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MSRP: $499.99
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Diamondback 20-60x60 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 18.
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Diamondback® 20-60x60 Spotting Scope

Born into the bloodline of our popular Diamondback family, this spotter delivers outstanding performance—clearly a superb choice when you need a heavyweight performer in a light, compact package. The Diamondback optics guarantee a bright image throughout the magnification range and, as true to all Diamondback optics, the rugged construction stands up to rough use in the field.




VIP Warranty XR Coatings Nitrogen Purged Waterproof
Magnification20-60 x
Objective Lens Diameter60 mm
Linear Field of View114-51 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View2.2-1 degrees
Close Focus20 feet
Eye Relief17-14 mm
Exit Pupil3-1 mm
Length14 inches
Weight33.8 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Eyepiece cap
  • Objective lens cover
  • View-through carry case

Optical Features

XR™ Fully Multi-Coated Proprietary coatings increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Dielectric Prism Coatings Multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images.

Construction Features

Porro Prism Offers maximum image quality and performance in a traditional design.
Angled Body Design Valued for allowing an overall lower mounting height which maximizes stability in wind, offers greater comfort when glassing for extended periods, and permits the use of a smaller, lighter tripod.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the spotting scope for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Nitrogen gas purging delivers fogproof, waterproof performance.

Convenience Features

Adjustable Eyecup Twists up and down to precise, intermediate settings to maximize custom fit for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Built-in Sunshade Reduces glare and shields the objective lens from raindrops and snow.
Rotating Tripod Ring Allows rotation of the eyepiece to a sideways position, providing adjustable viewing angles.
Magnification20-60 x
Objective Lens Diameter60 mm
Linear Field of View114-51 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View2.2-1 degrees
Close Focus20 feet
Eye Relief17-14 mm
Exit Pupil3-1 mm
Length14 inches
Weight33.8 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Perfect! Best Bang for Your Buck!! I bought this spotter because I was looking for something small and compact but still be able to have that 60 zoom. This thing is awesome for a few reasons. 1: it doesn't break the bank!! 2: it does everything I could ever want to do on the hill or range 3: it is light, compact, and fits in my designated pocket for my spotting scope in my pack perfect. The case that it comes with is way more than I expected it to be. It is easy to use, it isn't bulky, and it comes with it. How can you beat that? All in all you can't go wrong with anything Vortex. Every optic I own is Vortex and that will never change. Best Bang for your Buck!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome glass I know they say this is an entry level spotting scope, but honestly it's awesome. I have used it thus hunting season so far since buying it only a month or so ago and just love the clarity. I use it for spotting big game bedding in the mountains and for long distance rifle shooting to spot my groups at distance. I have also used it for digits coping and am so impressed. I love it. I also use a Vortex HST scope on my rifle as well as 12X Vortex binoculars. I'm totally converted to Vortex for the quality and customer service as well as their appreciation of our veterans. Great American company!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right tool for the job! Hunting in the desert southwest this scope is perfect. Not too much magnification (as mirage is often a limiting factor), and not too much weight for those looooong days where one must cover miles and miles. The angled eyepiece is amazing (accompanied with a quality tripod). Allows you to look up, down, and all around without neck strain. The ONLY negative thing I have to say is that zoomed in at full power under low light conditions, the 60mm doesn't quite bring in enough light to see crisp and clear. However I knew that when I bought it and chose to sacrifice a little weight for low light clarity. I figure I actually only lose maybe 15 minutes in a day of full power zoom due to this. I love this scope and highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First timer I have been looking at getting a spotting scope and Vortex was at the top of my list. My dad had recently picked up a Diamondback at Cabela's Bargain Cave and let me check it out. I was very impressed with the weight, craftsmanship, and ease of use. It was hard for me to see clearly through the eyepiece, but feel it is just my lack of using a spotting scope and adjusting to the limited FOV and sensitivity. I also realize a higher quality model may be better (duh), but am limited on my fixed income (retired/disabled veteran). I also want to try a higher power set of spotting binos as they may eliminate some of my eyesight challenges. Overall, I was very impressed and Vortex is still at the top of my list, I just want to try a few other models.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy again in a heartbeat I was looking to upgrade my backpacking spotting scope and it came down to the Vortex Diamondback vs. the Leupold SX-1 Ventana. Inside the store, they were pretty even. I came back on a drizzly evening near dusk and got to take them outside to compare. I looked through the Diamondback and quickly picked up a crisp image of small pin flag about 400 yards away. I looked through the SX-1, and I couldn't even find the flag! I switched back to the Diamondback, and I found several more flags even further away. I was blown away by the difference in clarity under low light conditions. Hands down the Vortex was the better option. I've used the Diamondback on several scouting and hunting trips, and I couldn't be happier. Hard to beat the quality, weight, and price. Warranty is reassuring too.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glass, great price I live and hunt in Alaska. Having a good spring scope is a must when hunting dal sheep and this one delivers. It has saved me miles of hiking being able to see that a ram is sub legal from a long ways out. Also I know from experience the warranty is second to none. My buddies vortex spotting scope broke a week before we were going on our sheep hunt. He shipped it next day to vortex on Monday and had it back in his hands fixed on Thursday. This was a hunt saver.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't leave home without it! It never occurred to me that I needed a spotting scope for archery deer hunting... It makes sense for rifle hunting... then I was caught in the field unable to determine if the deer was a buck or a doe... couldn't see it with my binoculars... after hours of research I purchased the entry Diamondback 20-60x60 angled spotting scope. It had the most features for the price range. After having used it multiple times in different settings, I may have opted for a used 20x60x80. It seems to be a little fuzzy in low light situations. That said, its light enough to easily carry in my backpack for those situations when the 12x50 binoculars just dont have the distance to determine its a buck! The lifetime warranty is worth paying more regardless of comparable products. In the end its a no-brainer entry level spotting scope. Good value for the money.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointed I bought this for my wife for birding. On the first trip we could not even identify a curlew at 100 yds. or even a song sparrow at 30 yds. Size of game was ok, but the fine tuning was blurry. We returned the scope and got an upgrade to the VIPER. Night and day the VIPER was able to pinpoint marking on birds at over 300 yds with much greater clarity. For only 9 more we got 4 time more scope. very happy with the VIPER.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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What is the porro prism made of bak4 or bak7
Asked by: Xavier2
According to the overview it is porrp
Answered by: Magnus
Date published: 2017-06-15

