Leupold Launches New Mark 5HD 5-25x56mm & 3.6-18x44mm — SHOT Show 2018

Leupold comes out of the gate this year with a new family of scopes, the Mark 5 models. All of these models will feature 5X zoom capability, starting with a 5×25 and 3.16×16. These scopes were designed with shooter optic interaction as the focal point.

SPECS: Mark 5HD 5-26x56mm

  • Weight: 30 oz.
  • Linear FOV (ft/100 yd) Low — 20.5
  • Linear FOV (ft/100 yd) High — 4.2
  • Eye Relief: in- low: 3.58 in.; high: 3.82 in.
  • Elevation Adjustment Range (MOA) : 120
  • Windage Adjustment Range (MOA):  60
  • Exit Pupil (mm) High — 2.2

First up is a fast focus eyepiece, designed to make diopter adjustments a snap. Next, a very aggressive texture on the power ring, complete with a built-in throw lever. The throw lever is removable for those that want a snag-free system. The main tubes are 35mm, so don’t forget to order new rings with this system. This is the first I have ever heard of a 35mm, so hopefully, ring makers will catch up in short order. It does offer some new travel adjustments though. The 5×25 offers over 35 mils of internal adjustment capability.

 

SPECS: Mark 5HD 3.6-18×44

  • Weight: 26 oz.
  • Linear FOV (ft/100 yd) Low — 28.4
  • Linear FOV (ft/100 yd) High — 5.8
  • Eye Relief: in- low: 3.58 in.; high: 3.82 in.
  • Elevation Adjustment Range (MOA) : 100
  • Windage Adjustment Range (MOA):  80
  • Exit Pupil (mm) High — 2.4

Impressions & Pricing

The internal adjustment is a new system, billed as super precise. Each full rotation of the elevation knob moves 10 mils. There is a zero stop at the bottom, and each full rotation of the knob decreases the profile of the adjustment button. This offers both a tactile and visual indication of which elevation rotation you are on. The parallax adjustment knob has been increased in size as well, offering an easier purchase in gloves.

Available in illuminated or nonilluminated, retail price should be from about $1,800 — $2,700, model dependent. This is a lot of scope for the money, and sure to be a winner in the long range world.

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About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website, Off-The-Reservation.com

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Brandon February 8, 2018, 10:45 am

    Vortex Razor HD was 35mm so there’s already Spuhr mounts and others I’m sure

  • Gun Man February 7, 2018, 11:31 am

    “The parallax adjustment knob has been increased in size as well, offering an easier purchase in gloves.”
    So what is the parallax adjustment range? From _____________? yards to ___________? yards.

    • Gun Man July 23, 2018, 7:12 pm

      Good Question. Too bad it was not answered.

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