Vortex HD LH

Vortex Razor HD LH 3-15X42 Review

By Jared Bloomgren, Rokslide Staff

Vortex Optics entered into the optics world somewhat quietly by introducing some great products and amazing customer service. Soon their marketing campaign blew up and serious hunters began to take notice. This wave hasn't slowed and I don't see an end to it!
When I was contacted by Vortex to do a review on a new riflescope for 2016, you can imagine my excitement. The new Razor HD LH (High Density, Light Hunter) is new for this year and is made in Japan. It carries the Razor name with a great price as well!  The big brother Razor riflescopes are quite a bit bigger than this guy but it doesn't change the durability or great HD glass much at all. This new scope is designed to be a light weight, easily packable, and an accurate long-range scope that delivers the HD capabilities at an amazing price of around $950 to $1100 depending on the model. Any minimalist can appreciate that.


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Maven B1 10X42 Binoculars

by Matt Cashell

Backcountry hunters have never had it better in optics. The "Big Three" Euro companies are pushing the ragged edge of performance with their flagship lines (at flagship prices). Budget optics companies have upset the market with good to very-good performing optics at low prices and often backed up by great warranties. In the middle, we have the mid-priced options that crowd the top in performance, but at around half the price.


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Maven Optics | B3 Review
By Brock Akers, Rokslide Moderator
Measuring in at under 5 inches long and weighing a mere 16.25 oz. These are the ounce counters dream binocular. Built using the Schmidt-Pechan prism, Maven was able to get these extremely compact. Perfect for a hunting scenario where big binoculars aren’t as important. Such as a hunt in thick timber or if you are packing a big spotting scope.
Lead Photo: Maven B3 8x30’s next to a compact size Alaska Guide Creation Bino Harness

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Vortex Ranger 1500 Review
By Jared Bloomgren, Rokslide Staff
We all know of the Vortex Optics Ranger 1000 that has been out for a few years. I have been using that rangefinder since 2012 and it has done well for me, but there were a few things that needed improved. It was slow when needing a range and early models may have been a bit inaccurate. This particularly could be a problem when you have to range an animal fast before it bolts or moves. Many also want a rangefinder that will go out past 1000 yards as well. Vortex has stepped up the game and addressed these issues/concerns with an updated version!


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