Leupold Mark 5HD Riflescope Selected for U.S. Army’s Precision Sniper Rifle Program

Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has announced that its Mark 5HD riflescope has been selected as the day optic for the U.S. Army’s Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) program.

The Mark 5HD riflescope will be mounted on the MK22 Mod 0 rifle selected by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM or SOCOM). The MK22 Mod 0 is based on the Barrett MRAD (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) bolt-action multi-caliber rifle system chambered in 7.62×51 mm NATO, .300 Norma Magnum, and .338 Norma Magnum.

A Leupold riflescope on a Barrett MRAD bolt-action sniper rifle.
A Leupold riflescope on a Barrett MRAD bolt-action sniper rifle.

The U.S. Army Mark 5HD 5-25×56 will come in a proprietary flat dark earth coating and utilize the Army’s patented Mil-Grid Reticle.

“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 has been crafted to redefine accuracy, precision, and optical performance for long-range shooters. Three models – a 7-35×56, 5-25×56, and 3.6-18×44 – are available in both milliradian and MOA configurations.

The company claims the Mark 5HD to be up to 20 ounces lighter than other scopes in its class. With three revolutions of elevation adjustment, the Mark 5HD was made to max out the performance of the latest long-range rifles and ammunition.

The Mark 5HD is designed, machined, and assembled at their Beaverton, Ore. factory like all of Leupold’s riflescopes. Waterproof, fog proof, and guaranteed to perform for life, the Mark 5HD is backed by the company’s legendary Lifetime Guarantee.

Barrett MRAD bolt-action sniper rifle
Barrett MRAD bolt-action sniper rifle.

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