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Leupold & Stevens, Inc. Sponsors Commissioning of USS Portland

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., sponsored the commissioning of the USS Portland – the first United States naval ship to be named for Portland, Oregon – on Saturday, April 21.

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The San Antonio class amphibious transport is 684 feet long and is crewed by 371 sailors. It is the third USS Portland to have been commissioned by the U.S. armed forces, but the first to exclusively be named for Oregon’s largest city – previous incarnations have paid homage to Portland, Maine, or both cities simultaneously. A staple in the region for more than a century, the Leupold brand was originally founded in Portland before moving its headquarters to nearby Beaverton in 1968.

“Everyone on the Leupold team takes pride in how active the company is within our local community, and we’ve long supported the men and women of the U.S. armed forces,” said Bruce Pettet, president and chief executive officer of Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The commissioning of the USS Portland was something we were ecstatic to take part in. We want to extend congratulations and our thanks to the ship and her crew.”

Now that the USS Portland has, as naval tradition dictates, been “brought to life” by official ship sponsor Bonnie Amos, it will call San Diego its home port. The ship is expected to be in service for the next 40 years.

“The two previous ships to bear the name Portland distinguished themselves in service to our nation,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in a release prior to the commissioning. “I fully expect the future USS Portland will continue that proud tradition, whether delivering humanitarian assistance or the full range of combat capability for many decades to come.”

For more information on the USS Portland, go to USSPortlandLPD27.org.

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Leupold VX-Freedom Receives Optic of the Year Award from Big Rock Sports

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The VX®-Freedom™ series from Leupold & Stevens, Inc. was named “Optic of the Year” at the Big Rock Sports East Show in Raleigh, North Carolina. Big Rock representatives enthusiastically embraced the new-for-2018 VX-Freedom line.

Big Rock Sports is a world-class shooting, fishing and taxidermy distributor that has reach throughout North America. Leupold’s Director of U.S. Commercial Sales, Janos Jeszenszky, was on-hand to accept the award from Big Rock Sports’ President, Andy Melville, and Vice President of Merchandising, Bob Hunter, respectively.

“Distributors and dealers alike have been very excited about the VX-Freedom series – and orders have reflected that, too,” said Jeszenszky. “The entire sales team is confident that the Optic of the Year Award from Big Rock Sports is the first of many to come in 2018.”

The VX-Freedom delivers relentless reliability and elite optical performance at a price point that’s impossible to disagree with – especially given that the line is designed, machined and assembled in the United States. It is currently available in some of the industry’s most popular magnification ranges, such as 1.5-4×20, 2-7×33, 3-9×40, 3-9×50 and 4-12×40. The series supports muzzleloader, rimfire and centerfire rifles. Duplex®, Pig-Plex, and the new Rimfire MOA, Tri-MOA and UltimateSlam reticles are available.

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Leupold Will Make You Change The Way You Look At Red Dot Optics With Their New D-EVO and LCO

Friday, January 16th, 2015

I’ve been dying to tell you about the new Dual-Enhanced View Optic and Leupold Carbine Optic from Leupold Optics but I’ve been under a Non Disclosure Agreement until literally two minutes ago. It’s great to see Leupold enter into the Red Dot Optic market.

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But they didn’t just enter the RDS market. They’ve launched a new way of offering magnification as well.

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When I was first shown the D-EVO I know I had a weird look on my face. They handed me this ‘N’-shaped chunk of aluminum with glass at either end and a Picatinny mount at the bottom. I messed with it a little and listened to their pitch. A lot of thought went into this thing. The size had to be just right. The height had to be just right. The angles had to be just right. The D-EVO is a 6×20 fixed power prism optic which uses mirrors and lenses to get the job done. It could be used stand alone but it’s meant to be used in conjunction with a Red Dot Sight.

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Developed over the last year, the Dual-Enhanced View Optic has many features being considered for the Army’s future Squad Common Optic. Leupold chose to integrate the Close Mid-Range Reticle with Wind holds (CMR-W) from the popular MK6 line (7.62 version below for illustration). It offers bullet drop to 600m as well as windage but this version uses averages for 5.56 and 7.62 cartridges. It offers up to 50 mils of windage and elevation adjustment with 0.1 mil increments per click of the dials. The D-EVO is 2″ tall, 4.6″ long, taking up only 3.2″ of rail space due to its mount. It weighs 13.8 oz and is waterproof to 66 feet.

