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MTC Gunstock 2013


Vortex Introduces Viper HS-T Riflescope

July 9, 2013 |

Vortex Introduces Viper HS-T Riflescope

Middleton, Wis. – Blending many of the best features of Vortex’s incredibly popular Viper HS and Viper PST riflescopes, the new Viper HS-T (Hunting Shooting Tactical) is positioned to be big a hit among hunters, as well as tactical enthusiasts.


Available in 4-16×44 MOA and mrad models, the Viper HS-T boasts an all-new, hashmark-based second-focal-plane reticle, perfect for accurate holds at extended ranges. Mrad reticle hashes subtend in .5 and full-value increments. MOA reticle hashes subtend in 2 MOA increments. Both are set for use at the riflescope’s maximum 16-power magnification.


Incredibly precise, repeatable and durable target-style windage and elevation turrets built specifically for dialing, top off this highly versatile riflescope’s long range performance features. And with Vortex’s CRS (Customizable Rotational Stop) system, shooters can quickly re-index their turret after temporary elevation corrections have been made. The HS-T’s 30mm one-piece machined aluminum tube ensures ample travel for optimal adjustment.


An ultrafriendly eyebox with generous 4 inch eye relief and fast focus eyepiece gets shooters on target with ease. XD (extra-low dispersion) glass guarantees sharp, crisp images from edge to edge. Lenses fully multicoated with Vortex’s proprietary XR coatings offer superior light transmission for optimal performance in critical low light scenarios. Exterior lenses feature ArmorTek, an ultrahard optical coating engineered to protect against scratches, oil and dirt.


O-ring sealed and purged with argon gas for 100 percent waterproof/fogproof performance. Shockproof construction withstands recoil and impact from every angle.


Available: 4-16×44 (VMR-1 MOA Reticle), 4-16×44 (VMR-1 mrad Reticle)

MSRP: $659


American-owned, Wisconsin-based Vortex Optics designs, engineers and distributes a complete line of premium binoculars, riflescopes, spotting scopes, tripods and related accessories. Dedicated to exceptional quality, value and unrivaled customer service, Vortex backs its products with its unconditional, lifetime VIP-warranty. Built on more than 20 years of experience in the optics industry, Vortex is rapidly emerging as a leading brand in the optics market.


Vortex – The Force of Optics |

Media Contact: Mark Boardman (800) 426-0048

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1st Annual Gunstock 12 hour Multi-Discipline Exposition August 31st

Augsut 31st 2013

Gunstock 2013 is the first of many that will be held annually.
The purpose of this event is to bring together a wide variety of shooters, industry professionals, law enforcement, military, contractors, competitors, and manufacturers. People experienced or entry level will benefit from a diverse group of individuals networking, sharing information, product demonstrations, training, and a little competition.

Pre-Registration : $50.00
At The Door : $75.00
Pre-Registration : $8.00
At The Door : $10.00

Current Sponsors

Battle Arms Development
PDC Custom (Attending)
Black Widow Armament (Attending)
Joint Force Enterprises
Italian Gun Grease (Attending) (Attending)
Battle Comp Enterprises
Shooters Legion

Location : MTC
For sponsorship opportunities contact

Lunch and dinner will be available.

Paid shooter ticket holders may choose some or all of these events to participate in:
Long Gun

10X Bulls eye contest
UnKnown Distance Challenge
Barrier Course


Close Quarters Carbine Qual
Carbine Tactical Contest


DoS Pistol Qual
Pistol Competition

Field Skills

Target Detection exercise
Land Nav/Orienteering exercise

And More!

Vendor Booths
Product Demos
Weapons Handling
Range Estimation
Basic Scope Theory
… With more on the way.