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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”...
Hunter with night vision binocular

Night Vision: Can I Legally Hunt With It?

Is Night Vision Legal? Generally, this is an easy question to answer. Night vision and thermal devices are legal to own in the United...
IR illuminator

Do You Need An Infrared Illuminator For NV? ( Complete Overview )

  Do you need an infrared illuminator? If you plan to use night vision, then yes. Regardless of the type of night vision device you...
ATN NVB5X-2

Review: ATN NVB5X-2 Night Vision Binoculars

Outdoor Empire pick as best NV binocular for the money. Unlike normal binoculars, NV binocs can’t have something crazy like a 20 power magnification. Instead, you...

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