Best Thermal Scopes for Tactical Night Vision

10 Best Thermal Scopes 2020

Thermal scopes are a complicated and advanced piece of equipment, there is no doubt about that. There is no product that can do what they do.  They aren’t night vision but something else entirely and, in many ways, better.  Before we go too far, let’s answer some common questions about thermal optics.What does a thermal scope do?Where night vision amplifies…

best deer rifles

Best Deer Rifle Reviews 2020

When answering the question as to the 10 best deer rifles a major part of the answer to that question is what, where, and how are you considering any specific rifle for the task at hand?  Deer rifles are basically classed into two major groups, those rifles that will be used in open country as in mountains or open plains…

Best Long Range Rifles for 2020

When deciding on what is the best group of long range rifles with a count of nine, my selection process centered around selecting rifles that offered exceptional ability to hit long range targets, were among the longest range shooting systems, and were at the same time within reach of most riflemen in terms of cost.  Believe me there are some…

Best-Varmint-Rifle

Selecting The Seven Best Varmint Rifles 2020

Back when I started to consider special rifles as dedicated varmint rifles, we were rebuilding WW II 03A3 Springfield’s into target stocked 30-06 long range wood chuck shooters. At the time most varmint type rifles were not much more then somewhat upgrade glass sight standard bolt action rifles, and among them were the Remington Model 700’s. A few military Mauser’s,…

Best 7.62×39 Rifles Reviews 2020

Developed in 1943 by the Russian Army the 7.62X39 mm cartridge has been the main stay of Russia and various other non NATO alined countries right up to present day. Along with the cartridge by way of a very long and successful history has come a series of firearms that fit the profile of a get the job done ordnance…

Best 300 Win Mag Rifles for Sniper, Hunting 2020

Developed to up gun the 30-06 Springfield, then taken over by massive numbers of hunters in the American west, the 300 Winchester Magnum has become a bench mark of American high power rifle cartridge design. When long range is the game the 300 Win Mag is the name, and the following information will give you some idea to exactly why…

Best Airsoft Sniper Rifles 2020

In the world of Airsoft guns there are no limits to design, being the weapons are powered by gas, spring, or electric sources.  These guns are not firearms as a firearm requires a gas powered energy source taken from a propellent based material that build a power source gas behind a real bullet.  For the most part Airsoft guns are…

Best Pellet Rifle 2020 – Shooting With Air

Today the modern pellet rifle has changed a great deal from those built in the last decade. The rifles are advanced in terms of accuracy, carry some very high velocity, and as such produce far more terminal energy down range. These modern air rifles are priced right up with some better grade firearms on the sporting goods market, and often…

Best 30-06 Rifles 2020 – The Timeless 30-06 Springfield

I started building deer rifles from WW II surplus 03-A3 Springfield 30-06 rifles back in the 1950’s.  The project were compete rebuild off the original military rifles, and they became so well known locality that they paid for about half of my living expenses during my first two years of college.  The bottom line is the 30-06 rifle and that…

Barrett Rifle Model 82A1 Review

Modern armies have always strived to get for their troopers as much firepower as possible in a small package. During World War One, both the British and Germans protected their machine guns crews. While in the opening days of the First World War, British had successfully smashed protective steel plates of the German machine guns and snipers by using the African…

Barrett Rifle M99 Review

With more than 30 years of experience in guns of impressive firepower, the Barrett Firearms Manufacturing is an undisputed leader in large-caliber rifle design and manufacturing.ANTI-TANK/MATERIAL RIFLESThe bullpup Barrett M99 is a bolt-action sniper rifle chambered in .50-BMG/12.7x99mm caliber and designed by Barrett Firearms Co. to meet the requirements of the civilian market for an inexpensive but accurate .50 caliber long-range target…

Rifle Actions, Types, Safety Tech and Tips

An established theory claim that firearms were invented at the end of the XIV century and despite various improvements the matchlocks, flintlocks and percussion firearm remained a cumbersome and unpredictable device. And only the discovering of a self-contained metallic cartridge in the 1830’s rendered all other ignition systems obsolete. While the most contemporary rifle mechanisms dated from the latter part of…

Best 308 rifles

Best .308 Rifles 2020 -Battle, Bolt Action, Semi auto and Hunting rifles

In common usage, .308 refers to the .308 Winchester cartridge. Although there are other rifles with this bore designation, .308 Winchester is by far the most common. Introduced in 1952, the .308 Winchester was designed to have the same power as the .30-06 Springfield in a shorter cartridge case, using more advanced propellant technology..308 WINCHESTER VS. 7.62X51MMThe .308 Winchester was…

