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.
From new rifle scopes and red dot sights to new reticle designs, and even military approved optics.