Leupold 3-15x56 VX-5HD CDS-ZL2 Side Focus Riflescope (FireDot Duplex Illuminated Reticle, Matte Black)

Leupold 3-15x56 VX-5HD CDS-ZL2 Side Focus Riflescope (FireDot Duplex Illuminated Reticle, Matte Black)

Leupold 3-15x56 VX-5HD CDS-ZL2 Side Focus Riflescope (FireDot Duplex Illuminated Reticle, Matte Black)

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Leupold 3-15x56 VX-5HD CDS-ZL2 Side Focus Riflescope (FireDot Duplex Illuminated Reticle, Matte Black)

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Product Highlights

  • FireDot Duplex, 2nd FP
  • 30mm Diameter Maintube
  • 75 MOA Windage/Elevation, 1/4 MOA IPC
  • CDS-ZL2 Zero Lock Elevation Turret
  • 6061-T6 Aluminum Alloy Housing
  • High-Definition (HD) Optics
  • Twilight Max Light Management System
  • Guard-Ion Protective Coatings
  • Water and Fogproof, Argon/Krypton Filled
  • Made in the USA
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Leupold VX-5HD overview

  • 1Description

Leupold takes low-light optical performance to a new level with its 3-15x56 VX-5HD CDS-ZL2 Riflescope by combining High-Definition (HD) optical glass, the Twilight Max Light Management System, and an extra-wide 56mm objective aperture. While the Twilight Max coatings allow more blue and red light to balance colors and improve contrast in low-light conditions, the HD optical glass reduces color distortion and maintains true color in generated images. The exterior optical surfaces are also treated with scratch-resistant Guard-Ion Rain Shedding Coatings, which repel water droplets, dirt, and oil. To improve aiming accuracy, the second image plane contains an illuminated FireDot Duplex reticle. The reticle's pattern features four tapered posts, a thin crosshair, and a brilliant red target dot.The illumination system provides adjustable brightness and a motion-activated on/off control—the Motion Control Sensor Technology (MTS). This function deactivates the illumination after 5 minutes of stillness and reactivates it when you move your gear again. Another highlight is the included Custom Dial System ZeroLock 2 Elevation Dial (CDS-ZL2), which enables slip-free, lockable elevation settings that prevent accidental rotation away from zero. The dial features a pinch release button on the top and a 38 MOA adjustment with 1/4 MOA click values.

To protect delicate alignment of the optical elements for years of service, the housing is crafted from 6061-T6 aluminum and features a single-piece 30mm maintube. It is waterproof, fogproof, and filled with an argon/krypton mixture to reduce the effect of thermal shock. Its opto-mechanics also provide a twin bias erector system to increase holding force and to reduce backlash.

Optical Performance
  • 3-15x magnification
  • 56mm extra-wide objective offers superior light-gathering capacity
  • High-Definition (HD) optical glass
  • Twilight Max Light Management System allows more red and blue light and improves contrast
  • Guard-Ion rain shedding coating protects against scratches and repels water, dirt, and oil
  • Optimized for low-light performance
  • 38.2 - 7.9' at 100 yd linear field of view
Use and Handling
  • 1/4 MOA impact point correction
  • 75 MOA maximum windage/elevation adjustment range
  • 18.7 - 3.7mm exit pupil
  • 3.7" eye relief
Illuminated FireDot Duplex Reticle
  • Second focal plane
  • Four tapered posts
  • Thin crosshair
  • Brilliant red fine target dot
  • Adjustable illumination
  • Motion Sensor Technology (MTS) provides motion-activated control of reticle illumination
  • Parallax-free from 50 yards to infinity
CDS-ZL2—Custom Dial System ZeroLock 2 Elevation Dial
  • Graduated lockable dial
  • Prevents accidental rotation away from zero
  • Pinch release button
  • 38 MOA adjustment range
  • 30mm diameter maintube
  • Lightweight and durable 6061-T6 aluminum housing
  • Pop-up re-zero windage knobs offer easy adjustments and re-zeroing without tools
  • Twin bias erector system increases holding force and reduces backlash in the gear
  • Second-generation argon/krypton fill protects from thermal shock
  • Side focus parallax corrector
  • Water and fogproof
  • Impact resistant
UPC: 030317012212
In the Box
Leupold 3-15x56 VX-5HD CDS-ZL2 Side Focus Riflescope (FireDot Duplex Illuminated Reticle, Matte Black)
  • CR-2032 Battery
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Leupold VX-5HD specs

