Gear > Optics

Nikon Pro Staff Optics

With Nikon’s Pro Staff line, a hunter can buy a complete optics package—riflescope, shotgun/muzzleloader scope and binocular—for under $600.

October 24, 2011

Zeiss Dialyt Review

The new 18x-45x-65mm spotting scope is cut from the same cloth as the company’s all-time-favorite Classic binocular.

September 27, 2011

Trijicon AccuDial AccuPin Sight

The AccuPin is the best low-light bow sight available because its dual illumination system can be used in total darkness and it doesn’t rely on batteries.

July 20, 2011

BSA Contender

While BSA’s Contender series may not wow us with optical brilliance, they provide reliable shot placement and endurance at a great price.

April 27, 2011

Nikon Turkey Pro

If you demand maximum performance from the ultimate turkey gun, the Turkey Pro offers advantages you can clearly see.

March 17, 2011

Swarovski SLC 42 HD

After testing it out while hunting and wildlife watching, the author discovered the SLC 42 HD stacks up well against the company's top EL binocular.

February 10, 2011

Bushnell Fusion 1600 Arc 10X42

Bushnell’s Fusion 1600 ARC binocular adds two functions to a laser rangefinder: a ballistics program and an inclinometer.

January 12, 2011

Konus Emperor 10x42 W.A.

Every air-to-glass surface in the Emperor is fully multi-coated, meaning maximum light passes through and no distracting flares.

January 11, 2011

Conetrol Scope Mounts

Conetrol rings are vertically split rings, but unlike others there are no screws connecting the ring halves.

January 11, 2011

Burris Eliminator

The main virtue of the Eliminator is almost instantly combining all the steps of laser rangefinding, computer punching and scope adjustment.

January 11, 2011

Trijicon Reflex RX30

With no extra time required for target acquisition and far more precise aiming, the Reflex gives its operator an advantage over a bead-sight hunter.

January 11, 2011

XS Ghost Ring Hunter Sights

XS’ peep sight is simple and made of steel, so it’s extremely tough; you don't have to worry about knocking it out of zero during a pickup ride.

January 07, 2011

Scope Mounts

Choosing a system to mount a scope to your new rifle can be more confusing than actually deciding on a new rifle.

January 07, 2011

Monarch African 1.1x-4x-24 mm IR

By no means limited to just African hunting, the Nikon African series features a good design for any close and fast-shooting situation.

January 04, 2011

Leica 2.5X-10X-42mm

Leica is back with riflescopes made in its German factory but with features designed specifically to address the needs of American hunters.

November 05, 2010