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LONG RANGE SHOOTING SPRING 2019


WE’RE RELENTLESS BECAUSE YOU’RE RELENTLESS You don’t give in. You don’t back down. You push yourself to the limits on the battlefield, in competition, and on the hunt. That’s why Leupold products are tested and guaranteed to perform in the harshest conditions, shot after shot, year after year.

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GUARANTEED TO PERFORM FOR LIFE

Bruce Pettet, CEO, Leupold & Stevens, Inc.

While having a lifetime warranty offers you peace of mind, it’s only part of the equation. At Leupold, we’ve always contended that a warranty alone doesn’t do you much good when you’re eight miles deep into the backcountry. If your optics break out there, your hunt is over. It’s that simple. That’s why we guarantee performance first. We build, test, and rework every design until we know it can stand up to whatever you can dish out. At the end of the day, our Full Lifetime Guarantee is more than a warranty, it’s our commitment to making the most rugged, battle-proven optics on the market. When you’re face to face with that shot of a lifetime, we will never let you down. So go ahead, Be Relentless.

CONTENTS

LIFE ISN’T A SQUARE RANGE Go beyond benchrest shooting. Practice these four techniques to get more first shot hits. PAGE 8

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New Gear For Spring 2019 Long Range Gear & Tips Life Isn’t a Square Range With Buck Doyle Long Range Shooting Kit Tactical Scopes Rangefinders Spotting Scopes Predator Hunting Kit Buying Guide #LeupoldCore Pro Gear Apparel Lifetime Guarantee 3


NEW FOR SPRING 2019 Check out some of the great new products coming out over the next couple months.

NEW THERMAL

LTO-TRACKER 2 & LTO-TRACKER 2 HD See them before they see you. Leupold’s new Handheld Thermal Optics detect heat out to 750 yards, day or night, giving you the upper hand in the field.

NEW BINOCULARS

RBX-300O

Rangefinding binoculars just got a dose of Leupold’s rugged reliability. Range farther and glass longer with the RBX-3000. 4


NEW MOUNT

MARK AR IMS MOUNT

Add strength and versatility to your AR platform with the Mark AR Integral Mounting System (IMS).

NEW TACTICAL SCOPE

MARK 5HD MOA

Take advantage of one of the lightest, most accurate long range scopes available without having to convert to Mils.

NEW SPOTTING SCOPE

SX-5 SANTIAM HD

We designed this spotting scope with one thing in mind – performance at the highest level in the toughest conditions. Whatever you ask, it’s going to deliver and deliver big.

NEW MOUNT

45° DELTAPOINT PRO RAIL MOUNT Two optics are better than one. The 45-degree DeltaPoint Pro Rail Mount gives you the flexibility to add a low-profile red dot to your system without sacrificing your primary scope.

NEW BINOCULARS

BX-2 ALPINE

Whether they’re in your truck, hanging from your treestand, or strapped to your chest, you can’t go wrong with adding the BX-2 Alpine to your collection.

NEW MOUNT

DELTAPOINT PRO RISER MOUNT PACKAGE

Take the guesswork out of mounting your DeltaPoint Pro to your AR. With the Mount Riser Package, everything you need comes in one box. 5


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LONG RANGE GEAR & TIPS

RACK. SHOOT. REPEAT. Whether you’re crushing it at your local range or becoming a precision rifle competition mainstay, repeatable performance is non-negotiable.

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LIFE ISN’T A SQUARE RANGE Change the way you think. Improve the way you train with Buck Doyle.

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SHOOTING AT LONGER DISTANCES HAS BECOME EXTREMELY POPULAR OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS. While advancements in technology have made your equipment more accurate than ever before, the one thing technology can’t account for is you. Despite what you might have heard in the past, practice does not always make perfect. Spending time at the range trying to hone your skills is only as effective as the drills you’re running. So even though self-diagnosing issues is admirable, there’s no substitute for legitimate training. And no one challenges your shooting methods and effectiveness better than Buck Doyle. With over 21 years in the US Marine Corps, deploying on multiple combat tours, serving as a Chief Instructor at the Special Missions Training Branch, and retiring as a Master Sergeant, Buck not only has the knowledge to elevate your shooting, but a unique teaching style that will help you change the way you think about training.

PRACTICE FOR THE REAL WORLD A standard square range can help you with basic shooting fundamentals, but life isn’t a square range. Whether you’re shooting in a PRS-style match, a 3-gun event, or hunting in the backcountry, you’ll undoubtedly be faced with awkward shooting positions, an elevated heart rate, and lots of movement – all things you won’t encounter on your standard square range. Before you start pouring through your next case of ammo, determine which technique you’re trying to improve, then practice it like you are in a real-world scenario.

