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RELENTLESS PERFORMANCE

Bruce Pettet, CEO, Leupold & Stevens, Inc.

Since 1907, we’ve built optics that outperform every other manufacturer on the market. Our commitment to producing products that never fail defines who we are. We are Leupold. And we are relentless in our pursuit for the highest level of performance in everything we make. Now, we’ve taken our lifelong dedication to quality and precision and applied it to a new line of products: Leupold Performance Eyewear. Like our optics, Performance Eyewear is engineered to outperform in the harshest conditions. From lightweight ballistic-rated materials to advanced polarized lens construction, we’ve designed every pair to meet your needs, whether you’re in the field, at the range, or on the go. For more than 100 years, Leupold has held to the same promise: to never let down on quality. Today, our promise is no different. We will continue to pursue precision and performance in everything we make. So go ahead, Be Relentless.

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Leupold's Long-Range Legacy The New CCH Reticle

LEUPOLD'S LONG-RANGE LEGACY

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Behind the Core with Jon Pynch

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Predator Hunting Tips

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Complete Shooting System

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Mounting Mistakes

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Performance Eyewear

The story of our evolution from military-grade optics to longrange dominance.

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Field to Table

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Pro Gear Apparel

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Product Guide

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Scope Finder

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Lifetime Guarantee

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E G N A R G N LO LEUPOLD’S

LEGACY

From riflescopes to reticles, we’re committed to making every one of our products the absolute best in its class. But building the world's best long-range optics for professional shooters and the military doesn’t happen overnight. It is our 90+ engineers and technicians, 700 employees, and 113 years of US manufacturing experience that make the difference. Especially in today’s long-range game.

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LONG-RANGE

LONG RANGE LEGACY THE EVOLUTION OF PRECISION OPTICS

THE POPULARITY OF LONG-RANGE SHOOTING HAS SURGED IN RECENT YEARS, AND WITH IT THE DEMAND FOR INNOVATIVE NEW PRODUCTS THAT PUSH THE LIMITS OF ACCURACY AT EXTREME DISTANCES. FOR LEUPOLD LONGRANGE OPTICS, THIS HAS BEEN AN ERA OF EXCEPTIONAL PROGRESS. WE’VE INTRODUCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES, EXPANDED OUR MARK SERIES, AND BROKEN NEW GROUND FOR DISTANCE, PERFORMANCE, AND PRECISION. AND WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED. Our long history of manufacturing military-grade optics gave us the foundation needed to develop high-performance products that meet the needs of long-range shooters. Of course, we’re not the only optics manufacturer looking to address shooter’s demands, but we bring years of practical experience to the table that other brands can only mimic. Today, most optic brands have a “tactical” scope line, or at least a product with tactical features. But where did the tactical scope come from? Before the early 80s, soldiers were using hunting-style riflescopes in combat. While very functional, the military discovered these optics had their shortcomings. They needed tactical tools customized for combat situations—and they knew just the manufacturer for the job. Our mission was clear: build a riflescope that would outperform anything on the market. The result? The most advanced battlefield-capable scope the military had ever seen – the Ultra. This scope outperformed even the military's expectations and proved that Leupold was the clear choice for battle-ready optics. The Ultra laid the groundwork for what would become Leupold's legendary Mark Series. Since then, the Mark 4, Mark 6, and Mark 8 scope lines were born. And although stringent military requirements resulted in impressive tactical innovations, some features were very specific to their applications and didn’t serve the growing demand for long-range precision optics. The need for a high-performance long-range scope was evident. Enter the Mark 5HD. The Mark 5HD came into existence a different way than its brethren. We took cues and feedback from professional shooters, civilians, and elite-level operators and built a scope that dominates on the range and delivers superior performance on any platform, at any distance. And once the Mark 5HD started to take off, the military took notice and adopted it into several of their weapons systems.

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See more in less light with the Twilight Max HD Light Management System

Delivers 120 MOA of travel using a precise and repeatable Three-Turn ZeroLock Dial

Experience unparalleled windage and elevation adjustment travel with 35mm maintube

Waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for life

The popularity of the Mark 5HD has soared, but it’s not the only long-range innovation we’ve developed recently. The last visual control shooters have over where the bullet goes is the riflescope, and the reticle is a key tool in maximizing the precision of a shot. Because of the evolution of longrange scopes, long-range specific reticles have also evolved and helped transform the sport. Many shooters are familiar with the Tactical Milling Reticle, or TMR. Born from military needs, the TMR provides hash marks on the horizontal and vertical lines of the crosshairs for accurate holdovers and measuring targets. But shooters wanted more. Next came the grid, or Christmas tree style of reticles. These patterns took the TMR and enhanced it with designs that gave shooters defined aiming points to use for elevation, wind, and bullet drop compensation. Yet, even though these types of reticles remain very useful, some shooters find them too busy or that they cover up too much of the target. We listened to the feedback and developed our Competition Combat Hunter reticle, or CCH. The CCH takes the traditional grid-style reticle and diversifies it. Check out the spec sheet and see why it excels in any environment. From long-range competition shooting to hunting the backcountry, the CCH reticle is relentlessly versatile and deadly accurate.

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LONG-RANGE

COMPETITION COMBAT HUNTER

THE NEW CCH RETICLE

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FEATURES Open line intersections Allows for precise shot placement without covering up small targets at extreme distances. .25 MIL increments Provides multiple holdover points and less clutter without sacrificing precision and speed.

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.1 MIL measurement tool Highly accurate milling and range estimation for when you don’t have a rangefinder or when you can’t use one in competition.

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“V” shaped mover holds For faster target acquisition on 2.5 and 5 mph moving objects and rapid range estimation.

