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Best 5 Binoculars Under $200

  Are you in the market for a pair of affordable binoculars? Here are five models that are a cut above the lowest price range of binoculars, but even at under $200, these binoculars offer a lot of value and performance that even serious hunters, birders and sports enthusiasts will …

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New Products At ATA – Part 1

  By Nancy Jo Adams It is always exciting to see what is new and/or improved on the Archery Trade Association (ATA) show floor each January, and this year was no different. In addition to a record breaking number of new bow releases at this event, I found a plethora …

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2015 Articles In Review

  In 2016, we’ve got some big things coming like more optics and gear products reviews, 2016 SHOT Show coverage and other great how-to and opinion articles. But before we get moving on more 2016 content, let’s take a look back at the best articles from 2015. Product Reviews The …

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Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x36mm Binocular Review

  By Joel Zielke Bushnell – the name has been around forever (or 1948…) and might be one of the most easily recognized names in the optics industry. As a child, most of the people in my family had something from Bushnell around the house. As one of the larger, …

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Leupold BX-2 Cascades 10×42 Binocular Review

  By Joel Zielke Maybe it’s because Leupold is a local (to me) company. Maybe it’s because they have a great reputation. Maybe it’s because I have never heard anyone complain about any of their products. Maybe it’s just because I have liked their products when I have had a …

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Sizing Sitka Gear For Women

  By Robin Follette While the number of women hunting is growing quickly, the number of outfitters for women isn’t keeping pace. We sometimes have to “make do” with what we’re offered.  Sitka makes it not only possible but comfortable. How do you as a huntress get comfortable in men’s …

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Vortex Crossfire 8×42 Binocular Review

  By David Link Recently the Vortex Crossfire 8×42 roof prism binoculars received a makeover from the Vortex Optics team. It was previously known as the Vortex Crossfire II 8×42, and although this distinction can be confusing, the new Vortex Crossfire series (devoid of the II) can easily distinguished by …

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Vortex Diamondback 20-60x60mm Product Review

  By CoolGearSK You are looking at the great compact spotting scope from Vortex: the Diamondback 20-60×60. Vortex decided to show some love to Slovak and Czech outdoor enthusiasts and supplied me with this nice compact spotting scope with variable magnification. I am always amazed by the quality of Vortex …

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Saving the Family Vacation… and Waging War Against Mosquitoes!

  By Jason Herbert Since I can remember, my family and I have taken at least one summer vacation into God’s Country- Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We love the UP for several reasons: the wildlife and scenery, new adventures and old favorites, and most of all- time together. Adventuring in the …

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Bow Sights 101: Looking For A New Bow Sight For Archery Season?

  By Nancy Jo Adams I remember my very first bow set-up. I walked into Archery Unlimited in Prattville, Alabama, as the owner Rick Hellums, approached me asking if there was anything he could help me with. This first impression was very good, after my experience of being looked at …