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Dead-Hold BDC Reticle | 30mm Tube

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MSRP: $569.99
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Viper® HS 2.5-10x44 Riflescope

Vortex Viper HS riflescopes offer 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.

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting




VIP Warranty XD Lens Elements XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification2.5-10 x
Objective Lens Diameter44 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View47-10.9 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment86 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment86 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length12 inches
Weight16.5 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Protective lens caps
  • 4-inch sunshade
  • 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.

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-View Fiber Optic Provides a highly visible reference point for the magnification setting.
Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
Magnification2.5-10 x
Objective Lens Diameter44 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View47-10.9 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment86 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment86 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length12 inches
Weight16.5 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper HS 2.5-10x44 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
12.0 2.0 2.2 5.6 2.8 3.6
Heights
H1 H2
2.03 1.63

Dimensions measured in inches.

Dead-Hold BDC Reticle

Customized hashmark design helps eliminate guesswork on holdover and windage corrections. Good for hunting/shooting at varying ranges where estimating holdover is a concern.

Subtension detail for the Viper HS 2.5-10x44 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 Can you go wrong with a vortex? Bought this scope for a remington 700 chambered in 7mm rem mag. The rifle is primarily a deer slayer for me with the ocational exception of a very effective over-weight paper-punch. When I looked for a scope i new I needed something that would hold-up to the recoil of a magnum cartridge, wouldnt bog me down with exessive weight, and had good crisp clarity for those early mornings and late evenings. This scope met all my needs, plus, vortex gives me the peace of mind that I will always have the scope I want with the backing of the VIP warenty. Thank-you vortex! If there were one thing to change it would be ....I'm not sure... I'm at a loss for words...
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope for My Hunting Rifle Love this scope. Taken it all over NM and Wyoming, and hunted on days that were 6 degrees and snowing and days that were 80+ degrees and raining (and most everything in between). The glass is excellent and I'm getting a few more minutes hunting in the morning and evening than my buddies with more expensive scopes from other manufacturers. Obviously it won't compare to an 80mm spotter but for the weight, and magnification range this scope is perfect for my everyday hunting needs and I'm proud to have it sit on my hunting rifle.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great "Hunting Minded" Scope! I bought this scope for my Savage 22-250. The clarity is awesome on all levels. I have used this for shooting coyotes close to dusk and was able to see clearly with the zoom all the way to 10. I love that the turrets are capped but are still raised to make quick adjustments when needed. I don't have to worry about the turrets moving when I'm going to and from my spot or going through brush. With the aid of a ballistics calculator, I hit an 8" steel plate at 408 yards. This scope allows for precise shooting and great warranty to boot. If I needed another scope, I would probably get this one again.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It proved me wrong I was a little skeptical based on the price point, but I purchased the 2.5-10x44 Viper HS to put on a new .30-06 for the 2017-2018 hunting season. I mounted it in a set of Vortex Pro rings. I'm pretty tough on gear and it has performed well. The 30mm tube was much better in low light than the 1" tubes I've used in the past. I was happy with the glass and edge clarity for the price point as well. Is there better glass, yes, on Vortex HD models. For me, where I hunt, when 200 yards is rare and most shots are inside 150 yards, this scope has proved to be a great value. I put it though it's paces from hot 90 degree Georgia days to sub freezing and never had problems with it. Thanks Vortex!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Claims 400 yds kill on .460 S&W Magnum I mounted the scope on a Thompson Center Encore in .460 S&W Magnum with the katahdin barrel. I had sighted the gun in at 100 yds. During Ohio's gun season I was hunting over a large field.Just before end of shooting light a buck walked out at 400 yds. After following the BDC guidelines and a few of my own calculations I dropped that deer in his tracks. It wasn't just a luck shot because I followed it with a second shot right into the vitals. Excellent clarity even in low light conditions. Plenty of zoom, and the BDC reticle works.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never need another rifle scope I purchased this scope for my savage 308 a few years ago. It's had hundreds of rounds down range and never had a single issue. The clarity of the scope has extended my range and accuracy beyond belief. I have taken mule deer at 300 yards with one well placed shot using the hash marks of the scope, and hit targets at 900 using the easily adjustable turrets.Dont let the 2.5x10 power discourage you either, as I can see better at 10x then most 12 to 16 power scopes I've tried. I would recommend this scope to anyone over any other brand and will be putting vortex optics on every rifle I purchase.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkably Clear! Had a Savage 220F shotgun customized from bolt to the stock and there was no question after putting the Viper HS 2.5-10x44 with BDC on my new muzzy last year that this rifle needed one too. The versatility of these scopes is awesome; low power for instant target acquisition and wide FOV in tight woods deer hunting and the ability to crank it up to 10x for a better sight picture on the range with zero compromise in clarity or distortion - these scopes are tack sharp all the way through. These scopes are unbelievably clear and the eye relief is perfect for these guns that like to kick a bit
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome scope! Mounted this on an 18 inch spr 5.56 build. Scope does everything I want it to and more. For the price, glass clearity and adjustments are perfect. The turrets are simple and easy to use. This has become my go to scope on multiple rifles.
Date published: 2017-08-04
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I need to mount my Vortex Viper HS 2.5-10 44mm scope to my Savage 110 round back 30-06. What height Pro rings would I need to effectively accomplish this? Thanks.

