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Diamondback 3.5-10x50

Dead-Hold BDC Reticle | 1 Inch Tube

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SKU: DBK-03-BDC
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MSRP: $319.99
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Diamondback 3.5-10x50 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 49.
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Diamondback® 3.5-10x50 Riflescope

The Diamondback® — loaded with features! First, the solid one-piece aircraft-grade aluminum alloy construction makes the Diamondback® riflescope virtually indestructible and highly resistant to magnum recoil. Argon purging puts waterproof and fogproof performance on the agenda, and advanced fully multi-coated optics raise an eyebrow when crystal clear, tack-sharp images appear in the crosshairs. Look for all this and more in a riflescope you'd expect to cost quite a bit more-but doesn't. We can live with that.

  • 3.5-10x50 riflescope is ideal for big game, predator/varmint, muzzleloader, slug shotgun, and long range applications.
  • Dead-Hold BDC reticle has a customized design that helps eliminate guesswork on hold-over and windage corrections. Good for any hunting or shooting at varying ranges where estimating hold-over would be a concern.



VIP Warranty Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification3.5-10 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief3.3 inches
Field of View35.8-13.5 feet/100 yards
Tube Size1 inch
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation15 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment65 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment65 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length12.5 inches
Weight16.2 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Removable lens covers
  • Lens cloth

Optical Features

Fully Multi-Coated Increases light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Second Focal Plane Reticle Scale of reticle maintains the same ideally-sized appearance. Listed reticle subtensions used for estimating range, holdover and wind drift correction are accurate at the highest magnification.

Construction Features

Tube Size 1-inch diameter.
Single-Piece Tube Maximizes alignment for improved accuracy and optimum visual performance, as well as ensures strength and waterproofness.
Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Constructed from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum for strength and rigidity.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the riflescope for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
Hard Anodized Finish Highly durable low-glare matte finish helps camouflage the shooter's position.
Precision-Glide Erector System Uses premium components in the zoom lens mechanism to ensure smooth magnification changes under the harshest conditions.
Capped Reset Turrets Allow re-indexing of the turret to zero after sighting in the riflescope. Caps provide external protection for turret.

Internal Mechanism Design Features

Precision-Glide Erector System Uses premium components in the zoom lens mechanism to ensure smooth magnification changes under the harshest conditions.

Convenience Features

Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
Magnification3.5-10 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief3.3 inches
Field of View35.8-13.5 feet/100 yards
Tube Size1 inch
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation15 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment65 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment65 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length12.5 inches
Weight16.2 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Diamondback 3.5-10x50 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
12.5 2.0 2.1 5.4 3.9 3.1
Heights
H1 H2
2.29 1.69

Dimensions measured in inches.

Dead-Hold BDC Reticle

Customized dot design helps eliminate guesswork on holdover and windage corrections. Good for hunting/shooting at varying ranges where estimating holdover is a concern.

