Leupold's new VX-5HD and VX-6HD riflescopes take optical performance to a new level, delivering high performance to the most demanding hunters and sport shooters
Leupold & Stevens – America's premier manufacturing of optical sights for observation, outdoors, hunting, sport shooting, and tactical purposes – first introduced several new products early on in the year 2017. Of those, many are hitting stores around this time.
Among those are the VX-5HD and VX-6HD lines of riflescopes, designed with the innovations of 110 years of experience and made to suit the needs of those hunters and sport shooters looking to constantly push themselves to the extreme.
The Leupold VX-5HD riflescopes feature a 5x erector assembly, fitting perfectly into Leupold’s line up between the VX-3i and the VX-6HD. With 1-5x, 2-10x and 3-15x models in the initial launch, there is a VX-5HD out there to meet any task thrown at it.
« Hunters are looking for more. They are seeking the next challenge, constantly wanting to go further,» said Tim Lesser, vice president of product development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
« The VX-5HD is designed and built to help these hunters expand their hunts from bigger game to less forgiving terrain. If you can dream it, the VX-5HD can hunt it.»
With Twilight Max® Light Management System and high-definition performance, the VX-5HD delivers a crisp, clear image from first light to the last inkling of twilight, without compromising its ability to reduce glare in the harshest midday sun. The VX-5HD will be ready to go, whenever you are.
New CDS-ZL2 adjustments offer a secure locking dial, calibrated to your exact rifle and load using Leupold’s Custom Dial System® technology. The CDS-ZL2 allows for two complete revolutions of the dial, precisely set to your ballistics.
The VX-5HD is available in 1-5x24mm, 2-10x42mm, 3-15x44mm, and 3-15x56mm, all featuring a 30mm main tube. A variety of reticles are available, including the Duplex®, FireDot® 4, Wind-Plex®, Boone and Crockett® Big Game and Impact-29 MOA.
The Leupold VX-6HD riflescope – which the company dubs "the world’s best hunting riflescope" – offers features such as the Company's own, exclusive Twilight Max® Light Management System, to deliver high-definition optical performance combined with hard-use, rugged reliability.
All models of the VX-6HD offer illumination, and include a new electronic reticle-leveling feature. When the scope is canted by more than a single degree, the reticle will flash, alerting the shooter that it is not level. Once squared up, the reticle stops flashing and the user knows their scope is level and a precise shot can be made.
Leupold has designed a new hydrophobic lens coating called Guard-iON™, which repels water, dirt, and fingerprints, leaving the glass crystal clear in even the harshest of environments.
A new locking Custom Dial System® elevation adjustment, the CDS-ZL2, provides two complete revolutions. A turn indicator eliminates confusion and ensures the marksman knows precisely where the scope adjustment sits. In addition, Leupold is also adding ZeroLock® adjustments for the windage dial.
Included with the VX-6HD are Alumina® Flip-Back Lens Covers and a removable throw lever, that simply clamps onto the power selector ring allowing for fast, eyes-free adjustments.
The VX-6HD will be available in magnification ranges of 1-6x24mm, 2-12x42mm, 3-18x44mm, 3-18x50mm and 4-24x52mm. The 6:1 erector system delivers an outstanding field-of-view at lower settings, while still capable of extreme high-magnification. A true one-scope option for any hunting or shooting need.