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MSRP: $379.99
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Diamondback Tactical 3-9x40 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9.
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Diamondback® Tactical 3-9x40 Riflescope

Exposed tactical turrets built for dialing elevation and windage allow quick and precise bullet drop and wind drift compensation at extended ranges. When we say precise—we mean it. These turrets track better than any Bloodhound and reliably return to zero every time. A zero-reset feature lets you re-index the zero reference marks on both turrets after sight in, while fiber optic rotation indicators integrated into the turrets provide a visual cue of your turret’s position.

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting




Magnification3-9 x
Objective Lens Diameter40 mm
Eye Relief3.9 inches
Field of View33.7-11.3 feet/100 yards
Tube Size1 Inch
Turret StyleTactical
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment80 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment80 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length12.5 inches
Weight15.9 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Lens Covers
  • Lens Cloth
  • Tools

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.
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 Nitrogen 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.
Exposed Tactical Turrets The Diamondback® Tactical scopes feature tactical windage and elevation turrets with Zero Reset making adjustments back to zero easy and quick.

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.
Fiber Optic Radius Bar The patented fiber optic Radius Bar visually assists tracking turret rotations.
Magnification Rib The raised rib on the magnification ring facilitates fast magnification changes in the heat of action.
Magnification3-9 x
Objective Lens Diameter40 mm
Eye Relief3.9 inches
Field of View33.7-11.3 feet/100 yards
Tube Size1 Inch
Turret StyleTactical
Adjustment Graduation1/4 MOA
Travel per Rotation12 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment80 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment80 MOA
Parallax Setting100 yards
Length12.5 inches
Weight15.9 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

Diamondback Tactical 3-9x40 Dimensions

Lengths
L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6
12.5 1.8 2.2 5.3 3.6 3.6
Heights
H1 H2
1.86 1.58

Dimensions measured in inches.

VMR-1 Reticle

Designed to maximize long distance shooting and ranging abilities, the VMR-1 MOA reticle can be used to effectively determine ranges, holdovers, windage corrections and moving target leads.

Subtension detail for the Diamondback Tactical 3-9x40 with VMR-1 reticle.>

Note
Read the VMR-1 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 The easiest scope to sight in. I purchased a vortex diamondback tactical scope on Black Friday 2016. I sighted it in at 50 yards because I was having trouble getting my other scopes on paper. At that range I held three round high and left at 1:00. After I made my adjustments, I fired 3 more rounds and was dead on. I moved my target back to 100 yards I fired my second group. Still right where I wanted it. I made my second adjustment to be two inches high at 100. Needless to say I filled my tags in the first week of rifle season. I am very happy with Vortex scopes. I plan on buying more to replace the scopes I have on my other rifles. Thank you Vortex for a great product.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely worth it! Bought a Savage Model 11 T in .233Rem. It came with a Nikon 3-9x40 BDC Scope. Took the Rifle Coyote hunting 2 weeks ago. With Winchester Silvertip 55gr I achieved a group of 1.56IN at 50M. I didn't get a shot that weekend on a yote. But I knew the gun was better. I ordered the Diamondback Tactical w/ VMR-1 Reticle. Today with crud weather conditions and same ammo, Winchester Silvertip 55gr, my 50M zero was tighter than a dime. My group at 100M was 0.78IN. There isn't a safe coyote in the county now. The scope was effortless to zero. And I have no doubt that this gun/round/scope package is the best I have in my safe. I absolutely love it.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Deer scope I've owned! Best and crisp lens, been beaten around in the woods and still holds it Zero. Vortex for life.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the price. Good for the price. Not as clear as the Vipers that I have. I like the turrets. Easy to read.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product robust and takes a beating Use this on my deer rifle great scope and easy to use.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I finally found my perfect scope! Last week I bought an ISSC SPA TAU .22 lr and since it had quite a price tag I decided to buy a decent scope for it. I settled for this scope after reading many reviews and talking with a local dealer about it. Only after I bought this scope I realzied how perfectly it fits to my needs. You see, being a European it's a real pain calculating with MILS and MOA - even worse if you've got a Mildot-reticle and MOA-turrets on one scope. Translating all these measurements to meaninful metric numbers drives me nuts. Now it's all very easy with this scope since it has a MOA-reticle and MOA-turrets. Now I 'm just picking a distance for zeroing the rifle (e.g. 70 meters) and whenever I need to shoot to, say 100 Meters I just use the maximum magnification and measure in MOA the new POI and with the MOA-turrets i simply dial in the correction and note it in my dope book. No need for headache-calculations anymore!
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked at 1000 yards! Used this at a long ranged shooting class. The turrets made dialing 1000 yards quick and simple. Target was an 18 inch silhouette target. Once I dialed in, got 3 out of 5 shots. Rifle was just a basic Ruger American. When asked to switch to the 660 yard challenge target (8 inch) made the turret adjustment and hit on the first shot. Awesome!
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boy is this thing a nice piece of a scope Tis scope has gotten me many many deers. I wood definitwy buy tis ting agin. Sineing off, Cal Ham.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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will this scope handle 300 win mag recoil?

