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Cabelas: Riflescope *ALIVE* Vortex Viper HS 4-16x $299.99 & *DEAD* Vortex Viper HS LR 4-16X $449.99 + free Scope Rings! Free Shipping + tax on both

lusid 376 89 August 29, 2016 at 06:28 AM in Free Shipping (7) More Cabelas Deals
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Last Edited by lusid September 6, 2016 at 09:11 AM
I just personally picked up the "HS" only version scope yesterday. So passing along the deal. First post for me + long time lurker laugh out loud

Per Cabelas:
• Buy any Vortex Viper Riflescope and get a FREE set of Viper Rings valued at 59.99! http://www.cabelas.com/product/VO...332868.uts

DEAD deal
Vortex® Viper® HS Long-Range 30mm Riflescope - no longer on sale
Original: $849.99 on Sale for $449.99
Power 4-16X Objective 50mm Length 13.7 Weight 21.4oz Eye Relief (in.) 4 Recticle XLR MOA Tube Diameter 30mm (First Focal Plane)
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Vo...394450.uts

ALIVE
Vortex® Viper® HS 30mm Riflescope + More deals in URL below
Original: $489.99 on Sale for $299.99
Power 4-16X Objective 44mm Length 13.7" Weight 18.4oz Eye Relief (in.) 4 Recticle V-Plex Tube Diameter 30mm (Second Focal Plane)
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Vo...394449.uts
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I just personally picked up the "HS" only version scope yesterday. So passing along the deal. First post for me + long time lurker laugh out loud
Which HS did you purchase? I'm interested in the 2.5-10x44 and been mulling over ordering it all weekend. I've seen conflicting reports on the glass quality, but it is likely better than other $250 glass. How is the reticle on your HS? Most seem to think it is too fine/thin for hunting. Though, it would only be an issue in low light when trying to pick out the reticle against an animal. I'm a little concerned about that and the nearest Cabela's is over an hour drive.

The 30mm tube is another concern. I don't move optics between guns often, but considering my other scopes are 1 inch tubes, that would require the added expense of additional rings.

Good first post, make sure you upvote for yourself. You may want to add that these include free rings, though I'm not sure what the value of those are.
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Rings = 50-60 alone

I purchased the 2.5-10x Smilie Same ones you are interested in. It's on order..so I do not own the scope or have used it yet.
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Which HS did you purchase? I'm interested in the 2.5-10x44 and been mulling over ordering it all weekend. I've seen conflicting reports on the glass quality, but it is likely better than other $250 glass. How is the reticle on your HS? Most seem to think it is too fine/thin for hunting. Though, it would only be an issue in low light when trying to pick out the reticle against an animal. I'm a little concerned about that and the nearest Cabela's is over an hour drive.

The 30mm tube is another concern. I don't move optics between guns often, but considering my other scopes are 1 inch tubes, that would require the added expense of additional rings.

Good first post, make sure you upvote for yourself. You may want to add that these include free rings, though I'm not sure what the value of those are.
where do you see that the rings are included?
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where do you see that the rings are included?
Add a scope to the cart and you will see it auto-add. They are on backorder thou
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Rings = 50-60 alone

I purchased the 2.5-10x Smilie Same ones you are interested in. It's on order..so I do not own the scope or have used it yet.
Oh, ok I see. It read like you picked it up in store. Thanks for the reply. I'm still on the fence.
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Argh you made me spend money!!! jk

Got the 4-16x50 FFP. Crazy price when you factor in the free rings. Sucks that Cabelas is in my state now and I had to pay taxes, but even then I'm still ahead of buying this anywhere else.
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I have Vortex binoculars...good stuff.
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Argh you made me spend money!!! jk

Got the 4-16x50 FFP. Crazy price when you factor in the free rings. Sucks that Cabelas is in my state now and I had to pay taxes, but even then I'm still ahead of buying this anywhere else.
I thought about buying the more expensive one just to see why it was worth so much money. Any reason why that scope runs 900?!
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I thought about buying the more expensive one just to see why it was worth so much money. Any reason why that scope runs 900?!
Primarly, it is more expensive because of the Front/First Focal Plan (FFP) reticle design. Second/Rear Focal Plane (SFP) reticles are less expensive. Below is an explanation I found on the internet. Vortex likely charges more for the XLR MOA reticle as well, though it is probably only offered on FFP designs.

"A rear focal plane reticle design creates a situation where the apparent size of the reticle does not change as the magnification is adjusted. In these scopes, the amount of target area covered by the reticle is inversely proportional to magnification; as the magnification is increased, the amount of target area covered by the reticle is decreased. This can be seen by looking through a variable magnification scope and increasing the magnification setting. As the power is increased, the apparent size of the target is increased, but the reticle appears to remain the same size; the result is that the reticle covers less of the target when the magnification is increased.

Rear Focal Plane Reticles: Many hunting scopes are designed with rear focal plane reticles. This allows the reticle to appear bolder and heavier when set to low magnification, but appear thinner and more precise when set to high magnification. Most hunters set variable magnification scopes to a mid level magnification for general carry situations, reducing magnification in low-light or heavy cover situations, and increasing magnification for longer, more precise shooting solutions. Rear focal plane designs allow the reticle to appear bolder in low light, making them easy to see and faster to acquire when the light is fading. This same property is advantageous in situations where heavy cover may be encountered, allowing easy differentiation between the reticle and vegetation. If a longer distance shot is to be taken, the magnification can be increased, creating a situation where the reticle covers less of the target, allowing the user to be more precise.

Front Focal Plane Reticles: Mil and MOA based reticles are based on a specific subtension and require exact feature spacing to be accurate. If this type of reticle is used in a rear focal plane design, the scope must be used on a single, specific magnification (typically high power). Placing this type of reticle in a front focal plane design allows the operator to use the scope on any magnification while retaining the exact spacing of the reticle features."
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HUGE fan of Vortex products. Thanks and repped!
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Wow, jumped on the LR version. That is an amazing price for a first focal plan scope. Especially with a Vortex warranty. Repped.
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Do the included scope rings work on a pictanny or weaver rail? The Vortex website doesn't say; neither does Cabela's.
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I'm now tempted to buy the more expensive one just to see how much "better" it is..
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Do the included scope rings work on a pictanny or weaver rail? The Vortex website doesn't say; neither does Cabela's.
Shouldn't matter for 98% of people out there. The crossbar on most scope rings is thin enough to engage Weaver, which then means it can also engage Picatinny.

Just make sure that, when you mount it up, you push the rings FORWARD on the rail (towards the muzzle) as you tighten them down. This prevents them from shifting around under recoil.

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