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Viper PST Gen II 3-15x44 FFP

EBR-2C Reticle | 30mm Tube | Tactical Turrets

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MSRP: $1299.99
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Viper PST Gen II 3-15x44 FFP is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 21.
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Viper® PST Gen II 3-15x44 Riflescope

This updated favorite hands an unfair advantage to shooters who seek to keep the upper hand in every situation from close quarters to long-range shots. The illumination dial is cleanly integrated into the side focus adjustment knob for easy access and streamlined performance. The glass-etched reticle offers shooters highly functional, intuitive, and detailed hold points, yet remains uncluttered for optimal viewing and features 10 intensity levels with off positions between each setting.

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




VIP Warranty XD Lens Elements XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification3-15 x
Objective Lens Diameter44 mm
Eye Relief3.4 in
Field of View41.2-8.6 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
RZR Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation.1 MRAD
Travel per Rotation10 MRAD
Max Elevation Adjustment22 MRAD
Max Windage Adjustment11 MRAD
Parallax Setting20 yards to Infinity
Length14.3 inches
Weight28.1 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • CR2032 battery
  • Lens cloth
  • 2 mm hex wrench
  • 3'' Sunshade

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.
First Focal Plane Reticle Scale of reticle remains in proportion to the zoomed image. Constant subtensions allow accurate holdover and ranging at all magnifications.
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

RZR Zero Stop Zero Stop mechanism prevents the turret from dialing below sight-in range. Download directions on How to set the Zero Stop.
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

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.
Built-In Accuracy Features Matching (MRAD or MOA) turrets and reticles facilitate fast and accurate shooting at extended ranges. The patented fiber optic Radius Bar visually assists tracking turret rotations. US Patent 7,937,879
Magnification3-15 x
Objective Lens Diameter44 mm
Eye Relief3.4 in
Field of View41.2-8.6 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
RZR Zero Stop
Adjustment Graduation.1 MRAD
Travel per Rotation10 MRAD
Max Elevation Adjustment22 MRAD
Max Windage Adjustment11 MRAD
Parallax Setting20 yards to Infinity
Length14.3 inches
Weight28.1 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Viper PST GEN II 3-15 x 44 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
14.3 2.3 2.50 6.85 4.2 3.75
Heights
H1 H2
2.08 1.8

Dimensions measured in inches.

EBR-2C Reticle (MRAD)

Hash-marked reticle using MOA or MRAD-based subtension lines and floating wind hold dots for ranging, holdover, and windage corrections. Letters refer to reticle subtensions listed in chart below.

Subtension detail for the Viper PST Gen II 3-15x44 riflescope with EBR-2C MRAD reticle. >

