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 sniper scope, there may...
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....
view through a thermal scope

How to Sight in a Thermal Scope ( 6-Step Process )

You’ve gone off and bought yourself a thermal scope. It was likely a significant investment, but it’s one you won’t regret. Thermal optics are...
Armasight Spark Core on head mount

The 8 Best Night Vision Monoculars of 2019 Reviewed: The Definitive Guide

  It’s amazing when you trace the history of night vision technology and see not only how effective has become, but how small night vision...
man holding binoculars

Looking Through Binoculars 101: How to Focus, Adjust, and More

  Using binoculars seem to be simple in nature. It's two lenses you stick to your face and look at things through. But if you've...
scope mount on rifle

How to Choose A Scope Mount? ( Scope Rings Vs 1-Piece Mount )

Scopes mounts are the handshake that creates a unification between rifle and scope. They are crucial to a successful and accurate gun, and are...
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...
Hunter with a shotgun and pair of binoculars

6 Best Binoculars For Hunting Deer, Elk & Other Game

If you're hunting, you need binoculars. It's as simple as that. In order to ethically take a shot, you need to identify the target animal species...

The 11 Best Trail Cameras Reviewed – Hunting, Wildlife Monitoring and Home Security

Good information is vital to any hunt. Sure, you can venture into the woods with a rifle and a dream, hoping to see a deer. You'll...
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...