Vortex Optics has updated the venerable Viper HD scope family. The new generation merges features from hunting and tactical optics to create a scope that can work for most things. Let’s see what Vortex has packed into the new Vipers.

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There are three options for magnification ranges: 2-10×42, 3-15×44, and 5-25×50. All versions are offered with second focal plane reticles, but the 5-25×50 is also available with a first focal plane reticle. Along with focal planes, reticle designs also vary among the optics. The 2-10x comes with a BDC reticle, which is also an option in the 3-15x along with standard MOA or MIL hash reticles. The 5-25×50 SFP model has the same hash reticles, while the FFP version gets a Christmas tree-style reticle.

Regardless of the model, all versions include illuminated reticles. Capped windage turrets are also standard to avoid any kind of unintentional adjustments. Depending on the model, suggested retail prices range from $899.99 to $1,399.99. The new Viper HD scopes are available at retailers now with street prices a few hundred dollars below MSRP.

Vortex Optics Releases New Viper HD Scopes Vortex Optics Releases New Viper HD Scopes

From the manufacturer:

When success rides on the perfect shot, rely on the exceptional versatility and optical performance of Viper® HD. From big game to predators, there’s a proven model for every hunting application. Each member of the Viper® HD family delivers outstanding image clarity, resolution, and sharpness to ensure your target comes into view with sharp detail. Viper® HD also boasts enhanced features for unmatched accuracy at extended ranges while also excelling in the low light of dawn and dusk when game is most active.


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Daniel Y

AKA @fromtheguncounter on Instagram. Gun nerd, reloader, attorney, and mediocre hunter. Daniel can still be found on occasion behind the counter at a local gun store. When he is not shooting, he enjoys hiking, camping, and rappelling around Utah.

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