Unfortunately I haven’t been able to look into the Leupold Mark 5HD yet but hopefully, I’ll soon get the chance. The military version of this riflescope has just been given a NATO Stock Number or NSN.
So what does it mean? Getting a NATO Stock Number means that your product gets a 13-digit code and becomes a standardized material (“stock listed”) and recognized by all NATO countries including the United States Department of Defense. There are also some countries that are not formally members of NATO but still use the system.
Below: The civilian version of the Mark 5HD. To my knowledge not available in tan, yet.
Below the Press Release from Leupold:
BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., provider of the world’s most rugged, lightweight, and clear riflescopes and reflex sights, is pleased to announce that its award-winning Mark 5HD riflescope selected for use with the United States Army’s M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System has been issued Nato Stock Number (NSN) 1240-01-690-1728. Like all of Leupold’s riflescopes, the Mark 5HD is designed, machined, and assembled in the company’s Beaverton, Ore. factory.
The Mark 5HD 3.6-18×44 being built for the M110 will come in a proprietary flat dark earth coating and utilize the Army’s patented Mil-Grid Reticle. The Mark 5HD has been crafted to redefine accuracy, precision, and optical performance for long-range shooters. Three models – a 7-35×56, 5-25×56, and 3.6-18×44 – are available in both milliradian and MOA configurations.
Leupold proudly provides its optics to the United States military, law enforcement, and government agencies across the countr, and to the armed forces of many of our nation’s closest allies.
Waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for life, the Mark 5HD is backed by the company’s legendary Lifetime Guarantee. For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at Leupold.com.
The Mark 5HD on Leupolds’ Instagram:
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Post fire checks. There are a lot of things to remember during a competition or on a hunt. But one of the most important steps is making sure your scope is ready to go for the next shot. After you’re done shooting, make it a habit to turn your dial back to zero, adjust your magnification to a low/mid power, and reset your parallax. What's your post fire checklist? #leupoldcore #shootingtips #mark5hd
Good news for Leupold, and it seems that the M110 Sniper Rifle is far from dead.