Leupold VXR Patrol Optic
Leupold got a good looking new tactical optic hitting the streets soon, the new Leupold VXR Patrol. Its a 1.25-4x20mm scope that features an illuminated FireDot Special Purpose Reticle. The new Leupold VXR Patrol shares a lot of the cool features of other VXR rifles released earlier this year such as Leupold’s MST (Motion Sensor Technology) which will automatically turn off the reticle illumination after the scope detects no motion for 5 minutes, saving battery life. Along with a battery illuminated reticule, the VXR Patrol utilizes a fiber optic light pipe which will give a shooter a daytime illuminated reticle.
The VXR patrol also features a 30mm tube, Leupold’s Index Matched Lens System, DiamondCoat lenses, a one turn non locking eyepiece for adjusting from 1.25 to 4 times magnification. Given the quality that Leupold puts out, and the features the VXR Patrol provides, it’s quite a deal with a price under $600. The one thing that would make this a perfect close to mid range optic for me would be a true 0; 1.25 is ok, but there is a noticeable difference when using a true 0 magnification scope for close range work. Either way, from the looks of the VXR Patrol, it looks to be a great deal.