Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44 Dead-Hold BDC

**** 4.7
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CODE: VHS-4305


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Vortex Viper HS riflescopes offer hunters and shooters an array of features sure to be well received. The advanced optical system, highlighted with a 4x zoom range, provides magnification versatility. A forgiving eye box with increased eye relief gets shooters on target quickly and easily. Built on an ultra-strong 30mm one-piece machined aluminum tube, the Viper HS delivers increased windage and elevation travel for optimal adjustment.

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting

Build Your Own Custom Turret

Optical Features

XD Lens Elements Extra-low dispersion (XD) glass increases resolution and color fidelity, resulting in crisp, sharp images.
XR Lens Coatings Vortex proprietary XR fully multi-coated lens coatings increase light transmission for maximum brightness.

Construction Features

30 mm Tube Provides greater strength and wider adjustment lattitude.
One-Piece Tube Maximizes alignment for improved accuracy and optimum visual performance as well as strength and waterproofness.
Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Construction from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum delivers increased strength and rigidity.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the tube for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Filled with argon gas to inhibit internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
Shockproof Lenses are locked in place, fore and aft, with machined locking rings to remain in perfect alignment and withstand recoil and impact.
Hard Anodized Finish Hard-coat anodization is durable; the low-glare matte helps camouflage the shooterÂ’s position.
ArmorTek Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.

Convenience Features

Capped Turrets Protect from accidental movement and impact.
MAG-View Combines a fiber optics magnification indicator with raised rear-facing magnification references for clear viewing in low light conditions.
Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
Side Focus Uses an adjustment mechanism on the left side of the riflescope to fine-tune focus for the purpose of reducing parallax shooting error.

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Since prior post LRH and Vortex quickly sent the correct sunshade and a mailer for return of the over-sized one.
Good people to deal with


Since my prior review, we are still holding zero. That is good.
Once small snafu: The enclosed sunshade was for a scope with a differently sized objective (50mm vs 44mm). Hopefully LRH store will straighten this out for me.


My first Vortex Viper HS (6.5-24x50) is happily ensconced on a 300 WM and is doing well, so I opted for another Vortex when I needed a scope for a 7 RemMag rifle. I like their unbusy clear deadhold BDC reticle, low profile capped turrets, which click positively and reset to zero easily. I chose a 4-16x44 this time, but it gathers light like its big bother. A sunshade is included ....now if we only had some actual sunlight instead of rain. I digress.
The tube is a robust 30mm ....with clear optics all at a price point that is very competitive with some of the higher end merchandise. Sure, if you need first focal plane open turrents and Schott glass you can look elsewhere, but if your needs are more plebeian I would certainly consider Vortex.
I mounted mine (as I did with my other Vortex and my costlier Leupold) on a 20MOA EGW pic base with Vortex or EGW rings using a Wheeler fat torque wrench and appropriate levels.
Andy Backus shipped my optic insured in record time, priced right, and packaged with great care. Kudos guys.