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Viper PST 1-4x24

TMCQ Reticle | 30mm Tube | Tactical Turrets

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SKU: PST-14ST-A
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MSRP: $649.00
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Viper PST 1-4x24 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 83.
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Discontinued Viper® PST™ 1-4x24 Riflescope

The Viper PST (Precision Shooting Tactical) riflescope boasts features associated with top-tier riflescopes, yet comes in at a street price under the $1,000 mark. Matching reticle and turret measurements allow accurate, fast dialing of shots. The one-piece 30mm tube, precision-machined from a single solid block of aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum, offers ample windage and elevation adjustment. Born from an intimate understanding of riflescope design, forward-thinking engineering, and open ears to a market incredibly vocal about what it wants in a riflescope, the Viper PST series delivers the performance and features tactical shooters demand at an economical price.

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting • US Patent 7,937,879




VIP Warranty XD Lens Elements XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification1-4 x
Objective Lens Diameter24 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View98-27.5 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
CRS Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation1/2 MOA
Travel per Rotation24 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment220 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment220 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length9.7 inches
Weight16.2 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • CR2032 battery
  • 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 the highest magnification.
Glass-etched Reticle Protected between two layers of glass for optimum durability and reliability.
Illuminated Reticle Provides precise aiming under low-light conditions.

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.
Tactical-Style Turrets Exposed turrets provide fast, accurate and easily read elevation and windage adjustments.

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.
Magnification1-4 x
Objective Lens Diameter24 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View98-27.5 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
CRS Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation1/2 MOA
Travel per Rotation24 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment220 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment220 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length9.7 inches
Weight16.2 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper PST 1-4x24 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
9.7 2.5 2.2 6.0 3.6
Heights
H1 H2
1.18 1.63

Dimensions measured in inches.

TMCQ Reticle (MOA)

The TMCQ (Tactical Milling Close Quarter) is a hashmarked ranging reticle using MOA-based subtension lines for ranging, holdover, and windage corrections.

Subtension detail for the Viper PST 1-4x24 riflescope with TMCQ MOA reticle. >

Note
Read the Viper PST 1-4x24 Riflescope with TMCQ MOA Reticle manual for details on how to effectively determine range, holdover, windage and moving lead corrections.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The forever optic for your AR I shoot with a number of different optics between work (Army Infantry) and play. The Viper PST 1-4x24 is an awesome riflescope with extremely clear glass. The reticle isnt busy like the Leupold MK 6. W/E Turret adjustments are very crisp. I would call it the smart man's ACOG due to the fact that if you know how to MIL/ long distance shoot you can utilize the reticle in a number of ways with your AR as you would with larger optics on long guns. The Viper PST 1-4x24 is in my opinion the best AR riflescope you can get, factor in that it costs less than 1/4th of the price of an ACOG or Leupold Mk 6 and it makes it a no brainer to get.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Viper 1-4x28 is the way to go! I, like many shooters, spend way more time reading and reviewing items online and in the store then shooting. This purchase was more about the reticle and layout of the ring then the reputation it has built. This set up fits me very well and is very clear. I was worried about the brightness of the reticle in daylight situations, but it has proved to be a non issue. For me the most under rated feature was how nice the turrets felt. They have a good positive click feeling that I like. The zoom ring is stiff but I ended up using a throw lever to help out the transition. All in all, a great purchase for the price and the best warranty around.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would highly recommend I have owned many different scopes and looked at many before purchasing this for my last AR build. You can not beat this glass for the price and Vortex customer service is second to none. My questions were answered promptly by email and I haven't had to use the warranty yet (lets hope I don't have to) but you simply have to love a company that stands behind their products with a lifetime warranty. This scope has crystal clear glass and extraordinary eye relief. I like to shoot both eyes open and it is very easy to do with this optic. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a nice piece of glass. I will definitely be buying more vortex products.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I really wanted to love this scope, but... Glass is great, turrets have great "feel" in how the click, Nice overall finish. I own the non-capped MRAD version. Now the bad.... I did not realize the turrets did not lock in place, which is now a deal breaker for any scope I ever own in the future. The scope will move from zero while carrying, storing in a case or many other random times when something rubs against the turret. Next problem, the illuminated reticle: just way too much illumination, all you need is a single dot for low light. The problem is the entire reticle lights up and even on the lowest setting in moderately low light it washes out your target. Good try on this product but need refinement. Sorry guys.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent optic. Outstanding scope for what I am using it for. It's on my Marlin 336 30-30 and it's a perfect pair with this rifle and caliber. Yes it's a little high with the cantilever mount, but with the shorter stock and not wanting to mount it on the barrel like a scout scope I didn't have too many options. This is a great scope for the price. Clear glass and turrets track right on the money. Dialed elevation for a 200 yard shot with the heavy and slow Federal Premium 170 Nosler round and it was right on. That's 8.4 inches of drop. Don't hesitate to buy this one.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a great purchase!!! I started shopping for 1-?X for competing in 3 Gun Nation Club matches. I looked at the scopes others were using ...... some were good...... some had decent glass ...... others just were too heavy .... then I looked through a PST 1-4X ....... sweet and not too heavy. I bought one immediately and have never regretted that decision. The reticle lines are REALLY thin so I'm not blocking my target at longer distances. When the light isn't great the illuminated reticle really helps. I also like that every other click on the illumination dial shuts it off -- NICE TOUCH!! Now I use the same scope for CMP matches now that 1-4X scopes are allowed in sanctioned matches. Could NOT be happier.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a believer! Competing in 3-gun and moving into Heavy Optics offered some new issues to resolve, over the usual AR-15 platform rifles and optics I was used to. Moving up to .308, and deciding to shoot an HK-91 clone, I began looking at various lower-power scopes to work with the rifle (and caliber). After talking with Jimmy from Vortex, I decided to give the Viper PST 1x4 a try. Now, some 2000 rounds, and 3 matches later, the Viper is still holding zero, and the weapon-platform is running perfectly! I liked it so much, that I purchased another Viper PST for a new AR-15 I just picked up! Thanks Vortex Optics and Jimmy H, for producing a quality product, and helping me make the right deciosion the first time!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product, high quality glass. Would buy again Bought this for my POF-USA Minute Man 556AR (16" mid-length gas system 1/8 twist CHF). I live on Florida where heat and strong sun are the norm, at the local outdoor range it performed excellent. Very clear glass on a 102' day there was minimal mirage at 100 and 200 meters. Excellent tracking on the box test. Held zero perfectly. Hog hunting in an open field on a local farm 300 meters and an estimated 10 MPH cross breeze, I used the reticle to determine distance and hold over. BOOM and a 1 year old boar went down (77 grain bthp). Get yourself one!
Date published: 2017-06-15
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is there a killflash to fit this scope?

