Leupold, one of the most
trusted and highly respected riflescope manufacturers in the
world, has introduced a new scope finish to match the Remington
VTR and ArmaLite green colored rifles that are ever
increasing in popularity. I recently reviewed the excellent Remington
.308 VTR rifle. It is a rifle that has many design
features that make it especially suitable as both a hunting and
fighting rifle. It has a barrel with enough rigidity for fine
accuracy, but is light enough in weight to make it portable
enough for hunting in rugged terrain. The VTR wears a green
stock with black inserts and a matte black barrel and receiver.
Leupold is now making their superb VX-II 4 to 12 power scope
with a finish that matches the Remington stock. The VX-II has an
adjustable objective lens that can focus from just a few yards
away, out to infinity. It has one-quarter inch click
adjustments, a long-range duplex reticle, very clear optics, and
is backed by Leupold’s excellent lifetime warranty. Mounted to
the rifle with a set of matte black rings, the scope looks
custom made for the VTR, which it is. As noted above, the green
finish also matches closely the green finish supplied on many
ArmaLite AR-15 and AR-10 rifles as well.
For trying out the new riflescope, I attached it
to a new .223 Remington VTR rifle, and fired it at the NRA
Whittington Center near Raton, New Mexico. Both the
rifle and scope performed admirably. The VTR was very accurate,
even when shooting in a gusty crosswind, as can be seen by
looking at the lateral dispersion of the bullet holes on the
target. Even when shooting in the rain, the scope never fogged,
and the clear optics made hits at distant target easy to make.
For more details on the VTR, I refer the reader to my recent
review of that rifle in .308 caliber.
The green Leupold scope is only available from
dealers who buy from the wholesale distributor Acusport,
which is a large wholesaler located in Bellefontaine, Ohio. If
your favorite gun dealer is not an Acusport dealer, have them to
call 1-800-543-3150 to get set up as one.
Even in a gusty crosswind, the
scope/rifle combo proved to very accurate using Black
Hills factory ammo.
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Leupold's VX-II 4-12x green anodized scope, mounted on a
Remington VTR .223 rifle.
Adjustable objective lens.