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Glassing the Dead Field of View


Bill Hardy is one of the leading pioneers of modern hunting methods used in the desert southwest.

“I don’t know who put the first scope on a high-powered rifle…and I don’t know who the first guy was to put a sight on a bow and arrow.  But I know who was the first one to put a binocular on a tripod—that I know,” Tracy Hardy tells me as he gestures to his father, Bill Hardy, as we relax in his trophy room one evening to hear Bill tell how hunting in the Southwest has changed over the decades and the influence he had on those changes. Continue reading Glassing the Dead Field of View

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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.

Steiner Introduces New Wildlife XP Binoculars


wildlifexp-10x44cThe new Steiner Wildlife XP Series binoculars will offer ultra-high definition and precision German engineering. These new binoculars feature fluoride glass, precision ground Schott lenses and a new Ultra-HD optical system to offer hunters, birders and other outdoor enthusiasts a wider field of view, true color fidelity and crisp sharpness.

“The new Wildlife XP Continue reading Steiner Introduces New Wildlife XP Binoculars