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Leupold VX-Freedom Named New Optic of the Year at 2018 Worldwide Spring Show

Monday, March 19th, 2018

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The VX®-Freedom™ from Leupold & Stevens, Inc., was named the “New Product of the Year” for the optics category at the 2018 Worldwide Spring Show in Reno, Nev. earlier this month.

Worldwide is a member-owned buying group that has been supplying independent retailers across the United States and Canada with products and services for 60 years. It’s comprised of professional merchandise buyers with extensive wholesale and retail backgrounds. The “New Product of the Year” awards are voted upon by the independent dealers that comprise Worldwide.

“The VX-Freedom line is built to deliver the relentless versatility and performance hunters and shooters have come to expect from the Leupold brand,” said Bruce Pettet, president and chief executive officer of Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “We’re ecstatic that the Worldwide retailers have seen it and deemed it worthy of such recognition. They’re on the frontlines, working with consumers every day – which makes this honor a true testament to the Leupold brand.”

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, 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.

For more information on Leupold® products, please visit us at Leupold.com.

Leupold Upgrades Thermal Line With LTO-Tracker HD and LTO-Quest HD

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has upgraded its award-winning thermal imager line with the introduction of the LTO-Tracker™ HD and LTO-Quest™ HD.

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Designed to be compact and light enough to take on even the farthest backcountry hunt, the LTO-Tracker shows hunters the heat signature of game, blood trails and more – day or night. The new LTO-Tracker HD takes things to another level: the second-generation thermal sensor detects heat out to 750 yards and a new 390×390 pixel full circle display offers improved resolution. The LTO-Tracker HD will feature new Copper and Range color palettes not previously offered. It is capable of detecting temperatures from -40°F to 572°F and will perform in temperatures from -4°F to 140°F.

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The LTO-Quest delivers a powerful handheld thermal device, a camera and a dual-mode 300 lumen flashlight all in a single piece of gear. The LTO-Quest HD uses an advanced thermal sensor to extend its detection range out to 750 yards and provides storage space for up to 3,000 images. The 320×240 pixel display has been ruggedized with Gorilla® Glass. The unit features four hours of continuous use.

“When we launched the LTO-Tracker and LTO-Quest, we knew it was just the beginning,” said Tim Lesser, vice president of product development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The new LTO-Tracker HD and LTO-Quest HD represent the next step for the line – they offer superior detection distance and a bevy of other features that make them essential gear, akin to a binocular or rangefinder.”

For more information on Leupold® products, please visit us at Leupold.com.

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Industry companies take to the Wilds of Idaho on annual hunting trip

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Take a few minutes out of your day and come join with us in the Wilds of Idaho with a bunch of industry folks hunting in the mountains of Idaho. Employees and gear from Blac-Rac, 2A Arms, Off the Reservation, Leupold, Attleboro Knives, MCM Firearms, US Night Vision, Snake River Yamaha, and Fox Pro all join together in some of the most remote country in the USA, The Frank Church Wilderness of No Return.

Leupold Adds Shawn Skipper to Marketing Team As Public Relations Specialist

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., is pleased to announce that Shawn Skipper has joined the optics manufacturer as its new senior public relations specialist.

Skipper will head up Leupold’s public and media relations efforts, putting his years of editorial experience to work. Prior to joining Leupold®, Skipper was the digital managing editor of the National Rifle Association’s American Hunter title, where he covered optics, firearms, ammunition and accessories. An accomplished writer and editor, Skipper now brings his expertise in outdoor media to the Leupold team.

An avid hunter and angler, Skipper grew up in the iconic duck blinds of the Chesapeake Bay region before attending Seton Hall University, where he earned a degree in journalism and public relations.

“We’re ecstatic to have Shawn join us here at Leupold,” said Bruce Pettet, president and chief executive officer for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Over the years, we’ve gotten to know Shawn very well as he’s covered our products or joined us on hunts. His passion for hunting and his knowledge of the outdoors are going to make a great team even better.”

For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at Leupold.com.

