Banner
Title

Viper 6.5-20x44 PA

Dead-Hold BDC Reticle | 30mm Tube

Limited Availability

Viper 6.5-20x44 PA Click to Enlarge
SKU: VPR-M-05BDC
Alt Views
Thumbnail
Thumbnail
Thumbnail
Thumbnail
MSRP: $529.00
*Prices in US Dollars
Reviews:
Viper 6.5-20x44 PA is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 65.
  • y_2018, m_6, d_17, h_23
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_65
  • loc_en_US, sid_VPR-M-05BDC, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_vortex-optics
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 9.65ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT


Compare

Select a product to compare with the product you are currently viewing.

Select a Model
Build Your Own Custom Turret

Viper® 6.5-20x44 PA Riflescope

Limited Availability

Effortlessly shrugging off recoil, moisture and darkness! The Viper's status as a premium riflescope won't be as easy to shake. Discover a riflescope with incredible performance features like premium, fully multi-coated optics, heavy duty Precision Force spring systems and the glass smooth Precision Glide erector system—delivering all this and more at a price that should have pulled a few more hundreds from your wallet than it did.

  • 6.5-20x44 riflescope is ideal for long range, predator/varmint, and target applications.
  • Dead-Hold BDC reticle has a customized design that helps eliminate guesswork on hold-over and windage corrections. Good for any hunting or shooting at varying ranges where estimating hold-over would be a concern.
  • Side knob parallax adjust allows quick and easy parallax adjustments with range numbers visible while in the shooting position.
  • 30mm main tube offers improved windage and elevation adjustment along with greater strength.
  • Tall capped turrets allow quick and easy field adjustments.



VIP Warranty XD Lens Elements XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification6.5-20 x
Objective Lens Diameter44 mm
Eye Relief3.1 inches
Field of View17.4-6.2 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTall capped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment65 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment65 MOA
Parallax Setting50 yards to Infinity
Length14.4 inches
Weight21 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Removable lens covers
  • Lens cloth

Optical Features

XD™ Lens Elements Extra-low dispersion (XD) glass increases resolution and color fidelity, resulting in crisp, sharp images.
XR™ Fully Multi-Coated Proprietary coatings increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Second Focal Plane Reticle Scale of reticle maintains the same ideally-sized appearance. Listed reticle subtensions used for estimating range, holdover and wind drift correction are accurate at the highest magnification.

Construction Features

Tube Size 30 mm diameter.
Single-Piece Tube Maximizes alignment for improved accuracy and optimum visual performance, as well as ensures strength and waterproofness.
Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Constructed from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum for strength and rigidity.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the riflescope for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
Hard Anodized Finish Highly durable low-glare matte finish helps camouflage the shooter's position.
ArmorTek Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
Capped Reset Turrets Allow quick re-indexing of the turret (no tool needed) to zero after sighting in the riflescope. Caps provide external protection for turret.
Side Focus Adjustment located on riflescope's left side and is easily accessible from shooting position. Provides optimal image focus and parallax removal.

Internal Mechanism Design Features

Precision-Force Spring System Uses premium components in the erector-spring system to ensure maximum repeatability and ease of adjustment.
Precision-Glide Erector System Uses premium components in the zoom lens mechanism to ensure smooth magnification changes under the harshest conditions.

Convenience Features

MAG-Bar Allows rapid, easy changes in magnification.
Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
Magnification6.5-20 x
Objective Lens Diameter44 mm
Eye Relief3.1 inches
Field of View17.4-6.2 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTall capped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment65 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment65 MOA
Parallax Setting50 yards to Infinity
Length14.4 inches
Weight21 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper 6.5-20x44 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
14.4 2.8 2.2 6.4 4.7 3.2
Heights
H1 H2
2.03 1.72

Dimensions measured in inches.

Dead-Hold BDC Reticle

Limited Availability

The customized design of this reticle helps eliminate guesswork on hold-over and windage corrections. Good for hunting and shooting at varying ranges where estimating hold-over is a concern.