AVAILABLE FOR FIELD-OF-VIEW The circles above represent the available field-of-view at high magnification. Reducing magnification will reveal more of the reticle for use.

RELENTLESSLY VERSATILE, DEADLY ACCURATE

Mark 8 3.5-25x56mm (35mm) M5C2 Non-Illuminated

Mark 5HD 7-35x56 MIL, Mark 5HD 5-25x56 MIL, Mark 5HD 3.6-18x44 MIL

Our goal has always been to make products as functionally versatile and easyto-use as possible. The CCH was designed with this in mind. It provides extreme precision, speed, and accuracy for situations where shooters need to be fast and still get hits. VX-3i LRP 6.5-20x50mm (30mm) SF MIL FFP VX-3i LRP 4.5-14x50mm (30mm) SF MIL FFP 8


BEHIND THE

CORE

One hobby, passion, or activity doesn’t define a person. From the outside looking in, people often look one-dimensional, but experience says this is rarely the case. Jon Pynch is a classic example.

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BEHIND THE CORE

JON PYNCH THE MAN BEHIND THE GLASS

JON PYNCH CARRIES A BEVY OF LABELS DEPENDING ON WHAT CROWD YOU RUN WITH. SOME MAY KNOW HIM AS AN ACCOMPLISHED HUNTER, A RENOWNED COMPETITIVE LONG-RANGE SHOOTER, A PODCAST HOST, A DEVOTED FATHER, A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, OR AN OREGON NATIVE. BUT WE WANTED TO KNOW MORE; WHAT MAKES JON PYNCH TICK? What fascinates you about long-range shooting? A lot of things, but ultimately, I love precision. Only accurate guns are interesting to me, and I love the challenge of figuring out the wind. Placing a first round hit on a long-range target is so satisfying! How does your preparation for a match differ from a hunt? What is the same? When it comes to the gun, preparation for a match and preparation for a hunt are very similar. I want the rifle to be hammering, from load development to drop, everything needs to be perfect. But aside from gun prep, not much is the same. Matches require mental preparation and practice drills, while hunts require getting in shape and making sure all my gear is good to go. What scares you? Failing. I think fear of failure is a big deal because I know great things are often on the other side of failure. As I’ve grown older, I’ve made a point to try and face my fear of failing every chance I get. I'm not good at it yet, but it’s a work in progress. You compete in a lot of NRL and PRS matches – but have you ever wanted to compete in matches like The Mammoth Challenge? I'd love to compete in a variety of competitions, I just need more time. It would be great to shoot more team style matches, Competition Dynamics matches, Mammoth Sniper Challenge, Guardian Long Range matches, etc. But right now, the two biggest, most competitive leagues are the PRS and NRL – so that's where I focus my time. Hopefully I figure out how to fit in more matches at some point. Do your sons shoot with you? Off and on. I never push them to shoot, but when they want to, we’ll break out the .22's and have mini comps between them and their mom. I'm not allowed to compete with them though. My oldest just turned 9 and we're planning a spring bear hunt this year he's really looking forward to. Because of the upcoming hunt, I'll be working with him more through the winter to get him prepared.

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What is your rifle setup for hunting? I have a handful of hunting guns, but the one that got the nod this year was my 6.5 PRC. Specs are Curtis Custom Axiom action, Mesa Precision Altitude carbon stock, Triggertech Diamond trigger, Proof Research carbon 24" barrel, Area 419 muzzle brake, and a Leupold Mark 5 HD 3.6-18x44 with TMR reticle. If you were a match director, what is the first rule you would enact? I’d do two things: 90 second stages, and tripods must be deployed on the clock. When your long range shooting career is over, what will the next chapter of your life look like? I'm not sure how long I can compete at a high level, so it all depends on that. I've met a lot of great people in this industry, and I'd like to continue to contribute to it for a long time. But the next chapter of my life will focus on family, probably more travel time, and golf. I enjoy golfing and would love to work on it a little more someday. If you could give your younger self a piece of advice, what would it be? Don't be afraid to fail. You learn the most when you do.

Jon Pynch is a renowned long-range competitive shooter and member of Leupold's Pro Team. Pynch is a perennial contender on both the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) and National Rifle League (NRL) circuits – and is the NRL’s reigning champion.

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FROM

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For some, predator hunting is an exciting way to bridge the gap between big game seasons and extend their time in the field. For others, it’s an obsession. Either way, hunting predators helps control the population, protect livestock, manage wildlife, and ensure the future of a healthy ecosystem. It’s also highly addictive.

