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Leupold® Continues Optics Innovation With New FireDot™ Reticle System

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Leupold‘s® long history of optics innovation for hunting continues with the new illuminated FireDot™ Reticle System, now available exclusively in VX-R™ riflescopes.

The system includes five different reticle choices: FireDot Duplex, Ballistic FireDot, FireDot Circle, FireDot 4 and the FireDot Pig Plex. A fiber optic light pipe with a meticulously cut and polished tip provides an illuminated dot, which can be easily seen in bright light, yet is not overpowering in low- light conditions. Once activated, the dot illuminates with bright, sharp definition, while the rest of the reticle remains non-illuminated. This combination leads the eye naturally to the center aiming point and makes target acquisition quick, precise and simple.

“The tried-and-true Duplex® reticle was invented by Leupold in the early 1960s; our FireDot Reticle System continues that tradition of innovation,” said Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “An all-new fiber optic LED illumination method is employed for the FireDot, which offers reticle options for a wide range of hunting applications.”

Designed for fast target acquisition, each FireDot reticle features an extra-bright centerpoint dot. The FireDot Duplex has the versatility for a broad range of game. Ideal for extended-range shooting, the Ballistic FireDot is well suited for varmint, antelope and big game at longer distances.

The FireDot Circle is designed specifically for fast-moving targets, including dangerous game, pigs and even turkeys. With its bold post, the FireDot 4 helps draw the eye to the center of the reticle and keeps the upper field of view free of obstructions. The FireDot Pig Plex is calibrated to frame up a mature hog and provide just the right amount of lead on running boars.

VX-R riflescopes feature a single push button illumination system with Leupold’s own Motion Sensor Technology (MST™). A touch of the button illuminates the dot within the reticle. By repeatedly pressing the button, the user can select between eight different intensity settings including a high-low indicator, which flashes when either the maximum or minimum intensity is reached. After five minutes of inactivity, the illumination system automatically switches to stand-by mode, but reactivates at the same intensity setting whenever the rifle is moved. This helps extend battery life and, by reducing movement, allows the hunter to maintain greater stealth in the field.

VX-R models include 1.25-4x20mm, 2-7x33mm, 3-9x40mm, 3-9x50mm, 4-12x40mm and 4-12x50mm. Each is available with one or more of the FireDot reticle options. The illumination system is powered by a CR-2032 coin cell battery, readily available around the country Sporting Leupold’s familiar Golden Ring®, VX-R riflescopes are backed by the company’s Full Lifetime Guarantee. Riflescopes with illuminated reticles are legal for use in all states that allow centerfire rifles for big game hunting. For more information, visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

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 rugged, dependable, high-performance Golden Ring® optics, Mark 4® riflescopes and Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes are designed, machined and assembled. 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; flashlights; trail cameras; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

Rig for Pig With Leupold’s® New VX-R™ HOG Illuminated Riflescope

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Boars beware – Leupold® has introduced the VX-R™ HOG illuminated riflescope featuring a specially designed FireDot™ Pig Plex reticle for fast target acquisition and precise shot placement.

The new VX-R HOG is a 1.25-4x20mm riflescope, well suited for the terrain and conditions typical of wild boar country. Its FireDot Pig Plex reticle is not only illuminated, but calibrated to frame up a mature hog and provide just the right amount of lead on running boars.

“As a sponsor of Brian ‘Pigman’ Quaca, we wanted to design a riflescope that matches his passion and commitment to hog hunting,” commented Andy York, vice president of sales, marketing and technology for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Brian and his fellow boar hunters around the country are now rigged for pig with the VX-R HOG, which offers true daylight-capable illumination, a bright and crisp aiming point, low-profile mount and a forgiving eyebox that allows a quick and comfortable cheek weld.”

The HOG and other VX-R illuminated riflescopes combine proprietary powered fiber optic technology and the exclusive FireDot reticle to provide hunters with exceptional target definition and acquisition, in the bright light of day as well as the low light of dawn or dusk.

