Crosbie Sets British F-Class Record with Leupold VX-6 7-42x56mm Riflescope

Scottish F-Class rifle competitor Paul R. Crosbie
Scottish F-Class rifle competitor Paul R. Crosbie


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Beaverton, Ore. -( — Leupold and Stevens, Inc., is proud to have its VX-6 7-42x56mm riflescope optic used by Scottish F-class competitor Paul R. Crosbie as he set a British record in route to collecting two gold medals, along with a silver and bronze, at the European F-Class Championships.

In the first match of the individual 800-yard event, Crosbie took the British record and gold medal with a score of 75 V 12. This mark came on the heels of his gold-medal winning performance (75 V 7) in the pre-matches.

“When I first saw the VX-6 7-42x56mm at The World Championships last year, I knew that Leupold had built the ideal F-Class scope,” Crosbie said. “Now, having worked with one in top-level competition, I can confirm this to be the case.”

For Leupold®, working with the world’s best competitive shooters is more than just an honor, it’s an opportunity to have their optics tested by the most discerning experts under real-world match conditions.

“From long-range competitive shooting to that once-in-a-lifetime elk hunt, the VX-6 VX-6 7-42x56mm is one of the most versatile riflescopes we’ve ever designed,” said Tim Lesser, director of product development at Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The feedback we get from these competitive perfectionists is critical to the design of the most rugged, dependable optics for long-range shooters and ethical hunters.”

The VX-6 7-42x56mm was designed from the start to be a long-range precision optic. Its 6X magnification range delivers crystal clear optics edge-to-edge at any power, which is great for shooters like Crosbie who prefer nothing stronger than 40X.

The VX-6 7-42x56mm features ⅛ minute-of-angle (MOA) adjustments on the elevation dial, allowing for precise adjustments on the ½-MOA V Bull. The dials feature a zero stop, which Crosbie relies on if he ever gets lost on his elevation setting. Simply turn back to zero and start over.

Scottish F-Class rifle competitor Paul R. Crosbie
Scottish F-Class rifle competitor Paul R. Crosbie

The greatest benefit to the precision marksman, however, is the incredibly clear image and outstanding light transmission of the VX-6.

“I let (other competitors) have a look through to compare the Leupold with their own scopes,” Crosbie said. “Every single one of them declared the Leupold to be far clearer and brighter than their own. I double-checked by looking through their scopes, and I can confirm that the VX-6 was indeed superior.”

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Founded in Oregon over a 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.