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The Relentless and Rugged VX-5HD

Everything You Need. Nothing You Don't.

There are some places you can only take the essentials, and only if those essentials make weight. The backcountry is a rough, rugged place, which is why you need gear designed to perform in the toughest environments. So, if you demand crystal clear HD glass, repeatable performance, and one of the lightest optics in its class, Leupold's award-winning VX-5HD is the riflescope for you.

Designed to be everything you need and nothing you don't, the VX-5HD offers high-definition lenses and unmatched low-light hunting performance, a two-turn elevation adjustment for more accurate shooting at longer distances, and Guard-ion lens coatings to shed water, dirt, and fingerprints.

Its 5:1 zoom ratio means the VX-5HD line is available in 1-5, 2-10, and 3-15 power models, with varying objective lens diameters. These magnification ranges give you the flexibility to hunt dense underbrush or wide-open spaces using the same scope.


And if reticle options get you fired up, the VX-5HD has got you covered. Duplex, Illuminated FireDot Duplex, Boone & Crockett, Wind-Plex, and Impact-29 MOA reticles are all available – providing maximum versatility for any hunter. Illuminated reticles feature Leupold's Motion Sensor Technology (MST), which puts the FireDot into a battery-saving standby mode after five minutes of inactivity. When the MST detects motion, it instantly activates the sight, so it's ready when you are. The entire line also features 30mm maintubes.

Simply put, you’re looking at the lightest and most rugged riflescope in its class. And we’re just getting started.

See More in Less Light


Get behind a VX-5HD and you’ll see the difference. Every scope in the line offers superior edge-to-edge clarity and extreme low-light performance. Leupold’s Twilight Max HD Light Management System delivers the perfect balance of image color and contrast, light transmission, and glare management, so you’ll get the best picture any time of day.

While most scopes only focus on transmitting high percentages of midday light, the VX-5HD gives you maximum transmission throughout the entire day – something you might not notice under the bright lights in a retail store, but it makes all of the difference in the world at dusk and dawn. This system literally helps you see more in less light, giving you up to 30 extra minutes of shooting light.

Make More Accurate, Longer Shots


Leupold's one-of-a-kind Custom Dial System (CDS) makes accurate long-range shooting quick and easy. Simply range your target, turn your CDS dial to match the range, and aim dead on – no more worrying about holdovers or ballistics math in the field.

Leupold customizes your scope's elevation dial to match your exact load, velocity, and even the average atmospheric conditions where you hunt for unprecedented precision. With your CDS dial, you'll easily compensate for bullet drop and make ultra-quick adjustments on the fly. You can even create multiple dials for the same riflescope to match different loads or different conditions. A free CDS dial is offered with the purchase of any CDS-ready riflescope, and extra dials are available for a nominal fee. CDS-ready scopes also come with a zero stop feature, precision click adjustments for accurate zeroing, and the CDS-ZeroLock 2 feature, which allows for two revolutions of elevation adjustment for extended distances. CDS dials are also excellent when paired with a Leupold rangefinder, thanks to the company's exclusive True Ballistic Range technology. Use True Ballistic Range to get the most accurate ballistic range to your target, and then set your CDS to the correct number. It’s as easy as that.

Built to Last


Like every riflescope offered by Leupold, the VX-5HD is designed, machined, and assembled in Beaverton, Oregon and is built to withstand a lifetime of abuse. Further, the VX-5HD features Leupold’s exclusive, proprietary gas blend, which nearly eliminates the effects of thermal shock and reduces the diffusion of gases sealed inside your scope. Every Leupold riflescope model is “Punisher” tested and verified to perform under the harshest conditions, so it can withstand whatever you might be able to throw at it. That said, if you do ever have a problem, know that the VX-5HD is backed by Leupold’s legendary Full Lifetime Guarantee.

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