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VX-3L 6.5-20x56mm Side Focus (Extreme Varminter)

All the low-light benefits of a large objective VX-3 riflescope, that mounts up to 30 percent lower than traditional models.

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

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Xtended Twilight Lens System

Now your hunt can reach further into the twilight than ever before possible, with our exclusive new Xtended Twilight Lens System™. It goes a step further than even the Index Matched Lens System®, using Leupold’s® index matched glass with wavelength specific lens coatings designed to optimize the transmission of low-light wavelengths. When most scope manufacturers quote percentage of light transmission, they usually mean at 550 nm, the green wavelength where the human eye is most sensitive. The challenge is that in twilight conditions, green light disappears and blue/violet light takes over. Your eye is already handicapped when it comes to seeing the blue/violet spectrum, and if your scope is cutting too much of it out, soon you won’t be seeing anything. The Xtended Twilight Lens System places extra emphasis on matching coatings to glass indices to achieve the best possible transmission of the blue/violet spectrum, without sacrificing the color balanced light transmission across the visual spectrum of the Index Matched Lens System. When we combine that with superior computer-generated optical design, lead-free lenses of unsurpassed clarity and quality, and 100 years of manufacturing excellence, you have a scope that gives you the details of low-light scenes in greater definition and luminance than any other scope in the world.

DiamondCoat 2

Exterior lens surfaces are treated with DiamondCoat 2™, an ion-assist lens coating, for higher light transmission and the greatest level of abrasion resistance we’ve ever offered. DiamondCoat already exceeds military standards for hardness and durability. DiamondCoat 2 offers unsurpassed durability and will prove its worth in the wildest places on earth. DiamondCoat 2 has the additional advantage of assisting in light transmission, for greater brightness, clarity and contrast.

2nd Generation Argon/Krypton Waterproofing

While we still waterproof other optics with bone-dry nitrogen – technology pioneered by Leupold® – Select models feature our exclusive, proprietary Argon/Krypton gas blend. Its advantages are two fold: it nearly eliminates the effects of thermal shock, and the Argon/Krypton molecules are significantly larger than nitrogen molecules, reducing the diffusion of gases sealed inside your scope even more than our proven nitrogen technology already does. We pioneered riflescope waterproofing, and now with Argon/Krypton we’re exceeding the standards we set ourselves.

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.

Blackened Lens Edges

Blackened lens edges reduce unwanted glare and diffusion through the lens edges to provide better resolution, improved contrast and superior optical perrformance.

Twin Bias Spring Erector System

3:1 Zoom Ratio

Custom Shop serviceable

6061-T6 Aircraft Quality Aluminum

Light Optimization Profile

The crescent removed from the lower radius of the objective forms the Light Optimization Profile™, which gives you the low-light advantages of a large objective lens, while hugging the rifle for a lower mount and more comfortable, secure cheekweld. The 50mm VX-3L® mounts as low as a 36mm riflescope, yet delivers 48.6 percent more Total Light Throughput™ (TLT). Likewise, the 56mm VX-3L mounts like a 40mm, and delivers 96 percent more TLT. You’ll also appreciate the uninterrupted, circular field of view, the improved balance, and the quick, accurate aiming that comes with a low-mount cheekweld. While the objective of the VX-3L and has a crescent, your sight picture remains perfectly circular, with crisp, edge-to-edge sharpness across the entire visual field.

24K Gold Ring and Medallion

Waterproof/Fogproof

Durable Lens Cover

Keep the lenses of your Leupold® riflescope looking like new. Protect it from dirt and damage with the durable bikini style lens cover included with your riflescope. Protects your scope while in storage or in the field.

Specification Low High
Actual Magnification 6.60 x 19.30 x
Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) 14.20 ft 4.70 ft
Linear Field of View (m/100 m) 5.20 m 1.70 m
Eye Relief (in) 4.40 in 3.60 in
Eye Relief (mm) 112.00 mm 91.00 mm
Specification Value
Weight (oz) 24.00 oz
Weight (g) 680.00 g
Objective Clear Aperture (in) 2.20 in
Objective Clear Aperture (mm) 56.00 mm
Elevation Adjustment Range 77.00 moa
Windage Adjustment Range 77.00 moa
Specification Value
Scope Profile Diagram
A. Length 14.60 in
B. Tube Length 6.50 in
C. Illustration 2.80 in
D. Illustration 2.50 in
E. Eyepiece Length 3.20 in
F. Objective Length 5.20 in
G. Objective Diameter 2.80 in
H. Eyepiece Diameter 1.60 in
K. Tube Diameter 1.18 in
30.00 mm

Alumina Flip-Back Lens Cover - VX-L 56mm & Standard EP

Designed for Leupold scopes built after 2003, Alumina® Flip-Back™ lens covers feature powerful neodymium magnets to hold them securely closed and the triple O-ring seals provide maximum protection from the elements. Constructed out of durable 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum, they are precisely machined to allow for quick and easy operation, and a low-profile position, when open, make these Flip-Back lens covers stand above the rest. The round objective and ocular models can be rotated so they can open in any direction. Scopes built prior to 2003 can be threaded to accept Alumina accessories at a 50% discount, with proof of purchase, through the Leupold Custom Shop by calling 800-538-7653.

Scope Cover, XX-Large

Keep your Leupold® scope looking like new. Protect its finish from dirt and damage with one of our scope covers. Available in many sizes to fit most Leupold scopes, the scope cover is made of water-resistant, nylon-laminated neoprene. Protect your scope in storage or in the field.

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VX-3L Riflescopes

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Magnification
Objective
Size
BDC
Dial
Available
BDC
Reticle
Available
Illuminated
Reticle
Available
Starting
Price
9.50x 50.00mm No Yes No $874.99
9.50x 50.00mm No Yes Yes $1,124.99
9.50x 50.00mm Yes No No $874.99
9.70x 56.00mm No Yes Yes $1,374.99
9.70x 56.00mm No Yes No $1,124.99
13.90x 50.00mm No Yes Yes $1,249.99
13.90x 50.00mm No Yes No $999.99
13.90x 56.00mm No Yes Yes $1,249.99
13.90x 56.00mm No No Yes $1,499.99
13.90x 56.00mm Yes No No $1,314.99
14.40x 50.00mm Yes No No $1,064.99
19.30x 56.00mm Yes Yes No $1,624.99
19.30x 56.00mm No No No $1,374.99
19.30x 56.00mm Yes Yes No $1,439.99