Leupold Adds Flat Dark Earth Models to Award – Winning Mark 5HD Line of Riflescopes

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., provider of the world’s most rugged, lightweight, and clear sport optics, is pleased to announce the addition of Flat Dark Earth (FDE) models to its award-winning Mark 5HD line of riflescopes.

There will be FDE Mark 5HD’s available in the scope family’s 3.6-18×44, 5-25×56, and 7-35×56 magnification ranges. MIL or MOA adjustments and reticles are available.

“The Mark 5HD has delivered incredible performance since the day it was launched–in the field, on the firing line, and beyond,” said John Snodgrass, Tactical Product Line Manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “One thing we heard the call for was an FDE finish. At Leupold, we listen, and we deliver. We’re happy to bring consumers FDE options this year.”

Pick up a Mark 5HD and you’ll feel the difference. The scope redefines accuracy, precision, and optical performance for long-range shooters. Pick one up and you’ll feel the difference: it’s up to 20 ounces lighter than other scopes in its class. Get behind one and you’ll see the difference, from its superior edge-to-edge clarity to its extreme low-light performance. With three revolutions of elevation adjustment, the Mark 5HD was made to max out the performance of the latest long-range rifles and ammunition. It features Leupold’s Professional-Grade Optical System, which offers unmatched light transmission that’s designed to outperform in the most challenging lighting conditions, industry-leading glare reduction for a clear image in harsh, direct light, and the resolution and clarity that professional guides and shooters demand in the field.

Several of the new Mark 5HD FDE models will feature Leupold’s wildly successful PR2-MIL reticle. The PR2-MIL reticle was developed with input from the country’s top competitors and professional shooters. PR2 reticles are specifically designed for long range speed and precision.

The Mark 5HD is waterproof, fogproof, shockproof, and guaranteed to perform for life. Like all Leupold riflescopes, it is proudly designed, machined, and assembled in the company’s Beaverton, Ore., factory.


Pick up a Mark 5HD™ and you’ll feel the difference; it’s up to 20 ounces lighter than other scopes in its class. Get behind one and you’ll see the difference, from the superior edge-to-edge clarity and extreme low-light performance to the versatility of the PR2™ reticle. With three revolutions of elevation adjustment, the Mark 5HD was built to max out the performance of the latest long range rifles and ammunition. It’s ergonomically designed with more tactile, audible click adjustments, larger numbers, and a high-speed throw lever, so you can put accurate rounds downrange faster. And like all Leupold riflescopes, it’s designed, machined, and assembled in the USA and guaranteed for life.


  • Leupold’s Professional-Grade Optical System delivers the light transmission, glare reduction, and resolution professional guides and shooters demand
  • Provides accurate holdovers throughout the magnification range with front focal plane reticles
  • Engages targets at any distance with a large 5x magnification range
  • Extends long-range shooting with a lightweight 35mm maintube
  • Delivers 120 MOA or 34.9 MIL of travel using a precise and repeatable 3-turn ZeroLock® dial
  • Creates a visible aiming point in low-light conditions with illuminated reticles
  • Improves magnification changes with a removeable throw lever
  • Disperses recoil energy for unrivaled durability with ultra-lightweight construction
  • Superior ruggedness is verified through Leupold’s Punisher testing process
  • Waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for life

For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at Leupold.com. Join the discussion on Facebook at Facebook.com/LeupoldOptics, on Twitter at Twitter.com/LeupoldOptics, or on Instagram at Instagram.com/LeupoldOptics. Founded in Oregon more than a century ago, Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth-generation, family-owned company that designs, machines, and assembles its riflescopes, mounting systems, tactical/Gold Ring spotting scopes, and performance eyewear in the USA. The product lines include rifle, handgun, and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools, accessories, and pro gear.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., P.O. Box 688, Beaverton, OR 97075-0688, U.S.A.
Phone: (800) LEUPOLD or (503) 526-1400 • Fax: (503) 352-7621 • www.leupold.com

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.