A Leupold exclusive, the VX-R Patrol Riflescope is the perfect combination of a state of the art illumination system with the one-of-a-kind FireDot Tactical Milling Reticle system. Once activated, the dot within the reticle illuminates with bright, sharp definition, while the rest of the reticle is non-illuminated. This combination leads your eye naturally to the center aiming point and makes target acquisition quick, precise, and simple. An important feature of select illuminated reticle models is the Leupold-exclusive Motion Sensor Technology (MST). A single touch of the button or twist of the dial activates the illumination, offering several different intensity settings, including a high/low indicator. The reticle will automatically switch to "stand-by mode" after five minutes of inactivity, then reactivates whenever the rifle is moved. This eliminates the need for excess movement reaching for buttons, while extending battery life.
Leupold engineers specify different coating materials for each lens surface in the riflescope, based on the lens' index of refraction, placement, and function, layering each coating to eliminate reflections and maximize light transmission. DiamondCoat is added to the exterior lenses to give you the ultimate in abrasion resistance and light visibility. The Patrol Riflescope offers better optical clarity as a result of lead-free glass lenses. In addition to its superior optics, the lenses are produced with none of the environmentally damaging by-products common to standard glass production. Constructed with 2nd Generation Argon/Krypton gas blend waterproofing.