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VMR-1 (MOA) Reticle | 30mm Tube

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MSRP: $789.99
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Viper HST 6-24x50 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 180.
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Viper HST™ 6-24x50 Riflescope

Tree stands to mountain tops, bolt guns to ARs, the Viper HST is ideal for a wide range of shooting applications. Blending many of the best features from Vortex's incredibly popular Viper PST and Viper HS riflescopes, the Viper HST (Hunting Shooting Tactical) riflescope 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.

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting




VIP Warranty XD Lens Elements XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification6-24 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View17.8-5.1 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
CRS Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment65 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment65 MOA
Parallax Setting50 yards to infinity
Length15.5 inches
Weight22.6 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • 4-inch sunshade
  • Protective lens caps
  • CRS shims
  • 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 18x 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.
Exposed Tactical-Style Turrets Provide fast, accurate and easily read elevation and windage adjustments.
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

CRS Zero Stop Customizable Rotational Stop (CRS) aids in return to zero after dialing temporary elevation correction.
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.
Radius Bar Fiber optic turret rotation indicator provides a highly visible and tactile point of reference for turret rotations. US Patent 7,937,879
Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
Magnification6-24 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View17.8-5.1 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
CRS Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment65 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment65 MOA
Parallax Setting50 yards to infinity
Length15.5 inches
Weight22.6 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper HST 6-24x50 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
15.5 2.5 2.2 6.0 5.8 3.6
Heights
H1 H2
2.26 1.63

Dimensions measured in inches.

VMR-1 Reticle (MOA)

This hashmark-based second focal plane reticle is perfect for accurate holds at extended ranges.

Subtension detail for the Viper HST 6-24x50 with VMR-1 MOA reticle. >

Note
Read the Viper HST 6-24x50 with VMR-1 MOA Reticle manual for details on how to effectively determine range, holdover, windage and moving lead corrections.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a buy! This 6-24 scope is the Best Buy I have found. Its optics are clear enough I don't need my spotting scope out to 200 yards to see the bullet holes. I have 2 of these and one is on a 300 Remington ultra mag. The heavy recoil of this 6.5 lb mountain rifle does not faze it. The 4" eye relief prevents scope rash also. The resettable turrets allow easy zeroing as I experiment with different loads. This scope delivers results that cost 2-3 times as much in other brands. The quality in this is remarkable. I will be adding several more to my collection. This is a second focal plane scope do the crosshairs remain consistent regardless of magnification.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from So Far NOT GOOD..... Well, I got my HS-T 6x24x50 mounted to my 20" AR and the first thing I notice is the cross hairs are canted-off center. If the top vertical part of the cross hair should be at 360, and mine is at about 356-7 degrees. Called Vortex, they were sorry and told me to fill out the online form and ship the unit back to them for repair or replacement. Since I plan to go coyote hunting here in Michigan this weekend, and next weekend, they said if I overnight the glass to them they would expedite the process and overnight it back to me. So stand by for an updated review with my service experience. Nice looking unit, image clear-crisp on 6x in my yard.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Do-It-All Optic I was looking for an optic that could do everything on my general purpose .308 - targets, hunting, whatever. I had another brand of scope with a BDC reticle, but if I wanted to try my hand at some precision or tactical rifle, that scope was not going to work well. After many months of searching, and having been super impressed with a previous Vortex purchase, I went for the HS-T. I have not been disappointed! The clarity is excellent. The versatility of the reticle, along with the ability to easily dial up and down and even make a zero-stop, has made this a great choice. I would not hesitate to recommend this optic to someone looking for a solid do-everything optic at a very good price.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this scope! I put this scope on my Tikka T3 SL 7mm rem mag. I have turned this gun into my elk (and other larger big game) rifle. This scope has performed flawlessly for me. As a relatively new shooter when it comes to turrets and long range, this scope has made my life so easy. I was quickly able to sight it in, install the zero-stops, and have confidence in my shooting because i can clearly see my target with the range of power this scope has. I love the fact that I no longer have to mess with a BDC and how uncluttered this scope is with its highly visible but clean reticle. This was my first vortex and I am in the process of switching everything I own over to vortex optics!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely BRILLIANT Scope I bought my HST not long after they became available in Australia. I would much prefer my scope over all other scopes I've used previously and since my purchase. I have no idea about customer service as it is flawless. Missed quite a few shots (didn't take them, lol) because I was so rapt in just looking around, ranging things and having an absolute ball. It is fitted to my Tikka 22-250, what a match. I've got it mounted in Vortex pmr rings, a perfect match. I recommend this scope, not only to friends, but to customers as well. It has WOW factor.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product!!!! I have 3 different optics from Vortex. This by far is the best yet!! Coming out of the box looked really good. Even better on the rifle. The pricing is extremely competitive. The glass is very clear and bright. It came with the sun shade which was a plus for me. With this having a higher zoom capability I've not used my spotting scope since. The only thing I have left to do is track the scope. You will not be disappointed with this purchase!!!!
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you Vortex 56 years old just getting into long range shooting. Bought the Viper HST for my NM M1A to shoot at the CMP (not in competition) in Talladega. My friends were shooting NF on there 6mm and 6.5mm BR guns. I honestly could not tell the difference in clarity between the different scopes. I was able to keep it in the bull easily at 300 and 600 yards. Vortex prices are reasonable to me, I've bought another Vortex HST for my AR and a Golden Eagle for the BR I'm having built.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely High Resolution I bought this scope more than a year ago. I knew I wanted a high quality scope within my price range, and this fit the bill perfectly. I was happy with it, but I didn’t realize just how great it was until deer season. The first night I was out, it started to get dark, I heard something, but I couldn’t quite make it out. I looked through the scope, and I could see clear as day! I was absolutely amazed! I was able to see that it was a medium size doe making all that noise. Although I didn’t get a buck on that hunt, I was able to see very well which allows me to hunt safer as well as longer.
Date published: 2018-03-19
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Want to mount this scope on a Kimber 8400 Mountain Ascent in 7mm mag. What height of rings/bases?

