Vero Vellini BinoPal binocular harness

Best Idea for Binoculars Pays Off In the Deer Stand or Stalking

Years ago when I saw the first binocular harness my first thought was something akin to “What a gimmicky idea” because it just looked kinda goofy and gimmicky. Duh. Sometimes I guess we have to get hit with the Smart Stick before realizing something does work well and is helpful. That’s what the binocular...

Nikon Prostaff 7S

Solid Hunting Binoculars at an Affordable Price

Durability without breaking the bank is what a lot of deer hunters want in a binocular, and this newest series from one well-known optics company may just hit the mark on both counts. Nikon has introduced its new Prostaff 7S series. it features a handful of top features you’ll find in other binoculars but...

Hawke T5856

Understanding Exit Pupil and Low-Light Performance in Optics

Proper chassis selection will ensure that your scopes and binoculars don’t fail when low-light is a factor If you spend much time talking to anyone about optics or optics quality, eventually the conversation will turn to low-light performance. How an optical device, be it a scope of binocular, performs when ambient light approaches zero...


Deer Talk Now: Get the Best From Your Optics

Whether you’re looking for a new pair of binoculars or the best scope for your deer rifle or shotgun, here are some tips that will save you money — and get you the best bang for your buck this season. Deer & Deer Hunting’s Dan Schmidt hosts with special guest Trent Marsh.


More Options Available in 1-inch Hunting, Target Scopes

It’s always good to have options and if you’re a deer hunter, being able to consider different sizes and reticles for your hunting scopes is an ongoing consideration. Some hunters want a scope for a slug gun or short-range situation, while others may favor a traditional 3×9 model or want a bigger objective. Whatever...

A smooth-shooting rifle and good bullets are obviously crucial to success, but they're only as good as the optics that help you line up the deer in your sights.

Research Coatings Before Buying Hunting Optics

What are all these coatings on scopes, binoculars and spotting scopes? Take a look at any optics company’s site and you’ll find some descriptions about lens coatings that help with abrasion resistance, clarity, light transmission, glare reduction and waterproof capabilities. By Alan Clemons Some of these coatings are proprietary, specially designed by or for...