Subtension detail for the Diamondback 3.5-10x50 Dead-Hold BDC Reticle. >

Note
Read the Dead-Hold BDC Reticle manual for details on using the reticle for bullet drop compensation and wind drift compensation and ranging.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from On a budget and want a top of the line hunting scope I purchased this scope to see if vortex optics were as good as I have been hearing before I spend the money for a Viper HS LR for my Remington 700 308 varmint rifle for long range bench shooting. Bought it on sale at P A and to tell you the truth for the price I did not expect much at all. You know as well as I you get what you pay for but in this case I am amazed at the clarity and quality of the scope if it had the XLR reticle I would leave it on the rifle but boy I am really looking forward to purchasing the Viper HS LR with the XLR reticle moor than ever. Verry impresed with this diamond back scope and will put it on my 7mm Mauser for hunting. Jeff Fitzpatrick
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blown Away! I bought this scope to compliment my Mossberg Patriot 30-06. I've always heard about the quality of Vortex products, but never experienced them personally. I'm completely blown away by the craftsmanship and clarity this scope provides, at such a reasonable price. Even side by side, this thing blows away mich higher priced scopes from Nikon, Leupold etc. It's hard to imagine how I ever went without this thing! I've only had the opportunity to take this scope to the range, but I'm looking forward to Elk season to put this thing to the ultimate test. Thanks for the phenomenal product Vortex. I'm new to your products, but already can't see myself going with anything less.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Scope I've Ever Bought! I bought this scope in Summer 2015. I read a lot of reviews and even took training about Vortex from the retailer I am employed at. I couldn't believe how everything I learned was actually 100% true about Vortex. This scope was unbelievable! The clarity was spectacular and once the scope was zeroed in it never got off center despite my numerous attempts to purposely do so; meaning that this scope can take a beating and still be completely on target! Also the light absorption allowed me to stay in my treestand another 10-15mins longer than my dad and brother who had scoped by other competitors. I'm completely sold on Vortex and their Optics and I plan to be a lifetime customer!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Scope for the Money Great lightweight scope with an excellent reticle and fantastic glass for the money. This scope sat on my 30-06 for a few years until I was in a position to upgrade a few product lines (obviously still staying with Vortex though!). A friend then bought it off me after using it on a hunt as he wanted to replace his more expensive scope from another manufacturer with it! I hunted a wide variety of climates and locations with this scope and it never let me down. Only complaint was that the eye relief was a little tight for my preferences however you still won't find a better scope at this price.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Diamondback 3.5-10x50 I have two of these, one on a 7mm-08 Remington mountain rifle and one on a Kimber Montana in .300wsm. They hold zero, track well and have survived multiple falls and bumps on sheep and caribou hunts with no issues. Clarity is good for this price range and the BDC hashmarks work as advertised. In fact the 7mm-08 is so close to the drops with the loads I use it might as well be build just for it. T high power I experience a little clarity loss around the edges of my field of view, but the center is always clear. I would recommend these scopes as great value for the money.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing! I bought this scope in January and put it on a Remington model 700. This is my first vortex scope, and I've been blown away at the quality of it. It is by far the best scope I own, and has completely blown away my expectations of what I thought I was getting at this price point. It is very crisp inmage, and extremely good in low light. It is safe to say I won't be buying Leopold's or Nikon's anymore. I'm all in on vortex! Thanks for a superior product at a great price!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex never disappoints After much debate i decided to go with the Diamondback 3.5-10 riflescope for my new .223 that i will mostly use for coyote, varmint hunting. I am very impressed with this scope. Far brighter and clearer that the Nikon and other scopes in the price range. With the LRBC to follow it, you put your exact bullet information in and it gives you your market on your BDC reticle. Last but not least, the vortex warranty is outstanding.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pick for a 300WM Bought this for a Remington 770 in 300 Win Mag that kicks like an absolute mule. The added eye relief was what sold me on this scope but once I put it on I knew it was another quality Vortex product.
Date published: 2017-11-08
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What rings should I use for a Ruger Precision, generation 2 5.6 Creedmoor using a Votex Diamondback scope?

Asked by: Maty
I recommend using our 1 inch Sport Cantilever Mount to get proper height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-01-16

What is the exit pupil for the 3.5-10x50?

Asked by: Chuck
Exit pupil is a measurement that is used commonly in binoculars to determine what size of binoculars would work well in low light. Exit Pupil is measured by dividing the objective lens size in mm by the magnification. The problem with using this measurement in riflescopes is that when you change the focal length of the scope it will change that number, so for example changing the diopter will change the focal length or if you are not the exact same distance from the scope it would change it. Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5 if you would like to discuss this further.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-26

What scope ring application would you recommend for the Diamondback 3.5-10x50mm going on a Savage 17wsm stainless heavy barrel for best adjustability and performance?

Asked by: RYAN
I would go with a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 1 inch Pro Rings in high height for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-18

I have 3.5-10x50mm DBK-M-03P Diamondback Scope that I wanted to put on my Remington 783 300 Win Mag.  Would I use the Vortex Viper High rings or even the Vortex Pro High rings?  Is that correct or is that higher than what I need?  Please advise.   Thanks

Asked by: TrueNorth
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 1 inch Pro Rings in high height for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-15

What scope rings would you recommend for a Remington 700P LTR .308? short pro rings?

Asked by: Dannyboy
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and the medium height Pro Rings.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-06

Is there a throw lever for the 3.5-10x50? If not what brand/diameter do you recommend?

Asked by: Jammers1971
We do not make one, but our friends at www.mkmachining.com make one that would fit your scope.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-04

I just ordered Vortex Optics DBK-03-BDC Diamondback Riflescope, Black, 3.5-10x50mm what height of rings is required. I have a tikka t3 lite

Asked by: bobby
I would go with a 1 piece picatinny rail and a set of our 1 inch high height Pro Rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-20

I just ordered a Diamondback 3.5-10x50 for my Browning X Bolt Hunter chambered in .25-06...what scope mount/rings should I get for this setup?

Asked by: w44dodge
I would recommend going with a one piece picatinny base from egwguns.com and then a set of our medium height Pro Rings.
Answered by: Jon S.
Date published: 2017-11-08
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