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This scope seems like it might be on the way out, can't seem to find it anywhere.  SWFA no longer offers it and the Vortex's own site says "limited availability."  This would be a shame since the older Viper line also discontinued its tweener scope years back and the DB HP scopes seemed to address the lack of eye relief in the basic Diamondback 2-7x35.

Anyone know for sure?

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My best guess is that Diamondback HP is being phased out.  Vortex is likely realigning some of the product families a little and I do not know how Diamondback HP will fit in their future line-up.

I am sure they will have a tweener somewhere in there.

Depending on your price range, consider the new Razor HD LH 1.5-8x32.

If you do not need side focus, this is a very nice design.  It is probably my favourite tweener design out there right now.

That having been said, I am yet to look at the ER5 1.5-8x32 which also looked very promising.

With Vortex, the only other option is the new PST Gen 2 2-10x32 which has side focus, but it is a noticeably heavier design that is aimed at more of a DMR-style application.

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Thanks for the replies.  Koshkin, the Razor and Leica are out of my price range (max $300).  I was not quite in a position to buy, but if the Diamondback HP is going away, I might need to make a move.  The link supertool73 provided said only 10 left in stock!

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It said 5 in stock yesterday.  Either they got more or something
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