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Leupold’s® New Mark 6™ 3-18x44mm M5B2 Riflescope Built for Shooting Speed and Versatility

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Designed by Leupold‘s® Tactical Optics Division for optimal versatility and efficient performance, the Mark 6™ 3-18x44mm M5B2 riflescope comes in a small, light package well suited to military, law enforcement and competitive shooting applications.

Less than 12 inches long, the scope has a powerful 6x zoom range that provides an expansive field of view and rapid target acquisition at lower magnifications, as well as outstanding long-range target engagement at higher powers. Reticle options include the new CMR-W 7.62, which enables both speed and long-range precision for shooters using 7.62 carbines and other battle/patrol rifles.

The Mark 6 3-18x44mm riflescope also features new M5B2 adjustments:

0.1 mil-per-click elevation adjustments (M5) that allows for easy and precise corrections
Auto-Locking Pinch and Turn (B) to eliminate accidental movement in the field
two-turn (2) zero stop elevation dial with a tactile revolution indicator, providing 20 mils of travel (10 mils per revolution) while eliminating under- or over-rotation of the dial

“Our new Mark 6 3-18x44mm riflescope sets a new benchmark for size and performance. It’s all about smaller, lighter, faster with this scope,” said Kevin Trepa, vice president, tactical division for Leupold & Stevens, Inc.

Other key features:
Small and light: 11.9 inches long; weight is 23.6 ounces
Wide field of view (linear): 36.8 feet (3x) – 6.3 feet (18x) at 100 yards
Leupold’s Xtended Twilight Lens System™ delivers superior light transmission and edge-to-edge image clarity throughout the entire zoom range; DiamondCoat 2™ further enhances light transmission and provides scratch resistance that exceeds mil-specs
Quick-change Bullet Drop Compensation (BDC) rings allow the scope to be matched to virtually any ammunition for long-range shooting precision
Locking fast-focus eyepiece
Rugged 34mm maintube creates more than 28 milliradians of total elevation adjustment
In addition to the CMR-W reticle, the Horus™ H-58 reticle is available as an option

Mark 6 3-18x44mm riflescopes have a matte black finish and are filled with an Argon/Krypton gas blend, making them second-generation waterproof, fog proof and shock proof. Covered by the Leupold Mark 4 Warranty, the scopes undergo arduous environmental and impact testing to ensure they meet the highest quality standards for durability and dependability.

For more information, call 1-800-LEUPOLD or 503-526-1400; or visit www.leupold.com.

Supported by a team of dedicated engineers, the Leupold Tactical Optics staff works with American warfighters, law enforcement personnel and competitive shooters to design and build products that meet their needs. Currently, more long-range Leupold Tactical Optics are in service with the U.S. military than any other brand.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned optics company, employs hundreds of people in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Beaverton, Ore. Family owned and operated, Leupold offers products that are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

Leupold’s® New Mark 6™ 1-6x20mm M6C1 Riflescope

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold‘s® Tactical Optics Division introduces the Mark 6™ 1-6x20mm M6C1, a compact and exceptionally fast, versatile riflescope for military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and competition shooters.

The scope’s powerful 6x zoom range provides an expansive field of view and rapid target acquisition at low magnification, as well as outstanding long-range target engagement at higher powers. Reticle options include the CMR-W 7.62 and CMR-W 5.56, which enable both speed and long-range precision for shooters using 5.56 and 7.62 carbines, Designated Marksman or patrol rifles.

“Whether you’re on the battlefield or in a three-gun competition, our new Mark 6 1-6x20mm riflescope packs all the optical performance and versatility you need in an extremely compact, efficient package,” said Kevin Trepa, vice president, tactical division for Leupold & Stevens, Inc.

The Mark 6 1-6x20mm features illuminated front focal plane reticles that are visible in daylight and allow for accurate ranging and shot correction at any magnification and in various light conditions. With seven illumination brightness settings, the scope is compatible with night vision devices. Off positions between each setting also help extend battery life and make returning to the preferred setting nearly immediate.

Other key features:
Compact size: 10.3 inches long; weight is 17 ounces
Wide field of view (linear): 105.8 feet (1x) – 19.3 feet (6x) at 100 yards
Rugged 34mm maintube and 6x erector system provide more than 37 milliradians of total adjustment

The Mark 6 1-6x20mm riflescope also features new M6C1 adjustments:
0.2 mil-per-click elevation adjustments (M6) that allows for easy and precise corrections
Auto-Locking low profile Zero Stop (C) to eliminate accidental movement in the field
one-turn (1) zero stop elevation and windage dial providing 11 mils of elevation travel in a single rotation

Mark 6 1-6x20mm riflescopes have a matte black finish and are filled with an Argon/Krypton gas blend, making them second-generation waterproof, fog proof and shock proof. Covered by the Leupold Mark 4 Warranty, the scopes undergo arduous environmental and impact testing to ensure they meet the highest quality standards for durability and dependability.

