Hi everybody Todd Helms from Eastman’s
out here at the range today to bring you a review on the vortex Viper HSLR
one of the things that I love about this particular scope is it blends key
features across the spectrum of hunting long range shooting and shooting in
general some of the things that I love about this scope and that make it a
great crossover from a long range scope to a hunting scope are the tactical
turret it gives me more elevation adjustment than I could ever need I may
not ever take a shot out of the thousand yards on an elk or a deer but knowing
that I’ve practiced it a thousand with this scope I can dial my elevation and I
have capped windage on this side I can dial those things in and practice all
day long at those extreme ranges that just makes the hunting situation all
that much more of a slam-dunk when I get a three 400 yards shot in the field I
have the confidence to make that clean kill you can see I’ve got my dope chart here
for this particular rifle taped to the stock I can pick my yardage on my dope
chart after I get a range and I can dial my turret if I need to for example the
bull elk I killed last year he was stepped out in a spot where I had a
little plenty of time to get a yard is reference my chart and dial the exact
yardage for very very precise bullet placement on that bull. The nice thing about this
particular scope is the crossover because I’ve got the chart I’ve got that
corresponds with the turret but I’ve also got the BDC dead hold reticle in
the scope in more hurried situations where that bull may not stand there very
long I have time to get a range getting a gun and make the shot I have
corresponding hash marks and that’s a really really nice feature of the scope
some of the other key features that I really like about this scope is that
it’s not particularly long now I do have the Sun shade on it
today and then it allows me to shoot it into the Sun and honestly I find myself
using that sun shade more often than not and I really like that because it cuts
down glare the lightweight properties of this scope really lend it to a hunting
rifle this particular rifle that I have here is quite lightweight it’s also a
fairly compact scope it’s read around 14 inches long that’s without the sunshade
and so I don’t have a huge piece of glass on an otherwise lightweight rifle
I also have a side adjust parallax parallax adjustment here that makes it
really quick if I’m a little blurry in my sight picture isn’t what I want it I
don’t have to reach out to the end of the objective to adjust it I can dial it
right up on the side so I’m crystal-clear this scope has amazing eye
relief which in a hunting scope is key because you may not always be able to
get exactly tucked in and have all day to make a shot it’s a nice open eye
relief box and I’ve got plenty of wiggle room there to spare I honestly haven’t
found a scope that I like better for this application that’s why it’s sitting
on my primary hunting rifle so wrapping it all up today I’ve really really
strongly recommend the vortex Viper HS LR this particular model is a 4 to 16 by
50 great great crossover rifle scope for those you who like to shoot long range
but need a hunting setup as well give this one a look don’t forget to
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Dennis Veasley

14 thoughts on “Vortex Viper HS LR: A Rifle Scope for Hunting & Precision Shooting”

  1. I haven't tried vortex yet but they have been gaining some traction here in Iceland as far as i know. I personally use Zeiss victory v8 4.8-35×60 scope on my rifle (it's a monstrous size I know) but that is by far the best scope I've had the pleasure of using. Next scope I think I might get is Schmidt und Bender or nightforce and that would be purely for target shooting.

  2. Just mounted this Vortex Viper HS-LR on my custom hunting rifle with everything you had in mind. Love this scope and the best warranty in the business.

  3. Has anyone used both this Vortex Viper and the Nightforce SHV? I'm really torn and would like to know if the extra $$ for the Nightforce is worth it. Thanks in advance!

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