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Vortex Ranger 1500

Review: Vortex Ranger 1500 – Is it Worth the Cost? 

Outdoor Empire pick for the best long-range shooting rangefinder Is quality your biggest concern when purchasing a rangefinder? Is budget not an issue? If you answered yes...
reflective vs non reflective target

Rangefinder Reflective Vs Non-Reflective Target Range Explained!

Let’s say you are in the market for the best rangefinder. You are doing your research, weighing your options, and thinking about those really...
telescope against the light

Optics 101: Light Transmission Explained!

Regardless of what kind of optic you have -- a spotting scope, a rangefinder, a pair of binoculars, or a rifle scope, there may...
Spotting scope on tripod at outdoor archery target range

The Best Spotting Scopes For Target Shooting In 2018: The Definitive Guide ( In-Depth...

What is that? Is it a hole in the 9 ring? Wait, is it under the bull’s eye? Is that a smudge, or is...
Vortex Viper

Review: Vortex Viper HD Spotting Scope

  Outdoor Empire pick for best spotting scope for hunting The Vortex Viper is one of the three spotting scopes that Vortex creates. It is a mid tier...
digiscoping with Swarovski scope

Getting Started With Digiscoping ( All You Need To Know )

One interesting aspect of spotting scopes is the ability to turn them into a powerful camera lens. Digiscoping applies to both spotting scopes and...
Bushnell Trophy XLT 20-60x65mm

Review: Bushnell Trophy XLT Spotting Scope

Outdoor Empire pick for best spotting scope for the money. Bushnell is a pretty big optics company who has been around for quite some time....
Armasight Spark Core

Review: Armasight Spark CORE

Outdoor Empire pick for best NV monocular for the money. The Armasight Spark CORE is aiming to bring night vision to the masses. Most high-quality night...
Various lenses

Optics 101: Anti-Reflective Lens Coatings

Lens coating was discovered by Alexander Smakula, a Carl Zeiss engineer, in the 1930's. He was credited for developing it, and this completely changed the world...
spotter checking the distance to target with long-range rangefinder

The Best Rangefinders For Long Range Shooters In 2018: The Definitive Guide (with In-Depth...

Long range shooting is an exact science. To be successful, the shooter must know and understand a long list of variables. Of course, “long range”...

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