Have you ever wondered what might have happened if Davy Crockett had a Leupold VX-I on his rifle back at the Alamo? Perhaps those brave fighters wouldn’t have lost their lives in that bitter final stand. The Leupold VX-I Riflescope is an outstanding tool that would have brought brightness, contrast and clarity to all the difficult shots that Crockett would have to make, especially in those desperate pre-dawn hours in which he most needed them. He’d have been able to clearly see the soldiers that were rushing the Alamo, and Davy Crockett would have been able to depend on the VX-I, since it has a standard multicoat lens system and comes in the most popular hunting magnifications. It even has a 1-4×20 mm designed for shotguns or muzzleloaders, which would have been perfect for Crockett’s flintlock rifle.
When Santa Anna’s army camped outside the mission walls, Crockett could have aimed his rifle right on their cannons. He’d say to Commander Travis, “I can shoot that army easier than hitting a barrel in a tree.” Then he’d compose the shot with the Leupold VX-I, using the micro-friction windage and elevation adjustments, line up the reticle on his target (he would have six different reticles to choose from) and he’d make precision killer shots that would have struck sticky honey locust tree-sap into the hearts of his enemy, chilling them in terror and sending them running back like slinking coyotes. Crockett would be able to make perfect shot after exquisitely perfect shot, since the classic lockable eyepiece design has eye relief between 3.7 and 4.9 inches (depending on the model he chose).
And there’d be a break in the cannon volley, which would give the men of the Alamo a chance to reload their weapons and brace for the next wave. Crockett would have a moment to admire the 3x Single Bias Spring Erector magnification system and the one-inch main tube manufactured from 6061-T aircraft quality aluminum alloy on his riflescope. But he wouldn’t. He’d be too busy helping the fighters in the Alamo prepare for Santa Anna’s next wave of attack.
Santa Anna’s army would have fallen like a tree hit by lightning as Davy picked them off. Crockett wouldn’t have to worry about the shrapnel flying or the changes in the fickle March weather because his VX-I Riflescope would be durable with its Proprietary Nitrogen-fill process keeping his scope both fogproof and waterproof. There would have been no need for Colonel Travis to draw a line in the sand, asking the men to stay and fight. “We’ll stay and fight like panthers with wasp nests on their heads,” the men would say, stepping over the line. “Stay and fight with Davy Crockett!”
Jim Bowie would be ready to give his life in the defense of the Alamo, as would Crockett. Bowie might have watched Santa Anna’s final assault, the columns of soldiers advancing in the cool Texan morning, and he’d see each one drop as Davy Crockett, with the help of his Leupold VX-I, made brilliant shot after amazing shot.
There would be no scaling of Alamo walls, no blasting open of the barricaded doors. And Davy Crockett’s ability to split a bullet on the edge of an axe from 40 m away. With the Leupold VX-I Rifle Scope, that would have only been the beginning of the legends swirling around him. In fact, he’d be able to shoot the little white surrender handkerchief out of Santa Anna’s waving hand from over 100 yards away. Davy Crockett and his steadfast troop of brave revolutionary fighters would be able to go on and lead Texas to independence without the tragedy that happened at the Alamo. If only Davy Crockett had been equipped with a Leupold VX-I Riflescope.