The Golden Ring HD 20-60x80 Boone and Crockett Spotting Scope from Leupold embodies the full range of Leupold's advanced optical technologies and packs them into a rubber-armored magnesium alloy body that is nitrogen-filled for fogproof performance. Leupold outfitted this Golden Ring series scope with their Xtended Twilight Lens System, which combines High-Definition (HD) glass and several specially engineered optical coatings to improve twilight performance. A folded light path gives Golden Ring scopes their remarkably compact footprint—they are especially portable for large-objective optics.
Leupold's HD lenses are made of high-transmission, calcium-fluoride glass elements that yield color saturation and clarity that is superior to that of standard optical glass. Additionally, HD elements are lead-free and weigh less than comparably-sized standard glass elements. The Golden Ring HD optical path is enhanced by phase-corrected BAK4 prism glass and index matched lens coatings. Each lens surface is multicoated with an index matched coating that is optimized to suit the refractive index, function and placement of the lens. Leupold also employs an 80mm objective and their Multicoat 4 anti-reflective lens coating to maximize the light gathering ability of the lens system. The resulting images are detail-rich, with luminous and color faithful views.
Complementing its high-definition optical system, the Golden Ring HD Boone and Crockett scope has handling features that deliver a user-friendly glassing experience. Rubberized ridges on the zoom wheel and a textured focus dial provide tactile feedback that is especially useful when making field of view adjustments in wet conditions or while wearing gloves. The scope's eyepiece has a fold-up/down rubber eyecup and 30mm eye relief that provides a comfortable viewing distance even for eyeglass wearers.
The Boone and Crockett scope comes with a ballistic nylon protective case designed to stay on the scope yet permit fast access to the scope's eyepiece, zoom and focus controls. This stay-on case includes a shoulder strap, and it features zippered closures with quick-access panels that fold out to provide unobstructed access to the eyepiece. The scope is compatible with an optional digiscoping adapter that allows the viewer to capture the transmitted image using their digital camera.
This configuration of the Golden Ring spotting scope can focus as close as 36 ft and has a built-in 20-60x zoom eyepiece that equips the observer for intermediate to long-range observations. The combination of functionality, build quality and image quality make the Boone and Crockett Golden Ring a full-featured spotting scope for a wide range of viewing tasks.
- Optical Performance
- 80mm objective lens
- 20-60x zoom eyepiece
- BAK4 prism glass with phase-correction
- Xtended Twilight Lens System enhances twilight viewing
- HD objective lens: lead-free, calcium-fluoride elements
- Index matched lens coatings optimize light transmission
- Multicoat 4 anti-reflective lens coating
- 46-48° apparent viewing angle
- 30mm eye relief
- Use and Handling
- Straight view eyepiece is in-line with scope's objective
- Integrated rail with 1/4"-20 tripod mounting socket
- Textured focus dial, zoom ring with rubberized ridges
- Digiscoping compatible
- Fold-down rubber eyecup
- Stay-on protective case with zippered access
- Construction Details
- Nitrogen-filled for fogproof and waterproof performance
- DiamondCoat 2 scratch-resistant coating on exposed lenses
- Rubber-coated housing
- 15.5" length, 61.8 oz weight