Vortex Viper 5-15x44mm Tactical Scope deal at Midway

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by 1Ghilli, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. 1Ghilli

    1Ghilli New Member

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    [FONT=&quot]I don’t know if this has been posted elsewhere on the site, but I just wanted to let everyone know about a great deal on a [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Vortex Viper HS 5-15x44mm Tactical Rifle Scope with a 30mm Tube, Side Focus, 1/10 MIL Adjustments on its Mil-Dot Reticle. It’s apparently a special deal that Midway and Vortex worked out. The normal Midway price is $499 which isn’t a bad deal but through 4/30 it’s on sale for $399. They just started shipping them this week.
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    [FONT=&quot][/FONT][FONT=&quot]It seems to have all the features of the HS LR 4-16x44 which is one of my favorite scopes in this price range. The 44 objective is still bright and by mounting it lower I get a better cheek weld. The reticle is calibrated for range estimation at 15 power. It even has a few features that scope doesn’t have such as 75 MOA windage adjustment to the HS LR’s 50. It also has the zero stop shim pack and Vortex’s VIP warranty. Vortex didn’t skimp as it also comes with the 4 inch sun shade.
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    It has the ability to use
    [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Vortex TMT (Trajectory Matched Turret) elevation cap that can be custom-matched to your favorite rifle and load. It’s an extra cost item from Vortex but I find it well worth it as I can hold over with the Mil Dot or dial in my dope.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]I have a wholesale account with Midway and can’t beat the sale price so I picked up a couple. Cheers[/FONT]:)
     
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  2. Clndesl

    Clndesl Well-Known Member

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    I just got the flyer of the sale in the mail today and was really thinking of ordering one. It really looks nice kinda looks like the pst turret but the only reason I did order it was cause the 44. Ive only had 50s so I don't know if the 44 would be good
     

  3. 1Ghilli

    1Ghilli New Member

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    Pretty good deal if it meets your needs. The turrets are like the HS LR and PST and I like the zero stop. Apparently Vortex shipped the scopes without the zero stop shims so Midway is sending them later.


    If you do a lot of dusk or dawn shooting the 50mm objective will supposedly give you about a 1x magnification advantage, that is the brightness of the 44mm scope at 14 power would be roughly equivalent to the 50mm at 15 power all things being equal. I have both 50mm and 44mm and I find the 44 OK for my needs but I shoot mostly paper with some hunting.



    The cheek weld on the 44 works better for me as I can mount the scope lower. I had to pad the stock to get a good cheek weld on the 50 but everybody’s different.
     
  4. aggie99

    aggie99 Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking at this scope also. Does anyone have an opinion on the glass quality, tracking, etc.?
     
  5. mthunter86

    mthunter86 Well-Known Member

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    if its anything like the viper hslr or pst i have it will be a great scope for the money. i will have to look into one for sure.
     
  6. Clndesl

    Clndesl Well-Known Member

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    It looked too good. I ordered one today. I can't wait to try it out.
     
  7. Forrest Ebert

    Forrest Ebert Well-Known Member

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    I ordered one as well as they are back ordered and won't be in until April 5th. I talked to Vortex and this scope is a cross between the PST & HS so for the money why not give it a try and they will have the zero stop shims. I have something it will work on like a 300 RUM for testing it on to see if it is shock resistant.
     
  8. Truc

    Truc Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered one for my 270 WSM 26" Hart barreled rifle, now all I need is to order some Berger VLD's for it
     
  9. gamehawker

    gamehawker Well-Known Member

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    I would think about getting this scope if it were in MOA instead of Mils.
     
  10. Gene R.

    Gene R. Well-Known Member

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    I ordered one last night, Still gave sale price. I was torn between 6.5x20 pa vortex and 5x15 i ordered. We'll see if the mil/mil works for me? always been MOA guy. Any opinions?

    Gene
     
  11. Tulie

    Tulie Well-Known Member

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    That's the reason I didn't jump in. I'm just too used to MOA. I have a few of the Vortex and like them and this is mighty tempting.
     
  12. Gene R.

    Gene R. Well-Known Member

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    Tulie, Hopefully by next week I'll find out if it works out for me. If not My youngest boy will be getting a new scope for his rifle and he can learn from start with it.

    Gene