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Leica Magnus i
The second generation


For The Most Demanding Hunter

Close Proximity, Wide Field Of View

The world through Leica eyes


What makes Leica riflescopes so special is their superior field of view. When combined with effective stray-light suppression, excellent transmission and maximum contrast for bright images, this guarantees safe target identification in every situation, even when conditions are difficult.

Enjoy freedom from distracting keyhole effects when it really counts. The extremely wide field of view provides a subjectively higher image brightness than smaller fields of view, and the Magnus i’s greater field of view gives you a safer hunting experience. The greater magnification range ensures an enormous application spectrum and makes the Magnus i the best riflescope for every kind of hunting. The Magnus 1.5 – 10x42 i, for example, is the perfect companion for driven hunts, stalking, and hunting from a high seat, as well for mountain hunts.

At the same time, high technical demands had to be satisfied to produce the Magnus i series, so that uncompromising quality and 100% reliability are guaranteed – giving you both maximum flexibility and precision for close as well as long-range shots.

Bright Reticle Illumination
Convincing In All Light Conditions


Functionality and ease of handling are among the most important aspects of product development. This is where Leica combines years of experience with technological innovation, with the result that the Leica Magnus i riflescope series allows safe hunting even in unfavourable light conditions.

This is ensured by the exceptionally precise adjustment mechanism that regulates the illuminated dot. The sensitive brightness control features a day/night setting and is adjustable in 60 micro steps. With the press and hold function, you can run through the whole range and store your last brightness setting. On top of that, the reticle’s intelligent auto on/off function prolongs battery life considerably, by switching off the illumination when not required, for instance when in an unsuitable shooting position.

The challenge of developing the perfect illuminated dot lies in finding the balance between “as small as possible” and “sensibly large”. Leica has found the solution with a very small illuminated dot that is so fine that it covers the target only minimally, but is at the same clearly visible because of its crispness. For the reticles, Leica relies on a technology known as “phase gratings”, where nano structures are etched into the glass, shaping the light with high efficiency. That’s how you keep the critical overview and always identify every important detail – for a successful hunt.

Optical Performance
Even In The Most Difficult Lighting Situations


Creating a brilliant image every time - the most important features of all Magnus i riflescopes are their excellent light transmission and extraordinarily high contrast.

What's new


The Magnus models of the second generation impress by their proven quality Leica stands for – uncompromising high-performance optics, robust mechanics and intuitive handling.

Unlike the previous models, every model of the Magnus i range features new, smarter detail solutions such as turret scale zeroing without tools for convenient sighting-in and optimised reticle coverage. Leica’s engineers not only cut energy consumption, thus significantly extending battery life, they also made it easier to replace the battery. The familiar, conveniently selectable day/night illumination now offers additional protection against accidental resetting.
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Leica Magnus i
Absolute perfection

Leica Magnus 1−6.3x24 i


Due to its combination of maximum resolving power, an extremely broad overview and an astoundingly wide field of view of 44 metres at 100 metres, the Magnus 1−6.3x24 i ensures significantly greater safety and hunting success. Thanks to a large exit pupil and a crisply defined, extremely bright red dot, it guarantees extremely fast and accurate target location, especially with running game. The riflescope features a generously wide 1 to 6.3-fold zoom range, and a smart, automatic power-off function. In combination with its extremely compact construction, these features make the Magnus 1–6.3x24 i an extraordinarily reliable and versatile companion on any hunt.

Leica Magnus 1.8–12x50 i


The new Magnus 1.8–12x50 i is an ideal addition to our high-quality Magnus line. Thanks to its compact dimensions and a large, 50 mm objective lens, it is an extremely versatile riflescope for hunting from blinds and when stalking. Its outstanding zoom factor and a minimum magnification of 1.8x also make it the ideal choice for driven hunts.

It combines benefits such as short overall length, suitability for a broad spectrum of hunting situations and easy mounting with the advantages of a first class optical system. For instance, the combination of minimal vignetting and the large, effective diameter of its objective lens, provides exceptional light-gathering ability and improves resolution of details from dawn to dusk.

Leica Magnus 2.4–16x56 i


In contrast to other riflescopes, the particularly low vignetting of the Magnus 2.4–16x56 i ensures extra brightness at low magnification factors. Its large-diameter front lens, a highly effective entrance pupil at mid-range magnification, and the highest, outstanding transmission value of around 92% ensure optimum identification up to the last minutes of shooting light.