Best Lever Action Rifle 2020 – 357 30-30, 45-70 and More

Without question the most iconic rifle ever made has to be regarded as the lever action rifle. As a design the rifle dates back to 1837, and is best regarded as the rifle design that won the American west. The first lever rifles were built by Colt  under the Patent Arms Mfg Co. These rifles were listed as #1, and #2…

Best bolt action rifle

Best Bolt-Action Rifle Reviews & 15 Best Choices 2020

The bolt-action rifle is one of the classic firearms for hunting, sporting, and many other purposes. They are simple, elegant, and reliable. It’s no wonder they are one of the most popular firearm types for many uses. Maybe you’d like one of your own and you’d like to pick the best bolt action rifle for your needs. Read on to…

Best 6.5 Creedmoor Rifles 2020

Ruger Predator Hawkeye 6.5 Creedmoor on 600 yard range during testingWith the early development of the 6.5 Creedmoor round by Hornady ammunition I made a prediction in print that this cartridge would end up being Americas new 30-30 cartridge. What I meant by that statement was it would gain such popularity that  the 6.5 Creedmoor would mirror the acceptance of…

Best 1-8x Scope

Best 1-8x Scopes Reviews and Guide 2020

Low Power Variable Optic (LPVO) continues to advance in capability and decrease in cost, merging the best features of red dots and magnified scopes in one practical sighting instrument. Low powered scopes might be the best versatile solution for shooters who want to trade a few feet of the field of view at 1x for a full 8x magnification.     Most…

Best Crossbow Scope

Best Crossbow Scope Reviews 2020

Similar to a classic bow, a crossbow is an elastic ranged weapon that uses a bolt instead of a conventional arrow. Compared to traditional bow and arrow, a modern crossbow is in huge expansion with many hunters switching to using them.  One of the reasons why the crossbows are growing in popularity can be found in manipulation with them, resembling…

Everything you Need to Know About Rangefinders 2020

Rangefinders are becoming more and more a part of everyday life. What was once reserved mostly for military professions has spread out in the world of sports, photography, and even automotive design. There have been a number of different technologies used for the purpose though most modern rangefinders make use of lasers to get a precise measurement.What is a Rangefinder?At…

You can see 9 of the best rangefinder for hunting below

Best RangeFinder for Hunting 2020 Reviews – Bow, Rifle and Long Range

If you want to make your shots count, you have to know the range.  Sure, we have all used ‘Kentucky Windage’ but that’s a guessing game.  It works better with open sights but when you start dealing with magnification, it can throw everything off.  If you want to be precise, you need the best rangefinder for hunting that you can…

Proven Tips For Improving Bowhunting Skills

Anyone who tells you bow hunting is easy is flat out lying.  From the time you start your scouting in midsummer until the rut in late fall, there are going to be challenges.  If you are looking to up your game, we have some bowhunting tips to balance the odds in your favor. You will still have to do your part,…

Simmons LRF 600 Review

Simmons LRF 600 : Review and Rating 2020

The word that comes to mind when I think of Simmons is ‘versatile.’  There are far better rangefinders on the market if you want to specialize, of course those also cost significantly more.  However, if you are on a budget and you want a rangefinder that will serve you well in all your hunting endeavors, there are few that are…

Nikon 8397 ACULON AL11 Reviews

Nikon 8397 ACULON AL11: Review and Rating 2020

When it comes to optics, few companies have managed the quality and affordability of Nikon.  Their Monarch series of optics have dominated the world of mid-range shooting scopes for decades.  Robust and known for accuracy, Nikon’s move into the world of high quality rangefinders is nothing less than stellar! Check Price on Amazon Optical Quality9Range6Accuracy9Weigh8Ease of Use8Features6Overall Rating7.6While not the…

Vortex Ranger 1300

Vortex Optics Ranger 1300: Review and Rating 2020

If you have somehow missed the memo on Vortex Optics its time you gave them a serious look.  It may have started with rifle optics but they have expanded to take over the whole of the optics world with some of the best quality products out there that are so affordable its hard to believe.  Someday, someone may figure out…

Bushnell Bone Collector Laser Rangefinder

Bushnell Bone Collector: Review and Rating 2020

There is a lot to be said about simple technology.  Something that is no more than what it needs to be to do the task at hand with no fluff or filler to drain your pockets.  The Bushnell Bone Collector is just such a piece of technology.  Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it isn’t powerful, the Bone Collector does…

