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VX-6 Riflescope

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Tested by and developed alongside F-Class shooters, the new 7-42x56mm delivers dead-on precision at extreme distances. With the widest field of view among competitive scopes and the TAC-MOA Plus reticle featuring an open center, it helps shooters and hunters easily locate targets when taking long-range shots.


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Quantum Optical System

Leupold optical engineers and scientists, mechanical engineers and product line managers have developed the optical system for Leupold’s newest riflescopes, including the VX-1, VX-2, VX-R and VX-6. The Quantum Optical System is a new way of thinking about optical system design and is a significant leap forward in performance. Using the rugged foundation of the legendary Vari-X series and employing state-of-the-art optical and mechanical design software and manufacturing processes, this system delivers new levels of performance in every optical category. Lead free, ecologically friendly glass compositions are used throughout—the geometry of each lens is maximized through a combination of Ze-max® design software and evaluation using Leupold’s Zygo® Interferometer to minimize wave front error and increase resolution. The result is razor sharp imaging across the typical light conditions experienced on any hunt—from the bright daylight of varminting to the dawn and dusk hours when big whitetails are on the move. By repositioning optical elements, employing new coatings and importantly, leaving key, time-tested mechanical aspects of the Vari-X system untouched, significant performance gains have been achieved in many other areas as well. The Quantum Optical System has greatly enhanced light transmission (up to 92% in the VX-1 system and 94% in the VX-2 system), resolution and color fidelity—all while preserving the ease of use and nearly indestructible ruggedness that has been a hallmark of Leupold riflescopes for generations.

Xtended Twilight Lens System

Now your hunt can reach further into the twilight than ever before possible, with our exclusive new Xtended Twilight Lens System™. It goes a step further than even the Index Matched Lens System®, using Leupold’s® index matched glass with wavelength specific lens coatings designed to optimize the transmission of low-light wavelengths. When most scope manufacturers quote percentage of light transmission, they usually mean at 550 nm, the green wavelength where the human eye is most sensitive. The challenge is that in twilight conditions, green light disappears and blue/violet light takes over. Your eye is already handicapped when it comes to seeing the blue/violet spectrum, and if your scope is cutting too much of it out, soon you won’t be seeing anything. The Xtended Twilight Lens System places extra emphasis on matching coatings to glass indices to achieve the best possible transmission of the blue/violet spectrum, without sacrificing the color balanced light transmission across the visual spectrum of the Index Matched Lens System. When we combine that with superior computer-generated optical design, lead-free lenses of unsurpassed clarity and quality, and 100 years of manufacturing excellence, you have a scope that gives you the details of low-light scenes in greater definition and luminance than any other scope in the world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Twin Bias Spring Erector System

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.

  • 1/8 MOA Target
  • 1/4 MOA Target
  • Waterproof
  • Custom Shop serviceable
  • Waterproof/Fogproof
  • 6061-T6 Aircraft Quality Aluminum
  • 24K Gold Ring and Medallion
  • 100% Waterproof and Fog Proof
  • Alumina Rubber Eyepiece Guard

Specs for 2-12x42mm

  • Actual Magnification Low=2.00 x High=12.00 x
  • Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) Low=57.00 ft High=10.00 ft
  • Linear Field of View (m/100 m) Low=19.10 m High=3.20 m
  • Eye Relief (in) Low=3.80 in High=3.80 in
  • Eye Relief (mm) Low=96.00 mm High=96.00 mm
  • Weight (oz) 17.80 oz
  • Weight (g) 505.00 g
  • Objective Clear Aperture (in) 1.70 in
  • Objective Clear Aperture (mm) 42.00 mm
  • Elevation Adjustment Range 70.00 moa
  • Windage Adjustment Range 70.00 moa


Specs for 7-42x56mm

  • Actual Magnification Low=7.00 x High=42.00 x
  • Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) Low=16.30 ft High=2.70 ft
  • Linear Field of View (m/100 m) Low=5.40 m High=0.90 m
  • Eye Relief (in) Low=4.20 in High=3.90 in
  • Eye Relief (mm) Low=107.00 mm High=98.00 mm
  • Weight (oz) 26.30 oz
  • Weight (g) 746.00 g
  • Objective Clear Aperture (in) N/A
  • Objective Clear Aperture (mm) 56.00 mm
  • Elevation Adjustment Range 55.00 moa
  • Windage Adjustment Range 45.00 moa

Specs for 3-18x50mm

  • Actual Magnification Low=3.00 x High=18.00 x
  • Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) Low=38.00 ft High=7.00 ft
  • Linear Field of View (m/100 m) Low=12.60 m High=2.30 m
  • Eye Relief (in) Low=3.70 in High=3.80 in
  • Eye Relief (mm) Low=94.00 mm High=97.00 mm
  • Weight (oz) 20.70 oz
  • Weight (g) 587.00 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

Specs for 3-18x44mm

  • Actual Magnification Low=3.00 x High=18.00 x
  • Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) Low=38.00 ft High=7.00 ft
  • Linear Field of View (m/100 m) Low=12.60 m High=2.30 m
  • Eye Relief (in) Low=3.70 in High=3.80 in
  • Eye Relief (mm) Low=94.00 mm High=97.00 mm
  • Weight (oz) 19.00 oz
  • Weight (g) 539.00 g
  • Objective Clear Aperture (in) 1.70 in
  • Objective Clear Aperture (mm) 44.00 mm
  • Elevation Adjustment Range 75.00 moa
  • Windage Adjustment Range 75.00 moa

Note: Reticle images are a web simulation and not to scale. Actual reticle appearance will vary depending on scope magnification.