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Building the Perfect Bino Harness System

Talkin’ bout binocular harnesses.  Recently, a buddy of mine got me into the country music artist Corb Lund – an old Canadian cowboy from Alberta. He’s got a song called Cows Around where he explains why it’s always nice to...

Outdoorsmans Nomenclature Update

You may or may not have noticed that we recently made some changes to the names of our products. Some of them were changed to help with clarity and lessen confusion, and some were changed because, if we’re being honest,...

Swarovski NL Pure

Swarovski has once again pushed the bar higher with their latest release, the NL Pure. This entirely new binocular is light - weighing in at under 30 oz across all models, compact, and astonishingly comfortable. Form Factor The cylinder’s new form...

Pistol Grip Maintenance

Our customers know that all Outdoorsmans products are backed by our lifetime service guarantee; and while we stand by that promise, dragging packs and tripods through mud, rain, rocks, and snow can affect performance throughout the life of the product....

15X56 Buyer Guide

This is absolutely a personal decision based on your income level, your desires and your needs. Once you decide on what you can afford, then we can start pointing you in the right direction. Personally, I suggest you always buy...

Introducing the Swarovski dS 5-25x52 Smart Riflescope

This article is written by Chris Denham of Western Hunter Blog. To read more from Chris Denham visit The Western Hunter Blog. No product category has evolved more in the last five years than riflescopes. Not long ago, a 3-9x scope...

Correcting and Adjusting Rifle Scope Parallax

Parallax correction is a feature available in nearly all modern rifle scopes. The effect of parallax is presented when your reticle appears out of focus with respect to your target, and to the focal plane of the scope. Although generally...

Tips for Becoming a More Accurate Rifle Shooter

Here’s a secret no optics dealer is going to tell you, that high-end rifle scope you just bought doesn’t matter. Those countless hours you’ve spent researching for the perfect modifications to your rifle build don’t matter. The only thing that...

How to Properly Bore Sight a Rifle Scope

Sighting in a rifle is a pretty easy process, or, rather, it should be. The best way to eliminate any unwanted frustration throughout the sight in process is to properly bore sight your rifle scope prior to running live ammunition...

How does a rifle scope work?

Optics are all about light. We all know that without it, we can’t see! However, if you think that light travels through a rifle scope like a tube with a magnifying glass in it… you probably need to read this....

How to Properly Mount a Rifle Scope

Mounting a rifle scope may seem like a daunting task, however it’s not as complicated as it may appear. As long as you take a few things into consideration, you should have a pretty easy time installing your new scope on your...

How to properly select rifle scope rings

Selecting the correct rings for a rifle scope may seem pretty straightforward, but there are a few things you’ll want to consider before making a purchase. First, you’ll need to identify the tube diameter of your particular scope. The most...

Should You Buy Large Format Binoculars?

The large format binocular is not a new concept to the hunting industry, but with advancements in technology, not only in the optics but in accessories like tripods and accessories, they have become more usable in the field than ever...

Hunting Binoculars 101 - What You Need to Know

Optics can easily become the most expensive part of your entire hunting gear collection. Making the right choice will make a big impact on how you feel, how much success you find in the field, and how much you enjoy...

How to Build the Best Glassing Set Up for your Binoculars

Binoculars are a mandatory part of any western hunter's repertoire but if you are using binoculars to glass big country for long periods of time and you aren’t mounting them to a tripod, you are missing out. It is a...

The Pros and Cons of Rangefinding Binoculars

Archers and riflemen alike have used laser rangefinders to make accurate shots on game more reliably for years, but only recently have hunters had a practical option of getting that functionality integrated into a binocular which begs the question, why...

The science behind what makes binoculars so expensive.

With thousands of optics products on the market and varying degrees of experience using them, it’s no surprise that many consumers are perplexed by a $2,800 binocular when they know they can purchase a different binocular for $200. The question...

How Binocular Lens Coatings Work

If you hang around enough hunters or spend time glassing with other folks, you’re bound to end up talking about optics. When the topic of “good” optics comes up, one term that’s thrown around is lens coatings. Along with light...

