Review Leupold FX-II 2.5x20mm Rimfire/Ultralight Rifle Scope Best Rating

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The Leupold FX-II 2.5x20mm Ultralight Rifle Scope will be appreciated by a variety of shooters. The Leupold 2.5x Ultralight Scope is appropriate on everything from large caliber rifles to shotguns and muzzleloaders. Crossbow archers will also find the FX-II 2.5 x 20mm Ultralight Rifle-Scope from Leupold well suited to their needs. The wide field of view and the generous eye relief allow for quick target acquisition. The 2.5x magnification makes Leupold Riflescope ideal for hunting in dense timber or brush.


Available models:

  • Leupold 58460 - Matte Black Finish, Heavy Duplex Reticle
  • Leupold 58450 - Matte Black Finish, Wide Duplex Reticle

90 /100
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Specifications for Leupold FX-II 2.5x20mm Rimfire/Ultralight Rifle Scope:

Objective Lens Diameter: 20 mm
Magnification: 2.5 x
Reticle: Wide Duplex
Tube Diameter: 1 in
Reticle Focal Plane: Second Focal Plane (SFP)
Exit Pupil: 8 mm
Field of View, Linear: 39.5 ft at 100 yds
Eye Relief: 4.9 in
Color: Black
Weight: 6.5 oz
Fabric/Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
Length: 8 in
Width: 1 in
Height: 1 in
Illumination Type: Non-Illuminated
Illumination Color: None
Adjustment Type: MOA
Adjustment Click Value: 1/4 MOA
Adjustment Range: 110 MOA
Optical Coating: Diamond Coat
Weather Resistance: Yes
Water Resistance Level: Waterproof
Shockproof: Yes
Fogproof: Yes
Finish: Matte
Package Type: Box
Magnification Type: Fixed
W/E Travel at 100 Yds: 147 MOA

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  • PROS
  • Compact & light
  • Wide angle veiw
  • Close to medium distance accuracy
  • light weight
  • American made
  • Excellent eye relief
  • quality, warranty
  • eye relief
  • Water and fog proof
  • CONS
  • limited reticles

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Cooper - Add Reply

This is a kind of scope that I feel deserves much more attention than it is given. Why? Because it is extremely compact, rugged, and useful while still being affordable. It also has unique applications where it is well suited. I have this scope mounted on a Mossberg 464 (30-30 WCF) using Weaver Grand Slam medium steel rings and Warne two-piece Weaver-style bases. A very solid all steel system. This type of lever action rifle poses a few challenges to mounting scopes. One is that it is hard to mount a scope low enough to get a good cheek weld and not interfere with the rear sight, the hammer, or ejecting brass. Scopes with large optical lenses will interfere with the rear sight, and scopes with large ocular lenses (many variable power or high-magnification scopes) will interfere with the hammer. This FX-II Ultralight, however, fits this rifle perfectly. I use this rifle for deer hunting in Southern Indiana. Forests here tend to be dense, and while the hunter can sometimes take long shots (out to 200 yards or so), more often than not deer will be encountered at very short ranges under 50 feet. With any magnification much beyond 4x, at these ranges, the field of view will be so narrow that it can be disorienting. These encounters can be so sudden that there is hardly time to make a good shot let alone mess around trying to adjust scope magnification. I have a 1-4x Leopold VX-I which is shaped similarly, and I leave it on 3x for this reason. 2.5x, surprisingly, offers careful o... Read More...

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Franco - Add Reply

VERY good little scope. Light weight and fast to use. Perfect for woods rifle, muzzle loader, slug gun, and here's a secret, great scope for a cross bow! Pros: good resolution Cons: limited applications

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Stanford - Add Reply

On my Marlin 336 rifle this scope is perfect for close to medium distance and brush hunting. I mounted the scope with a DNZ Rifle Scope Mount For Marlin 1894, 1895 & 336 Rifle. The combination provides 1 MOA accuracy at 100 yards...much superior to what can be obtained with the stock iron sights. Additionally, the 2.5 power provides a wide field of view to quickly pickup a moving target. The scope also provides additional eye to scope clearance...greatly appreciated with the recoil from the .444 265 grain flat tips.

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Shane - Add Reply

This is a great scope for carbine shooting within 15-200 yards. The wonderful attribute is the long non-critical eye relief. This allows the shooter to quickly shoulder and have a full reticle without readjustment or scooting up and down the stock. It allows a comfortable head up position, and a good peripheral vision around the scope. 6.5 oz. A good field scope. I wish the German reticles were more available.

