Tripods: Outdoorsmans Standard vs. SLIK 624

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Once carbon fiber tripods became widely available at least a decade ago, I dropped my aluminum tripods like hot rocks and made the switch.  I was saving more than...

Maven CS.1A Spotting Scope Review

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Maven CS.1A 15-45x60 Spotting Scope A common question I hear from many clients and others who are semi-new to certain aspects of big game hunting is,"Will affordable optics work well...

Maven C.1 10×42 Binocular Review

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The Maven C.1 10X42 Binoculars caught my attention recently while getting my daughter geared up for hunting season. She needed quality glass but there is no way I could...

Swarovski NL Pure 12×42 Binocular Review

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Swarovski NL Pure Binoculars That September afternoon was cool and overcast.  My teenage son, James, and I had climbed to a glassing point above treeline in Western Montana.  I had...

Vortex Diamondback HD 15×56 Binocular Review

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It’s no secret that one of the biggest factors when it comes to looking at glass is the dollar amount. You generally have to spend higher dollar amounts to...

Long Range Scope Shootout

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Long Range Scope Shootout The market for scopes has been getting hit hard with new optics designed for long-range shooting. Frankly, it can get overwhelming if you are in the...

Hawke Endurance ED 15-45×60 Spotting Scope Review

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Hawke Endurance ED 15-45x60 Spotting Scope For some people, myself included, a spotting scope is not a piece of gear that gets used a lot. In that case, a top-of-the-line...

Vortex Viper HS Review

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The Vortex Viper HS 2.5-10x44 has become a popular scope. The “HS” stands for “Hunting and Shooting”. It’s light. It’s short. The glass has great clarity and the reticle...

Swarovski NL Pure Binocular, By Chris Denham

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 https://youtu.be/_6fou0AFEB0Swarovski NL PureSwarovski has once again pushed the bar higher with their latest release, the NL Pure. This entirely new binocular is light - weighing in at under 30 oz...

12x Binoculars: The Perfect Optic For The Western Hunter

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It used to be commonplace for a new hunter to purchase 10x42 binoculars and take to the field to pursue their ungulate of choice. But as the great Bob...