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MSRP: $429.00
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Diamondback HP 4-16x42 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 150.
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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
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

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.

V-Plex (MOA) Reticle

A popular all-purpose hunting reticle intended for a wide variety of hunting applications.

Subtension detail for the the Diamondback HP 4-16x42 with V-Plex reticle. >

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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its awesome! I bought my son a Vortex scope for Christmas and he loved it. So I thought why not me! I mounted my Vortex scope on a 6.5 Creedmoor rifle and have found the scope to be outstanding. After bore sighting the rifle and scope, both were grouping right on after four rounds. It's a great scope for the money! Couldn't be happier with my Diamondback!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look No Further... My 3rd Diamondback (and NOT the last) & NO disappointments. Mounted it on my .25-45 Sharps for the upcoming winter coyote season in AZ. The clarity, precision adjustments (shot the 'box' & returned to zero w/NO problems), VIP warranty, & overall quality for a scope in this price range just can't be beat. In addition, my hat is off to Vortex for their Military/Veteran/LE discount program - us Vets appreciate it. This company rocks...!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed Thought I would try some less expensive glass on some 22' s and 17's with no recoil. Cabelas promoted the vortex, so I bought a few in the 4x12 and 4x16. One failed within a month, reticle turned with variable power knob. Vortex was very good about replacement, however, new replacement right out of the box, the side focus does not work. Not a bad glass for the price, but I expected better product quality with the recommendation of the retailer
Date published: 2017-08-04
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I am going to put this scope on a Ruger American 300 Win mag. Which rings would you recommend? The gun came equipped with the Picattiny type rail.

Asked by: BA4X4
A set of our medium height 1 inch Pro Rings will fit your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-07

if i put a 20 moa base will i have a problem zeroing rifle at 100-200 yards. looking at egw 20 moa base for stainless steel savage axis in 6.5 creedmoor with medium rings. going to primarily hunt 300 yards or less but might take long shots for fun.

Asked by: bigfishmike
No, you should have plenty of adjustment to get zeroed at 100 or 200 yards.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-05

What rings would you recommend for this scope on a Remington 4700 30-06

Asked by: OregonKrav
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail and a set of our 1 inch medium height Pro Rings.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-04

Most of my shooting is done with out sun interferance. Does the sun shield add anything in these conditions.

Asked by: 1Hunter2
If you are not worried about glare, the sun shade would not be necessary.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-28

What rings would you recommend for a Remington 700 BDL?

Asked by: PT65
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our 1 inch Precision Matched Rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-25

Does the Vortex Defender Sunshade O-44 also fit the sunshade extension OR is it expected that using the sunshade requires the removal of the flip cap 1st? My scope is a 4-16x42 DiamonbackHP sitting on a CVP-1 Mount.

Asked by: RTB2
The Defender Flip Cap will fit on the sunshade as it is the same outside diameter as the scope.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-17

What are the correct sizes of your Vortex Defender Flip Cap front and rear for my new Diamondback HP 4-16x42?

Asked by: RTB2
Sizes E-10 and O-44 will fit your scope.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-16

Can this handle 338 lapua magnum recoil?

Asked by: Bunchie
Yes, it will handle the recoil of a .338 Lapua Magnum, we recommend using a good quality set of rings torqued to our specs of 15-18 inch pounds with no Loctite.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-11-09
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