VX-R scopes feature a single push button illumination system with Leupold’s own Motion Sensor Technology (MST™). A touch of the button illuminates the dot within the reticle. By repeatedly pressing the button, the user can select between eight different intensity settings including a high-low indicator, which flashes when either the maximum or minimum intensity is reached. After five minutes of inactivity, the illumination system automatically switches to stand-by mode, but reactivates at the same intensity setting whenever the rifle is moved. This helps extend battery life and, by reducing movement, allows the hunter to maintain greater stealth in the field.

In addition, the VX-R has a fiber optic light pipe with a precisely cut, meticulously polished tip designed to deliver an illuminated dot that can be easily seen in bright light, yet is not overpowering in low-light conditions. Once activated, the dot illuminates with bright, sharp definition, while the rest of the reticle remains non-illuminated. This combination leads the eye naturally to the center aiming point and makes target acquisition quick, precise and simple.

Rig for Pig With Leupold’s® New VX-R™ HOG Illuminated Riflescope

Other key features of the VX-R HOG:

Leupold’s Index Matched Lens System®, which maximizes light transmission to produce an extremely bright, sharp image across the visual field

Blackened lens edges for enhanced light transmission, clarity and contrast

DiamondCoat™, an ion-assisted lens coating for optimal light management and maximum abrasion resistance

One-turn, non-locking eyepiece to provide smooth, fast and precise focus adjustment for users of different visual acuity, from nearsighted to farsighted

Precision finger click adjustments for windage and elevation (1/4-MOA)

Leupold’s most durable twin bias spring erector system

Second generation Argon/Krypton waterproofing

CR-2032 coin cell battery, readily available around the country

The VX-R HOG has a rugged 30mm matte black maintube and a sleek design that reduces bulk atop the rifle. Sporting Leupold’s familiar Golden Ring®, the scope is backed by the company’s Full Lifetime Guarantee. Riflescopes with illuminated reticles are legal for use in all states that allow centerfire rifles for big game hunting. For more information, visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

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 rugged, dependable, high-performance Golden Ring® optics, Mark 4® riflescopes and Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes are designed, machined and assembled. 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; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and

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

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

New VX-R™ Illuminated Riflescopes In Leupold’s® 2011 Optics Line

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold‘s® new VX-R™ illuminated riflescopes combine proprietary powered fiber optic technology and an exclusive FireDot™ reticle to provide hunters with exceptional target acquisition, in the bright light of day as well as the low light of dawn or dusk.

VX-R riflescopes feature a single push button illumination system with Leupold’s own Motion Sensor Technology (MST™). A touch of the button illuminates the dot within the reticle. By repeatedly pressing the button, the user can select between eight different intensity settings including a high-low indicator, which flashes when either the maximum or minimum intensity is reached. After five minutes of inactivity, the illumination system automatically switches to stand-by mode, but reactivates at the same intensity setting whenever the rifle is moved. This helps extend battery life and, by reducing movement, allows the hunter to maintain greater stealth in the field.

In addition, the FireDot reticle in the VX-R has a fiber optic light pipe with a precisely cut and meticulously polished tip designed to deliver an illuminated dot that can be easily seen in bright light, yet is not overpowering in low-light conditions. Once activated, the dot illuminates with bright, sharp definition, while the rest of the reticle remains non-illuminated. This combination leads the eye naturally to the center aiming point and makes target acquisition quick, precise and simple.

“Riflescopes with illuminated reticles are legal for use in all states that allow centerfire rifles for big game hunting,” commented Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Our new VX-R illuminated riflescopes allow hunters around the country to see their game in a better way. VX-R offers true daylight-capable illumination as well as the optical performance required to extend those precious minutes at daybreak or day’s end.”

VX-R models include 1.25-4x20mm, 2-7x33mm, 3-9x40mm, 3-9x50mm, 4-12x40mm and 4-12x50mm. Each is available with one or more of the FireDot reticle options: FireDot Duplex®, Ballistic FireDot, FireDot Circle or FireDot 4. In addition, the 3-9x40mm, 3-9x50mm and 4-12x40mm models are available with Leupold’s Custom Dial System® (CDS®), which helps hunters and shooters get on target at any range, with any load, by matching their scopes to the ballistics of their ammunition and sight-in conditions.

