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First Lite Fusion Camouflage

New for the fall of 2014 First Lite Wool hunting clothing has come out with their own camouflage pattern; called Fusion.  This pattern was built and designed exclusively for First Lite.  I was able to see this pattern almost a full year in advance of it coming out and I was extremely excited…


Leica Rangefinder 1000r and 1600 b promotion!

Now through Dec. 31 2015 if you buy any Leica Rangefinder (the 1000r or 1600b) you’ll recieve a free Surefire Flashlight valued at $85.

If you’ve read our head to head rangefinder review we did earlier this year you’ll know how great of…


Vortex Razor HD 50mm Spotting Scope review

Over the last year I have been able to get some extensive time glassing behind the Vortex Razor HD 50mm spotting scope.  Coming from a lightweight backpacking perspective I had been a fan and personal user of the Nikon ED50 spotting scope that has been on the market for a long time.   If you…


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…


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


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…