Archive for optics

Hardware: Meopta MeoStar R2 1X-6X-24mm RD

The Czech Republic may not have the market cachet that’s been established by brands from Germany and Austria, but that doesn’t mean the quality isn’t there. Keith Wood takes a closer look at the Meopta MeoStar R2 1X-6X-24mm RD.

February 20, 2015

First Look: Leica ER5 2-10x50mm

Leica optics for less cost. That’s the promise of the new ER 5 series of scopes from this 170-year-old German company. Here are five things you need to know.

February 18, 2015

Zeiss Displays New Optics at SCI Hunters' Convention

Venerable German company ups the ante on top-tier binoculars, new crossbow scope.

February 05, 2015

First Look: Meopta MeoPro 4.5-14x50mm

The U.S.-made MeoPro scopes begin right at $500 for the 3-9x40mm model and climb to just under $1,000 for the 4.5-14x50mm version, though the “street price” from retailers is often lower. Here are five features worth mentioning.

January 14, 2015

Meopta Adds Two Riflescopes to MeoStar Line

Meopta has added two new riflescopes to its newest generation MeoStar R2 series: the 1.7-10x42 RD and 2-12x50 RD.

January 13, 2015

Hardware: Swarovski SLC 42

If you’re really serious about glassing for big game, it’s never a mistake to use Swarovski binoculars. How does the company's new SLC 42 stack up? John Barsness takes a closer look.

January 09, 2015

How Do You Compare Riflescopes?

How do you objectively compare and evaluate the subjective qualities of a riflescope?

December 16, 2014

Hardware: Burris Veracity 4X-20X -50mm

The 4X-20X-50mm Burris Veracity is a big scope, but it offers a lot of features that will help long-range hits on varmints, predators and targets become a reality if the shooter does his or her part.

November 12, 2014

Hardware: Leica ERi 2.5X-10X-42mm IBS

Despite the superb quality of its binoculars and innovative laser rangefinders, Leica has struggled to gain a foothold in the riflescope market—until now.

October 14, 2014

Halo Optics Launches Halo XRT

Halo Optics has announced the launch of its new Halo XRT, a 500-yard laser rangefinder that's designed to be both reliable and easy on the hunter's wallet.

September 23, 2014

Bushnell Fusion 1 Mile ARC

Two years ago Bushnell’s then-new Fusion laser rangefinder/binocular made Ron Spomer feel blue. The new Fusion 1 Mile ARC laser rangefinder/binocular, though, is a different story. Get Ron's full thoughts in this review.

September 20, 2014

Vortex Vulture HD 15x56mm

Big country often calls for big glass. Does relative newcomer Vortex deliver? Find out in this review from Executive Editor Adam Heggenstaller

September 16, 2014

Hardware: Trijicon VCOG

Thanks to reviewers and bloggers, and lots of social media chatter, Field Editor Brian McCombie was sure the Trijicon VCOG would be one heavy beast of a scope, bulky, a regular boat anchor. He found those reports to be entirely untrue. Check out his complete review right here.

August 12, 2014

Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Wireless

With Bushnell’s new Trophy Cam HD Wireless you can be Bond, James Bond, master spy of the whitetail woods. Or anyplace else. Check out this complete review from Field Editor Ron Spomer.

August 06, 2014

Swarovski Optik North America Announces 65th Anniversary Specials

Swarovski Optik North America, a subsidiary of the Austrian-based company, is celebrating its 65th Anniversary—and, to celebrate, consumers are being offered the chance to cash in on some special anniversary pricing.

August 05, 2014