Vortex Viper PA 30mm Tube Riflescope Review

vortex viper pa 30mm tubeThe Vortex Viper PA 30mm Tube Riflescope is one of the best scopes for its price. Many users have stated that this scope is so good that you would expect to pay more for the purchase of it and that they are amazed at the affordability of the scope.

The Viper PA is what we would consider a premium scope, so there’s little doubt that this is one of the best on the market (especially when you factor in the price). It’s premium thanks to the high-quality ED glass, the superior build and durability, and fast, accurate focus. It is a 6.25-20×50 rifle scope that is perfect for use in tactical, predator or varmint, long range, and target practice.

Here are the key specs of the Viper PA:

  • Eye Relief: 3.1 inches
  • Field of View: 17.4-6.2 feet/100 yards
  • Turret Style: Tall Capped
  • Max Elevation Adjustment: 65 MOA
  • Adjustment Graduation 1/4 MOA
  • Travel per Rotation 12 MOA
  • Parallax Setting 50 yards to Infinity
  • Length 14.4 inches
  • Weight 21.6 ounces

We took an in-depth look at this riflescope so you can see a breakdown of the best features.



It’s the glass in any optics that sets it apart from the competition —  and we believe it’s the most important thing of all. The glass on the Vortex Viper is professional extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and is comparable to the glass you’ll find on $1000 scopes. It features multi-coated optics with light transmission. A fast focus eyepiece completes the optical package.

There is no need to worry about re-coil, moisture, or darkness with the Vortex Viper PA 30mm Tube Riflescope. XR anti-reflective coatings ensure target clarity every single time. ArmorTek coating on the exterior glass helps protect it from damage and helps resist oil or dirt buildup.

Durability & Build

When choosing a scope, durability is an absolute necessity. The Vortex is one of the most durable out there, made of aircraft grade aluminum in a continuous tube. The scope is waterproof, making it an ideal scope for outdoor hunting. The turrets are tall and provide an easy adjustment, with smooth adjusting and audible clicks.

This scope will help you measure the windage, the range, and the bullet-holdover, making this a great scope to purchase. Dial in the appropriate windage and elevation and even through 500 rounds it still holds that number. Modifying the aim for wind speed, distance, and ammunition size is quick and easy, especially with the Mil Dot Reticle.

The viewing range runs around 6.2 ft from a field view of 1000 yards. This gives you a longer range of distance for site when hunting or target shooting.  The Mil dot reticle was designed for ease of use when out in the field hunting, which makes it a great addition to the scope. The precision heavy duty force springs, and the smooth as glass precision glide erector system are all features that add to the appeal and prestige of this particular optic. The MAG-View Bar is a raised section with the magnification on it, so you can simply glance at it without disrupting your positioning.

We particularly appreciate the accuracy and ability to use long distances. Again, when factoring in the cost, this is practically a steal. The consistency and clarity are marks of a solid scope for the best possible experience while shooting, and a must for effective and ethical hunts.


It’s quick and easy to adjust and use, the warranty is outstanding, and the reviews are magnificent. So next time you’re in the market for new scope check out the great deals that are online for the Vortex Viper PA 30mm Tube Rifle Scope.

Take a look at the video review below for even more info.