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PREDATOR HUNTING

PREDATOR HUNTING BASICS ADVICE FOR NEW PREDATOR HUNTERS

THERE ARE FEW EXPERIENCES MORE ADDICTING THAN CALLING A COYOTE IN. THE CHALLENGE OF OUTWITTING A SKILLED PREDATOR ON THEIR HOME TURF PROVIDES A THRILL THAT MOST HUNTERS CAN’T SHAKE. Coyotes live in every corner of North America, from deep in the wilderness to rural communities and major metropolitan cities. Capable of adapting to nearly any environment, their growing population makes hunting these predators a very popular, and very necessary, sport among hunters. Like any hunting or shooting sport, predator hunting can be intimidating to break into if you’re new. But it doesn’t have to be. With the right gear and a little guidance, you’ll be hooked in no time. If you want to start hunting coyotes, then the following guide will help you get started. GEARED FOR THE HUNT New to predator hunting? Chances are, you already have everything you need. Basic gear – aside from a rifle – includes a bi-pod or shooting-sticks, strong lights with extra batteries, camouflage, an electric call, and an optic that suits the terrain. Coyotes typically bed down during the day and hunt at night, so the optic you use will vary depending on the hunt. Daytime hunts require lightweight gear as you are mobile, moving from spot to spot to find where the animals are bedded down. A low-power, lightweight scope like the VX-3i 2.5-8x36mm works well for day hunts; the wide field-of-view and lighter setup make for easier shots in heavy vegetation and close encounters. For nighttime hunts, use a high-power optic with a large objective, like the VX-6HD 4-24x52mm. The higher magnification helps with accurate identifications in the dark. When you see eyes at 300 yards out, you need to get a good look at the animal to ensure proper identification, and to determine how to call them in and position yourself. SETUP FOR SUCCESS The type of setup you use depends personal preference and terrain. Some hunters set up in a high-rack loaded into the bed of a truck, others walk in and sit, while some post up in a tree stand. Regardless of the setup you choose, it should always cater to two things: wind and visibility. Coyotes are masters at keeping out of sight, especially when stalking prey, so having 360o of visibility increases your odds of seeing them approach. But setting up in a place with good visibility is only half the equation. Most predators will circle downwind before coming in to a call, so it’s vital to pay attention to the crosswind and always have a set of eyes downwind. A predator’s nose is unbeatable, so don’t try to fool them. Instead, use their cautious behavior to your advantage. Set up in a spot that forces them to

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cross an opening if they want to circle downwind of the call – this gives you the opportunity for a shot before they wind you. How long you sit and how far you move between stands depend on the terrain. Coyotes travel large distances and have exceptional hearing, so it’s best to space your setups a mile or more apart when hunting in open country, or just around the next hill when hunting in mountainous terrain. Typically, coyotes come in within the first 10 minutes of calling, so each stand should last no more than 15 minutes. TALK THE TALK Calling is an acquired skill; the more you do it, the better you get. Most electric calls have a wide selection of sounds to pick from, but if you don’t know where to begin, start by listening and then mimicking what you hear. For coyotes, there are three moods you can appeal to: hunger, curiosity, and territorial anger. A skilled hunter can evoke each of these through a progression of calls, luring in even the most wily predator. The trick to calling in coyotes is to understand their seasonal habits: Every season brings a new set of motivations and knowing these motivations will help you call more effectively. In the fall, coyotes gain weight to prepare for the winter months; use distress calls to appeal to their hunger. During the winter, finding food and defending their territory matter most; appeal to their hunger and anger with a series of distress calls that start out quiet and grow louder, ending with a howl. This combination alerts nearby coyotes that there is food in the area and a coyote encroaching on their territory. Spring is breeding season, the time when howling is critical. Effective calls include male challenge howls, female invitation howls, or pair howls. Your calls should appeal to either a single male looking to mate, or a male and female pair looking to pick a fight. TIPS Don’t stop calling after you shoot, chances are a second coyote will come in after the first. Coyotes hunt in loose pairs, especially in the spring, and aren’t always spooked by the sound of gunshots. So keep calling. If you see a second coyote take off, then you can stop them with a submissive call, like a pup in distress or a whimper, giving you the opportunity for a second shot. Use your light! Many new and experienced predator hunters don’t use their light enough. Instead of using it intermittently, which can spook off animals, use your light constantly. By leaving the light on, predators become comfortable with it from a distance and it will make it much easier to spot incoming animals. Light also serves as incredible camouflage. Animals can’t see anything behind the light if you keep it in their eyes, which gives you the freedom to move around and prepare for the shot.

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PREDATOR HUNTING

ALL SYSTEMS GO

SPOT IT. RANGE IT. DIAL IT. TAG IT.

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BETWEEN FINDING GAME AND TAGGING OUT, THERE ARE COUNTLESS WAYS A HUNT CAN GO WRONG. BUT WHY RISK GOING HOME EMPTY-HANDED IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO? A successful hunt involves a lot of moving parts, which is why Leupold offers a complete shooting system designed around dominating every step of the hunt. Here’s how: Easily spot and identify game at any distance with our binoculars and spotting scopes. It can be hard to tell the difference between at a bedded elk and a shaded stump, but our crystal-clear glass eliminates doubt so you spend less time looking and more time hunting.

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Make short work of ranging and dialing for distance. When you need to act quickly, our lightning-fast rangefinders deliver ballistically accurate distances in any terrain, and our Custom Dial System (CDS™) easily adjusts on the fly for first-shot confidence no matter what the conditions. When the time comes to squeeze the trigger, trust your shot to Leupold. If you want a scope that won’t fail in the moment of truth, put a gold ring on it. Once your bullet finds its mark, the real work begins. Recovering an animal can be difficult, but our highly-sensitive thermal units make finding downed game easier than ever. Any combination of Leupold products will give you an advantage in the field. Whether you’re a weekend warrior on a day hunt, or spending weeks in the backcountry, you can depend on us to make optics as relentless as you are.

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SPOT IT Hunt with your eyes, not your feet. A wide range of magnification options and performance features help you tackle any environment on any hunt.

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RANGE IT Never second guess the distance of a shot. Our lightning quick ranging engines with advanced ballistic calculations deliver accurate distances you can depend on.

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DIAL IT Say goodbye to holdovers. Our Custom Dial System (CDS™) helps you easily compensate for bullet drop and make ultra-quick adjustments on the fly.

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MOUNTING

MistakeS You can spend thousands on a scope and rifle, log countless hours at the reloading bench tweaking your load, painstakingly sight-in until everything is dead-on, and have it all go up in smoke because your mounting system failed at the moment of truth. Or, you can follow these tips and trust your shot of a lifetime to Leupold.

