Its hard to beat the quality coming from Leupold scopes and when your in the market for a great long distance rifle scope you will be hard pressed to top the Leupold Mark 5HD. You get what you pay for and this scope has more to offer than the competition in the same price range. MOA or MRAD chose your option along with a wide selection of reticles the other manufactures do not offer.
by Tee Bee, from CA, United States Written on December 17, 2018
Most of my experience with weapons has been with hand guns and shot guns. I recently bought a rifle and wanted the best optic I could find for a reasonable price. I bought the TMR because of the reviews and so far I’m really impressed. It’s strong but lightweight. My plan is to practice using the Mil dot system and get use to calculating distances before purchasing a RX-2800.
I have been using the mark 5 he for a year now in prs matches I have always liked leupold for a simple hunting scope but never their tactical scopes. My doubts were unwarranted first thing out of the box was zero and tracking test tracking dead on I dialed 20 Mils. In 5 Mils increments one round at each setting and back down. I really like the locking turret. The cheap reticle that I got is a bit to busy for me but is very usable. Glass clarity is great best in its price range in my opinion that I have compared it to side by side. eye box is very forgiving. No regrets buying this scope. Recently took it out to a mile.
I am an aficionado of great optics. I have owned Nikon cameras and lenses all of my adult life and will not go with the other brand with their white gaudy lenses. To me optical clarity is absolute, Nikon meets it and so does this Leopold glass. This Leopold scope satisfies my non-compromising requirement for optical excellence. I have on my AR LR rifle the Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x42 its a great scope. But this Leopold 5-25x56 on my M1A in 6.5 CM is amazing, clarity from edge to edge and at uber long distances I can make out details. Its no problem with this scope to hit targets well beyond 800 yds.
I have a major problem with the illumination. The lower mil dots are the only usable illuminated aspect of this reticle in the day time. I was Extremely disappointed. I don’t use illum for night vision, but it looks great at night.
That being said, I wouldn’t trade this scope. Just imagined the $500 upgrade for illumination would be as stellar as the rest of the scope. I got the Tremor 3 reticle (new for me) and love it.