Other key features of VX-R riflescopes:

• Leupold’s Index Matched Lens System®, which maximizes light transmission to produce an extremely bright, sharp image across the visual field

• Blackened lens edges for enhanced light transmission, clarity and contrast

• DiamondCoat™, an ion-assisted lens coating for optimal light management and maximum abrasion resistance

• One-turn, non-locking eyepiece to provide smooth, fast and precise focus adjustment for users of different visual acuity, from nearsighted to farsighted

• Precision finger click adjustments for windage and elevation (1/4-MOA for all models except those with the FireDot 4 reticle, which has metric adjustments – one centimeter per click)

• Leupold’s most durable twin bias spring erector system

• Second generation Argon/Krypton waterproofing

• CR-2032 coin cell battery, readily available around the country

VX-R riflescopes have a rugged 30mm matte black maintube and a sleek design that reduces bulk atop the rifle. Sporting Leupold’s familiar Golden Ring, they are 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 and -operated optics company, employs more than 700 people in its state-of-the-art facility near Beaverton, Ore., where rugged, dependable, high-performance Golden Ring® optics, Mark 4® riflescopes and Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes are designed, machined and assembled. 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; 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.

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

Leupold® Optics Recognized for Excellence

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold® riflescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and rangefinders earned widespread recognition for product excellence over the past year from leading outdoor media and other organizations.

Most recently, Leupold’s Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes were selected as the 2011 American Hunter Optic of the Year in the NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards competition. Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledge the finest products available in the shooting sports.

In addition, the 2010 OpticsPlanet Brilliance Awards cited Leupold as the “customer’s choice” Riflescope Brand of the Year, Rangefinder Brand of the Year and Spotting Scope Brand of the Year. This annual awards program polled thousands of customers who cast more than 22,000 votes.

“We greatly appreciate each of these honors,” commented Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Taken together, the awards have real significance for our company and our customers because they reflect the judgment of optics users and authorities nationwide. This is great feedback as we continue to develop products that meet the highest standards of optical performance, mechanical function and rugged durability.”

Other 2010 recognition for Leupold optics includes:

* Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence – Redfield Revolution riflescopes received the Optic of the Year Award

* Outdoor Life Optics Test – Redfield Rebel™ 8x32mm binocular and Kenai™ 25-60x80mm spotting scope earned “Great Buy” designations

* Field & Stream Gear of the Year Buyer’s Guide – Redfield Rebel 8x32mm binocular and Redfield Revolution 2-7x33mm riflescope named as “Best of the Best” test standouts

* Petersen’s Hunting Rangefinder Field Test – RX-1000 rangefinder highlighted as the “Editor’s Choice”

* Outside Buyer’s Guide – Redfield Rebel 10x42mm binocular featured as one of the four best performers

For more information, visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

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 rugged, dependable, high-performance Golden Ring® optics, Mark 4® riflescopes and Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes are designed, machined and assembled. 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; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

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

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

Leupold®, Remington® Continue M-24 Partnership With New Upgrade

Leupold®, Remington® Continue M-24 Partnership With New UpgradeBEAVERTON, Ore. – Remington’s® latest upgrade of its Sniper Weapon System for the U.S. Army, the M-24E1, includes a new Leupold® Mark 4® 6.5-20x50mm Extended Range/Tactical (ER/T®) M5 Locking Adjustment riflescope.

Specially designed and built with the military sniper in mind, the scope has an auto-locking elevation adjustment. This feature ensures rock-solid reticle adjustment is maintained during rough going and stressful conditions on the battlefield.

“This new scope incorporates all of the features our warfighters have been asking for,” said Kevin Trepa, Leupold’s vice president of tactical sales and marketing. “We are working hard to design, manufacture and deliver the tools they need to get the job done.”

