Vortex Viper PST, the scope that never was?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Sako7STW, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Sako7STW

    Sako7STW Well-Known Member

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    What the - - - - is up with these scopes? Are they ever going to actually be made available or what? I have only heard of a very small number of them being delivered and a few of them had minor problems. Does anyone have a scoop on when one can be had? This is getting borderline ridiculous and if they dont get a move on they will be going under because they are going to start swatting customers away like flies! I want one really bad but i am seriously beginning to think that these are "The scope that never was"
     
  2. ogremccloud

    ogremccloud Well-Known Member

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    I cant seem to find out what going on with my pre order. if you find anything out let me know. been hoping to get my hands on it for a while now
     

  3. VTXPaul

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    Guys,

    Allow me to say a quick "Hi" & introduce myself since I'm frequently checking out this great website. No surprise, I work at Vortex and am primarily involved in product development and sales.

    As many of you know, we did ship a small initial batch of PSTs earlier this summer under "considerable' customer demand ! Listening to the feedback we received after this shipment, we decided to improve the turret design just a bit with improved feel & resistance. The original turrets were really quite good and 90% of buyers would probably have been perfectly happy with them, but we knew that people were expecting a lot of these scopes and we just didn't want to disappoint anybody. So we halted deliveries & re-tooled the turret design which has delayed shipments until sometime later this fall (no, I do not have an exact date). Believe me, we're pushing as hard as we can to get them out as soon as humanly possible !

    Paul @ Vortex
     
  4. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    Well there you have it. Thanks for clearing that up. Nice to see a company that is not OK with there products not being a 100% built right . I just got 3 vipers 6.5x20 and hope they work well. It would be nice to have more options for good scopes out there.
     
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  5. DENWA

    DENWA Well-Known Member

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    VTXPAUL--

    Welcome! We look forward to having you around. I just purchased a Viper 2-7x32 BDC for my 375H&H last week from Cameraland. WOW! My buddy was not happy when he compared it to his Conquest, really unhappy when I showed him the receipt. Cannot wait util April for SA trip.

    I can't say much for the Vulture Bino's mine were sent back yesterday as I could not get them focused (diopter adjustment neg.) and they were slightly out of collimation.

    Overall good job and keep it up!


    SAKO7STW, sorry for getting off topic.
     
  6. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    Magnumdude Well-Known Member

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    Joseph - I sent you a PM.
     
  8. Airgunner7

    Airgunner7 Well-Known Member

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    Bump, any word on timeline? We talking weeks or months?
     
  9. new shooter

    new shooter Well-Known Member

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    I called it will be months. They said before the end of the year. But ho knows.
     
  10. Great Googly Moogly

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    I ordered my Viper Vortex PST 4-16x50 2 months ago from SWFA. Still waiting....
     
  11. MT_Hunter

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    I'm with you Great Googly Moogly, I ordered a 4-16 FFP mil/mil last December and am still waiting. Oh well, I'd rather have it right instead of right now if I can't have both.

    I heard on another forum late this year if not January 2011. I'm sure we'll know as soon as site sponsors such as Cameraland know.
     
  12. VTXPaul

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    As soon as I've got anything concrete, I will update you guys right away ! We're still shooting for late this year.
     
  13. joseph

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    Well I just got back from my Wyoming hunt. We had a great time for a couple of old farts. We found out that hunting just on public walk-in land north of Gillette is for the young guys. With only one excuse being our age. Me 65 and my buddy 62 it really was hard on us. I could only walk about two hundred yards through sage brush without falling down and almost braking my wrist and wrenching my back the first morning.

    We were watching 15 goats including 4 bucks for 5 days within 300 yards of a high point over looking them. The morning the season opened was when I tripped and fell. I'm glad no one was there to laugh at me. After I found my glasses I picked up my rifle with the new Vortex Viper 6-24x50mm PST FFP MOA with the custom turret scope on it up out of the dirt which took most of the hard hit on the objective end of the scope. There was a little dirt in the very end of the barrel too. After I got calmed down I worked my way to the point and unpacked to settle in prone to glass for the goats.

    Well they had moved at least one mile to private land and stayed there until we left to come home.

    Since there wasn't anything for me to shoot I decided to take a shot at a coyote at 155 yds. to see if the PST held up to the punishment it was given. I left the turret at 2 which is my 200 yd. zero and since he was looking up at me I put the cross hair on his chest and sent the 105 gr. Berger on its way. It hit the bottom of his neck and came out his back. He just dropped and never moved.

    About 45 minutes later I spotted another one at 400 yds. I turned the turret to 4 for 400 yds. and turned the power down to 6x and was amazed that even though it is very thin you could see it perfectly and could hold it on what ever part of the body you wanted to hold on. If it was a SFP scope the normal hunting reticule would have covered the whole coyote. This is for me one of the better features of this scope.

    Well I held on its chest and sent another Berger on its way and bingo it flopped over and only kicked twice that I could see.

    On Sunday we met a guy that builds long range rifles for people and has a target range that goes to 2,000 yards. I wanted to check the custom turret that Vortex made me. Since the turret is MOA in yards it ends at 900 yds, but when I turned it around past 900 to 7 it was dead on at 1,000 and when I turned to 8 plus 1 line it was dead on at 1,200 yds.

    I am still amazed at how easy this scope works and all the options that come with it.

    Pictures here:

    Field test: Vortex Viper 6-24x50mm PST MOA FFP scope. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum


    "Aim small miss small", :D

    joseph
     
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  14. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    i'm thinkin Big "V" has one satisfied customer!