Leupold 1MOA Headshots At 100 Yards With A Jackhammer

Sorry to get your hopes up… just a scope they put on a jackhammer for 30 minutes:

Operating in some pretty intense operations.  I’m taking a wild guess that they had to re-zero it before firing those shots… but who knows maybe they didn’t?  If they didn’t have to re-zero, it would have been helpful to show a quick disconnect mount re-attached with just a level pull.  Either way it’s impressive the internals weren’t rendered useless, turning that scope into a expensive grown-up rattle.

I wonder if Nightforce, Trijicon, and some of those other high end brands would pass this same test with flying colors?

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Why can’t companies ever bring humor to things?  This would have been a perfect opportunity to have a model seductively attach the scope, and then hand it all off to a fat construction worker type guy who would “let his stomach do the work”.

Thoughts?

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Sivl32 (elvis) January 16, 2013 at 01:55 am

poor guy had to jack hammer for 30 minutes.

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BBJones January 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Didn’t really show that the adjustments still worked or what the reticle looked like after the abuse. With more detail would have been more impressed.

I am sure most of the mid to high end quality scopes (NF, S&B, Vortex HD models, Premier, Hensoldt, etc.) would do the same. Leupold sat on its reputation for the last 10-15 years or so and in the mean time numerous competitors have caught up and passed them. Only recently did they come out with some scopes with some technology advancement that makes them relevant again. Still popular with FUDs and the hunting market though.

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hydepark January 16, 2013 at 05:23 pm

Someone who knows more than me about mechanical forces can confirm or refute this, but I believe the way it was mounted with just that one arm has a lot to do with this test’s success. If it had been mounted as it would normally be on a rifle (rigid) I doubt this would work. Not saying I’m not impressed, because I am, but that’s just how I think they got away with it.

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ENDO-Mike January 17, 2013 at 05:05 pm

That’s an interesting point… I pretty much forgot all the mechanical Engineering courses I took so I don’t know.

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Weer'd Beard January 16, 2013 at 07:02 pm

Well given that it was mounted on a new rail and new rifle, any scope needs to be zeroed with that.

Also +1 to what the lenses looked like, as there weren’t caps on them during the hammering.

Still from my personal experience, Leupold makes brick-shithouse solid scopes, so I don’t see any reason for them to do any trickery.

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retro_joe January 16, 2013 at 07:28 pm

Turning big rocks into MOA rocks.

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