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Viper PST 6-24x50 with Leupold Alumina objective cap

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:19 AM
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Viper PST 6-24x50 with Leupold Alumina objective cap

Anybody know if the Leupold Alumina objective cap (50mm) works on the Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50?

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--Ben
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:54 AM
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Re: Viper PST 6-24x50 with Leupold Alumina objective cap

In case anyone else is interested and finds this thread:

I did email Vortex about this and they let me know that they do not believe the Alumina caps will work on the Vortex optic.

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Old 04-15-2015, 10:20 AM
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Re: Viper PST 6-24x50 with Leupold Alumina objective cap

The threads on a Vortex Viper are 52mm. The objective lenses on numerous scopes are 50mm, however their housings are not always uniform in size or diameter.

If you go to B&H Photo or any other camera site/store, you can buy step up or step down adapters that allow photographers to use different filters on larger or smaller diameter lenses. These also work for scopes.

I mounted a Leupold Alumina 50mm cap on my Viper PST using a 52mm to 55mm adapter. Threading the Alumina cap onto the 55mm end will be a little bit snug, but it works.

As a sidenote, using camera filters on your objective lens (52mm filters for the Viper PST) will give you a sacrificial lens and a variety of filtering options for increasing intensity, plain UV filtering, etc. Higher end filters will prevent any distortion or issues with clarity or light transmission.

Hope that helps.

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