Leupold® VX®-Freedom® 3-9x40mm Rimfire MOA Reticle Riflescope 1″ Maintube


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Shooting rimfire is arguably the most fun you’ll have with a gun in your hand. So it makes sense to use a dedicated scope to get the most out of the experience. The Leupold® VX®-Freedom® 3-9x40mm rimfire scope features a 60-yard focus setting, an extremely popular 3-9 magnification range, and our unique Rimfire MOA reticle that’s guaranteed to take your plinking to the next level.

Built around Leupold’s Advanced Optical System, the VX-Freedom delivers tried and true light transmission, best in class glare reduction in harsh light, and the resolution and clarity that recreational sportsmen and sportswomen demand.

The VX-Freedom is 100% waterproof and fogproof, and guaranteed to get the job done every time. And like all Leupold riflescopes, it’s designed, machined, and assembled in the USA and guaranteed for life.


  • 3:1 Zoom Ratio
    • A 3:1 zoom ratio is very common in many scope models. It gives you 3 times more magnification at high power than at low power (model magnification ranges are available in powers of 3x: 1.5-5, 2.5-8, 3-9, 3.5-10, etc.), so you can dial your power down for close encounters or all of the way up for long-range shots.
  • Advanced Optical System
    • Leupold’s Advanced Optical System offers tried and true light transmission for extended glassing sessions, best in class glare reduction in harsh light, and the resolution and clarity that recreational sportsmen and sportswomen demand.
  • Second Focal Plane
    • In Second Focal Plane (rear focal plane) scopes, the reticle stays the same size while the target grows and shrinks when you adjust the magnification. These reticles are ideal for lowlight hunting situations and in scopes that don’t utilize hash marks for range estimation.
  • Scratch Resistant Lenses
    • Hardened surface coatings are added to meet extreme military standards in scratch resistance and added lens protection.
  • Waterproof, Fogproof, & Shockproof
    • Leupold pioneered modern waterproof and fogproof technology using advanced internal gasses and sealing methods that withstand extreme temperatures, elevation changes, and shocks, so the internals of the optics stay moisture free and crystal clear for life.
  • RimfireMOA Reticle:
    • Proprietary Leupold Design
    • Based of the T-MOA reticle
    • Provided hash-marks in 1 MOA increments
    • Features 25 MOA of measurement
    • 5 MOA hash is wider for quick reference
    • Thinner hash-marks for rimfire specific targets
    • Non-caliber specific
    • Rear (second) focal plane


Image Clarity:

Reticle Type Second Focal Plane Reticle Rimfire MOA
Illuminated No Illumination Settings N/A
Light Management System Advanced Optical System Glass Type Standard
Lens Coating Standard Eye Relief Low Mag (in) 4.2
Eye Relief High Mag (in) 3.7 Twilight Factor Low Mag ~11
Twilight Factor High Mag ~19 Diopter Type Adjustable Eyepiece w/ Lock Ring
Parallax Adjustment No Parallax Free Distance (yd) 60

Image Adjustment:

Min Magnification 3x Max Magnification 9x
Objective Lens Diameter (mm) 40 Low Mag Field of View (ft @ 100 yds; Degrees) 33.1; 6.3
High Mag Field of View (ft @ 100 yds; Degrees) 13.6; 2.6 Elevation Turret Style Capped
Elevation Adjustment Range (MOA; MIL; cm @ 100 yds) 60; 17; 175 Elevation Dial Travel Limit Total Scope Travel
Elevation Adjustment Value per Click (MOA) 1/4 Elevation Clicks per Rotation 60
Windage Turret Style Capped Windage Adjustment Range (MOA; MIL; cm @ 100 yds) 60; 17; 175
Windage Adjustment Value per Click (MOA) 1/4 Windage Clicks per Rotation 60


Locking Dial No Zero Stop No
Indexable Turret Yes Indexing Type Resettable Index Ring
External Rotation Indicator No Illumination Control N/A
Locking Illumination N/A Auto-Shutoff (hrs) N/A
Throw Lever No Nightvision Compatible Illumination N/A
Motion Sensor Capabilities N/A Electronic Reticle Leveler N/A
Sunshade/Killflash Compatible Yes (Sold Seperately)

Physical (Refer to Image):

Form Factor Riflescope Attachment Interface (2) 1 Inch Rings (Sold Seperately)
Mount Height N/A Finish Matte Black
Water Resistance Yes Fogproof Yes
Shockproof Yes Battery Type N/A
Battery Life (hrs) N/A Weight (oz) 12.2
Overall Length – A (in) 12.49 Front Mounting Length – C (in) 2.32
Rear Mounting Length – D (in) 1.85 Total Mount Length – B (in) 5.39
Objective Housing Length – F (in) 3.6 Objective Housing Width – G (in) 1.83
Objective Housing Height – G (in) 1.83 Eyepiece Housing Length – E (in) 3.5
Eyepiece Housing Width – H (in) 1.56 Eyepiece Housing Height – H (in) 1.56
Magnification Ring Outside Diameter (in; cm) ~1.4; 3.3 Turret Saddle Depth (in; cm) ~0.2; 0.4

Additional Information:

The Leupold® VX®-Freedom® riflescope delivers reliable, accurate, and extremely clear performance in a package that outperforms its price season after season. Decades of American manufacturing combined with our unbeatable optical engineering are rolled into a riflescope that is guaranteed to get the job done every time.

Lifetime Guarantee

  • Anyone can offer you a lifetime warranty, but guaranteeing performance takes serious dedication and craftsmanship. From our Beaverton Oregon factory to the wilderness, the battlefield, and everywhere in between, we won’t let you down.

1/4 MOA Finger Click Adjustment

  • 1/4 MOA Finger Click windage and elevation dials are designed to give you easy grip at the range or in the field. The standard 1/4 MOA of adjustment per click will make you feel right at home when sighting in.

6061-T6 Aluminum

  • High-quality, domestic, aerospace-grade aluminum is used to provide maximum strength and durability without adding unnecessary weight.
Part Number 174181
Distributor Item Number 100-174181


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