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

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
UPC: 875874005426
In the Box
Vortex 3-12x42 Diamondback HP Riflescope (Dead-Hold BDC Reticle)
  • 2 x Lens Caps
  • Lens Cloth
  • 4" Sunshade
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 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 4.9 out of 5 by 30.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Optic Ive ever owned! I bought my Diamondback HP 3x12 with BDC ret. about a year ago. I built a AR platform gun (my first) to shoot in entry level two gun matches. I know a lot of guys shoot 1x6 type optics but I'm a little older and wanted the magnification, My first shoot was where it earned its place as my best optic. The clarity, depth of field, BDC reticle, and the side focus knob allowed me to quickly range and acquire hits on 6" steel targets from 200 to 450 yards on the first or second shot. It was amazing and helped me score with the big boys. I love it and am now replacing all my scopes when I can with VORTEX. AWESOME SCOPES!
    Date published: 2018-03-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Im glad other users are happy but... ...I bought a this scope to replace an older bushnell trophy. During my first fall with it the optical quality (low light and contrast) were beyond disappointing. Even with the sunshade it was completely unusable looking to the west in the last couple hrs of light. I finally took my other rifle, now wearing the bushnell, out and compared them side by side one evening. The bushnell was noticeable better in both contrast and low light. I could see nothing wrong with the scope to send in for a warranty claim so I just took it off and sold it after my last season of 2016. The scope I replaced it with (Nikon Prostaff 5) performed fantastically this fall and had none of the limitations/drawbacks of the diamondback hp.
    Date published: 2018-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome scope Recently got this for my Ruger American Predator in 6.5 creedmoor and am amazed at the quality/clarity. It has a Very clear picture and the side focus is really nice too!
    Date published: 2017-11-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope! I bought this scope as a package with a Howa 1500 .308. Clear glass, easily able to adjust the turrets to engage targets. I have also purchased the Diamondback Binocs and they are just as clear. From here on out, Vortex will be my only choice of scope/glass! Must buy!
    Date published: 2017-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful scope I purchased this scope to put on my .308 deer rifle. Super easy to mount and zero. Probably the nicest glass I have found in this price range. If I ever need another scope I will not hesitate to purchase a vortex.
    Date published: 2017-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the money! I've been a cheapstake for WAY too long! This scope is amazing! I put it on my new AR to reach out and touch those song dogs. The included 4" sunshade is awesome and the picture couldn't be better. The paralax adjustment is great and the hash marks on the reticle are spot on (figure out YOUR drop compared to the reticle). I was using 55 grain HSM reloads out of a 1:7 barrel which is not ideal (69-77) I could see my target "react" at 275 yards. Couldn't be happier with this purchase!
    Date published: 2018-03-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy! My brother in law and I both have this scope. He bought the BDC and I have the VPlex. Originally had a Nikon on my deer rifle and bought this one for a .17hmr plinker. When I mounted this on my Rimfire rifle and saw how clear it was... even at the edges, I immediately mounted it on my hunting rifle instead of the Nikon. I can’t say enough good things about this scope. Unmatched clarity and features for a scope of this price and how could you beat the warranty? Buy one now. Don’t wait.
    Date published: 2017-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value and Quality I bought this scope as one of my first somewhat expensive scopes, ended up loving it so much more than any other scopes I have owned and am now switching out to all vortex slowly!
    Date published: 2017-11-06
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