Vortex Viper PST question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by cornchuck, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. cornchuck

    cornchuck Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    I have a Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50. I have been noticing that I have to have my eye just right looking through the scope or I get this black ring in the eye peice. I assume it is a eye relief thing. I thought I read something on this forum about these scopes doing that, but I seem not to be able to find that post. Does anyone else have this problem?

    Jason gun)
  2. Strip Poker 388

    Strip Poker 388 Active Member

    Nov 18, 2010

    Im fixing to buy the same scope,like to keep up with what ya find out.

    My nightforce zoomed a 32 you have to line up just right for it also.
  3. Niles Coyote

    Niles Coyote Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    It sounds like you are describing the size of the eye box. If that is the case all scopes will do this. Some brands/models have a wider box than others. The shadowing is cause by your eye being slightly misaligned with the scope. This can happen from the scope being mounted to high or low or shooting in awkward positions where you are not placing your cheek in the same location on the stock as you normally would.
  4. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009

    I have many different scopes including a 6-24x50mm PST FFP MOA and love it. They all have different black rings of different thicknesses. If your eye and cheek weld is correct you should have a clear view from one edge to the other and seeing your target should become second nature.


    Here is a $3,000+ March 8-80x56mm scope:

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