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New Leupold Riflescopes Light in Weight, Heavy on Performance

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Hunting Gear - Hunters and shooters have less weight to carry with new Leupold® Ultralight riflescopes, yet also have the benefit of the same high-performance optics typical of Leupold’s VX®-II and FX™-II lines. Leupold Ultralight riflescopes come in three variable power models – VX-II 2-7x28mm, VX-II 3-9x33mm and VX-II 3-9x33mm Extended Focus Range (EFR) – and a fixed power model, the FX-II 2.5x20mm. On average, these scopes weigh about 17 percent less than their full-size counterparts, with approximately 15 percent less length.

“Our Ultralight riflescopes are less of a burden when you’re packing into the high country or over rugged terrain, where every ounce counts,” said Mike Slack, Leupold’s marketing communications manager. “While these scopes are light in weight, they are heavy on features and performance: bright, clear visuals; dependable accuracy; and rugged, absolutely waterproof construction – just like all Leupold optics.”

Ultralight scopes feature Leupold’s Multicoat 4® lens system to optimize image brightness, clarity and contrast. For precision tuning of windage and elevation, all models have ¼-MOA “click” adjustments. With its lockable, fast-focus design, the eyepiece on Ultralight scopes can be securely locked after the reticle focus is set, so the shooter can instantly be “dialed in” on the target. The relatively small diameter of the objective lens on all models provides for lower scope mounting as well as fast target acquisition. A tactile power indicator allows the shooter to easily tell the scope’s magnification with just a touch, without taking his or her eye from the eyepiece.

Other key features of each Ultralight model:

VX-II 2-7x28mm – well suited for short magnum, super short magnum or ultralight rifles. Scope weight and length: 8.2 ounces (232.5 grams), 9.9 inches (25.1 centimeters). Reticle options: Duplex®, Wide Duplex. Available in gloss black finish.

VX-II 3-9x33mm – ideal for short magnum, super short magnum or ultralight rifles. Scope weight and length: 8.8 ounces (249.5 grams), 11 inches (27.9 centimeters). Reticle options: Duplex and Wide Duplex. Available in silver finish with the Duplex reticle, and matte black finish with the Wide Duplex reticle.

VX-II 3-9x33mm EFR – offers extreme close focusing capability, making this model ideal for short-range shooting with air or rimfire rifles. Scope weight and length: 11 ounces (311.9 grams), 11 inches (27.9 centimeters). The riflescope has a Duplex reticle and is available in gloss black finish.

FX-II 2.5x20mm – a fixed power model designed for dangerous game rifles, lever-action rifles or brush guns used in situations where the action is fast and close. Scope weight and length: 6.5 ounces (184.3 grams), 8 inches (20.3 centimeters). Reticle options: Heavy Duplex and Wide Duplex. Available in matte black finish.

Other key specifications for all Ultralight models:

Maintube diameter: one inch.

Environmental protection: each scope is designed to be fully waterproof, shockproof and fog proof.

Ultralight riflescopes are backed by Leupold’s Full Lifetime Guarantee. For more information, contact a local Leupold dealer or Leupold & Stevens, Inc., P.O. Box 688, Beaverton, OR 97075-0688; (503) 526-1400 – phone; (503) 352-7621 – fax. Or, go to To locate a Leupold dealer, call (800) 929-4949.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the only prominent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs more than 600 people in its state-of-the-art Beaverton, Ore., facility where rugged, dependable, high-performance sports optics have been designed, machined and assembled since 1907.

A fifth-generation, family-owned company, Leupold is the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence 2004 Manufacturer of the Year. Leupold products are sold worldwide to hunters, wildlife observers, competitive shooters, law enforcement officers and special operations military personnel.


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