Reticle

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing clarity... I've mounted this optic to my Savage 10P-SR and have found perfection... I used a competitor's glass for a few months, and found that at 500+ yards, it got to be more than a task to focus on the target while keeping the reticle sharp. There's zero effort with my Vortex. From first putting bullet to paper at 25-yards, to preliminary zero at 100, the eye's are happy. Stretching the weapon's legs out to 500 and back to zero is simple with the Vortex Zero Stop setup. For the money, you're getting an excellent piece of glass and excellent customer support and lifetime warranty. What's more to add? I guarantee you'll never regret your purchase.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product and customer service hands down So I'm new to long range shooting and I wanted a scope that would deliver so I looked around and decided on vortex pst ffp. Got the scope and was amazed how clear it was but when I went to mount it I got ahead of myself misread the torqe specs and crushed the tube. But with vortex vip warranty it was covered I was shocked I thought for sure I was hit on a 1000 dollar scope but after talking to Tim Austin in customer service i had my new scope on my savage in a week and Tim was great he told me if I had any questions about long range shooting to give him a call and he would be more than happy to help wow what customer service does thanks a lot Tim
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from User Friendly 5.0 My agency purchased this scope about a month ago, I had precious little time to learn it before being sent to sniper school. With the little time that I had, I was able to learn it inside and out. All of the turrets and knobs are easy to use with a crisp click that can't be mistaken. The rifle and scope were punished by rain, fog, terrain, dust, and all in the same 7 days. Customer service was epic!!! Our agency ordered the scope, and was told it would take a few months to build. After we told them how soon we needed it, they quickly sent us an email saying that the scope had been shipped. Not to mention the discount for LE, and the free t shirts.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Lense Clarity I bought this scope last year to be paired up with my .300 WSM. I had it delivered all the way to Hawaii, where I was currently living at the time. A few friends and I had drawn lottery tickets to hunt Axis deer on the island of Lanai in Hawaii. After setting the scope by myself, I was ready for the hunt. It's w good thing I had the 24X magnification of the Viper PST because while my buddies were glassing deer at 500-800 yards with their binoculars, I was able to use my Vortex rifle scope. I ended up harvesting my first Axis deer on a 200 yard shot. It was an amazing experience. I'm really glad that I invested in great Optics to take a once in a lifetime shot!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic scope I mounted this scope on a custom built AR10 in 6.5mm CM. I have been shooting 200-600yards with this rifle and scope while I am learning precision / distance shooting This scope has very positive clicks when adjusting elevation and windage, has zero stop capability and tracks incredibly accurately. I had my rifle zero'd in 3 shots with this scope. It has plenty of elevation adjustment for distance shooting and hold overs are simple with the EBR-2C reticle. I wanted this scope so much that I waited 6-7 weeks for it while backordered and I am not disappointed. The glass is exceptionally clear with little or no distortion at max power
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO COOL!!! I picked out this scope before I bought the rifle for it. I did so based on research and others reviews and articles and while I never handled it prior this is by far the best piece of glass I have now it's also the best I've used ever! It was crazy to me when I first got it the night and day difference from other rifle scopes I'd used. Add to that the illuminated reticle (mostly just for giggles in my case lol) I was needless to say extremely pleased with my purchase. Now I have a rifle for it ( 700sps tact aac sd) and have zeroed it and had some fun target shooting I'm itching for deer season and some opportunities to stretch it out to 500yds plus.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Three PST's and counting! I've got three precision rifles and that are all fantastic shooters thanks to Vortex. The most important aspect of any precision rifle is the optic my opinion. For optics I won't run anything by the Vortex Viper PST in 6-24x50. Fantastic clarity, great illumination, awesome zero reset function all backed by Vortex's bulletproof double lifetime warranty. My range consists of 680 yard, 880 yard and 1285 yard metal gongs. Vortex makes these distances achievable through the great product they build. I've yet to find a weak point in their optic and look forward to many years and many rounds to come. Will buy for each new rifle.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing in every way. Chose vortex at first due to the warranty and immediately became a lifetime customer once I mounted my 6-24x50 viper PST FFP and shot it. The design is simply amazing. Clean and well machined. The turrets are easy to read, clicks are distinct and easy to count. Setting the zero stop is very easy. The quality of the glass is amazing, at first light, last light or bright hot days it's as clear as can be. Adjust the parallax and your target is crisp and clear at any range. My first hunt with my new rifle and Vortex PST I got a buck at 450 yards!! If you are considering this scope or any Vortex product you wont be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing I have shot all top end/high end scope i.e NightForce, Schmidt and Bender. I was considering a NF on a long gun I built until a friend told me about vortex. I ended up purchasing the Viper PST 6-24x50 ffp ERB-2C. It is equal in every aspect to the NF and Schmidt and Bender. I was so impressed that I have all my friends using Vortex and will never purchase a different scope. Not to mention their customer support is hands down the best out of any company that makes anything. I mean......if you lose your dope and need to make a shot you can literally call them and tell them the specs of your gun and round and give them the distance they will tell you your hold.