Leica Amplus 6 Review
Even though Leica already presented 3 new products at Shot Show 2020, they didn't forget about IWA. The German fair, after all, takes place in their home country. Even though the fair was eventually postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we were informed of everything that is to know about their all-new products. The biggest surprise was, of course, the thermal clip-on scope Leica Calonox, Leica's ticket to the world of thermal optics. The second novelty was the Leica Amplus 6 series of rifle scopes which we are going to review here.
Until now, Leica had three series of riflescopes in their offer:
- The top-of-the-line Leica Magnus rifle scopes;
- Leica Fortis rifle scopes, introduced last year, and
- Leica Visus rifle scopes, their entry-level series of riflescopes.
Now, in 2020, Leica decided it was high time to refresh their offer of the latter. Even though Leica Visus rifle scopes remains in production, for now, Amplus 6 rifle scopes are, with their 6x zoom factor, much more modern.
Leica rifle scopes, especially the ones in the Magnus series, are known for their incredibly wide field of view, the widest in the category of hunting riflescopes. Leica Amplus 6 rifle scopes are not an exception to this rule.
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Amplus Scope Details
The high-quality, aircraft-grade aluminum body is highly resistant to shock, meaning that you won't have problems with mounting these riflescopes on hard-kicking rifles. The tube diameter on this Leica scope is 30mm, and no rail mounting option is available.
When it comes to Leica, aesthetics are not to be overlooked. Leica Amplus 6 series boasts an elegant chassis, and the conspicuous yet subtle Leica Logo on the objective bell adds to the exquisite appearance.
With a light transmission rate above 90 %, images seen through these Leica scopes are bright – this is especially noticeable when using the twilight specialist Amplus 6 2.5–15x56i. The images are high in contrast and rich in colors.
The lenses are coated in Leica's best coatings. Even the famous AquaDura® lens coating is applied to the external optical parts, preventing dew and dust accumulation and slightly protecting against abrasion.
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Leica Amplus 6 Turrets
Leica riflescopes are equipped with capped, 0.1 MRAD turrets by default, except for the Leica - Amplus 6 3–18x44i model which features an open elevation turret with ¼ MOA clicks. The Leica - Amplus 6 1–6x24i is the only model that lacks the adjustable parallax setting.
Illumination on Leica Optics Amplus
All the Leica - Amplus 6 models come with a fine illuminated central dot that provides a minimum coverage of the target and makes quick target acquisition possible in all lighting conditions. The illumination compartment is located opposite the windage turret, featuring an off-switch between each illumination level (there are 10 levels altogether). The illumination is powered by a CR2032 battery.
Leica came up with 4 models in Amplus 6 series to cover the most common types of hunting, all with a reticle in the second focal plane:
- Leica - Amplus 6 1–6x24i, scope model designed for drive hunting
- Leica - Amplus 6 3–18x44i, a perfect scope choice for stalking & mountain hunting
- Leica - Amplus 6 2.5–15x50i, an all-rounder scope
- Leica - Amplus 6 2.5–15x56i scope, a twilight specialist, great for raised hide hunting
Amplus Optics Warranty
The buyer gets a 10-year warranty guarantee when purchasing Leica - Amplus 6 rifle scope.
Finally, a modern and reliable entry-level Leica rifle scope series with a 6x zoom factor. The premium features of these Leica riflescopes, such as wide-angle of view, crystal clear images, and robust body, are sure to convince many. The expected retail prices are 1300€–1600€.