Tag: riflescopes

Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25x56mm Review

  By Trampas Swanson As one of the most well-respected optics manufacturers in the world, Leupold Optics has always been known for their high quality products produced for the military, law enforcement and civilian worlds. The new Mark 5HD series scopes are just one of the newest products released intended …

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Leupold VX-Freedom 3-9x40mm Review

  By Kip Staton kipstaton.com I actually have quite a bit of leeway in what I can choose to review or not review. I enjoy trying out and checking things on the higher-end of the quality and budget spectrum, since those products are generally more interesting to me. So when …

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Steiner H4Xi 3-12×56 Review: Quality in the Basics

By Kip Staton kipstaton.com I like technical scopes. Optics with intricate elevation knobs, long instruction manuals, and complex reticles are some of my favorite things to write about. I just enjoy learning about them, using them in the field, and always looking at what’s new. So when the Steiner H4Xi …

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Kestrel 5700 Elite vs. 5700 Ballistic: Which is Right for You?

By Kip Staton kipstaton.com Many readers may balk at the high cost of entry associated with a ballistics powerhouse like the Kestrel 5700 Elite. It’s not a cheap tool, but it goes without saying that a more-than-basic wind meter is essential for the serious rifle shooter. While we did an …

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Zeiss Conquest V4 1-4x24mm Review: The Perfect 1-4x?

  By Kip Staton I like small, handy rifles. I’ve owned AR-15s with fixed and collapsible stocks, and barrels ranging from 14.5” all the way to full sized 20” guns. And the one configuration I’ve had the longest is a simple, non-free floated 14.5” carbine-gassed upper with a basic M4 …

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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. …