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Long Range Scope The Viper PST 6-24 x 50 (MRAD) is a great scope. I am 70 years old and just started shooting long rang last year. I knew that I would need a scope that had clean share images out 1000 yards. The first time I used the scope at log distance I was amazed at the clearity and accuracy. After calculating the ballistic information (bullet BC, velocity, temp, barometer, and distance,) I dialed the indicated elevation and took my first 1000 yard shot. It was a direct hit. That accuracy was repeated throughout the day at different distances (500 to 1000 yards). I am putting together another long range gun and will be purchasing another vortex viper scope. I love this scope
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent - Best value on the market. The first time I got my hands on my Viper PST 5-24 with EBR1 MOA I was blown away by the fit and finish, and quality of the body. The glass is far superior to the cheaper brands I've been buying my whole life. I should have tried a Vortex optic a long time ago! This one is mounted on my Savage 10FCP .308 which I have shot out to 1350 yards from prone. The parallax is easy to adjust, eye relief is perfect for my setup. Glass is clear and vibrant. Dialing in for range and windage is as easy as turning on a light switch. I am already in the process of choosing my second Vortex optic now for a custom sporter/hunting rifle I am having built on a cherry old Savage 110LA.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best glass for the money I have only ever bought cheap scopes, usually 1-400 dollars, after several sessions atop my m1a or 700. The crosshairs would always start to wander, I finally got tired of dealing with warranties and time down so they could fix the scope and send it back to have it happen again. I bought my PST and have never been happier, the turrets are nice and crisp, wont turn on accident, the stops are lovely when I go out to 800 yards but then want to come back to my 100yard zero. I have never paid this kind of money for a scope and now understand why. The glass is super clear, the adjustments are nice and tight and I will buy another for my other .308s.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally arrived My scope finally arrived and I mounted it with Vortex Precision High Rings on a Ruger Precision Rifle, 308 Win. I did not bore sight, rather I went to the 100 yard range. My groups were three shots all touching and after getting the correct 100 yard zero the fun began. I was shooting 168 grain BTHP Hornady ammo. I was able to hit great shots touching within a 1 inch 10 ring bulls eye. What an awesome set up for less than $2,500 dollars. I am considering switching out my Nikon M-308 on my Springfield M1-A National Match as I like the Vortex so well as it has more power than the Nikon, which is also a real great scope. I like the EBRC-2 reticle better than the Nikoplex reticle.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again Purchased this for my first long range optic and have been happy for the price point. I like the clarity of optics, all the options it has for the price is great. The turrets feel very positive on the indents. What I don't like is the elevation turret after about 5 mils doesn't line up quite right with the markings leading to confusion about where the adjustment is. Also I wish it had a little more elevation adjustment. Overall this is a good entry level long range optic and I would purchase again and recommend it to someone who needed such an optic. My next one will most likely be a Razor but this one will go on another rifle.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding benchrest optic I've had this optic for almost two years now. I had it on a burris pepr unimount and upgraded it to a badger medium unimount. I've run this scope through most light conditions from midday, to twilight, to moonlight. For the money, this thing has some of the best light gathering of any scope i've run. The glass is quite clear. The paralax adjustment is a must have and the turret zero stop works well enough. I'd reccomend getting at least a 20MOA base to maximize the internal adjustment of this scope. For the money, this is one of the best and most feature packed, warrantied scopes on the market. With the VIP warranty this thing has, you really cant go wrong.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection Let me save you some time. This scope is probably the best thing I own. Period. The Viper PST is sleek, detailed and rugged. My friend owns the high dollar bushnells and comparing them to the PST, he raved about how clear the glass was. He also went straight to the Vortex website when I told him how little I paid for the scope. I am so happy with this purchase. I shoot my rifle anywhere from 100 yrds to 1000 yrds and this thing will get you there. Easy to operate and the value goes miles beyond the price tag on this scope. Oh yea...not to mention the VIP warranty is the greatest thing ever. This company gets it!! Buy this rifle scope. You will not be disapointed.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal Scope - Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP I bought this scope after reading reviews and talking to fellow hunters... I can say without a doubt, the glass and clarity are second to none... I compared the glass to a friend's scope from a high end competitor to Vortex and couldn't tell the difference during the day or at dusk... The turrets work flawlessly and I'm constantly getting sub MOA groups... Had some fellow hunters shoot my rifle and they were amazed with the glass and quality of the scope.... The cost of this scope is great as well in comparison to higher end scopes that do the exact same thing... I'm waiting out now for the Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50 FFP for my Browning X-Bolt Hell's Canyon 300 Win Mag...
