The Leupold & Stevens Company is one of the première companies in the sports optics business, and looking for Leupold Scopes for sale is something that anyone involved in hunting and shooting will do at some point or another.
Started in 1907, Fred Leupold started his business and originally was involved in repairing surveying equipment. The company was originally called Leupold & Voelpel, with Adam Voelpel being the brother-in-law of Fred Leupold. In 1914 John Cyprian Stevens joined the company and while Robert Stevens joined in 1939. The name is changed to Leupold and Stevens Instruments Co in 1942.
In 1947, Marcus Leupold makes a riflescope after being disappointed with one he was hunting with, and the company starts to sell rifle scopes. The company continues to set industry standards with the optic equipment they turn out, introducing many industry innovations.
Their weather proofed optics was offered in 1949, the first of any company, by evacuating the air and filling the instrument with nitrogen. This eliminates fogging. The offering in the optics field were met with such welcome, that the company continued to expand their product lines. In 1957 a compass was offered, with 1974 seeing the introduction of the first lightweight, high-power target scope and 1978 seeing the first compact riflescope.
As late as 2006, they introduced a digital laser rangefinder scope, enabling a shooter to know the distance needed to adjust for, up to 1000 yards.
Amazon sells a wide range of Leupold scopes for sale, including spotting scopes and rifle scopes, as well as Leupold binoculars.
Leupold Rifle Scopes
Credit: AmazonA wide variety of hunting rifle scopes are available with the Leupold VX-I 3-9x40mm Duplex being one of the low end rilfe scopes available on Amazon for about $200 This scope offers the Leupold standard multicoat lens system, which gives an exceptional clear image. The LR Duplex reticle enables the shooter to make accurate shots. Windage and elevation adjustment dials help with making accurate shots, and a lockable eyepiece helps maintain focus. This classic scope coms with a scope cover to protect the scope while traveling and not using.
Credit: AmazonOn the high end, coming in at $1600, is the Leupold Mark 4 ER/T 4.5-14x50mm (30mm) M5 Front Focal TMR. This high end hunting rifle scope offers an Index Matched Lens System giving the shooter a superior image that is clear across the entire visual field. The scope offers side focus parallax adjustments, as well as windage and elevation adjustments. For range estimation, TMR reticle help with accuracy for users. A 30mm tube gives strength and more range for adjustments. The scope is waterproof, rugged and has a flip-open lens.
Leupold Spotting Scopes
Credit: AmazonIf you are looking for a Leupold Spotting Scope, the Leupold 55886 Ventana Spoting Kit 15-45x60 Straight Eye-Piece at $235 offers scope with and industrial design and a price that is in the range of everybody. The knurling on the knobs enable the use of the scope with gloves, the multicoated lens systems gives the best image, and this scope is waterproof and fog proof.
Credit: AmazonAt the high end is the Leupold Mark 4 12-40x60mm, Black Spotting Scope, H-36 Reticle 67190 which is a tactical spotting scope that is used by the U.S. Army in the Semi-Automatic Sniper System. The multilcoat lens system offers maximum light transmission for a superior image, even at the highest magnification settings. The scopes is digital camera compatible, and offers accessories to adapt the scope for night vision. The protective case stays on the scope during use, and the spotting scope is waterproof and rugged made for maximum durability under rough conditions.
Leupold Binoculars were introduced in 1992. These binoculars represented the first binoculars make in the United States in over twenty years. Prices for Leupold binoculars on Amazon vary from $85 to $920, depending on the features that a person is looking for.
Credit: AmazonThe Leupold Rogue 8x25mm Compact Black offers a binocular that fits in the palm of the hand, so it is small and lightweight, but is still rugged and waterproof. Like all of the Leupold products, it incorporates the multicoated lens system for image clarity. The set of binoculars is covered by the Leupold Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Credit: AmazonThe Leupold GR 7/12x32mm Switch/Power Limited Edition offers 7x magnification with a jump to 12x magnification with its power setting. Mulit-coated lens and phase coated prisms help to eliminate diffraction and offer a superior image. The instrument is argon/krpton filled to keep the binoculars fog free.
And More - Leupold Accessories
While offering thier hunting and spotting scopes and binoculars, Leupold & Stevens has worked to establish themselves as a leader in the field of hunting and shooting optics and backs up the products talked about with flashlights, range finders and mounting systems. Search on Amazon for a wide range of Leupold scopes for sale, as well as the other products this American company offers for sale.