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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Vortex Diamondback HP 3-12x42 has a 25,4mm central tube and need appropriate rings for mounting.
|In production since||2014|
|Min. exit pupil.||0mm|
|Max. exit pupil.||0mm|
|Min. field of view...||0m/100m|
|Max. field of view.||0m/100m|
|Min. eye relief.||102mm|
|Max. eye relief.||0mm|
|Fast focus eyepiece||Yes|
|Adjustment per click||7mm/100m - 1/4MOA|
|Nr. Turret Turns||MT - Multi Turn|
|Turret rotation direction||CCW|
|Elevation Per Turn||15 MOA|
|Reticle position||2. focal plane - SFP|
|Parallax adjustment||Yes - side focus|
|Parallax adj. range||46 m - inf.|
|Lens coating||Fully Multicoated|
|Tube diameter||25.4 mm|
|Mount rail type||No|
|Objective diameter||50.8 mm|
|Eyepiece diameter||42.9 mm|
(Posted on 11/08/2017)
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