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SKU: DBK-10021
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MSRP: $429.00
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Diamondback HP 4-16x42 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7.
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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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Really like the side parallax in a scope at this price point. It's clear and was easy to adapt to my recent 6.5 Grande build.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Customer Service I have been using 4 Vortex Doaimondback scopes on my PCP airguns as detailed below: Diamondback 4-12x40AO BDC Diamondback HP 4-16x42 BDC Diamondback HP 2-8x32 BDC Diamondback 2-7x35 Rimfire All these scopes are working fine except that 2-8x32 does not focus well beyond 70 yards. I am not in US and its difficult to send the replacement scope to my country. Neither can I send the defective scope to the dealer abroad. I discussed this issue with Vortex representatives through e mail and they very generously promised that they dont need the defective scope and they promised to upgrade my scope with a new Diamondback hp 4-16x42 BDC scope. They will deliver this new scope at my friends' place in US from where someone will bring it to me. One of the best customer services I ever have seen. Thank you Vortex. Regards, Umair Bhaur
Date published: 2017-09-05
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 1 out of 5 by from Great features Great optic with bright, clear easy focus eye piece
Date published: 2017-07-28
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I have a Diamondback HP 4-16 x 42 and after zeroing the scope i would like to reset the turrets to zero.  How is that accomplished?

Asked by: Ohester
On page 12 of the manual, you will find the directions on indexing your turret to zero: http://www.vortexoptics.com/uploads/web_manual_rfl_dbk-hp-13a.pdf.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-10

Which of the Sure Fit Rifle Scope Covers will fit this model scope?

Asked by: Ryan
The medium Sure Fit cover will fit your scope.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-11
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