Leupold & Stevens, Inc., provider of the world’s most rugged, lightweight, and clear sport optics, is pleased to announce that the company’s Pro Shooters dominated the National Rifle League Hunter Series’ Grand Slam Championship, held at the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex in Palisade, Col., from August 6-8. Team members Jon Pynch and Morgun King finished first and second in the Open Light Division, respectively, while Matt Alwine won the Open Heavy Division.
An invitation-only match, the NRL Hunter Grand Slam Championship brought together the circuit’s top athletes for 20 stages of shooting across two days of competition. Pynch and King tied atop the Open Light Division with 146 points–Pynch would win on a tiebreaker. Alwine also scored a 146 to win the Open Heavy Division.
Pynch, King, and Alwine all use Leupold’s award-winning Mark 5HD riflescope with the new PR2-MIL reticle on their competition rifles.
“The Mark 5HD is the perfect optic for use in NRL Hunter matches,” Pynch said. “The 5-25x56 provides perfect performance while still allowing me to make the weight limit required to be in the light hunter class.”
Developed with input from the country’s top competitors and professional shooters, the PR2 reticles are specifically designed for long range speed and precision. Two styles are available: the PR2-MIL and the PR2-MOA. They are available in Leupold’s Mark 5HD line, in both a 5-25x and 7-35x configuration. Leupold’s Mark 5HD riflescope has been crafted to redefine accuracy, precision, and optical performance for long-range shooters.
“When you look down the line at these hunter matches, Mark 5HD scopes are on at least 75 percent of the rifles,” King said. “The reason is simple–they’re light, affordable, and clear. Matt, Jon, and I were all running Mark 5HD’s and were able to dominate the competition without sacrificing any performance to fit in our respective weight classes.”