VX•R Patrol 1.25-4x20mm (30mm)

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.

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VX•R Patrol 1.25-4x20mm (30mm) is rated 4.222222222222222 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Extremely sturdy scope Great scope, clear glass, precise controls. Only reason I give it 4 instead of 5 stars is that this scope would be perfect if it was a true 1X power rather then 1.25X on the lowest setting.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good for light tactical/3 gun bought several years ago. great glass, easy to use and batter just quit on me. overall great scope. the adjustments need to be a lot stiffer for a true combat, law enforcement optic as they are easy to knock off.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A few changes to be a great service rifle scope Shooting at 600 yards, parallax adjustment would be nice. Also could use better knobs (tactical style - ZeroLock, M1, etc) Would be a good option compared to March $2,750 scope!
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best quality avail. Beats scopes 2 or 3 X price Owned many scopes this style SnB, ziess, vortex. Etc. This is the best. Very clear to the edges and fool proof red dot. Perfect 3 gun or pig rifle optic.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs perfectly Every Time I have used similar products in combat conditions, hunting conditions and in competitive use, none would stand up to the abuse I have given this scope. Rain, snow, water to about 12 feet deep, desert heat and sand and no sign of failure of any type; typical Leupold quality that you can bet you life on. It's a dandy in the game fields and the illuminated reticle is a great help when shooting in low light conditions. The lenses are clear to the edges at all power settings. I found the scope to track perfectly with the adjustments. It was easy to shoot a box by shooting a round, adjusting 10 clicks, shoot a shot and adjust 10 clicks and shoot a shot and adjust 10 clicks and shoot a shot and come back to the beginning. Overall, the best I have ever carried for its intended purpose.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great general use AR scope (how 'bout a BO rect) Bought my Patrol, last spring, for mounting on my new CORE 15 TAC III and it has been what great for general AR range use. I'm very pleased. Would love for Leupold to offer both Patrol scopes with the special use Blackout reticle, SOON, so me and my buddies, that have been waiting for Leupold to come out with a BO scope (that low to middle class working folk and Veterans can afford) won't have to by another ill tailored scope. I believe you'd sell out a large run quickly.
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good fit on my Springfield Works well on my M1A Scout. Acquires target quickly and stays sighted in with the recoil of the .308
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not recommend for High Power Competition Would not recommend for High Power Competition and extremely disappointed in the quality of this scope. The windage and elevation clicks are soft and mushy and there is excessive backlash. It does not track repeatedly and the illuminated reticle sometimes works. Overall this scope is junk for $799
Date published: 2016-07-14
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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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Specification Low High
Actual Magnification 1.30 x 4.00 x
Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) 75.00 ft 29.00 ft
Linear Field of View (m/100 m) 22.90 m 8.80 m
Eye Relief (in) 4.10 in 3.70 in
Eye Relief (mm) 106.00 mm 84.00 mm
Specification Value
Weight (oz) 11.50 oz
Weight (g) 326.00 g
Objective Clear Aperture (in) N/A
Objective Clear Aperture (mm) 20.00 mm
Elevation Adjustment Range 90.00 moa
Windage Adjustment Range 90.00 moa
Specification Value
Scope Profile Diagram
A. Length 9.40 in
B. Tube Length 5.40 in
C. Illustration 2.00 in
D. Illustration 2.00 in
E. Eyepiece Length 3.50 in
F. Objective Length 0.60 in
G. Objective Diameter 1.20 in
H. Eyepiece Diameter 1.60 in
K. Tube Diameter 1.18 in
30.00 mm

Mark 4 ARD Anti-Reflection Device - 30mm

We’ve created these threaded anti-reflective devices in nearly every objective lens size, each featuring scores of tiny, light-transmitting honeycomb baffles that reduce lens glare without obscuring your sight picture.

Alumina Flip-Back Lens Cover - 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, Small

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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