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MOUNTING MISTAKES

MOUNTING 101 COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL GUNSMITH TO MOUNT YOUR RIFLESCOPE CORRECTLY, BUT YOU DO HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION. The scope is the most vital component of long-range accuracy. Improper mounting can lead to a variety of consequences, including damage to the maintube and internal components, missed targets, and shooter injury from the scope. The best way to prevent these issues and guarantee accuracy is to mount the scope yourself. With a little attention to detail, mounting a scope is not as challenging as it seems. It’s a great skill to have and, when done correctly, proves invaluable in the field. But, as with any process, there are key steps you need to get right. We asked an expert to share the most common mistakes people make when mounting their optics and how to avoid them. As Chief of Range Operations at Leupold and one of our best internal resources for mounting scopes and diagnosing performance issues, Colby Ingram takes mounting pretty seriously. With a job that requires mounting 30-50 scopes per week, it’s no surprise he knows exactly what to do and, more importantly, what not to do. Here are Colby’s top mounting tips.

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BEWARE OF TORQUE Over-torqueing screws is an easy mistake to make, especially when you want your mount secure enough to withstand heavy recoil. But exceeding maximum torque can cause internal and external damage to the scope and potentially limit the mounting system’s performance. A good rule-of-thumb is to never turn a screw or bolt so tight that the tool you’re using damages the screw slot or hex hole. If you’re serious about setting up your system correctly, then you need a torque wrench. A torque wrench ensures the mounts are secure without the risk of overtightening or having your screwdriver jump out of the slot and damage your rifle.

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DON’T LAP RINGS Lapping is an age-old process that prevents rings from torqueing the scope by increasing their surface contact with the maintube. However, with today’s technology and manufacturing processes, most rings don’t require lapping. In fact, lapping can turn round rings into ovals, creating gaps and putting detrimental pressure on parts of the maintube, which can potentially damage your scope. If you purchase a Leupold mounting system for your scope, trust that it’s machined to fit like a glove and lapping is not advised.


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QUALITY COUNTS Mounts are the foundation to any accurate shooting system, functioning as the crucial bond between the rifle and scope. But after spending $1500 on a rifle and another $1200 on a scope, it’s understandable to want to save a little on a mounting system. Except quality performance requires quality mounts, and in this sport, you get what you pay for. I encourage shooters to view their mounting system as much of an investment as the rest of their equipment. Why? Because without a solid foundation, an expensive optic simply won’t perform.

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ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL Correctly mounting a riflescope is 100% shooter dependent. No two people are built the same – for proper alignment, always account for the shooters body type. Letting someone else mount your scope is like letting a friend borrow your car; when you get it back all the mirrors are wrong and your feet don’t touch the pedals. It’s best to learn how to mount your own optics so your setup is tailored to you. From where your cheek rests on the stock to the amount of eye relief you need, the only person who can mount your scope correctly is you. But if you still need help, make sure you are present so it is adjusted to meet your needs.

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LEVEL UP A properly mounted scope is level to the rifle. To achieve a proper mount, you need a leveling kit and you need to know how to use it. Many people put the level on top of the adjustment dial to square the scope to the action, but there is a better way. Instead of putting the level on top of the dial, remove the cap and put the level on the adjustment post. By using the adjustment post, you ensure the scope is truly level to the action, allowing you to shoot with total accuracy.

As our Chief Range Officer, Colby over-sees all range operations and training. His life-long passion for hunting and shooting has given him a wealth of knowledge, making him an infinitely valuable resource.

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INTRODUCING

PERFOrMANCe EYeWEAR We make the lightest, clearest, and most rugged riflescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, and rangefinders in the world. Designed to outperform under the harshest conditions, our optics are guaranteed to never let you down. Now, we’re applying this same expertise to a new line of products, so you can experience Leupold’s rugged clarity every day.

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PERFORMANCE EYEWEAR

INTRODUCING A NEW ERA OF

RELENTLESS PERFORMANCE

KATMAI The Katmai is the choice for any adventurer. Lightweight, shatterproof, rugged, and exceptionally clear; they can be trusted to keep your eyes fresh and your vision true.

LEUPOLD PERFORMANCE EYEWEAR IS DESIGNED, MACHINED, AND ASSEMBLED IN THE U.S.A. WHETHER YOU’RE HITTING THE TRAIL OR SENDING ROUNDS DOWN RANGE, OUR DEDICATION TO RELENTLESS PERFORMANCE WON’T LET YOU DOWN.

PURPOSE BUILT Leupold Performance Eyewear is made from lightweight ballistic-rated materials with scratch-resistant polarized lenses that are as clear as our optics.

FIELD READY In the field, at the range, or on the go, every pair of Leupold Performance Eyewear is designed to outperform in the harshest conditions. Lightweight, rugged, and extremely clear, your eyes will stay fresh all day long regardless of the task at hand. So go ahead, be relentless.

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BECNARA The Becnara fuses Leupold performance with everyday style. Polarized, rugged, shatterproof, and incredibly clear; they will never let you down. Any day or any adventure, the Becnara stands out in the field.


DAYLIGHT MAX Provides UV protection for optimal performance in bright conditions

PACKOUT The Packout is the go-to option for any hunter or shooter. ANSI Z87.1+ ballistic protection alongside our proven optical clarity make the Packout perfect for every adventure and everyday wear.

ANSI Z87.1+ BALLISTIC RATING Meets or exceeds ANSI high-velocity impact standards for eye protection (Packout, Switchback, and Tracer styles) DIAMONDCOAT SCRATCH RESISTANCE Reduces surface scratches with a hardened surface coating NO-SLIP BRIDGE Provides all day comfort with no-slip, softtouch rubber bridge pads

SWITCHBACK Comfortable on the range, in the field, or on the ride home, the Switchback will quickly become a favorite addition to your everyday kit. ANSI Z87.1+ ballistic protection, lightweight comfort, and unquestionable clarity gives you everything you need and nothing you don’t.

