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MSRP: $479.99
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Diamondback HP 4-16x42 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 202.
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Diamondback® HP 4-16x42 Riflescope

The Diamondback® HP (High Performance) riflescope offers a full-on array of features that discerning hunters are sure to appreciate. Optically, these scopes hit the proverbial mark. XD extra-low dispersion glass increases resolution and color fidelity while XR fully multi-coated lenses maximize every minute of shooting light. The side focus/parallax adjustment is easily accessible while keeping a trim profile and allowing optimal mounting height. And, with a 4x zoom range, the Diamondback® HP offers highly versatile magnification.

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting




VIP Warranty XD Lens Elements XR Coatings Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification4-16 x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View23.8-6.1 feet/100 yards
Tube Size1-inch
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation15 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment80 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment80 MOA
Parallax Setting30 yards to infinity
Length12.5 inches
Weight18 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • 4-inch sunshade
  • Protective lens caps
  • Lens cloth

Optical Features

XD™ Lens Elements Extra-low dispersion (XD) glass increases resolution and color fidelity, resulting in crisp, sharp images.
XR™ Fully Multi-Coated Proprietary coatings increase 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.
Side Focus Adjustment located on riflescope's left side and is easily accessible from shooting position. Provides optimal image focus and parallax removal.

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.
Magnification4-16 x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View23.8-6.1 feet/100 yards
Tube Size1-inch
Turret StyleCapped
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation15 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment80 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment80 MOA
Parallax Setting30 yards to infinity
Length12.5 inches
Weight18 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Diamondback HP 4-16x42 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
12.5 1.9 1.9 5.2 3.7 3.6
Heights
H1 H2
2.0 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 HP 4-16x42 with 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 Big BANG for your Buck! I recently put this scope on a 6.8 spc AR build. 16x might be a little over kill but I love it. You can crank up all the way to 16x and this glass is clear. Planning on using this set up for deer this year and probably some coyotes too. With the range of this scope I should be able to reach out and touch some fur with ease. I would easily compare this scope to some higher end glass. With Vortex you get a lot more for the money you spend. Capped turrets are nice and they are easy to adjust. Didn't take long to zero it in to my rifle and has been holding its zero. You won't be disappointed with this purchase.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an awesome scope, highly recommended I recently purchased this scope for a Remington 700 SPS Tactical .223 rifle. I have been playing around with doing some long range shooting and wanted a scope that offered a little different type of BDC reticle other than the usual BDC circles. The hash marks offered in the Dead Hold reticle work very well for MOA hold overs and windage adjustments quickly and accurately. The 4-16x gives me plenty of zoom for 500 plus yards and the clarity of the sight picture is awesome. I would highly recommend this scope for not only long range shooting but as a hunting optic as well. Very tough built scope combined with the anti fog and light gathering lenses makes it great for hunting as well.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Diamondback HP 4-16x42 is an excellent riflescope I have been using the Diamondback hp 4-16 x 42 riflescope for about 12 months. I am extremely happy with this product. For the price point I have not seen better or clearer glass. From 4 x through 16 x the image remain completely clear and focused. I have the scope mounted on a Tikka t3 Lite Stainless in 3006. I would highly recommend this scope. Also you can not beat the Vortex warranty. I use the scope to hunt moose. The only part of the scope I am not sure of is the accuracy of the parallax adjustment. I played with it over several distances and ended up setting it on 100 yards where it remains.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product!! I didn't know much about vortex until last year my fiance bout me a new 270 and had the vortex diamond back 4x16x42 put on it. I have a few different rifles with either Leopold or Nikon glass on them and the vortex is every bit as good or better than all of them. I got the gun rite before Christmas 2016 sighted it in and it's held dead nuts zero ever since and that's going up and down several ladder stands and bouncing around in the truck and on the ranger. People swear by some of these companies that have been around longer and charge more but for my money I don't think I'll ever but another brand optic. I also have to pair of their binoculars that I am 100 percent happy with as well.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely no complaints Bought this as a third attempt to find an affordable scope that would do the things I needed it for on my new AR last summer. Tried cheaper. Bad plan. Had minimal hopes for this, was pleasantly surprised. Actually bought it hoping it would be good enough to tolerate until I could save enough money for HIGH END. Well, now I don't need high end, this is more than enough scope for my purposes. Been contemplating replacing a HIGH END scope on my deer rifle with one of these as my eyes aren't what they were and I truly enjoy the extra magnification.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing scope for such a low price! Can't be beat. I have had this scope for a little over two years now, it has migrated from a .300AAC Blackout, to a .17HMR, and recently onto my Remington Ultimate Muzzleloader. Having the ability to reset the zero at will makes it perfect for this task of breaking in new rifles before I buy a permanent scope for that firearm, allowing me to decide if I want something different or not. Clarity, magnification from 4-16, and good light gathering makes range days and even hunting a breeze, and the durability and Vortex warranty makes it a no brainer....
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best scope in any price range. Period. I first tried Vortex last year after a Leupold scope failed me with drifting crosshairs on a cold weather Colorado elk hunt. I am a meat hunter, so that is just unacceptable to say the least. I heard and read good things, so after my hunt I picked up a 3-12 Diamondback HP and mounted it on a Remington 700 in 270 Win to check it out. Flawless, awesome quality, user-friendly and uncluttered BDC, awesome parallax and eye relief adjustment, smooth articulating power adjustment and just ultra clear. Super rugged, especially in dual dovetail mounts. So I stepped up and put a 4-16HP on on a Howa 1500 in 7mm-08 and it worked just as well. So I finally mounted another on my primary elk rifle, a Winchester M70 Featherweight in 270WSM. I am now officially a Vortex guy. If you are going to put a scope to its intended use, you simply cannot go wrong.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performed as expected I could not get the scope to hold a zero. Took it back and though I mounted it incorrectly they replaced the scope. Mounted it again and it did what I expected it to do. Held zero and tracked properly too.
Date published: 2017-07-31
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how far can it zoom an still be very clear and provide a good shot

