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Leupold has added the FireDot illumination system to its premier riflescope for hunters, the VX-6.
The FireDot system leads the eye naturally to the center aiming point and makes target acquisition quick, precise and simple. It has a one-button, low-profile design that offers a choice of 12 different reticle brightness settings. Proprietary Motion Sensor Technology (MST) automatically deactivates illumination after five minutes of inactivity, but reactivates immediately when any movement is detected.
Specific illuminated reticle options for the VX-6 1-6x24mm magnification include Illuminated Duplex, Illuminated Circle Dot Post and Illuminated German #4 Dot. Options for the 2-12x42mm magnification are Illuminated Duplex, Illuminated LR Duplex and Illuminated German #4 Dot.
VX-6 also features a powerful 6:1 zoom ratio. Compared to standard riflescopes, VX-6 provides a wider field of view at the lowest power setting, giving hunters a better look at close, fast-moving game. At the highest power setting, the scope pulls distant targets in tighter for more precise shot placement. Unlike many higher power scopes that deliver their best sight picture only at each end of the zoom ratio, VX-6 is engineered to deliver exceptional image quality from edge-to-edge of the visual field at any magnification.
“VX-6 is as good as it gets,” said Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “FireDot illumination is ideal for low-light conditions typical of the most demanding hunts.”
Another key feature is the Quantum Optical System, which includes lead-free, precision-ground and edge blackened lenses with Leupold's Xtended Twilight lens coatings for the highest level of light transmission and clarity. Carefully positioned in optimum relationship to each other, the lenses deliver up to 98 percent total light transmission. Exterior lens surfaces are coated with DiamondCoat 2 for unsurpassed resistance to scratching and abrasion.
VX-6 has pop-up, re-zeroable finger click adjustments (¼-MOA or one cm depending on model) for windage and elevation that can be converted to Leupold's Custom Dial System (CDS). With CDS, hunters can get on target at any range, with any load, by matching their scopes to the ballistics of their ammunition and sight-in conditions. Each scope comes with one free CDS dial.
In addition, VX-6 has a generous eyebox and long eye relief, making it quick and easy for hunters to get their eye behind the riflescope and attain a full, clear sight picture. Compared to competitive riflescopes, the VX-6's eyebox is up to 137 percent larger at the high power ranges, and up to 67 percent larger at the low power ranges. This provides exceptional flexibility when setting up for longer shots at high power, as well as the quick target acquisition required for close-up big game or dangerous game situations.
Other key features:
Leupold's most durable Twin Bias Spring Erector System provides the utmost in mechanical reliability. It is built with up to 30 percent more holding force than competitive riflescopes to withstand the most intense recoil and abuse.
Extreme fast-focus eyepiece allows smooth, fast and precise focus adjustment for users of different visual acuity, from nearsighted to farsighted.
Second generation Argon/Krypton waterproofing and fogproofing.
Enhanced thermal shock resistance.
VX-6 riflescopes have a rugged 30mm matte black main tube. Sporting Leupold's familiar Golden Ring, VX-6 is backed by the company's Full Lifetime Guarantee. www.leupold.com; (800) LEUPOLD.
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