Vortex Diamondback 20-60x60 Spotting ScopeVortex Diamondback 20-60x60 Spotting Scope - Born into the bloodline of our popular Diamondback family, this all new spotter delivers outstanding performance, clearly a superb choice when you need a heavyweight performer in a light, compact package.
Vortex Diamondback 20-60x60 Spotting Scope - The Diamondback optics guarantee a bright image throughout the magnification range and, as true to all Diamondback optics, the rugged construction stands up to rough use in the field. Multi-layer coatings provide the clearest, brightest, most color-accurate images possible. Vortex proprietary XR anti-reflective coatings, fully multi-coated on all air-to-glass lens surfaces, increase light transmission for maximum brightness. The angled body design is valued for allowing an overall lower mounting height which maximizes stability in wind, offers greater comfort when glassing for extended periods, and permits the use of a smaller, lighter tripod. Nitrogen gas purging delivers fogproof, waterproof performance.
Objective Lens Diameter: 60mm
Linear Field of View: 105-51 feet at 1000 yards
Angular Field Of View: 2.2 - 1 degrees
Close Focus: 20 feet
Eye Relief: 14 - 17 mm
Exit Pupil: 3 - 1 mm
Weight: 33.8 ounces
Good for 100 yards
My friend got the viper 15-45 around the same time I got this scope. We put them side by side to compare. This scope was fine on lower settings but the higher settings just went to a blur. While comparing with the viper there was a world of difference. After comparing I went the next day and upgraded to viper and have been more then happy. You get what you pay for. Well worth the money for the viper or even razor.
Vortex Diamondback 20-60x60 Spotting Scope
After researching scopes (and already loving my Vortex Crossfire II rifle scope) I went to SW to compare several scopes.
I compared an Alpen and Leupold to the Vortex Diamondback 20 60 60 Angled, which ran from $180 to $300 to $400.
Since I shoot at 100 yards that's where I focused my attention. Almost immediately I discounted the Alpen (good enough but not for me). Then it was between the Leupold and Vortex.
The Vortex won out even though $100 more because the body swivels in direction to accommodate field needs, the vision was a bit brighter, and really importantly, the VIP warranty.
The next day I took it to the range and was not disappointed in my purchase. This Vortex scope is great for sighting .223 holes in black or white or gray targets at 100 yards.
I did set it up in my living room to look out across the view I have and found it to be an excellent scope for that purpose as well.
I would recommend this scope to anyone wanting a good 100 yard range scope with a great warranty.