Subtension detail for the Viper 6.5-20x44 PA riflescope with Dead-Hold BDC reticle. >

Note
Read the Dead-Hold BDC Reticle manual for details on using the reticle for bullet drop compensation and wind drift compensation and ranging.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent scope! I have this mounted on a purpose-built DPMS 308 Gen 1 platform I built when I turned 70 years. The rifle is for acccurate shooting at 400-600 yards. The glass clarity is excellent as well as is the reticle repeatability when adjusting. Mounted on a LaRue Tacticle 20MOA QD mount I have shot a 12" plate at 1000 yards - the glass remains clear and no problem dialing adjustments for that, or any, distance. I am now 73 and building another 308 rifle - it will definetly have a Vortex sitting on it. My younger friends and family members have been so impressed, they have purchased various Vortex products. I also have a 223 with a Vortex mounted on it.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied! I wanted a quality rifle scope with a little more range and magnification than the old traditional 3x9 that used to sit atop my rifle. Found this scope and fell in love with it. Now this is what sits atop my 7mm REM mag that I use for big game hunting here in Idaho. Love that I was able to sight it in easily and then re-zero the index to track future changes. But so far it hasn't moved a bit since initial sight-in. Crystal clear view in the field at any magnification setting. And don't forget the Vortex flip caps!
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Scope! This scope is amazing! The clarity and glass are top notch, the finish of the scope is beautiful. It sits on my Rem700 .308, on the range and in the field there have been ZERO issues. The windage/elevation turrets have a soid click with every adjustment and the MILDOT reticle is pretty sweet. With little instruction on using the scope, my cousin's son picked up my rifle and smoked his first elk - one shot, one kill - thanks to Vortex! I bought this scope because of the VIP lifetime warranty...it was an open box demo. I was weary of buying a demo scope, but after reading countless reviews I have no doubts that Vortex has my back if anything ever happens.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good My 300 winmag came in a packaged deal with a scope from another company. I used it for the first two years and thought it was okay. However, after last year's elk hunt I found myself wanting to get closer to the animal for a more precise shot, but my current scope wasn't getting me what I wanted. For Christmas I get a Vortex Viper 6.5 20-44. Although I have not had the chance to put it to use on an actual hunt yet I am amazed at the zoom and clarity so far on the range. I like the fine-focus knob on the side too. So far the only downside is the stiffness of the zoom, but the salesman said that should loosen up a little with time, so we'll see. Can't wait for opening day!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good rifle scope but terrible eye relief! If it wasn't for the terrible eye relief I would have given this scope five stars. That being said everything else about the viper is nice, durable and is reliable. Given the eye relief problem I will be selling my viper and going back to Leupold . At least until the eye relief issue is improved.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent mid-price scope Good, reliable and clear scope. I was impressed by the quality and features that this scope has for the price. I have had the scope for over 4 years now and have not had a problem with it. Glass is clear and gathers lots of light. It has never lost zero and the clicks are spot on for repeatability. The ONLY thing I would change about this scope would for the clicks to be a little more positive. They aren't mushy like some scopes can be, but they are just a little soft and not as tactile as I would prefer. But that is just me being picky... The newer Viper scope models are much better in this regard
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extreme clarity Last year i decided to buy a rifle scope, i decided on the 6.5x20x44 Vortex Viper.I had a deer hunt in Nov 2015. Luck on my side i was able to take a huge fork horn Az mule deer buck at a distance of 420yds. The crisp and clear image was the factor in my opinion to my success. I was very satisfied with how easy it was to zero, so i recently purchased a pair of 12x50 diamondback binos and look forward to using them on my elk hunt in November 2016. Thanks Vortex, im looking at your rangefinders next, awesome products, unbeatable warranty.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliable scope I have 2 of these scopes, both on 300wm's. They have been dependable scopes had one about 9 years and another about 6. They have seen a lot of miles and getting beat around hunting and have done well. The selector on the magnification ring is a really cool design, it makes changing the magnification much easier especially with gloves and makes it easy to see what magnification you are on. The only negatives are the low light gathering could be better, and the eye relief changes a lot from low to high magnification and is pretty short at max power, so I would recommend setting your eye relief with the scope at a mid point of magnification to make it useful at both high and low manification.
Date published: 2018-01-13
  • y_2018, m_6, d_17, h_23
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_65
  • loc_en_US, sid_VPR-M-05BDC, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_vortex-optics
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 6.4ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT

I am going to mount the Viper 6.5-20x44 PA to my AR. What rings do you recommend?

Asked by: Mario360
I would recommend a set of our 30mm Precision Matched rings in the 1.45" inch height.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-06-12

Are you able to make things scope or even other Scopes in a silver finish?

