New in 2017

VX-5HD 1-5x24mm CDS-ZL2

The VX-5HD is taking optical performance to a whole new level. We gave it a High-Definition optical system for sharpened clarity, and the Twilight Max™ Light Management System for even greater low-light performance, giving hunters a visible advantage at dawn and dusk when the biggest game is on the move. The new CDS-ZL2 (Custom Dial System ZeroLock 2) elevation dial locks in place so it cannot be inadvertently rotated off zero. A mere press of a button will allow the user to dial up two turns of elevation, if necessary. On the 2nd revolution of the elevation dial, the button sinks in to show you are on the 2nd turn so you can dial for extended ranges and never lose your place. The covered pop-up windage dial provides fast and accurate sight-in and easy rezero. All VX-5HD CDS-ZL2 riflescopes include one free Custom Ballistic Dial with purchase. FireDot illuminated reticles provide daylight bright, red dot-like performance with an easy to use 1 button intensity adjustment.

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

  • Finish:

    Matte Finish Matte

    Zero Lock 2 turn 1/4 MOA
    $1,169.00 Product #172367 New
  • Note: Reticle images are a web simulation and not to scale. Actual reticle appearance will vary depending on scope magnification.

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VX-5HD 1-5x24mm CDS-ZL2 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it, great optics ! Since just released I believe I am one of the first to receive this scope . Since having my other scope fall apart ( not Leupold ) I needed to replace it. Thinking that my old one graphics were good before, it wouldn't even come close to this scope ! Having looked thru the VX-6HD I contacted Leupold , (several times, great help) and was told that clarity was same with this VX-5HD just a few less " bells and whistles ". No, not a cheap scope, but aprox. $600. less than the VX-6 HD and fit my use ot a tee ! I have rings on order to mount, Cannot wait for November Deer season !!!!! Leupold , please let me know when sunshade is available for this 56mm scope
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding clarity and excellent features I bought this product with the wind plex reticle. The adjustments are accurate and repeatable. Eye relief is outstanding and does not noticeably change with magnification adjustments. Most impressive is the HD glass. It is amazingly​ clear, has exceptional low light performance. The wind plex is simple to use. Can't wait to get my custom turret. For me this scope has the optimal features for hunting. This won't be my last VX-5 HD purchase. Great job Leupold!!!!
Date published: 2017-05-10
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Date published: 2017-05-14
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Date published: 2017-05-14
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1/4 MOA Finger Click

Finger click adjustments for windage and elevation (¼-MOA) offer absolute repeatability and dependability over a lifetime of extreme use (metric adjustments – 1 cm per click

100% Waterproof and Fog Proof

30mm Maintube

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.

CDS-ZL2 Zero Lock Adjustment with Revolution Indicator

Extended Battery Life

Extreme Fast-Focus Eyepiece

The extreme fast-focus eyepiece ensures a generous eyebox, superior field of view and optimal diopter adjustment in the field. It allows the the user to adjust through the full range of diopter adjustment in one complete turn of the eyepiece.

FireDot Illumination

Select models are available with our exclusive FireDot Reticle System in your choice of FireDot Duplex, FireDot Circle, Ballistic FireDot, FireDot LR Duplex, FireDot 4, FireDot Pig Plex, FireDot TMR and FireDot SPR. Once activated, the dot within the reticle illuminates with bright, sharp definition, while the rest of the reticle is non-illuminated. This combination leads your eye naturally to the center aiming point and makes target acquisition quick, precise, and simple.

Guard-Ion Rain shedding coating

Water, dirt and fingerprint shedding lens coating. Extremely durable and scratch resistant.

MST (Motion Sensor Technology)

An important feature of select Illuminated reticle models is the Leupold-exclusive Motion Sensor Technology (MST). A single touch of the button or twist of the dial activates the illumination, offering several different intensity settings (depending on model) including a high/low indicator (FireDot reticles only). The reticle will automatically switch to “stand-by mode” after five minutes of inactivity, then reactivate whenever the rifle is moved. This eliminates the need for excess movement reaching for buttons, while extending battery life (powered by a readily available CR-2032 coin cell battery.

Twilight Max Light Management System

Light management means delivering usable light to your eye and forming a crisp, high contrasting image. Lens coatings are applied that maximize light transmission in blue colors, since your eye is more sensitive to blue in low light. Red colors are also maximized, since they dominate scenes in typical hunting situations and finally the balancing colors to develop the highest possible contrast. Glare is controlled with special mechanical structures. The end result, you can see antler tines in dark shadows long after the competition has gone home.

Specification Low High
Actual Magnification 1.0 x 5.0 x
Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) 114.6 ft 22.5 ft
Linear Field of View (m/100 m) 38.2 m 7.5 m
Eye Relief (in) 3.8 in 3.8 in
Eye Relief (mm) 97 mm 97 mm
Specification Value
Weight (oz) 13.1 oz
Weight (g) 371 g
Objective Clear Aperture (in) .9 in
Objective Clear Aperture (mm) 24 mm
Elevation Adjustment Range 170 moa
Windage Adjustment Range 170 moa
Specification Value
Scope Profile Diagram
A. Length 11.2 in
B. Tube Length 7.4 in
C. Illustration N/A
D. Illustration 2.5 in
E. Eyepiece Length 3.3 in
F. Objective Length N/A
G. Objective Diameter 1.2 in
H. Eyepiece Diameter 1.8 in
K. Tube Diameter 1.18 in
30.0 mm
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