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Swarovski Scopes – It’s What’s Inside That Counts

This cross section of the X5 series turret shows the intricacy of the interior of the long range scope.

The inside of a Swarovski riflescope is a rugged balance of minute parts, all working in concert to help you get your shot where you want it to go and retain the zero so you can repeat that shot again and again. Continue reading Swarovski Scopes – It’s What’s Inside That Counts

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Scopes – When Is Tactical Practical?

Talking with a friend the other day, the subject of tactical scopes came up. “Why do they cost so much more than regular hunting scopes?” was pretty much the gist of the conversation. A darn good question, but one that is very difficult to answer because there are so many exceptions to the rule. In fact, there is no rule. Indeed, many scope makers designate some models or series as Tactical/Long Range because they share many of the same features. Continue reading Scopes – When Is Tactical Practical?

GPO, USA Introduces Passion ED Binocular Line

GPO, USA, the industry’s newest premium optics company, introduces the PASSION ED binocular portfolio. This product is German designed and engineered, combining quality, features, price and value for the benefit of the American hunter, birder or outdoor enthusiast. The PASSION ED binocular lineup is built on a high-performance and highly durable magnesium frame and includes 32mm and 42mm objective lens models.

“PASSION ED will set a new benchmark for this industry by offering the highest quality/value ratio seen. Optically, it’s excellent as expected from a GPO product, but we have also incorporated features into this binocular that are normally seen in products priced significantly higher,” says Michael Jensen, owner and CEO of GPO, USA.

The PASSION ED binocular line will be initially offered in 8×32, 10×32, 8×42 and 10×42 models. With smooth-rotating aluminum locking eyecups and a magnesium micro-bridge and main core ergonomically built for maximum hand-holding comfort, these binoculars will meet the needs of everyone looking for a high-performance entry-premium field optic.

Models include a wide-angle field of view, GPObright high-transmission lens coating technology boasting 90% light transmission, extended eye relief and close-focus capabilities that are sure to please the optical enthusiast. Waterproof and nitrogen-purged for fog-proof capability, the line features phase-coated prisms for optical performance and an included custom molded hard case. All models are available in four colors: Charcoal Black, Deep Green, Desert Sand, and Dark Brown Earth.

ZEISS Introduces New Victory Pocket Binoculars

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics announces the launch of the new Victory Pocket binoculars. Compact and lightweight, the new Victory Pocket binoculars weigh in at just 10 ounces and are available in 8×25 and 10×25 models. Continue reading ZEISS Introduces New Victory Pocket Binoculars