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Any Mission, Any Time

Leupold's Mark 8 CQBSS
Leupold's Mark 8 1.1-8X 24 mm CQBSS is a rugged tool built
for every job on the modern battlefield. Made for fast and
accurate shooting at both long and short ranges, it is a
revolutionary optic with civilian applications as well.
BY GLENN M. GILBERT, Shooting Editor

A

group of U.S. military operators recently asked Leupold to develop
a specialized scope to aid them in their responsibility of providing
overwatch support as snipers. Snipers often have to take the high
ground, which frequently requires them to kick in the door of a
building and clear it room-to-room, so they can set up on the roof.
In short, if they are going to perform their long-range mission, they must
first complete a close-quarters mission. Naturally, their arms and equipment have to be suitable for both situations. Mounting a red-dot scope
and a sniper scope on their rifles was a stop-gap solution. Small reddot scopes or holo sights were prone to breakage; larger, more robust
red-dot sights proved to be cumbersome. These operators approached
Leupold and asked it to develop a scope that could perform both the
CQB (Close Quarters Battle) and SS (Scout-Sniper) mission. In response
to this request, Leupold's Tactical Optics Division has introduced the first
optic in its new line of Mark 8 riflescopes, the 1.1-8X 24 mm CQBSS.
The new CQBSS (Close Quarters Battle Scout Sniper) is a front-focal
plane 1.1-8X power optic built on a 34 mm main tube utilizing a Horus
27 illuminated dot reticle or a Leupold M-TMR (Marine Tactical Milling
Reticle). The rugged CQBSS has a number of well-thought-out ergonomic
features. The windage and elevation adjustment dials are about 1¼" in
diameter, but they are not protected with any type of removable cap.
Instead, they use an auto-locking "Pinch-and-Turn" adjustment system.
The top halves of the windage and elevation turrets have two knurled,
semi-circular squeeze pads with a central, V-shaped groove. Squeezing the two rings together between the thumb and forefinger releases
The scope's auto-locking "Pinchand-Turn" windage and elevation
turrets are built for speed and precision. They are simple to use and
make for quick adjustments. When
the user's grip is released, the turrets automatically lock in position.

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