Vortex 3-12x42 Diamondback HP Riflescope (Dead-Hold BDC Reticle)

Vortex 3-12x42 Diamondback HP Riflescope (Dead-Hold BDC Reticle)

Vortex 3-12x42 Diamondback HP Riflescope (Dead-Hold BDC Reticle)

B&H # VO312X42DBR MFR # DBK-10015
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Product Highlights

  • Dead-Hold BDC Reticle on SFP
  • Second Focal Plane Reticle
  • Main-TubeDiameter: 1"
  • Impact-Point Correction: 1/4 MOA
  • Capped Turrets, Travel
  • ED Glass, Fully Multicoated Optics
  • XR and ArmorTek Optical Coatings
  • Side Wheel for Parallax Adjustment
  • Argon-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Anodized Aluminum Housing
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Vortex DBK-10015 overview

  • 1Description

The 3-12x42 Diamondback HP Riflescope from Vortex Optics is a versatile 1" main-tube scope featuring a built-in zoom eyepiece and the Vortex-exclusive Dead-Hold BDC reticle. This is a modified duplex with hashmarks on the hoizontal and lower-vertical axes to aid in ranging, hold-over, and ballistic drop compensation set on the Second Focal Plane (SFP). The scope produces crisp and clear images with accurate color representation by using Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and Vortex's proprietary XR optical coatings. ED glass corrects for chromatic aberration to eliminate color and image distortion on the edges of the field of view, while the anti-reflective XR coatings ensure as much light as possible is transferred through the optical tube for a bright and clear view. Internally, the Diamondback has the Precision-glide prism system that ensures that the zoom function remains smooth and easy in all weather and temperature conditions.

Windage and elevation turrets allow for 1/4 MOA per click shot correction to get you on-target, and they are re-settable to zero after your initial sighting. An easily accessible side focus wheel gives you parallax correction. The exterior optical surfaces have ArmorTek coatings that bead and repel water and oils, while offering protection against scratches and abrasions. Its aluminum housing has a scratch and corrosion-resistant anodized finish, and is argon-filled for water and fogproof performance.

  • 3-12x magnification
  • 42 mm objective lens
  • Second Focal Plane (SFP) reticle placement
  • Vortex-exclusive Dead-Hold BDC reticle is a modified duplex with hashmarks to aid in ranging, hold-over, and ballistic drop
  • Extra-low dispersion glass elements reduce chromatic aberration for true color transmission across the entire field of view
  • Fully multicoated with XR anti-reflective coatings increase light transmission for clear images with true colors representation
Use and Handling
  • Precise 1/4 MOA per click impact-point correction
  • Windage and Elevation adjustment range of 90 MOA
  • Resettable capped turrets let you bring them back to zero after initial sighting
  • Side focus wheel for parallax correction
  • Fast-focus eyepiece with 4" (10.2 cm) eye relief
Construction Details
  • Aluminum housing with single-piece 1" main-tube
  • Scratch and corrosion-resistant matte-black anodized finish
  • Argon-filled and o-ring sealed for water and fogproof performance
  • Precision-glide prism system enables smooth zoom in all weather conditions
  • ArmorTek optical coatings repel water and oil, while offering scratch and abrasion resistance
In the Box
Vortex 3-12x42 Diamondback HP Riflescope (Dead-Hold BDC Reticle)
  • 2 x Lens Caps
  • Lens Cloth
  • 4" Sunshade
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Vortex DBK-10015 specs

    Magnification 3-12x
    Objective Lens Diameter 42
    Main-Tube Diameter 1"
    Reticle Dead-Hold BDC
    Field of View 28.8 - 8.2' @ 100 yd (9.6 - 2.7 m @ 100 m)
    Parallax Correction Side focus wheel
    Eye Relief 4" (10.2 cm)
    Exit Pupil Diameter 14 - 3.5 mm
    Filter Size n/a
    Impact Point Correction 1/4 MOA per click
    Travel per Rotation 15 MOA
    Maximum Windage/Elevation Adjustment 90 MOA
    Weatherproofing Argon-filled, water and fogproof
    Battery / Runtime n/a
    Length 12.5" (31.8 cm)
    Weight 18 oz (510 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.1 x 5.0 x 4.0"

    Vortex DBK-10015 reviews

    3-12x42 Diamondback HP Riflescope (Dead-Hold BDC Reticle) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One for the money Vortex Optics is offeringthe best quality optics for the price. this is my second scope from that brand. i have been running a diamondback on one of my ARs for a year now with 500+ rounds. it is rock solid and has kept mea at -1 MOA consistantly. the view is clear and sharp with great eye relief. i expect the HP will perform as well and better with the AO feature. try to find an optic of this quality with these advanced features at this price...it cannot be done.
    Date published: 2015-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clearest scope for the money Comparing this scope to other high end scopes, this one blows them out of the water. For the price and quality, you can not beat this deal. The reticle is very helpful to guage the distance of a shot. Optics are a bit larger, so at least medium scope rings and an adjustable rail may be needed. The 3-12 power is just about the most versatile and useful range you could get.
    Date published: 2015-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from definitely yes! Excellent workmanship; great glass and an excellent product for the money. Viper really paid attention to details making this scope the envy of may other higher priced scopes. Having experience with very high end scopes for big game rifles, I was pleased with this purchase. B&H offered me the best price and lightning fast shipping!
    Date published: 2017-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope with unbeatable service First. Bhphoto shipped fasted, gave the beat prices I could find anywhere, included a $25 gift card and a nice set of shooting glasses with two lenses. Packaging was good. Scope box already was packaged to handle the throwing around with shipping, and came in a box that could handle the rest. Now the scope is the best bang for the buck. It came in, any everyone at my office had to look. They opened before I knew what it even looked like. Nice a light weight. I like the bdc to help with long range shots. The parallax on the side is awesome also, I can adjust and place back on rifle quickly. It was easy to sight in and then reset to knobs to zero so I can make on the fly changes and go back to zero. The best part. It made my 300wm browning safari look amazing and I can actually shoot some long range shots. The warranty tops it off and from a company to which is the same state I live in. However it was not make here. Love the vortex scope and the bhphoto service.
    Date published: 2016-11-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than The Viper? I really like this scope on my 6.8 SPC II AR. Surprisingly it's clarity is better than the Viper PST that I own on a different rifle.
    Date published: 2016-09-11
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