Category Archives: Optics

The Long-Term Test


Weaver’s 3-15×42 Super Slam Has Been Giving John Perfect Satisfaction since 2010 By John Barsness Weaver scopes have been known

Let’s Make It Clear


Here’s What The Optical Terms Used To Describe Binoculars And Riflescopes Really Mean. By John Barsness Most shooters know some

For Wide-Open Spaces


The New, Lightweight Leupold VX-R 4-12×40 30mm CDS Helps Extend The range Of Today’s Rifles. By John Barsness Every generation

Optical Brightness


Why Some Scopes Work Better Than Others. By John Barsness Many shooters think optical brightness is totally due to good

Top Glass


Swarovski X5 Riflescopes Deliver High-End Performance. By John Barsness Many riflescope companies really like the hot trend toward “tactical” style

Homemade Zero Stops


If You Like To Twirl Dials, Returning To Your Original Zero Is No Longer A Problem. The development of affordable

The Optics Of Iron


Traditional Rifle Sights Use Neither Lenses Nor Batteries, But Obey Similar Physical Laws. Most shooters think optical sighting devices must

Fit For A King


Nikon’s Monarch 3 2.5-10×42 is a durable hunting scope able to withstand magnum recoil. Among the most interesting and valuable

Reticle Rangefinding


Riflescopes Offer A Simple Way To Check Or Compute Range. Here’s How. Sometimes it seems rifle shooters went directly from

Clearly Superior


The Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x42mm Compact scope. Ever since Nightforce Optics opened shop in the little town of Orofino, Idaho, in

The Monarch 7


Nikon’s 4-16x50mm SF BDC Custom XR Delivers Performance Beyond Its Price. On my new quest to find top-notch hunting scopes