BEAVERTON, Ore. — The Mark 5HD line of riflescopes from Leupold & Stevens, Inc., combines elite optical performance, rugged reliability and user-friendly features in a package that could only be assembled by leveraging the 70 years of manufacturing knowledge and innovation consumers have come to expect from America’s most dominant optics brand.
Featuring two models at launch, the Mark 5HD line has been crafted to redefine accuracy, precision and optical performance for long-range shooters, in a package that embodies rugged reliability. A 5-25x56 model is ideal for those seeking maximum usable magnification, while the 3.6-18x44 edition balances its compact build with big-time optical performance.
“Our Mark 5HD project team had one goal in mind: delivering riflescopes that had all the features long-range shooters have been calling for, but in a user-friendly package,” said Tim Lesser, vice president of product development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “We asked elite shooters what they needed to put accurate fire downrange faster, then we used that input to design riflescopes that provide everything necessary – in both quality and features – without superfluous extras that add unnecessary weight and cost for the end user.”
Reduced weight, indeed. Pick up a Mark 5HD and you’ll feel the difference – it’s up to 20 ounces lighter than other scopes in its class. The 5-25x56 weighs in at 30 ounces, while the 3.6-18x44 checks in at a scant 26 ounces.
Get behind a Mark 5HD, meanwhile, and you’ll see the difference. Both models deliver superior edge-to-edge clarity and extreme low-light performance. The Twilight Max HD Light Management System delivers the perfect balance of image color and contrast, light transmission, and glare management. Both models are available with or without illuminated reticles, feature 35mm maintubes for increased adjustment travel, and a high-speed power selector ring featuring an optional low-profile throw lever that provides additional leverage.
The heart of the Mark 5HD is the all-new M5C3 ZeroLock adjustments, which provide precise, repeatable tracking with a dead-on return to zero. The M5C3 elevation dials deliver 30-mils of adjustment in 3 turns, at 10-mils per turn, allowing the Mark 5HD to max out the performance of the latest long-range rifles and ammunition. Visual and tactile revolution indicators are in place to ensure you don’t get lost in the travel, and the auto-lock at zero eliminates the risk of inadvertently moving the dial. The windage adjustment is capped and the zero indicator mark has been relocated on the riflescope’s maintube so you can see it without having to move your head off the stock of the rifle.
“The Mark 5HD has all of the features long-range shooters and hunters want and need, and none of the ones they don’t,” said Michael Wunnicke, director of marketing for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “This is a product that customers have been calling for, and we’re ecstatic to be able to deliver it.”
The Mark 5HD will initially be offered in a variety of etched glass reticles, including the Tactical Milling Reticle (TMR), H59, Tremor 3 and Combat Competition Hunter (CCH). The TMR and Tremor 3 will be available in both standard and illuminated versions. Lens covers and a lens shade are included.
The game-changing Mark 5HD is designed, machined and assembled in the USA, and is covered by Leupold’s Full Lifetime Guarantee.