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Hi, in basic 3-9x40, these two scopes are within $10 pricewise.  Curious if the Legend Ultra HD (THAT's a mouthful) has anything over the Diamondback other than Rainguard (I like), side focus (I don't care) and a really cool name.  Basically, with regards to durability and optic quality, how do they compare?

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the diamondback is a very nice scope for the $$$.

i have a 2-7x 35 on an ar-15 that i am liking. haven't had it long enough to say how durable it is. but vortex has a pretty solid rep in that regard.

most folks that have looked through my 2-7x diamondback seem to like it better than some of the lower end leupolds. it compares very well to burris fullfield 2s and nikon buckmasters i have.

i would give a slight edge to the diamondback to those .

don't know for sure what bushnell your talking about--thought that name was for a spotting scope?
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The Bushnell Legend Ultra HD has a good reputation as a binocular, lots of positive reviews and favorable comparisons to the Diamondback binocs.
 
But I have not heard much about the scope, meaning;
 
Bushnell 3-9x40 Legend Ultra HD Rifle Scope
Bushnell 3-9x40 Legend Ultra HD Rifle Scope
Stock # - BUS853940
  • Matte
  • Multi-X
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • Rainguard® HD
$199.00 
Add Bushnell 3-9x40 Legend Ultra HD Rifle Scope to Cart 

 

 
Anyone have anything to say about this scope?
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its specs on paper look pretty good.


it has a side adjustment --the vortex don't best i can tell. --

a 3-9x shouldn't need an adjustable AO anyway--usually their set to 100 yards and forget about it.

i wondering what the adjustment adjusts?

most scopes these days have a fast focus ring to adjust to your eye. the vortex has this.
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What is the intended use for this scope and at what ranges are you going to shoot?

I have an AO on my Leupold VXII EFR. It allows you to focus down to 10yds.
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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

What is the intended use for this scope and at what ranges are you going to shoot?

I have an AO on my Leupold VXII EFR. It allows you to focus down to 10yds.


This will be for whitetail hunting, either with muzzleloader or .308.  Ranges max out at 100 yards, most shots are withing 50.
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The Vortex Diamond back that I owned (a 2-7x32) had coma (bent lines) up until about 4X which was pretty distracting.
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i got that same scope i think a 2-7x 35 ---a tiny bit @2x --none anywhere else.

you should contact vortex support.

something is wrong/broke  if it is doing that all the way to 4x.
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I sold it!
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+1 for the Vortex. Their warranty is unbeatable. Throw it down a mountain and they will give you a new one. I own a Crossfire II and love it. Good luck finding any bad customer service reviews. Get the Vortex and be done with it.
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LOL -- yea i like vortex too.

dollar for dollar the vortex is a very tough competitor in the scope/optics market.

i'm like thinking he might want to look at the new vipers, in 2.5-10x and 3-9x!

yea their a little more $$$ but they are better glass than the diamondback. seems like i saw one on SWFAs sample list for just a hair over what a new diamondback costs. if it was me i know what i would be picking up--LOL!


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