Good hunting gets better with quality optics. That's how Vortex looks at it. And the Diamondback series reflects it, giving you the performance needed to get the trophy even in the worst hunting conditions. Starting with their lenses, Vortex uses quality glass and full multicoatings for a solid 91% light transmission. Precise adjustments are quick and easy on the Diamondback, thanks to pop up dials that adjust in audible 1/4 MOA increments for fast and precise adjustments. And, with the fine machining of the metal on metal dials, accuracy can be counted on for years. This scope's toughness starts with its one-piece aircraft-grade aluminum tube construction. Argon gas purging gives it waterproof and fogproof performance for years and protection against corrosion. Easy to use fast focus eyepiece. Black finish. Manufacturer's lifetime warranty.
Multicoated optics for 91% light transmission
1/4 MOA windage and elevation adjustments
One-piece tube construction
Argon gas purging for waterproof and fogproof performance
Sighted it it in this weekend light winds. At 100 yards, I had one group of two shots that a dime covered and one group of three shots that a nickel covered.
The clarity of the scope far surpassed that of the rental spotting scope at the range.
I am relatively new to hunting. This is my first scope (3x9x40 BDC) and is on a new Savage 30-06. I am no sharpshooter either.
November 8, 2011
Avoid for magnums
You may not want to go with the diamondback if your rifle/cartridge of choice has recoil. This scope will not tolerate it well. Scope will work off zero within 10-15 rounds, and this may be significant... 6-inches or more at 100. It will not hold zero at all after that.
Vortex will repair the scope at no charge, and promptly return it to you... but to factory specs. They will not warranty that the problem will not recur. I have no confidence in mine at this point and so cannot use it. You may have better luck with a lighter round.
The glass is solid for the price, but reliability is far more important to me. I am disappointed as I was sure this was a great alternative to Leupold or Burris after reading numerous outstanding reviews. Dig a little deeper than I did before you buy.
October 1, 2011
I just got a Savage 16fss 270WSM and wanted a nice scope to go with it. I was looking at loupold and then found this one. I got the Diamondback 4-12x40. It is so clear and works great in low light. Just killed a deer with it, and It was raining and foggy the whole day and it never gave me any problem. I wouldnt go any other way, especially for the price.
November 19, 2007
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