NEW Vortex Optics Diamondback HD Spotting Scopes


BARNEVELD, Wis. – The way you hunt demands more of an optic, whether you are picking a tine out of dense cover or seeing the telltale flick of an ear on the next ridge. In any scenario, the last thing you want is to doubt if your gear is up to the job.

The Diamondback® HD line of spotting scopes from Vortex® is taking the next step forward with two new configurations, the 16-48×65 and the 20-60×85, 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. The helical focus wheel provides fast, fine adjustments, and an Arca-Swiss compatible foot means the Diamondback® HD mounts quickly to compatible tripod heads without additional plates. Plus, a neoprene cover comes included, keeping your spotter protected in the field.


  1. I’ve been looking at upgrading my spotting scope, and have been looking at the various different offerings in the 80+ mm objective product space.

    Something I saw on Vortex’s “Viper” line of scopes, however, caused me to snort with derision:

    “A high-end spotter without the high-end price tag, the Viper HD spotting scope proves you no longer need to drop 4-figures to get premium-level performance and features.”

    MSRP is $1350, and you need to drop another $290 on an eyepiece.

    Huh? $1500+ isn’t “four figures” now?

    But after looking through Kowa scopes and other scopes, I think I’m going to bite down hard, scream only once, and buy a Kowa 88mm objective scope.


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