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Leupold VX-3i CDS-ZL Riflescope – First Look

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., announced the launch of four new models in its VX-3i riflescope line, all of which feature the company's ZeroLock CDS dial for the first time.

Leupold VX-3i CDS-ZL Riflescope – First Look

Built to deliver relentless versatility, the award-winning VX-3i line appeals to hunters and shooters alike. Now it will be available featuring one of Leupold’s most popular attributes, the ZeroLock dial. Four VX-3i CDS-ZL models are shipping now. Two will feature a 30mm maintube and a side focus feature, while two others have a 1-inch maintube and no side focus. Magnification ranges from 3.5-10x to 4.5-14x, and Duplex and Wind-Plex reticles are available.

The ZeroLock feature prevents unintended adjustments and ensures an accurate return to zero. Fast and easy to use, it’s a low-profile, one revolution, and CDS-ready dial. It marks the first time that Leupold has made ZeroLock technology available at a price point below that of the VX-5HD.

“The VX-3i is already one of the most versatile and successful Gold Ring riflescopes we’ve ever built,” said Vici Peters, Product Line Manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “But we wanted to give our consumers more value. The ZeroLock dial is a premium feature that we’re excited to make available on a line that’s accessible to hunters and shooters across the entire industry.”

Leupold VX-3i CDS-ZL

Also included is Leupold’s proprietary CDS (Custom Dial System) feature. One free dial is included with the purchase of each CDS-compatible scope. Leupold will customize an elevation dial to match an exact load, velocity, and average atmospheric conditions. The resulting dial allows end-users to easily compensate for bullet drop and make ultra-quick adjustments on the fly.


Like all of the company’s riflescopes, the VX-3i is designed, machined, and assembled in Beaverton, Ore. It is backed by Leupold’s Full Lifetime Guarantee.


For more information, please visit Leupold.com.

Leupold VX-3i CDS-ZL Riflescope Features:

  • Twilight Max Light Management System
  • 3:1 zoom ratio
  • 1-inch and 30mm maintubes
  • Locking eyepiece
  • Scratch-resistant lenses
  • Available CDS dial
  • Ultra-lightweight design
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof
  • Guaranteed for life
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