This new Viper HS-T scope by Vortex blends many of the best features from their popular Viper HS and Viper PST riflescopes. The new Viper HS-T (Hunting Shooting Tactical) delivers shooting versatility for hunters as well as tactical enthusiasts. The Viper HS-T boasts a hashmark-based second-focal-plane reticle perfect for accurate holds at extended ranges. Incredibly precise, repeatable and durable target-style windage and elevation turrets built specifically for dialing, along with a hashmark-based MOA or MRAD reticle, tops off this highly versatile riflescope’s long-range performance features.


It is built on an ultra-strong 30mm one-piece machined aluminum tube to deliver increased windage and elevation travel and optimal adjustment. An 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. Incredibly precise, repeatable and durable tactical windage and elevation turrets built specifically for dialing, along with its hashmark-based reticle, top off this highly versatile riflescope’s long-range performance features.

All scopes are equipped with extra-low dispersion (XD) glass which increases resolution and color fidelity. The XR fully multi-coated lenses are proprietary coatings which increase light transmission throughout. External lenses are coated with Armor Tek which is an ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating which protects the lenses from scratches, oil, and dirt. Each unit is waterproof and fogproof due to the O-ring seals and argon purging which provides reliable performance in all environments and broad range of temperatures. The side focus adjustment is located on riflescope’s left side and is easily accessible from the shooting position. It provides optimal image focus throughout the magnification range and parallax removal. The fast focus eyepiece allows for quick and easy reticle focus.

The Viper HS-T comes in both 4-16X44 power and 6-24X50 which will be available very soon. Our test model was the 4-16X44 model and right at 13.7” long and weighs in at 20.8 ounces and is ideal for nearly any hunting or tactical scenario out to about 800 yards. The 6-24X50 is slightly longer at 15.5”and weighs 22.6 ounces and is tailored a little more to the extreme long range shooter. The second focal plane is an ideal setup for this long range scope because it keeps your sub-tensions very fine for those longer range shots.

As with all the Vortex products, the V.I.P. Warranty is second to none. No warranty cards to fill out, no receipts to hang onto. It is a fully transferable unlimited lifetime warranty.