The Vortex Venom brings lots of features at a $700 price.

Precision shooting remains one of the fastest growing segments in shooting. Rifles come less expensive than ever before, loaded with features designed to help shooters hit their mark. And those marks are stretching further and further all the time. So the optics market must keep pace, meeting demand for new shooters getting into the sport. To that end, Vortex Optics just announced the release of its newest long-range riflescope, the Venom. The Vortex Venom features a first focal plane, 34mm tube and 5-25×56 magnification range.

Vortex Venom Riflescopes

The Venom provides a budget-friendly riflescope loaded with capability. It comes well-suited for long-range pursuits, ranging from hunting to precision shooting. The scope’s 34mm tube delivers maximum turret travel. The RevStop Zero System maintains a fast, easy reliable return to zero. An included throw lever delivers rapid, smooth magnification adjustments.

The first focal plane EBR-7C reticle ensures subtensions remain accurate throughout the magnification range, according to Vortex. The system makes for easy measurement and ranging of targets. With a range of 5-25X, the scope really helps shooters stretch the distance as well.

The name of the game here is value. The Venom comprises an entry-level riflescope platform, but one that includes several well-chosen features. It appears Vortex included a collection of features aimed at helping newer long-range shooters achieve some level of success.

The Vortex Venom features a 34mm tube and first focal plane reticle.

For those looking for a long-range hunting scope, or testing the waters in precision shooting, the Venom really delivers. Priced under $700, it brings much to the table. For even more info, please visit

Vortex Venom Specs

  • Magnification: 5-25x56mm
  • Focal Plane: FFP
  • Reticle: EBR-7C-MRAD/EBR-7C MOA
  • Illumination: Yes
  • Eye Relief: 3.7 inches
  • Linear Field of View (@ 100 yards): 24-5.2 feet
  • Zero Stop: RevStop
  • Tube Size: 34mm
  • Adjustment Gradient: .1 MRAD/1/4 MOA
  • Travel Per Rotation: 10 MRAD/25 MOA
  • Max Elevation Adjustment: 25 MRAD/85 MOA
  • Max Windage Adjustment: 25 MRAD/85 MOA
  • Parallax Setting: 10 yards
  • Overall Length: 14.3 inches
  • Overall Width: 24.6 ounces
  • MSRP: $699

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