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President and CEO Calvin Johnston added, “We are excited that our newest riflescope is part of Remington’s upgraded M-24E1 Sniper Weapon System. Leupold will continue to leverage its Oregon-based workforce to provide the military with superior products built to their specifications.”

Other key features of the new ER/T include M5 windage and elevation adjustment dials with audible, tactile 1/10 (0.1) milliradian clicks to match the range-estimating, mil-based Horus reticle options. This allows fast, intuitive shot correction in the field. An elevation zero-stop helps prevent under-rotation in high-stress situations.

With the battle-proven Horus H27 or H58 reticle in the front focal plane, the scope offers the versatility of a variable magnification optic and the ability to accurately range at all magnification settings (the reticle magnifies with the image).

Leupold’s Xtended Twilight Lens System™ delivers an exceptionally clear, bright sight picture for outstanding target discrimination at all powers and in a wide range of lighting and environmental conditions. A lockable fast-focus eyepiece makes reticle focus simple to achieve and maintain. It also enables long eye relief to provide the shooter with nearly instant target acquisition.

Other key features include side focus parallax adjustment for fast, easy parallax focusing from 75 yards to infinity, from any shooting position. The 34mm maintube provides exceptional strength and allows for maximum windage and elevation adjustment.

The Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm ER/T M5 Locking Adjustment riflescope is waterproof, fog proof and shock proof. Exhaustive testing in the factory and field ensures durability. With its M5 Locking Adjustment, the scope’s platform is unique in the Mark 4 ER/T line. It is controlled under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and limited to domestic and international government sales only.

Leupold has offered precision optics for tactical applications since the 1983 introduction of Ultra riflescopes, which were designed to excel under the most extreme battlefield conditions. Today, more Leupold long-range 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.

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 and Golden Ring® optics 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.

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

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

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

Mark AR Riflescopes: Mark AR 1.5-4x20mm Riflescope

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The Leupold Mark AR series of riflescopes is ideal for those who hunt with AR15/M-16 style rifles, delivering high performance at a price that’s right on target.

The wide field-of-view at 1.5x combined with the intermediate range precision of 4x make the Leupold® Mark AR™ 1.5-4x20mm a perfect selection for close and mid-range shooting with an AR15/M-16 style rifle. From heavy brush to rolling hills, the Mark AR 1.5-4x20mm has it covered.

  • The Multicoat 4® lens system delivers optimal brightness, clarity, and contrast in all light conditions.
  • Lockable, fast-focus eyepiece keeps your focus set.
  • The large power selector dial has a tactile power indicator and aggressive knurling to provide a sure grip in all conditions.
  • Available with the Leupold Duplex® reticle.
  • Durable matte black finish.
  • Custom Shop serviceable. Let the Leupold Custom Shop transform your Mark AR riflescope into a one-of-a-kind shooting tool.
  • Tested to the same performance standards as Leupold Mark 4® optics.
  • Rugged and absolutely waterproof in all conditions.

Dead-on Hits, Every Time, Without the Holdover

Get two FREE custom dials with the purchase of a Leupold VX-3 CDS™ Scope. Now you can double that accuracy with TWO FREE Custom dials ($100 retail value) with the purchase of a qualifying VX-3 CDS riflescope. Promotion effective August 1st, 2010 through December 31, 2010.

Leupold VX-3 CDS™ models allow you to quickly dial your elevation to different sight-in ranges with a custom adjustment matched to your specific ballistics information. The CDS dials change out easily, allowing you flexibility with different loads, conditions and calibers. Every CDS dial features ¼-MOA click increment finger adjustments and no adjustment covers to lose, making the VX-3 even more accurate and rugged. How the CDS™ System Works The CDS System works by laser-inscribing your scope’s elevation dial to match your load, velocity and conditions. Your scope will be in perfect synch with the way your rifle and load shoots, even for hand loads. Each CDS dial is unique, taking all practical ballistic and environmental factors into account:

  • Cartridge & Caliber
  • Bullet Weight
  • Bullet Make/Brand
  • Bullet Type
  • Ballistic Coefficient
  • Muzzle Velocity
  • Average Elevation
  • Average Temperature
    CDS ADVANTAGES

  • Quickly dial in elevation to different sight-in ranges.
  • Swap dials quickly by loosening set screws.
  • Match dials with specific loads for maximum accuracy.
  • Precision ¼-MOA click increment adjustment.
  • No adjustment covers to lose.
  • One revolution stops available for custom dials.
  • Use in tandem with Leupold’s RX rangefinder family for unmatched long-range precision.

