Leica’s PRS 5-30x56i riflescope beat 13 other entries to win top honors in the Precision Riflescope category of Outdoor Life’s annual Optics Test. The PRS scope was also given the highly coveted ‘Editor’s Choice’ award. Now in its 17th year, the Optics Test took place over three months in Montana and were judged by a panel of four experts, including Outdoor Life Editor-in-Chief Andrew McKean and two PRS shooters.
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Judges commented: “Leica finally has a scope built for American shooters, and it’s a nearly perfect choice for engaging targets at extremely long ranges. This is the world-class riflescope that we knew Leica was capable of delivering American shooters. The test team raved about the velvety finish and handsome indexing on the 34mm Leica. Then there are the tasty controls. The elevation turret, with 10 mils of travel for each revolution and 32 mils of total adjustment, turns with authority and precision, with just enough resistance between stops. Both turrets have smart tool-less zero-resetting functions that allow shooters to change zero stops in the field. All the testers noted the reticle’s utility at every magnification. That’s a testament to the clarity of the optics and the rich contrast of Leica’s reticle; the first focal plane reticles in many precision scopes aren’t really useful at lower magnifications. Leica’s precision scope will compete well against other leading brands, and given all the durable utility in this jewel of an optic, you can expect to see more Leicas at PRS matches on this side of the pond in the coming years.”
Available in the following reticle designs:
·Leica PRS 5-30×56 i L-4A
·Leica PRS 5-30×56 i Ballistic
·Leica PRS 5-30×56 i PRB