Whether you’re chasing a trophy bull eight miles deep in the backcountry or preparing to stretch the limits of your new long-range rifle setup at the range, one thing remains indisputable; you can’t hunt or shoot what you can’t find. To ensure you’re on target, you’re going to need a spotting scope that’s capable of delivering the relentless performance diehard hunters and shooters demand - the SX-5 Santiam HD Spotting Scope from Leupold.

Ready to redefine top-tier spotting scopes, the SX-5 Santiam HD offers premium attributes in a package that has been designed and assembled in the United States. It delivers more comfortable viewing, amazing optical clarity and unquestionable rugged reliability in a package only Leupold could deliver.

“Our consumers are some of the most dedicated, relentless hunters in the world,” said Zach Bird, Product Line Manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “They need optics that are as tough as they are – and the SX-5 Santiam HD Spotting Scope has been specifically crafted to deliver that performance.”

When you are glassing for hours on end, you want to make the situation as easy as possible for your eyes. The SX-5 does that, delivering more comfortable viewing with an over-sized eyepiece, as well as a generous eyebox that eliminates eye-strain and fatigue. It also has true HD glass that doesn’t get fuzzy towards the edges of the image, while its fully-multicoated lenses produce true-to-life colors no matter what magnification you’re on. Simply put, this spotter is incredibly clear and comfortable. Further, the SX-5 provides amazingly sharp images with an ultra-smooth focus. Twist-up eyecups further increase comfort.

The SX-5’s optical performance is taken to the next level with the inclusion of Leupold’s Twilight Max HD Light Management System, which allows consumers to see more in less light. Capable of adding up to 30 minutes to your glassing light, Twilight Max HD eliminates 90 percent more glare-producing stray light than its competitors. It also plays a large role in the SX-5’s edge-to-edge lens clarity and is the very same light management system that is featured on Leupold’s award winning VX-5HD and VX-6HD riflescope models.

“The human eye is most sensitive to colors outside the middle of the spectrum during dawn and dusk, when game is moving. The Twilight Max HD Light Management System literally helps you see more in less light,” Bird said. “The superior glare reduction it offers ensures the maximum amount of usable light gets to your eye. Our proprietary lens coatings and superior optical design help deliver the very best contrast and resolution, ensuring you’ll be able to see things like tines in heavy brush in very little light.”

In addition to its class-leading optical performance, the SX-5 is packed with features that will appeal to the most relentless hunters and shooters alike. It controls glare with an integrated sun shade and is designed to mount easily with a tripod adapter. Like Leupold’s other top-tier observation equipment, the SX-5 sheds dirt and water for clear, crisp images with Guard-ion lens coatings – and those same lenses are scratch-resistant, so they’ll stand up to the roughest conditions. A rugged, yet lightweight armor on the spotting scope’s body has been tested to perform in the harshest conditions, as well, ensuring that the SX-5 can go anywhere you can.

Angled and straight eyepiece models are available for different viewing preferences. The SX-5 is waterproof, fogproof and guaranteed to perform for life. All SX-5 Santiam HD spotting scopes are protected by Leupold’s Full Lifetime Guarantee. If your spotting scope doesn’t perform, Leupold will repair or replace it for free – whether you’re the original owner or not. You don’t need proof of ownership or a warranty card. Leupold believes in the superior quality and craftsmanship of the company’s products and is confident that the SX-5 won’t let you down.

The SX-5 works excellently when used in concert with Leupold’s BX-5 Santiam HD binocular line. Featuring 8x42, 10x42, 10x50, 12x50 and 15x56 models in several finishes, the BX-5 binocular shares many of the same features as the SX-5; premium optical performance, comfortable viewing, the Twilight Max HD Light Management System, superior ruggedness and more.

The SX-5 Santiam HD spotting scope, as well as the BX-5 Santiam HD binocular, can be found on shelves now at your local Sportsman’s Warehouse.