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VX-6HD 3-18x44 CDS-ZL2 Side Focus Illum. FireDot Tri-MOA - Optifade Subalpine

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173209

With a slightly smaller objective lens than its 50mm counterpart, the VX®-6HD 3-18x44mm can do it all while packing a little less weight. At 3x magnification, there's enough field of view to navigate brush and timber situations, but crank the power selector all the way up to 18x, and you've got enough magnification to dominate any backcountry landscape.

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Illum. FireDot® Tri-MOA Reticle info
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With a slightly smaller objective lens than its 50mm counterpart, the VX®-6HD 3-18x44mm can do it all while packing a little less weight. Dial it down to 3x magnification to get enough field of view to navigate brush and timber situations, but crank the power selector all the way up to 18x, and you've got enough magnification to dominate any backcountry landscape.

The 3-18 is built around Leupold’s Professional-Grade Optical System, which offers unmatched light transmission that’s designed to outperform in the most challenging lighting conditions. Its industry leading glare reduction provides a clear image in harsh, direct light, while the resolution and clarity will meet the demands of any professional guide or shooter in the field. The wide zoom range combined with an in-scope electronic reticle level, CDS-ZL2 ZeroLock® elevation dial, and removable throw lever, make the VX-6HD the most versatile Leupold® riflescope ever made.

The VX-6HD goes where other scopes can't. Its unique combination of features, durability, and professional-grade HD optical performance guarantees that it can handle any challenge you throw at it. It's 100% waterproof and fogproof, and like all Leupold riflescopes, it's designed, machined, and assembled in the USA and guaranteed to perform for life.

