VX•R 4-12x50mm

What happens when you combine a state of the art illumination system with the exclusive FireDot Reticle? You get the VX-R—only from Leupold, America’s Optics Authority. And now with the Custom Dial System (CDS), you can now own a scope that precisely matches your rifle's ballistics.

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You can modify this scope in our Custom Shop to create the scope of your dreams.

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

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    $974.00 Product #120621
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VX•R 4-12x50mm CDS (30mm) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 81.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bush Hunting Scope I am a proud owner of a VX-R 2-7X33mm FireDot, that I'm currently using on my .416 Rigby. I chose this scope for it's promising all rounder capabilities, which is very often demanded by the thick African Bush where I live and hunt. The 2-7 zoom together with the FireDot, allows me to take a comfortable shot whether the animal is anything from 20 to 200meters out, or even on a charge. For those who are familiar with the .416, also know that it is a rifle respected by many a hunter, designed for dangerous game. In other words, it packs a punch, which means only the toughest scopes on the market fit the criteria.. I can honestly say, my Leupold impresses me more every day.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Scope Ever Purchased two of these scopes during the past year. One is on a Remington SR-25, 7MM-08, and one is mounted on a Browning Micro Midas 7MM-08. With aging eyes the red dot is just great. Never use the cross hairs. Have taken several deer from 50 yards out to 300 yards with this scope just looking at the red dot only. I also have several other Leupold scopes on various rifles and never have had any problems with them but the dot in the VX-R beats anything I've ever seen. Recently bought a Delta Point Pro to be mounted on a Ruger Super Blackhawk. The quality of these products can be beat by any other company. The rings a outstanding also.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hello. I'm from Portugal! We here hunt wild boar, deer, with the help of dogs!   VX-R 1.25-4x20 riflescope is great for fast-moving targets. the Circle Reticle illuminated red dot center help you get on target faster When the pet is moving very fast. The quality of the lenses offer excelent light transmission and does not check the unpleasant reflections.   It has an excellent behavior when there is bad weather, rain and fog. I did zero to 50 meters, and after making over 300 shots, it continues to accurately! It should come with flip covers, I had to buy one apart neoprene covers! I am thinking of buying a 4,5-14X50 to chase hunting / stalking! Definitely, I will be customer Leupold, Leupold is not behind the renowned European brands.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly outstanding scope! The VX-R is an exceptional value at less than half the cost of many "European" scopes. When I opened my box, the clean lines, smooth finish, and of course "gold rings" where the first to impress, but the ultra clear glass and crisp reticle completed the impression of outstanding quality. At the range and initial sight in, 3 rounds through the T/C Pro Hunter 30.06 and I was 2" high at 100 yds. The scope has been on several hunts and performed flawlessly.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Optics Follow by #1 Dealer Dodds Sporting Goo I best this optic for my son, I was wanting the most competitive optic on the market. The staff at Dodds Sporting Goods are the best in the business. The product knowledge is out of this world I've went to 3 cabelas and 2 Dicks and the level of produce knowledge that The staff at Dodds is unreal. I will always by from the team. I walked into there store question about optics and they stated there is only 1 optic in our mind and that is Leupold. They had a couple thousand optics in there store so that lead me to think they know what they are talking about to have that many scopes wow. The lady name was Danielle and she said we only sell what we believe inn and that is Leupold.
Date published: 2016-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard Scope to Beat I've been very impressed with this scope. The CDS model with the turret for elevation is very useful. Clicks feel precise and accurate. Although I have not yet called in with my ballistic information to get the customized turret, I plan to soon and expect it to work effectively at a wide variety of ranges. This scope is a bargain considering the quality and features like the illuminated reticle.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This one does it all ! Was looking for a good scope for heavy cover that would still allow longer mid range shots. At 2x you can snap shoot in heavy cover and if it is overcast crank on the illumination. With the long range duplex I can take longer 150 yard shots by just using the hold over marks on the scope. The illumination is also deadly for night hog hunting ventures. Mounted on my CZ527 in 7.62x39 is is the perfect all around choice for any type of hunting or conditions.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features!!! You WILL NOT find this much scope for the money anywhere!!! Don't be confused however, it is not cheap when it comes to craftsmanship!!!
Date published: 2016-02-20
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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).

24K Gold Ring and Medallion

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

Alumina Rubber Eyepiece Guard

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:

Custom Shop serviceable


This coating on the exterior lenses gives you the ultimate in abrasion resistance and light transmission. The result is a flawless sight picture over a lifetime of hard use. DiamondCoat™ has made a difference in battle; now it can make a difference where you hunt.

European Style Fast-Focus Eyepiece

The non-locking European style fast-focus eyepiece accommodates a wide spectrum of visual acuity even in diminshing light. Adjusting the focus of the reticle is smooth, fast, and precise.

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.

Index Matched Lens System

A Leupold® exclusive, this system has nearly perfected Leupold’s already impeccable light management. Leupold engineers specify different coating materials for each lens surface in the riflescope, based on the lens’ index of refraction, placement and function, layering each coating to eliminate reflections and maximize light transmission. The result is unparalleled brightness and extremely sharp resolution across the entire visual field.

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.

Twin Bias Spring Erector System


Specification Low High
Actual Magnification 4.50 x 11.60 x
Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) 22.00 ft 10.40 ft
Linear Field of View (m/100 m) 6.70 m 3.50 m
Eye Relief (in) 4.10 in 3.70 in
Eye Relief (mm) 106.00 mm 96.00 mm
Specification Value
Weight (oz) 16.50 oz
Weight (g) 468.00 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 12.20 in
B. Tube Length 4.90 in
C. Illustration 1.70 in
D. Illustration 2.00 in
E. Eyepiece Length 3.50 in
F. Objective Length 3.80 in
G. Objective Diameter 2.30 in
H. Eyepiece Diameter 1.60 in
K. Tube Diameter 1.18 in
30.00 mm

Alumina Rubber Eyepiece Guard - Standard EP

Adds a soft, finishing touch to the eyepiece of your scope to protect you from recoil during extreme uphill shooting angles and from heavy recoiling firearms. They also shade the eyepiece to improve viewing comfort.

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VX•R Riflescopes

4.00x 20.00mm No No Yes $649.00
4.70x 0.00mm No No Yes $779.00
6.60x 33.00mm No Yes Yes $649.00
8.60x 40.00mm No Yes Yes $649.00
8.60x 50.00mm No Yes Yes $779.00
11.60x 50.00mm Yes No Yes $974.00
11.60x 50.00mm No Yes Yes $909.00
11.70x 40.00mm No Yes Yes $844.00