Leupold Adds to Thermal Optics Line with Handheld LTO-Quest

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

During SHOT Show, Leupold introduced the LTO-Tracker, a monocular-style, handheld thermal camera intended primarily for the hunting market. Due to its low cost and simple operation, it didn’t take long for LE professionals as well as search and rescue teams to show interest. During a recent writers event at the High Bar Homestad in Wyoming, I had the opportunity to check out the LTO-Tracker as well as the new LTO-Quest. While you employ the LTO-Tracker like a monocular, the LTO-Quest reminds me of the bug tracker feom ‘Aliens’. You point it at your objective and look down at a screen.

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(The item on the screen is a suppressor)

I really like the temperature readout and the eight filters are easy to browse through in order to find the best contrast for the situation. I also appreciate the ability to collect screen captures. It’s a cool product and definitely worth checking out.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc. introduces the latest in its line of Leupold® Thermal Optics, the LTO-Quest™.

This pocket-sized thermal optic helps hunters find downed game, track blood trails and increase situational awareness. The LTO-Quest provides a precise temperature reading of the object being scanned and displays it on the screen. In addition to showing heat sources, the LTO-Quest has a built-in flashlight and camera which allows you to capture and store as many as 2,000 images.

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“Leupold works closely with hunters to develop products to help them be more effective in the field,” said Tim Lesser, vice president of product development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The LTO-Quest gives hunters a pocket-sized tool to help recover game that may otherwise have been lost.”

Cycle through the eight color filters using a simple three-button interface. An internal, rechargeable battery delivers four hours of run time, and uses a standard micro USB for charging and image downloads.

A built-in flashlight offers user-adjustable power settings that can be set to meet the needs of the hunter. With a maximum output of 300 lumens, the LTO-Quest provides plenty of power to help locate game or find paths to stands and blinds.

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Featuring a generous 2.4″ LCD screen, the LTO-Quest provides a 20-degree field of view with a 300-yard detection range. The 15hz display offers smooth images and is easy to view in all lighting conditions.

Sized to fit in a pocket or small pouch, the LTO-Quest is a lightweight powerhouse that belongs in every hunter’s pack. In addition to afield, the LTO-Quest is a great tool for everything from keeping an eye on property, examining energy efficiency around the home, or checking mechanical equipment for heat issues.

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SHOT Show 17 – Leupold Introduces New Mk 8 Variant

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

The Leupold Mk 8 is one of the most popular optics on the market. However, it’s expensive and not everyone requires the scope’s illuminated reticle, so Leupold came out with this new model to make it available to more shooters.

It’s still a 3.5-25×56 with Mk 8 construction. They’ve added low-profile M5C2 ZeroLock adjustments and a non-illuminated front focal plane reticle.

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Leupold Files Lawsuit Against Nightforce Over Patent Violations

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has filed a civil suit in the U.S. District Court of Oregon alleging patent violations by Lightforce U.S.A., doing business as Nightforce. In the suit, Leupold & Stevens, Inc., alleges that Nightforce is marketing and selling products that infringe on a variety of patents owned by Leupold & Stevens, Inc. and is seeking all available remedies.

The lawsuit is based on six patents for riflescope adjustments, internal optical mechanisms, and flip covers.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has been pioneering riflescope and sporting optics technology since 1947, when it developed a non-fogging riflescope charged with nitrogen. Today, Leupold® has been granted over 151 patents and design registrations in 18 countries, representing Leupold’s continued commitment to innovation and development of sports optics. For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at www.leupold.com.

Leupold Expands Phone Hours to Better Serve Customers

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has expanded the hours of its Tech Services call center, making it even easier for Leupold owners to access the product expertise of the services staff.

Based at Leupold’s Beaverton, Oregon, manufacturing facility, the Tech Services staff can help callers resolve issues, answer usage questions or even help customers decide which Leupold product is right for their needs. With decades of combined experience on staff, the Tech Services department can handle almost any question thrown its way.
“For Leupold, customer service has always been a top priority,” said Rob Morrison, vice president global marketing at Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Providing Gold Ring Full Lifetime Guarantee support is certainly a primary mission, but we also are here to help our customers get the most out of their Leupold gear. From picking a reticle to learning about the Custom Dial System® to finding out what mount options exist, we’re here to help.”

Tech Services representatives will be available starting at 5 a.m. Pacific Time and will be on-hand to offer their assistance until 8 p.m. This allows Tech Services to offer assistance to Leupold customers from the East Coast all the way to Hawaii at times that are convenient.

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