Now available to civilian shooting enthusiasts, law enforcement personnel and other armed professionals, this Mark 4 spotter is the standard Scout Sniper Observation Telescope (SSOT) of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Horus H32 and H36 reticles join the Leupold Mil Dot reticle as options. The H32 has a mil line for target measurement and speed estimation, while the H36 features an inverted “L” in Inch Of Angle (IOA) for easy ranging. The Mil Dot reticle matches those found in Leupold Mark 4 riflescopes, allowing a spotter to quickly range a target, view the same sight picture as the shooter and convey necessary adjustments.
“Our Mark 4 Tactical Spotting Scope provides additional flexibility and capability, making the users that much more effective,” said Kevin Trepa, Leupold’s vice president of tactical sales and marketing. “This spotter is superior in terms of clarity, brightness and contrast. With the Horus and Mil Dot reticles, it becomes an even more powerful tool, giving spotters and shooters a common frame of reference and measurement, so communication is efficient and effective. It’s an excellent spotter for observation and other uses such as gathering hard data, ranging targets, estimating target speeds and second-shot correction.”
Other key features of the Mark 4 Tactical Spotting Scope include exceptional ruggedness, light weight (37 ounces), a 100% waterproof body and premium optics. The extremely durable armored magnesium body allows for this variable-power spotter to replace the fixed 20X M49 spotting scope that was used by the Marines since World War II.
Multicoat 4® lenses coupled with a light absorbing interior finish suppress glare and provide an extraordinarily crisp and bright image. Leupold’s efficient Folded Light Path (FLP) lens and mirror optical system allow the Mark 4 to deliver the effective optical path of a scope twice its length.
Even at the highest magnification, the Mark 4 offers an expansive field of view, allowing for easy tracking and locating of targets. The generous, long eye relief and rubber fold-down eyecups make the Mark 4 spotter comfortable to use for the prolonged period often experienced by the Marine scout sniper. Leupold’s nitrogen charging system and sealing technology ensure absolute waterproof performance.
Measuring 12.4 inches in length, the Mark 4 Tactical Spotting Scope mounts on a tripod and comes with a form-fitting, padded soft-side case with easy access panels. The case, which has a detachable strap, can remain on the scope at all times, eliminating the need for lens covers. For warranty information on Leupold Tactical Optics, call 1-800-LEUPOLD or (503) 526-1400.
Leupold has offered precision optics for tactical applications since the 1985 introduction of Ultra riflescopes, which were designed to excel under the most extreme battlefield conditions. Today, more long-range Leupold Tactical Optics are in service with the U.S. military than any other brand. For more information on Leupold Tactical Optics, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs more than 600 people in its state-of-the-art facility near Beaverton, Ore., where rugged, dependable, high-performance Mark 4 optics, Golden Ring® optics and Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes are designed, machined and assembled. Leupold is a fifth-generation, family-owned company whose products are sold worldwide to military warfighters, law enforcement personnel, hunters, competitive shooters and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.
Rule #1, always bring your firearms, fitted with Leupold Mark 4 riflescopes constructed of 6061-T6 aircraft quality aluminum alloy, when you are clearing out a nest of zombies. My weapon has a Mark 4 riflescope. A weapon with a superior scope can mean the difference between having a zombie eat your brain and survival. With an index matched lens system lens coating, a lockable eyepiece focus design that has generous eye relief, side focus parallax adjustment, 3x twin bias spring erector magnification system, and rugged waterproofing technology, I trust that my Leupold Mark 4 rifle scope will consistently help me bring terror to the living dead. How many times have you been stuck on the interstate, the shuffling creatures coming at you, their arms extended and the maggots crawling on their skin only to have wasted your ammo with bad shots?
That happened to my friend, Leroy. He didn’t use a riflescope. Now he’s a zombie. We were holed up in our SUV out on the interstate, out of gas, past sunset, and the zombies were coming for us. I took out my weapon fitted with a Leupold Mark 4 LR/T long range scope. Its Mil Dot reticle is fully illuminated and is compatible with night vision. This is the same scope that was used by the U.S. army M-24 sniper system for their daytime ops. Its got superior edge-to-edge sharpness across the visual field and it’s the scope I use for the low light situations near dawn or dusk that zombies seem to prefer. I flipped open its lens cover and as the creature slogged its way into the crosshairs of my Mil dot reticle, I blew its brains out. (Or, probably, the brains of the innocent victims that they had eaten that evening.)
An especially gruesome zombie with only one arm staggered out from behind a tipped over semi truck. He came for us, and I could hear him moaning, “brains.” I put his armless chest in my sites and I took him out. Two more zombies clawed their way out of the ditch, and I let them have it.
The noise of the bullets rang in my ears for a moment, and I screamed as I cleared the world of evil. But when I stopped shooting, there was silence. My friend was gone, the door of the SUV hanging open. He hadn’t had a scope on his rifle, either the Leupold Mark 4 ER/T or the Mark 4 MR/T. The extended range scope can give you a good clear shot of zombies up to distances up to 2,000m. They have a front focal plane reticle which stays at a constant size compared to the target at all magnifications. It’s got pristine clarity across the entire visual field, even at 25x. The midrange Mark 4 MR/T is good for zombies coming at you anywhere from 50 to 700 meters. But, like I said, Leroy didn’t have a scope, he always blathered on about how he had the “eyes of a falcon” and so he didn’t need one. And the zombies got him. I wondered how they liked the taste of his eyeballs.
It’s not easy living in the last days of a zombie plague. Things like chocolate chip cookies, sunrises, and my Leupold Mark 4 riflescope, keep me from the clutches of all my zombie friends.