Faced with back-to-back hunts this past fall—the first in pursuit of pronghorn on the rolling prairie outside Casper, Wyo., the second combing the rugged Idaho mountains for mule deer—I knew I would need a balance between wide field of view, detailed clarity and precise ranging capabilities. Luckily for me, a pair of Leupold’s BX-5 Santiam HD 10x42mm binoculars and an RX-2800 TBR/W rangefinder were on hand, ready to be put to the test.
SIG Sauer Electro-Optics has introduced the Zulu6 image stabilized binoculars. These feature Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), which uses an electronically stabilized 2-axis gimbal system to cancel out any vibration.
The Leupold RBX-3000 HD delivers remarkable optical performance, but it’s more than a binocular. As a rangefinding binocular, in the right hands it can help a hunter shoot to his maximum ethical, effective range with the push of a button.