CDS Dials available on:

CDS dials may also be fitted to most Leupold riflescope models through the Leupold Custom Shop. Call 1‑800‑LEUPOLD for details.

Every VX-3 CDS riflescope comes out of the box with standard ¼-MOA click adjustment dials. Also included is a coupon and instructions for redeeming a free CDS dial:

  1. Contact Leupold‘s product experts at 1-800-LEUPOLD* with your coupon code, ballistics details and shipping information. Even if you don’t know your exact ballistics, Leupold’s experts will help you determine what will work best for your load and caliber.
  2. From now through December 31st you can order up to two free CDS dials with each CDS riflescope purchase. Additional dials may be ordered at any time for $59.99 each.
  3. Leupold’s Custom Shop will laser-engrave CDS dials matched to your specifications.
  4. After receiving your CDS dials, a simple set screw adjustment is all that is needed to swap between dials.

Leupold® Deploys Battlefield Upgrades for Mark 4® Riflescopes

Leupold® Deploys Battlefield Upgrades for Mark 4® RiflescopesBEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold‘s Tactical Optics Division has upgraded its Mark 4® Extended Range/Tactical (ER/T®), Long Range/Tactical (LR/T®) and Mid Range/Tactical (MR/T®) riflescopes to give American warfighters and snipers an even greater edge on the modern battlefield. The upgrades also offer numerous optical advantages for hunters, competition shooters and other civilian shooting enthusiasts.

Primary upgrades include Leupold’s Xtended Twilight Lens System™, as well as options such as M5 0.1 mil windage and elevation adjustment dials, Horus reticles, front focal plane reticles and third-generation illuminated reticles. Selected options can be retrofitted for existing Mark 4 riflescopes, depending on model.

“These upgrades further enhance our field-proven line of Mark 4 riflescopes,” said Kevin Trepa, Leupold’s vice president of tactical sales and marketing. “Our mission to serve the unique needs of American warfighters and demanding civilian shooters continues as we develop precision optics to help them take maximum advantage of the reach and power of their rifles.”

New ER/T, LR/T and MR/T models feature the Xtended Twilight Lens System – Leupold’s best lens coating technology for low-light conditions. The system utilizes Leupold’s index matched glass with lens coatings designed to optimize the transmission of low-light wavelengths. As a result, shooters receive a crisper, brighter sight picture in dim light than ever before.

Following are key features of the available options:

* M5 windage and elevation adjustment dials have audible, tactile 1/10 (0.1) milliradian clicks to match range-estimating, mil-based reticle options. This allows fast and easy correction in the field, resulting in greater shooting precision.

* Horus reticles are mil-based and employ 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. Horus reticle options include the H26, H27, H36, H37 and H58.

* Front focal plane reticles allow the operator to use the scope on any magnification while retaining the exact spacing of range-estimating reticle features (the reticle magnifies with the image). Consequently, the operator can accurately estimate range and calculate holdovers at all power settings.

* Leupold’s third-generation illuminated riflescope reticles advance the technology with an array of features designed to provide a user-friendly, intuitive system for fast target acquisition in tactical low-light situations. Third-generation illumination offers a 15 percent brighter reticle, eight different intensity settings (two compatible with night-vision equipment) and redesigned control dials to enhance ease of use.

While no single Mark 4 riflescope can be fitted with all the upgrade options, numerous variations exist and most models are capable of accepting multiple upgrades. To determine specific options available for particular scopes, contact Leupold Tactical Optics at 1-800-LEUPOLD.

