Leupold 3-18x50 VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 SF Riflescope (Illuminated Varmint Hunter Reticle, Matte Black)

Leupold 3-18x50 VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 SF Riflescope (Illuminated Varmint Hunter Reticle, Matte Black)

Leupold 3-18x50 VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 SF Riflescope (Illuminated Varmint Hunter Reticle, Matte Black)

B&H # LE318X50VH MFR # 171575
Leupold 3-18x50 VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 SF Riflescope (Illuminated Varmint Hunter Reticle, Matte Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Varmint Hunter Reticle, 2nd FP
  • 30mm 6061-T6 Aluminum Maintube
  • 75 MOA Windage/Elevation, 1/4 MOA IPC
  • CDS-ZL2: Custom Dials ZeroLock 2
  • Twilight Max Lens Multi-Coatings
  • DiamondCoat 2 Protective Lens Coating
  • Waterproof & Fogproof/Argon-Krypton Mix
  • Twin Bias Spring Erector System
  • Built-In Flashing Canting Indicator
  • Made in the USA
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Leupold CDS-ZL2 Overview

  • 1Description

Leopold's 3-18x50 VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 Side Focus Riflescope is a new iteration that carries over old reliability and performance but features upgrades like High-Definition (HD) optics, the Twilight Max Light Management System, and fast CDS-ZL2 (CDS ZeroLock 2) windage and elevation dials. While the High-Definition (HD) optics ensure high-contrast and true color images, the revolutionary Twilight Max Light Management System features improved transmission throughout the entire visible spectrum — empathizing reds and blues at the edges of the spectrum, providing shooters with the ability to see deep into the shadows of twilight. Another major improvement is the Guard-Ion hydrophobic optical coating that prevents finger stains and repels water droplets, dust, and dirt from the optical surfaces. To improve contrast even further and to reduce stray light, the environmentally friendly lead-free optical elements have their edges blackened. DiamondCoat 2 protective coatings on all external surfaces protect the optics from scratches.

Another highlight of this optic is its 2nd focal plane Varmint Hunter illuminated reticle. The reticle offers a German #4 outline with an illuminated brilliant red crosshair featuring cross-wire hold points out to 500 yards and 20 mph winds. This reticle also offers a canting indicator that flashes when your firearm is misaligned. To help you compensate for wind drift and ballistic bullet drop, the scope has 75 MOA windage and elevation adjustment ranges with a 1/4 MOA impact point correction.

To match the impeccable quality of the optics, the housing is crafted from an ultra-durable and lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum alloy and features a 30mm maintube. It is filled with an argon-krypton gas mixture to ensure a waterproof and fogproof performance. The lockable eyepiece offers specially-featured CDS-ZL2 (ZeroLock 2) capped finger-operated dials that are engineered to provide twice the travel, fast adjustments, and accurate returns to zero.

Optical Performance
  • 50mm objective
  • 3 - 18x magnification
  • 38.2 - 6.9' at 100 yards linear FOV
  • High-Definition (HD) lenses offer higher contrast, clarity, and true color
  • Twilight Max Light Management System improves transmission of blues and reds at the edges of the visible spectrum to enhance visibility in twilight
  • Guard-Ion hydrophobic lens coating repels water and dirt and prevents fingerprints stains
  • Blackened Lens Edges: Reduce unwanted glare and diffusion through the lens edges to provide better resolution and contrast
  • DiamondCoat 2 is an extra layer of coating that defends against external damage and adds to image quality
  • 3.7" eye relief
  • Exit Pupil: 16.7 - 2.8mm
Illuminated Varmint Hunter Reticle
  • 2nd focal plane
  • Built-in flashing canting indicator
  • Fine German #4 style outline
  • Cross-wire hold points out to 500 yards and 20 mph winds
  • Motion Sensor Technology (MST) deactivates and resumes reticle illumination based upon motion
  • Pushbutton brightness control with 8 settings
  • Parallax correction form 50 yards to infinity
Use and Handling
  • 1/4 MOA impact point correction
  • 75 MOA windage and elevation adjustment range
  • Illumination with eight brightness settings
  • Motion Sensor Technology (MST) activates the illumination with a single touch of the button or twist of the dial
  • Automatic standby mode after five minutes of inactivity
  • Tactile power indicator allows range estimation
Construction Details
  • 24kt gold ring and medallion
  • 6061-T6 aluminum housing
  • 30mm single-piece maintube
  • CDS-ZL2 (ZeroLock 2): Capped finger-operated dials provide extended travel, fast adjustments, and accurate returns to zero
  • Twin bias spring erector system provides 30% more holding force to withstand recoil
  • Custom Dial System (CDS) allows you to change the elevation quickly to different sight-in ranges
  • Side focus parallax corrector
  • Waterproof and fogproof, filled with an argon-krypton mixture
  • Throw lever and threaded plug included
  • Alumina flip-back lens covers included
In the Box
Leupold 3-18x50 VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 SF Riflescope (Illuminated Varmint Hunter Reticle, Matte Black)
  • CR-2032 Battery
  • 2 x Alumina Flip-Back Lens Covers
  • 2 x CDS Dials
  • Throw Lever
  • Threaded Plug
  • Neoprene Scope Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Leupold CDS-ZL2 Specs

