BEAVERTON, Ore. — Team Leupold congratulates all participants in the 2011 International Sniper Competition held Sept. 26-30 in Ft. Benning,Ga.

The competition gave the world’s best snipers a place to meet and put their skills to the test on a level playing field. As an event sponsor, Leupold® Tactical provided competitors with its next-generation Mark 4® ER/T® 6.5-20x50mm M5A, which is part of the M2010 Sniper Weapon System.

“It was a privilege to be part of the International Sniper Competition and demonstrate the commitment Leupold Tactical has made to developing new optics for military and law enforcement professionals,” commented Kevin Trepa, vice president of Leupold Tactical Division.

Leupold engineers and product specialists were on site to oversee all technical details of the optics in use.

“Our objective was to observe our optics used firsthand by the sniper community and get feedback,” said Ray Brock, Leupold Tactical product line manager.  “The Mark 4 M5A was well received and the snipers were excited to see new developments in optics that meet their needs.”

A total of 32 two-man teams from around the world participated in the competition. Approximately 25 teams used the Mark 4 M5A as their riflescope of choice.  They had the opportunity to purchase the Leupold scopes used in the competition.

“The scopes were well received,” said Chris Estadt, military business development director for Leupold Tactical.  “The shooters were amazed at how clear the glass was and the functionality of the new feature sets.  We are looking forward to their continued feedback.”

Leupold Tactical Optics undergo arduous environmental and impact testing to ensure they meet the highest quality standards for durability and dependability.  Tactical products are covered under a variety of comprehensive warranties based on product family and use.  All warranties are based on the fundamental principle that the customer is entitled to a square deal.  For warranty information on specific products, call 1-800-LEUPOLD or 503-526-1400, 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 rugged, dependable, high-performance Golden Ring® optics, Mark 4® riflescopes and Redfield® Revolution riflescopes  are designed, machined and assembled.  Leupold is a fifth-generation, family owned company whose products are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers.  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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