For more information, call 1-800-LEUPOLD or 503-526-1400; or visit www.leupold.com.

Supported by a team of dedicated engineers, the Leupold Tactical Optics staff works with American warfighters, law enforcement personnel and competitive shooters to design and build products that meet their needs. Currently, more long-range Leupold Tactical Optics are in service with the U.S. military than any other brand.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned optics company, employs hundreds of people in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Beaverton, Ore. Family owned and operated, Leupold offers products that are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

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Making Leupold’s® Best Even Better: VX®-6 Gets FireDot™ Illumination

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold® has added the FireDot™ illumination system to its premier riflescope for hunters, the VX®-6.

The FireDot system leads the eye naturally to the center aiming point and makes target acquisition quick, precise and simple. It has a one-button, low-profile design that offers a choice of 12 different reticle brightness settings. Proprietary Motion Sensor Technology (MST™) automatically deactivates illumination after five minutes of inactivity, but reactivates immediately when any movement is detected.

Specific illuminated reticle options for the VX-6 1-6x24mm magnification include Illuminated Duplex®, Illuminated Circle Dot Post and Illuminated German #4 Dot. Options for the 2-12x42mm magnification are Illuminated Duplex, Illuminated LR Duplex® and Illuminated German #4 Dot.

VX-6 also features a powerful 6:1 zoom ratio. Compared to standard riflescopes, VX-6 provides a wider field of view at the lowest power setting, giving hunters a better look at close, fast-moving game. At the highest power setting, the scope pulls distant targets in tighter for more precise shot placement. Unlike many higher power scopes that deliver their best sight picture only at each end of the zoom ratio, VX-6 is engineered to deliver exceptional image quality from edge-to-edge of the visual field at any magnification.

“VX-6 is as good as it gets,” said Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “FireDot illumination is ideal for low-light conditions typical of the most demanding hunts.”

Another key feature is the Quantum Optical System™ which includes lead-free, precision-ground and edge blackened lenses with Leupold’s Xtended Twilight lens coatings for the highest level of light transmission and clarity. Carefully positioned in optimum relationship to each other, the lenses deliver up to 98 percent total light transmission. Exterior lens surfaces are coated with DiamondCoat 2™ for unsurpassed resistance to scratching and abrasion.

VX-6 has pop-up, re-zeroable finger click adjustments (¼-MOA or one cm depending on model) for windage and elevation that can be converted to Leupold’s Custom Dial System (CDS®). With CDS, hunters can get on target at any range, with any load, by matching their scopes to the ballistics of their ammunition and sight-in conditions. Each scope comes with one free CDS dial.

In addition, VX-6 has a generous eyebox and long eye relief, making it quick and easy for hunters to get their eye behind the riflescope and attain a full, clear sight picture. Compared to competitive riflescopes, the VX-6′s eyebox is up to 137 percent larger at the high power ranges, and up to 67 percent larger at the low power ranges. This provides exceptional flexibility when setting up for longer shots at high power, as well as the quick target acquisition required for close-up big game or dangerous game situations.

Other key features:
• Leupold’s most durable Twin Bias Spring Erector System™ provides the utmost in mechanical reliability. It is built with up to 30 percent more holding force than competitive riflescopes to withstand the most intense recoil and abuse.
• Extreme fast-focus eyepiece allows smooth, fast and precise focus adjustment for users of different visual acuity, from nearsighted to farsighted.
• Second generation Argon/Krypton waterproofing and fog proofing. Enhanced thermal shock resistance.

VX-6 riflescopes have a rugged 30mm matte black maintube. Sporting Leupold’s familiar Golden Ring®, VX-6 is backed by the company’s Full Lifetime Guarantee. For more information, visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned optics company, employs hundreds of people in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Beaverton, Ore. Family owned and operated, Leupold offers products that are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

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Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a Charter Supporter of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Heritage Foundation.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., P.O. Box 688, Beaverton, OR 97075-0688, U.S.A.
Phone: (800) LEUPOLD or (503) 526-1400 • Fax: (503) 352-7621 • www.leupold.com

Media Contact:
Patrick Mundy
(503) 526-1467
pmundy@leupold.com

Jeff Patterson
Swanson Russell
(402) 437-6410
jeffp@swansonrussell.com

Redfield® Rebel™ Binoculars Now Available in 8x42mm and 10x50mm Models

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Designed to offer exceptional performance and value for hunters and wildlife observers, Redfield® Rebel™ roof prism binoculars now come in 8x42mm and 10x50mm models.

