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American Rifleman Names Leupold® Mark 8™ CQBSS™ 2012 Optic of the Year

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold’s Mark 8™ 1.1-8×24 mm CQBSS™ riflescope has received the prestigious 2012 “Optic of the Year” Golden Bullseye Award presented by the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) American Rifleman magazine.

Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledge the finest products available in the shooting sports. Winners are selected by a seven-member committee comprised of editors, graphic designers and veteran NRA Publications staff.

“We pushed the envelope with this scope to give American warfighters and competitive shooters the optical edge they need to accomplish their mission in the most demanding environments,” said Kevin Trepa, vice president, tactical division for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “We greatly appreciate this Optic of the Year recognition for the Mark 8 CQBSS because the award criteria are in line with our own standards: reliability in the field, meeting or exceeding performance expectations, and innovation in design and function.”

Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, added, “We are thrilled to receive this award because we have such high regard for American Rifleman magazine and its staff. We are honored that they selected the Mark 8 CQBSS as their Golden Bullseye winner for optics in 2012.”

Leupold‘s Tactical Optics Division introduced the Mark 8 1.1-8x24mm CQBSS riflescope to meet cutting-edge military requirements. Engineered for combat, the Mark 8 CQBSS also makes a superior optic for competitive three-gun shooters and home-defense carbines. It features state-of-the-art auto-locking turret knobs, as well as a lens system that provides operators with both the speed of a super-bright red dot sight and the capability of an 8-power precision sniper scope in one rugged, field-proven unit. For more information on the Mark 8 CQBSS, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs hundreds of people in its state-of-the-art facility near Beaverton, Ore. Leupold® is a fifth-generation, family owned company whose products 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.

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

Leupold® Mark 8™ CQBSS™ Riflescope Offers Flexibility

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Today’s American warfighter and tactical sniper must cope with the modern battlefield, where engagements can rapidly shift from CQB distance out to one thousand meters. To meet this challenge, Leupold‘s® Tactical Optics Division has introduced the first optic in its new line of Mark 8™ riflescopes with the 1.1-8x24mm CQBSS™.

Designed for combat troops, the Mark 8 CQBSS also makes a superior optic for competitive three-gun shooters and home-defense carbines. The Horus Vision® H27 reticle is offered in CQBSS scopes produced for the military and law enforcement. Leupold’s new Marine-Tactical Milling Reticle (M-TMR™) is offered in the CQBSS version for civilian shooting enthusiasts.

Leupold’s versatile Mark 8 CQBSS riflescope features a state-of-the-art lens system providing operators with the speed of a holographic red dot sight and the capability of an 8-power precision riflescope in one rugged, field-proven unit. The 34mm maintube features a fully checkered ocular bell for making quick magnification adjustments even while wearing gloves.

The front focal plane reticle is accurate at all magnification settings and is combined with a 5-MOA holographic red dot for the ultimate blend of precision and rapid acquisition. Eight illumination settings allow for optimum dot contrast with or without night vision. An off position between each intensity setting makes returning to the preferred setting nearly immediate.

The Horus Vision H27 reticle is mil-based and employs an advanced two-dimensional grid system that helps enhance both accuracy and ease of use. The fine grid marks do not obscure targets and thus allow rapid engagement, while the intuitive design can dramatically reduce training time. Leupold’s M-TMR is designed to allow users to successfully estimate range and engage targets with more flexibility than generally possible with other reticle styles. The M-TMR’s “staircased” configuration preserves the instinctive-fire capabilities on low magnification while allowing precise range estimation at any power setting.

In addition, the Mark 8 CQBSS has Auto-Locking Pinch and Turn turrets with 0.10 mil clicks that are extremely easy to adjust, yet eliminate accidental adjustment in the field. The AA53 (77 grain 5.56 NATO) BDC dial makes first-round hits a simple reality, while the quick-change BDC ring effortlessly adapts to alternate loads.

The Mark 8 CQBSS features Leupold’s Index Matched Lens System® with DiamondCoat 2™, which provides increased light transmission and scratch resistance that exceeds mil-specs.

“Operators in the field no longer have to make mission-specific compromises on their optics. With its advanced lens technology, the Mark 8 CQBSS gives every warfighter the optimum flexibility to command their battle space,” said Kevin Trepa, Leupold’s vice president of tactical sales and marketing. “Every soldier will have the tools to make precision long-range shots while still having the quick-acquisition sights crucial in today’s rapidly evolving combat zone.”

Mark 8 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. Measuring 11.75 inches long and weighing just 23.2 ounces, the Mark 8 CQBSS packs a lot of power in a compact unit. Flip-open lens covers and a 2.5″ sun shade are standard issue.

Leupold Tactical Optics undergo arduous environmental and impact testing to ensure they meet the highest quality standards for durability and dependability. Leupold Tactical Optics are backed by the company’s long history of customer-satisfying warranties as well. For warranty information on specific products, call 1-800-LEUPOLD or 503-526-1400. For additional product information, go to 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 and -operated optics company, employs more than 700 people in its state-of-the-art facility near Beaverton, Ore., where Mark 4® and Golden Ring® optics are designed, machined and assembled. Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth-generation, family owned company. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; flashlights; 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.

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