LIMITED LIFETIME GUARANTEE Protects against manufacturer’s defects for the life of the product INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES Easily change lenses to maintain maximum protection in all light conditions (Tracer style only) IN-FUSED POLARIZED LENSES

TRACER When you’re a dedicated shooter, the Tracer is an absolute must-have. ANSI Z87.1+ ballistic protection, interchangeable lenses (included), and weather-resistant coatings are combined with Leupold’s unmatched clarity and durability.

Eliminates glare and keeps your eyes fresh on the water and in the field GUARD-ION HYDROPHOBIC COATING Sheds dirt and water for a clear, crisp image RX READY Compatible with prescription lens requirements (Tracer style excluded)

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Spring is almost here, and before you know it, you’ll be in the woods listening for the thundering gobbles of love-sick toms, searching for sheds, and chasing black bears as they shake off their winter rust. But all that running around can work up a big appetite so it's time to use that meat you harvested in the fall. Keep your energy levels up with this simple and delicious springtime meal.

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FIELD TO TABLE

SPRING VENISON CUTLETS Whether you’re around a campfire or in your kitchen at home, this Spring Venison Cutlet recipe is a quick, fresh meal that’s sure to impress and satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

INGREDIENTS SOUR CREAM SMASHED POTATOES • 1 lb. baby yellow potatoes • 3 tbsp butter • ¼ cup sour cream • 1 tsp salt CUTLETS • 1 lb. venison hind leg muscle. Substitute turkey breast, grouse breast, elk, etc. • Preferred seasoning salt • Fresh ground pepper • 2 tbsp oil ROASTED MORELS AND ASPARAGUS • 1 tbsp oil • 4 oz morels, cleaned, halved, and stems removed. Substitute any mushroom of choice. • 8 oz asparagus, 1.5-2” slices • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced • 2 tbsp butter • 1 small bunch of spring onions or chives, 1” chopped • 3-4 sprigs of thyme Serves 2

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MEAL PREP INSTRUCTIONS SOUR CREAM SMASHED POTATOES • Place the potatoes into a pot, cover with water, season with two pinches of salt and simmer until cooked. Approximately 15-20 minutes. • Strain the potatoes and crush them with a fork in a bowl. Keep them slightly chunky. • Mix the butter, salt, and sour cream into the potatoes. • Taste and adjust the seasoning as you see fit. • Keep in a warm place until ready to serve. CUTLETS, MORELS, AND ASPARAGUS • Clean the meat and cut against the grain into 1” thick cutlets. Place between two layers of saran wrap. • Use a mallet or a flat, heavy object to pound out the cutlets to 3/4” thick. • Heat a heavy-bottom pan over medium high heat. • Season both sides of the cutlets with salt and pepper. • Add the oil to the pan. When it begins to smoke, sear the cutlets on both sides so they are brown and cooked to your desired doneness. If necessary, work in batches so the pan doesn’t get crowded. • Place the cutlets in a warm spot. • Wipe out the pan, add 1 tbsp of fresh oil and place over medium heat. • When the oil smokes, add the morels and sauté for 60-90 seconds. • Season the morels with salt and add the asparagus and butter to the pan. • Sauté for another 90 seconds. Add the sliced garlic, remaining tablespoon of butter, and toss and cook until the garlic browns. • Add the chopped chives and cutlets back into the pan and toss. • Pluck the thyme leaves from the sprigs, add to the pan, and serve. CRITICAL POINTS • Taste all the components as you cook them and adjust the seasoning to your personal preferences. Simple dishes like this need great seasoning. Always taste and adjust. • Adjust the time and temperature as you need. If the asparagus is burning before it’s cooked, turn down the heat, etc. • This recipe calls for the cutlets, morels, and asparagus to be cooked in the same pan, but it can be cooked separately if you prefer. • Resting cooked meat is very important! This allows the juices to relax in the meat and results in a more even cook. Keep the meat very warm during the resting and reheat it gently before serving if needed.

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PRODUCT GUIDE

VX-5HD

VX-6HD 1-6x24 (30mm) CDS-ZL2 FireDot Duplex

VX-3i 1.5-5x20

VX-5HD 1-5x24 171552

(30mm) CDS-ZL2 FireDot Duplex

VX-FREEDOM

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VX-Freedom 1.5-4x20 170675

VX-4.5 HD 1-4.5x24

(1 in) Duplex

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(30mm) Service Rifle CDS-ZL2 FireDot Bull-Ring

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(1 in) Pig-Plex

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(30mm) Service Rifle CDS-ZL2 Bull-Ring Post

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(30mm) MOA Ring

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VX-3i 2.5-8x36

VX-6HD 2-12x42

VX-5HD 2-10x42

(30mm) Illum. FireDot Duplex

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(30mm) Illum. FireDot Tri-MOA Sitka

