New in 2017

VX-6HD 3-18x50mm

The VX-6HD is begging to go where other scopes can’t. We gave it new High-Definition lenses 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 dial locks in place so it cannot be inadvertently rotated off its zero. A mere press of a button will allow the user to dial up elevation, up to 40 MOA (80cm), if necessary. All Leupold VX-HD riflescopes are CDS capable and include one free Custom Ballistic Dial with purchase. To take it totally over the top, we added an in-scope cant indicator for precise leveling, a throw lever for fast magnification changes, and an even more robust erector system. Alumina flip-back lens covers included..

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

  • Finish:

    Matte Finish Matte
    Dial:

    Zero Lock 2 turn 1/4 MOA
    Parallax Adjustment Option:

    Side Focus
    $2,209.00 Product #171572 New
  • Finish:

    Matte Finish Matte
    Dial:

    Zero Lock 2 turn 1/4 MOA
    Parallax Adjustment Option:

    Side Focus
    $2,339.00 Product #171573 New
  • Finish:

    Matte Finish Matte
    Dial:

    Zero Lock 2 turn 1/4 MOA
    Parallax Adjustment Option:

    Side Focus
    $2,339.00 Product #171575 New
  • Reticle:

    Illum. T-MOA Reticle Illum. T-MOA
    Finish:

    Matte Finish Matte
    Dial:

    Zero Lock 2 turn 1/4 MOA
    Parallax Adjustment Option:

    Side Focus
    $2,339.00 Product #171576 New
  • Finish:

    Matte Finish Matte
    Dial:

    Zero Lock 2 turn 1/4 MOA
    Parallax Adjustment Option:

    Side Focus
    $2,339.00 Product #171577 New
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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

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.

30mm Maintube

6061-T6 Aircraft Quality Aluminum

Crafted from 6061-T6 aircraft quality aluminum.

6:1 Zoom Ratio

A powerful 6:1 zoom ratio delivers crystal clear images from edge-to-edge throughout the entire magnification range. Many higher power scopes provide the best picture at each end of the zoom ratio, leaving the middle ranges weaker on clarity and resolution. The Leupold 6X erector system was engineered from the outset to provide consistently exceptional image quality across the entire visual field throughtout the entire zoom range. Twin Bias Spring Erector System features berylium/copper alloy leaf springs and 30% more holding force to withstand the most intense recoil and abuse.

Alumina Flipback Lens Covers Included

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 Custom Dial System

Leupold CDS™ models allow you to quickly dial your elevation to different sight-in ranges with a custom adjustment matched to your specific ballistics information. The CDS dials change out easily, allowing you flexibility with different loads, conditions and calibers. Every CDS dial features ¼-MOA click or 1 cm click (metric versions), finger adjustments and no adjustment covers to lose, making the VX-2, VX-3, VX-6 and VX-R even more accurate and rugged. How the CDS™ System Works The CDS System works by laser-inscribing your scope's elevation dial to match your load, velocity and conditions. Your scope will be in perfect synch with the way your rifle and load shoots, even for hand loads. Each CDS dial is unique, taking all practical ballistic and environmental factors into account:

CDS-ZL2 Zero Lock Adjustment with Revolution Indicator

Custom Shop serviceable

Electronic Reticle Level

Mount the VX-6HD perfectly level using the user activated Electronic Reticle Level.  The illuminated reticle will flash when the scope is at an angle of greater than one degree, and will stop flashing when it is level.  You can shoot more accurately at longer distances by ensuring your rifle is level.  Activate the level by holding down the illumination push button for 15 seconds.  Repeat to deactivate.  The level feature also temporarily deactivates illumination when you rotate the scope over 30 degrees, so you can lay the rifle on its side to save battery power.  

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.

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.

Guard-Ion Rain Shedding Coating

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

Lead Free

Leupold optics offer better optical clarity as a result of lead-free glass lenses. In addition to its superior optics, the lenses are produced with none of the environmentally damaging by-products common to standard glass production. A small step, but one in the right direction.

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.

Push Button Illumination

One button brightness control with a high/low indicator keeps it simple.

Reversible Throw Lever

Clamps onto VX-6HD power selector to provide leverage for fast magnification changes, left or right handed.

Side Focus

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.

Twin Bias Spring Erector System

Zero Lock Windage Adjustment

Specification Low High
Actual Magnification 3.00 x 18.00 x
Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) 38.00 ft 7.00 ft
Linear Field of View (m/100 m) 12.60 m 2.30 m
Eye Relief (in) 3.70 in 3.80 in
Eye Relief (mm) 94.00 mm 97.00 mm
Specification Value
Weight (oz) 20.40 oz
Weight (g) 578.00 g
Objective Clear Aperture (in) 2.00 in
Objective Clear Aperture (mm) 50.00 mm
Elevation Adjustment Range 75.00 moa
Windage Adjustment Range 75.00 moa
Specification Value
Scope Profile Diagram
A. Length 13.50 in
B. Tube Length 5.30 in
C. Illustration 1.30 in
D. Illustration 2.60 in
E. Eyepiece Length 3.30 in
F. Objective Length 4.90 in
G. Objective Diameter 2.30 in
H. Eyepiece Diameter 1.80 in
K. Tube Diameter 1.18 in
30.00 mm

Alumina Flip-Back Lens Cover - 50mm

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.

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VX-6HD Riflescopes

Max
Magnification
Objective
Size
BDC
Dial
Available
BDC
Reticle
Available
Illuminated
Reticle
Available
Starting
Price
New 6.00x 24.00mm Yes Yes Yes $1,819.00
New 6.00x 24.00mm Yes No Yes $1,689.00
New 12.00x 42.00mm Yes Yes Yes $1,819.00
New 18.00x 44.00mm Yes Yes Yes $2,079.00
New 18.00x 50.00mm Yes Yes Yes $2,209.00
New 24.00x 52.00mm Yes Yes Yes $2,599.00