Leupold Mark4 QC/T Scope

Leupold Mark4 QC/T Scope

CQT File Pic

After hunting with numerous rifle scopes I finally settled on the Leupold Mark4. Hunting deer in Central Wisconsin is normally in wooded areas during the dawn and dusk. A standard 3X scope in a heavily wooded area simply took too much time to lock in.


The Mark 4 1-3x14mm CQ/T combines the strengths of a red dot sight and the flexibility of a low power riflescope. I prefer this sight over Red Dot Sights as the reticle is always visible, with or without batteries. In the unlikely but possible event the EPA will ban batteries or some rouge nation detonates an upper atmosphere nuclear weapon causing a massive EMP, you will still have a functioning optic.

I mounted the CQ/T on a custom MA10 w 18″ medium contour barrel. Accuracy at 100yards was excellent the center dot covered appx 3-4″ and every bullet was inside 2″. Not bad for a 3X scope. Its not a target scope but the size and clarity of the center dot is perfect for hunting and tactical applications.

CQC Range 1

CQC Indoor 1

This is an illuminated optic but in bright sunlight the illumination was not noticed. Indoors and in densely wooded the illuminated dot was very welcome and allowed for instant target acquisition. I used it last year deer hunting with my 458 Socom and to put it bluntly harvesting a moving deer 50 yards out in medium woods was rather easy. I have a 30/30 with a Standard Leupold 1.5 x  4x and would of passed on the shot under the same conditions. Needless to say the terminal ballistics of the 458 Socom on the deer was horrific and its now relegated to Burglar Repellent and Feral Hogs.  I now prefer the 308 or 300AAC with a Barns Bullet for deer hunting as depending on the shot less meat is damaged and a humane harvest is still maintained.

As a primary hunting rifle I did like the ability to easily mount a flashlight. After the hunt this unloaded rifle makes the trail easily navigable at night without having to carry or wear a flashlight. For home defense this optic mounted on my 458 Socom with the light is very user friendly. Late at night with a drug crazed intruder I trust this is the best option for deterrence and protection.  Not to mention its Night Vision Friendly

QCQ Range 2

Overall I highly recommend this optic. With a MSRP of $1374 I find it a bit pricey but well worth it. An Eotech 552 with quality magnifier is not far behind and with optics you more often than not get what you pay for and with Leupold this is surely the case.



Generous Eyebox

Twin Bias Spring Erector System

Lockable Fast-Focus Eyepiece

3:1 Zoom Ratio

1/2 MOA Field Click

Tactile Power Selector

Proprietary Nitrogen Fill Process

6061-T6 Aircraft Quality Aluminum

CQ/T Illumination

CQ/T State License Warning

Flip Back Lens Covers (Mark 4)



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