Leupold 3-18x44 VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 SF Riflescope (FireDot Tri-MOA Illuminated Reticle, Subalpine Camo)

Leupold 3-18x44 VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 SF Riflescope (FireDot Tri-MOA Illuminated Reticle, Subalpine Camo)

Leupold 3-18x44 VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 SF Riflescope (FireDot Tri-MOA Illuminated Reticle, Subalpine Camo)

B&H # LE318X44TM MFR # 173209
Leupold 3-18x44 VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 SF Riflescope (FireDot Tri-MOA Illuminated Reticle, Subalpine Camo)

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Product Highlights

  • FireDot Tri-MOA Reticle
  • Partially Illuminated, Selectable Levels
  • 30mm 6061-T6 Aluminum Maintube
  • 1/4 MOA/Click Impact Point Correction
  • 75 MOA Windage and Elevation Range
  • ZeroLock Turrets with Rotation Indicator
  • Twilight Max HD Lens Coatings System
  • Argon-Krypton Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Guard-Ion & DiamondCoat 2 Lens Coatings
  • Built-In Electronic Reticle Level
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Leupold 173209 Overview

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Ideal for mid- to long-range use from dawn to dusk, the Sitka Gear Subalpine camouflage Leopold 3-18x44 VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 SF Riflescope features their proprietary Twilight Max Light Management System, ZeroLock2 turret adjustment system, and Custom Dial System (CDS) turrets to improve performance and shot accuracy. The combination of generous objective lens and Twilight Max Light Management System improve light gathering and transmission throughout the entire visible spectrum—enhancing reds and blues at the spectral edges, while also providing shooters with an ability to see deep into the shadows that come out with the dawn and at twilight.

The heart of the riflescope is the CDS-ZL2 turrets that allow you to get custom-set dials matched to your specific ballistics for different ranges so you can quickly and confidently dial in on your target at a variety of distances without guesswork. When you've taken the shot, Leupold's ZeroLock turrets let you return to your zero position, without fuss, to get you ready for the next target. Complementing the turrets is a partially illuminated reticle that is easy to see in all light with enhanced visibility in low light.

Designed to withstand the rigors of the hunt, the VX-6HD is built with a robust 30mm one-piece maintube made of lightweight and durable aluminum. Leupold utilizes a proprietary mix of inert argon and krypton gases to fill the housing to make it waterproof and resistant to internal fogging in extreme weather conditions and temperatures. A removable throw lever fits over the zoom collar to make it easy to set the precise magnification even while wearing gloves, and it is reversible to accommodate left- or right-handed shooters. For added convenience and protection, the scope comes with front and rear flip-up covers that allow you to keep the lenses covered while giving you the ability to quickly react when targets present themselves unexpectedly.

Optical Performance
  • 3-18x zoom magnification range allows users to scan landscape on low power, then increase power for close-up observation and identification
  • 44mm objective offers improved light-gathering capability versus smaller objectives without adding excessive weight and bulk to the firearm
  • Twilight Max HD Light Management System employs index-matched multi-coatings that complement the optical glass to ensure maximum light transmission across the entire visual spectrum, especially the upper blue/violet range, to enhance low-light performance
  • Guard-Ion hydrophobic lens coating repels water, dirt, oil, and sap and allows user to keep view clear
  • DiamondCoat 2 is an extra layer of coating that defends against external damage and adds to image quality
  • Field of View: 38.3' field of view at 100 yards on 3x power, 6.4' at 18x
Reticle Details
  • Second (rear) focal plane placement ensures the reticle will not block small targets when zoom power is at maximum
  • Selectable illumination brightness settings for optimum visibility, regardless of ambient light conditions
  • FireDot Tri-MOA reticle
  • Modified duplex crosshair ranging design is ideal for long distance ballistic drop compensation, ranging, and target estimation
  • FireDot illumination provides a single red center aiming point for maximum visibility, especially in low light
  • Thick outer posts with thin center hairs
  • Center hairs have hashmarks set at 5 MOA distances, with stadia lines at 1 MOA apart
  • Upper vertical hairs have no markings to leave an unobstructed view
  • Not specific to any caliber
Turret Details
  • 1/4 MOA impact point correction
  • 75 MOA windage and elevation adjustment range
  • Custom Dial System (CDS) on elevation turret allows user to quickly change the elevation to different preset ranges based on their specific ballistics information; available for free from Leupold after purchase
  • ZeroLock 2 (ZL2) elevation and ZeroLock windage dials enable fast and easy return to zero after shooting for faster recover and readjustment from the zero start position
  • Twin bias spring erector system provides 30% more holding force to withstand recoil
  • Side parallax adjustment turret is easy to use from virtually any shooting stance or position
Use and Handling
  • Removable and reversible zoom throw lever provides easier magnification adjustments, especially in cold and wet weather or while wearing gloves
  • Fast-focus reticle brings it into sharp focus when changing from mid to long range
  • Electronic Reticle Level indicates when the rifle is being held at an angle by flashing the illuminated portion of the reticle, to improve shot accuracy
  • Motion Sensor Technology (MST) activates reticle illumination when motion is detected and turns illumination off after 5 minutes of in activity to conserve battery life—ideal during long hunting days with brief periods of activity
  • Push-button brightness control with eight settings for use in all light conditions
  • Long 3.7" eye relief provides a generous eye box for comfortable use and mounting placement flexibility
  • Wide 14.7mm exit pupil on 3x, 2.4mm at 18x
Construction Details
  • Robust 30mm single-piece maintube
  • Lightweight and strong 6061-T6 aluminum housing
  • Matte black anodized finish reduces glare and blends with all environments
  • Twin bias spring erector system ensures optical alignment while providing improved recoil resistance
  • Proprietary inert argon-krypton gas mixture injected into housing to make the riflescope waterproof and resistant to internal fogging in extreme conditions
  • Flip-back lens covers protect the front and back lenses while providing fast reaction times when targets present themselves unexpectedly
In the Box
Leupold 3-18x44 VX-6HD CDS-ZL2 SF Riflescope (FireDot Tri-MOA Illuminated Reticle, Subalpine Camo)
  • 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 on Electronics
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    Leupold 173209 Specs

    Magnification 3 to 18x
    Objective Lens Diameter 44 mm
    Field of View 3x: 38.3' @ 100 yd / 12.7 m @ 100 m
    18x: 6.4' @ 100 yd / 2.1 m @ 100 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 3x: 14.7 mm
    18x: 2.4 mm
    Eye Relief 3.7" / 94 mm
    Reticle Type FireDot Tri-MOA Reticle (Second Focal Plane)
    Illumination Partially Illuminated
    Illumination Type LED
    Illuminated Color Red
    Impact Point Correction 1/4 MOA per Click
    Windage Adjustment 75 MOA
    Elevation Adjustment 75 MOA
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    Fogproof Yes, Argon/Krypton Filled
    Maintube Diameter 30 mm
    Battery 1 x CR2032
    Material Aluminum
    Dimensions Length: 13.5" / 34.3 cm
    Weight 19.2 oz / 544 g

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