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The term” Leopold scopes” is a very common misspelling of the popular Leupold riflescope line that is based out of Beaverton, OR. Founded in 1907 by Fred Leupold, the company was originally focused on repairing surveying equipment.

Originally known as Leupold & Voelpel, in 1942 the company changed the name to Leupold & Stevens Instruments Co. In 1947, Leupold decides to enter the sports optics markets and offers it’s first scope, called the Plainsmen.

The Plainsmen was popular and led to a contract with the U.S. military in 1947 and 1948. Nearly every riflescope produced during this time suffered from a common problem that involved the scope fogging up during temperature changes or elevation changes. In 1949, Leopold solved this problem by becoming the first rifle scope company to purge all the air from the scope and refill with nitrogen.

Leupold called the process “weather-proof” and this new technology launched sales to new heights. Due to the success of their scope line, Leopold decides to launch new scope lines and delve deeper into the sport optics market.

They went on to add other optical lines including binoculars, spotting scopes, compact scopes, pistol scopes, shotgun scopes, and range finders.

Today, Leupold is one of the best known brands in sporting optics and produces a fantastic  line of rifle scopes that pretty much dominate the market when it come to high-end, precision scopes for use in hunting, law enforcement and military applications.

While a number of rifle scope competitors are based in the US, they are using parts imported from all over the world. Leopold is one of the few US optical companies that still builds everything in the United States.

Leupold scopes carry with them a sterling reputation for accuracy, rugged construction, absolute watertight integrity, and they are so reliable that they come backed by Leupold’s full lifetime guarantee. If Leupold can’t repair the issue, they will send you a new replacement.

Leupold is currently making rifle scopes for nearly every application. Some of the more popular models include the Rifleman series, VX II, VX III, and VX-7. Leupold scopes aren’t cheap, but they are far less expensive than most all of their European counterparts; and will outperform most competitors.

If you in the market for a high performance scope and want the best that you can afford, then consider a leupold.  They have enough models to fit most any budget and I guarantee that you won’t be sorry.

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