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Trijicon TA33 Review – Best General-Purpose Optic?

By Kip Staton Trijicon really needs no introduction. As a supplier of magnified optics to the military for years, they recently celebrated the millionth ACOG to roll off their production line. Exceptional glass quality, bomb-proof durability and battery free illuminated reticles have made the ACOG a legendary military optic. In …

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Vortex Viper PST Gen II 1-6×24 VMR-2 (MOA) Scope Review

By Kip Staton www.kipstaton.com It’s official, Low Powered Variable Optics (or LPVO, from here on out) are here to stay. New advances in optics technology have exploded on the scene in recent years, and allow shooters to gain access to 1x red-dot-like performance yet still have enough magnification to really …

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Leica Magnus 2.4-16×56 i Review

  By Kip Staton From what I can see, many of the recent innovations in rifle optics have largely steered clear of the hunting market. These past few years have seen things like advanced reticles, amazing zoom rations and mil-based systems largely taking over the long range tactical/practical market segments. …

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Traditional German Hunt With Zeiss

  This past fall our president Igor Motkin was invited to participate in a traditional German hunt with our friends at Zeiss Optics. We thought we’d share the experience with some background on German hunting culture, details on the gear we used and plenty of photos to capture the experience. …

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Hawke Optics Vantage IR 4-12×50 And Frontier 1-6×24 Review

  By Trampas Swanson Recently, I had the great opportunity to review a pair of scopes from an optics company I haven’t never tried before, Hawke Sport Optics. I have been shooting for over 35 years and prided myself in having tried hundreds of various models and manufacturers so when …

One Million Trijicon ACOGs

  By Guy J. Sagi Trijicon has never offered a rebate on its Advanced Combat Optical Gunsights (ACOG), but this month the company is celebrating the one millionth 4×32 to roll out of the factory by offering $150 back on purchases from an authorized dealer (1800GunsAndAmmo is an authorized dealer). …

Leupold VX-5 HD 2-10x42mm Riflescope Review

  By Guy Sagi Simpler and Better – Leupold’s new VX-5HD 2-10x42mm CDS-ZL2 continues the company’s dedication to innovation internally, but shuns the kind of useless modern-day complication on the user interface that so-often muddies field expediency. It’s a refreshing in a world of technological confusion, and an under-reported subtle …

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Leupold VX-3i LRP 4.5-14x50mm Review

  By Kip Staton www.kipstaton.com To be quite honest, this is the first Leupold product I’ve come across in a long time that I’ve actually gotten excited about. Leupold’s newest scope combines features at a mid-range price level that the long range target shooter can truly appreciate. Like the name …

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Nikon BLACK X1000 4-16x50SF Illuminated X-MRAD Review

  By Kip Staton kipstaton.com Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the gun blog landscape for the past few years, you know that long-distance rifle games have never been more popular. From matches like the Mammoth Sniper challenge to the somewhat more “domesticated” Precision Rifle Series and casual …