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.  

Field Tested: Leupold BX-5 and SX-4

Associate Editor David Herman takes a pair of Leupold BX-5 Santiam binoculars and an SX-4 Pro Guide spotting scope afield to scout the Sonoran mountains.

Hardware: Tract Toric UHD 27-55x80

When put to the test, the new Toric UDH angled spotting scope delivered a bright, sharp, clear image with true colors, and its lenses successfully repelled dirt, oil and debris.

First Look: Kowa TSN-99 Prominar Spotting Scopes

Kowa has introduced a new flagship line of spotting scopes: the TSN-99 Prominar Spotting Scope Series.

Leupold Launches SX-2 Alpine HD Spotting Scope

Leupold & Stevens Inc. has announced the launch of its new SX-2 Alpine HD spotting scope, featuring an oversized eyepiece that allows for comfortable all-day glassing, and the company's Twilight Max Light Management System, which helps you see more in less light while reducing glare.

Hawke Optics Debuts Nature Trek 9X-27X-56mm

This 9X-27X-56mm spotting scope, which weighs in at just 20.3 ounces, is designed for packing in on long, backcountry hunts where weight can be a factor

Hardware: SIG Sauer Oscar3

For spot and stalk hunting where you may need to frequently look out to around 1,000 yards—particularly to make trophy judgments—the Oscar3 image-stabilizing mini spotting scope is an ideal device that won't add a lot of weight to your kit.

Bushnell Announces Military VIP Program

Bushnell has announced a new VIP Purchase Program, available to all members of the U.S. military, whether their status is active, retired or veteran.

Leupold Introduces New SX-4 Pro Guide HD Spotting Scope Line

Leupold announces its new SX-4 Pro Guide HD line of spotting scopes, designed from the ground up to take on the harshest conditions and deliver relentless performance.

Leupold Announces SX-5 Santiam HD Spotting Scope

Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has introduced its new SX-5 Santiam HD 27-55X-80mm spotting scope, designed from the ground up to deliver the top-tier performance and durability that diehard hunters require.

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