Ready for deployment, Mark 4 ER/T, LR/T and MR/T riflescopes are waterproof, fog proof and shock proof. A 30mm maintube provides exceptional strength and allows for a wide range of windage and elevation adjustment. Exhaustive testing in the factory and field ensures durability. Flip-open lens covers are standard issue. Each scope comes in a matte black finish and is covered by the company’s Tactical Optics Warranty.

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.

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 Golden Ring® and Mark 4 optics 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.

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

Jeff Patterson, (402) 437-6410 or jeffp@swansonrussell.com

Leupold Rifle Scopes

Leupold Superfriends

The Leupold Superfriends protected the Northern City from all the types of creatures that could come out of the forest to destroy the peaceful lives of its citizens. Once again, the calm evening at the Leupold Hall of Optics was shattered when the report came in from the frantic mayor.” A monster deer is rampaging the city. Please help us with your ultra high performing optics, Leupold Superfriends!” he wrung his hands.

The Leupold Superfriends gathered around the display, watching the amazing forty story creature smash its antlers into the sides of buildings.

VX cracked his knuckles as he watched the destruction. “This deer thought it could sneak in under the cover of twilight, but it will be no match for my Xtended Twilight Lens System and  Light Optimization Profile. He won’t be able to hide from  my huge field of view.”

“That deer monster won’t stand a chance against us,” Rifleman agreed as he polished his Wide Duplex reticle. “It’s smashing things, but we’re accurate, durable, rugged and shockproof. No knocking us about cross country is going to take off our alignment. Right?” FX agreed while tapping on his virtually indestructible Diamond Coat 2 lens coating.

“To the Leupold Limo,” cried Rimfire. “It won’t stand a chance against our precision shots on small targets.”

The Superfriends filled the limo, their uniforms an elegant mix of matte black, satin black, gloss black and silver. Ultralight, being lighter than everyone else, stuck his head out the roof while those who had Ballistics Aiming Systems were firing up for their accurate, long range shots. They were ready for the deer monster.

When they arrived at the docks, the deer monster had made a mess of everything. Windows were broken, cars were upside down, people were running and screaming. The Superfriends got out of their limo, and Shotgun/Muzzleloader got close to the deer monster. He was ideally suited for fast, close-range action. Deltapoint Reflex stood beside him, his motion sensor activated.

The deer monster screamed out a challenge, and smashed a bus. People ran in fear as steam billowed out of the deer monster’s nostrils.

The Superfriends used their wide range of reticles and high performance optics to take out that deer. Handgun was fast and accurate, taking quick shots from around the corner of the smashed bus, while European-30 make quick metric shots, deadly into the deer’s heart. Competition took up his post on the thirtieth floor and with his extreme magnification, made incredibly precise shots into the center of the deer monster’s eye.

The deer monster was looking weakened. It screamed out a challenge that made the Superfriends cover their ears, and then it attacked them with its sharp hooves. It did a lot of damage. As they were about to fall back, Mark 4 showed up. His strengths of a red dot sight and flexibility of variable power made him good for everything from 50 to 700 meters to giant deer monsters. Tactical, dependable, with the reach and power and high performance of the Leupold Superfriends, the deer monster fell.

Once more, Leupold’s Superfriends had saved the city.

Colonel Jeff Cooper’s Signature Steyr Scout Returns In Limited Edition Commemorative Package

Colonel Jeff Cooper's Signature Steyr Scout Returns In Limited Edition CTRUSSVILLE, Alabama – Steyr Arms has announced an extremely limited production run of the Jeff Cooper Scout Rifle in a commemorative package. This package is in the Scout’s originally designed configuration as specified by legendary small-arms expert, author and founder of what would later become the Gunsite Training Center, United States Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Dean “Jeff” Cooper (1920-2006). Adorned with Col. Cooper’s “JC” crest-of-arms, the first rifle of this special run, serial number JC001, made its public debut at the 2010 NRA Annual Meetings in Charlotte, NC.

