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Vortex Diamondback HP 3-12x42

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Vortex Diamondback HP 3-12x42 Details

A scope loaded with features that any hunter will quickly start to appreciate. With a larger lens then the smaller 2-8x HP, it will let in more light and enable shooting at lesser lighting conditions. The minimum magnification of 3x will not distract you when prey stalking in denser forest, while the 12x magnification will do short work of any medium or even longer distances. The superb lens coatings will ensure a pure and sharp image and adjusting the parallax will keep it that way even at ranges of a few hundred meters. The turrets are made for hunters and thus protected, but still easily accessible for simple corrections, and the zoom dial will offer smooth magnification changes with the Precision-glide Erector System. Surely a good scope for any task a hunter or an entry level shooter might encounter.


Advanced Features

Just like the Diamondback series, the HP (High Performance) scopes are machined out of a single piece, aircraft aluminum that will withstand the kick of any caliber, and is made for long lasting durability. It’s hard anodized for protection against the elements. The anodizing is made in matte finish to prevent light reflection for better concealment of the shooter. The lenses are coated with ArmorTek coating, to prevent scratches, fingerprints and stains and the coating will repel water and grease drops as well. It has a XR layer as well, to prevent reflection and deliver excellent image. The high quality, are made of XD glass for low light dispersion and increased color, resolution and sharpens. The whole scope is sealed and watertight, and the Argon purging of the interior will prevent any fogging on the internal lenses.


Reticle Illumination

The Diamondback HP series of scopes does not come with reticle illumination. They are made for hunting and shooting at daylight and the reticle options are chosen with that in mind. It also comes with low light dispersion lenses to ensure enough light gets trough to allow for comfort. The fine cross-hairs will enable shooting even at large magnification, but the scope is not made for dim light shooting.


Configuration Options

This turrets come with caps for extra protection while on the move. They are easily re-indexed and resettable. The parallax can be adjusted with the side turret, from 27 meters to infinity.

The scope comes in two reticle variants, wither the crude yet simple and fine V-Plex cross-hairs or the plain Dead-hold BDC that comes with a nice BDC system. In either case, the turrets have ¼ MOA adjustment graduation, a 15 MOA travel per turn and have an impressive 90 MOA travel with both windage and elevation.


Warranty Information

All Vortex scopes come with a VIP warranty, which means that if anything goes wrong the Company will cover your scope. Your scope will be either repaired or replaced if it becomes defective, without any costs for you. You can also read more about our warranty policy here.


Mounting Options

The Vortex Diamondback HP 3-12x42 has a 25,4mm central tube and need appropriate rings for mounting.


Vortex Diamondback HP 3-12x42 Specifications

Riflescopes seriesVortex Diamondback HP
Variable magnification Yes
Minimal magnification3x
Minimal magnification.3x
Maximal magnification12x
Maximal magnification.12
Lens diameter. 42mm
Min. exit pupil diameter3.5 mm
Max. exit pupil diameter 14.0 mm
Min. eye relief102 mm
Min. eye relief.102mm
Max. eye relief (mm)102 mm
Minimal field of view2.7 m / 100 m
Maximum field of view 9.6 m / 100 m
Twilight Factor
Light transmission
Reticle position 2. focal plane - SFP
Reticle illumination No
Illumination color -
Daytime-usable illumination -
Auto Turn-Off -
Windage No
Elevation 90 MOA (261 cm)
Elevation Per Turn 15 MOA
Adjustment per click 7mm/100m - 1/4MOA
Turret rotation directionCCW
Turret Type Capped
Nr. Turret Turns MT - Multi Turn
Parallax setting
Parallax adjustment Yes - side focus
Parallax adj. range 46 m - inf.
Diopter range
Fast focus eyepiece Yes
Lens coating Fully Multicoated
Waterproof Yes
Fogproof Yes
Built-in rangefinderNo
Temperature range
Filled with Argon
Tube diameter 25.4 mm
Objective diameter 50.8 mm
Eyepiece diameter 42.9 mm
Mount length 132 mm
Mount rail No
Weight510 g
In production since2014
Warranty30 years
Made inPhilippines
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I recomend it. By
Koristim je na 30.06 i mogu reči da je jedna od ''best buy'' optika na tržištu. BDC končanica je odlična isprobana samo do 200 merata i savršeno se pogodak metka poklapa sa donjom crticom. I recomend it.


I use it on the 30.06 and I can say that it is one of the "best buy" optics on the market. BDC reticle is excellent, tested only up to 200 meters and perfectly matches the bullet with the bottom line. I recomend it.

(Posted on 11/08/2017)

Fast shipping and good price By
Diamonback hp is high quality product. I would recommend it to everyone!

(Posted on 15/04/2016)

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