Note
Read the Viper PST Gen II 3-15x44 Riflescope with EBR-2C Reticle (MRAD) manual for details on how to effectively determine range, holdover, windage and moving lead corrections.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value The pst gen 2 3-15 ffp...this scope, for me, feels like I'm sitting behind something special. I love the reticle, especially the FFP feature. Illuminated, it feels great for dawn and dusk shooting. I haven't experienced any issue with it, mounted on a High end .30-06 it pairs up perfectly. Go check one out when you get a chance. I can't see anyone being disappointed with this scope. You will have to fix your shooting habits long before you have to upgrade your glass to be effective.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Clear I have been enjoying this scope on my Tikka CTR .308 My primary use is for hunting and the illuminated reticle is a great benefit at the low light times of the hunt. With Vortex's QR. base, this scope has enough range on the reticle to reach out to 1100 Meters without needing to hold-over the target. I had the opportunity to compare my rifle scope to a spotting scope last week when we saw a moose in the mountains at 600 Meters distance, and admittedly we had better success viewing points of the animal through my PST 2, at 15X then we did thourgh my friends Diamondback spotting scope on 45X. All that to say I was pleased with my optics. My friend, after trying my gun said "you could shoot the needles off a pine tree with this scope".
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Optic! I have the SPT Gen II on my 308 Rem 700 and it's awesome. Dialing in the ranges could not be easier and a 600 yard shot is no longer out of range. Now if I miss I can't blame it on the gun or optic, it's all me. The glass is clear and bright, not too heavy and the illuminated reticle is very handy when the light begins to fade. The only thing I would change is to make the illuminated part time out after a few hours to save battery life. I have left it on by accident a few times and then get out into the field with a dead battery.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged and clear! I was in the market for an optic to put on my scar 17 that would last, as these guns are known to eat optics. Enter the viper pst gen ii. Built like a tank, I don’t think I’ll ever have an issue with this optic on the scar, and even if I did, you get the fantastic vip warranty with it! the glass is extremely clear, and the red dot functions on this are exceptional. This is a direct competitor to the Leupold mk 6 in my opinion, and it comes in at about half the cost! I definitely can’t recommend this enough!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Previous Review Revised I'd like to post a revision to a previous review I had written. In my first review I gave this scope 1 star based on several criticisms I had. However, just recently I was able to compare a Gen 2 PST to a Gen 1, side by side while shooting. I will have to admit that I was wrong in my previous review. The Gen 2 is superior to the Gen 1 in almost every aspect. The glass is a littler clearer. The field of view is MUCH larger. And the reticle is actually the same size when on the same power. The turrets seem better, and the scope seems well built. The only real criticism I have left is the weight. The Gen 2 is heavier than the Gen 1, but hopefully it is more durable. I was also able to compare the PST Gen 2 along side several other "Big Name" manufacturer's scopes in a similar price range. These "Big Name" brands, which I won't name here, often boast about having their scopes used by the US military etc. However, when comparing these scopes side by side with the PST Gen 2, it was obvious to me that the Vortex was the better scope. The glass was just as good. The turrets were the best of the bunch. And overall the Vortex seemed to be of the best quality. Putting the PST Gen 2 in perspective like this when compared to other scopes really made me want to revise my previous review. In fact I'd say this scope is great. I plan on buying a couple.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal clear Purchased this scope for my Christensen arms ridgeline 300 win. Scope is crystal clear. Very forgiving eyereleif. Focus is smooth and very precise. Solid turrets. Great scope. Love my gen 1 one but these gen II’s addresses the few few issues I have with the first gen’s.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great option for longer barreled AR I picked up this up to use on a 20" barreled .223 AR15 to hunt deer, coyotes, and eventually prairie dogs. 15x is plenty of zoom for the caliber and the distances I shoot, and the reticle matches my 4.5-27x56 that sits on my 6.5CM bolt gun to keep things familiar.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased! Once we got through the backorder, i was very pleased. It was well worth the wait! Now i am not a professional shooter, nor do i know all the ins and outs of glass. But i do know it adjusts well to my eye. It does not fatigue my eye like others do. Its very clear for my purposes. And i think it will serve my 6.5 Grendel well. The guys at Vortex are great! I support them 100% just as they support us veterans. I am local to Vortex and love stopping in at the shop. Customer service is amazing and hopefully ill never have to experience how great the VIP is!
Date published: 2017-09-23
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Which Vortex rings and base do you recommend for mounting the 3x15 pst Gen 2 on a Christensen Arms Mesa in 300 WM?

Asked by: Mark
I recommend a one piece picatinny rail and a set of our Precision Matched Rings - .97" height for your setup.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-12-07

Viper  PSIi 3-15 x44 going to mount on Tikka T3.  Plan on using Warne rings.  Do I need med or high rings  Also the adjustment knob for the illumination of the rectile is very tight.  Takes considerable strenght to turn.   Amy suggestions 

Asked by: Felix1951
Thanks for the question! Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext. 5 to discuss your setup!
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-26

What can I expect for battery life for the Viper? Ball park it, I understand it depends on brightness setting.

Asked by: Anderson 104
Thanks for the question! Battery life will vary on different factors, but you should see about 150 hours under normal conditions.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-26

What would be the best mounting system to put this on a S&W M&P10 6.5 Creedmoor?

Asked by: Squelch
Thanks for the question! I would recommend going with our 30 mm Precision Extended Cantilever Mount for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-25

What scope rings and at what height do you recommend for the PST Gen II 3-15x44 FFP for the SCAR 17S....

Asked by: 44 Dan
I recommend a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings - 1.26" height will work but if you'd like to go with a higher set go with the 1.45" height.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-24

Just bought a Gen 3 Ruger Precision Rifle(6.5 Creedmore) with a 20 moa picatinny rail. Which mount do you recommend ?...………..THANKS

Asked by: Bob in Az
I recommend a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings 1.45" height for your setup.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-09

I am looking for mounting recommendations for a PST Gen II 3-15x44 FFP to my stock Remington 700p .308 Win.  Thank you.  

Asked by: AJ82
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 0.87" inch height for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-23

What rings would you recommend if I wanted to mount this on a Ruger American in .450 Bushmaster with a pic rail?

Asked by: Btarr
I recommend a set of our 30 mm Precision Matched Rings -.87" height for your setup!
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-23
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