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4th of July Sale!!

Hunting season is 6 weeks away for some of the western states.  If you are still needing to add a few things to the gear list for this fall you better jump on this sale from Sandsarchery.com.

10% of everything on the site and 15% off all First Lite gear.  Time to gear…



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New Firstlite Gear for 2014

Back in 2007 Firstlite made a name for themselves by being the first company to bring high-end merino baselayers to the hunting world.  We quickly recognized the performance attributes of merino and have been huge fans of Firstlite ever since.  In 2013 Firstlite introduced their first outerwear pieces; the Uncompahgre Puffy, the



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Rapid Release Binocular Tripod Adapter Review

As a life long mule deer hunter and a guy who loves to spend days with my eyes buried in my binos; I’m a little embarrassed how long it took me to realized the benefits of putting my binos on a tripod.  I always assumed resting my elbows on my knees offered a stable enough view for…



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Best of the Best 65mm Spotting Scope Review

Best of the Best 65mm Spotting Scope Review- by Jason Wright

If you’ve ever hunted mule deer out west, you understand the importance of a quality spotting scope.  A quality spotter can save you miles of hiking and literally change the way you hunt.  But none of that matters if you leave the scope at the…



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Zeiss Diascope 15-56x65mm Spotting Scope Review

Zeiss Diascope 65 FL

 

After scouring the internet for a decent review of the Diascope 65 and finding nothing, we were excited to get out and put it to the test.  There are 3 eyepiece options: 15-45x, 15-56x, and a fixed 30x.  We chose the 15-56x because it offered the best zoom range and…



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Leica APO-Televid 25-50x65mm Spotting Scope


Leica APO-Televid 65

Leica is known for having some of the best optics in the business but for the most part they aren’t heavily marketed to hunters like some of the other major brands.  Swaro is definitely the leader (at least from a marketing perspective amongst hunters) so we were excited to put…



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Swarovski ATX 25-60x65mm Spotting Scope review

Swarovski ATX 25-60x 65

Swarovski’s new ATX modular system is a revolutionary new idea in spotting scopes.  This system integrates the eyepiece and prism into one unit and then offers 3 objective sizes of 65, 85, and 95mm.  This allows you to buy different objective lenses for different applications, whether for lightweight backpacking with the 65mm…



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Vortex Razor HD 16-48x65mm Angled Spotting Scope Review

Vortex Razor HD 65

After the huge success of the 85mm Razor HD, Vortex came out with the smaller 65mm in 2013 as well as a 50mm version. The 65mm is a great lightweight alternative for those looking to cut weight without sacrificing too much in optical performance. The Razor is one of…



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Jason’s 2014 Gear List for DIY Backcountry Hunting

Like Steve, I’m always getting phone calls and messages asking for opinions on backpacking and hunting gear.  Most of the time my recommendations for people lean towards what I use personally; which is constantly evolving.  The following is my current gear list and what I’ll be heading into the hills with for spring bear hunts…



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Rangefinder head to head review; Leica, Leupold and Vortex.

When it comes to rangefinders there are a ton of different options on the market today.

For this review we are focusing on what we consider as the best 3 options available for the archery hunter; the Leica Rangemaster 1000-R, the Leupold RX-1000i TBR, and…