Pulled the trigger on a Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44 LR

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by slickyboyboo, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. slickyboyboo

    slickyboyboo Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    I debated over the 2.5-10x44 PST, although I wanted a 4-16, but the PST didn't come in a 44mm. I chose to go with the HS LR instead, and I think it will do everything I need it to when I get my .280 built.

    What are y'alls thoughts on this scope?

    Also, what height rings would I need for this scope, sitting on a 15 MOA 1 piece NF rail?
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2011
  2. BIG MO

    BIG MO Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2009
    You will love the scope. Low rings on most rifles will do the trick. Especially on a rail.
  3. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    i went with the regular version, i'm just not to keen on the exposed turrets for a hunting gun. even my big point gun i carry in the backpack. plus i like the 1/4 adjustments better. mine arrived last night and so far i'm pleased with it. havn't mounted it yet but looked at some stuff this morning. glass is 500 dollar glass, the parallax worked very well, can be adjusted out at all ranges, the reticle is fairly thin, some might want something a bit thicker, but very nice for LR work. had no trouble lining up on a pigeon at 915 on 16x. the clicks have a good feel to them and are fairly audible. if i can hear them most would probably think they are loud. both windage and elevation turn about 50 moa. i think the LR version has 75 moa travel but i don't consider that a biggie. i'm putting this on my 6wssm which will be my LR practice gun. plus i figured this would be the perfect back-up scope if you ever needed one to go big game hunting. if you can't get it done with a 4-16 you're probably doing something pretty specialized. overall it looks like a very nice scope.