Product Reviews & Field Tests

  1. Sig Sauer Whiskey5 5-25x52 Riflescope Review

    By Jose Gardner. The attention to detail is obvious, the glass super clear, and the features ideal for the intended purpose.
  2. Ruger Precision Rifle in .223 and Huskemaw 5-20x50 Blue Diamond Scope Review

    By John Johnston - The Ruger Precision Rifle in .223 is the perfect practice rifle for the precision shooters. Because the stock is adjustable, the rifle is heavy and has a muzzle brake; this rifle in .223 would be great for starting a young shooter off a bench. There is practically no recoil.
  3. Kahles 10x-50x MOAK Long Range Riflescope Review

    By James Mock - This scope holds point of aim, has repeatable crisp adjustments and sharp clear images. I recommend this scope to all who want the best and have the ability to pay for same.
  4. Vortex Golden Eagle HD 15-60x52 Rifle Scope Review

    Vortex Golden Eagle HD 15-60x52 Rifle Scope Review By James Mock If you were charged with building a scope for F-class or long range Benchrest, what features would you want? Vortex has been listening and they have a new Golden Eagle that has features that yours truly really appreciates. It has a power range of 15x to 60x with a 52mm objective lens. They have attempted to keep the weight as low as possible and the cost reasonable. Before I record the results of my tests, I will list the...
  5. Schmidt & Bender 5-25X56 PMII P4FL2-MOA Rifle Scope Review

    Schmidt & Bender 5-25X56 PMII P4FL2-MOA Rifle Scope Review By Steve Davis, H D Custom Rifles and Ammunition, LLC and Hammer Bullets When the opportunity to review a Schmidt & Bender rifle scope presented itself, I had to jump. I had never had the opportunity to work with a scope of this caliber. My previous experience in the field with high end rifle scopes has been with Nightforce NXS and Leupold Mark IV. I was very anxious to get my hands on this scope and see what makes these scopes...
  6. Bartlein T-Rifled Barrels

    Bartlein T-Rifled Barrels © 2017 by Glenn Burroughs Some months ago a nice custom rifle barrel chambered in 6mm BR Norma and threaded for a Remington 700 action came into my life. It originally belonged to a friend who shot it less than a hundred times, then decided he wanted a barrel with a faster twist for those very accurate, long range 105-grain bullets. The 6mm BR is just about my favorite cartridge so this barrel would be the basis of a new, and hopefully inexpensive, varmint rifle....
  7. Zeiss Victory SF 10x42 Binocular Review

    An incredible top tier pair of binoculars that anyone should be proud to rely on in the back country.
  8. Scorpyd Orion Extreme Crossbow Review

    The Scorpyd Orion Extreme is a definite step up when it comes to high performance crossbows.
  9. ATN X-Sight II HD 3-14 Day/Night Riflescope Review

    ATN X-Sight II HD 3-14 Day/Night Riflescope Review By TR Nelson The ATN X-Sight II HD 3-14 Day/Night Riflescope is the latest generation of software assisted digital optics. It is available as either a 5-20x or a 3-14x magnification, and is capable of doing a ton of neat, slick and even downright useful things, provided you know how to operate it. As the name implies, the scope allows the user to run the exact same optic during the night as in the daytime with the push of a couple buttons....
  10. My Ultra-Light Backpack Gear List - Len Backus

    The backpack equipment industry has made amazing weight-reducing improvements in the last few years. I have been continuing to lighten the weight of my backpacking gear. I am hiking many miles per year in the western mountains on my backpacking trips. Every ounce that I can take off the weight of my gear means more energy, knee comfort, trip enjoyment and feasible route distance. On my recent Teton Crest Trail Adventure with my daughter Barbara, my total weight of gear with food and water...
  11. Zeiss Conquest Gavia 85 Spotting Scope Review

    The Conquest is lighter and more functional than scopes in its similar price point and has glass quality of spotters considered a step above.
  12. Beartooth Wireless Communicator Review

    How great would it be to be able to turn your smartphone into a 2-way walkie-talkie with text and GPS location messaging, even when you don’t have any cellular reception?
  13. Tikka T3X CTR 6.5 Creedmoor + Swarovski Z8i = One Fine Hunting Rig

    As a gun writer with many years under my belt, I have looked through a lot of scopes and it still amazes me how bright and clear the Swarovski optics are in any light conditions.
  14. Len's Big Mule Deer Taken With The New LRR Mountain Rifle

    Len's Big Mule Deer Taken With The New LRR Mountain Rifle By Len Backus Three years ago I booked an LRH Group Deer Hunt with Robb Wiley of Non-Typical Outfitters for 2015. Three years is a long time to wait when you are relentlessly teased over the years with pictures of other big bucks taken by his clients in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Finally it was September of 2015. I had planned to hunt with my own rifle in the very popular new 28 Nosler cartridge but made a last minute change. In mid-summer...
  15. Nightforce SHV 5-20x56 Rifle Scope With New Exposed Elevation Turret

    My introduction to Nightforce optics happened only several years ago as I first became addicted to long range hunting. I had recently found LongRangeHunting.com and delved into a world of information about long range shooting and hunting that I could have only dreamed of. At that point I had never even heard of Nightforce, and at the time local stores didn't even carry the brand.
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