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Once in the range, I was convinced. It was like bifocals for my rifle. I could glance up or down and the cowitnessed RDS and D-EVO depicted the same POI whether I was looking through the 1x RDS or the 6x D-EVO. I didn’t have to turn any knobs or flip a magnifier into place. I just moved my eye ever so slightly. Experimenting, I found that if you mess around enough, you can see through both of them at the same time although focus remains on one or the other.

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The photo above is looking out at about 200m while the image below is at 100m.

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Granted, there is a downside. In order to get everything to fit in such a small package, the 20mm objective lens is on the right side of the weapon. Yes, your brass are going to hit it and we talked about this. In fact, there are some photos below of the bottom of a D-EVO and you can see the checking from the expended cases. They’ve got thousands upon thousands of shots recorded on some of these and it hasn’t rattled anything loose yet. This configuration also means that just like with barrel awareness while shooting from a barricade, you’ve got to remember where your D-EVO lens is. While shooting from the left side of a barricade, I snuggled up tight and obscured my objective lens. No biggy, I was able to engage the target using the LCO but it’s something you have to consider all the same.

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As a group we were able to try the D-EVO coupled with both Leupold’s LCO as well as an Aimpoint T-1. It worked just as well with either sight. And what’s more, Leupold’s rep at the range acknowledged that the D-EVO would be used in conjunction with other RDS brands and they didn’t care. They realize that there are millions of sights out there from a variety of manufacturers and they know that the D-EVO is such a game changer that they just want it out there regardless of what it is used with.

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These shots offer a great 360 of the D-EVO allowing you to see the adjustments and lenses.

And the bottom, with integral Picatinny mount.

The D-EVO ships in March, 2015.

Leupold Carbine Optic

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This is Leupold’s foray into the Carbine Red Dot Sight market. It offers a wide field of view and 2 MOA dot. Adjustments are 1/2 MOA. The LCO has a rheostat control and manual on/off with 16 settings, including NVG. It uses a CR123A battery which offers a 5 year life. Like some of the other new optics coming from Leupold, the LCO is waterproof to 66′ so they are definitely looking at military use.

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Here is a 360 degree view of the LCO.

The Leupold Combat Optic begins shipping March, 2015.

D-EVO Made in USA

Both the D-EVO and LCO are proudly made in the USA! I can’t wait for the chance to see how they both fare long term.

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* Photographed at Spartan Tactical.

ZEV Technologies Knows How To Mount Leupold’s New DeltaPoint Pro

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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ZEV Technologies has been mounting the new Leupold Optics DeltaPoint Pro for some time now using their patented interface. When it’s on, it’s solid.

Leupold Optics – DeltaPoint Pro

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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Leupold’s new DeltaPoint Pro has been in the wild for awhile now having undergone live environment evaluation with a variety of shooters including a brief appearance at last Summer’s ‘Fuerzas Comandos’ in Colombia with the 7th SFG(A) team. I got my first look at the mini red dot sight last Summer as well at Leupold’s factory in Beaverton, Oregon and later was able to spend some time on the range with it at Spartan Tactical near Fort Worth. I have to say that I was rather pleased with sight. When I originally saw the integrated rear sight over the Summer I was pretty leery, concerned that it would be a distraction, but once I was able to actually use it the rear sight was very functional and I was able to transition between DeltaPoint Pro and irons quite easily.

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Leupold has listened to customer feedback and specifically addressed the issues with intensity of the dot. Two reticle versions are available; a 2.5-MOA red dot or a 7.5 inscribed red delta and in addition to the auto-brightness sensor which relies on ambient light conditions, you can also set manually the intensity you want via push button. The dot can be adjusted for sighting in at 1 MOA per click. The DeltaPoint Pro features tool-less battery replacement for the CR 2032 3v. Leupold has integrated their Motion Sensor Technology (MST), which puts the sight into a battery-saving standby mode. Conversely, when the MST senses motion, it turns on but there is a manual off mode as well. Leupold has introduced something new to the DeltaPoint Pro (as well as two other really cool new products we’ll show you next week); the sight is waterproof to 66 feet.

