Leupold’s New VX-R Patrol Illuminated Riflescope E-mail

Leupold’s new VX-R Patrol riflescope features proprietary powered fiber optic technology in an exclusive FireDot reticle to provide law enforcement, military and other tactical shooters with exceptional target acquisition, in the bright light of day as well as the low light of dawn or dusk.

The VX-R Patrol is available in a 1.25-4x20mm model with the FireDot Special Purpose Reticle and a 3-9x40mm model with the FireDot Tactical Milling Reticle (TMR).Our new VX-R Patrol riflescope offers true daylight-capable illumination and long battery life, along with a sleek design that reduces bulk atop the rifle,” commented Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “It is an extremely versatile riflescope that can handle a wide range of tactical situations and conditions.”

The VX-R Patrol has a single push-button illumination system with Leupold’s own Motion Sensor Technology (MST). A touch of the button illuminates the dot within the reticle.  By repeatedly pressing the button, the user can select between eight different intensity settings including a high/low indicator, which flashes when either the maximum or minimum intensity is reached. After five minutes of inactivity, the illumination system automatically switches to stand-by mode, but reactivates at the same intensity setting whenever the rifle is moved. This helps extend battery life and, by reducing movement, allows the shooter to maintain greater stealth in the field.

In addition, the FireDot reticle in the VX-R Patrol has a fiber optic light pipe with a precisely cut and meticulously polished tip designed to deliver an illuminated dot that can be easily seen in bright light, yet is not overpowering in low-light conditions. Once activated, the dot illuminates with bright, sharp definition, while the rest of the reticle remains non-illuminated. This combination leads the eye naturally to the center aiming point and makes target acquisition quick, precise and simple.

The FireDot Special Purpose Reticle is designed for instinctive, close-range/low-magnification situations, yet allows shooters to engage targets with greater precision at longer ranges than generally possible with other reticle styles. Expanding on existing Mil Dot reticles, the FireDot TMR offers increased ranging precision and accuracy.

Both VX-R Patrol models have the Quantum Optical System which includes lead-free, precision-ground and edge blackened lenses with Leupold’s exclusive Index Matched lens coatings for superior resolution, clarity and contrast. Carefully positioned in optimum relationship to each other, the lenses deliver up to 94 percent total light transmission. Exterior lens surfaces with DiamondCoat resist abrasion.

Other key features:

 Precision finger click adjustments for windage and elevation (1/10th mil)

 One-turn, non-locking eyepiece to provide smooth, fast and precise focus adjustment for users of different visual acuity, from nearsighted to farsighted

 Leupold’s most durable Twin Bias Spring Erector System

 Rugged 30mm matte black maintube

 Second generation argon/krypton waterproofing for enhanced resistance to thermal shock

 CR-2032 coin cell battery, readily available around the country

The VX-R Patrol is backed by Leupold’s Full Lifetime Guarantee.  For more information, visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned optics company, employs hundreds of people in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Beaverton, Oregon. Family-owned and operated, Leupold offers products that 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.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a Charter Supporter of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Heritage Foundation


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