Leatherwood Scopes

Leatherwood/Hi-Lux Optics: May 2012


Leatherwood Scopes News:

Leatherwood Hi-Lux CMR Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 1-4x 24mm Illuminated

Leatherwood Hi-Lux CMR Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 1-4x 24mm Illuminated Green CMR Ballistic Reticle Matte

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SWFA Riflescopes Leatherwood Rifle Scopes

Leatherwood Rifle Scopes. There are new scope companies showing up daily that have their scopes made in China. Why is Leatherwood®/Hi-Lux™ different?

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SWFA Riflescopes Leatherwood Rifle Scopes Leatherwood A.T.R. Long …

Leatherwood A.T.R. Long Eye Relief Scout Scopes. The Leatherwood / Hi-Lux Long Eye Relief series scopes are the answer to those special scoping situations that …

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Leatherwood Rifle Scopes | Leatherwood Scopes Reviews

Leatherwood Rifle Scopes – Read interesting facts plus a top 5 of the most used Leatherwood scopes.

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Leatherwood Hi-Lux CMR Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 1-4x 24mm Illuminated

Leatherwood Hi-Lux CMR Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 1-4x 24mm Illuminated Green CMR Ballistic Reticle Matte

Original Source: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/725900/leatherwood-hi-lux-cmr-rifle-scope-30mm-tube-1-4x-24mm-illuminated-green-cmr-ballistic-reticle-matte


Leatherwood ART M1000 – 500 yard target shooting – Youth Shoot 1

I took my daughters to visit their cousins and shoot at their range out in the country. It was a beautiful day and I didn't have to deal with the cows (ref. …


Q&A:

Dustin L. McGraw asked Leupold or Leatherwood for AR15 Optic?

Hey guys, i recently purchased a Bravo company AR15, 16 inch barrel mid-length gas system etc. and i’m looking for an optic for it. Pref 1-4x i feel like i get the best of both worlds using it like a red dot and a scope for far shots.

Here’s where my question lies, i cant decide on the following two scopes:
Leatherwood HiLux CMR 1-4x

Leupold Mark AR Mod1

If you guys have any other 1-4 scopes you think are better i’m all ears, i like to keep it below the $500 mark.

And got the following answer:

Both are fine scopes, personally I’d go with the leatherwood. If you want to spend more than $500 (I’m not sure of the cost but it’s north of $1,000 I’m sure) and are interested in longer shots I’d highly recommend the Trijicon ACOG TA31RCO-A4CP. That’s the scope I used in Iraq.

Matt asked Who makes the best centerfire rifle scopes?

The most I want to pay is like $200

And got the following answer:

The best rifle scopes are made by
#1- Zeiss
#2- Schmidt & Bender
#3- Leatherwood

Zeiss and Schmidt & Bender run from expensive to very expensive, for the money, Leatherwood scopes are a great value…

SSG.Wentworth asked What kind of scopes have about a foot of eye relief?

I am going to buy a Mosin Nagant and I don’t want to spend all the money for that scope mount that puts the scope off the the side. So I wanted to buy that mount that puts the scope like more towards the muzzle and farther away from the butt. But if i do that then I’ll need a scope with a far eye relief. Do you think it’s worth buying the mount and a scope (3-9X40) or somewhere in that range.

And got the following answer:

I’ve got a Leupold scout scope on a Marlin 1894 and it sits about 11 inches from my eye. The only bad thing about this scope is that it is a fixed power, 2.5X. (And it was the only scout scope the store had when I wanted it.)

Another scout scope brand I saw on Midway’s web site is Leatherwood. It is reasonably priced, but I don’t know much about them, however, it does have variable optics.

www.midwayusa.com

The JZA asked how do military snipers estimate range to target?

i mean like, what’s their exact procedure, or what are those calculations they make?

And got the following answer:

Both the US Army M24 SWS and Marine M40A1 do this in the same way. The scopes have Mil-dots in them. The size of the target is measured in the mil-dots through a fixed maginification in the scope. The target in actual size is then estimated. Both of these figures are put into a formula:

Target size (in yards) x 1000 / Mils read = yards to target

For instance:

If a 20″ target measures 3.5 mils then it is 159 yards away. This is done by geometry and triangulation. See the attached mil-dot link for a more thorough explanation.

The military prefers this method over lasers due to the power requirements by lasers.

There is also another method that was used in Vietnam on the M21 with the ART II telescopic sight. The ART II is a very good scope that is not expensive made by Hi-Lux/Leatherwood That link is also included.

I use the Mil-Dot with a Remington 700PSS mounting a Leupold VariXIII 3.5-10X and I use the Camputer with the ART II scope with a Springfield Armory M1A National Match.

Both of these are very accurate range estimations, but the Leupold has to have a certain grain and shaped bullet to hit consistently. The ART II does not – you can set caliber and grain. The ART is also MUCH less complicated to use.

AAR asked Which optic is better for an AR platform rifle?

A red dot with a 3-5 MOA dot or a variable 1-4x scope with illuminated reticle? would like it to be good for home defense if ever needed and thats where the red dot comes into play due to short range. Also would like it to be good for longer range when hunting out to 300 yds. The optics i’m looking at are entry level. Maybe a primary Arms pa14x or leatherwood m 30 red dot. From what I’ve heard, the pa14x is the same thing as the millet dms. what do you guys think?

And got the following answer:

I had an M-4 (yes, a real one) for work that I had an AimPoint red dot optic on it. I used it primarily for CQB work but took a mid-range shooting course and used it for hitting man sized target at 500 meters (moving). Just had to learn to shoot with that optic and complete my “dope” book.