Asked by: Justin
We do not make ARD's for our scopes, but you might find one from a company called Tenebraex.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-30

Does the lifetime warranty still hold if purchased on Optics Planet if this product is discontinued?

Asked by: Ken10x
Yes, we will honor the lifetime warranty even after a product is discontinued.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-24

Does the windage and elevation adjustments have a built in stop on the Vortex Viper 1x4x24 ?

Asked by: acamus
The Viper PST 1-4 that has tactical turrets will have the CRS shim system to act as a zero stop for the turrets.
Answered by: Jon S.
Date published: 2017-11-07

With this item being discontinued, what are my options for a replacement? I have one on my 16” AR and have been having fogging issues. Would like to know my option since I enjoy this optic. 

Asked by: Evan05
Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 6 to discuss warranty on your scope.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-09

I am wanting to put this on an aero precision m5e1 .308 rifle that I built. It has a twenty inch barrel so it is a rifle not a carbine .308. Will this scope be an acceptable choice as I don't have the funds to purchase a razor hd at this time? Thanks.

Asked by: BRYCE
The Viper PST 1-4x24 would be a great choice for your rifle.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-08

I mounted a Viper PST 1x4x24 on an AR-15 w/ a CM-202 2" offset Cantilever I also have a MBUS Pro Offset sight mounted on the rail. I can't move scope far enough to the rear to get the proper sight picture. What height rings should I use instead? Options?

Asked by: Donny S
If you could email in a photo of your setup to info@vortexoptics.com, we can take a look at your setup to determine your best option.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-08-09

Is this scope made in the USA?
Asked by: John
The Viper PST's are manufactured in the Philippines.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-23

I see that your installation instructions recommend a maximum of 18 inch/pounds torque when tightening scope rings. However, I'm planning on using Warne vertically split rings and they recommend 25 inch/pounds torque for their product. What say you as far as which number I should use? Thanks.
Asked by: Jim
We recommend using our torque specifications, 15-18 inch pounds with no Loctite will work very well to mount your scope. If you go to 25 inch pounds you run the risk of having issues with your scope functioning properly.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15
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