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands down I would buy this scope again/ in fact i did. I my humble opinion, this is one of the finest scopes on the market. I have made over a one mile shoot with this scope. Wish there was some way to upload the video. Any way back to the scope, I have owned all makes of glass form Schmidt & Bender to Leupold. For the price, value, and piece of mind with a life time unconditional warranty hands down this is the only scope that will be on one of my rifles. Being a disabled vet, I have used many of military products, and again there is no comparisons in my opinion. Thank you for a product that's affordable & dependable.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing clarity and extremely accurate Just finished a 5 day hunt in Texas which yielded 1 Bison, 1 Dybowski Sika Deer and several pigs. The Viper PST is extremely accurate and worked very well in low light conditions. The clarity and quality of the glass for this price point is amazing. I almost put on another optic I have which is 3 times the price but really happy I went with the Vortex. Once I had the optic zeroed for my rifle, it was easy to figure out the hold overs from 200-900 yards. The controls are very smooth for magnification or illumination. I really like the off position between illumination settings, you can find what you want and 1 click its on or off. I was so impressed that once I got home, I ordered a Viper PST Gen II for another rifle I have.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Budget price F class winner I have purchased 2 of this model scope for my amateur shooter carrier (carrier I wish), and let me just say the ease of use the ergonomic of design are spot on, for a inexperienced shooter with this optic and my weapon system I took 4th place over all for the year in our club, that's 4th place out of 37 very experienced shooters ( yes I'm patting my on back,heck I out shot them lol).I did have a problem with one of the scopes and let me say vortex lives up to its warrnty 110%. I very much so can advise a friend to buy this scope I plan on one more myself.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality optic competitively priced! I purchased this scope for my rifle to shoot a Tactical/Sniper school. I was very pleased with the quality of the scope, the function, and aesthetics. I was especially pleased to see that during the course when a test was conducted to check the mechanical function of the scopes range of movement, the accuracy was spot on. My Vortex Viper PST performed on par with the German made scope that was 3 times the cost of my Vortex!!! I liked this scope so much that I purchased a second one for a DMR AR build that I did. I would not hesitate to recommend this scope to anyone looking for a high quality scope!!!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Glass, works great on a semi-auto 30-06 I've got one of these mounted to my Noreen BN36 - 30-06, and so far I love it. I've only had it for about 8 months, and I've probably put only 300 rounds through with the scope mounted. So far, have had zero issues. Holds it's zero, and is very clear. Had a strap break on me and dropped my rifle on some rocks (way to go), and it came out of zero (duh). Haven't messed with it too much since that incident, but I believe it's ok. Low-light, the glass performs better than expected. Haven't truly put the illuminated reticle to work yet. Dropped a mule buck at 400 with it last season, couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you need in a scope at an awesome price I bought this scope to use in local PRS style rifle matches and I couldn't be happier with my choice. Im not new to long range shooting or high end scopes and this one compares to some other scopes I have that cost a lot more $$$. The features in this scope (zero stop, illuminated reticle, FFP, christmas tree style reticle, etc) are awesome and make shooting long range (800-1200yds) simple. With all these features at this price I expected the glass to be sub-par but I was shocked at the clarity. Even at high magnification I find the glass very clear though it does begin to darken at 24x. Overall I'm very impressed with this scope and the folks at vortex have been great to deal with.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope I bought this scope in April of 2013 (almost 4 years ago). It's fantastic! Great image quality, and excellent zoom. The reticle is nice too. I use it for prairie dog shooting a couple of times a year, where I am looking through it all day long. It does great, (no eye fatigue!) and let's me get a good look at the varmints from quite a ways out. Two minor issues I have: 1. It is hard to tell when the switch for the lighted reticle is off. I have burnt through many batteries by leaving it on accidentally. 2. I bought flip caps from Vortex for the front and rear. The front flip cap works great. The rear flip cap is too loose and the whole things comes off before it will flip up.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have purchased two of the same scope My hunting buddy purchased a Viper pst scope for his 338. Took it out long range shooting worked great . Was very clear and with the first focal was right on at any power. I was so impressed I purchased one for my 300 Win. Mag. Wow this changed this Remington 700 long range it to a tack driver. After that I picked up another for my 308 Remington tac rifle. With this scope and a free app Shooting is made so easy. I have had many scopes thru the years and this has been the best I have had. Shooting long range in South Dakota made better