    Performance
    Magnification 3 to 18x
    Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
    Field of View 3x: 38.2' @ 100 yd / 12.2 m @ 100 m
    18x: 6.9' @ 100 yd / 2.3 m @ 100 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 3x: 16.7 mm
    18x: 2.8 mm
    Eye Relief 3.8" / 94 mm
    Reticle
    Reticle Type Varmint Hunter Reticle (Second Focal Plane)
    Features
    Impact Point Correction 1/4 MOA per Click
    Windage Adjustment 75 MOA
    Elevation Adjustment 75 MOA
    Parallax Correction Yes, 50 yd / 45.7 m to Infinity
    Environmental
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    Fogproof Yes, Argon/Krypton Filled
    General
    Maintube Diameter 30 mm
    Battery 1 x CR2032
    Dimensions Length: 13.5" / 343 mm
    Weight 20.4 oz / 578.3 g
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    Package Weight 2.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.1 x 4.2 x 3.9"

    Leupold CDS-ZL2 Reviews

    3-18x50 VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 SF Riflescope (Illuminated Varmint Hunter Reticle, Matte Black) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best hunting optic on the market Former European optic owner, until i compared mine with my hunting buddies VX-6HD. Sold the Sworo the next week and got the VX-6HD. The optical quality of this scope is amazing. The zero lock dials are repeatable. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2018-02-02
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    Does this scope come with a sun shade?

    Asked by: Beauman
    Beauman, The VX-6HD 3-18x50mm does not come with a sunshade however we do offer one that will work. The part number for the 2.5in Sunshade is 52350 and the part number for the 4in Sunshade is 52353. The Alumina Flip Back Lens Covers that are included with the VX-6HD will work with both of those sunshades. Thanks for choosing Leupold!
    Answered by: 5764
    Date published: 2018-05-01

    Does the new vx-6hd, 175835, with the fine reticle have zero stop?

    Asked by: Slack
    Slack, All of the Leupold VX-6HD scopes feature our CDS-ZL2 adjustments which feature our 2 turn zero locking dials. Thanks for choosing Leupold!
    Answered by: 5764
    Date published: 2018-03-13

    Is the VX6 HD available from the custom shop in first focal plane with the impact reticles?

    Asked by: 65x47
    65x47, The VX-6HD series of riflescopes are only available in with the reticle in the rear focal plane. If you are looking for something in the 3-18 power range with a front focal reticle, the Mark 6 3-18x44mm would be right up your alley. Thanks for choosing Leupold!
    Answered by: 5764
    Date published: 2018-03-29

    How minutes of adjustment are in one revolution of the turret?  And is the windage adj labeled 1,2,etc or R1,R2,etc?

    Asked by: Westbrook
    Westbrook, The VX-6HD ZL2 dial will give you 15MOA per revolution. The windage is labeled in 1L, 2L, 1R, 2R as you indicated. Thanks for choosing Leupold!
    Answered by: 5764
    Date published: 2018-03-24

    Does the VX-6HD 3x18x50mm come in mil rad for dial up?

    Asked by: Blaserman
    Blaserman, The VX-6HD line of scopes are currently only manufactured in MOA. Thanks for choosing Leupold!
    Answered by: 5764
    Date published: 2017-12-14

    Would like to mount this scope on a Model 70 Win, would high mounts or med mounts work with the QR mount sku 50054?

    Asked by: jimH
    Anonymous, I would recommend the QR 30mm High rings, part number 49933, to mount your VX-6HD 3-18x50mm with the Winchester Model 70 QR base you specified. Thanks for choosing Leupold!
    Answered by: 5764
    Date published: 2017-12-08

    Is this a first or second focal plane scope?

    Asked by: Scubastew
    Hello Scubastew, The VX-6HD series of scopes are all second focal plane scopes. Thanks for choosing Leupold!
    Answered by: 5764
    Date published: 2018-04-27

    where're are the available crosshair choices for this scope?

    Asked by: jarhead
    Jarhead, The VX-6HD 3-18x50mm is currently available with the following reticles: •Firedot Duplex, part number 171572 • Illuminated T-MOA, part number 171576 •Illuminated Boone and Crockett Big Game, part number 171573 •Illuminated Impact-29 MOA, 171577 •Illuminated Varmint Hunter, 171575 Thanks for choosing Leupold!
    Answered by: 5764
    Date published: 2017-12-17
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