Optics Review

Swarovski’s Ballistic Turret

These days, rifles are more accurate and can shoot farther than ever before. Military sniper rifles and bench rest rifles can accurately reach ranges of 1000 yards or more on a regular basis. Most shooters can afford a sub-MOA rifle these days and in a caliber that gives good knock down potential even at greater distances. This gives modern hunters and shooters confidence to make ethical kill, and more accurate shots farther. Since there are so many rifles out there that shoot very well, you...

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...

The new Swarovision EL 42 Binoculars

How can the best possibly get any better? It’s hard to imagine getting a better binocular than the Swarovski EL series, but the new generations of Swarovski EL Swarovision 42 binoculars are even better. By using a flatter lens, the new EL 42’s will have the ability to pick up the smallest details and finest structures with sharp clarity up to the image edge. These binoculars give you very sharp peripheral focus, even the finest objects in the very edge of the binocular are very clear. This...

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...