Leupold & Stevens announced several new products for mid-2020: new red dot and reflex sights, observation scopes, and rangefinders are on their way!
Undeterred by the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic, Leupold & Stevens – one of the world's premier manufacturers of sport, hunting, observation and tactical optics – has just announced a massive expansion of its already vast product line for mid-2020.
Two new red dot sights, a new observation scope available in two different variants, and a versatile new laser rangefinder will now make even more high quality choices available to the discerning sport shooter or professional operator.
Leupold DeltaPoint Pro NV
The Leupold DeltaPoint Pro NV, available in full black and Flat Dark Earth variants, is the latest variant of the well-known, tried-and-true DeltaPoint micro red dot sight.
While retaining all the most desirable features of the previous variants, the DeltaPoint Pro NV sight is optimized for the use of the most modern night vision devices, including white phosphor equipment.
The DeltaPoint Pro NV features two new night vision settings that are adjustable, allowing shooters to fine tune their red dot to match the sensitivity of their night vision equipment.
Estremely small and lightweight, standing at barely 1.82" / 4,62 cm of overall length per 1.95 oz. / 55,2 grams of overall weight, the Leupold DeltaPoint Pro NV is perfect to be used on both long guns and handguns alike, either as a primary or secondary/ancillary aiming system.
It also features a very wide field of view and a 2.5 MOA dot offering a 60-MOA adjustment range both in windage and elevation thanks to two separate, 1 MOA-per-click slotted adjustment dials.
While optimized for the use of night vision devices, the Leupold DeltaPoint Pro NV has also been improved for outstanding performance in high environmental lighting conditions.
Shooters can now max out their sights illumination or lower it to match their current conditions using the top brightness setting that automatically adjusts the red dot's visibility to any level. A combination of efficient circuitry and built-in Motion Sensor Technology (MST) help extend battery life to a new industry standard.
Leupold Freedom RDS Black Ring
The Leupold Freedom RDS Black Ring is a premium, versatile and highly performing red dot sight built to be easily and quickly paired to modern sporting rifles and carbines – particularly to AR-15 variants – thanks to its included mount, offering just the optimal height. A version featuring the capped precision ¼-MOA click adjustments will soon be available without the included mount.
New for 2020, Leupold also offers a new version of the design with an exposed BDC elevation turret that ships with measurements out to 500 yards (approx. 457 meters) for standard 55-grain .223 Remington ammunition.
This CDS-style turret makes taking longer shots as simple as ranging the target, turning the dial, and aiming dead on, with no holdover worries.
The Leupold Freedom RDS Black Ring sight features a 1-MOA illuminated dot supported by Leupold’s battery-saving Motion Sensor Technology (MST), programmed to put the sight into a battery-saving standby mode after five minutes of inactivity.
When the MST detects motion, it instantly activates the dot illumination, saving battery power for when it really matters; a manual mode to shut the sight off when not in use is also available.
Eight illumination settings are available, making the dot easily visible in low-light conditions or the mid-day sun. On the RDS’s medium setting, the user will be able to max up battery life up to 1000 truly usable hours.
The position of the dot can be adjusted in windage and elevation on an 80-MOA range thanks to two, ¼-MOA-per-click protected turrets.
Leupold SX-2 Alpine HD spotting scope
Brand new – so new indeed that it's still not featured on the official Leupold website – the SX-2 Alpine HD spotting scope is an incredibly rugged, fully waterproof and fogproof spotting scope conceived specifically for the most serious and demanding hunters and long-range shooters.
The "spiritual heir" of the similarly-named SX-2 Kenai line, the new Leupold SX-2 Alpine HD spotting scope features an oversized eyepiece that allows for comfortable all-day glassing, and Leupold’s Twilight Max Light Management System, offering outstanding glare reduction and superior performance in low-light conditions, eg. at dusk or dawn.
It is also incredibly versatile, offering full 20x to 60x magnification and being available with a 60mm or 80mm objective aperture.
Both the 60x60 and 60x80 versions of the new Leupold SX-2 Alpine HD spotting scopes offer desirable features such as HD, Diamondcoat and Guard-Ion lens coatings; an ultra-smooth focus; and an oversized, angled eyepiece for optimal viewing comfort.
Completely waterproof, fogproof and scratchproof, the new Leupold SX-2 Alpine HD spotting scopes are extremely rugged and lightweight, being built on a polycarbonate chassis, are also issued from factory with a rotating tripod adjustment ring.
All SX-2 Alpine HD spotting scopes ship from factory in a protective soft-side case and are guaranteed for life.
Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W laser rangefinder
The new Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W laser rangefinder enters the market as the most versatile, feature-rich product in its class. Equipped with Leupold's proprietary ranging engine for lightning-fast accuracy, and an exceptionally bright red display, this rangefinder will take hunting and shooting to the next level.
Ballistically calculated ranges will keep shooters and hunters on target even for the most extreme uphill and downhill shots, thanks to the True Ballistic Range/Wind (TBR/W) technology providing ballistic compensation system for holdovers and wind adjustments; and the rugged, lightweight polymer housing with a slip-proof rubber armor makes the Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W rangefinder perfectly fit for the fray, and able to withstand long-term use and handling even in the harshest conditions.
Powered by a DNA (Digital eNhanced Accuracy) laser engine, the Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W laser rangefinder boasts 1,400-yard (1,28 km) ranging distance on reflective objects and 1,200 yards (1,097 km) on trees with +/- ½ yard (45 cm.) accuracy to 125 yards (114,3 m). A 5x magnification factor allows the RX-1400i TBR/W to calculate mid-range distances easily – an ideal feature for archery and rifle hunters.
Other features of the Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W laser rangefinder include three user-selectable reticles; a built-in inclinometer; a Scan mode; a high light transmission red TOLED display; a fully multi-coated lens system; and a 21mm objective aperture. Standing at 3.8 inches (9,65 cm) in overall length and 6oz (160 grams) in weight, the Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W can exceed 3000 actuations with a single CR2 battery.