At SHOT Show I was given a sneak peek at Leupold’s newly redesigned BX4 Pro HD Gen2. The BX4 line is Leupold’s most popular line of binoculars offering world class optical performance. The Gen 2 model features a split bridge design which allows the user to completely wrap your hand around the tube for a firmer, natural hold.

In testing, the optic lived up to its reputation for clarity, color rendition, and brightness. In bright morning light, the image through the scope was almost too bright, blowing out some details in my camera. In dusk or low light this optic should prove to be a strong performer.

If it’s optical performance weren’t enough reason to be satisfied with these binoculars, Leupold didn’t skimp on the accessories. They include two additional rubber eyecups, including a spare set of rear lens covers designed to fit the larger wrap-round eyecups. In addition, the padded case is stylish and well designed.




12x @100yrds: Element 6 / Group -2


Length: 6.6″

Weight: 28.5 oz.

Magnification: 12

Objective Lens: 50mm

FOV (ft@1000): 251 yrds

FOV: 4.8º

Eye Relief: 16mm

Exit Pupil: 3.9mm

Min Focus: 10 ft.

Interpupillary Distance Max: 74mm

Interpupillary Distance Min: 58mm