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Koby - Add Reply

Great compact scope. Smaller than I thought. Nice eye relief and optical quality. Due to its low Magnification I can use it with both eyes open. This gives me greater FOV and the ability to shot faster. Next one is going on my Colt M4. It's compact, fast and being fixed power extremely strong. Also not dependent on batteries.

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Nels - Add Reply

This scope is tiny which makes it look appropriate on an old Mauser. The eye relief is very long which is good for hard recoiling rifles. The only downside I've found is that the small size can be a problem for mounting if the distance between your front and rear mount is too long. I've got it on an M96 Mauser receiver and the rings are up against the gold ring in the front and back against the eyepiece threads in the rear.

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Nicolas - Add Reply

I have to start off by saying I have some disappointment that the optical quality is not up to the standard I expected from the Leupold name. There is a slight "fuzziness" at the edges of the field of view instead of the crispness that I was hoping for. I had read this same comment from another reviewer of this model and was hoping the problem was just an inferior lens in that one scope,......but...... It is not bad enough of an issue for replacement, however, it does exist. The scope is mounted on a CZ527 in 7.62X39 and being the very lightweight model it is perfect for this carbine. I have yet to sight in, and just hope that it holds zero without issue. Even though at the bottom rung of the Leupold price ladder, I was expecting closer to perfection in the optical quality of the product, having crisper images in lower priced Burris and Nikon "zoom" scopes.

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Mason - Add Reply

This is exactly what I needed for my Marlin 1894 357, can't wait to spend some time in the woods with this setup. The eye relief is excellent and the optics very clear, I like the heavy duplex reticle for this type of application.

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Vidal - Add Reply

I bought this to put on a browning buckmark, don't have the rifle yet but the scope appears to be good quality like I have come to expect from leupold. I didn't want to put a big heavy scope on a small carbine so I chose this one for compactness and lightweight and fits my needs. Overall great scope.

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Terrell - Add Reply

Great scope, very clear glass, short OL. Pros: Eye relief, small size Cons: Not illuminated

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Newton - Add Reply

This is a great little low power scope. Great eye relief. Smaller than most 1.5-4x20mm scopes. 2.5x is enough magnification to make out small targets at 100yd. Good field of view too. They are pricey, but work for my older eyes in lieu of a red dot.

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Stephan - Add Reply

Best scope on the market. When asked why I pay so much for these scopes I always say, "because that is all they wanted". I have over 50 years experience with Leupold and have never had a problem. It is true of course, as a product improvement specialist, I could improve some of their product line but then again, they are doing okay.

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Ronaldo - Add Reply

Reasonable cost for good quality. I am glad Leupold still makes them. From plains game in Africa to whitetails and wild hogs in America, 4x or 6x has worked. 2.5x, 4x or 6x fixed scopes are hard to find and underrated.

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Robert - Add Reply

Ultralight scope that is capable of being customized by leupold. Pros: Lightweight, waterproof, shockproof Cons: None

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Marcel - Add Reply

I put this scope on a Ruger American Predator 308 with an 18” barrel. This rifle is used to hunt deer and pigs from a blind where shots are typically inside 75 yards. This scope is perfect for my application. It is light weight, compact, and clear with plenty of magnification for my needs. It looks “right” on this little rifle.

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Janick - Add Reply

got this scope for light weight, low profile, crisp image, ease of use and reliability, satisfies all of those but at a price Pros: compact lightweight crisp image Cons: cost

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Leif - Add Reply

Excellent little scope! As short and light as you can get. I feel this is a perfect match for lever guns. Set as low as I can go on my 1894 45 Colt, excellent for deer and hog 100yd and less bush gun.

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Jordon - Add Reply

Purchased the scope to pair up with a lever action in a pistol caliber. Wanted something small and light with clear optics. The size for the intended use is perfect. Light weight and sighting in was what you expect. Responds to click adjustment positively and was punching center in 6 rounds. Took a white tail at 127 yards the next weekend. Shot was on point of aim. Cant speak to longevity yet but so far so good.

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Rollin - Add Reply

great scope for AK's. just finished my MOLOT FM-11, Harris bipod, custom H.G's, stock, MI scope mount and Leupold FX-ll. fixed scopes are so underrated, if you're not sure about this scope just keep reading the reviews. as far as Leupold goes, the names says it ALL!

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