I was surprised to read that SIG didn’t manage to grease the palms enough to get this contract.
BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., provider of the
world’s most rugged, lightweight, and clear riflescopes and reflex
sights, is pleased to announce that its Mark 5HD riflescope has been
selected as the day optic for the U.S. Army’s Precision Sniper Rifle
(PSR) program. Like all of Leupold’s riflescopes, the Mark 5HD is
designed, machined, and assembled at their Beaverton, Ore. factory.
The U.S. Army Mark 5HD 5-25×56 will come in a proprietary flat dark earth coating and utilize the Army’s patented Mil-Grid Reticle. The Mark 5HD will be mounted on the USSOCOM selected MK22 Mod 0 based on the Barrett MRAD bolt-action multi-caliber system chambered in 7.62×51 mm NATO, .300 Norma Magnum, and .338 Norma Magnum.
I really like Leupold optics and I am liking what I’m reading about what this one can do.
“The Mark 5HD has been built from the ground up to deliver the
unparalleled performance that the men and women serving our country
overseas require,” said Sam Horstman, Director of Military Sales for
Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “And, like all of our optics, the Mark 5HD
has been strenuously tested for durability, and fully meets the
extremely high standards that the military demands. Our Soldiers need
their optics to perform, and we’re glad to be able to offer a solution
that’s built to deliver on those expectations.”
The Mark 5HD has been crafted to redefine accuracy, precision, and
optical performance for long-range shooters. Three models – a 7-35×56,
5-25×56, and 3.6-18×44 – are available in both milliradian and MOA
configurations. Pick one up and you’ll feel the difference: it’s up to
20 ounces lighter than other scopes in its class. Get behind one and
you’ll see the difference, from its superior edge-to-edge clarity to its
extreme low-light performance. With three revolutions of elevation
adjustment, the Mark 5HD was made to max out the performance of the
latest long range rifles and ammunition.
Waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for life, the Mark 5HD is backed by the company’s legendary Lifetime Guarantee.
For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at Leupold.com.
Some one on facebook asked me why I haven’t said anything about the new 6.5 Carcano ammo. Well that’s because I didn’t know about it until he told me. Hey, no one is perfect.
Steinel has come out with some new ammo for ‘ol Lee Harvey’s favorite sniper rifle. And its “only” $32 yankee dollars a box per 20.
This 6.5 Carcano load offers superior accuracy due to its bullet diameter of .267″ and our typical load development and quality control procedures. This cartridge was originally loaded with .2668″ round nose, flat base bullets- and that’s what our load offers. While velocity is lower than the original, this load enables you to appreciate your rifle’s potential for accuracy.