Features of Leupold Scopes
Leupold rifle scopes were created by a legendary firearms manufacturer, Leupold Company. The company has been around since the mid-1800's and is one of the largest producers of rifle scopes. Leupold has also become a leading manufacturer of hunting and fishing equipment as well. They have also formed a partnership with the manufacturer of lasers and target sights to create a complete line of accessories for both rifle owners and gun lovers.
Leupold rifle scopes are designed for hunters of all ages who want accuracy from their rifles. Their line of scopes is made up of models that target animals like deer, turkey, elk, wild boar and mule deer. Other than being the main focus of Leupold scopes, they are used in other hunting applications. For example, if a hunter needs to place a scope on a shotgun, Leupold also makes other accessories like a laser range finder or a tripod mount to help the hunter position his or her weapon better. The same goes for when a hunter wants to carry his or her rifle over a bridge or other such obstacle, they need to have a safe place to keep it, which is why Leupold have a series of carrying cases and holsters to keep the rifle safe.
There are four main Leupold reticles; Diamondoff, Corkscrew, Boone & Crockett and Judge. These are known as the entry, intermediate, close-quarter and long range reticle. In addition to being the main focus of a particular Leupold scopes, each model has a number of add ons designed to enhance its functionality. For example, a hunter may opt for a Boone & Crockett reticle that allows for added clarity at night. Other Leupold scopes have features that give them a distinct advantage, for example, a Hunter reticle that allows the user to target animals that are significantly larger than the scope itself.
One of the most popular among Leupold scopes is the Leupold Diamondoff. This reticle uses an advanced method of transmission called cross-focus. This method involves using two lenses instead of a single one so that the image seen through the single primary lens is more focused and appears brighter. In addition to improving clarity for a wider field of view, cross focus provides a user with a greatly improved silhouette, making this reticle particularly well-suited for hunting medium to large size game.
Another popular feature in Leupold scopes is their Marksman reticle. With this model, the user is able to adjust the magnification (measured in meters) in accordance with the amount of eye relief available. Eye relief refers to how far out to the left or right one has to reach to see an object clearly without having to turn the scope. A higher number of mils means that the eye will be further out from the crosshairs, resulting in a correspondingly larger amount of magnification.
Leupold also makes use of the Leupold Royalty System. The Royalty System is a patented system which allows users to adjust the focal plane reticles in accordance with what is known as a Leupold lens mount. Unlike the other models of Leupold scopes which use pinhole lenses or other less desirable techniques for mounting the reticles, this system allows users to mount the Leupold scopes using only their existing eyeglass frame. This allows users to increase the magnification of their Leupold riflescopes without having to make any type of modifications to their existing eyewear.
The last major feature related to Leupold scopes is their Diamondflints reticles. These features differ slightly from other models of Leupold scopes and are often referred to as crosshair reticles because they provide for greater accuracy at longer ranges. In the case of the Diamondflints, this accuracy can be increased by adjusting the crosshairs. Another feature of the Diamondflints is that they are able to adjust themselves automatically as the crosshairs move closer or further from the target. Some models of Leupold scopes will retain their original settings once the crosshairs have moved to their current positions, while other models will reset themselves based on the current position of the crosshairs.
As was mentioned above, the Leupold scopes manufactured by Leupold are not designed solely for hunting. They are also used for various military and law enforcement applications, and are among the most popular brands used for this purpose. In the case of military and law enforcement use, several Leupold scopes have received accolades for being one of the best brand for these purposes. For hunting, however, they remain amongst the top-rated rifle scopes available in the market today.