Easy to handle and lightweight, Rebel binoculars are also available in 8x32mm and 10x42mm models introduced in 2010 after Leupold & Stevens, Inc. acquired the Redfield brand. The new 8x42mm model provides a balance of field of view, magnification and exit pupil that has become popular among outdoor enthusiasts. The new 10x50mm model is especially effective in low-light environments where wildlife is often most active.

“Our popular Rebel binoculars have performed exceedingly well in the field and are a great value,” said Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “With the addition of the 8x42mm and 10x50mm models, there’s a Rebel for virtually any outdoor activity that requires a good binocular, whether it’s used on a hunt, birding tour, camping trip or just exploring nature in the backyard.”

The ergonomic roof prism design of the Rebel binoculars reduces bulk and weight. The 8x42mm model weighs only 24.2 ounces and measures 5.8 inches in length, while the 10x50mm model weighs 30 ounces and is 6.7 inches long.

Rebel binoculars feature fully multicoated lenses and premium BAK4 prisms for outstanding image brightness, resolution and edge clarity. They have a fully armored black polycarbonate body to ensure durability, and are nitrogen filled to make them waterproof and fog proof in all field conditions. Twist-up/down eyecups comfortably accommodate users with or without eyeglasses. Each binocular comes with a tripod adaptable mount, soft case, neoprene neck strap and lens covers.

The Rebel 8x42mm model has a linear field of view of 94 feet at 1,000 yards and a close focus distance of 5.3 feet. Exit pupil is 5.25 mm.

The 10x50mm model has a linear field of view of 284 feet at 1,000 yards and a close focus distance of 9.8 feet. Exit pupil is 5.0 mm.

All Rebel binoculars are covered by the Redfield Limited Lifetime Warranty. For more information, go to www.redfield.com.

Acquired by Leupold & Stevens, Inc. in 2008, Redfield is now a brand of the Oregon-based company. In addition to Rebel™ roof prism and Renegade™ Porro prism binoculars, the Redfield line includes Revolution™ and Revenge™ riflescopes, Rampage™ spotting scope kits and Raider™ rangefinders. The Redfield Gun Sight Company was founded in 1909 by John Hill Redfield. Over the years, Redfield became one of the leading American manufacturers of sports optics, known for the performance, ruggedness and reliability of its products. The new Redfield line upholds that tradition and is sold worldwide to hunters, shooters, wildlife observers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

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New Eliminator III Offers Extreme Accuracy For Extreme Long-Range Shooting

GREELEY, Colo. (January 17, 2012) – Burris, the unequivocal expert in ballistic laser scopes with automated trajectory compensation, introduces the new Eliminator III. This next-generation laser scope provides expert shooters with a level of sophistication only imaginable before now.

The Eliminator III features a sleek, new design that is similar to traditional riflescopes yet still incorporates state of the art electronics. Other improvements include new ergonomic activation buttons and parallax adjustment from 50 yards to infinity.

Rob Siemers, Burris Company general manager, said, “With the new Eliminator III, we have defined the next generation of modern riflescopes that incorporate technology and electronics with optical design. As the leader in this category, we are excited about the potential these new products will offer to hunters and long-range shooters.”

The current Eliminator’s split-second, automatic trajectory compensation technology has provided shooters with the invaluable ability to place ethical shots on target within seconds, which dramatically extends a shooter’s confidence and ability in the field. Now, the new Eliminator III with its X96 reticle technology provides even more accuracy, more range and a method of windage compensation. All of these elements have been perfected and are available at the push of a button at any magnification.

To achieve even greater accuracy at ranges from 750 to 1,200 yards, the Eliminator III features enhanced the ballistic programming. With the Eliminator III, the shooter enters not only the amount of drop at 750 yards for bullet and load he is shooting, but the ballistic coefficient (BC) for the chosen bullet, as well. The scope can be programmed for more than 1,500 commercially available loads.

An essential element in the Eliminator III is the new X96 reticle, which provides a convenient and accurate method to compensate for wind. Wind compensation is NOT fully automated within the scope; the digital readout displays a 10 MPH Wind Value for the shooter’s specific cartridge at the ranged as a “Dot Value.” The X96 reticle features several dots on each side of the vertical post. These Dots serve as references to the shooter to precisely hold into the wind. The shooter still needs to estimate the cross-wind value himself and also needs to convert the 10MPH Wind Value displayed to the appropriate value for the estimated actual MPH cross-wind value. The shooter then holds into the wind the appropriate “Dot Value” as shown below in the illustration below.