Asked by: Tskdkcs
Thanks for the question! There are a lot of variables that go in to your question. Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext. 5 and we would be happy to discuss this with you!
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-14

I have a Remington 700 308win just bought a Vortex 4-16x42 Dead Hold BDC. What height of scope ring do I need to buy. Just purchased a Ruger Precision 308Win & buying a Vortex product 6-24x50 HS LR XLR what height of scope height you recommend?

Asked by: Bert65
Thanks for the question! We would need to know what exact scope you have in order to make the proper recommendation. Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext. 5 and we can help you out!
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-13

I have a Remington model 700 and I want to put a diamondback hp 4-16-42 what kind of mounting rings should I use 

Asked by: Coyote
Thanks for the question! Our rings do require that you have either a Weaver Base or a 1-piece Picatinny rail on your Remington 700 to mount to. If you have one of those, I would recommend going with a set of our 1" Pro Rings-Medium for your setup.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-15

Would this be a good fit for my semi auto 30-06 some of the revies talk about it being to much recoil but everywhere i look online they recomend this as a top choice for a 30-06?

Asked by: Clayton
Thanks for the question! This would be a great fit for your setup!
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-05

I recently purchased this scope to mount on a weatherby vanguard in 300 win mag? Will this scope be sufficient?

Asked by: aztb5
Thanks for the question! This scope is a great choice for your setup!
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-10

Which mount and r89ngs would be recommended for a Savage Model 99 in 300 Savage

Asked by: Jingles
Please give us a call at 800-426-0048 Ext. 5 so we can find out a little more about your setup, thanks!
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-08

Hi, which mounts do you recommend for a Ruger Ranch rifle ?

Asked by: Johnny
Thanks for the question! I recommend a set of our 1 inch Pro Rings medium height - http://vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-pro-1-inch-riflescope-rings-medium-height
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-02

I bought a Dimondback HP 4-16x42, I plan on mounting it on a Rem.700 30-06. any recomendations would be greatly appreciated. mounts and rings?

Asked by: Tom p
I recommend a one piece picatinny rail from EGW guns and a set of our 1 inch Pro Rings .88" height for your setup.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-09-24
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