Asked by: Tyler N
I would go with the medium height Pro Rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-09

What size rings should I get for this scope? I plan on putting the 2.5-10x44 on a Tikka T3X lite Lite LH chambered in .30-06

Asked by: Demo-Danny
I would go with a one piece rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 30 m Precision Matched Rings in 0.97" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-19

I've purchased the Viper HS 2.5-10x44 and will use it with my Ruger AR 556. Shooting a 5.56mm, 62 grain round should I zero at 50, 100, or 200 yards?

Asked by: JRMJ
Your zero distance is personal preference and will be dependent on how far you will be shooting. Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5 if you would like to discuss this.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-07-15

Which would you recommend for western big game hunting with a 308; the 2.5-10x44mm or 4-16x50mm? Also, best way to mount to a Tikka T3x Lite? Thanks

Asked by: Bryce
I'd go with a one piece picatinny base from egwguns.com and then a set of our low Pro Rings. I'm more partial to the 2.5-10x44 as you can go out to about 600 yards with a 200 yard zero. If you are apt to liking more magnification the 4-16 would work great for you!
Answered by: Jon S.
Date published: 2018-02-01

Can custom turrets be installed on the Viper HS 2.5 - 10 ? If so how do the original adjustment knobs come off ?

Asked by: AZ Hunter
Yes, you can get custom turrets for the Viper HS scopes. The outer disk on the turrets is held on with glue, you can apply some light heat to loosen up the glue to remove the disk. Under that disk is a screw that holds the turret on.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-26

Is there any reason I shouldn't use this with my muzzleloader? Had someone at the range say it was going to get ruined because it's not a "muzzleloader scope".

Asked by: eiresurg
This scope would work great on a muzzle loader.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-27

I purchased a used rifle with a Viper HS 2.5-10x44. Need clarification understanding magnification ring ( i.e. 1x/10, 2x/5, 3x/3.3,and 4x/2.5).

Asked by: BigCountry406
Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5 and we can walk you through this.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-09

hello, how would I mount the 2.5-10x44 scope on an older model HOWA 1500 270 rifle?

Asked by: Trey
I would go with a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our Precision Matched 30 mm rings in 0.87" height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-07-28

ring height on a remington 700 30.06 with viper hs 4x16 50mm objective, and ring height viper hs 4x16 44 mm objective same rifle, and what mount
Asked by: elwood
For your setup I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail and a set of our Viper or Precision Matched Rings in 0.97" height for the 50 mm objective, you can use the 0.87" rings for the 44 mm objective.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-23

Hi, i want to use my viper hs 2-5-10x44 on a winchester xpr rifle calibre 30.06 . which mount would you recommend?
Asked by: LP
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of low height Viper rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

I'm going to buy a Viper HS 2.5-10-44. I would like to know if low height rings are good, or will i need medium height! I have a Thompson Center Venture with weaver type bases.
Asked by: David
A set of our Viper 30 mm low height rings would work great on your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-01-16

What zero would be most beneficial for .223 55gr - .223 62gr? 50 yard zero, 100 yard zero, or 200 yard zero, or something different? I'd like to be able to use the Hashes.
Asked by: Orlandoech
I recommend checking out our LRBC program: http://www.vortexoptics.com/content/lrbc. If you use the reticle option in the print options box you can see what the hashmarks will be for your setup, not a generic setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-01-16

