The HS-T in the name stands for Hunting Shooting Tactical. And it's just that, a multipurpose scope, useful for many shooting applications. Very similar to the original HS series, but with a few changes for a more versatile application. The rather large, 50mm lens, combined with a fast focus eyepiece gives a forgiving eye-box that helps the shooter to focus on the target fast. Another feature that will help with this is the fact that the turrets are not capped, so adjustments can be made in no time. The reticles come in two variants and are set at SFP with a rather fine cross-hairs, not to cover the target at longer ranges, shooting at which will not be a problem at all with the maximum, 24x magnification. A sharp and clear image, good choice of reticles and fast dialing turrets make this a good choice for tactical long range shooting, hunting or sport shooting.
The tube is machined out of a single piece of aircraft grade aluminum, sealed with o-rings and hard anodized. This will make it durable at any conditions, and will protect it from damp, sunlight, strikes and scratches. The scope is also water-tight and shock proof. The XD, low light dispersion lenses will provide a clear image and are coated with ArmotTek coating to prevent stains, scratches and to repel water, dust, oil and fingerprints. The scope is also Argon purged to prevent internal fogging.
The Viper HS-T series of scopes does not come with reticle illumination. The large lenses will make up for that to some point, but due to the thin reticle crosses, these are less useful at night or dim light. Nonetheless, this will make them easier to use at long ranges.
The tactical turrets are uncapped for fast dailing. They come with hi-vis fiber optic indicators for both magnification and on the turrets for a fast reference of settings. The scope also includes a side dial for parallax setting.
The reticle chosen for this scope reflects what it was made for – fast, accurate shot placement at any range. The VMR-1 reticle is made with well visible, easy to use sutensions made for fast elevation and windage corrections. It comes in either MOA or MRAD option, with a click value of ¼ MOA or .1 MRAD. The maximum adjustment is rather large, thanks to the singe piece tube and advanced lens system, at a travel of 75 MOA or 21 MRAD.
All Vortex scopes come with a VIP warranty, which means that if anything goes wrong the Company will cover your scope. Your scope will be either repaired or replaced if it becomes defective, without any costs for you. You can also read more about our warranty policy here.
The Vortex Viper HS-T in 6-24x50 has a 30mm central tube and need appropriate rings for mounting.
(Posted on 01/09/2017)