Leupold Crossbones 2-7x33mm Crossbow Scope Review

Leupold Crossbones 2-7x33mm Crossbow Scope Review
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- Built to last
- Almost perfect optics
- Ballistically matched to your crossbow
- Terrific light transmission

- Expensive option

Welcome to our review of the Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm Crossbow Scope. Leupold makes some of the finest rifle scopes in the industry, and their crossbow scopes tend to be just as good. I was quite excited to get my hands on the Crossbones for testing purposes, and really put the scope through its paces. Does it stack up to Leupold’s reputation? Read on to find out.

What Are the Dimensions of the Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm Crossbow Scope?

The Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm weighs in at 9.9 ounces, and features a 33mm objective lens. The overall length of the scope is 11.3 inches, with a 5.2 inch tube length. The tube diameter is the standard 1 inch, so you’ll need standard rings to mount the scope.

Eye relief on the Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm is a comfortable 4.2 inches, and the scope provides a very generous 44.6 foot field of view at 100 yards with minimum magnification.

How Much Power Can I Expect From the Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm?

The Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm provides magnification from 2.7X to 6.7X, and offers a crisp, clear view with plenty of resolution across all magnification powers. At maximum magnification, you can easily see 17.8 feet of terrain at 100 yards, which is plenty for zooming in on your target before you take your shot.

How Good are the Optics on this Crossbow Scope?

The Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm is manufactured with Leupold’s Quantum Optical System, which provides lead-free glass compositions and precise maximization of each lens’s geometry throughout the entire optical system. The scope is fully multi-coated using Leupold’s proprietary Multicoat 4 lens coatings, providing excellent light transmission, terrific resolution, and accurate color fidelity.

The reticle is a unique Crossbones Ballistic Reticle, which matches your crossbow’s scope with the power selector to provide excellent accuracy and sighting options, better than any other scope on the market. When you’re done setting up the scope, it is ballistically matched to your crossbow, providing you with unparalleled accuracy and ease of use.

How Well Does the Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm Gather Light?

This scope gathers light like nobody’s business. It’s advertised as being up to 92%, but I would call it more on the good side of 95%. I’ve spotted deer and elk through this scope in the early morning hours that my hunting buddy couldn’t even make out a silhouette of, and the scope helped me fill my elk tag with one shot on opening day last season. I normally wince at using non-illuminated scopes in early morning or late evening hours, but the light transmission and reticle design of this scope is so good it doesn’t need illumination unless it’s completely dark out.

How Wide is the Field of View?

At the lowest magnification setting, the Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm provides a field of view 44.6 feet wide at 100 yards, and you can see 17.8 feet of territory at maximum magnification. This scope offers one of the most generous fields of view I’ve seen on a crossbow scope, making it a simple thing to acquire your target and then zoom in. The tactile power setting is also nice, since you can feel when you cross each magnification threshold.

How Easy is the Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm Scope to Mount?

You don’t get rings with the Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm, so you will need to purchase a pair of one-inch rings if you don’t already have some. The scope does not require high-profile rings, so standard ones will work just fine. Once you have the rings, the scope mounts in seconds and is quickly ready to sight in.

How Easy is the Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm to Sight In?

Sighting in this scope requires knowing the velocity of your crossbow, so I recommend having it set up by your bow technician if you don’t have a chronograph. Once it’s sighted in, though, the scope is perfectly matched to the ballistics of your crossbow, and you can rest assured that whatever range you shoot at, your arrow will fly straight to the point of the range compensating reticle dot you aim at. After getting my scope sighted in, it remained perfectly zeroed through two whole seasons, and that included a plane trip out west.

How Durable is the Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm Scope?

This particular scope is crafted from 6061-T6 aircraft quality aluminum, and it’s built to last. Leupold provides a lifetime warranty on all of their products, and they stand by it through thick and thin. The scope’s optical chamber is nitrogen filled, so you don’t have to worry about fogging, and the lenses are O-ring sealed to keep water out. This is one of the best-made scopes on the market, and it is by far my favorite to use.

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Leupold Crossbones 2-7x33mm Crossbow Scope Review Summary

Thanks for reading my review of the Leupold Crossbones 2–7x33mm. This particular scope has outstanding optics, great light transmission, and is ballistically matched to your crossbow after it’s completely sighted in. It ain’t cheap, but that’s because it is one of the best crossbow scopes on the market.

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Jeff Byrnes

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Hi there! I’m Jeff, an avid outdoorsman and hunter who really likes exploring new technology. I’m especially into hunting optics, which is why I’m writing these reviews! I hope you find my articles helpful in your own shooting and hunting.

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