Leupold & Stevens, Inc., provider of the world’s most rugged, lightweight, and clear sport optics, is pleased to announce that the Leupold Patrol 6HD riflescope has been named “Optic of the Year” by Shooting Illustrated, an official journal of the National Rifle Association. The award–officially known as a Golden Bullseye–will be presented to Leupold at the upcoming NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis.

The Golden Bullseye Awards, now in their 21st year, recognize the firearm industry’s top products as voted on by the editors of NRA Publications. To qualify for consideration for a Golden Bullseye Award, the product must have been tested by an NRA staff member or regular contributor, prove to be reliable in the field, meet or exceed the evaluator’s expectations, innovative in design and function, and readily perceived as a value to the purchaser.

“The NRA Golden Bullseye Awards epitomize what NRA members seek in their shooting and hunting equipment: outstanding performance, innovation and value,” said Doug Hamlin, the Executive Director of NRA Publications. “These are the best new products, truly worthy of NRA Member’s attention, and I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all this year’s winners.”

Whether your mission is to protect and serve or you're looking for an edge in competition, the Patrol 6HD riflescope will help you put more rounds on target. The Patrol 6HD’s ultra-lightweight, low-profile design and 6:1 zoom ratio with an illuminated reticle make this low-power variable optic a hero in tight spaces while still giving you the ability to lock on to mid-range targets.

“The Patrol 6HD offers the best combination of durability, low-light performance and edge-to-edge clarity of any LPVO on the market,” said Bruce Pettet, President & Chief Executive Officer for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “We’re proud that the staff of NRA Publications–representing some of the most experienced media members in the entire shooting industry–have recognized the Patrol 6HD’s unquestioned performance.”

The Patrol 6HD is designed, machined, and assembled in the USA, and is covered by Leupold’s Full Lifetime Guarantee.