Leupold Compact Waterproof Fogproof Riflescope

Last updated date: July 26, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4

Leupold Compact Waterproof Fogproof Riflescope

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 83 expert reviews, the Leupold Leupold Compact Waterproof Fogproof Riflescope placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.4
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
688 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The scope has the company’s classic and standard fast focus eyepiece with a low profile ring. This makes the reticle very easy to achieve and maintain. It has a ¼ MOA precision finger click adjustment and elevation. These will give you absolute repeatability and dependability for a long time of extreme use.
- The Gun Zone
Rugged w/waterproof/fog-proof features and excellent focus. Trustworthy brand name. Suits all kinds of hunting needs and works well at both sunrise and sunset by boosting available light.
- BestReviews
March 1, 2019 | Full review
The VX-1 is built with Leupold’s military-grade durability, and features Leupold’s proprietary nitrogen purging, which provides excellent fogproofing. Additionally, the VX-1 is waterproof and shockproof, so you won’t have any issues with it in the woods.
- Minute Man Review
January 3, 2019 | Full review
A Leupold scope mount is recommended to complement the accuracy and quality of the scope. This rifle scope features ¼ MOA for meticulousness and finer click modifications for elevation and windage to offer dependability and repeatability.
- Rifle Optics World
The scope has been oxygen purged and nitrogen filled which in simple language means it is waterproof and fog proof. Having a 40mm lens which is also multicoated will help to deliver enough brightness even in low light conditions.
- Scope Reviews
The VX-1 comes with an excellent warranty. The design and manufacture of all components and assembly take place in the USA. This is an American classic that is not only ideal for a Ruger 10/22 but also suitable for use on many high-recoil rifles.
- Gunmann
The reticle allows for quick acquisition of the target. This is all thanks to the ease of use. It also has thick black lines on the outside and then they become smaller towards the center. These precise lines help with the precise location of the target.
- Huntingz
All Leupold scopes are waterproof and purged to get the best fog proofing you can have. The VX 1 is also shockproof and beyond rugged.
- Scopes Man
March 6, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
It is not the clearest scope available in the market
- The Gun Zone
Price runs higher than some other scopes. Product packaging may result in scratches upon shipping.
- BestReviews
March 1, 2019 | Full review
The knobs may feel a bit mushy
- Rifle Optics World
Clicks on the Turrets Not Very Crisp
- Gunmann
Not the best for long range shooting
- Huntingz

From The Manufacturer

Leupold VX-1 riflescopes deliver performance you can count on, and are now available with the LR Duplex reticle of the Ballistics Aiming System. Leupold VX-1 3-9x40mm Rifle Scope is among the best riflescopes in its class for hunters who want quality, accuracy, and affordability, all in a scope. Everything you're looking for in a variable zoom rifle scope is right here. With the Leupold VX-1 3-9x40mm Multicoat Riflescope, you get a bright sight picture, even in low light, thanks to its standard multi-coated lens system. Crisp, edge to edge sharpness, plenty of eye-relief, and repeatable accuracy are all hallmarks of these Leupold riflescopes. And to complement its accuracy, the Leupold VX-1 3-9x Variable Zoom Scope features the legendary ruggedness and waterproofing that have made Leupold America's favorite riflescope. Durable and compact, the one-inch maintube is lightweight and fits more legacy rings. The model is available with the Leupold Ballistics Aiming System. With multiple aiming points for longer ranges and varying wind speeds, and infinite power selector settings to match your rifle’s ballistics, the Ballistics Aiming System can help you master the art of accurate, long-range shooting.

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