New Vortex Viper PST Gen II Riflescopes

The head image is the current Vortex 1-6×24 (Razor HD Gen II) at work with the Top Gun Rifle Team for IPSC Rifle. The pictures is actually taken just a week ago, during testing of the new HERA Magazines.

The Vortex Viper PST 1–6×24 is, according to Vortex, the best selling tactical riflescope on the market. The Second Generation will be available in Spring 2017, and has been re-designed both internally and externally.




1-6×24: Now even more versatile, the new PST Gen II 1-6×24 picks up right where the venerable 1-4x left off. With a true 1x on its low end and a monstrous eyebox for close-quarters, rapid acquisition, shooters can easily engage targets in the tightest of scenarios. On the high end of its zoom spectrum, an even more versatile 6x facilitates accurate mid to long-range engagements. A side illumination adjustment, coupled with low-drag capped turrets make for a sleek and streamlined profile. Inside, the same VMR-2 reticle from the Razor Gen II 1-6, with its daylight-bright center illuminated dot, is standard and available in MOA or MRAD.


For Long Range shooters and Hunters these models are available:

2-10×32, 3-15×44 and 5-25×50: Meet your new group of long-range workhorses. Whether you’re topping off a DMR-type build or a PRS rig you’ll be pushing to the limits, there is an option just for you. Tall, tactical turrets and a side focus parallax adjustment with integrated illumination help dial in your shots for ultimate precision.  Each model features the patented RZR Zero Stop, taken from our proven Razor HD 5-20×50 riflescope, to ensure you have an accurate and reliable return-to-zero – every time. Reticles include our New EBR-4 and EBR-2C. Available in MOA or MRAD to match your turrets. First Focal Plane reticles are available on select models.


Overview from the Vortex homepage and Viper PST Gen II:


There is no information about pricing yet. Apart from a starting price of 999 USD.



Vortex Viper PST 1–6×24 and 5-25×50 above.

Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • Patrick Karmel Shamsuddoha

    Daddy wants that 1-6×24 Mrad

    • Independent George

      It still seems kind of heavy to me for that power level.

  • Michael P. Meyer

    Hmm, I was looking at a Burris XTR II 1-8×24 for next year. The Burris has a BDC reticle, and I would prefer MOA.

  • Gus Butts

    I was going to pull the trigger on one of their Viper PST 6-24×50 FFP scopes because I wanted their EBR-2C reticle. Now that they offer a brand new 3-15×44 with that specific reticle it makes me very happy that I waited. Thanks, Vortex.

  • marine6680

    I do like my current PST 1-4, that I got for under $500 with a QD mount.

    I think the 1-6 would be a good way to go, so long as the price is the same, and the glass quality is also as good as the current model.

  • A bearded being from beyond ti

    Are these scopes the new hotness? Seems to be a thing nowadays with scopes on everything.

  • John Yossarian

    Seeing as how I just bought a 6-24x PST Gen 1, I was about to cry:

    Magnification – 11% greater range
    Field of view – 35% larger at lowest zoom

    The FOV improvement really got to me, but then I read:

    Length – 3% longer (16″ vs an already long 15.5″)
    Weight – 33% heavier (2 lb vs 1.5 lb)

    And with that last metric, I don’t feel so bad.

  • G B

    Typo in the article, I’m pretty sure they meant the 1-4×24.

    • Blake

      They definitely did, but that still seems like a stretch to say it was the best selling tactical scope on the market.

  • 22winmag

    There is Leupold, and then there is everything else… like Vortex.

    • Joshua Knott

      I use a vx-r hog reticle and I love it .

  • rezin23

    It would be great if they could make there lighter

  • valorius

    Keeping both eyes open i find a 3x9x40 to be very easy to use at close quarters, with much better light gathering and long range potential. Never really got the purpose of these REALLY expensive 1×4 ‘tactical’ scopes (I have tried a few on buddies rifles, they’re just not for me).

  • really.really!really?

    Yesterday I bought a Vortex 6x24x50 MRAD to mount on a new Savage Stealth 10BA in .308 – can’t wait to put it together and shoot it. Can’t beat the Vortex warranty.