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I think for a couple of rifles that I am wanting to scope up the Diamondback has a good price/feature combination.  I like the reticles it is available with and the price is in my budget.  Since I am going to do 2-3 rifles I need to keep the price under $200.  Ranges will be 200M and less.   For those of you that have had one what is you feeling on the Diamondback?

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Diamondback is a good budget friendly durable scope.  Ive had one on a dirty-30 lever gun for a while with no issues and its been bounced around a truck a bit too.  Has held zero fine and glass is more than serviceable for legal shooting hours.

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got one for my son to put on his 22-250... and now its sitting on his 17 B-mag...  been a good scope.. held zero and survived my Son!!!  I think its a 4-12X40

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I've got one on my .22 mag.  good scope for the money.
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The only negative I have with the 3-9x40 is that the eye relief changes a lot when going from 3 to 9x.  Some scope's eye relief change with magnification change but I really notice it with the Diamondback.  The glass seems great for the money though. 
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Originally posted by MikeStaten MikeStaten wrote:

The only negative I have with the 3-9x40 is that the eye relief changes a lot when going from 3 to 9x.  Some scope's eye relief change with magnification change but I really notice it with the Diamondback.  The glass seems great for the money though. 
actually according to the manufactures specs it only changes .2" from 3x to 9x, thats not a lot. .8" is a lot from 3x to 9x.  

On a side note, have you considered the bushnell legend ultra hd 3x9?? Same price, decent scope with rainguard. Just a thought...
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"actually according to the manufactures specs it only changes .2" from 3x to 9x, thats not a lot. .8" is a lot from 3x to 9x."

That's what it's listed as but it seems much more noticeable on this scope than any other I've used.
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A buddy of mine bought one for a Savage 111 7mm08, his wouldn't stay zero'd.  He zero'd it one evening, went hunting, gut shot a doe, went back and checked it, 6" off.  This fellow is a flat deer killing machine with quite a few nice bucks to his credit already this season.  Took the scope off, replaced it with a Weaver SS yesterday, killed another fat doe over the peanuts last night at 200 stone dead.
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Thanks for the information guys. 

Pyro I have not looked at that one, I will go take a look at it.

salty, did he send it back?  I wonder how Vortex would handle that kind of thing?


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Don't know what he did with it, I assume he sent it back to Vortex.  I know they'll replace it but, doubtful it ever sits on another rifle he owns.

I'm the same way with Nikon optics, had a series of bad experiences with them and just don't trust the name enough to spend money on it.
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