Leupold launched the VX6 several years ago and we have been using it as a go-to optic on once our once in a lifetime hunts, because they are high quality and extremely dependable.
Just when you didn’t feel like things could get any better, Leupold launches the next big thing with the new VX-6HD. It takes optical performance to a whole new level. They upgraded to a High-Definition optical system for sharpened clarity, and the Twilight Max Light Management System for even greater low-light performance, giving hunters a visible advantage at dawn and dusk when the biggest game is on the move. The new CDS-ZL2 (Custom Dial System ZeroLock 2) elevation and ZeroLock windage dial lock in place so they cannot be inadvertently rotated off their zero. A mere press of a button will allow the user to dial up two turns of elevation, if necessary. On the second revolution of the elevation dial, the button sinks in, to show you are on the second revolution, so you can dial for extended ranges and never lose your place. On our test rifle, which is an extremely fast .26 Nosler that comes out of the barrel at 3,650 feet per second, we can have accurate markings to nearly a mile with a 200 yard zero. All VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 riflescopes include one free Custom Ballistic Dial with purchase.
To make scope mounting even easier, Leupold added an in-scope Electronic Reticle Level indicator for precise leveling. This is also key whenever taking extremely long shots as canting the rifle, even slightly, will have an effect on bullet point of impact. Leupold has also added an ambidextrous throw lever for fast magnification changes. All VX-6HD scopes include illuminated reticles with an easy to use single button intensity adjustment. It comes in six different models, which range from the 1-6X24 multigun all the way up to the long range 4-24X52. All the models have a 30mm tube, except for the largest model, which is equipped with a 34mm tube. All are made from 6061-T6 aircraft-quality aluminum and utilize one quarter MOA adjustments.
The tracking up and down, as well as left and right, are extremely precise and tested extremely well in all of our field tests. The VX6-HD will continue to be our go-to scope for all of our premium tags due to its extremely high quality.
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