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Leupold Mark 6 3-18x44mm Wins Again With FBI Contract

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold®, America’s Optics Authority®, has been selected to deliver Mark 6® 3-18x44mm riflescopes to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Designated for use by the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), the Mark 6 3-18x44mm delivers a wide magnification range in a compact, efficient package perfect for urban environments as well as extended rural settings.

“The world’s most elite military and law enforcement units are finding the Mark 6 3-18x44mm to be the complete package,” said Wilson Timothy, director of tactical and international sales at Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The 3 to 18 power range covers almost any scenario these groups may experience, all in a riflescope that’s less than 12 inches in length.”

The Mark 6 3-18x44mm riflescope has been selected by a number of agencies and departments for its rugged durability, exceptional optical quality, and American design, machining and assembly. As part of the ECOS-O (Enhanced Combat Optic Sight – Optimized) program, the Mark 6 3-18x44mm was selected by the Naval Special Warfare Center.

In addition, the past two International Sniper Competitions have been won using the Mark 6 3-18x44mm by SSGT Daniel Horner and SPC Tyler Payne. The famed Los Angeles Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team has also made the Mark 6 3-18x44mm the standard optic for the unit’s precision rifles.
“We especially want to remind rifle manufacturers that may be submitting weapons for the U.S. Army’s Compact Semi Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) trials that the Mark 6 3-18x44mm has been accepted and approved in a number of military contracts,” Timothy said. “There are a number of details to worry about in any military contract process, but your optic does not need to be one.”

For additional product and warranty information, please go to www.leupold.com.


13 Responses to “Leupold Mark 6 3-18x44mm Wins Again With FBI Contract”

  1. DSM says:

    I guess the Quantico influence is broken for good now from when they finally hung up the Unertl’s.

    • Angry Misha says:

      Actually, the “Quantico” influence is alive and well as apparent by the adoption of a variable power scope by the FBI HRT and the heavy M40’esq influence on their current bolt guns in the realm of action, stock and optic type/selection (They are after all right down the street from Sniper School and the Precision Weapons Shop). Remember, the Unertl had a good run (almost 38 years) as the primary day optic and it’s replacement was an amalgam of DOTMLPF and DMSMS influencers that led to the adoption of the Schmidt & Bender 3-12x50mm. So, maybe you want to redact your statement lol.

      • DSM says:

        Nope, cuz it isn’t an S&B.

        • Angry Misha says:

          As I said “Heavy Influence” based on “OPTIC type” i.e. “Variable Power” you dolt lol

          • DSM says:

            I get what you’re saying. But saying they’re Quantico influenced because they have a bolt action rifle and a variable scope has to be taken in context; the Army has both as well so I can say they were Benning influenced.
            The M40A1 and Unertl were state of the art for the early 80’s. I’m no Unertl hater (I have one myself, you could club a wooly mammoth to death with it and I’d still feel confident it’d hold zero…as long as the o-rings held and it doesn’t fog) but the idea of a “do-all” fixed 10x sight quickly lost its utility on me the first time we did a record fire drill with our M24’s and its Unertl inspired M3A. It was always fun to do but finding those Ivans up close sucked. It was a melee of bolt throwing and excited reloads in the days before detachable mags.

            • Angry Misha says:

              Lol did you just say that the M40 had no influence in regards to the adoption and features of the M24 and then state the M24’s M3 scope was Unertl influenced? The same Unertl that was on the M40?

              Yes you did lol

              • DSM says:

                No, the FBI choices to date. Your statement was that the Marines are the pure influence to the FBI because they chose a bolt rifle with a variable scope. That was me cracking a funny in regards to the generic statement of “bolt rifle” and “variable scope” being brought about by the Marines when both are in fairly common use across the board these days.
                I’ve no doubt the FBI probably leans on the Marines in that respect. And why not? If it works don’t reinvent it. This optic is far more versatile compared to the Unertl and in the final analysis that’s all my point ever was. lol

                And yes, of course the M24 was M40 inspired. The first prototype was an Air Force weapon no less! Go figure.

  2. ninjaben says:

    Did they go with the horus reticle?

    • Bob says:

      I’d like to know this as well; what reticle did they decide on?

      • Random G Man says:

        The prototype that I saw had the Horus reticle, although the issued models have not yet hit the field divisions. Fingers crossed.

  3. douglas says:

    Is this the illuminated DAGR model?