The Only Tripod to Consider: Vanguard Alta Pro with 263AB 100 Kit

Vanguard Alta PRO
Vanguard Alta PRO

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There are so many decent tripods available, each with its own best this or best that. I’m just going to flat out recommended one of them – the Vanguard Alta Pro with the 263AB 100 Kit, which gives you the ballhead in addition to the tripod itself.

You can argue with me that there are better tripods for this reason and for that purpose, but overall most people will be more than happy with the Vanguard Alta Pro. It will more than likely satisfy your tripod needs for a long time to come.

So if you’re in a hurry and just want to check the pricing and availability of this Vanguard tripod at Amazon, click the link just below. Continue reading “The Only Tripod to Consider: Vanguard Alta Pro with 263AB 100 Kit”

SIG Sauer Zulu Series Binoculars Review: Take Your Pick

SIG Sauer Zulu9 Binoculars
SIG Sauer Zulu9 Binoculars

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SIG Sauer makes a lot of high-quality optics and firearms. Their Zulu Series of binoculars is among them. (I made brief mention of them earlier here. I’ve also told you about their line of rangefinders here.)

In the review, let’s take a closer look at the Zulu binoculars so you can have a better idea which, if any, of them are what you’ve been looking for in a fine pair of glasses.

If you are short on time and just want to check the availability and pricing of SIG Sauer Zulu binoculars on Amazon, you can click any of the links in the list just below. Continue reading “SIG Sauer Zulu Series Binoculars Review: Take Your Pick”

Best Spotting Scopes for Birding in 2017: Do We Have a Winner?

Vortex Optics Razor HD 11-33x50 spotting scope
Vortex Optics Razor HD 11-33×50 spotting scope

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So as not to keep you in suspense, I’ll answer the question in the title about the best spotting scopes for birding straight away.

No.

But wait! That’s not a bad thing. We have several winners here – four of them to be exact. Continue reading “Best Spotting Scopes for Birding in 2017: Do We Have a Winner?”

Best Spotting Scopes Under $300 and $500: Quality, Yet You Keep Your Limbs

Vanguard Endeavor spotting scope
Vanguard Endeavor spotting scope

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There are many excellent spotting scopes available in the market today. Finding the best spotting scope can be quite a chore, so I’ve tried to narrow your choices a little while still giving you some options from which to select.

The models you’ll see in this review are either less than $300 (Redfield and KONUS) or under $500 (Vortex, Vanguard, Leupold, and Celestron), so you won’t have to give an arm and a leg to get one. Continue reading “Best Spotting Scopes Under $300 and $500: Quality, Yet You Keep Your Limbs”

3 Best Spotting Scopes for the Money in 2017: Spending Wisely

Vortex Diamondback angled spotting scope
Vortex Diamondback angled spotting scope

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With the dozens and dozens of spotting scopes in the market, how do you decide which is the best spotting scope for the money?

I look at which ones seem to be the most popular based on ownership and reviews. Continue reading “3 Best Spotting Scopes for the Money in 2017: Spending Wisely”

Leupold Mark 4 Spotting Scopes Review: 2 Tactical Scopes That Impress

Mark 4 Spotting Scope
Mark 4 Spotting Scope

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Leupold manufactures many riflescopes in the Mark 4 line, but here we have a pair of Leupold Mark 4 spotting scopes to review. These are intended as tactical spotting scopes that you might want to use as part of a team, with one person controlling the spotting scope and the other handling a gun.

If that’s the situation you might find yourself in (and there are obviously other uses for these spotting scopes), you should take a good, long look at the Leupold Mark 4 12-40×60 spotting scope and/or the larger and more powerful Leupold Mark 4 20-60×80 spotting scope. Continue reading “Leupold Mark 4 Spotting Scopes Review: 2 Tactical Scopes That Impress”

Minox Minoscope 8×25 Review, AKA Macroscope 8×25: Nice by Any Name

Minox Minoscope 8x25
Minox Minoscope 8×25

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It’s hard to know what to call this monocular. You’ll see it called the Minox Minoscope, the Minox Macroscope, and the Minox mini-telescope.

Whatever you decide to call it, I think you’ll be pleased with what it can do for you. Continue reading “Minox Minoscope 8×25 Review, AKA Macroscope 8×25: Nice by Any Name”

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 Monocular Review: What Can I Say?

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42 Monocular
Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 Monocular

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Sometimes you don’t need to say much about a thing, and it’s still enough. That’s going to be the case with this Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 monocular review, because it’s (sadly) difficult to find more than the basics about this unit.

The Legend Ultra monocular looks solid and has plenty of good features. Users seem to like it quite well. Continue reading “Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 Monocular Review: What Can I Say?”

Docter 8×21 C Monocular Review: Wish There Were One in My House

Docter 8x21 Monocular
Docter 8×21 Monocular

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Want to feel a little like James Bond? The Docter 8×21 C Monocular can give you that feeling, if only for a few minutes.

This tiny monocular fits in the palm of your hand. It’s the small size that makes you feel like a secret agent when you use it. Continue reading “Docter 8×21 C Monocular Review: Wish There Were One in My House”

Nikon 5×15 High Grade Monocular Review: Like a Rock

Nikon 5x15 Monocular
Nikon 5×15 Monocular

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If you’re looking for a monocular that is tiny and doesn’t take a hand as steady as a rock to use, check out the Nikon 5×15 High Grade (HG) monocular.

There seem to be two versions of the Nikon 5×15 monocular in the market. One is white and the other silver. One has the part number 7391 and the other 7394. One is often called the Nikon 5×15 High Grade monocular and the other the HG5x15D.

They both appear to be essentially the same Japanese made unit, so I will treat them as one and the same in this review. Continue reading “Nikon 5×15 High Grade Monocular Review: Like a Rock”