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MSRP: $599.99
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Diamondback 20-60x80 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 46.
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Diamondback® 20-60x80 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 Diameter80 mm
Linear Field of View105-51 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View2-1 degrees
Close Focus22 feet
Eye Relief20-16.5 mm
Exit Pupil4-1.3 mm
Length14.8 inches
Weight47.1 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 Diameter80 mm
Linear Field of View105-51 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View2-1 degrees
Close Focus22 feet
Eye Relief20-16.5 mm
Exit Pupil4-1.3 mm
Length14.8 inches
Weight47.1 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality! Worth the Money! Bought my spotting scope last year as my first big purchase into optics for hunting. Very happy with my purchase. The price was very reasonable and the quality of glass is uncompareable to another lower priced spotting scopes. Clarity at maxed zoom Is not darkened or distorted. Very happy with my purchase. I even compared this scope to my buddies Razor spotting scope and the difference was minuscule. Keep in mind if you want to do a lot of glassing with a window mount you may want the straight scope. I bought the angled scope so when your using a tripod in the mountains it's a little easier on your neck looking around. BUY THIS SCOPE!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy this junk preiod Spotting scope works great at 20*40 but at 60 like looking through glass with water on it. Sent it back in for repair or replace you know that life time warranty bs yea right, and they sent it back no change no problem found, I let 4 other shooters at the range try it, all said the same thing at 20 and 40 good to go but at 60 its messed up. But not to worry, I work at a gun shop full time and at a range part time I will give Vortex better service than they gave me, by relating this experience to all my customers when they ask what not to buy.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good value I bought it last summer as an upgrade from my previous spotting scope. Didn't have money to buy a top of the line model, so tried to find one to get the best bang for my buck. The warranty was definitely a large selling point. One draw back is when getting into the top 1/3 or so of magnification range. It gets blurry and am unable to fine tune it to see clearly. I can tell if its a "big" buck/bull but am unable to accurately field score it unless it is close enough to use the lower magnification levels. I love the angled eye piece, so happy I went that route and also the larger objective for early mornings and late evenings.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great field glass that doesn't break the bank. While this doesn't compare to the Viper HD line these give the best bang for the buck when compared to other spotting scopes of this price range. I've used Vortex, Swavoski, Kowia, and others on firing lines out to 1000m in competitive shooting and this one is as good as any of them on a bright sunny day at the range. I have also used this scope glassing for Elk, Deer, Antelope, and Javalina and it works good for that though in low light the higher end Viper's better coatings allow more light and contrast for seeing through glare and shadow when looking for animals.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best warranty ever This dimondback spotting scope was my first Vortex product, I got it used off Craigslist and within the first year of having it the wind blew it over while I was hunting in the backcountry and cracked the lens. I went on to the vortex website and filled out the warranty forms and mailed it to them and within a couple weeks I had my spotting scope back with now Crack in it. It's nice to see a company that will stand behind there products 100% without proof of purchase I am switching all my optics over to Vortexs.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vastly exceeded my expectations! I bought this to use as a spotting scope for archery, and it works better than any that I have ever used! The view is crisp and clean, and the focus works fantastically. As a test when I got this scope, I decided to point it at the brightest star in the sky, to see if I could focus on something that far out. Turns out, I found Jupiter! You could clearly see the planet with 4 of its moons. Recently, I decided to look for Saturn, since the orbits were more or less aligned and after some searching, I found it! I was pretty skeptical about being able to view something so far out, but you could clearly see that it was Saturn and its rings! I would recommend this scope to anyone as it has so many great uses! I would add photos of my stargazing adventures, but I would have to search my phone for them :p.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love this Scope! I use this spotting scope in Eastern Oregon for spotting elk and mule deer and I was blown away by the quality of the optics. The picture is flawless and clear. I often spot and identify elk a over 2 miles in even low light conditions. I can sit on the porch of my house and spot bucks on a mountainside 4 miles away. For the money this scope has far exceeded my expectations. And the warranty snd service are as good as advertised. Vortex is very responsive.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great spotting scope, great price! This spotting scope is awesome! I've used it for deer, elk, and Barbary sheep hunting. Never had an issue! Definitely a good spotting scope if you're on a budget! The warranty Vortex offers is amazing! I dropped this on a deer hunt and scratched the lense pretty good and sent it off and within 8 days of shipping it to Vortex I had it back! I own a few Vortex scopes and binoculars as well and they are all awesome! I will never buy another brand of optics.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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On the angled version can you rotate the back part down or sideways so that you don't have to stand up to see out of it?
Asked by: Phantom
The entire spotting scope will rotate in the ring that attaches the tripod mount so you can rotate it to the side or downward.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