As you can see in the gallery below, the DeltaPoint Pro is modular in design and can be run slick or fitted with a rear sight designed to cowitness with the reflex sight. This rear sight is used in conjunction with a suppressor-style front sight. Look for additional rear sight options from other manufacturers. The mount kit comes complete with 11 different mounts. Additionally, risers are available for use with rifles including Picatinny mount.

Shipping Late June with first priority to military customers.

Here is their press release for this new sight:

Leupold Introduces Rugged New DeltaPoint Pro

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., introduces the DeltaPoint Pro, a ruggedized reflex sight built to withstand the hardest recoil, while still delivering a crisp, immediate aiming point on pistols, rifles and shotguns.

This next generation of the legendary Leupold DeltaPoint features a lightweight aluminum housing, shrouded in a spring steel armor. This light but rugged frame houses a crisp, clear aspheric lens, generating a wide field of view and outstanding image quality.

“The DeltaPoint Pro was built with the warfighter, back country hunter and defensive pistols in mind,” said Tim Lesser, director of product development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “For these folks, a sight problem can mean more than a bad score on a pistol stage.”

The DeltaPoint Pro maintains Leupold’s Motion Sensor Technology (MST), which puts the sight into a battery-saving standby mode. When the MST detects motion, it instantly reactivates the sight, so it’s ready when you are. A manual mode allows the sight to be shut off when not in use.

An auto-brightness sensor continuously samples the ambient light and adjusts the DeltaPoint Pro to provide optimal reticle intensity. For those with specific brightness preferences, a manual adjustment overrides the auto-brightness sensor.

Waterproof to an industry-leading 66 feet, the DeltaPoint Pro now allows for the battery to be changed from a top access port, removing the need to remove the sight. Two reticle options are available. A 2.5-MOA red dot or a 7.5 inscribed red delta.

In the event of a battery failure, the DeltaPoint Pro has an optional rear iron sight designed to cowitness with the reflex sight. A tall, suppressor-style front sight may be required.
The DeltaPoint Pro can be installed using a cross-slot mount on a Picatinny, Weaver or other rail base. For flat-top AR-pattern rifles, a cross-slot riser mount is also available. As with previous generation DeltaPoints, an all-mount kit includes both cross-slot mounts, as well as adapter plates for most of the popular handguns on the market.

From .22s to .458 SOCOMs, the DeltaPoint Pro can handle the recoil without a loss or shift of zero. Its light weight and small package makes it a great choice for the growing number of people mounting reflex sights on defensive handguns. A light tunnel reduces any unwanted illumination leaks during low-light tactical usage.

Long battery life and Leupold’s industry-best Gold Ring Electronics Warranty make the DeltaPoint Pro a worry-free sighting option. From duty pistols to turkey shotguns to AR rifles, the DeltaPoint Pro is ready for anything.

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Leupold Streamlines Tactical Structure To Better Serve Warfighters

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Leupold Optics has recently restructured its tactical optics team. The full release can be read below.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has restructured its tactical optics team in order to better serve the nation’s elite warfighters and law enforcement professionals.

“We understand that Leupold has been given a great responsibility by the men and women on the front lines,” said Bruce Pettet, Leupold & Stevens, Inc., president and chief executive officer. “Each and every one who rely on a Leupold optic, as well as those they protect, are counting on our products to perform flawlessly; every time. This is a responsibility we take very seriously.”

W. Wilson Timothy has been promoted to lead the team as Director of Tactical and International Sales. Timothy’s experience working in global markets and with military forces around the world makes him the perfect lead for the team.

Ray Brock has been promoted to Manager of Tactical Products and Sales, where he will serve as a primary contact between military end users and Leupold’s design engineers to create and improve tactical products.

John Snodgrass has been promoted to Product Line Manager. Snodgrass is bringing his years of experience as a military and civilian competitive shooter to the product development process of Leupold tactical optics.

Steven DiGregio has been promoted to Account Manager for Tactical and International Sales, where his years of customer service experience and personal service as a Marine will benefit Leupold Tactical end users and their gear acquisition specialists.

“Our goal with these changes is to make sure we have the right people and processes in place to deliver the service and tools our warfighters deserve,” Pettet said. “They made a commitment to this country, so our more than 600 American employees are making a commitment to them.”

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Warrior Expo ADStv | ADS & Leupold Reticle Upgrade Program for Weapons Systems

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Check put this video on the Leupold Reticle Upgrade Program.

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