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July 30, 2014

Nikon Aculon

Nikon's Aculon is the lightest, most compact rangefinder that the company offers—and it's wicked fast, too. So how does this "portable performer" hold up in the field? J. Scott Olmsted decided to put it to the test.

June 27, 2014

Leupold CDS Dial and Custom Reticle

Available as a factory option on many Leupold models and as a Custom Shop addition to a number of existing, already purchased scopes, the CDS replaces the elevation turret cap with a low-profile, click-adjustable dial.

June 11, 2014

Nikon's Rock Your Rimfire Promotion is Back

Firearms enthusiasts can now save up to $40 on select models of Nikon's rimfire-dedicated riflescopes with the Rock Your Rimfire Promotion.

March 18, 2014

Nikon Mount 'Em Up Promotion Returns

Nikon's Mount 'Em Up promotion is back. For the fourth year in a row consumers have the opportunity to receive one of Nikon's AR-specific scope mounts for free with purchase of select models of AR riflescopes.

February 26, 2014

FLIR Thermal Imaging Review

FLIR, a company based in Wilsonville, Ore., takes its name from the technology used to manufacture instruments like the Pro Scout: forward-looking infrared imaging. While hog hunting in West Texas, the author tested the FLIR technology. Here is what he found.

February 03, 2014

KonusPro T30 3x-9x-40 mm

Not long ago you had better odds of drawing a unicorn tag than finding a budget-friendly riflescope with dependable performance. But advances in technology and competition stiffened by the introduction of companies like Konus have made things better than ever.

January 09, 2014

Review: Weaver Super Slam

Jeff Johnston reviews the Weaver Super Slam binoculars, straight from the pages of American Hunter Magazine.

December 23, 2013

2014 Golden Bullseye Award Winners

The editors of American Hunter have announced the recipients of the magazine's 2014 Golden Bullseye Awards.

December 18, 2013

2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Hunters

The holiday shopping season has once again arrived, and there's no shortage of gifts out there for a hunter or huntress. That said, finding the right one amidst a flooded marketplace—particularly on short notice—can be a challenge. Fortunately for you, the hardworking elves we have here at AmericanHunter.org have put together this handy 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.

November 26, 2013

Bushnell Introduces Two New Close Acquisition Riflescopes

Bushnell has added two new close acquisition 1-4x 24 mm riflescopes to its AR Optics line.

October 31, 2013

Review: Leica Geovid HD-B

The latest binocular from Leica reveals much about how the optics market is changing to keep pace with the current-day shooting culture. Read more of this full review from Editorial Director John Zent.

October 22, 2013

Nikon Announces Fall Promotions

Nikon has unveiled four new fall promotions to help you gear up for hunting season without breaking the bank.

September 18, 2013

Cabela's Euro Optics

Many American hunters firmly believe European optics are the finest in the world. A few years ago Cabela’s recognized this widespread notion by introducing its 10x42 Euro binocular, made by Meopta, a company with a long and successful history.

September 16, 2013

Swarovski ATX/STX

When one of the best spotting scopes in the world is advertised as “new and improved”—and you saw no room for improvement in the old model—is it a scam? Field Editor Ron Spomer proves why the "new" Swarovski ATX/STX is worth the cost.

September 10, 2013