172955

(1 in) Duplex

(30mm) Duplex

171386

(30mm) CDS-ZL2 FireDot Duplex

171389

170678

VX-Freedom 1.5-4x28 (1 in) IER Scout Duplex

175074

VX-3i 3.5-10x40

HUNTING SCOPES

VX-6HD 3-18x44

VX-5HD 3-15x44

(30mm) SF FireDot Duplex

171565

(30mm) SF Illum. TMOA

171568

(30mm) SF FireDot Tri-MOA Sitka

173209

(1 in) Duplex

170680

(1 in) CDS-ZL Duplex

177823

(30mm) CDS-ZL2 SF Duplex

171714

(30mm) CDS-ZL2 SF FireDot Duplex

172368

(30mm) CDS-ZL2 SF WindPlex

171715

(30mm) CDS-ZL2 SF Impact-29 MOA

171716

VX-3i 3.5-10x50

(30mm) CDS-ZL2 SF Boone & Crockett

171717

(1 in) Duplex

VX-Freedom 2-7x33

171572

(30mm) SF Illum. Boone & Crockett

171573

VX-5HD 3-15x56

(30mm) SF Illum. TMOA

171576

(30mm) CDS-ZL2 SF FireDot Duplex (30mm) CDS-ZL2 SF Metric FireDot 4 Fine

174178

(1 in) Rimfire MOA

174179

VX-6 7-42x56 118504

(30mm) 1/8 min. Target Dot

VX-Freedom 3-9x33

VX-3i 4.5-14x40 171390

(1 in) Duplex

170689

175834

(1 in) Boone & Crockett

170690

(30mm) SF CDS-ZL Wind-Plex

177820

(1 in) CDS-ZL

177861

(1 in) EFR Airgun Fine Duplex

174180

(1 in) Tri-MOA

174665

(1 in) CDS Duplex

174182

(1 in) Duplex

178253

(1 in) Tri-MOA

174183

(1 in) Creedmoor

179313

170704

(30mm) Tri-MOA

177227

(30mm) CDS SF Tri-MOA

175079

(30mm) SF Duplex

170709

(1 in) .450 Bushmaster Duplex

176011

(30mm) SF CDS-ZL

177822

VX-Freedom 4-12x50

(1 in) Rimfire MOA

174181

(1 in) Ultimate Slam

174184

(30mm) Firedot Duplex

175078

(1 in) .350 Legend Duplex

177910

VX-5HD 4-20x52

(34mm) Illum. CDS-ZL3 Impact-23 MOA

179293

(34mm) CDS-ZL2 SF Duplex

171701

VX-3i 4.5-14x50

(34mm) Illum. CDS-ZL3 FireDot Duplex

179294

(34mm) CDS-ZL2 Side Illum. FireDot Duplex

178166

(1 in) Duplex

(34mm) CDS-TZL3 SF TMOA

171700

VX-5HD 7-35x56 56160

Rifleman 3-9x50 58160

Rifleman 4-12x40

VX-3i 6.5-20x40

(1 in) Duplex

174185

(30mm) FireDot

177228

VX-Freedom 3-9x50

(34mm) CDS-TZL3 SF TMOA

172754

(1 in) EFR CDS Target Fine Duplex

170885

(1 in) Duplex

174185

VX-Freedom 6-18x40

(34mm) CDS-TZL3 SF Impact-14 MOA

173221

(30mm) SF CDS Target Fine Duplex

170714

(30mm) FireDot

177228

(30mm) CDS SF Tri-MOA

175081

FIXED POWER

FX-I 4x28 56170

VX-Freedom 4-12x40

(1 in) Duplex

179292

Rifleman 3-9x40

53440

175075

VX-Freedom 3-9x40

(34mm) Illum. CDS-ZL3 TMOA

RIFLEMAN

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176284

170684

VX-6HD 4-24x52

(1 in) Wide Duplex

(30mm) Service Rifle CDS-ZL2 HPR-1

Competition 45x45

(30mm) SF FireDot Duplex

(1 in) Wide Duplex

FX-4.5 HD 4.5x24

(34mm) SF CDS Target TMOA Plus

(1 in) Duplex

VX-6HD 3-18x50

(1 in) Wide Duplex

COMPETITION SCOPES

VX-6HD

Rimfire (1 in) Fine Duplex

FX-II 2.5x20 58680

Ultralight (1 in) Wide Duplex

FX-II 2.5x28 58450

Scout (1 in) Duplex

FX-3 6x42 58810

(1 in) Wide Duplex

66815


MARK 5HD

MARK 8

VX-3i LRP

RINGS & MOUNTS

LCO

Backcountry

LCO

(35mm) M5C3 FFP TMR

173296

(30mm) SF TMOA

172340

(34mm) M5B1 Illum. FFP M-TMR

110121

(35mm) M5C3 FFP CCH

173297

(30mm) SF Impact-29 MOA

172341

(34mm) M5B1 Illum. FFP Mil Dot

114921

(35mm) M5C3 FFP H59

173298

(30mm) SF TMR

172342

(34mm) M5B1 Illum. FFP 7.62 CMR-W

116670

(35mm) M5C3 FFP Tremor 3

173299

(30mm) SF FFP TMR

172343

(35mm) M5C3 FFP Illum. TMR

173301

(30mm) SF FFP CCH

172344

(35mm) M1C3 FFP PR-1MOA

176445

(30mm) SF FFP Impact-60 MOA

174509

(35mm) M1C3 FFP Illum. PR-1MOA

176446

(35mm) M1C3 FFP Impact 60

176447

VX-3i LRP 8.5-25x50

(35mm) M5C3 FFP Tremor 3

176811

(30mm) SF TMOA

172345

(30mm) SF TMR

172346

(30mm) SF FFP TMR

172347

(30mm) SF FFP CCH

179069

(35mm) M5B2 Illum. Tremor 2

115480

(35mm) M5B2 Illum. FFP TMR

170812

(35mm) M5B2 Illum. FFP Tremor 3

170813

(35mm) M5B2 Illum. FFP H59

170814

(35mm) M5C2 FFP TMR

171843

(35mm) M5C2 FFP CCH

172732

(35mm) M5C2 FFP H59

171844

(35mm) M5C2 FFP Tremor 3

171845

MARK 6

