Leupold HAMR Riflescope

Lightweight next-gen close-and mid-range optic!

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Despite weighing in at just 13.1 ounces and measuring only 5.5 inches long, the HAMR Riflescope contains all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a Leupold optic. The author found the HAMR to be combat-ready and extremely scratch-resistant.

Despite being the largest manufacturer of riflescopes in the United States, there was something missing from the Leupold catalog. They had long-range optics capable of 1,000-plus-yard accuracy and mini red-dot sights for up-close-and-personal shooting. However, what they did not have was a lot of mid-range battle rifle optics. Of course, this is now a thing of the past.

I had my first experience with the High-Accuracy, Multi-Range Riflescope (HAMR) recently out in Oregon when Leupold hosted an event for industry writers. We ran rifles equipped with HAMR optics at medium and close ranges.

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Leupold has an optional DeltaPoint red dot sight, available in 3.5 MOA or 7.5 MOA, that is mountable on top of the HAMR and increases mid-range instant target acquisition. Photo courtesy Leupold

The concept behind the HAMR is simple and accepted. You take a fixed 4X optic with a bullet-drop compensator (BDC) reticle. Leupold did that with its new CM-R2 reticle. This BDC reticle is designed to mate with the U.S. Army’s M855 5.56x45mm ammunition. You must also mount the glass in a battle-tough housing. They did that as well.