Review: Leupold VX-3HD 4.5-14x40mm
Leupold’s VX-3HD riflescopes are lightweight, rugged and well balanced, and included in the line may be the best value for a hunter looking to cover all the bases: the 4.5-14x40mm. With its 30mm main tube, this scope offers a wider range of elevation adjustment than its 1-inch counterparts, as well as better light transmission.
Hardware: Leupold VX-3HD 4.5-14x40 Side Focus CDS-ZL Wind-Plex
The VX-3HD CDS-ZL gives you more than your money’s worth. If you’re an old-school (or at least older) hunter who’s settled in with your old scope, you might want to entertain a roving eye in the scope realm.
Belted vs. Beltless Magnum Cartridges
What makes a magnum? Does a magnum cartridge need to be belted? What are the advantages/disadvantages of both designs? Contributor Philip Massaro takes a closer look at each to help you make a more informed decision.
What Hunters Need to Know About Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases
Knowledge is power, and the more you educate yourself, the less your chances of catching one of the several dreadful tick-borne diseases.
Tips for Traveling to Hunt in the COVID-19 Era
If you enjoy traveling to distant locations to hunt—either in the U.S. or across the globe—you’ve likely been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few tips to make your upcoming trips go as smoothly as possible.
An Ode to the .308 Winchester
While there is a lot of overlap in the .30-caliber cartridge lineup, and many great choices available, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cartridge with a better blend of powder efficiency, low recoil, quick cycling and striking power than the .308 Winchester.
Top 5 All-Around North American Big-Game Cartridges
With respect to overall performance and ammunition availability, here are the five best all-around cartridges for North American big-game species.
Mule Deer on the Eastern Edge
Fifty years ago it was tough to find a mule deer in West Texas, but today it seems like they’re everywhere … unless you’re hunting them, of course. Last year, the author scoured the area’s red rock canyons and mesquite-covered ridges to learn what has led to their abundance.
Hardware: Nosler Model 21
The new Model 21 is packed with cutting-edge features, including a wire EDM machined receiver, nitride-coated, fluted bolt, TriggerTech trigger, Shilen match-grade stainless steel barrel, and a rugged, lightweight synthetic stock.
5 Best Budget Big-Game Riflescopes
These five riflescopes offer big-game hunters great value at a budget-friendly price.