“I DON’T TEACH LONG RANGE; I TEACH GUN-FIGHTING AT DISTANCE.” – BUCK DOYLE

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LIFE ISN’T A SQUARE RANGE

PUT IT TO THE TEST

FOUR SHOOTING TECHNIQUES TO START PRACTICING TODAY

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FIRING-HAND POSITION Bring your thumb to the outside of the lower receiver when placing your hand on the pistol grip. This mitigates sympathetic movements, which can occur from over-gripping, pulse, and an elevated heart rate.

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RUNNING WITH A GUN Wrap all four fingers and thumb of the firing hand around the pistol grip like you would a bat. Do the same thing around the handguard with your nonfiring hand. This technique maximizes safety and maneuverability when running through tight spaces or thick vegetation. Maintaining a vertical, muzzle-down weapon position also prevents muzzling other shooters.

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PRONE Ensure your body is directly behind the gun and place the butt of the stock between the center of your chest and shoulder pocket so your body can evenly absorb the recoil. Using a rear-bag between the ground and the bottom-rear portion of the stock to raise or lower your sight on target will alleviate any pulse from your non-firing hand. Load into the bi-pod (or the magazine if not using a bipod), making sure not to apply too much forward pressure.

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BARRIERS When shooting from barriers or cover, always apply marksmanship fundamentals. Load into the rifle for a more stable shooting position - push forward into the barrier/cover with the front of the magazine well, magazine, or bipod, using consistent and equal pressure.

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FIRING-HAND POSITION

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PRONE

2

4

RUNNING WITH A GUN

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LONG RANGE KIT

LONG RANGE PRECISION

KIT UP. HEAD OUT.

TACTICAL SIGHT

DELTAPOINT PRO

Born for battle. Built for speed. Mount the DeltaPoint Pro to your rig to instantly transition from long-range targets to close-quarter shots.

When it comes to long-range accuracy, leave nothing to chance. From target identification to precision ranging to repeatable tracking, make sure your shooting system is firing on all cylinders.

RANGEFINDER

RX-2800 TBR/W

Range farther, faster, and more accurately. The RX-2800 TBR/W gives you lightning quick readouts at distances you can’t imagine.

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TACTICAL SCOPE

MARK 5HD 5-25x56

Clearer, lighter, and more durable. The Mark 5HD 5-25x56 is built to put rounds downrange fast.

SPOTTING SCOPE (MOA)

Impact Reticle

GOLD RING 12-40x60

Proven performance, outstanding image quality, wide field-of-view, best in class eye relief, and compact size. The Gold Ring has it all. SPOTTING SCOPE (MIL)

Tactical Milling Reticle

MARK 4 12-40x60

Perform at the highest level in the harshest conditions. The Mark 4 puts you on target without question. 13


LONG RANGE KIT

TACTICAL SCOPES

MARK 5HD

5-25x56

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DOMINATE LONG RANGE IN LOW LIGHT

Reticles Visit Leupold.com for the latest reticle options.

Waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for life.

Pick up a Mark 5HD™ and you’ll immediately feel the difference. Its rugged design is up to 20 ounces lighter than other scopes in its class. Get behind one and you’ll see the difference. Leupold’s Twilight Max HD™ Light Management System gives you up to 30 extra minutes of shooting light at dawn and dusk. And with 120 MOA or 34.9 Mils of elevation adjustment, you’ll love the difference having a Leupold makes every time you send one a little farther downrange.

FEATURES See more in less light with the Twilight Max HD Light Management System Provides accurate holdovers throughout the magnification range with first focal plane reticles Engage targets at any distance with a large 5x zoom range Extend long-range shooting with a lightweight 35mm maintube Delivers 120 MOA or 34.9 Mils of travel using a precise and repeatable Three-Turn ZeroLock™ Dial Disperses recoil energy for unrivaled durability with ultra-lightweight construction 15


LONG RANGE KIT

TACTICAL SCOPES

DELTAPOINT PRO

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PRECISION FOR PISTOLS AND RIFLES ALIKE

Waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for life.

FEATURES See more in less light with the Twilight Max Red Dot System

When you need to engage a target

Delivers quick, precise, and repeatable

quickly, nothing outperforms the

adjustments with 1 MOA click-adjustments

DeltaPoint Pro. Its wide field-of-view

Easy battery access without removing the

and crystal-clear glass dominates the

sight with top-side battery compartment

competition, while its rugged aluminum

Extends battery life with Motion Sensor

housing and spring steel guard ensure

Technology™ (MST)

it will excel in the harshest conditions.

Eliminates distortion and color inconsistency

Whether it’s your primary optic or a

with crystal-clear lenses

backup, you’ll be able to up your speed

Engage targets quickly with its huge

in any situation.

