Many beginners and novice hunters are sometimes stumped by what equipment to choose and how much to spend. Those that are just discovering the thrill of the hunt may be more budget oriented. This is why I’ve decided to offer some Leupold gear advice for those that are attempting to conquer the great outdoors and fill some deer tags. The main gear that I will discuss is the rifle scopes and the accessories for them, range finders, binoculars, and other essential tools. For the beginning hunter, this gear should be enough to get you started.
Leupold Rifle Scopes
If you have your rifle or shotgun picked out, you can now begin looking at optics and other gear that you will need to fill your tags. First and foremost will be a rifle scope. It is indispensible in modern hunting, as a quality scope that is sighted in properly assures a quick and humane way to take game. Leupold 3-9x40mm rifle scopes are the most popular magnification and objective lens set up used by hunters. One thing to remember with shooting optics and optics in general is that quality equals more money. Leupold rifle scopes will serve you for a life
The Leupold VX-1 Rifle Scope line presents some high quality options starting under $400. This is a great price range to explore when putting together your first hunting rifle system. When browsing through rifle scopes, it is easy to get overwhelmed with information. Leupold 3-9×40 rifle scopes offer a great value and great optics that are fully multi-coated, fog and water resistant and will withstand recoil from all types of typical hunting calibers. Hunters stand by Leupold quality and I urge you to save up a bit and invest in a quality scope, rather than rush into purchasing a low quality optic that will quickly lose its zero.
Rifle Scopes Accessories
Depending on the type of a firearm you will be using to take your deer, you will need to find the correct attachment for your rifle scope. Bolt action rifles will typically need to have a rifle scope base, a mount, and rifle scope rings. A base allows the mount to be attached and the rifle scope rings to be mounted. Higher quality rings, mounts and bases allows the scope to remain securely attached to the rifle without losing the zero, corroding, or damaging your firearm. Depending on the rifle scope’s objective lens size and your preferences, you will need to choose the height of your rifle scope rings. As a general practice, it is better to have the scope mounted as low possible. Leupold selection of rifle scope rings, mounts and bases offer a wide choice for accessories that will last you a life
Leupold Range Finders, Binoculars and More
Taking game is what the hunt is all about, but first – you have to find it. Whether you will be stalking deer or hunting from a tree stand – quality optics will help you locate and hone in on your first game. A good range finder will help you estimate the shot. Every hunter has a distance beyond which they lose confidence in their shot, understanding they will be unable to humanly and quickly take the deer. Leupold rangefinders give you accurate readings and are water resistant and fog proof.
A good binocular is as essential to a hunter as a rifle scope. Leupold binoculars offer great value for optics that will serve you for generations. Waterproof, fog proof, weatherproof – Leupold BX-2 and BX-3 product lines offer great roof prism set ups for hunters at great magnifications and objective sizes that will allows you to spot game for long periods of time with less stress to your eyes. High quality optics means that water and moisture will not build up inside and that the glass itself is coated and treated to provide maximum light transition.
Leupold offers many more items for hunters of all abilities. Spotting scopes, rails and trail cameras are some of the more prominent hunting accessories that can improve your chances of taking your deer and filling the tags.
Leupold is a brand that has been trusted by hunters from generation to generation. The reliability of Leupold is even trusted by the United States Armed Forces – so you know that this is the brand that will be there when you need it most.