I'm wanting a spotting scope for wildlife viewing and the shooting range. I like to zero at 200 yards, Is this scope going to work for looking at 7mm and 30-06 bullet holes at 200 yards on paper in daytime conditions.
Asked by: adam
It should do the trick. Sometimes environmental conditions can make it difficult to spot bullet holes, especially on black paper. Shoot-N-See targets and white/orange paper should be relatively easy for you to spot.
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Perfect! Best Bang for Your Buck!! I bought this spotter because I was looking for something small and compact but still be able to have that 60 zoom. This thing is awesome for a few reasons. 1: it doesn't break the bank!! 2: it does everything I could ever want to do on the hill or range 3: it is light, compact, and fits in my designated pocket for my spotting scope in my pack perfect. The case that it comes with is way more than I expected it to be. It is easy to use, it isn't bulky, and it comes with it. How can you beat that? All in all you can't go wrong with anything Vortex. Every optic I own is Vortex and that will never change. Best Bang for your Buck!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome glass I know they say this is an entry level spotting scope, but honestly it's awesome. I have used it thus hunting season so far since buying it only a month or so ago and just love the clarity. I use it for spotting big game bedding in the mountains and for long distance rifle shooting to spot my groups at distance. I have also used it for digits coping and am so impressed. I love it. I also use a Vortex HST scope on my rifle as well as 12X Vortex binoculars. I'm totally converted to Vortex for the quality and customer service as well as their appreciation of our veterans. Great American company!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right tool for the job! Hunting in the desert southwest this scope is perfect. Not too much magnification (as mirage is often a limiting factor), and not too much weight for those looooong days where one must cover miles and miles. The angled eyepiece is amazing (accompanied with a quality tripod). Allows you to look up, down, and all around without neck strain. The ONLY negative thing I have to say is that zoomed in at full power under low light conditions, the 60mm doesn't quite bring in enough light to see crisp and clear. However I knew that when I bought it and chose to sacrifice a little weight for low light clarity. I figure I actually only lose maybe 15 minutes in a day of full power zoom due to this. I love this scope and highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First timer I have been looking at getting a spotting scope and Vortex was at the top of my list. My dad had recently picked up a Diamondback at Cabela's Bargain Cave and let me check it out. I was very impressed with the weight, craftsmanship, and ease of use. It was hard for me to see clearly through the eyepiece, but feel it is just my lack of using a spotting scope and adjusting to the limited FOV and sensitivity. I also realize a higher quality model may be better (duh), but am limited on my fixed income (retired/disabled veteran). I also want to try a higher power set of spotting binos as they may eliminate some of my eyesight challenges. Overall, I was very impressed and Vortex is still at the top of my list, I just want to try a few other models.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy again in a heartbeat I was looking to upgrade my backpacking spotting scope and it came down to the Vortex Diamondback vs. the Leupold SX-1 Ventana. Inside the store, they were pretty even. I came back on a drizzly evening near dusk and got to take them outside to compare. I looked through the Diamondback and quickly picked up a crisp image of small pin flag about 400 yards away. I looked through the SX-1, and I couldn't even find the flag! I switched back to the Diamondback, and I found several more flags even further away. I was blown away by the difference in clarity under low light conditions. Hands down the Vortex was the better option. I've used the Diamondback on several scouting and hunting trips, and I couldn't be happier. Hard to beat the quality, weight, and price. Warranty is reassuring too.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glass, great price I live and hunt in Alaska. Having a good spring scope is a must when hunting dal sheep and this one delivers. It has saved me miles of hiking being able to see that a ram is sub legal from a long ways out. Also I know from experience the warranty is second to none. My buddies vortex spotting scope broke a week before we were going on our sheep hunt. He shipped it next day to vortex on Monday and had it back in his hands fixed on Thursday. This was a hunt saver.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't leave home without it! It never occurred to me that I needed a spotting scope for archery deer hunting... It makes sense for rifle hunting... then I was caught in the field unable to determine if the deer was a buck or a doe... couldn't see it with my binoculars... after hours of research I purchased the entry Diamondback 20-60x60 angled spotting scope. It had the most features for the price range. After having used it multiple times in different settings, I may have opted for a used 20x60x80. It seems to be a little fuzzy in low light situations. That said, its light enough to easily carry in my backpack for those situations when the 12x50 binoculars just dont have the distance to determine its a buck! The lifetime warranty is worth paying more regardless of comparable products. In the end its a no-brainer entry level spotting scope. Good value for the money.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointed I bought this for my wife for birding. On the first trip we could not even identify a curlew at 100 yds. or even a song sparrow at 30 yds. Size of game was ok, but the fine tuning was blurry. We returned the scope and got an upgrade to the VIPER. Night and day the VIPER was able to pinpoint marking on birds at over 300 yds with much greater clarity. For only 9 more we got 4 time more scope. very happy with the VIPER.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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