Hunting Spotting Scopes: What you need to know

When it comes to making an optics purchase, there’s nobody better to consult than the pros at Outdoorsmans. With decades of experience and thorough knowledge of every product that leaves the shop, you won’t find better information anywhere related to...

Digiscoping Tips and Tricks

Taking photos and video through spotting scopes has long been a tool used by hunters and nature observers alike to identify animals and enhance the viewing experience. This article shares tips and tricks to digiscoping to help take your scouting and photography to the next level.

Should you use a Spotting Scope Magnifying Extender

One of the more common questions we get here at Outdoorsmans is whether or not a customer should add a magnifying extender to their spotting scope kit.  Magnifying extenders are adapters that you can add to certain spotting scopes to...

The Best Tripod Setup for Your Spotting Scope

Glassing with a spotting scope is a completely different beast than binoculars and therefore may require more of an investment or just a different approach to how you set up your tripod. If you have a compact and lightweight spotting...

Angled vs Straight Spotting Scopes

When making a final decision between a straight or angled spotting scope, be sure spend a lot of time behind both eyepieces at your nearest dealer. At the end of the day it is truly up to personal preference, weight, costs, size, and optical performance are all negligible when comparing the two.

Swarovski BTX vs Traditional Spotting Scope

So, you’ve heard about Swarovski’s mythical device called the BTX and you’re wondering if it’s worth buying? Read on, and you’ll get an objective look at what makes this optic so special. A spotting scope is critical for most instances...

How to Properly Size Your Outdoorsmans Pack

I have been hunting and hiking through the deserts of Arizona since I was about 6 or 7 years old. It wasn’t until about 4 years ago that I realized I had been wearing my pack wrong for damn near...

How to Choose the Right Hunting Pack

When it comes to choosing the right hunting backpack, the options are almost endless. There are so many different style frames, bag sizes, organizational features, and types of fit that there really isn’t a “perfect” hunting pack. In this article,...

Hunting Packs : Internal frames vs external frames

A good pack is one of the most important tools you can have with you on your hunt. There are a massive number of options for you to choose from when shopping for one of the best packs on the...

Best Hunting Backpacks of 2021

When it comes to buying a hunting backpack, there are thousands of things to consider. If you need to know what to look for, we can help you with that. When it comes to storing your hunting gear and packing...

How to Train With Your Hunting Pack

Introduction “Now the real work begins” without fail you will hear someone mutter these words with a confidence of originality in their voice once you’ve downed an animal. We all know it’s true, it’s the reason one member of the...

Must Have Hunting Pack Accessories

So, you have done the research on what hunting pack is best for you and your upcoming hunt and/or your hunting style in general. Now what? Well, now is the fun part. You get to accessorize!  Much like getting a Jeep...

The Best Tripod Head for Your Hunting Style

What optics will you be using it with? The answer to this question will narrow down the field greatly. If you are a backpack hunter, you’re likely carrying small-to-minimal optics (8-12-power binoculars and a small spotting scope). If you hunt...

Glassing With a Tripod - Tips and Tricks

Watching a good glasser find game in difficult conditions from difficult angles is nothing short of a spectacle. There are some differences in tactics among these mystical hunters, but there are also some key common denominators. I have tried to...

Choosing a Tripod Based on Hunting Style

There are quite a few options available when it comes to choosing a high-quality hunting tripod, but choosing the best tripod for your hunt comes down to a few different characteristics. First off, what is your hunting style? Are you...

Best Hunting Tripods of 2021

What is the best backcountry and hunting tripod? Wow, that is a loaded question! What material are you looking for, aluminum or carbon fiber? Does weight make a big difference to you? The useability and being easily functional when time is...

Carbon Fiber Hunting Tripods Vs Aluminum Hunting Tripods

It’s no secret that aluminum tripods are our bread-and-butter. However, we’re not blind to the fact that many hunters and photographers have made the switch to carbon fiber tripods. The reasoning is sound, but whenever we get asked we do...

How To Choose The Right Hunting Tripod

If you’re in the market for a new tripod then you’re in the right place. Outdoorsmans has been producing American-made tripods since 1982, so we know a thing or two about what makes a good hunting tripod. It may seem...

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