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SKU: DBK-10021
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MSRP: $429.00
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Diamondback HP 4-16x42 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 151.
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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 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 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 High end performance without high end cost I have a few of the Diamondback HP 4-16x42 scopes and they are one of my absolute favorite pieces of glass. The clarity of glass and features that are packed into this price point of scope is down right awesome! Right now I have one on a 7mm Rem Mag bolt gun and another on a 223 Wylde 24" custom AR build. Both have held zero without issue and I have found the side focus parallax adjustment to be accurate and repeatable. The glass is clear at all magnifications and edge to edge clarity in my opinion is above average in this price point. The 4" sun shade is also a great added bonus. I would recommend this scope to anyone that wants to experience good glass without breaking the bank. The Diamondback HP scopes are just simply hard to beat for the money.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Is this scope used more for long range shooting? 

Asked by: Nosk12
The Diamondback HP can be used for long range shooting or hunting.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-16

Thinking of using this scope on a Sig 716 w/ an American Defense detachable mount. Would this be a good choice or one w/ a 30mm tube, if so which ones under 0?

Asked by: Curt63
This scope would work great on your rifle.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-13

WHAT ALL COMES IN THE BOX WITH THIS SCOPE? THANKS!

Asked by: MPC10105
You will get a 4" sunshade, protective lens covers, and a lens cloth in the box with the Diamondback HP.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-02-06

Mike at Vortex Why do you recommend a  picatinny rail vs no rail?   Pros and cons.   Thanks

Asked by: Five toes
A picatinny rail allows for more flexibility in mounting your scope, also if your rifle has any misalignment in the holes drilled into the receiver your rail will take the pressure of not being straight instead of the optic.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-01-19

Will 1in. Hunter rings medium height be okay to mount diamondback hp 4-16×42 to ruger american 243.

Asked by: Ahalling5
I recommend the medium height Pro Rings for your setup, they would be a better option than the Hunter Rings.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-01-04

Thinking of putting a Diammondback HP 4-16×42 on my new Ruger American predator in 308 win. Please recommend scope rings and appropriate height. Thanks.

Asked by: Pug guy
I recommend our Precision Matched 1" height or our 1 inch Pro Rings in low height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-01-02

I am mounting a Diamondback HP 4-16X42 on a Savage model 93 BTVSS 22 Magnum using the 2 piece cross slot mounts that cam mounted on the rifle.  What rings do you recommend for this setup?  This is the thumbhole stock model

Asked by: JanB
A set of our medium height 1 inch Pro Rings will work well on your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-01-02

What  mount and style and height of rings would you recommend when mounting the Diamondback HP 4-16x42 onto a Sauer 100 classic in 300 win mag?

Asked by: JD36
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail and a set of our medium height 1" Pro Rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-26
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