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best priced ELR scope on the market Wow is all I can say about this scope. For the money it truly has all the features and glass clarity of scopes that are 3x as much. The windage and elevation knobs have great texture for cold wet weather. They have a very pronounced click after every move and the zero stop is very easy to set. The zoom in and out is a bit stiff but for hunting thats not a bad thing. The focus on the parallax is smooth and easy to adjust. I have not used the scope in a low light situation but just playing with the illumination it works very very well. This was my first FFP scope and I will never go back after getting used to it. I just recently purchased a second scope to go on a different rifle build.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Entry Level PRS / PRL Competition Option These are a great option for a lower price point with the introduction of the Gen II PST. The Good: • Good clarity and light transmission • Repeatability / tracks well • Tough • Decent clicks and readability of adjustment value with a unique slot for viewing value • Good features for price point / Excellent value The Bad: • Not a true zero stop / uses shims and feels mushy • 5 MRAD turret rotation makes longer distance adjustments under pressure problematic (“5 + x” is harder under time pressure than “10 + x”) The “Meh” (my own preferences): • I don’t care about reticle illumination at all. And the illum knob is on the eyepiece and is minorly obtrusive to your view around the scope. I could do without it, but there isn’t an FFP MRAD option available with the EBR-2C reticle without illum. I've been using one for years. Even with “The Bad” that I listed above, I would highly recommend these scopes to anyone for most purposes. It is just a great value because you get some great features at an excellent price. A word about durability: I was in a competition in Wyoming that required a lot of walking and some skills challenges. I was exiting a pond with my rifle on my chest and fell full force on the scope hitting a large boulder lining the edge of the pond. There was a large gouge and minor denting in the scope bell. I thought surely the scope erector had been damaged and would require it being sent in to Vortex. However, I did a tall target tracking test and the scope held tracking with absolutely no issues. And I was sure I was going to get a new scope! Rats. Bottom Line: don’t be afraid to pick these scopes up anytime you see a fair deal on them. You’ll be happy for years to come.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent scope for the money I picked up the Viper PST in MRAD and it is overall the best bang for the buck I could find. It has all the features you would look for in top of the line glass but at an affordable price. Pros: EBR-2C reticle MRAD turrets Illuminated reticle Parallax adjustment Vortex warranty Cons: Elevation turret is 5 MRAD per rotation "Eye box" is a little less well defined compared to HIGH END glass (still good for price, though) If you are on the fence and looking to get your foot in the door for some long range shooting, buy with confidence!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality I have had this scope for 6 months now with intermittent problems. Shooting from 100 yards to 400 yards not a problem, 5 and 600 yards the lenses are blurry, hazy and at times the lenses turns milky white with floating debris. I then moved out to 700 and 800 yards, not one problem. I sent the scope back to vortex and they said they could not replicate the problem, this was the day they received it and they said they would take to the range and test it. Well 5 days later they said they didn't have time to check it yet. I told them to just return the scope and I would replace it with a quality scope. I have 2 other Vortex scopes with no problems. I guess at this point I am done with Vortex!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best mid range affordable scope you can buy If you care about your hunting and shooting success you'll choose Vortex optics. This scope mounted on my 300 Win. Mag Remington 700 is the ultimate elk whacking machine. The PST is more than capable of out performing the range of the rifle. Targets are clear from close range all the way out to 2000 yards and beyond. The scope allows for low light operations and is enhanced by the illuminated reticle with multiple brightness levels and MOA or MRAD reticles are perfect for hold overs and windage adjustments. Vortex also beats the competition with their speed dial turrets enabling the shooter to dial quick come ups! Paired with the Vortex Lifetime Warranty this product is impossible to beat!
Date published: 2017-06-15
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