Providing a more tactical look and feel, but with MOA or BDC options available, the blacked-out Leupold RDS brings versatility for duty or sport.

Leupold just announced an updated version of the award-winning Freedom RDS (Red Dot Sight). The new optic comes completely blacked out, similar to the Mark 5HD, Mark 6 and Mark 8 riflescopes.

Leupold Freedom RDS

The tubular red dot sight comes in two models. One features capped precision 1/4-MOA click adjustments. The other model utilizes a precision exposed BDC elevation turret. It comes with measurements out to 500 yards for standard 55-grain .223 Remington ammo.

The RDS installs easily with an included mount set to optimal hight use on AR-style rifles. A third version, featuring the capped precision 1/4-Moa click adjustments, will be available with the included mount. A 34mm maintube allows mounting the RDS with any approximate-sized rings.

“The RDS is a premium red dot and is perfect for anyone who values performance.” said Tim Lesser, Vice President of Product Development at Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “It is designed, machined, and assembled in our factory in Beaverton, Oregon. So, when our core consumers asked for a ‘Black Ring’ version, we responded quickly, and in a way that only a true American manufacturer can.”

The Freedom RDS features a 1-MOA dot reticle, powered by a battery-saving Motion Sensor Technology (MST). The MST puts the sight into battery standby after five minutes of inactivity. When the system detects motion, it instantly activates. Additionally, a manual mode allows complete shut off when not in use. The optic features eight illumination settings, for any light condition. On medium setting, the RDS provides up to 1,000 hours of battery life.

“The RDS features lightweight construction that disperses recoil energy and creates unrivaled durability,” said Tom Moyle, Product Line Manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “It’s been tested and verified on our Punisher, and it lives up to Leupold’s legendary standards for ruggedness. Whether you’re at the range or in the field, it will deliver steadfast performance.”

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