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Vortex Diamondback HP 4-16x42 Rifle scope

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Vortex Diamondback HP 4-16x42 Rifle scope Details

An affordable, but first class hunting scope made for medium and longer ranges, that will serve perfectly to any hunter looking for a rifle scope with great durability, features and the ability to perform and pretty much any range. The 42mm XD lens in combination with high-tech coatings and the fast focus eyepiece will offer a clear and crisp image in any and all conditions, while the adjustable parallax will ensure it stays so while changing ranges. The zoom adjustments for this will be done smoothly and easily with the Precision-glide Erector System.

The maximum 16x magnification goes hand in hand with the Dead-Hold BDC that enables a skilled shooter to easily and accurately estimate hold-over and scores well placed shots at a distance. Precise, rugged and lightweight, this scope is well worth the purchase as any hunter or sport shooter will quickly find out.


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 80 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 4-16x42 has a 25,4mm central tube and need appropriate rings for mounting.


Vortex Diamondback HP 4-16x42 Rifle scope Specifications

Riflescopes seriesVortex Diamondback HP
Variable magnification Yes
Minimal magnification4x
Minimal magnification.4.4539x
Maximal magnification16x
Maximal magnification.16
Lens diameter. 42mm
Min. exit pupil diameter2.6 mm
Max. exit pupil diameter 10.5 mm
Min. eye relief102 mm
Min. eye relief.102mm
Max. eye relief (mm)102 mm
Minimal field of view2.0 m / 100 m
Maximum field of view 7.9 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 80 MOA (232 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 27 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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Glede na ceno zelo dober strelni daljnogled. Zelo jasna in predvsem zelo svetla slika, kar je izjemno pomembno v temnejših urah dneva. Ustrezen za streljanje na tarčo.
Edino slabost bi izpostavil premalo "crisp" reguliranje in fiksiranje paralakse. Priporočam nakup!


Depending on the price very good riflescope. Very clear and above all very bright picture, which is extremely important during the dark hours of the day. Suitable for target shooting.
The only weakness would be the lack of "crisp" regulation and fixation of the parallax. I recommend buying!

(Posted on 15/12/2018)

Great Scope! By
I use This scope on a .308 Win. semi auto and I am satisfied with it.
The image is clear and you can adjust it with the diopter.
The handling is very easy, too.
I also tried the BDC up to 300m and it worked fine for me.
Overcall I can recommend it!

(Posted on 07/04/2016)

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