Features
A versatile 6:1 zoom ratio gives you 6 times more magnification at high power than at low power (model magnification ranges are available in powers of 6x: 1-6, 2-12, 3-18, 4-24, etc.), so you can dial your power way down for close encounters or all of the way up for long-range shots. The larger the zoom ratio, the more versatile one scope can be.
Leupold’s Professional-Grade Optical System offers unmatched light transmission that’s designed to outperform in the most challenging lighting conditions, industry-leading glare reduction for a clear image in harsh, direct light, and the resolution and clarity that professional guides and shooters demand in the field.
The side focus adjusts the scope's parallax, making the reticle clearer and have less perceived movement when you're shooting at different distances.
Leupold's Custom Dial System® (CDS®) gives you the ability to customize your turret (adjustment dial) to your exact ballistics and environmental conditions. Once your new custom dial is installed, simply range the target, turn the dial to that number, and aim dead on.
The CDS-ZL2 (ZeroLock 2) provides two revolutions of elevation adjustment while eliminating accidental dial movement with the push-button ZeroLock system. It also features Leupold's award-winning Custom Dial System® (CDS®), which allows shooters to order a laser-marked bullet-drop dial to match their exact ballistics and conditions.
In Second Focal Plane (rear focal plane) scopes, the reticle stays the same size while the target grows and shrinks when you adjust the magnification. These reticles are ideal for lowlight hunting situations and in scopes that don't utilize hash marks for range estimation.
The ZeroLock® system eliminates accidental dial movement by locking it in place.
Fast and easy windage adjustments with a locking button and rotation stops.
The ZeroStop system creates a backstop when returning the dial back to zero, so you don't accidently turn the dial a full revolution in the wrong direction.
Guard-ion is a hydrophobic lens coating that sheds dirt and water for a maintenance-free, clear, crisp image.
The Electronic Reticle will flash when the scope isn't level, promoting more accurate long-range shots. It can also simplify the mounting process.
This scopes comes with an illuminated reticle, which can help you get on target faster in low-light situations.
Motion Sensor Technology (MST™) extends battery life by automatically deactivating illuminated reticles after five minutes of inactivity and then reactivates instantly as soon as movement is detected.
Our high-quality Alumina® flip-back lens covers thread onto the scope to protect the lens from moisture, dirt, and debris.
This reversible throw lever easily clamps onto specific power-selector rings. Its large surface area makes it ideal for quick magnification changes.
Leupold pioneered modern waterproof and fogproof technology using advanced internal gasses and sealing methods that withstand extreme temperatures, elevation changes, and shocks, so the internals of the optics stay moisture free and crystal clear for life.
A versatile 6:1 zoom ratio gives you 6 times more magnification at high power than at low power (model magnification ranges are available in powers of 6x: 1-6, 2-12, 3-18, 4-24, etc.), so you can dial your power way down for close encounters or all of the way up for long-range shots. The larger the zoom ratio, the more versatile one scope can be.
Leupold’s Professional-Grade Optical System offers unmatched light transmission that’s designed to outperform in the most challenging lighting conditions, industry-leading glare reduction for a clear image in harsh, direct light, and the resolution and clarity that professional guides and shooters demand in the field.
The side focus adjusts the scope's parallax, making the reticle clearer and have less perceived movement when you're shooting at different distances.
Leupold's Custom Dial System® (CDS®) gives you the ability to customize your turret (adjustment dial) to your exact ballistics and environmental conditions. Once your new custom dial is installed, simply range the target, turn the dial to that number, and aim dead on.
The CDS-ZL2 (ZeroLock 2) provides two revolutions of elevation adjustment while eliminating accidental dial movement with the push-button ZeroLock system. It also features Leupold's award-winning Custom Dial System® (CDS®), which allows shooters to order a laser-marked bullet-drop dial to match their exact ballistics and conditions.
In Second Focal Plane (rear focal plane) scopes, the reticle stays the same size while the target grows and shrinks when you adjust the magnification. These reticles are ideal for lowlight hunting situations and in scopes that don't utilize hash marks for range estimation.
The ZeroLock® system eliminates accidental dial movement by locking it in place.
Fast and easy windage adjustments with a locking button and rotation stops.
The ZeroStop system creates a backstop when returning the dial back to zero, so you don't accidently turn the dial a full revolution in the wrong direction.
Guard-ion is a hydrophobic lens coating that sheds dirt and water for a maintenance-free, clear, crisp image.
The Electronic Reticle will flash when the scope isn't level, promoting more accurate long-range shots. It can also simplify the mounting process.
This scopes comes with an illuminated reticle, which can help you get on target faster in low-light situations.
Motion Sensor Technology (MST™) extends battery life by automatically deactivating illuminated reticles after five minutes of inactivity and then reactivates instantly as soon as movement is detected.
Our high-quality Alumina® flip-back lens covers thread onto the scope to protect the lens from moisture, dirt, and debris.
This reversible throw lever easily clamps onto specific power-selector rings. Its large surface area makes it ideal for quick magnification changes.
Leupold pioneered modern waterproof and fogproof technology using advanced internal gasses and sealing methods that withstand extreme temperatures, elevation changes, and shocks, so the internals of the optics stay moisture free and crystal clear for life.
Specifications
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Finish Optifade Subalpine
Adjustable Objective No
Elevation Adjustment Type CDS-ZL2
Locking Dial Yes
Revolution Indicator Yes
Rezero Type Set Screw
Windage Adjustment Type Zero-Lock WIndage
Custom Dial Compatible Yes
BDC Dial Included No
Reticle Type Illuminated
Reticle Illum. FireDot Tri-MOA
Battery Type CR2032
Switch Type Push Button
Nightvision Compatible Illumination No
Daylight Bright Illumination Yes
Weight (oz) 21.4
Elevation Adjustment Value per Click 1/4MOA
Elevation Adjustment Range (MOA) 75
Elevation Adjustment Range (MIL) 22
Elevation Adjustment Range (cm @ 100m) 218
Elevation Adjustment Per Revolution 20 MOA
Elevation Dial Travel Limit 38MOA
Windage Adjustment Value per Click 1/4MOA
Windage Adjustment Range (MOA) 75
Windage Adjustment Range (MIL) 22
Windage Adjustment Range (cm @ 100m) 218
Windage Adjustment Per Revolution 15 MOA
Magnification Max 18
Magnification Min 3
Objective Lens Diameter (mm) 44
Linear FOV Low Mag (ft@100yds) 38.3
Linear FOV High Mag (ft@100yds) 6.4
Angular FOV Low Mag (Degrees) 7.3
Angular FOV High Mag (Degrees) 1.2
Eye Relief Low Mag (in) 3.7
Eye Relief High Mag (in) 3.8
Minimum Parallax-Free Distance (yd) 50
Battery Life (hr), Low Intensity 1600
Battery Life (hr), Medium Intensity 1000
Battery Life (hr), High Intensity 300
Number of Illum Settings 8
Dimensions
A Total Length (in) - A 13.5
B Total Mounting Space (in) - B 5.4
C Front Mounting Space (in) - C 1.3
D Rear Mounting Space (in) - D 2.6
E Eyepiece Length (in) - E 3.3
F Objective Length (in) - F 4.8
G Objective Diameter (in) - G 2.1
H Eyepiece Diameter (in) - H 1.8
K Maintube Diameter (mm/in) - K 30 mm

Detailed reticle info

Illum. FireDot® Tri-MOA

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  • Proprietary Leupold® design
  • Based off the T-MOA® reticle
  • Provided hash marks in 1 MOA increments
  • Features 10 MOA of measurement in each direction
  • 5 MOA hash is wider for quick reference
  • FireDot® Technology brings your eye to the center of the reticle for quick target acquisition
  • Features Motion Sensor Technology
  • Open upper half of the reticle for observation and spotting
  • Not caliber specific
  • Rear (second) focal plane

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