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Steve L - Senior Hunting Product Specialist

Thoughts on Hunting Season Preparation

by Steven L. - OpticsPlanet Senior Product Specialist

It's always refreshing when hunters gather and prepare their gear well before the seasons start so they can get familiar with the products they'll be using. Having a scope well mounted with plenty of time for several trips to the range breeds confidence and intimacy with your firearm.

Mounting a scope isn't hard, and great tools like the Tipton gun vise hold the firearm securely during installation. The excellent new Weaver torque wrench will ensure proper ring and base screw tightness, and comes with variously sized bits for stock screws and other fasteners to help you get as deep into your guns as you see fit.

If you could only choose one riflescope...

One of the very best values in a big game hunting scope is the Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x42 with the BDC reticle. The BDC reticle helps with precise shot placement at long distances, and the scope is bright and clear and repeatable. If you can only have one scope for big game for the rest of your life, what would it be? A great choice would be the Leupold 3.5-10x40 with the CDS (Custom Dial System). When you take possession of this super rugged quality scope, simply call Leupold with your ballistic information, and they will send you, free of charge, an elevation dial calibrated for your specific cartridge! Just dial in the distances and hold right on with confidence. Your Pelican 1750 case will protect your valuable equipment whether you're going to a different county or country. It is nearly impossible for baggage handlers to inflict damage on these lifetime warranteed cases.

Shedding some light on great optics products.

Varmint hunters should be aware that the night vision arena has some new players, and they play digitally. Case in point, the unbelievable new Pulsar Digisight. Click on the link to view what is now capable in firearm mounted digital riflescopes.

Varmint hunters may also require a gun mounted light, and the best selling Streamlight TLR-1 is at the top of the heap.

The most technologically advanced flashlight ever made is the 5.11 Tactical Light For Life. It will literally last your lifetime, and more.

5.11 TacticalLight for life
The Light For Life charges in 90 seconds and never needs new batteries or LEDs
Pulsar Digisight
The Pulsar Digisight - See what a digital riflescope can do.

Gear up - It's time to hit the trail.

Lace up your 5.11 ATAC 8" Storm Boots, slip on your Blackhawk BlackTimber Hunting Pack, with your Bushnell Backtrack in your pocket, and head off into the woods. The ATAC Storm Boots are comfortable with plenty of ankle support needed for the return trip to home base carrying your elk rack in the expandable large pocket of the BlackTimber Hunting Pack. The Backtrack will ensure you won't get lost.

Have a great season, and start preparing now!

-Steven L.

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