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The Great Compensators

The Great Compensators

The laser rangefinder is arguably the most significant product introduction to the hunting world since the bolt action rifle over 100 years ago. In the early 90’s Leica introduced the first generation Geovid, a binocular capable to delivering the distance to a target...
Swarovski’s BTX: Two Years Later

Swarovski’s BTX: Two Years Later

Two years ago Swarovski introduced the BTX dual eyepiece for the X series spotting scopes. Prior to the BTX’s arrival all the other “big eyes” on the market were 12-15 lbs and required a beastly tripod to handle their weight. At 4-6 lbs (depending on objective lens)...
Browning X-Bolt Hells Canyon Long Range Rifle

Browning X-Bolt Hells Canyon Long Range Rifle

A keeper for any rifleman I was fortunate to receive a Browning X-Bolt Hells Canyon Long Range McMillan rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor for review. It seems the 6.5 Creedmoor has become the industry standard for shooters interested in extending their shooting...
Is It Time For A New Bow?

Is It Time For A New Bow?

If you’re a normal, red-blooded bowhunter, you’ve probably been looking forward to getting your hands on the new bow lineups. It’s hard not to get excited when the advertising hype comes at us from so many angles these days. We see the full-page ads, commercials on...
The Forgotten Half

The Forgotten Half

To capture unforgettable images, a great lens is at least as important as the camera body. A few years ago, good friend and fellow photographer, Rod Sinclair, and I went to photograph black bears. Rod was driving (photo strategy: make sure to have your friends drive,...