Elk NetworkRelentless Versatility: Leupold’s New VX-3i CDS-ZL Riflescope

General | February 13, 2020

Leupold’s award-winning VX-3i riflescope is designed to deliver unparalleled versatility – and now the company has taken things to the next level by adding a ZeroLock feature to the line. New for 2020 are four models that feature the company’s ZeroLock CDS dial for the first time.

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 popular 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.”

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 legendary Full Lifetime Guarantee.