Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 42
Rated 4 out of 5 by slingwing Power adjustment
Vortex Diamondback is a very good scope, as are all the vortex lines, which is why I am reluctant in writing this comment. After mounting, the scope could only be adjusted between 6x and 9x. It would not adjust any lower. This will NOT deter me from purchasing Vortex in the future.
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LongJumper The good and the bad
The Good: Great money, great price. I recommend it to all my gun loving friends. Seriously.
The Bad: If you like overpaying for your scopes then I'm sorry. Vortex is affordable and reliable. Oh and do you know about their warranty? If not, it's the best. If you're like me and you look at all these reviews before you buy a product, I promise, Vortex is quality for a nice price. Enjoy it. Be safe and have fun!
March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bluealtered A very good scope for the money
I'm going to start out with saying i have had three of these and still have two, the third got away on a rifle i was offered to much money for to say no.
This is a great scope for those who don't want to spend a lot of money but would like to have a good piece of glass for a decent price.
I got my first diamondback when vortex was a new company, they were getting good reviews and i had a new .243 that needed a scope that had some range to it. Since i live in an area that can go from 50yd shots to 500yd shots in a short time when out hunting i wanted to give it a try and yes it did work very well.
What really sold me on this company was that beside the fact that the scope was just what it was supposed to be, was that i ended up having to use their customer service within a moth of buying the scope. No there wasn't a problem with the scope, there was a problem with my leaning my rifle on a tree and it falling off on the only rock around.
It landed of course right on top of the elevation cap and put a small dent in it. It was just enough of a dent that i couldn't get the cap off and now i wasn't sure if any damage had been done to the scope so i went home and called vortex customer service.
I got a pleasent young man who when i told him i needed a new elevation cap simply said no you need to send the scope in so we can send you a new scope. This suprised me but since i didn't know if there was damage inside of the scope i sent it in and had a new one within a week. I still have that scope.
These are good rifle scopes that do what they are made to do at a fair price and while hoping you won't need their customer service for any reason, if you do you will get great, fast, customer service.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by maw555 Performance far greater than price
I feel that the quality outweighs the price. In today's world, there's not many things I can say that about.
When my oldest grandson turned 13, I bought him a .243 Remington 700. I was looking for a simple, variable power, decent scope that would hold up to the challenge of a young hunter to top it off. In looking at all the standard names Leupold, Burris, Bushnell, etc. I stumbled across Vortex. I had never heard of them but liked what I was reading and with the no BS lifetime warranty I decided to give them a try. So I bought a 3x9x40 V-plex Diamondback.
Don't let the price fool you - this is a great scope! It's nicely sized, nicely finished and the optical clarity if far better than price would indicate and far better than I expected. It's not Schmidt & Bender good but it is VXII good. It's good enough that I seriously thought about keeping it for myself, but didn't. I mounted it on my grandson's .243 and sighted it in with him and he hasn't looked back. In the two winters he's used the scope he's taken two 8 point whitetails and 4 coyotes. After the first 8 point I told him he won't always be that successful, but he repeated again this last season so who knows. Continued success or not, I feel confident that his equipment will be up to the task.
February 28, 2014