Optics Review

Author - Chris Wisecarver

Leupold Golden Ring Switch Power binocular

Now let¬† me start off with honesty; I’m not the first guy in the office to go around preaching about Leupold. I know that they are a huge company with a large following…I’m just not one of them. However, I just had the opportunity to test out the new Leupold Golden Ring Switch Power binocular and I was surprised. I liked it. And I don’t think that I wanted to like it. I thought that I would pick it up and just hate it from there. The binocular felt like quality...

Minox DCM 5.0 Digital Camera Eyepiece

The Minox DCM 5.0 digital eyepiece is a unique device in a market flooded with brand only digiscoping equipment. This digital camera/eyepiece which runs about $150 online comes in multiple SKUs that match up with sixteen current spotting scopes. I had the privilege to try it for about an hour with a premium spotter in the field just behind our offices. The time was mid-day and in the city… with eighteen wheelers and delivery trucks very close by so it was not the ideal time nor place to...

Nightforce NXS and Benchrest Comparisons

Nightforce NXS

We are often asked what the difference between the Nightforce NXS Rifle Scopes and the Nightforce Benchrest Rifle Scopes are. Here is a response we got from our good friend Nathan Hunt, formerly of Nightforce Optics, on the subject: “Both models are inspected individually for resolution, tracking accuracy, and point of impact shift after being subjected to a battery of impacts: side impacts from the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o clock positions on the objective bell (this includes the adjustable...

Binocular Harness / Suspenders

When it comes to field convenience the binocular harness, some folks call them suspenders, rein supreme. This handy device allows the weight of the binocular, camera, etc. to be distributed across the back and shoulders and not the neck. When ever our staff ventures out for a field trip these are an essential part of our gear. There are plenty of good models on the market but if the manufacturer offers one we suggest you buy that one, they often contain little design changes that are handy. For...