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Guide to Roadside Wildlife for Watchers & Photographers

  By Tony Martins I’m often asked about my wildlife photography, particularly how to get close enough to wild animals to take decent quality photo images. While good stalking skills out in the field are an important asset in this pursuit, truth be told, many of my best wildlife photos …

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BEST OF SHOT 2017 – HUNTING: Part 1

  By Tony Martins Attendance at the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s 2017 Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) was the second highest ever, boasting nearly 65,000 industry professionals and 1600 exhibiting companies on the main show floors, and scores of first-time exhibitors. In addition to a mind boggling array …

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2017 Outdoor Resolutions

  It’s resolution season, and whether you admit it out loud or not, most everyone has a resolution of some sort. While you may decide to focus on losing weight or working out more, there are also plenty of outdoor resolutions you can make, and many of them go hand …

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New Leupold Products For 2016

  At this year’s SHOT Show, Leupold had a lot to announce as far as product updates and redesigns go. From new optics and accessories to the launch of a signature Leupold apparel line, there was plenty to be excited about. Rifle Scopes VX-3i Rifle Scope The biggest announcement at …

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Perfection, Achieved? Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6×24 Review

  By Kip Staton The Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6×24 represents a top-of-the-line brand with top-of-the-line features, and it is fast becoming a benchmark in the upper end of the AR-15 optics market. Needless to say, the reputation the Razor HD Gen II 1-6×24 has garnered in the three-gun …

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Red Vs. Green Lasers: Smackdown

  By Guy J. Sagi Figuring out which color laser-aiming system is best for you—and your budget—can be confusing. Thankfully, it’s not rocket science, although the technology packed into these modern marvels that can make you a better shooter certainly is. Human eyes detect green better than red, an evolutionary …

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Rifle Scope Or Red Dot? Which To Choose

  By David Link It may sound like a simple question, or even a no-brainer, but the conundrum of choosing a rifle scope vs. red dot / reflex sight can be a difficult decision for some, especially if they plan to shoot only shorter distances. Personal preference is usually the …

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Nikon M-223 and P-223 Shootout: Which is Best for You?

  By Kip Staton We live in a fantastic age to be firearms owners, particularly in regard to the AR-15 platform. Never before have we had such immediate access to new, innovative products and versatile accessories. However, one of the of the biggest advantages the standard 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington AR-15 …

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Leupold: Excellence In Optics

  By David Link When any serious hunter or shooter thinks American sport optics, the name Leupold is almost always in the conversation. Like the major firearms manufacturers that changed their industry forever in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Leupold name has become synonymous with high quality optics …