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Reticles for Western Hunting

Much like with riflescopes, today’s western hunter is confronted with an endless sea of choices when it comes to reticles. Aside from the varying, confusing and often redundant design options, hunters must also choose whether they want a scope with a reticle in the first or second focal-plane. Aside from …

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RIFLE SCOPE REVIEW! Leupold’s VX-6HD 18x44mm

This review features Leupold’s VX-6HD 18x44mm hunting rifle scope. This rifle scope is lightweight, durable and packed with features! Convenient MOA turrets for windage and elevation give you the flexibility to make adjustments in the field. The Twilight Max HD Light Management System provides edge to edge clarity and brightness …

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Glassing Techniques

There are numerous articles that recommend optical equipment for glassing big game. The standard theory down in the southwestern states is to carry big, heavy 18Ă—50-plus binoculars, so you can watch a deer wiggle his ear in the heavy brush two miles away. However, when you’re backpacking in the northwestern …

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SIG Sauer BDX Review

Bowhunter Dan Pickar reviews the powerful and compact Kilo3000BDX range finding binoculars. These 10×42 mm binos are impressive in low light and can range reflective surfaces out to 3000 yards. Features including scan mode, angle compensation and BDX system integration make these a powerful tool for bow and rifle hunters …

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The Vortex Razor HD 4000 Review!

Hunter Scott Reekers tests out the new Razor HD 4000 rangefinder by Vortex. It features operation modes designed for practical hunting use including object scanning, line of sight and extended laser range function to reach objects out to 4000 yards. Reekers finds the Razor HD 4000 comfortable to handle with …

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Optics Review: Sig’s Ballistic Data Xchange

Hunter and shooter Todd Helms shares his experience with Sig Sauer’s latest release, the BDX or Ballistic Data Xchange system. This innovative new product combines Sig’s rangefinder and rifle scope optics with the new BDX smart phone app for precise shooting out to 800 yards. Once the system is connected, …

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