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.
Novagrade phone Adapter Review—Versatility in Digiscoping
By Justin Crossley, Rokslide Moderator
I really enjoy taking pictures when I'm hunting and scouting. I feel it adds so much to the trip when I can look back later, or share special moments with friends and family. Capturing photos of subjects that are within a short distance is usually pretty easy with a compact camera or my phone. It's the far away subjects that are much harder to photograph unless I want to carry a DSLR with a big, heavy, and expensive lens. With most of my hunting occurring in the backcountry, that's not a very good option.
Review: Vortex HD LH Razor 1.5-8x32 Riflescope
By Robby Denning, Rokslide Co-Owner
Twenty five years ago, I was all worried about maximum total light transmission through my rifle scopes. I had visions in my head of giant bucks only showing themselves at the last one minute of legal shooting light. I figured if my objective lens didn't resemble a pie plate, I'd never get a shot. Consequently, I lugged heavy scopes into the backcountry that looked (and weighed) more like an RPG launcher.
Review: Vortex Gen II Razor HD 27-60X Spotter
by Jared Bloomgren, Rokslide Staff
Vortex Optics seems to always have something new to intrigue those of us that spend many hours in the field behind great optics. Vortex has redesigned their Razor spotters and incorporated some great improvements (some of us are already trying to figure out how to explain to the wife that we need a new spotting scope.) One thing that many backcountry hunters would have liked to see is a lighter version of the last Razor, but that isn't happening. The tradeoff is a high performance optic that is a step above the previous generation.