Vortex has introduced two new first focal plane riflescopes called Diamondback Tactical FFP. They are available in 6-24×50 and 4-16×44 versions. These are arguably some of the most affordable FFP scopes available on the market that are made by a reputable manufacturer. Let’s watch the introduction video published by Vortex, then take a quick look at features of these new scopes.
As in the case of any other first focal plane scope, the magnification adjustments of these scopes also proportionally change the dimensions of the reticle giving the advantage of using the same windage corrections, holdovers, and range estimations regardless of the magnification level.
Both scopes feature 30mm tubes and come with EBR-2C reticles either in MRAD or MOA versions. These new Vortex scopes also feature multi-coated anti-reflective lenses, glass etched reticles and nitrogen gas purged construction which in conjunction with O-ring sealed design provides a fog proof and waterproof performance. The Diamondback Tactical FFP scopes are made of aircraft grade aluminum and feature a black anodized finish. The company also advertises the scopes to be shockproof.
Here are the specs of both versions of these new Vortex scopes (quoted from the manufacturer’s website).
DIAMONDBACK® TACTICAL 6-24X50 FFP RIFLESCOPE
Magnification 6-24 x Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm Eye Relief 3.9 inches Field of View 18-4.5 feet/100 yards Tube Size 30 mm Turret Style Tall Exposed Tactical Adjustment Graduation 0.1 MRAD Travel per Rotation 6 MRAD Max Elevation Adjustment 19 MRAD Max Windage Adjustment 19 MRAD Parallax Setting 10 yards to Infinity Length 14.5 inches Weight 24.6 ounces
DIAMONDBACK® TACTICAL 4-16X44 FFP RIFLESCOPE
Magnification 4-16 x Objective Lens Diameter 44 mm Eye Relief 3.8 inches Field of View 26.9-6.7 feet/100 yards Tube Size 30 mm Turret Style Tall Exposed Tactical Adjustment Graduation 1/4 MOA Travel per Rotation 15 MOA Max Elevation Adjustment 85 MOA Max Windage Adjustment 85 MOA Parallax Setting 20 yards to Infinity Length 14 inches Weight 23.1 ounces
Below you can see the appearance of the EBR-2C reticle both in MOA and MRAD versions.
Images from www.vortexoptics.com