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LONG RANGE KIT

TACTICAL SCOPES

TACTICAL SCOPE COMPARISON From first to second focal planes, MOA to Mils, and long range to close quarters; you should never have to compromise.

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PRODUCT

DELTAPOINT PRO

LCO

D-EVO

VX-FREEDOM AR

VX-3i LRP

MARK 5HD

MARK 6

MARK 8

LIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Twilight Max Red Dot

Twilight Max Red Dot

Twilight Max

Twilight

Twilight Max

Twilight Max HD

Twilight Max HD

Twilight Max HD

ZOOM RATIO

N/A

N/A

N/A

3:1

3:1

5:1

6:1

8:1

DIAL SYSTEM

Slotted 1-MOA click

Slotted 1/2-MOA click

Slotted .1 Mil click

P5 Dial System .1 Mil

Target 1/4 MOA .1 Mil

M5C3

M6C1, M5B2, M5C2

M5B1, M5B2, M5C2

MAGNIFICATION OPTIONS

1x

1x

6x

1.5-4 3-9

4.5—14 6.5—20 8.5—25

3.6—18 5—25

1—6 3—18

1.1—8 3.5—25

MAINTUBE SIZE

N/A

N/A

N/A

1 inch

30mm

35mm

34mm

35mm

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LONG RANGE KIT

RANGEFINDERS

RX-2800 TBR/W

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FARTHER, FASTER, AND MORE ACCURATE The distances people are accurately shooting increases every day, which is where the RX-2800 TBR/W comes

Provides ballistically calculated ranges for uphill/downhill shooting using True Ballistic Range/Wind (TBR/W) technology Delivers faster, more accurate readings with the Alpha IQ ranging engine

into play. With ½ yard accuracy out to

Generates a hold point for a 10-mph wind at

125 yards and +/- 1-yard accuracy out

a 90-degree angle out to 800 yards.

to 2,800 yards and 7x magnification, this lightning quick rangefinder is guaranteed to stretch your skills. The new Alpha IQ™ ranging engine doubles 100% waterproof and extreme climate tested

FEATURES

down on speed, while our True Ballistic

Makes ranging long distances easy using 7x magnification Boasts 2800-yard ranging distance on most objects

Range/WIND™ (TBR) technology puts

Maximizes durability with a waterproof,

you dead on every time.

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LONG RANGE KIT

RANGEFINDERS

RANGEFINDER COMPARISON With True Ballistic Range/Wind (TBR) technology and lightning quick ranging engines, you’ll know the exact “shoot to” distance every time you press the trigger.

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PRODUCT

RX-950

RX-FULLDRAW 3

RX-1300i TBR

RX-1600i TBR/W

RX-2800 TBR/W

MAX RANGE

950 yards

1300 yards

1300 yards

1600 yards

2800 yards

DISPLAY TYPE

High-contrast black LCD

High light transmission black LCD

High light transmission black LCD

High-contrast red OLED

High-contrast red OLED

MAGNIFICATION

6x

6x

6x

6x

7x

BALLISTICS

Trig

Bow mode

Bow Mode TBR

Bow Mode TBR/W

TBR/W

WEIGHT

6.2 oz

7.0 oz

7.0 oz

7.8 oz

7.9 oz

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LONG RANGE KIT

SPOTTING SCOPES

MARK 4

12-40x60

GOLD RING

12-40x60

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MARK 4 12-40x60

GOLD RING 12-40x60

Tactical Milling Reticle

Impact Reticle

SEE HITS CLEARER Making the right corrections can mean

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

the difference between scoring your

Offers large magnification in a compact

best or dropping valuable seconds

design with folded light path technology

in a shooting competition. When the

Provides measuring, ranging, and spotting

pressure mounts, you’ll want to make

capabilities with optional reticles

sure your spotter has the right reticle for the job. The GR 12-40x60 HD spotter Want more magnification and don’t need a reticle?

with the MOA-based Impact reticle or

Check out the SX-5 Santiam HD.

the Mark 4 12-40x60 with the Tactical

Waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for life.

FEATURES

Maximizes durability and reduces weight with a magnesium body Offers comfortable viewing options thanks

Milling Reticle will ensure you and your

to an adjustable eyecup

spotter are speaking the same language,

Stands up to the roughest conditions

shot after shot, hit after hit.

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SPOTTING SCOPES

SPOTTING SCOPE COMPARISON Reticle or no reticle, angled or straight, compact or full-size, we’ve got a spotter for every situation.

