Leupold optics are built for performance at the highest level. The company offers a lifetime warranty on its scopes and tests them for the most ruthless conditions, but what exactly can a Leupold scope stand up to? These four examples prove just how unlikely it is for a Leupold to fail—under any conditions.

2+ Years in a Georgia Ground Blind

This Ruger 77 was found in a southern Georgia ground blind by a hunter who had last stepped foot in it two years earlier. The original gun owner is still unknown. What is known, however, is that the Leupold on top still works flawlessly.

 

 

A 3½-Year Endurance Test in Alaska

A moose hunter lost this rifle after falling into a stream in Alaska’s Copper River Delta. It was found in a beaver dam 3½ years later by a friend hunting the same unit. As it turns out, the Gold Ring scope is still clear, waterproof, and fog-free.

 

 

11 Years the Idaho Wilderness

This Weatherby Mark V was found in Idaho at 4,000 feet of elevation. It was brought into a sporting goods store where it was later identified by the owner as the rifle he’d lost on a hunting trip 11 years earlier. The Leupold 2-7 scope is still fully functional.

 

 

Eight Months in the Toughest Whitewater the Northwest Can Dish Out

A rafting accident claimed this rifle in Oregon’s Grande Ronde River. It was found eight months later four and a half miles downstream. The Vari-X II scope is as functional as the day it left the factory.

 

To read more Leupold stories and view their selection of scope models, etc., visit leupold.com.

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