I was anxious to try this scope out and compare it to Leupold and Nikon scopes. These optics are very similar to the Leupold VXII and Nikon Monarch scopes, but at a lower price!
I put the Vortex Viper scope on a Remington 700 .270 rifle. I found the scope a treat to sight in. The clarity of the glass made seeing the bullet holes at 100 yards a piece of cake. No need to set up a spotting scope.
One feature I liked was the easy to adjust arm to adjust the scope from 4 power to 12 power. The arm is located near the back of the scope and is easy to reach and adjust.
I like the BDC reticle. It has dash marks for yardage and wind adjustments. I sighted my gun in to be dead on at 100 yards, so it is easy to adjust to 200, 300, or 400 yards with the BDC reticle.
On a recent hunting trip to Canada, I was able to make a 225 yard shot with my .270. I also tested the scope a dusk to see visibility under low light. This is where the clarity of the glass optics shines (pun intended). This scope performed well under low light.
I tested this scope on an antelope hunt to Western South Dakota. After a few long days of stalking, I was able to make a 400 yard shot on a nice buck. I give the credit to the Vortex Viper scope with the Deadhold BDC reticle. It was easy to place the 400 yard dot on the buck antelope and I dropped him in his tracks. The scope was right on! We stepped it off at 424 yards.
All around, an excellent choice that rivals Leupold and Nikon optics, only at a lower price.