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PRODUCT

SX-1 VENTANA 2

GOLD RING COMPACT

GOLD RING

MARK 4

SX-5 SANTIAM HD

LIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Twilight

Twilight Max

Twilight Max and Twilight Max HD

Twilight Max

Twilight Max HD

MAGNIFICATION OPTIONS

15-45x60mm 20-60x80mm

10-20x40mm 15-30x50mm

12-40x60mm 20-60x80mm

12-40x60mm 20-60x80mm

27-55x80mm

EYEPIECE STYLE

Straight and angled models

Straight

Straight

Straight

Straight and angled models

WEIGHT (LOW TO HIGH)

30.6 oz - 37 oz

15.8 oz - 21.5 oz

37 oz - 61.8 oz

37 oz - 61.8 oz

68.7 oz

LENGTH (LOW TO HIGH)

13.5 in - 17 in

7.5 in - 11 in

12.4 in - 15.5 in

12.4 in - 15.5 in

15.7 in - 16.4 in

RETICLES AVAILABLE

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

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PREDATOR SEASON

MAKE EVERY STAND COUNT If you’re skipping the range for some local predator control this winter, you’ll want to make sure you have the right tools for the job.

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PREDATOR SEASON

PREDATOR TOOLKIT Every hunter has a different preference when it comes to predator gear - from low magnification and a wide field-of-view for dangerous game to more magnification and a bigger objective for low-light, long-range shooting. No matter your style, we’ve got you covered.

THERMAL

LTO-TRACKER 2 HD

See them before they see you. Leupold’s new Handheld Thermal Optics detect heat out to 750 yards, day or night, giving you the upper hand in the field.

BINOCULARS

BX-4 PRO GUIDE 10X42

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HUNTING SCOPE

VX-3i 4.5-14X50

Keep it simple with a tried and true scope designed to give you ample power in a lightweight package. Multiple reticle options and our Custom Dial System are available.

HUNTING SCOPE

VX-5HD 1-5X20

Get the flexibility of a true 1x scope for close encounters, while still being able to crank it up to 5x for longer shots.

TACTICAL SCOPE

D-EVO / LCO COMBO

Go from the short-range performance and a wide field-of-view of the LCO to the 6x magnification of the D-EVO without breaking your cheek weld.

EQUIPMENT

CARBON FIBER BIPOD

Lightweight, easy to attach, and silent, our carbon fiber bipod delivers all the performance you need for rock-solid shots.

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OPTICS FINDER

HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB Every Leupold rifle scope is made in America, tested to the same rugged standards, and guaranteed for a lifetime of performance. Because all of our scopes can handle the recoil of any gun you shoot, narrowing down your options can be a little overwhelming.

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3 STEPS TO SELECTING A SCOPE

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2

3

AVERAGE SHOT DISTANCE

BUDGET

SPECIAL FEATURES

Knowing your average shooting distance helps determine which magnification range is right for you.

Prices are primarily based on the optic’s light management system and the versatility of the magnification range.

Features like the Custom Dial System (CDS) and illumination can affect the price and functionality of the scope.

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PRO GEAR APPAREL

GET YOUR GEAR Repping your favorite optics brand is easier than ever. Shop our complete line of Pro Gear apparel at LeupoldShop.com

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LEUPOLD SHADOW HOODIE Nothing beats a well-made hoodie, except a well-made hoodie with Leupold on it.

KEEP IT PUBLIC TEE Show your support for our public lands. Premium cotton/poly blend with an athletic fit.

SHEEP TO THE CORE TEE What’s at your core? Premium cotton/poly blend tee with an athletic fit.

LEATHER FLAG TRUCKER HAT It’s simple math, Leupold + America + leather + woodland camo = must have.

RETICLE FLATBILL TRUCKER HAT Our iconic logo, plain and simple. Looking good has never been so easy.

COVERT SHADOW 1/2 ZIP When the mercury drops, pull this baselayer on to keep your core warm.

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FULL LIFETIME GUARANTEE THE BEST WARRANTY YOU’LL NEVER HAVE TO USE. A warranty that replaces broken optics doesn’t do you any good when you’re eight miles deep into the backcountry. That’s why Leupold products are tested and guaranteed to perform in the harshest conditions, shot after shot, year after year.

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WATERPROOFING AND FOGPROOFING From torrential downpours to crossing rivers, you’ll never have to worry about a Leupold scope leaking or fogging up. Our proprietary gas blend and seals are tested to a 33-foot depth and a multitude of pressure changes.

BE BOLD. BE TENACIOUS. BE RELENTLESS. No matter where you take us, on the battlefield, in competition, or on the hunt, we won’t let you down.

IMPACT TESTED AND VERIFIED Each scope design has to survive 5,000 impacts on the Punisher, Leupold’s recoil simulation machine. The force of each impact is 3x the recoil of a .308 rifle. If the scope doesn’t perform in any way during the tests, we make adjustments to the design and test it again.

EXTREME CLIMATE EXPOSURE We make sure our optics perform at the highest level in the harshest conditions by ensuring they will work from -40 degrees Fahrenheit all the way up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

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