Asked by: Jay01
I recommend a one piece picatinny rail from EGW guns and a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings .97" height.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-09-11

I'm putting this scope on a Savage Model 110 Predator chambered in 22-250. What mounts would you recommend?

Asked by: Aaron
Thanks for the question! I would recommend going with a set of our 30 mm Pro Rings-High for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-09-10

I am putting the Viper HST 6-24x50 on my Savage 10 Ashbury Precision .308 Win. Trying to get to anywhere between 600 to 1000+ yards. What mount and rings do you guys recommend? Thanks in advance

Asked by: Malone Laveigh
Thanks for the question! I would recommend going with a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings 1.26" inch height for your setup!
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-09-06

I'm thinking about purchasing a HST 6x24x50 to mount on a 270 weatherby mag rifle, what type of mounts and rings do you recommend?

Asked by: I12state
I recommend a one piece picatinny rail and set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings medium height.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-09-04

I currently own a Ruger Precision Rimfire with a 30moa base. Would 1.26" scope rings work with the Viper HST 6-24x50 on my rifle?

Asked by: Big_Al
Thanks for the question! I would recommend going with the 1.45" inch height for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-08-27

I'm wanting to put the HST 6-24x50 on a Bergara B-14 HMR 300 win. What rings and base do you suggest?

Asked by: Jake
Thanks for the question! I would recommend going with a 1-piece Picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings 0.97" inch height for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-09-10

I am putting the 6-24x50 on my Savage Model 110 270 Win. What scope rings do you recomend?

Asked by: proclimber522
If you have a 1-piece Picatinny rail on your setup, I would recommend going with a set of our Precision Matched 30 mm Rings 0.97" inch height.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-08-13

What rings (and mount if factory will not work) would I need to put this HST 6-24X50 on an Armalite AR50A1 50BMG? It currently has the factory rail on top which I believe is 15 MOA

Asked by: T.F.
I would recommend going with our 30 mm Precision Extended Cantilever Mount for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-08-03
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