The Eliminator III will retail for $1,499 and will be available at retailers in July.

Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the Burris Company offers a complete line of premium optics which includes riflescopes for hunting, competition, law enforcement and military; handgun scopes; binoculars; spotting scopes; mounts and accessories. For more information, write to the Burris Company, 920 54th Avenue, Ste. 200, Greeley, CO 80634. For detailed product information, visit the company website at www.burrisoptics.com. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BurrisOptics.
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Eliminator III Specifications:
Length (Inches) 15.75 (max)
Weight (oz) 26
Actual Magnification (low) 4X
Actual Magnification (high) 16X
Field of View (Low/High at 100 yards) 25′ – 7′
Adjustable Parallax (yards) 50 – Infinity
Laser Performance (yards reflective) 1200+
Laser Performance (yards deer) 750+
Battery Life 5000 cycles
Reticle Plane 2nd plane
Adjustment Click Value 1/4 MOA
Eye Relief (minimum range) 3.5″ – 4.0″
Waterproof yes
Fogproof yes
Shockproof yes
Temperature Function 0 – 140 °F

Contact:
Karen Lutto (830) 755-4308 or karen@hunteroc.com
Mike Nischalke (703) 385-3595 or mike@hunteroc.com
HOC Website: www.hunteroc.com

Revenge Riflescopes by Redfield Feature Accu-Ranger Ballistics System

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Redfield’s new Revenge™ line offers an exclusive “in-scope” ballistic ranging system and other premium features at commonly affordable prices for hunters and shooters. The line includes five riflescope magnifications as well as a scope for crossbow hunting.

Revenge is the second Redfield®-branded riflescope from Leupold & Stevens, Inc., joining the popular Revolution™ introduced in 2010. The new Accu-Ranger Ballistics System™ is unique to Revenge riflescopes. It allows hunters to determine the distance to commonly hunted animals and helps enhance shooting accuracy at longer ranges-out to 600 yards-without taking eyes off the target. With Accu-Ranger, there is no need to go back and forth between scope and rangefinder when setting up for a shot.

Revenge riflescope magnifications include 2-7x34mm, 3-9x42mm, 3-9x52mm, 4-12x42mm and 6-18x44mm. The Accu-Ranger system is available in all riflescope models except the 2-7x34mm. In addition, the Revenge 2-7x34mm ABS Crossbow scope comes with the Accu-Ranger Crossbow reticle.

“The Redfield Revenge is an all-new, one-of-a-kind series of riflescopes featuring our exclusive new Accu-Ranger Ballistics System,” said Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “These riflescopes continue the Redfield tradition of top-notch optics priced within the means of most every hunter.”

With Accu-Ranger, the hunter simply uses the riflescope’s power selector ring to bracket the animal’s torso between the horizontal line of the reticle and the bottom of the top post. After determining the yardage from the reticle numbers, the hunter zooms the scope up to its highest power, and then uses the appropriate aiming point to shoot. Specific Accu-Ranger reticles include the Hunter, Sabot, Varmint and Crossbow. Other reticle options for Revenge riflescopes include the 4-Plex and Fine Plex, depending on model.

Additional riflescope features include:

Fully multicoated lens system for outstanding image brightness, clarity and resolution. Performs well in low-light conditions.
Pop-up, resettable ¼-MOA windage and elevation adjustments. Ensures adjustment precision and reliability, and a wide range of adjustment travel.
Fast-focus eyepiece. Makes reticle focus easy to achieve and maintain.

Revenge riflescopes have a one-inch maintube and are nitrogen filled to make them waterproof, fog proof and shock proof. Exhaustive testing in the factory and field ensures the riflescopes’ reliability and durability. They are covered by the Redfield Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices range from $139.99 to $269.99. For more information, visit www.redfield.com or call 877-798-9686.

Acquired by Leupold & Stevens, Inc. in 2008, Redfield is now a brand of the Oregon-based company. The Redfield line includes Revolution™ and Revenge™ riflescopes, Rebel™ roof prism and Renegade™ Porro prism binoculars, Rampage™ spotting scope kits and Raider™ rangefinders. The Redfield Gun Sight Company was founded in 1909 by John Hill Redfield. Over the years, Redfield became one of the leading American manufacturers of sports optics, known for the performance, ruggedness and reliability of its products. The new Redfield line upholds that tradition and is sold worldwide to hunters, shooters, wildlife observers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Contact:
Patrick Mundy (503) 526-1467 or pmundy@leupold.com
Jeff Patterson, Swanson Russell, (402) 437-6410 or jeffp@swansonrussell.com

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