Archive for optics

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

Leupold Offering $50 Rebate on VX-2 Riflescopes

From August 1 through Sept. 1, 2014, Leupold is offering hunters and shooters the chance to cash in a $50 rebate on the purchase of any VX-2 riflescopes.

August 05, 2014

7 Inexpensive Binoculars for Hunters

For all their revealing brightness, binoculars are dark and mysterious things. Ron Spomer's going to make things easy for you: Here are seven binoculars that won't break the bank.

July 31, 2014

Glass That Won’t Break the Bank

What you need to know to save a bundle.

July 30, 2014

Ruger American Rifle/Redfield Revolution Combo Deal

Ruger's Craig Cushman discusses the new combination package featuring the Ruger American Rifle and Redfield's Revolution riflescope.

July 25, 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

Nikon Offers Hunters Chance to "Answer the Challenge of Long Distance" With Promotion

Nikon has announced the launch of its latest promotion, this one geared toward hunters and recreational shooters that are willing to "Answer the Challenge" of a long-distance shot.

June 26, 2014