Optics Setup For Western Big Game Hunting Lead

Choosing the Best Optics Setup for Western Big-Game Hunting

An ideal optics setup for Western big-game hunting includes a binocular, spotting scope, rangefinder and riflescope. Here’s how to choose the best of each for your needs.  

2022 Optic of the Year: ATN ThOR 4 Thermal Riflescope

ATN Corp. sits at the cutting edge of consumer-based thermal technology, and its ThOR 4 Series 640x480 2.5-25x50mm is the best such riflescope it offers.

First Look: Leica Calonox Trinity Riflescope

The Leica Calonox Trinity combines Leica’s experience in imaging and riflescope design with a clip-on thermal addition to give hunters the same image quality when stalking day or night.

Hawke Optics Expands Vantage 30 WA Lineup

The company's .223/.308 Marksman reticle is now available in a 4X-12X-42mm, bringing shooters an affordable, compact scope with increased magnification.

First Look: Rico Alpha Thermal Riflescope

iRayUSA, a Texas-based designer, has debuted its Rico Alpha. The Alpha is the culmination of decades of user feedback, research and development, all embedded in a hunting-dedicated thermal sight.

Bushnell Releases Trophy Quick Acquisition Riflescope

Bushnell has introduced the Trophy Quick Acquisition 1x-6x-24mm, a riflescope purpose built for short- to mid-range hunting, particularly atop lever-actions, brush guns, shotguns and modern sporting rifles.

Hardware: ATN ThOR 4 Thermal Riflescope

Rather than merely allowing someone to see objects in total darkness, the ThOR 4 thermal scope superimposes a digital, adjustable reticle over the viewing screen, allowing users to zero it to any firearm and experience accuracy on par with any quality riflescope.

#SundayGunday: EOTech Vudu 1-10x28 FFP

Get a closer look at the EOTech Vudu 1-10x28 FFP, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

5 Best Budget Big-Game Riflescopes

These five riflescopes offer big-game hunters great value at a budget-friendly price.

GPO Introduces Fixed-Power Spectra 7.5X50i

German Precision Optics (GPO) is expanding its product lineup into fixed-power scopes, with the Spectra 7.5X50i.

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