Vortex Viper HS (Hunting-Shooting) are variable magnification rifle scopes designed for hunting. These rifle scopes feature a 4 times zoom range and come in different magnification ranges for any type of hunting.
The reticle in Vortex Viper HS rifle scopes is set in the second focal plane, so it has the same dimensions on all magnifications. This is especially useful for hunting, because the reticle doesn't cover a lot of the target at big magnifications. All rifle scopes from this series can be ordered with 2 different reticles. The V-Plex reticle has a simple hunting crosshair design with thicker lines around the center, but it is thin in the middle. The Dead-Hold BDC reticle has additional lines under the center for bullet drop compensation. Both reticles are non-illuminated.
Except for the Vortex Viper HS 2.5-10x44 (has fixed parallax at 100 yards or 91 meters), all other scopes in this series have an adjustable side parallax control for focusing on targets at different distances. The elevation and windage turrets are capped for protection against accidental movement.
The housing of the Vortex Viper HS rifle scopes is made from a single piece aluminum with 30 millimeters in diameter, so these rifle scopes can withstand a lot of recoil and hunting adventures. The finish is hard-anodized and has a nice matte black color. It is also argon gas filled, so the lenses will not fog internally in cold weather.
The lenses used are XD™ (Extra-low Dispersion), which increases the resolution and color fidelity of the image. All those lenses are also XR™ fully multi-coated to increase the light transmission and contrast. The outer lens have also an additional coating named ArmorTek, which makes the surface harder for more scratch-resistance and protection against oil and dirt.
All Vortex Viper HS rifle scopes are made in the Philippines and are covered with the great Vortex VIP Unconditional Lifetime Warranty.
The Vortex Viper HS rifle scopes can only be mounted with 30 mm rings.