Vortex 4-16x50 Viper HS Riflescope

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  • 4x to 16x Zoom magnification.
  • XR Fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission.
  • Higly durable low-glare finish helps camouflage your position.
  • ArmorTrek lens coatins make them virtually scratch and dust proof..
  • Constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum for strength & rigidity.
  • Second focal plane reticle maintains ideally sized appearance.
  • O-Ring sealed & gas purged for optimal water & fog proofing.
  • VIP Unconditional Lifetime Warranty
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  • Description

    • The Vortex 4-16x50 Viper HS Riflescope offers 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.

    Mission, Not So Impossible

    • Hunters and shooters of all stripes will welcome the array of features available on the Viper HS Riflescope. Choose the reticle best suited to your shooting style and enjoy the advanced optical system, 4x zoom range, MAG-view fiber optic, and fast focus eyepiece—all required attributes for the hunter looking to drag more than scent out of the woods.


    • XR Fully Multi-Coated - Increase light transmission w/multiple anti-reflective coatings.
    • HD Lens Elements - Impressive resolution and color fidelity results in HD images. 
    • Second Focal Plane Reticle - Maintains ideally-sized appearance.  
    • Armortek - Scratch-resistant coatings protect exterior lenses.  
    • Waterproof - O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating.
    • Fog-proof - Gas purging prevents internal fogging over wide range of temperatures.
    • Shock-proofRugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
    • Aircraft-Grade Aluminum - Constructed for strength and rigidity.
    • Exposed Tactical Turrets - Provide fast elevation & windage adjustments.   
    • Side Focus - Easy access for optimal image focusing & parallax removal.  
    • Hard Anodized Finnish - Durable, low-glare matte adds additional camouflage.
    • CRS Zero Stop - Aids in returning to zero after temporary elevation corrections.
    • Precision-force Spring - Ensures maximum repeatability & adjustments.  
    • Precision-glide Erector - Ensures smooth magnification changes.
    • Mag-view Fiber Optics - Provides highly noticeable magnification settings. 
    • Radius Bar - Provides highly visible & tactical point for turret rotations.  
    • Fast Focus Eyepiece - Allows quick & easy reticle focusing.  


      Reticle Options:

      • The Dead-Hold BDC Reticle is a customized reticle that helps eliminate guesswork on hold-over and windage corrections. Good for hunting and shooting at varying ranges where estimating hold-over is a concern.

        • The popular V-Plex MOA Reticle is an all-purpose hunting reticle intended for a wide variety of hunting applications.

        Vortex VIP Warranty

        • VIP stands for a Very Important Promise to you, our customer. Vortex will repair or replace your Vortex product in the event it becomes damaged or defective—at no charge to you. If we cannot repair your product, we will replace it with a product in perfect working order of equal or better physical condition.  You see, it doesn't matter how it happened, whose fault it was, or where you purchased it. You can count on the VIP Warranty for all Vortex Optics rifle scopes, prism scopes, red dots, rangefinders, binoculars, spotting scopes, tripods, and monoculars.

        • Unlimited Lifetime Warranty
        • Fully Transferable
        • No Warranty Card to Fill Out
        • No Receipt Needed

        NOTE:  The VIP Warranty does not cover loss, theft, deliberate damage or cosmetic damage that does not hinder the performance of the product.

        Vortex Nation - It's About You

        • PeopleThe Customer is King. Vortex not only believes this to be true, but actually follows through on it. This means Vortex treat's you like royalty. Vortex cares about you and the smallest of details, both before and long after the sale. If you ever have a problem with Vortex product, then Vortex makes that their problem—no questions asked. Years ago, Vortex started their business with the intention of being in it for the long haul and they have no intention of changing their strategy. Just take a look at the unconditional and unlimited VIP Warranty and you will see what we mean.
        • ProductsOffering you the finest in rugged optics comes about by paying attention to detail in every aspect of our business. Vortex are fanatics about doing things right. This way you can have the utmost confidence in Vortex products—all worry cast aside. Vortex is constantly listening to you for feedback and ideas on new products and innovative features so you can appreciate and enjoy the best in optical performance.
        • PromisesSay what they mean and mean what they say. At Vortex you have their pledge to uncommon excellence and dedication in every aspect of business. Keeping promises to you is not only good business; it’s the right thing to do.

        History of Vortex

        • Since 1986 Vortex has been and remains an American Owned, Veteran Owned, Family owned and operated business of hard-working folks located in south central Wisconsin.  Dan and Margie Hamilton, the original and current owners, moved to Middleton, WI in 1986 and started a small outdoor retail store. The business was started on the belief that if you focused on the customers and helped them achieve their goals with fast, friendly, personalized service that the bottom line would take care of itself. The business grew and evolved over time and in 2002 Vortex Optics was established. Starting with Dan and Margie and now over 100 American team members strong, Vortex work's diligently day in and day out to give you the best products and service in the optics industry.  All Vortex products are designed, engineered, pre-inspected and serviced in Vortex's modern facility to ensure you receive the best products and service for your hard earned dollar

        What's Included

        Viper 4-16x50 Riflescope, Protective Lens Caps, 4" Sunshade, Lens Cloth

      • Dimensions & Specifications


        4-16x Zoom

        Lens Diameter:

        50 mm

        Field of View:

        27.4 - 7.4 ft @ 100 yards

        Eye Relief:

        4 inches

        Tube Size:

        30 mm

        Turret Style:


        Adjustment Graduation:

        1/4 MOA

        Travel per Rotation:

        12 MOA

        Max Elevation Adjustment:

        50 MOA

        Max Windage Adjustment:

        50 MOA

        Parallax Setting:

        50 Yards to Infinity




        20.4 ounces


        VIP Unconditional Lifetime

      • Product Guarantee

        We stand behind all the products we sell, and your satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not satisfied with the quality of your purchase, simply send the item back to us in its original packaging within 30 days of its delivery.

        Manufacturer Warranty

        Vortex's VIP Lifetime Warranty will repair or replace your Vortex product in the event it becomes damaged or defective—at no charge to you. If Vortex cannot repair your product, they will replace it with a product in perfect working order of equal or better physical condition. Contact Vortex at 800-426-0048 if you would like to send your binoculars in for warranty repair

        Return & Exchange Policy

        At our site, returns are easy! You may return new, unused, and resalable items for a refund or exchange. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of delivery.

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