Leupold Introduces Three BX HD Binoculars, Including One With Mil Reticle

    Leupold BX-1 McKenzie HD binoculars. Image credit: Leupold Optics

    Leupold Optics have just introduced three new binoculars to their BX line of HD binoculars, with different optical zoom options within each offering. One of the more unique models, the BX-T (T for Tactical) offers a Mil reticle to aid in ranging, be it for hunting, law enforcement or military applications, or perhaps even competitions that involve a lot of distance and movement. The BX HD series is billed as being extremely rugged, as well as allowing extra light transmittance.

    Two of Leupold’s newest models to the BX series of binoculars are the BX-1 McKenzie HD, and the BX-2 Alpine HD. It appears that the BX-1 McKenzie HD has more of a focus on low light, while the BX-2 Alpine HD is constructed with clarity as the primary goal. Leupold’s brief product descriptions can be read below:

    BX-1 MCKENZIE HD binoculars

    The BX®-1 McKenzie™ HD reveals more details than other binoculars in its class. The roof prism delivers better resolution, and the compact design feels solid in your hands. It delivers class-leading low-light performance with our Advanced Optical System, which delivers the light transmission, glare reduction, and resolution all recreational sportsmen and sportswomen demand.

    Leupold BX series HD binoculars

    Leupold BX-1 McKenzie HD 12×50. Image credit: Leupold OpticsThe BX-1 is available in 8×42 ($169.99), 10×42 ($179.99), 10×50 ($189.99), and 12×50 (199.99), and for those that like to tally weights for hiking, the BX-1 models range from 22 to 27 ounces. Feel free to click on the links for each individual model that interests you for the exact specs.

    BX-2 ALPINE HD binoculars

    Whether it’s your first binocular or your 50th, your glass needs to give you a bright image, feel comfortable in your hands, and be able to take a beating. Now available in high definition, the BX®-2 Alpine® HD binocular checks all of these boxes and more. Built around Leupold’s Advanced Optical System, it offers tried and true light transmission for extended glassing sessions, best in class glare reduction in harsh light, and the resolution and clarity that recreational sportsmen and sportswomen demand.

    Leupold BX series HD binoculars

    Leupold BX-2 Alpine HD 8×42 binoculars. Image credit: Leupold OpticsThe BX-2 Alpine model’s optical powers are similar to the McKenzie’s on the smaller spectrums such as 8×42 ($229.99) and 10×42 ($249.99), but the higher end employs a slightly larger objective lens with the 10×52 ($269.99) and 12×52 ($289.99). The weight range of BX-2 models is 28 to 32 ounces.


    The 10×42 BX-T HD binoculars utilize a reticle in the left tube that is meant to help with ranging for tactical situations. The description seen below seems to have combined both strengths of the BX-1 and BX-2 models, as well as the addition of the MIL-L reticle. The BX-T HD binoculars have an MSRP of $649.99 and weigh in at 24 ounces.

    Leupold BX series HD binoculars

    Leupold BX-T HD 10×42 binoculars. Image credit: Leupold Optics

    The BX®-T HD tactical binocular is purpose-built to give you the tactical advantage needed to succeed in any situation. Its ultra low-light performance combined with its extreme climate tested body make it ideal for field applications. Built around our Twilight Max® HD Light Management System, the BX-T HD binocular boasts unparalleled brightness, edge-to-edge clarity, and advanced glare management elements; helping you see more details in less light. The ergonomic, open-bridge design is comfortable for extended glassing sessions and delivers key weight savings for those long days in the field. The available MIL-L reticle also gives you measuring, range-finding, and spotting capabilities. Complete your kit with the Leupold BX-T HD tactical binocular.

    Leupold BX series HD binoculars

    MIL-L reticle from the BX-T HD binocular. Image credit: Leupold Optics

    You can visit Leupold’s main website for all of their products, or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. What do you think about Leupold’s new models in the BX-1 McKenzie HD, BX-2 Alpine HD, and the BX-T HD binocular line? Are there any that catch your eye?

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