Leupold Announces Five New VX Freedom AR Rifle Scopes

Leupold 1.5-4x20 AR scope

Leupold VX-Freedom 1.5-4×20 AR rifle scope (courtesy Leupold)

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has announced the addition of five new ‘AR’ riflescopes to its award winning VX-Freedom line. Featuring milliradian adjustments and reticles, the new offerings are all pre-calibrated for the incredibly popular .223 cartridge.

Leupold VX-Freedom AR scope

Courtesy Leupold

Five new AR scopes are joining the VX-Freedom family in 2020. They include a 1.5-4×20 (30mm) with 223 Mil Illuminated FireDot MIL-Ring reticle, a 3-9×40 (1 inch) with 223 Mil TMR, a 4-12×40 (1 inch) with 223 Mil TMR, a 4-12×40 (30mm) 223 Mil Side Focus TMR, and a 6-18×40 (30mm) with 223 Mil Side Focus TMR.

“The VX-Freedom line is designed to deliver a scope for every possible use case or scenario,” said Vici Peters, Product Line Manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “If you’re setting up your AR-style rifle, you’re probably shooting .223 and looking for a Mil-based solution. The new VX-Freedom AR scopes deliver a pre-calibrated setup and adjustments you’re going to want, all in an affordable package that’s been designed, machined, and assembled in the very same building as the well-known Mark 5HD and Mark 8.”

VX-Freedom 4-12x40

VX-Freedom 4-12×40 (Courtesy Leupold)

All five models feature either a .223 ballistic dial or a .223 ballistic reticle, exposed 0.1-Mil adjustments, and Mil-based reticles.

The VX-Freedom line is built to deliver relentless reliability and versatility – military-spec lens coatings provide abrasion resistance, protecting the riflescope in the most challenging terrain. An ergonomically advanced power selector ring is low-profile, but provides exceptional grip and ease of use, even in the cold, wet, or when wearing gloves.

Leupold VX-Freedom AR scope

Courtesy Leupold

VX-Freedom riflescopes also deliver excellent performance in low-light situations and are exceptional at glare management, thanks to the proprietary Leupold Twilight Light Management System. A combination of lens coatings and physical design elements in the riflescope itself, the Twilight Light Management System helps hunters make the most of low-light conditions found at dawn and dusk.

Like all of Leupold’s riflescopes, the VX-Freedom is designed, machined, and assembled in the United States and backed by Leupold’s legendary Lifetime Guarantee.

For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at Leupold.com.


  1. avatar Rad Man says:

    Who needs a 4-12x for a 300 yard round?

    1. avatar rosignol says:

      Age takes a toll on the eyes, and some of ours weren’t that great to begin with.

      Enjoy yours while you can.

      1. avatar Rad Man says:

        Good point, I’m rather elderly myself.

    2. avatar TommyJay says:

      A 300 yd. round? The are a few .22LR rifle competitions out there that require a 300 yd. stage. .223 Rem goes a bit farther.

      1. avatar Rad Man says:

        No guff, I guess I just mean KE rather than paper punching.

  2. avatar Heywood says:

    Freedmom AR Rifle Scopes ??

    1. avatar rosignol says:

      Looks like someone had a Freudian slip after spending too much time on one of those other ‘special-interest’ websites.

    2. avatar Kahlil says:

      Freedmom scopes are the ones that female parents demand when the action is necessary. Manufactured by Mrs Canon Whats.

  3. avatar TommyJay says:

    The 4-12×40 has no parallax adjust? I’ve wondered just how expendable that feature is.

  4. avatar DrewR55 says:

    The VX-Freedom is meant to be their budget line and the 1.5-4×20 is nowhere near on par with even their 1.25-4×20 VX-R Patrol scope in quality. Because it is their budget line I say the PA 1-6 or new 1-8 Raptor scopes smoke them.

  5. avatar ChoseDeath says:

    Long live the Gold Rings baby! Love me some Leupold.

  6. avatar neiowa says:

    What $?

    A pretty good AR is under a grand, very nice under $1500. Good scopes are just out of line in price to my observation. Both precision machined tools.

  7. avatar M10 says:

    Errors in body copy were bad enough, but now it’s in a freaking headline?? Come on guys…

  8. avatar No one of consequence says:

    The 1.5-4 seems like a decent lightweight scope. I just wish they had made it a true 1x at the low end.

  9. avatar Gimme1X says:

    Leopold needs a good True 1-8 x 28 minimum – around $500.
    1.5 and 1.25 isn’t cutting it anymore.

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