With a maximum magnification of 16x, it is also perfect for ensuring the accuracy of ambitious, long-range shots. In combination with the outstanding Leica baffle system, its high transmission properties guarantee more light under all conditions, particularly when using low magnification factors.
Leica Magnus i
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Thanks to Leica’s innovative projection technology, the illuminated dot in all Magnus i reticles is extremely sharp and brilliant – free of any distracting excess illumination. The sensitive brightness control lets you choose how dim or bright you wish the illumination to be. So you always have an overview – and you can see all the important details even in adverse conditions. All Leica reticle designs have been developed and tested by field sportsmen, are located in the second focal plane and feature an intelligent auto on/off function. Riflescopes from the Magnus series can be ordered with an optional BDC bullet drop compensation system, and a new ballistics programme for BDC is available for download, guaranteeing precise shooting every time.

Reticle L-4a (24/42/50/56)


With a crosshair thickness of 0.2 in/0.5 cm and distance between horizontal posts of 55 in/140 cm, these are the universal reticles for precision shooting.

Dot coverage in cm at 10x magnification and 100m distance

Reticle L-Plex (24/42/50/56)


With a crosshair thickness of 0.2 in/0.5 cm and distance between horizontal posts of 19.7 in/50 cm, these are the universal reticles for stalking and competitive target shooting.

Dot coverage in cm at 10x magnification and 100m distance

Reticle L-3D (24)


With a crosshair thickness of 0.31 in/0.8 cm and distance between horizontal posts of 113 in/290 cm, these are the reticles specialised for shots on the fly at moving targets. The fine horizon line ensures the weapon is always orientated correctly, while the centre of the field of sight remains clear, delivering maximum overview and a fast, intuitive direction of the shooter’s sights to the target.

Dot coverage in cm at 10x magnification and 100m distance

Reticle L-Ballistic (42/50/56)


With a crosshair thickness of 0.2 in/0.5 cm and distance between vertical guidelines of 4.9 in/12.5 cm, these are the reticles for precise shots at longer distances. Line/dot markings enable sighting on the target with the necessary ballistic trajectory correction without the need to change the reticle setting – as long as the distance to the target and the ballistic characteristics of the ammunition used
are known.

Dot coverage in cm at 10x magnification and 100m distance

Reticle L-CDi


CD i is the shortcut for "Circle Dot illuminated". The name describes the main feature of the new driven hunt reticle. Besides the illuminated dot, like on all Magnus reticles, a concentric ring around the centre of the reticle is illuminated as well. This feature will help to aim and shoot precisely on fast moving targets especially under very bright light conditions.

BDC – Bullet drop compensation


The BDC ets you adjust the reticle to various shooting distances. Using the calibrations, the reticle can be set so that the exact impact point is guaranteed on the target. The BDC is easy to use and functions with absolute precision in all weather conditions.
Riflescopes from the Magnus series can be ordered with an optional BDC bullet drop compensation system, and a new ballistics programme for BDC is available for download, guaranteeing precise shooting every time.

Direct Dial


With a “direct dial ring”, Leica’s BDC works even more quickly and intuitively. Simply replace the standard engraved ring with a ring featuring range information, and start selecting the precise shooting distance. With 12 different rings to choose from, you can pick the best-fit one for your caliber and load.

Ballistics programme for Leica rapid reticle adjustment (BDC)


The Leica ballistics programme performs calculations for the Geovid HD-B (including download of data), the ballistic reticles of the Leica riflescopes as well as the rapid reticle adjustment (BDC) of the Leica riflescopes.

This allows the calculation of the target range for almost any kind of ammunition, taking into account many parameters relevant for hunting, such as sighting-in distance, the height of the sight line, temperature and height. For Leica riflescopes with ballistic reticle or rapid reticle adjustment (BDC) you can calculate and print tables for distance as well as click value. In addition, you can calculate individual ammunition loads for the programming of the Geovid HD-B and download the data on a microSD-card.


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The Magnus features turret scale zeroing without tools. Just press the turret down and adjust the scale and zero the riflescope. This lets you always find your starting position.

Leica Magnus i by Leica Sport Optics posted Oct 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM
“Incredible freedom and great privilege”

When it comes to driven hunts, Leica Pro Hunter Florian Maack relies on the Leica Magnus 1-6,3 x 24.

For the upcoming harvest and driven hunt season he combines his Sauer 404 with the Leica Magnus. Florian: "I really like it. Because especially when it comes to driven hunts the guns have to meet high demands."


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