BEAVERTON, Ore. — When the world’s elite sniper teams take the field at U.S. Army International Sniper Competition September 23-30, Leupold® Tactical Optics will be on every  M-24 and M110 sniper rifle used in the competition.

As a platinum sponsor of the 11th annual conference and match, Leupold Tactical Optics will provide 34 Mark 4® ER/T® 6.5-20x50mm M5A riflescopes, the same scope issued on the newly adopted XM2010 sniper weapons system.  This next generation sniper optic is now in full production for the US Army and customers around the world.

“The Leupold Tactical Optics scope on the XM2010 incorporates all of the cutting edge features that the world’s best snipers demand,” says Kevin Trepa, VP Tactical Division.  “We are getting great reports back on its performance in action overseas.  The scopes are now in full-scale production in our Portland, OR facility and we are quickly filling global demand for the new scopes.”

The Army revised the event rules this year, requiring all competitors to use identical weapons platforms. M24 bolt-action rifles and M110 semi-automatic rifles will be provided to each team from the Army Marksmanship Unit. The goal, Army officials have said, is to make the competition a true test of sniper and spotter skills, and less about equipment.

A Leupold engineer will be on-site to ensure each optic is correctly mounted, to answer any questions the sniper teams may have, and to collect valuable field data that will help keep scope designs current.

“We are committed to getting our snipers the gear they need when they need it,” Trepa said. “This competition reflects that commitment.”

Following the competition, Competitors can purchase their scopes at a special rate, to include custom engraving, if desired.

Leupold Tactical Optics undergo arduous environmental and impact testing to ensure they meet the highest quality standards for durability and dependability.  Leupold Tactical Optics are backed by the company’s long history of customer-satisfaction warranties.  For warranty information on specific products, call 1-800-LEUPOLD (Option 4) or email tacticaloptics@leupold.com.  For additional product information, go to www.leupold.com.

Supported by a team of dedicated engineers, the Leupold Tactical Optics staff works with American warfighters, law enforcement personnel and competitive shooters to design and build products that meet their needs.  Currently, more long-range Leupold Tactical Optics are in service with theU.S.military than any other brand.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs more than 700 people in its state-of-the-art facility near Beaverton, Ore., where Mark 4® and Golden Ring® optics are designed, machined and assembled.  Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth-generation, family-owned company.  The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

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