vortex-viper-hd-binoculars

Review: Vortex Viper HD Binoculars

  Outdoor Empire pick for the best hunting binoculars. Many are familiar with the company Vortex due to their high-quality red dot optics. However, that is...
hunting vs golf laser rangefinder

Hunting VS Golf Rangefinders, Differences Explained!

A laser rangefinder is a device used to measure the distance between you and a target. That target could be a 10-point buck, hole...
Celestron 20-60x60mm

The 10 Best Spotting Scopes of 2019 Reviewed: The Definitive Guide

If you are into birdwatching and other naturalist activities, hunting, and shooting, a spotting scope is something that you may need and want to...
night vision vs thermal

Night Vision Versus Thermal Imaging – Full Comparison!

When it comes to choosing an electronic optic, you have a lot of decisions to make. For nighttime use, you will be looking at both night...
Various lenses

Optics 101: Anti-Reflective Lens Coatings

We live in a time where optics are clearer than they have ever been before. You can see farther and better in low light conditions, allowing you...
man looking at a distant landscape with binocs

How Far Can You See with Binoculars and Spotting Scopes?

Man, this is a hard question to answer! It has tons and tons of answers. Frankly, it is too open-ended to answer realistically for...
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...
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...
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...
man looking through binocs

What is Eye Relief and How It Works?

  If you have browsed or perused any type of optic, you may have noticed one of the specs is called eye relief. Eye relief can be...