Diamondback HP 2-8x32

Diamondback®
HP 2-8x32

SKU
DBK-HP-2-8X32
Diamondback HP 2-8x32 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 33.
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MSRP $349.99

Overview

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.

Magnification 2-8x
Objective Lens Diameter 32 mm
Eye Relief 4.6 inches
Field of View 41.9-12.2 ft/100 yds
Tube Size 1 inch
Turret Style Capped
Adjustment Graduation 1/4 MOA
Travel Per Rotation 15 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 110 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 110 MOA
Parallax Setting 20 yards to infinity
Length 11.6 inches
Weight 15.9 oz

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Features

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 tube offers a versatile blend of adjustment, size and weight for a wide variety of shooting applications.
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 binocular 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 hard-coat anodization provides a low-glare matte surface and helps camouflage the shooter's position.
Capped Reset Turrets Allow quick re-indexing of the turret (no tool needed) to zero after sighting in the riflescope. Caps provide external protection for turret.
Side Focus Adjustment located on left side of turret housing is easily accessible from shooting position. Provides optimal image focus and parallax removal.

INTERNAL MECHANISM DESIGN FEATURES

Precision-Glide Erector System This system ensures the components in the zoom lens mechanism glide smoothly and cleanly through all magnification ranges.

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Fast Focus Eyepiece Allows quick and easy reticle focusing.

Reticle

Please select Reticle.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect on a .450 Bushmaster When I got my .450 upper, I mounted another brand of scope, set the eye relief, and proceeded to sight it in @ 25yds. First shot produced a half moon above my right eye - didn't realize the recoil & short eye relief were a bad combo on this thumper. So, after a lot of investigation, I bought the HP 2-8x32 with its 4+ inches of eye relief & have been a happy camper ever since. Not only with the long eye relief, but also with the crystal clear clarity, resolution, controls & over all quality. Shooting the 'box', it returned to absolute zero. Hands down - a great scope. Bought a 3-12x42 HP for my .25-45 Sharps upper - can't wait to wring it out!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Overlooked Gem I've had this scope for over a year now on my Aero Precision AR-15, I had a Spark-II on it before (and it was an awesome red dot, Loved it!), But i wanted something with some magnification. Picked this up, and have been in love since. Glass is crystal clear on all magnifications. The parallax adjustment is very nice for eliminating that factor when reaching out father. All-around great scope that is often overlooked for the AR platform. The x2 provides a clear view for close shooting and the x8 makes shooting far fun and easy.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tunnel vision Got this one on a close out deal and glad I did. The glass IS better than the crossfire glass especially in lower light. The colors also seem a bit richer. Pros: price/features/adjustability Cons: 2 power has a tunneling effect. Need to set it at 2.4 to remove the ring you see. Not a big deal but not a 2 power scope with full vision.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Update: Had High Hopes OK, so I sent the scope back to Vortex. It took a few weeks, in fact, a little longer than usual according to their customer service rep. She was extremely apologetic about that when she called me to talk about the scope. She told me that the scope would not be replaced, but rather repaired. I was disappointed, but she also told me that the repair basically made the scope better than new and would likely hold up better than a new one. Hmm, okay, I'll take your word for it. So far, so good, it seems to be holding up fine on my Mini-14. .
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This is more like a 2.4x or 3x on the low end. I just received a 2-8x32 Diamondback HP riflescope that I bought online after trying out the Diamondback 2-7x35 in a store. (They didn't have the 2-8x32 in stock.) On paper it sounded ideal...great glass, great coatings, nice zoom range, and adjustable parallax for close-range shooting with a .22LR. I haven't mounted it yet, so I don't know how well it tracks or holds zero, but I'm disappointed in the quality of the image at the low end of the zoom range. Basically I think Vortex is misrepresenting the scope. It's supposed to be a 2-8x, but when I go wide the maximum field of view is achieved at about 2.4x or so. From there down to 2x the image gets smaller, but the field of view doesn't actually improve. (Instead the whole picture shrinks.) This makes it pointless to go any lower than roughly 2.4x. It would be more honest to call this a 2.4-8x scope and limit the zoom at the point of maximum field of view. Also if I zoom to 8x and adjust the parallax so the image is sharp, then start zooming wider, at 4x the image is still okay, but at 3x the edges are going soft, and at 2x the edges of the image are positively blurry. For a scope that seems intended for use on a hunting rifle, it's kind of pointless to have blurry edges on the zoom setting intended for max field of view--it basically means that there's little point going below 3x for hunting...and if I wanted a scope with a minimum 3x zoom I could have gone with a 3-9x instead of what is effectively a 3-8x. I posted about this on a forum and a few other people mentioned that theirs behaves the same way, so it seems like a design flaw rather than a faulty unit. The place I bought it from doesn't allow returns on optics so I'm kind of stuck with it...hopefully the mechanical bits are worth the price--the fancy glass and coatings don't help when the lens design is bad.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope Fantastic Value This is my second Vortex scope. My first is a Diamondback 1.75x5 mounted on a Ruger American Ranch Rifle in .300 AAC. This one is mounted on a Ruger American Predator in .308. Side by side comparison, there is none, this model is far superior (not knocking the 1.75x5). As great as my Vortex Diamondback is, the Diamondback HP is even gbetter. The clarity of the glass is second to none, the side parallax focus makes dialing in the perfect shot easy and excellent eye relief, all that and a great value. It mates perfectly with the Ruger American Predator. Vortex, you've hit another homerun! Thanks!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Had high hopes... Well, I have to be honest...right now I'm very disappointed in the Diamondback HP. When I received it, the cover was shattered and my initial thought was that it took a heck of an impact somewhere along the way. The scope itself looked OK, but the parallax knob seemed a little rough. The glass did look clear and bright, and images were crisp. Having Vortex' good reputation in the back of my mind, I didn't exchange it with the retailer. I emailed Vortex for a new scope cover, which was immediately sent. I mentioned the possible damage, but was assured that if I had problems to contact service and it would be taken care of. Now, after about 100 rounds with it mounted on my Mini-14, the reticle is canted about 5 degrees. I'm sending it back tomorrow, and hopefully Vortex' warranty reputation lives up to its billing. I'm asking that they replace it given the sketchy history...
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect AR Scope I have been using this scope about a year now. It is s very good optic foe my AR. The image is crisp and clear. The magnification ring turns easy. The side focus works perfectly.
Date published: 2017-11-13
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