First Look: Leupold Mk5 HD 2-10x30mm Rifle Scope

A compact and lightweight optic with a first-focal-plane reticle.

posted on January 18, 2023
Leupold 2-10x30mm scope

Oregon based Leupold And Stevens, Inc., one of the oldest and most established names in American shooting optics, is unveiling the newest member of its Mk5 riflescope product line: the Mk5 HD 2-10x30 mm riflescope. This new scope is available in one of three separate models (both in MOA and MRAD), and all will be built with First Focal Plane (FFP) based reticles. FFP reticles are not only a feature associated with premium optics, but practically an FFP reticle will grow and shrink in proportion to the scope’s zoom level. This also means that all subtensions and hold points remain accurate regardless of the magnification setting.

Because this new riflescope runs towards the more compact and lightweight side, it is ideal for mounting on lightweight and handy rifles of intermediate calibers such as hunting rifles with light-contour barrels, designated marksmen semi-automatic carbines, etc. 

“The 2-10x30 is still the same game-changing scope that shooters across the country have adopted,” said John Snodgrass, Tactical Product Line Manager for Leupold. “It has the unparalleled optical performance, it has the Three-Turn ZeroLock adjustments, and rare for a 2-10X, it has side focus. It’s got it all. We’re excited to announce that, going forward, the Mark 5HD’s industry-leading feature set will be compatible with even more rifle builds and platforms.”

2-10x30 Mk5 HD Specifications:

  • Magnification Range: 2 to 10X
  • Objective Lens: 30mm
  • Visual Plane: Front Focal Plane with 3 reticles to choose from
  • Weight: 24 ounces
  • Length: 11 inches
  • Tube Diameter: 35mm
  • Eye Relief: 3.6 to 3.7 inches
  • MOA and MRAD models available 

Retail pricing for this new Leupold Mk5 HD riflescope starts at $1900 and they will begin shipping later this spring and early summer 2023. For more information, please visit


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