How far away can you see a bullet hole in a black target?
Asked by: Tom
300m with 6" shoot and see targets - .308 or 6.5x55SE holes
Answered by: Tarponhead
Date published: 2017-08-06

Can a reticle be added to this?
Asked by: TC
Why not vortex? Shooting world is crying out for reticles in spotting scopes that don't cost 3k+
Answered by: anonymous
Date published: 2017-09-22

Can you get a camera adapter?
Asked by: TinTown
We do not offer any digital camera adapters, but www.phoneskope.com makes some very nice adapters for phones.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-22
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality! Worth the Money! Bought my spotting scope last year as my first big purchase into optics for hunting. Very happy with my purchase. The price was very reasonable and the quality of glass is uncompareable to another lower priced spotting scopes. Clarity at maxed zoom Is not darkened or distorted. Very happy with my purchase. I even compared this scope to my buddies Razor spotting scope and the difference was minuscule. Keep in mind if you want to do a lot of glassing with a window mount you may want the straight scope. I bought the angled scope so when your using a tripod in the mountains it's a little easier on your neck looking around. BUY THIS SCOPE!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good value I bought it last summer as an upgrade from my previous spotting scope. Didn't have money to buy a top of the line model, so tried to find one to get the best bang for my buck. The warranty was definitely a large selling point. One draw back is when getting into the top 1/3 or so of magnification range. It gets blurry and am unable to fine tune it to see clearly. I can tell if its a "big" buck/bull but am unable to accurately field score it unless it is close enough to use the lower magnification levels. I love the angled eye piece, so happy I went that route and also the larger objective for early mornings and late evenings.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great field glass that doesn't break the bank. While this doesn't compare to the Viper HD line these give the best bang for the buck when compared to other spotting scopes of this price range. I've used Vortex, Swavoski, Kowia, and others on firing lines out to 1000m in competitive shooting and this one is as good as any of them on a bright sunny day at the range. I have also used this scope glassing for Elk, Deer, Antelope, and Javalina and it works good for that though in low light the higher end Viper's better coatings allow more light and contrast for seeing through glare and shadow when looking for animals.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy this junk preiod Spotting scope works great at 20*40 but at 60 like looking through glass with water on it. Sent it back in for repair or replace you know that life time warranty bs yea right, and they sent it back no change no problem found, I let 4 other shooters at the range try it, all said the same thing at 20 and 40 good to go but at 60 its messed up. But not to worry, I work at a gun shop full time and at a range part time I will give Vortex better service than they gave me, by relating this experience to all my customers when they ask what not to buy.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best warranty ever This dimondback spotting scope was my first Vortex product, I got it used off Craigslist and within the first year of having it the wind blew it over while I was hunting in the backcountry and cracked the lens. I went on to the vortex website and filled out the warranty forms and mailed it to them and within a couple weeks I had my spotting scope back with now Crack in it. It's nice to see a company that will stand behind there products 100% without proof of purchase I am switching all my optics over to Vortexs.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love this Scope! I use this spotting scope in Eastern Oregon for spotting elk and mule deer and I was blown away by the quality of the optics. The picture is flawless and clear. I often spot and identify elk a over 2 miles in even low light conditions. I can sit on the porch of my house and spot bucks on a mountainside 4 miles away. For the money this scope has far exceeded my expectations. And the warranty snd service are as good as advertised. Vortex is very responsive.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great spotting scope, great price! This spotting scope is awesome! I've used it for deer, elk, and Barbary sheep hunting. Never had an issue! Definitely a good spotting scope if you're on a budget! The warranty Vortex offers is amazing! I dropped this on a deer hunt and scratched the lense pretty good and sent it off and within 8 days of shipping it to Vortex I had it back! I own a few Vortex scopes and binoculars as well and they are all awesome! I will never buy another brand of optics.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope and unbeatable warranty I have had my scope about 18 months now and it is great for checking out distant game before committing to a stalk, and on the range I can see the holes in the target at 300 yards, even from my 17fireball. The warranty is everything they say it is. I dropped the scope while trying to install it on a tripod a couple weeks ago. I shipped it back to vortex and today I received a new scope, no charge and no questions. You can't beat that for service.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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