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Vortex Viper Red Dot review

Vortex Viper Red Dot review

Vortex Viper Red Dot Review

In this Vortex Viper Red Dot review,  we focus on the Viper Red dot. It is a highly recommended red dot that comes with glowing reviews from users. This is not a surprise as it is a product from Vortex Optics, which has made quite a good name for itself in the optics industry. It is an extremely versatile red dot sight that offers quality performance in a lightweight package.


Vortex Optics Viper Red Dot Sight

Vortex Optics Viper Red Dot Sight




Its really low profile is one of the reasons why the Viper red dot is loved by many. It is ideal for handguns with cutout slides and it can co-witness with suppressor-height iron sights.

Its fully multi-coated and ultra-clear lens delivers maximum light transmission for those clear and bright views you need. You also don’t have to worry about the lens as it is coated with the Armotek coatings that ensure the lens is scratch, oil, and dirt free.  With its 6 MOA reticle, target acquisition has never been this fast. This especially great for situations where you are hunting fast-moving animals, where you need to react in a split second. The illumination and power controls are very easy to access and adjust.

To protect this red dot from inevitabilities and accidents, you know like the sudden accidental drop or when it rains heavily, it has waterproof and shockproof performance. You can use it under harsh weather conditions and the in the most unforgiving terrain. Its hard-anodized finish and low glare matte finish promises to enhance its durability. 



  • Waterproof and shockproof
  • Durable finish
  • Ultra-clear fully multi-coated lens
  • 6 MOA dot
  • Ultra-low height


  • Magnification:1x
  • Length: 1.8  in
  • Weight: 1.03 oz
  • Parallax Setting: Parallax Free
  • Max Elevation Adjustment : 120 MOA
  • Max Windage Adjustment: 120MOA
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Mount Type: Weaver/Picatinny


Vortex Optics Viper Red Dot Sight manual

Vortex Viper Red Dot FAQs


Are vortex red dots any good?

Yes, they are good. Vortex Optics is a company that is keen on producing quality products at reasonable prices. They have a variety of red dots with different prices but high quality.

Here is a quick vortex red dot guide that might help


What is the best MOA for red dot?

The most ideal one is 6MOA. If you are out hunting and you spot a fast-moving target, you only have a second to react. The 6 MOA allows you to quickly acquire the target and line up a shot. It is a big and bright dot that makes target acquisition fast. 


Which is better red dot or green dot?

The red dot. The red dot has a fast acquisition speed as compared to the green. Because it catches the year faster, it means sight picture acquisition and target acquisition are fast. The reason behind this is rec light rays have a small frequency and high wavelength which strikes eyes faster than green light.


Can you put a magnifier in front of a red dot?

No that’s is not advisable. It affects eye relief and results in a dark image. However, you can put it before the red dot. 


Our Verdict on the Vortex Viper Red Dot

This is a red dot that has proven to be worth every penny. It is easy to use and maintain and can last you a lifetime. For proper maintenance, all you need is to ensure you regularly clean the exterior lenses. You can use a soft dry cloth to clean the exterior lens. For the lenses, please ensure you use the products that are specifically designed for that purpose like the  Vortex Lens Pen.

This is a red dot sight that gives you quality without taking all your money. 



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