Mark 6 1-6x20 (34mm) M6C1 Illum. FFP 5.56 CMR-W

115044

(34mm) M6C1 Illum. FFP 7.62 CMR-W

114337

(34mm) M6C1 Illum. FFP TMR-D

115045

171772

(35mm) M5C3 FFP CCH

171773

(35mm) M5C3 FFP H59

171774

(35mm) M5C3 FFP Tremor 3

171775

(35mm) M5C3 FFP Illum. TMR

171776

(35mm) M5C3 FFP Illum. Tremor 3

171777

(35mm) M5C3 FFP PR-1MOA

176448

(35mm) M5C3 FFP Illum. PR-1MOA

176449

(35mm) M5C3 FFP Impact 60

176450

Mark 6 3-18x44

VX-FREEDOM AR

175073

(30mm) 223 FireDot MIL-Ring

177226

VX-Freedom AR 3-9x40 (35mm) M5C3 FFP H59

174545

(35mm) M5C3 FFP CCH

174546

DP Pro Reflex Sight 2.5 MOA Dot

119688

DP Pro Reflex Sight 2.5 MOA Dot w/ AR Mount

177156

DP Pro Reflex Sight 2.5 MOA Dot Dark Earth

175840

DP Pro Iron Sight

120058

DP Pro AR DLOC Mount

171861

DP Pro 45o Mount

173236

DP Pro Ring Top Mount (1 in)

175541

FREEDOM RDS

(34mm) Red Dot 1.0 MOA with Mount

174954

(30mm) Mil Illum. FireDot Tri-Mil

175077

(34mm) Red Dot 1.0 MOA BDC with Mount

176533

(1 in) 223 TMR

178252

(34mm) Red Dot 1.0 MOA

176204

(35mm) M1C3 FFP Impact 60

174548

(34mm) M5B2 FFP Mil-Dot

115946

(35mm) M5C3 FFP Illum. TMR

176124

(34mm) M5B2 FFP TMR

115943

(35mm) M5C3 FFP TMR

176594

(34mm) M5B2 FFP H59

119213

(35mm) M5C3 FFP Tremor 3

177332

(34mm) M5C2 FFP Tremor 2

117876

(35mm) M5C3 FFP Illum. Tremor 3

177333

(34mm) M5C2 FFP H59

120721

(35mm) M1C3 RFP TMOA Plus

174549

(34mm) M5C2 Illum. FFP TMR

119214

(34mm) M5C2 Illum. FFP Tremor 2

115294

(34mm) M5C2 FFP TMR

170826

(34mm) M5C2 FFP Tremor 3

170312

VX-Freedom AR 6-18x40

(34mm) M5C2 Illum. FFP Tremor 3

170313

(30mm) 223 SF TMR

BC Cross-Slot Base

BC 1 in. Ringmount

DD Ecore Omega

DD X Browning Bolt

DD 34mm High

Mark AR 30mm

Mark 4 IMS 30mm

Mark 4 High-Super High

DP Pro AR Mount

Mark 6 IMS (Bolt Gun)

Mark IMS

PRW2 Med. Rings

QRW 2 Med. Rings

LRW Rings

Rifleman 2-pc Base

Rifleman High Rings

Rifleman See Thru Rings

DP Pro/Mounts

VX-Freedom AR 1.4-4x20 (1 in) AR-Ballistic

BC Cross-Slot 30mm Med.

Dual Dovetail

DELTAPOINT PRO

Freedom RDS Mark 5HD 7-35x56

BC Cross-Slot 35mm High

119691

DD 1pc Base

Mark 5HD 5-25x56 (35mm) M5C3 FFP TMR

Leupold Carbine Optic 1.0 MOA Dot

RED DOT SIGHTS

Mark 8 3.5-25x56

TACTICAL SCOPES

VX-3i LRP 6.5-20x50

112564

(34mm) M5B1 Illum. FFP H-27D

Mark 4

Mark 4 Rail

MOUNTING SYSTEMS

Mark 5HD 3.6-18x44

Mark 8 1-8x24

AR Flat Top

Mk2 IMS Rail

QRW2, PRW2, LRW

QRW Base

Rifleman VX-Freedom AR 4-12x40 (1 in) 223 TMR

178254

(30mm) 223 SF TMR

177230

Rifleman 1-pc Base

STD 177231 STD 1-pc Base

STD 2-pc Base STD Med. Rings STD Ext-Rings

D-EVO Quick Release

D-EVO 6x20 CMR-W

120322

QR 1-pc Base

QR 2-pc Base

QR Med. Ext-Rings

QR High Rings

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PRODUCT GUIDE

RANGEFINDERS

BX-5 Santiam HD 8x42mm Shadow Gray

174481

BX-2 Alpine 8x42mm Shadow Gray

176969

BX-5 Santiam HD 10x42mm Shadow Gray

174483

BX-2 Alpine 10x42mm Shadow Gray

176971

BX-5 Santiam HD 10x42mm Sitka Subalpine

174484

RX-2800 TBR/W Laser RF Black/Gray OLED

RX-1600i TBR/W DNA Laser RF Mossy Oak Blaze Orange OLED

THERMAL OBSERVATION

171910

THERMAL OBSERVATION

BX-2 ALPINE

BX-5 SANTIAM HD

173806

BX-5 Santiam HD 10x50mm Shadow Gray

175854

BX-2 Alpine 10x52mm Shadow Gray

176973

RX-1600i TBR/W DNA Laser RF Black/Gray OLED 173805

BX-5 Santiam HD 12x50mm Shadow Gray

175856

BX-2 Alpine 12x52mm Shadow Gray

176975

RX-1600i TBR/W DNA Laser RF Mossy Oak Break-Up Country OLED

173788

RX-Fulldraw 4

BX-4 Pro Guide HD 8x32mm Shadow Gray

172658

BX-4 Pro Guide HD 10x32mm Shadow Gray

172660

BX-1 McKenzie 12x50mm Shadow Gray

178763

173790

BX-T HD RX-Fulldraw 3 TBR/W DNA Laser RF Green

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BX-4 Pro Guide HD 8x42mm Shadow Gray

172662

BX-4 Pro Guide HD 10x42mm Shadow Gray

172666

BX-4 Pro Guide HD 10x42mm Kryptek Typhon Blk.

