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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.

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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.

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Novagrade Phone Adapter Review

By Matt Cashell, Rokslide Staff

Hunting has provided me with some of the best moments in my life. Whether I was solo or hunting with friends and family, the good times rolled and memories were made for a lifetime. Reliving and re-hashing those memories is one of the great companion activities to hunting. I loved hearing the stories of trial and triumph from my family. Now my kids love hearing my stories and feel like they were there in the moment, even after the 500th time of hearing them. However, the stories mean so much more when there is a picture, or even better a video, to go with the story.

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Zeiss Victory SF 10x42

by Matt Cashell, Rokslide Staff

If there is a classic configuration of western hunting binoculars, it has to be the 10x42. This combination offers an acceptable exit pupil (4.2mm) for low light viewing while affording moderately high magnification for detailed observation. It is also a nice balance of hand-hold-ability versus tripod-usefulness. Most hunters can get sufficiently steady with just their hands or improvised support (elbows on knees, grasping baseball cap bill, etc.) to resolve a sharp image. Yet, 10x is made all the more useful on a tripod, where a high-performing binocular truly shines.

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