Asked by: mariano
Yes, it will handle the recoil as long as you mount it in a good quality set of rings at 15-18 inch pounds with no Loctite.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-10-24

What would you recommend for mounting this to a PTR-91 with the stock fixed front sight?

Asked by: Chris
You will want a picatinny rail and a set of our 1 inch Pro Rings in medium height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-21

I would like to know what type of Mount would you recommend mounting this onto a Mossberg MVP Patrol Ranch Rifle .308 (It has rifle sights)

Asked by: gonzo75
I would go with a set of our 1 inch Pro Rings in low height for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-15

I would like to know what type of Mount would you recommend mounting this onto a Mossberg MVP LC .308

Asked by: Snow1945
I recommend our Precision Matched 1 inch rings or our Viper 1 inch low rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-09-14

Curious about purchasing the scope but would like to know what type of Mount would you recommend mounting this onto a scar 17s

Asked by: Rudeman
I recommend our Viper 1 inch cantilever mount to get proper mounting height.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-08-14

What rings and rail do you recommend for CZ 455 with Diamondback 2-7x35 rimfire scope? Please be very specific.
Asked by: Dylan
I recommend a 1 piece picatinny rail from www.egwguns.com and a set of our Viper 1 inch low rings for your setup.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

I'm sure it's set it somewhere but I couldn't seem to find it is the scope first or second focal plane?
Asked by: Ubernoob
This is a second focal plane scope.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

can the diamondback tactical 3-9x40 handle a 12 gauge shotguns recoil?
Asked by: Sterny
Yes, it will handle the recoil of your shotgun very well.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The easiest scope to sight in. I purchased a vortex diamondback tactical scope on Black Friday 2016. I sighted it in at 50 yards because I was having trouble getting my other scopes on paper. At that range I held three round high and left at 1:00. After I made my adjustments, I fired 3 more rounds and was dead on. I moved my target back to 100 yards I fired my second group. Still right where I wanted it. I made my second adjustment to be two inches high at 100. Needless to say I filled my tags in the first week of rifle season. I am very happy with Vortex scopes. I plan on buying more to replace the scopes I have on my other rifles. Thank you Vortex for a great product.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely worth it! Bought a Savage Model 11 T in .233Rem. It came with a Nikon 3-9x40 BDC Scope. Took the Rifle Coyote hunting 2 weeks ago. With Winchester Silvertip 55gr I achieved a group of 1.56IN at 50M. I didn't get a shot that weekend on a yote. But I knew the gun was better. I ordered the Diamondback Tactical w/ VMR-1 Reticle. Today with crud weather conditions and same ammo, Winchester Silvertip 55gr, my 50M zero was tighter than a dime. My group at 100M was 0.78IN. There isn't a safe coyote in the county now. The scope was effortless to zero. And I have no doubt that this gun/round/scope package is the best I have in my safe. I absolutely love it.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would so definitely buy this again it is awsome I use this scope for deer and coyote hunting it is the best scope in the world because it comes from a very good company
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boy is this thing a nice piece of a scope Tis scope has gotten me many many deers. I wood definitwy buy tis ting agin. Sineing off, Cal Ham.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the price. Good for the price. Not as clear as the Vipers that I have. I like the turrets. Easy to read.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Deer scope I've owned! Best and crisp lens, been beaten around in the woods and still holds it Zero. Vortex for life.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product robust and takes a beating Use this on my deer rifle great scope and easy to use.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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