172667

BX-4 Pro Guide HD 10x42mm Sitka Subalpine

172669

BX-T 10x42mm Black Mil-L

BX-4 Pro Guide HD 10x50mm Shadow Gray

172670

BX-1 Rogue 8x25mm Compact Porro Black

59220

BX-4 Pro Guide HD 12x50mm Shadow Gray

172675

BX-1 Rogue 10x25mm Compact Porro Black

59225

M.O. Break-Up Country

Kryptek Typhon

M.O. Blaze Orange

177188

BECNARA

174557

Matte Black, Shadow Gray Flash

179097

Matte Black/Tortoise, Bronze Mirror

179101

Matte Tortoise, Bronze Mirror

179098

Matte Black/Gloss Black, Shadow Gray Flash

179102

Matte Black, Emerald Mirror

179099

Matte Black, Bronze Mirror

179103

Matte Black, Shadow Gray

179100

Matte Tortoise, Blue Mirror

179632

Matte Black, Orange Mirror

179631

Matte Black/Gloss Black, Orange Mirror

179633

PACKOUT

SWITCHBACK

Matte Tortoise, Bronze Mirror

179094

Matte Tortoise, Bronze Mirror

179091

Matte Black, Emerald Mirror

179095

Matte Black, Shadow Gray Flash

179092

Matte Black, Shadow Gray Flash

179096

Matte Black, Emerald Mirror

179093

Matte Tortoise, Blue Mirror

179630

Matte Gray, Blue Mirror

179629

176289

BX-1 ROGUE

Shadow Gray

174555

PERFORMANCE EYEWEAR

173787

BX-1 McKenzie 10x42mm Shadow Gray

RANGEFINDERS

BINOCULARS

BX-1 McKenzie 8x42mm Shadow Gray

RX-1300i TBR/W DNA Laser RF Black/Gray

Sitka Subalpine

177187

KATMAI

172457

BX-4 PRO GUIDE HD

LTO-Tracker 2 HD Thermal Viewer

Black

173807

BX-1 MCKENZIE

BX-5 Santiam HD 15x56mm Shadow Gray

LTO-Tracker 2 Thermal Viewer

BINOCULAR/ RANGEFINDER FINISHES

RX-950 Laser RF Black

176769

Vendetta 2 Archery Laser RF

170323

TRACER

Matte Black, Shadow Gray

179089

Shadow Tan, Bronze Mirror

179090


SPOTTING SCOPES

SX-5 Santiam HD 27-55x80mm Angled Shadow Gray

SX-4 PRO GUIDE

175911

SX-4 Pro Guide HD 15-45x65mm Angled Shadow Gray

GOLD RING

177599

GR 10-20x40mm Compact Shadow Gray

GR 15-30x50mm Compact Shadow Gray SX-5 Santiam HD 27-55x80mm Straight Shadow Gray

SX-VENTANA

120374

177600

170758

SX-1 Ventana 2 15-45x60mm Straight Black

170755

SX-1 Ventana 2 15-45x60mm Kit Straight Black

170756

MARK 4

GR 12-40x60mm Shadow Gray

120371

GR 12-40x60mm HD Shadow Gray

120372

GR 12-40x60mm HD Shadow Gray Impact Reticle 120373

PRO GEAR - ACCESSORIES

170757

SX-1 Ventana 2 15-45x60mm Kit Angled Black

120375

175912 SX-4 Pro Guide HD 15-45x65mm Straight Shadow Gray

SX-1 Ventana 2 15-45x60mm Angled Black

Mark 4 12-40x60mm Black Mil Dot

53756

Mark 4 12-40x60mm Black TMR

60040

SX-4 Pro Guide HD 20-60x85mm Angled Shadow Gray

177597

Mark 4 20-60x80mm Black Mil Dot

110825

Mark 4 20-60x80mm Black TMR

110826

SX-4 Pro Guide HD 20-60x85mm Straight Shadow Gray

177598

Alumina Flip Back Lens Cover

119737

Alumina Lens Shade

118770

Anti-Reflection Device

Mark 6 Throw Lever

62870

119423

Binocular Tripod Adapter Tray

Binocular Tripod Adapter

172625

118660

GR 20-60x80mm Shadow Gray

170761

SX-1 Ventana 2 20-60x80mm Kit Angled Black

17062

SX-1 Ventana 2 20-60x80mm Straight Black

170759

GR 20-60x80mm HD Shadow Gray Impact Reticle 120377

SX-1 Ventana 2 20-60x80mm Kit Straight Black

170760

Universal Phone Adapter

GO Dry Duffel 40L

172606

Window Mount

Binocular Strap

120376

SX-1 Ventana 2 20-60x80mm Angled Black

170526

58400

172617

Compact Tabletop Tripod

Aluminum Tripod

172626

172602

PRO GEAR - TOOLS

SX-5 SANTIAM HD

Mounting Tool

52296

Mark 4 Ring Torque Wrench

48701

Ring Wrench

48762

Torx Driver

50818

Lens Pen

48807

Carbon Fiber Trek Poles

170592

GO Dry Bag 1L

172608

GO Dry Bag 2L

172611

GO Dry Bag 4L

172612

GO Dry Bag 8L

172613

Scope Cover

53572, 53574, 53576, 53578, 53580

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