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Hardware: Mauser Model 12

German factory rifles normally come with precisely made actions, match-grade barrels, well-bedded stocks and excellent triggers. That’s because Germans expect hunting rifles to work extremely well directly from the factory. The new Mauser Model 12 made a favorable impression right from the start.

September 29, 2014

Mauser Model 12

The new Model 12 from Mauser gives hunters German quality at an American price.

March 11, 2014

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

Brunton Eterna 3X-9X-40mm

The Brunton company first became known for its sophisticated "Pocket Transit" compass, but has branched out into a number of other directions—including the riflescope business.

May 23, 2013

Burris Eliminator III

The rangefinding scope's improved ballistic program and 96 LED dots support a maximum range of 1,200 yards.

February 06, 2013

Kruger Optics

Low prices and top features make Kruger a great value.

October 23, 2012

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

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