New: Leica Visus 1-4×24 i LW riflescope

At IWA OutdoorClassics 2017 Leica presented a new rifle scope focused at customers looking for a high-quality optic in an exclusive design for the driven hunt.

As much as possible of plastic and rubber materials have been removed, with the exception of the rubber eye-cup. Instead these materials have been replaced by metal, and you can have them in high gloss if you like – hand polished! You can see the different reflections in the top image.

The field of view at minimum magnification (100 meters) is 36 ft / 11. meters.

The field of view at maximum magnification (100 meters) is 10.5 ft / 3.2 meters.

Apart from the scope itself, the package includes rifle scope caps for front lens and eyepiece and a cleaning tissue.

The Leica Visus i LW models are a unique combination of the fine arts of engineering, classical style and modern technology. Traditional design elements like specially developed surface finishes meet modern, daylight-readable illumination and the ultimate in optical design.

The Leica Visus 1–4 x 24 i LW guarantees extremely fast and accurate target location, especially with running game. The modern optics ensures a high contrast and dependable sighting under even the most unfavourable light conditions.

All Leica Visus i LW models are available in two elegant surface finishes: gloss or matt. The high-quality aluminium surfaces of each individual riflescope are hand polished for hours to achieve a classic, refined look and feel. Just like their gloss-finished counterparts, the Leica Visus i LW models are modern riflescopes with classical, slender lines. The sandblasted, hard-anodised aluminium surface finish is particularly robust and resistant to scratches and abrasion.

Below: A Drilling with the Leica Visus 1-4×24 i LW.

Furthermore, the Leica 1-4x offers:

  • Outstanding optical properties and high contrast, even in the twilight hours
  • Clear, daylight-readable reticle illumination with smart, automatic power-off
  • Hand polished, anodized aluminum surfaces
  • Robust and dependable mechanical systems for exceptional reliability and long service life
  • Simple and intuitive handling – even at low temperatures and in darkness
  • Long center tube enables custom mounting and optimum eye-relief

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It’s clear that Leica are targeting the high-end market and the not so overly price sensitive customer group. For instance, the Zeiss V6 1.1-6x line with 6x power is priced in the same region.

Prices are as follows for the Leica Visus 1-4×24 i LW:

Leica Visus 1–4 x 24 i LW matt – 1 400 Euro

Leica Visus 1–4 x 24 i LW matt with rail – 1 500 Euro

Leica Visus 1–4 x 24 i LW gloss – 1 700 Euro

 



Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


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  • valorius

    At what point did companies decide to leave the large front objective lens off their scopes? Seems like this trend is all the rage nowadays.

    • NineWays

      For a scope with such low magnification, a flared objective is irrelevant. There is no need for a larger exit pupil that the one this design affords.

      • valorius

        Doesn’t a bigger front objective lens gather more light?

        • iksnilol

          I guess it reduces weight.

          Tho it is pretty cheap. so it’s got that going ofr it.

        • Joshua

          it does, but at a low magnification most large objective lenses gather more light than the exit pupil can use anyway

  • Keiichi

    Is LW for light weight?

    If so, are there weight figures available?

  • QuadGMoto

    What I want to know is where are the scopes in this call that fall between the nosebleed prices and the inexpensive ones.

  • ShootCommEverywhere

    I feel like posts regarding a new optic coming to market should contain more information about internals and functional parts like reticle options, FFP vs SFP, and adjustment units/elevation range than about exterior super fancy gloss or matte coatings. They could make it in active camouflage for all I care, but if it’s an MOA reticle with mil adjustments then that’s a deal breaker.