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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

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