If you are an avid shooter or hunter, chances are you have seen those high dollar Leupold scopes on gun store shelves with the iconic gold ring around the objective lens, and you know they are highly regarded as some of the best optics on the market.
What you may not know is where this company got its start.
In 1907, two friends started a company that hand-built precise land and water survey equipment. Their family-run business continued to grow as they invented more and more tools that solved complex problems for surveyors across the country.
Solving problems is what they do best. A few years after the end of World War II, small arms optics technology was nowhere near where it could be.
A slight atmospheric change and the glass would fog up, making it impossible to use. It was time for them to set their sights on a new market and developed the first fog proof scope.
They accomplished this by filling the internals with Nitrogen, which doesn't react to sudden changes in temperature. Hunters could now use their rifle in any environment -- without fear of missing that trophy buck as the cool of the morning gives way to the warmth of the rising sun. Ever since then, they have continued to innovate with new ideas designed with the outdoorsman in mind.
VX-FREEDOM LEUPOLD SCOPES
The VX-Freedom line of Leupold rifle scopes come in a massive variety of magnifications, sizes, calibers, and even reticles so that you can find the perfect scope for your desired set up.
The VX-Freedom 3-9x40 is one of the most reliable, no-frills optics that work in all weather conditions and guaranteed for a lifetime of performance.
If the glass ever does get dirty, the Lens Pen is the tool you need to ensure it stays crystal clear. With up to 9x magnification and a 3:1 zoom ratio erector system, taking a shot at 100 yards and even shots from further away are equally a breeze.
The VX-Freedom Rimfire 3-9x comes with all these same features but is designed for your .22 caliber rifle. Every one of the scopes in this lineup can be had in your favorite reticle.
The Duplex reticle was designed in 1962 and quickly became one of the most popular designs in the world for hunting. The heavy posts and fine crosshairs stand out in low light, allowing you to track the game through dense brush.
It is straightforward, reducing the amount of clutter in your sight picture. When combined with their extremely clear glass, you can take that shot with confidence.
The Pig-Plex reticle for the VX-Freedom 1.5-4x20 Leupold scope is designed specifically for hog hunting with holdovers out to 600 yards, and moving target leads for fast-moving hogs.
The central circle allows for quick target acquisition at shorter ranges in case that feral hog gets a little too close for comfort. However, if you are in the market for a more tactical style scope for your AR-15, they've got you covered.
MARK AR MOD 1 1.5-4X20MM LEUPOLD SCOPES
It provides a wide field of view in a low profile, lightweight, and durable aluminum body all at an affordable price.
The glass is fully multicoated to allow for maximum light transmission, which makes it extremely clear and bright in twilight hours.
Instead of Nitrogen, this optic is filled with an Argon/Krypton gas mix, which is even more effective at stopping the problems caused by extreme temperature changes.
Like the VX-Freedom, the Mark AR Leupold scopes can be had with the Duplex reticle, but where this optic truly shines is with the Firedot-G reticle.
This illuminated reticle is Mil based and features a 10 Mil circle for quick target acquisition. Each hash mark is 2.5 Mils apart and provides accurate holdovers at longer ranges.
The center green dot is fiber-optic powered and can be cycled through multiple brightness levels. This illuminated BDC reticle is excellent for scopes with variable magnification, but sometimes a small dot reflex sight is the better option.
DELTAPOINT PRO REFLEX SIGHT
The DeltaPoint Pro is a tiny reflex sight that is optimal for use on shotguns, pistol caliber carbines, and even handguns.
It offers a wide range of views and clear glass in a rugged, waterproof aluminum body that can withstand recoil up to .458 SOCOM.
It features motion-sensing technology that automatically turns this red dot sight on with any movement, so it can be ready at a moment's notice without draining the battery while not in use.
Every optic leaves their factory with a full lifetime warranty. If your Leupold scope doesn't perform, they will replace or repair it for free without proof of ownership needed.
They treat every customer like family and believe in providing products that can be trusted on the battlefield, in competition, and on the hunt.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc. believe that whatever you do, "Be bold. Be tenacious. Be relentless."