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Vortex Diamondback HD Spotting Scope

September 2020
Author: Austin Atkinson

The Diamondback® HD line of spotting scopes from Vortex® is taking the next step forward with two new configurations, the 16-48x65 and the 20-60x85, providing power and clarity in a redesigned package that’s high on performance and low on sticker shock.

The power behind the new Diamondback® HD spotters is an HD optical system that delivers crisp resolution, brighter images, and edge-to-edge sharpness, reducing eye strain during long glassing sessions. All air-to-glass surfaces are fully multi-coated for increased light transmission and powerful low-light performance, giving you an edge when you need it most.

In addition to rethinking the Diamondback® HD’s internal components, Vortex® took a fresh approach to the spotter’s exterior, introducing a streamlined, snag-free profile with a helical focus wheel for fast, fine adjustments. Plus, a neoprene cover comes included, keeping your spotter protected in the field.

“Very few companies focus on improving each model line while keeping them in their respective price range for consumers. Vortex has proven that they will continue to listen to their customers and provide the highest quality products possible in each price category. New this month is the upgraded Diamondback HD spotter. This third tier of spotting scope has all the features that the earlier generation lacked. I have used this new spotting scope while scouting in Utah for the upcoming archery deer hunt and have been impressed at the light-gathering lens, crisp focus ring, and larger eyepiece on this new model. I’ve never been one to feel comfortable about a sub-$1,000 spotting scope, but the Diamondback is changing my mind! This scope is perfect for the hunter new to the long-range glassing game who has only relied on binoculars up to this point. It is also a great scope to throw in the hands of an additional spotter in your hunt party that may be constantly hovering over you waiting to have a look through your scope!” – Austin Atkinson, Hunt Advisor

MSRP: 16-28x65 – $499.99 / 20-60x85 – $599.99

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