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When will the Vortex Viper HS LR be out???

 
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:56 AM
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Re: When will the Vortex Viper HS LR be out???

Keep us posted. I'm very interested in one of these scopes.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:05 PM
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Re: When will the Vortex Viper HS LR be out???

What is the difference between the Vortex Viper HS and Vortex Viper HS LR? I can find several sites that have the Viper HS listed for sale but not the Viper HS LR.


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Old 09-19-2011, 05:31 PM
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Re: When will the Vortex Viper HS LR be out???

The "LR" has the exposed target turret. Cameraland and Optic planet has them.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:20 PM
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Re: When will the Vortex Viper HS LR be out???

I was hoping to get a HS LR 4-16X44mm. I checked out the pst and ended up getting the PST sfp 4-16moa. I am really impressed with this scope.

I did get a chance to check out the HS LR 4-16X50mm. It seemed pretty much the same as the pst with a different reticle and turret. I think I may still pick up a HS LR 44mm when they become readily available. I would rather have a 44mm objective on a hunting scope, all though the extra light gathering and illuminated reticle is nice.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:52 PM
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Re: When will the Vortex Viper HS LR be out???

Viper HS:
1/4 MOA elevation clicks for 12 MOA per turn(about 50 total on mine)on low profile capped turret

1/4 MOA widage on low profile capped turret

No Zero stop

Viper HS LR:
Zero stop

1/2 MOA elevation clicks for 24 MOA per turn(75 MOA total?) on exposed target style turret

1/4 MOA widage clicks on low profile capped turret
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:23 PM
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Re: When will the Vortex Viper HS LR be out???

I just went down to a local sporting good shop to have a look at the new Vortex Viper HS 4-16X50 LR scope. My initial impression about the scope was WOW! The optics was pretty good. Not as good as the Ziess Conquest glass that I was comparing it with but as good or better then the Leupold VX-II. The turrets had a fair amount of resistance to prevent them from being turned accidentally but not enough that it would prohibit smooth operation.


The part about the scope that I am not sure I was so hip on was the magnification. This may be in part because I have never had a scope with more than a 10X. I think that a 4-12 would be ideal for my use. When you cranked the power up to 16X the image did not seem as clear to me. I did not notice this as much with the other two scopes but there highest power setting was 12X. So take that for what itís worth. The last thing I both really liked and disliked about the Viper was the reticle. The reticle was designed for what appeared to me precision shooting. Although it would work great on paper or at the range, I am afraid that the reticle may be easily lost when in a low light hunting situation. When you looked at the camouflage clothing across the room the reticle would nearly disappear in the dark back ground. I will need to go back another time at dusk to see if the reticle does get lost at night.

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Old 09-20-2011, 06:01 PM
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Re: When will the Vortex Viper HS LR be out???

Got the Viper all mounted and headed to the range Sun.afternoon.I also took a rifle with a Zeiss MC Conquest 4.5 X14 X50. The Zeiss is somewhat clearer at the highest settings,but not by much.Both looks bright,but will need to have them side by side at dusk. After sight in,I found that I only had 26MOA of elevation left.So for really long distance,I may have to install a base with some bilt in elevation.Tracks really well too. So far I like it and feature for feature at the price paid,looks like a deal.More testing to come as time allows.
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