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#6504151 - 10/20/16 01:23 PM Vortex Daimondback
Sirrah243 Offline
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I need to replace the scope on my Rem 600 Mohawk chambered in 243. Its not my primary rifle just one I like to shoot every once in awhile and would be a back up if my primary went down. I'm thinking of getting the 4x14x40 V-Plex.

Anybody here have experience with this line of Vortex scopes?
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#6504508 - 10/20/16 05:07 PM Re: Vortex Daimondback [Re: Sirrah243]
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Tried one the other day and was less than impressed. Given I was in a store and the glass seemed great at low magnification, once up at 8-9 plus eye relief was terrible.

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#6504590 - 10/20/16 06:14 PM Re: Vortex Daimondback [Re: jhenderson]
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For my eyes the only Vortex that doesn't have bad eye relief is a Razor.
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#6505202 - 10/21/16 08:56 AM Re: Vortex Daimondback [Re: Sirrah243]
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I used to have a 3-9x40 with the BDC reticle on my .243. I enjoyed shooting it, took my first doe ever with it. The next season I found a good deal on a used Vortex Viper PST FFP so I jumped on it.

I since sold the Diamond back I used mainly because I like the Mil/Mil FFP scopes now. I don't think there is anything wrong with the Vortex Diamondback line of scopes and I have shot most if not all the lines they offer.

As far as eye relief, I never had an issue with it. I never hesitate to buy Vortex because their warranty is outstanding. I have used it twice and they truly set the standard for the market.


Edited by Gone to Texas (10/21/16 08:58 AM)
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#6506228 - 10/22/16 04:44 AM Re: Vortex Daimondback [Re: Sirrah243]
booradley Offline
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This is my rule of thumb and I don't expect anyone to follow it but me. I believe you can get a good 3-9 scope for $200.00. For a 4-14 scope I wouldn't spend less than $400.00. It costs a lot more money to make a good scope with a 4-14 zoom range than it does to make one with a 3-9.

I also don't believe Vortex markets a Diamondback in 4-14x40.
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#6513875 - 10/26/16 10:33 PM Re: Vortex Daimondback [Re: Sirrah243]
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I have the Vortex HST 4X16 and I'm very pleased with it.
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#6513894 - 10/26/16 10:52 PM Re: Vortex Daimondback [Re: Sirrah243]
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Originally Posted By: Sirrah243
I need to replace the scope on my Rem 600 Mohawk chambered in 243. Its not my primary rifle just one I like to shoot every once in awhile and would be a back up if my primary went down. I'm thinking of getting the 4x14x40 V-Plex.

Anybody here have experience with this line of Vortex scopes?


For its price it's a very good scope. I was actually surprised and impressed by the line. But haven't used one with that much mag.


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#6533392 - 11/08/16 04:03 PM Re: Vortex Daimondback [Re: Sirrah243]
caddokiller Offline
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Piece of junk IMO.
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#6534113 - 11/08/16 09:06 PM Re: Vortex Daimondback [Re: Sirrah243]
r_u_sharp_2 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/12
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Diamondbacks is a good value scope. I ran a 3x9 on my 270 until I recently "upgraded" to the Viper HS 4x16. I would have no issue putting a Diamondback on any of my rifles if that was my range.

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#6534563 - 11/08/16 11:19 PM Re: Vortex Daimondback [Re: Sirrah243]
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i have always heard good about Viper scopes and yesterday i went to bass pro and held several Vortex and me personally i was VERY disappointed in the light of these scopes. i held up the vortex and then leupold and Burris and the Leupold and Burris way noticably brighter and had better light. all these scopes were under 400. i wasn't comparing a cheap vortex with a 1500 leupold

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#6547381 - 11/17/16 05:32 AM Re: Vortex Daimondback [Re: Sirrah243]
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While this is a diamondback thread, I have the crossfire 4x12 and I have no complaints. My shots are at 350 yards at most and the scope works as it should. If you're long range hunting or shooting, a Nightforce would probably be the way to go. But it's also 10x the cost.

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