Just recently purchased a rock river lar 15 ath carbine was wondering if this scope would bea good fit and what mount woold you recommend will be shooting 100 yards out to 600 yards ?
Asked by: john
This is a great choice for a scope, I recommend one of our cantilever mounts for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

Will be using the Viper HS 2.5-10x44 scope on a 6.5 Grendel AR15 style rifle, and need to know if the Vortex 2" or 3" extended one piece cantilever mount or the standard cantilever would be best? Will be used for medium to longer range target shooting (200 to 800 yards) and hunting. Which mount would be best?
Asked by: Scott
The 2" offset should work fine for you unless you run nose to charging handle or are a very tall and lanky individual. In that case the 3" offset would be better suited.
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2017-06-23

Is this scope first or second focal plane?
Asked by: pyovanicjr@gmail.com
The Viper HS 2.5-10x44 is a second focal plane scope.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

Do the torrents click when adjusted?
Asked by: Willythesquid
Yes. And they are by far and away the best clicks I've ever experienced. They are solid...more like thumps! No straining to hear or feel on this scope.
Answered by: Ghost135
Date published: 2017-06-23

Which Switchview Throw lever fits the 2.5-10x44 Viper HS?
Asked by: Swampdonky
You'll need the SV-2.
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2017-06-23

I'm looking to mount this scope on a Winchester M70 Ultimate Shadow SS in .270 caliber. This is my first rifle and am in the dark regarding the accessories I will need to mount - what height rings & rail/bases would be needed to get it done? Thank you.
Asked by: Brandon
I would go over to egwguns.com and get a one piece picatinny base and a set of our medium height Viper rings.
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2017-06-15

What height scope mount rings would be needed to mount the 2.5-10x44 Viper HS to a Weatherby Vanguard chambered in .257 Wby magnum? Thanks!
Asked by: Sam
You'd need medium height rings for that setup!
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2018-07-03

I plan on putting this scope (Viper HS 2.5-10x44 BDC) on my Seekins NOXs Billet 16" Rifle (http://www.seekinsprecision.com/parts-and-accessories/modern-sporting-rifles/noxs-billet-16-rifle-223.html), which mounts would you recommend I use? Also, do you think this is a good choice of scope for Coyote hunting at 150-300 yards or would you recommend a different scope? Thanks for the advice!
Asked by: Clint
That would be a great choice for coyote hunting, and any of our 30mm cantilever mounts will work very well.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

I have the Savage 11/111 Trophy Hunter XP chambered in .308 with the Nikon 3-9x40 scope. Im looking to upgrade to a better scope. Im wondering what the ideal scope would be for hunting antelope, deer & elk in Oregon for my rifle. Thinking shot's will vary between 30-400 yards. Thanks!
Asked by: Ty
Ideally our Razor HD LH series as it has our razor glass in a minimalist hunting package, it has excellent resolution and is rather light. If you are looking to come in at a lower price point anything in our Viper HS series would work very well!
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2017-06-15

I'm looking to buy the defender flip caps for the Viper HS 2.5-10x44. Do I buy (2) Objective 44's (48-53mm) or are the eyepiece and objective different sizes? Thanks!
Asked by: Bill
You'll need the E-10 for the eyepiece and the O-44 for the objective.
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2017-06-23

Hello, I just purchased my first Vortex scope (Viper HS 2.5-10x44 Vplex), very excited! I plan on using the sunshade at least at sunrise and sunset. Is there an advantage to keeping the sunshade on at all times? Wondering if it will actually cut down light transmission before sunrise and after sunset. Also, will the same scope cap fit the scope and the sunshade. And another question: are the threads for the sunshade accessible when the scope cap is on? Thinking about putting the scope cap on the scope and then using the sunshade when needed and taking off when not, but don't want to have to keep taking the scope cap off to do so. Thanks!
Asked by: Scott
The sunshade will cut down on your light transmission. You can run it all the time, however you may encounter a time where you would need more brightness. You will need to take off your flip cap in order to screw the sunshade on, but you can just run the flip cap on the sunshade if desired.
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2017-06-15

Hello, I am interested if G4 BDC reticle will be available in Viper HS any time soon? I am low light hunter (wild boars and foxes) from Europe and regular BDC is too thin for my use. Thank you.
Asked by: Miroslav
For now, the G4 BDC is only going to be available in our Razor HD Light Hunter. I'm not sure of any plans in the future for the addition of that reticle into the Viper HS series.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2017-06-23
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