Leupold continues to release new scopes to their Tactical Scope offerings and today we mention their new Mark 5HD scopes. We were impressed with the Mark 6 and Mark 8 scopes when we reviewed them, but they are quite expensive. With this new Mark 5HD line of scopes, Leupold is trying to bring the price down a bit yet keep the features and quality very high. The new Mark 5HD line of scopes will initially be offered in two sizes, the 3.6-18x44mm and a 5-25x56mm. Do be aware that even with the scopes being targeted at a little lower price point, it still does not make them cheap.
The feature list on the scopes is impressive:
- High Speed Throw Levers (Designed not to interfere with the bolt)
- 5x Zoom Range
- HD glass
- Three revolutions of elevation adjustment (100 MOA on the 3.6-18x and 120 MOA on 5-25x)
- 35mm tube
- Fast Focus Eyepiece (not normal on Leupold scopes!)
- $2599.00 : 5-25x56mm
- $2399.99 : 3.6-18x44mm
The 3.6-16x44m is intended to be a light weight and compact scope, the large 5-25x is for the longer range rifles.