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Leica Introduces Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a

Apart from the new Geovid Pro models, Leica also announced the newest member of its Fortis 6 series: the Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a riflescope.

This latest addition to the Fortis 6 lineup promises to deliver the very best optical values and versatility, making it a powerful tool for hunting and shooting.

It is designed with a compact and lightweight build, making it easy to handle and carry. The 42 mm lens is also ideal for use in combination with a thermal imaging attachment, making it a perfect choice for hunting in low-light conditions or in challenging weather.

Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a artistic shot
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General Information about Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a

The Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a is a versatile all-around riflescope that can be used in various hunting situations, but it will perform best at stalking and perhaps, due to higher FOV, even drive hunting. Considering it can also be purchased with Leica’s BDC turrets, it will undoubtedly be used in mounting hunting as well.

It is equipped with a Second Focal Plane reticle and it comes with L-4a reticle option.

Like all models in the Fortis 6 series, this one, too, is built to be rugged, and resistant to impacts and falls. It is also waterproof and the lenses are coated with an extra layer of AquaDura coating to protect against potential damage. The design is compact, lightweight, and minimalistic, making it easy to handle and adjust. It can be mounted with rings or on a ZM/VM rail.

Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a was made in Portugal and comes with a 10-year warranty.

Leica Calonox Sight - A Perfect Match for the New Fortis

Even though Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a can be used well into the evening hours, it alone will not perform well in dusk or nighttime. For that, the manufacturer recommends the use of the Leica Calonox Sight thermal imaging device for hunting in low-light conditions, as it's easy to attach and calibrate.

Leica Calonox Sight

Key Features

The Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a riflescope boasts a variety of advanced features that make it a versatile and powerful tool for hunting and shooting. Some notable features include:

  • The ability to adjust parallax from 50 m to infinity, making it a rare riflescope with magnification up to 12x that has this capability, providing greater accuracy and precision when taking long-range shots.
  • A wide field of view of up to 20.4 m, which gives a comprehensive overview of the environment and allows for easy location and tracking of moving objects.
  • Eye relief of over 90 mm, ensuring a comfortable viewing experience for users who wear glasses.
  • A versatile magnification range of 1.8-12x and a zoom factor of 6.7x.
  • A large exit pupil of up to 12.4 mm, which provides bright and clear images even in low-light conditions.
  • Fine reticle illumination with auto-on and auto-off features, which automatically switches off after 3 minutes without usage and reactivates based on motion, thus conserving battery life and ensuring that the reticle is only illuminated when needed.
  • The option to choose from 9 brightness levels, which enables users to adjust the reticle illumination to suit their specific needs.
  • Point-of-impact correction of 1 cm per click/100 m, which makes it easy to make precise adjustments to the point of impact.
  • Comes with a CR2032 battery, which ensures that the riflescope is ready to use right out of the box.
Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a side view - just a scope on a white background from straight view angle
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Physical Properties

Some other key physical properties of Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L.4a which you need to keep in mind include:

  • A center tube diameter of 30 mm
  • A compact length of 335 mm (without lens hood)
  • A lightweight design, with a weight of 700 g without rail and 725 g with the rail
  • A 42 mm lens diameter
Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a side view - just a scope on a white background
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The Release Date of Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a

We are expecting Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a to be first delivered in May 2023. Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified when we receive it.

The Pricing of Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a

Until the product is finally released, we can not give you a definitive prediction of the price. However, based on the manufacturer’s estimations, the price of Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a is going to be:

  • Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a: approx. 1895 €
  • Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a with ZM/VM rail: approx. 1950 €
  • Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a BDC: approx. 2145 €
  • Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a BDC with ZM/VM rail: approx. 2200 €

Conclusion

Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a is without a doubt a highly anticipated riflescope that will surely find its place on the market as soon as it arrives. We are looking forward to the final release in (allegedly) May 2023.

Naturally, we will test it as soon as we get our hands on it, and we will post a review of it on our YouTube channel, so make sure you are subscribed to the channel.

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Leica Introduces Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a
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Apart from the new Geovid Pro models, Leica also announced the newest member of its Fortis 6 series: the Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a riflescope. This latest addition to the Fortis 6 lineup promises to deliver the very best optical values and versatility, making it a powerful tool for hunting and shooting.
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Leica Introduces Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a
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Leica Introduces Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a
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Apart from the new Geovid Pro models, Leica also announced the newest member of its Fortis 6 series: the Leica Fortis 6 1.8-12x42i L-4a riflescope. This latest addition to the Fortis 6 lineup promises to deliver the very best optical values and versatility, making it a powerful tool for hunting and shooting.
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