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Leica Noctivid vs. Swarovski EL Review
By Steve Osminski, Rokslide Guest Contributor

Last fall, I found myself in a position between myself and some friends with access to a pile of "alpha" binoculars. In addition to using them in the field, I wanted to set up some tests that I could repeat with different binoculars as I came upon them.


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Review: Outdoorsmans Pan Head
By Jordan Budd, Rokslide Staff


I think one of the most underrated or overlooked pieces of gear in a kit is not only your tripod legs, but your tripod head. After investing in awesome optics, without a good tripod/head combo it's hard to see the max potential of your optics. Based in Arizona, Outdoorsmans is well known for their tripod legs, heads, window mounts and other outdoor gear. At the 2017 Sheep Show, I had the opportunity to get my hands on the Outdoorsmans Pan Head. I was very impressed with it and arranged for a Rokslide review.


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KDC Ultralight SnipePod & Granite Peak Tripod Review
By Jared Bloomgren, Rokslide Staff

As a backcountry hunter who tries to be as much of a minimalist as possible, I am always looking for ways to shave weight when I can. There are many products in the outdoor industry that can help but not all are practical or deliver as promised. When Rokslide contacted me to test a Kramer Designs Corporations's (KDC) V2 SnipePod, I was a bit hesitant.  KDC tripod and bipod system weights are measured in ounces, not pounds, and I wondered if products this lightweight could really deliver in the field?


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Review: Swarovski Z6 2.5-15X44 BT
By Matt Cashell, Rokslide Staff

Like a lot of hunters, I started out with an inexpensive riflescope on a Remington 700. The checkbook was tight in our family, and we just needed something to get the job done. Sure, the view was cloudy, the eye relief was tight, and you had to adjust the zero every season to get it "back on." But hey, it worked for those typical 100-150 yard shots I ended up with. The 13-year old in me thought that was just the tradeoff for having a magnified sight.


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