Competition Series 40x45mm

We asked some of the world’s top competitive shooters what they wanted in a scope…this is the result.

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Model Options Starting prices are USA only, and are our Suggested Retail Price.

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    Matte Finish Matte
    $1,429.00 Product #53434
  • Finish:

    Matte Finish Matte
    $1,429.00 Product #53436
  • Note: Reticle images are a web simulation and not to scale. Actual reticle appearance will vary depending on scope magnification.

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Competition Series 40x45mm is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible scope for the money I run a custom rifle shop and have this scope on 6 different guns from 6.5 creedmoor to 375 CheyTac. It performs flawlessly. Clarity and brightness are very good even at 42x magnification. Holds up to high recoil cartridges. One of the biggest perks is how light it is for the magnification you get. Other high end scopes weigh in at over a pound more. This makes it feasible to add to a few of our mid weight hunting rifles and you don't have to worry about sacrificing a long shot for lot of added weight up the mountain. Not to mention it is 1-2k less than comparable scopes. I am a huge fan and can't wait to see it join the new VX6HD line with the new features.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! Mounted on my custom M1903A4 Springfield chambered in 7.62 NATO. Scope is worth more than the rifle. Accuracy out to 600 yds is unsurpassed for this set up. Could not be more pleased! Highly recommended scope for long distance shooters. Ammo is hand loaded to current GI specs Mk 316 Mod 0, using a SMK 175 BTHP pushed with 41.75 gr of IMR 4074. Very pleased.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best scope out there. I've had this scope for just a year now and I honestly wish this scope was made years ago. If I had the money every rifle I had would have this on it. Especially with one free turret customized with the purchase. Leupold knows what they are doing and I have multiple scopes and every one has yet to disappoint me. Thanks for the amazing product you put out there...... And never stop making the VX-6
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great F-class Scope. Started using late last year on my F T/R rifle. Extremely clear at 600 and 1000 yards, and accurate adjustments when correcting for point of impact. Returns to zero repeatedly and holds points of impact.
Date published: 2016-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than expected I bought these scope for field target competitions.Very light, clarity and range estimation very successful.As a result, it raises my hit rate.Thank you Leupold.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great scope Received this scope as a prize at a memorial silhouette match this spring. Would like to thank everyone at leupold for their support for shooting sports and for making such fine quality products. Again thank you !
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leupold Quality and Performance This was a replacement for my 36BR scope.Excellent features and quite an update from my 36. I use this scope from doing bench work at the range to long range precision work on varmints. Excellent optics,reliable functionality,repeatable accuracy, can't ask for more than that, plus you get the best warranty from the #1 optics company in the business,LEUPOLD!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from reliability counts! I am a pro 3 gun shooter (sponsored by Leupold), but I felt it right to share that I'm proud to partner with the best, because this is my livelihood and performing well matters! My Mark 6 1-6 scope get used and abused, more so than probably any other consumer, except for military. It's nice to know you can count on your glass every time!
Date published: 2016-04-12
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Multicoat 4

Light reflecting off lens surfaces diminishes image quality. So Leupold® engineers developed Multicoat 4®, our own proprietary lens coating system to keep image quality pristine. Multicoat 4 greatly increases the amount of all available light that reaches your eye, while at the same time, it minimizes the reflections of the sky on the outer eyepiece. You’ll never be able to control the light, but with Leupold’s Multicoat 4, you can always make the most of it.

Generous Eyebox

The generous eyebox makes it faster and easier to get your eye behind the riflescope and achieve a full, clear sight picture. Setting up for longer shots you'll appreciate the flexibility it affords, and in close up big game or dangerous game situations the quick target acquisition will be the difference maker. At high power, the longer eye relief and more generous eyebox gives you incredible head position latitude and an improved sight pictue that fills the eyepiece completely - putting you in better position to make the shot of a lifetime.

Externally Threaded Fast-Focus Eyepiece

The sleek design of the externally threaded fast-focus eyepiece provides for faster focusing of the reticle under any conditions.

Side Focus

Specification Low High
Actual Magnification N/A 40.00 x
Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) 2.70 ft N/A
Linear Field of View (m/100 m) 0.90 m N/A
Eye Relief (in) 3.20 in N/A
Eye Relief (mm) 81.00 mm N/A
Specification Value
Weight (oz) 20.40 oz
Weight (g) 576.00 g
Objective Clear Aperture (in) 1.80 in
Objective Clear Aperture (mm) 45.00 mm
Elevation Adjustment Range 38.00 moa
Windage Adjustment Range 38.00 moa
Specification Value
Scope Profile Diagram
A. Length 15.90 in
B. Tube Length 7.10 in
C. Illustration 3.20 in
D. Illustration 2.50 in
E. Eyepiece Length 2.40 in
F. Objective Length 6.10 in
G. Objective Diameter 2.20 in
H. Eyepiece Diameter 1.60 in
K. Tube Diameter 1.18 in
30.00 mm

Alumina Competition Series 4in—45mm Lens Shade

The 4" lens shades can be threaded together to create custom lengths. Models to fit post-2004 scopes are available for the following models.

Alumina Competition Series 2.5in—45mm Lens Shade

Eliminate sunglare that can reduce target contrast. The 2.5 inch and 4 inch, 45mm Competition Lens Shades can be threaded together to create custom lengths. Available in Matte finish. Fits Leupold Competition scopes with 45mm objectives.

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Competition Riflescopes

6.00x 42.00mm Yes No No $614.00
25.00x 40.00mm Yes No No $844.00
30.00x 40.00mm Yes No No $909.00
35.00x 45.00mm No No No $1,429.00
40.00x 45.00mm No No No $1,429.00
42.00x 56.00mm Yes No No $2,729.00
45.00x 45.00mm No No No $1,429.00