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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....

Meet The Team

Overview For over 35 years, Outdoorsmans has made the world's greatest optics available to hunters and adventurers. In that time, we've collaborated with leading optics manufacturers to develop products that function in the demanding environments we often find ourselves in...

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...

Customer Stories - By Sgt. Daniel Baker

This happened while I was on leave from my deployment overseas. All my life my father used to take me hunting and teach me the ways of the outdoors. When I joined the military, I continued to hunt during my...

Introducing the TrailBuster

When customer and friends first started seeing the early versions of the TrailBuster lying around the shop their reactions were mixed. Some would think it was a joke, and others would just say its ridiculous. Well it isn’t a joke,...

Grip & Grin Photography

By: Joe Mannino, Director of First Impressions/Resident Photographer The proverbial “grip and grin” is a time-honored tradition that we hunters take a lot of pride in. It is our attempt to capture in a single moment something that often takes weeks of...

Kamashootra

In the field finding the right position to make that perfect shot can be difficult. We put together a short list of shooting positions using our gear to help you prepare for making every shot count.

Making a Photo

By: Joe Mannino, Director of First Impressions/Resident Photographer Making an interesting photograph isn’t as easy as point and shoot. In fact, a lot goes on between when I decide to make an image and when I actually release the shutter. I see...

Quality Optics Supply & Demand

The optics industry is a fast-moving creature that offers many innovations for us to utilize in our never-ending thirst for the best of the best. So, when the heavy hitters release something new and exciting, you naturally want to get your hands on it right away. The problem is that oftentimes you can’t. And most of the time, neither can we.

Choosing From a Sea of Rifles

By: Jake Rush Outdoorsmans Manager Buying a new rifle now-a-days isn’t as easy as it used to be, especially one that you want to use in competitions. Gone are the simple days of walking into a gun shop and choosing...

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 to 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...

How to Choose the Right Rifle Scope

When it comes to choosing a rifle scope there are a plethora of features and functions to consider. In all honesty there are too many to consider them all. The first step in deciding what you are looking for in...

Demystifying Rifle Scope Reticles

The world of precision rifles continues to grow as more people compete in matches and learn to hunt. In response to this explosion of interest, rifle scope manufacturers are constantly developing new ways to meet the demands of their customer...

Turreted Rifle Scopes vs Drop Reticles

Many rifle scopes that are produced these days are equipped, or at least have the option to equip, a drop compensating reticle or a ballistic turret of some kind. They come in all shapes and sizes and they can be...

Rifle Scope Main Tube Measurements and Sizes

What is the real difference between scopes with different tube sizes? Does one size offer an obvious benefit over the other, or is it a secret ploy to sell more scope rings because I always seem to have 30mm rings...

Scope base basics: 0 MOA or 20 MOA?

Custom rifles are ever popular as interest in both long range hunting and precision rifle series (PRS) matches continues to grow in 2021. For the novice shooter or anyone looking for a starting point in the shooting sports, navigating the...

How far can I effectively shoot with my rifle scope?

Your effective shooting range is determined by a number of factors; the cartridge, your skill as a shooter, and your rifle scope’s elevation adjustment. Making sure the rifle scope you’re interested in is capable of adjusting its elevation enough to...

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...

Binocular Types and When to Use Them

We get many questions from customers who want to find the perfect binocular for every type of hunting they do. Often, being in Arizona, the questions come from coues deer/elk hunters. They require high magnification for the vast desert landscapes...

The Secrets to Buying Used Binoculars

Between the high price tags and loads of information (and misinformation) out there, buying a set of binoculars can prove to be a pretty stressful task. One way to help alleviate some of that stress is to purchase used.  The...

How to Clean and Store Binoculars

Quality hunting binoculars are designed to last year after year no matter how often you hunt. It’s a fact of life, binoculars get dirty. You’re going to take them outside, you’re going to have them in the sun and rain,...

Binocular Glassing Like a Pro

Glassing isn’t exactly the hardest skill to master when it comes to hunting, essentially, it’s a giant game of Where’s Waldo. That being said, there are a few glassing techniques you can employ to help take your glassing game to...

Best Hunting Binoculars for 2021

Each year, optics manufacturers showcase their latest and greatest innovations in rifle scope, laser rangefinding, and optics technologies alongside their newest product line. Sometimes the breakthroughs are obvious and customers happily wait their turn to purchase this coveted technology. On...

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