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Zeiss Conquest Gavia 85 vs. Zeiss Victory Harpia 85

Zeiss Conquest Gavia 85 vs. Zeiss Victory Harpia 85

Last fall I had the opportunity to test out two Zeiss spotting scopes, the Victory Harpia 85 ($4600) and Conquest Gavia 85 ($1999). Obviously, the price point on these optics are quite different, but knowing the Zeiss name, I planned on both being great products. I...
Nightforce NX8 Rifle Scope Review

Nightforce NX8 Rifle Scope Review

Nightforce Optics has been an industry leader when it comes to bulletproof riflescopes for the last 20 years. Their reputation for durability and accuracy has been proven through its application in both military deployments and benchrest competitions around the globe....
Gear Legends: Buck Knives Model 119

Gear Legends: Buck Knives Model 119

A History Spanning Generations As a young man, Hoyt Buck served as an apprentice to a Kansas blacksmith. In search of a new method to temper steel, he handmade the first Buck Knife from a worn file blade in 1902. His handcrafted knives really began to be appreciated...
Swarovski dS 5-25×52 Smart Riflescope Overview

Swarovski dS 5-25×52 Smart Riflescope Overview

No product category has evolved more in the last five years than riflescopes. Not long ago, a 3-9x scope was the industry standard. However, with the invention of the laser rangefinder, shooters have been clamoring for more advanced riflescopes. The optics industry...