Throughout much of the 1990s, Col. Cooper worked very closely with Steyr to produce what he would eventually consider to be the benchmark of his Scout rifle concept. As the ideal general-purpose rifle in the ideal general-purpose chambering, Col. Cooper’s requirements were exceptionally specific, and the resulting .308 Win. rifle was nothing short of brilliant when finally introduced in 1999. Still today, it stands as the ultimate testament to Col. Cooper’s meticulous understanding of firearms, tactics, ballistics and ultimate survival.

Based on the Steyr SBS action fed by a 5-round detachable box magazine, the Scout carries on Col. Cooper’s legacy with a rifle weight of less than 7 pounds. The package also includes a long-eye-relief, forward mounted 2.5X Leupold scope and a multipurpose Ching Sling. Overall length is kept to Col. Cooper’s maximum requirement of exactly one meter (39.4 inches). The polymer stock boasts a chameleon flip-forward bipod that solidly supports the rifle yet, when closed, transforms into an almost seamless traditional foreend. A UIT rail is nestled between the two bipod legs in their closed position, and a second box magazine is held in ready reserve along the bottom profile of the buttstock. The light-contour cold-hammer-forged barrel is fluted to further reduce weight, and it has a recessed match crown to maintain superb, sub-MOA accuracy. Flip-up auxiliary “Ghost-ring” iron sights provide a when-all-else-fails back-up to the Leupold optic.

For the 2010 offering, Steyr’s Jeff Cooper Scout Rifle Commemorative Package is chambered in .308 Win., exactly as Col. Cooper conceived, and it sets in the original “Scout Gray” stock highlighted by the “JC” crest-of arms. A 2.5X 28mm Leopold Scout scope is attached to the integral top rail via Steyr mounts. An attached Galco Ching Sling is also inscribed with the “JC” crest, as is the Boyt TAC541 soft case and the Boyt H44 hard case. The latter also boasts the Steyr Arms logo. To finish off the package, a hardbound copy of Cooper’s Art Of The Rifle is also included. The package has an MSRP of $2,975. Serial numbers begin at JC001, and sequential numbers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Only 300 will be available.

Established in 1864 in Steyr, Austria, Steyr Arms is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr’s comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles and precision sporting and tactical firearms are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr’s legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 7661 Commerce Lane, Trussville, AL 35173; call (205) 655-8299; or visit www.steyrarms.com.
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Steyr Arms Rifle Specifications
Model: Jeff Cooper Commemorative Scout
Purpose: General-purpose rifle
Manufacturer: Steyr Mannlicher GmbH
Kleinraming, Austria
Importer: Steyr Arms, Inc.
7661 Commerce Lane
Trussville, AL 35173
(205) 655-8299
www.steyrarms.com
Operation: Bolt-action repeating rifle
Caliber: .308 Winchester
Action material: 25CrMo4 steel
Magazine type/capacity: Polymer double-stack detachable box/5 rounds
Barrel: 20-inch
Rifling: Four-groove, 1:12 RH twist
Sights: Flip-up iron sights; integral top rail
Finish: Mannox®
Safety: 3+1 position safety
Trigger type: Single-stage
Pull weight: 4 pounds, 8 ounces (user adjustable)
Stock material/type: Scout Gray polymer with integrated bipod & UIT rail
Recoil pad: Elastomer
Sling swivels: Five removable push-and-turn-style positions available (two included)
Checkering: None
Weight, empty: Rifle 6.6 pounds, Package weight 7.9 pounds
Overall length: 39.4 inches
Included accessories: Leupold 2.5X 28mm Scout Scope, Galco Ching Sling, Boyt soft case, Boyt hard case, Steyr scope mounts, Art Of The Rifle by Col. Jeff Cooper, one extra magazine, owners manual
MSRP: $2,975

Contact:
Mike Nischalke (703) 380-3595 or mike@hunteroc.com
Karen Lutto (830) 755-4308 or karen@hunteroc.com

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