Get a great view of your next target with the Vortex Viper HS 4 - 16 x 50 Riflescope, which features XR antireflective coatings to increase light transmission for maximum brightness and extra-low dispersion (XD) glass for high resolution, color fidelity and sharp images. A fast-focus eyepiece allows quick and easy reticle focusing, while quick-reset turrets offer fast re-indexing after sighting. Waterproof. Fogproof. Hard-coat anodization and matte finish. ArmorTek coating.
Features and Benefits
XR antireflective lens coatings for increased light transmission and maximum brightness
XD glass for high resolution, color fidelity and sharp images
Fast-focus eyepiece for quick and easy reticle focusing
Optics sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust and debris from getting inside
Barrel filled with argon gas to inhibit internal fogging
Zoom lens mechanism for smooth magnification changes under harsh conditions
Hard-coat anodization for durability
Low-glare matte finish helps camouflage the shooter's position
ArmorTek coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt
Dead-Hold BDC reticle is great for shooting at varying ranges where estimating holdover is a concern
MAG-View bar for quick magnification adjustment
Quick-reset turrets for fast re-indexing after sighting without the need for tools
Side focus allows fine tuning to reduce parallax shooting error
Rated 2 out of
lotzof gunz from
the jury is not out (still in) on this one!I just acquired this Viper HS 4-16X50, used (previously owned) because of satisfactory experience with my 2 Viper 6.5-20X50 scopes.
Obviously, the quality control slipped or the previous owner subjected the scope to some type of unseen abuse. The scope looks just fine from the outside but getting a good focus at any normal range is impossible. The image appears to be partially focused in some areas but focused in others (first time for me). I had planned to put the scope on a 7 Rem Mag but decided to try it out on a super accurate .243W. I used Leupold 30mm standard rings and carefully torqued the T15 screws to 15 inch pounds after checking ring alignment.
Comparing the scope to others (Weaver and Leupold) definitely showed this Vortex to have definitely inferior image quality and resolution and comparing it to my Viper 6.5-20X50 also showed it to be inferior. I carefully removed parallax and was able to hit a 3 inch diameter disk at 300 after sighting in with 10/10 rounds - looks like adjustments work and nothing jiggled loose inside (yet).
Needless to say I have little confidence in this scope and should it be restored to a satisfactory resolution (focus) it will be used for casual rodent hunts - if exceeding 18 inch pound of ring torque messes stuff up what about subjecting this scope that has probably thin tube walls to tough hunting situations?.
I will send the scope back for VIP adjustment and analysis - a satisfactory experience will elevate my rating from 2 to 4 (stars)
The verdict is not in!
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of
Best scope for the money!!!I bought this scope after shopping around for awhile. I am very happy with my purchase!! You can't get better optics for twice the money!! Not to mention the VIP warranty!! I will definitely choose Vortex Optics for my future needs!!
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of
Viper HS awesomeThis scope fit perfect for my needs. 4-16x50 has the perfect power. Glass is awesome and built like a tank.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of
Mossy Stagg from
Great Scope!!!! 1st Class OpticsBought this scope on-line through Academy after returning another scope purchased from there. 100% satisfied with purchase and service
what stores carry Vortex Viper HS 4 - 16 x 50 Riflescope in the DFW area?
Asked by: Collin B
Hello Collin B,
Inventory availability and pricing are subject to change, please contact your local Academy Sports + Outdoors store directly or our Customer Service Center at (888) 922-2336 for current availability and pricing. We are available Monday - Sunday from 7:00 am - 12:00 am (CST) and you may, also, reach us by live chat 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
Answered by: bsinkler
Date published: 2016-09-07
Just bought Winchester model 70 chambered 300wsm, and want 400yd capable , affordable scope in a Nikon or a Vortex in the 3-500 dollar range. Just had you mount a Nikon on my 7mm mag and love it. What do you reccomend?
Asked by: HD Trip
Hello, HD Trip.
We would recommend visiting your local Academy Sports + Outdoors store location as an associate will be able to further assist you in choosing a scope that will work for your needs.
Bore-sighting and scope mounting are complimentary services for rifles purchased at Academy Sports + Outdoors. However, if you didn't purchase your rifle from Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bore-sighting and scope mounting are available for a small fee.
Since inventory availability and pricing are subject to change, please contact your local Academy Sports + Outdoors store directly or our Customer Service Center at (888) 922-2336 for current availability and pricing. We are available Monday - Sunday from 7:00 am - 12:00 am (CST) and you may, also, reach us by live chat 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.