Thursday, August 16, 2012
Leupold® 3-Gun Scope
|Among the challenges in 3-Gun competitions is to have sights that allow for instant effectiveness at extremely close range, yet are precise enough to be effective at the longer ranges. Companies in the industry are developing better and better products for 3-Gun all the time.
All shooters and hunters in recent years are benefiting from the wide range of new products being developed for the greater “tactical” world. Initially, the industry developed the basic products in this genre and now companies are filling in the blanks. Face it, products that work quickly and effectively over diverse distances and that are rugged enough to hard use can be valid virtually anywhere, any time.
Although Leupold’s latest offering is designed specifically for 3-Gun competition, it would serve equally well in numbers of hunting situations, especially on wild boar hunts where the pigs are taken both close and far.
This is not an inexpensive scope and that’s fine. Serious shooters need serious equipment.
Leupold® has introduced the VX®-6 Multigun 1-6x24mm riflescope featuring the illuminated FireDot™ Special Purpose Reticle (SPR®), available through the Leupold Custom Shop.
With its 6:1 zoom ratio, the VX-6 Multigun delivers the speed of a zero-magnification red dot at its lowest power setting. At its highest power setting, the scope pulls distant targets in tighter for more precise shot placement. MSRP is $949.99.
“The VX-6 Multigun is the result of input from consumers who wanted more in a 3-Gun optic,” said Pat Mundy, senior marketing manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Our production managers and Custom Shop have worked closely to deliver a product that answered these requests.”
The FireDot SPR is designed for instinctive, close-range/low-magnification situations, yet allows shooters to engage longer-range targets with greater precision than generally possible with other reticles.
The illuminated center aiming point attracts the eye naturally and makes target acquisition quick, precise and simple. It has a one-button, low profile design that offers a choice of 12 different reticle brightness settings. Proprietary Motion Sensor Technology (MST™) automatically deactivates illumination after five minutes of inactivity, but reactivates immediately when any movement is detected.
VX-6 has pop-up, re-zeroable finger click 0.1 milradian adjustments for windage and elevation that can be converted to Leupold’s Custom Dial System® (CDS). With CDS, competitors can get on target at any range, with any load, by matching their scopes to the ballistics of their ammunition and sight-in conditions. Each scope comes with one free CDS dial.
Other features include:
• Leupold’s most durable Twin Bias Spring Erector System™ provides the utmost in mechanical reliability. It is built with up to 30 percent more holding force than competitive riflescopes to withstand the most intense recoil and abuse.
• Extreme fast-focus eyepiece allows smooth, fast and precise focus adjustment for users of different visual acuity, from nearsighted to farsighted.
• Second generation Argon/Krypton waterproofing and fog proofing. Enhanced thermal shock resistance.
VX-6 riflescopes have a 30mm matte black main tube. For more information, visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.
Steve Comus is a nationally recognized hunting editor with Safari Club International and a former WON Guns and Hunting Editor. His column appears every other week in WON and he can be reached at email@example.com.
LEUPOLD’S NEW 3-Gun scope is a good bet for hog hunting, as well.