Vortex Optics Venom 5-25×56 FFP Riflescope


BARNEVELD, Wis. – Vortex Optics is launching the all-new Venom® 5-25×56 FFP, the first in a new series of optics aimed at giving shooters all the tools they need to get into the game at an affordable price without compromising optical quality, or giving up the features they need to be competitive.

The Venom® 5-25×56 FFP is a perfect example of what shooters should expect from the Venom® lineup, providing new shooters an entry-level price with next-level tools. There are some obvious features that showoff the Venom® 5-25×56 FFP’s long-range pedigree. There’s the 34mm tube, maximizing turret travel. There’s the RevStop™ Zero System, a fast, easy, rock-solid return to zero. And, an included throw lever means rapid, smooth magnification adjustments are a snap.

But take a look inside the Venom® 5-25×56 FFP and you start to see how this riflescope makes it easier for new shooters to learn, all while keeping them in the game. The First Focal Plane reticle ensures subtensions are accurate throughout the mag range, which shooters will love because the EBR-7C reticle makes it easy to measure and range targets in scope. The 5x zoom range takes shooters farther, letting them punch out to 1,000 yards and beyond.

Just because a shooter is new to the game doesn’t mean they should be limited by inferior optics, and the Venom® 5-25×56 FFP is a perfect example of how the Venom® line makes it easier to not just get started, but to have the tools shooters need to be competitive right away.


$699.99 – Venom® 5-25×56 FFP MOA Riflescope

$699.99 – Venom® 5-25×56 FFP MRAD Riflescope

For a list of specifications, frequently asked questions and high-resolution images, check out the Vortex New Products Portal. For more information, visit VortexOptics.com.


  1. What do other people think of Vortex scopes? I’m genuinely interested. I’ve purchased one Vortex so far, and I’m not sure what to make of it. The etchings in the reticle seem a bit overly fine for my taste…

    • A good friend has a bunch and thinks very highly of them. I have a vortexx optics spoting scope I like a lot. Otherwise I am like you and unsure of them still yet.

    • I’m no glass expert, but I really like that I can knock my Vortex binos around a little and even let the kids use them without worrying about them breaking. Drop them? Break them? Eh, just mail ‘em back.

    • I have a Vortex spotting scope and a pair of binocs, a Vortex Crossfire 2-7×32 Scout scope, and an older 1-6x Strike Eagle LPVO.

      The spotting scope is quite usable out to at least 300 yards (the max. distance at the local range). The binocs are nice and clear also.

      For the rifle scopes, I don’t think they don’t formally call it out on their website, but Vortex has a couple of tiers of quality; there’s the Razor line (plus a few other names like Golden Eagle) in the $1000+ category; there are the Snake scopes that are generally under $1000.

      I can only speak to the latter as I don’t have any of their higher-priced glass. That said, I’d put it this way. Plot glass quality on the horizontal axis of a graph (further right = higher quality), and cost on the vertical axis (further up = more expensive). I’d say the Vortex scopes I have tend to live on the part of the curve a bit to the left of where the curve “knees” upwards and you have to spend lots more money to get incremental improvements in optical quality. I’d say they’re decent value for what you pay; but that’s true of their competition in this price range too. For me, it’s more a question of who has the parameters I want (e.g. zoom range, focal plane, general reticle style, etc.) than a particular brand. Of course, the limiting component in the system is definitely me, not the scopes or the rifles, so as I improve my skills and move to more expensive scopes, my opinion might evolve.

      I can’t speak to durability in terms of dropping etc., but they seem to stand up to the recoil of a .308 in semiauto and bolt-action platforms. The zero seems to pretty much stay put between range trips, for what that’s worth.

  2. Being a huge fan of Leupold Nikon and Burris I was slow to warm up to a new optic company. I whole heartedly believe you get more than you pay for with any model of vortex optic . Probably the most extensive product line in the business from cheap but good to high end as much as you want to spend for options. With the budget I have the viper line gives you a lot of bang for the buck . And guarantee for life no hassle service is second to none .


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