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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...

Riflescopes: First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane

If it’s First it Follows, If it’s Second it Stays A riflescope’s reticle is placed in either the first focal plane (FFP) or the second focal plane (SFP). The main difference between the two options is how the reticle behaves...

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.

Riflescopes: Elevation Adjustment

Adjustments on a riflescope are commonly made by turning or “dialing” a turret (the knob on top and side of your riflescope). When dialing a turret, an audible and tactile click is made indicating that an adjustment has been made....

Riflescopes: Magnification

One of the first considerations for buying a riflescope is magnification. As with every other category in this guide, this will first be driven by the intended use of the rifle. A general-purpose hunting rifle should look and feel significantly...

Riflescopes: Illuminated vs Non-Illuminated

A riflescope does you no good if you can not see the reticle against your intended target. Illumination is one of those riflescope features where the cons associated hold a grain of truth but shouldn’t deter you from choosing the...

Riflescopes: MOA vs MIL

Whether you’re buying your first riflescope or your tenth, choosing a unit of measurement for adjustment is going to be a key factor in your decision. While there are valid reasons to choose either of the two most popular units,...

Riflescopes: Weight

Weight is one of the most common metrics that hunters use. It determines how far we are able to go, how quickly we can get there, and how long we can stay. When going on a long-distance backpack hunt, you...

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