    Magnification 3 to 15x
    Objective Lens Diameter 56 mm
    Field of View 3x: 38.2' @ 100 yd / 12.7 m @ 100 m
    15x: 7.9' @ 100 yd / 2.5 m @ 100 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 3x: 18.7 mm
    15x: 3.7 mm
    Eye Relief 3.7" / 96 mm
    Reticle Type FireDot Duplex Reticle (Second Focal Plane)
    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
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    Fogproof Yes, Argon/Krypton Filled
    Maintube Diameter 30 mm
    Battery 1 x CR2032
    Dimensions Length: 13.5" / 34.3 cm
    Weight 22.3 oz / 632 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.1 x 4.3 x 3.9"

    Leupold VX-5HD reviews

    3-15x56 VX-5HD CDS-ZL2 Side Focus Riflescope (FireDot Duplex Illuminated Reticle, Matte Black) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing scope yet again! I originally looked at this scope and the VX-6HD line at the European Shot Show in Nuremberg Germany, and waited nearly 4 months to get it and try it out. I am amazed how Leupold has yet again raised the bar for other scope manufacturers. The glass, reticle, fit and finish, as well as the tracking are all very precise. The zero lock 2 turrets are awesome. This scope is currently on my Remington 700 Sendero chambered in 7mm REM Mag and continues to catch the eye of the other German hunters. It is nice to have a quality American made product as an American Professional hunter in Germany. Thanks again Leupold! I'm proud to have your products on all of my rifles!
    Date published: 2017-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it, great optics ! Since just released I believe I am one of the first to receive this scope . Since having my other scope fall apart ( not Leupold ) I needed to replace it. Thinking that my old one graphics were good before, it wouldn't even come close to this scope ! Having looked thru the VX-6HD I contacted Leupold , (several times, great help) and was told that clarity was same with this VX-5HD just a few less " bells and whistles ". No, not a cheap scope, but aprox. $600. less than the VX-6 HD and fit my use ot a tee ! I have rings on order to mount, Cannot wait for November Deer season !!!!! Leupold , please let me know when sunshade is available for this 56mm scope
    Date published: 2017-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds expectations This makes my 6th leupold scope, and hunted with it for the first time today. This scope is brighter than my more expense European scopes, its clearer and I love the custom dailsystem . The side focus and Firedot retecle make it ideal for beanfield hunting here in South Carolina, its most impressive!
    Date published: 2017-08-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in class by a long shot!! This is the latest addition to my Leupold family and man did they raise the bar. I have long favored the VX3 LR in 4.5x14x50 and own several in various reticle configurations. The features they loaded into this scope are top notch. The low light performance is second to none. CDS and zero lock are the icing on the cake. Born and raised in America. Buy American.
    Date published: 2018-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knock out of the park! I have many high end scopes, Zeiss HD5, Trijicon Accupoint, Leupold VX3i....and let me tell you this VX5HD is the king. First, the American craftsmanship is absolutely outstanding, perfect finish. The magnification dial turns easily and the paralax adjustment works throughout its intended range. The FireDot reticle is great as well, it has many brightness settings for mid-day hunts to the last minutes of dusk. Also the FireDot turns off automatically after 5 minutes due to the motion sensor technology equipped in the VX5HD. No more turning the dot on/off repeated to save battery life. The glass is crystal clear, bright, and is the low light KING in my safe currently. The turrets have positive clicks and the elevation dial has ZeroLock to keep your zero set after initial sight in. This is a super cool feature that should not be overlooked. Don't forget the FREE CDS dial that comes with the VX5HD. Its a fact, Leupold hit this one out of the park.
    Date published: 2018-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all around scope I was looking for a scope for a new varmint rifle. This had an all around feature set that caught my attention. Low to medium magnification as this was going on a short to medium range rifle. Large objective bell and 30mm main tube for low light as well as great glass. A simple fine reticle available in the German 4F. I had my local gun shop order one in without having one to look at. I was very glad I did. This scope is brighter than expected and image is clear. I was a little worried about reticle focus with my old eyes. That fear was alleviated right after taking the scope out of the box. The fast focus eyepiece allowed me to dial it right in, clear and sharp. I was impressed enough that I ordered a second scope for another rifle. The only detractor is the German 4F is .1 mil per click instead of .25 MOA.
    Date published: 2018-03-06
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