The U.S. Army Precision Rifle Sniper program just settled on its next sniper rifle, the Leupold Mark 5HD. The Leupold 5-25×56 Mark 5HD joins the Barrett MRAD to arm snipers into the foreseeable future.
Mark 5HD Picked for Precision Sniper Rifle Program
The U.S. Army Mark 5HD will come in a proprietary flat dark earth coating. It utilizes the Army’s patented Mil-Grid reticle. The Mark 5HD mounts on the US SOCOM-selected Mk22 Mod 0, based on the Barrett MRAD bolt-action. The multi-caliber system chambers 7.62x51mm NATO, .300 Norma Magnum and .338 Norma Magnum.
“The Mark 5HD has been built from the ground up to deliver the unparalleled performance that the men and women serving our country overseas require,” said Sam Horstman, Director of Military Sales for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “And, like all of our optics, the Mark 5HD has been strenuously tested for durability, and fully meets the extremely high standards that the military demands. Our Soldiers need their optics to perform, and we’re glad to be able to offer a solution that’s built to deliver on those expectations.”
The Mark 5HD comes in three different models, including 7-35×56, 5-25×56 and 3.6-18×44. It comes with either Mil or MOA configurations. Lighter than many other in its class, the Mark 5HD delivers all the top-end enhancements. Three revolutions of elevation adjustment enable superior performance in long-range applications.
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