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Leica 800 CRF and 1600 CRF Laser Rangefinder Review

The last three generations of Leica rangefinders have all been built on the same chassis, and only improved their reputation as one of the premium manufacturers of sporting rangefinders. Most optics companies offer a maximum distance value that can be difficult for a regular person to achieve in realistic environments. More often than not, a […]

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Vortex Binocular Warranty: A Game Changer in the Optics Industry “Lifetime, Transferable, No Hassle”

Binoculars are a lifetime purchase. Their the sort of thing that gets bought once every 10-25 years on average, and once you have them, you’re pretty much set. Unless of course they get dropped. Or the kids take them for a swim in the lake. Or a mirror falls out of alignment. What happens then? […]

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Vortex Recon R/T Tactical 10X50 Monocular Video Review

The Vortex Recon R/T Monocular is one of the most versatile pieces of glass I’ve used. It is tough, and able to be carried externally on a pack without needing to be babied. The glass is bright, the design is solid, and the reticle is an interesting change for anyone looking to range without a […]

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Leica vs Vortex: Rangefinder Review of the Vortex Ranger 1000 and Leica CRF 800 Video

In this review we stack our Vortex Rangefinder against the Leica 1000 rangefinder! I’ve spent a lot of time with both of these laser rangefinders in various different situations. Between the two of these, I feel I will keep the Vortex Ranger 1000 and sell the Leica CRF 800. The Vortex Ranger 1000 was introduced […]

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Laser Rangefinder Brand Comparisons and Thoughts Video

Comparing Laser Rangefinder Brands – Comparisons and Thoughts Over the last 3 years I’ve tried and tested the current rangefinders from all the major manufacturers. We do some laser rangefinder brand comparison, and produce a collection of short opinions from me, based on my personal experience. I have a more detailed review of the Vortex […]

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Understanding Binocular Pricing: How the Law of Diminishing Returns Applies to Binocular Quality

How much do you really need to spend on a pair of binoculars? In our article on choosing your first pair of binoculars, we examined the three base components of a binocular: the mirror, the lens and the quality of glass. From there, we learned that the quality of glass establishes the biggest difference in […]

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Roles and Tasks: Where Different Binocular Sizes Shine

Here we will go over some common uses for binoculars and which mirror and lens sizes fit best for each of those applications. Binocular sizes vary widely so if you need help determining what each number means, read our How to Choose Binoculars Beginner’s Guide. Hunting: Almost all hunters need binoculars. Observing through a riflescope […]

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How to Choose Binoculars: A Beginners Guide

Binoculars are certainly a crucial tool for any outdoorsman. Although their basic technology dates back centuries, the ability to see beyond the range of the naked eye is immensely valuable. Some people use binoculars for their work, others when hiking in the outdoors, or sometimes just to watch the boats in the bay. Because there […]

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