The award-winning Freedom RDS (Red Dot Sight) just got better. Since hitting shelves in 2019, the Freedom RDS has become the go-to red dot sight for many AR rifle owners. But at Leupold, just because we’re winning awards doesn’t mean we’re going to stop improving. After listening to feedback from our dedicated fans, we re-engineered the Freedom RDS to be even more rugged and gave it a new black ring.
This tubular red dot sight is built for performance and versatility. It’s designed for easy install with an included mount that’s the optimal height for AR-style rifles (a version featuring the capped precision ¼-MOA click adjustments will be available without the included mount). If that wasn’t versatile enough, we’re also offering a version with an exposed BDC elevation turret that ships with measurements out to 500 yards for standard 55-grain .223 Rem. ammunition. This CDS-style turret makes taking longer shots as simple as ranging your target, turning the dial, and aiming dead on. No worrying about holdovers all the way out to 500 yards.
The Freedom RDS features a 1-MOA dot reticle that’s supported by Leupold’s battery-saving Motion Sensor Technology (MST), which puts the sight into a battery-saving standby mode after five minutes of inactivity. When the MST detects motion, it instantly activates the sight, so it’s ready when you are. A manual mode allows the sight to shut off when not in use. Eight illumination settings are also available, making the dot easily visible in low-light conditions or the mid-day sun. On the RDS’s medium setting, you get up to 1,000 hours of battery life, which, thanks to its MST, truly equals 1,000 usable hours.