Why I own Leupold Optics – What’s on your Rifle this Christmas? by Ed Hale

Life is short! Make it Count this Christmas like I do! Purchase a Leupold!

The VX- R shown above: https://www.leupold.com/hunting-shooting/scopes/vx-r-riflescopes/vx-r-3-9x50mm/

 Of all the attributes of a rifle scope and a pair of binoculars the most important part is Reliability in all weather conditions like rain and snow from fogging and operation of the dials and its world class ability to transmit the best and brightest images to the hunter.

Yes, you are going to spend more but you will get a lot more life-long bang for your buck by making the investment now.

I have lesser optics in my home from over the years trying to save a buck, and have had failures mostly of loss of the dry filling such as Nitrogen in scopes and binoculars. It drove me bananas last year when I could not see through a lesser brand scope (begins with N) in cold deer weather. Leupold uses Nitrogen too but all of my Gold Ring Leupold scopes are state of the art Argon/Krypton filled with Xtended Twilight Lens System™ and Diamond Coat 2 ™ lenses

Quote from Leupold: “Its advantages are two fold according to Leupold: it nearly eliminates the effects of thermal shock, and the Argon/Krypton molecules are significantly larger than nitrogen molecules, reducing the diffusion of gases sealed inside your scope even more than our proven nitrogen technology already does.”

As a lifelong owner of USA manufactured Leupold Rifle Scopes such as the VX-2


, VX-3 below

and now below the VX-6 3-18 44mm  that does it all from near to way far! Leupold says: “Our VX-6 takes all the advantages of our Quantum Optical System and multiplies it times six. You get virtually every feature you can imagine—legendary ruggedness, stunning optics, and a huge 6x zoom ratio that shortens the distance to your next trophy. With a VX-6 atop your favorite rifle, the advantage is all yours.” 


these scopes were field tested by your truly here in New Hampshire, in South Africa and on southern hunts and never, ever had one fail. NEVER!  

I am a fan of bigger calibers some might say, shooting my favorite big bore, a .375 Ruger Cartridge as a hand loader.

375 Ruger-0001

If you want to jolt a scope to test its internal twin bias erector springs, mount it on a Ruger M77 African in .375 Ruger with 260 grain Nosler AB’s exiting the barrel at 2600 fps!! No it wasn’t a typo not 160 grains, but a whopping 260 grain bullet. At Nashua, NH 600 yard range I tested a VX-3 and shot 3 1/4 inch groups with the 260 Noslers at 600 yards. Search this site and you can read the article on it. Leupold helped make it all seem so easy!

I hunted Africa for plains game with a cost effective Leupold VX-2 on a Ruger M77 in .338 Winchester Magnum and it served me well and I even smashed it during recoil into metal re-rod while taking a world record Cape Kudu with my son Jason.

kudu for web

. We had to pry metal from the dial but it worked just fine. Leupold fixed it, no charge!

Below is a VX-2 and VX-3 on a pair of my Ruger’s.


All Leupold scopes are designed, machined and assembled in America. Each comes with a Golden Ring Lifetime Guarantee, which means if for any reason it fails to do what it’s supposed to do, we’ll either fix it or replace it to make it right. Guaranteed.

So what are you waiting for! Get a Leupold today!

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About Ed Hale

I am an avid hunter with rifle and Bow and have been hunting for more than 50 years. I have taken big game such as whitetail deer, red deer, elk, Moose and African Plains game such as Kudu, Gemsbok, Springbok, Blesbok, and Impala and wrote an ebook entitled African Safari -Rifle and Bow and Arrow on how to prepare for a first safari. Ed is a serious cartridge reloader and ballistics student. He has earned two degrees in science and has written hundreds of outdoor article on hunting with both bow and rifle.