The 2014 award winners were chosen by a select group of staff and contributors from Guns & Ammo magazine. The awards were judged based on merits of performance, proven long-term durability, product value and availability to the consumer.
The staff was impressed by the Mark 6 3-18x44mm’s Tremor 2 reticle, 1/10th-mil pinch-and-turn turret adjustments, DiamondCoat 2 lens coatings, front focal plane reticles, power selector, Xtended Twilight Lens System, length and weight.
“We are thrilled to receive this honor from Guns & Ammo,” said Pat Mundy, Director of Brand Communications for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Their expert staff sees and tests all the very best equipment, so their recognition of the Mark 6 is truly special.”
Guns & Ammo presents awards in six categories: handguns, rifles, shotguns, ammo, suppressors and optics. Manufacturers, sales and advertising representatives were not invited into the selection process. The Mark 6 riflescope was designed with the help of tactical end users with “smaller, lighter, faster” in mind, and continues the Leupold tradition of top-notch optics designed, machined, and assembled in the United States.
About Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
Founded in Oregon more than century ago, Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth generation, family owned company that designs, machines and assembles its riflescopes, mounting systems and tactical/Gold Ring spotting scopes in the USA. The product lines include rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.