TecTecTec ProWild Review and Rating

TecTecTec ProWild: Review and Rating 2020

While TecTecTec may lack the pedigree of a lot of the classic optics manufactures being only about 4 years old, they have proven they can knock out a solid product that is in a class with other manufacturers but at a price that should easily slide into most people’s budgets.  Everywhere you look, the reviews are off the charts for…

Bushnell Scout DX Review and Rating

Bushnell Scout DX: Review and Rating 2020

Bushnell has been producing optics for decades and I will be the first to admit that they haven’t always been the best quality.  But they are about the best you can get in a budget price range.  In the specific case of this rangefinder, it is a budget option but when it comes to features it is actually very impressive!…

ATN LaserBallistics 1000 Reviews

ATN Laser Ballistics 1000: Review and Rating 2020

Image credit: bhphotovideo.comAre you a tech-savvy hunter and willing to throw in with the newest tech to help you bag that trophy buck? We don’t judge, we use rangefinders too but this one is in a whole other league.  If you want the best technology on your side when you go into the field, the ATN Laser Ballistics 1500 is…

Leupold RX-1200i

Leupold RX-1200i: Review and Rating 2020

If you are a hunter, it’s a guarantee that you have heard of Leupold.  They have produced some of the best optics on the market for almost a generation.  The reputation they have earned is well deserved with renown craftsmanship and some of the clearest glass on the market. Check Price on Amazon Optical Quality9Range9Accuracy9Weigh8Ease of Use8Features7Overall Rating8.3All of the…

Nikon Arrow ID 3000 Review and Rating

Nikon Arrow ID 3000: Review and Rating 2020

Nikon has had a reputation for quality optics at fair prices for decades.  Their Monarch series alone has sold thousands of scopes.  When you combine good glass with full featured optics and offer them for sometimes as little as half what the competitors do, you are sure to be a favorite.  The Arrow ID series does with rangefinders what the…

Best .22 Rifle Scope Reviews 2020

Almost every gun owner is guaranteed to own a .22 rifle.  For most of us, it was the first rifle we ever owned and the one we grew up shooting.  It was the foundation of our learning and for that reason, we will always love the .22.  Combing this caliber with the best .22 scope is a natural progression. A scoped…

Best Binocular For Hunting 2020 – You’ll Want Right Now

We all know the naked eye is limited and to be proficient and effective scouts, we need something to improve our vision.  You would never go out in the dim light to look for sign without a flashlight so why head into the open country without some form of optical advantage?There are a lot of optics used by hunters from…

Bushnell H2O Review and Rating 2020

Bushnell is known for producing rock solid products to begin with.  If they set out to produce something with over the top durability, you know it is going to be tough as nails.  That is exactly what they have produced with the Bushnell H20. Optical Quality8Range6Size7Weight9Durability9Overall Rating7.8 Check Price on Amazon Perfectly geared for those who work in the wetter…

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Binocular Reviews and Rating 2020

Every avid outdoorsman has heard of Bushnell. Their optics were legendary long before they ever thought up the Legend series. What they have done with these binoculars is pushed everything past the extreme to the most amazing binoculars they have ever made.Bushnell has been around for ages and have pretty much perfected the art of optical quality.  From their Rifle…

Vortex Optics Vanquish Binocular Review and Rating 2020

Vortex Optics, the company taking the entire optics world by storm.  Rangefinders, riflescopes, you name it and they do it better than most every other company out there.  The same is true of these amazing compact binoculars. Check Price on Amazon Optical Quality9Magnification7Size8Weight9Durability10Overall Rating8.7 Any product you put your hands on from Vortex will be the best quality you can…

Apeman Folding Binoculars Review and Rating 2020

If you are in the market for a new set of binoculars, you have to slow down a little and ask yourself what makes binoculars good?  Well, you can get the best of everything if you are willing to pay the price.  A great set of binoculars can cost over a thousand bucks but you can get a good set…

Wingspan Optics Spectator Binocular Review and Rating 2020

There are a number of people who use binoculars.  We tend to focus mostly on the hunters but many sports fans and birdwatchers tend to use binoculars as well.  The great thing about a set of binoculars are that the purpose doesn’t matter if the product is good. Check Price on Amazon That is the case of the Spectators by…

Guide to buy the Best Rifle Scopes

Best Rifle Scopes Reviews 2020 – How To Choose The Best Scope

Very few types of shooting capture the imagination and intrigue of long range shooting. Something about really getting out there and hitting a target at hundreds of yards is intensely satisfying.This has only been made more popular by movies like American Sniper and Enemy at the Gates.  If you are ready to take that step in your shooting career, this…