Asked by: Matsu808
We do not offer custom finishes on our scopes. Any place that does custom Cerakote finishes could do this for you. Just make sure that they do it at 170 degrees on a slow bake so they do not damage the optic.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-07

I am considering purchasing your Vortex Viper in 6.5-20-44 with the Mil-dot reticle to mount on a Thompson Center Pro-Hunter in 30.06. What mount & rings would you suggest? What is the correct power setting for the Mil Dots to be accurate?

Asked by: Larry
I would recommend a 1 piece Picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 30mm Precision Matched rings 0.97" inch height for your set up. The correct magnification setting for this scope for the Mil Dots to be accurate is 14x.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-04

I just purchased the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 pa. I will be using on a Rem. 700 ADL varmint heavy barrel 308. What is your recommendation for base and rings?

Asked by: Marko1
I would go with a one piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.87" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-09

I am going to mount this 6.5-20x44 on a Savage 12 FV rifle. What rings and bases would you recommend? Thanks.

Asked by: jackie27
I would go with a one piece rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.97" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-04

Looking to mount this scope on a TC Encore Prohunter 28 inch stainless barrel in 338 win mag. What mounting accessories and instructions do you recommend. Thanks.

Asked by: PaWV
I recommend a one piece rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings in 0.97" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-02

The specs list the eye relief as 3.1 inch. Is this the minimum? What is the range in relationship to zoom setting?

Asked by: PWWA
The eye relief is measured at max magnification, at other magnifications the eye relief would be more forgiving so you can be a little closer or farther and still see full field of view.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-29

I want to mount 6.5 - 20x44 Viper on a Sig 716 what rings do you recommend?

Asked by: Gundawg
I recommend one of our 30 mm cantilever mounts to get proper scope height on your rifle.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-28
  • y_2018, m_6, d_17, h_5CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_54
  • loc_en_US, sid_VPR-M-05BDC, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_vortex-optics
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 5.36ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT
Sport Cantilever 30 mm Mount

Sport Cantilever 30 mm Mount

Cantilever ring mount with 3-inch offset for 30mm tubes.

MSRP: $139.99

Buy Now: $99.99
Viper Riflescope Sunshade

Viper Riflescope Sunshade

Reduce lens glare and reflection.

MSRP: $39.99

Buy Now: $29.99
Sport Cantilever 30 mm Mount

Sport Cantilever 30 mm Mount

Cantilever ring mount with 2-inch offset for 30mm tubes.

MSRP: $129.99

Buy Now: $89.99
Pro 30 mm Rings

Pro 30 mm Rings

High Height
Mounts 1.12 inches (28.44 mm) from base to center. Sold two per package.

MSRP: $89.99

Buy Now: $59.99
Flip Cap Optic Cover

Flip Cap Optic Cover

Size 6
For optics with an outside diameter of 1.8 to 2.2 inches.

MSRP: $12.99

Buy Now: $8.99
Pro 30 mm Rings

Pro 30 mm Rings

Medium Height
Mounts 0.97 inches (24.64 mm) from base to center. Sold two per package.

MSRP: $89.99

Buy Now: $59.99
Flip Cap Optic Cover

Flip Cap Optic Cover

Size 5
For optics with an outside diameter of 1.6 to 1.8 inches.

MSRP: $12.99

Buy Now: $8.99
Pro 30 mm Rings

Pro 30 mm Rings

Low Height
Mounts 0.87 inches (22.09 mm) from base to center. Sold two per package.

MSRP: $89.99

Buy Now: $59.99
Bubble Level

Bubble Level

Vertically align the reticle crosshair on a 30 mm riflescope tube.

MSRP: $49.99

Buy Now: $34.99
Fog Free Lens Cleaning Kit

Fog Free Lens Cleaning Kit

Safe for all lenses.

MSRP: $9.99

Buy Now: $6.99
Fog Free Field Kit

Fog Free Field Kit

All you need for keeping your optics clean.

MSRP: $24.99

Buy Now: $19.99
Torque Wrench Mounting Kit

Torque Wrench Mounting Kit

Tighten to the specified torque and not a bit more.

MSRP: $89.99

Buy Now: $69.99
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 38.55ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT
  • bvseo-msg: HTTP status code of 404 was returned;