Vortex is well known for 1-6x scopes. The Vortex Razor HD is one of the best scopes in this magnification, and the PST- Gen-2 has amazing glass and very close to the Razor image, and at a popular price point, under $700 that is hard to beat.
Vortex's Viper PST riflescopes boast of the features and performance serious shooters demand. 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 Viper PST Gen II 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 located on the opposite side of the windage knob for easy access and streamlined performance. The 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.
The PST Gen-2 1-6x is good LPVO in a field crowded with good optics. At Charlie's Custom Clones, we are scope snobs, and the PST Gen-2 is a respectable scope and gets the job done. Yes, the best of the best will cost over $4,000, and the very good will cost double the price of the PST, but for some shooters, good enough is fine for low power variable optics. At the end of the day, you want a solid 1x optic and the ability to zoom to 6x. High precision glass might be needed for 25x, but the PST Gen-II does just fine as a respectable LPVO. Also, many shooters prefer second focal plane optics for low magnification, where the need for distancing via FFP is not needed.
The Viper PST from Vortex offers top-tier performance in a riflescope designed and built to the standards precision tactical shooters request. Quickly and accurately dial in shots with matching reticle and turret measurements. Professional-grade illuminated reticles are designed for daytime, low light, and night vision devices. The illumination control can be turned on or off with a single click between each intensity level. Optically indexed lenses deliver optimum edge-to-edge image sharpness and brightness. Best of all, it's backed by Vortex’s VIP Unlimited Lifetime Warranty.
|Scope Weight:||22.7 oz|
|Scope Objective Diameter:||24mm|
|Scope Tube Size / Mount:||30mm|
|Scope Turret Adjustment:||.2 MRAD|
|Parallax Adjustment:||100 yds|
|Reticle Details:||VMR-2 Reticle|
|Field of View:||112.5-18.8 feet/100 yards|
|Scope Finish:||matte black|
photos courtesy of Vortex, 704 Tactical, Wilson Combat and The Firearms Blog