Picking Your Next Rifle Scope

Purchasing a rifle scope can be a tough. Given a variety of good options, choosing a good rifle scope that fits your specifications and that is within your budget is a bit difficult. The following are the things that you need to look at in buying a riflescope:

rifle scopes

1. Magnification – for moving subjects, select a variable power riflescope and choose a fixed power riflescope if object being targeted is stationary.

2. Objective diameter – for clearer view and longer hunting hours, choose a larger diameter since it allows more light to pass through.

3. Recticle – an alternative aiming device instead of crosshairs.

4. Eye relief – pick a riflescope that has an eye relief. Assure that the eye relief that you choose is suitable with your rifle’s type and model.

5. Field of View – your riflescope must have this feature. This is specifically critical in range shooting. It is best to choose a rifle scope that provides wide range.

6. Parallax Adjustable/Adjustable Objective – it is an excellent feature in a riflescope if looking to go for range shooting.

Which brand is a perfect match for you? Undoubtedly, decide on a brand that is trusted in high end hunting optics. There are several trusted brands to choose from that has strong reputations in the field. Bear in mind that you always get what you pay for. Google for riflescopes, read rifle scope reviews, ask you co-hunters about the best scope for ar 15.

A brand that you might want to take a look at is the Leupold. Many serious hunters used Leupold scopes because of its exceptional features. The Leupold VX-7 is the latest product of Leupold. This Leupold VX-7 has a number of brilliant features. One that I considered the best is the fast-focus eyepiece. I am always stimulated to get my rifle on my shoulder and aim in that instant the big buck emerge from nowhere. The ballistic aiming system that permits you to immediately choose the magnification to custom matches the reticle to the projectile matches with that of its power ring. Of course, you can’t fire when you can’t see.

However, this scope is not cheap at all. It is more than $1000 which can be a drawback for you as it is with me. Although, whichever brand and model you decide to take on, make sure that the riflescope has a brilliant optics, reliability, preciseness and durability. You should make sure that your rifle can withstand any of the harshest conditions possible. Choose wisely in which is right for you, having the features that is necessary and within your means.

Gifts for The Outdoorsman in Your Life

Some of us have a regular man in our lives but some of us are lucky enough to have an outdoorsman in our life. When trying to find a unique gift for a hunter, it seems like we always end up on some cheesy “redneck” novelty items that are made by people that have no clue on what someone that truly loves the outdoors would like. So today, I came up with a short list of gifts that a true hunter would like. Read below for some great gift ideas for the outdoorsman in your life.

Camouflage Rings

camo rings

Camo rings are the perfect gift for any occasion. Your outdoorsman will enjoy the gift so much that he won’t care about wearing jewelry! Camouflage rings are also a perfect way for a couple of outdoors people to show that they love each other when it comes to wedding rings. Camouflage rings come in a variety of different options from laser-etched hunting themes to King’s Snow Camo.

Real Silver Bullets

real 999 silver bullets

Silver is one of those items that never completely loses value. Buy your outdoorsman stocks and he probably won’t know exactly what to do with them, buy him silver and he will be set to trade it should anything happen to the economy. Until that point your outdoorsman will enjoy the craftsmanship of his silver bullets that are made from .999 silver. The bullets are available in a variety of calibers and the price fluctuates based on the price of silver at the time.

Bullet Bottle Openers

real bullet bottle opener

If you are looking for a little cheaper options, here it is. Does the hunter you are buying for like beer? What better way is there for an outdoorsman to open a bottle with a bullet bottle opener? These bottle openers look like real bullets (because it is real) but they have no primers or explosives of any kind, which means they are completely inert and safe to use as bottle openers. They are also lead free so that it is safe to use on bottles that you will be drinking out of. This package offers a .308 caliber keychain opener and a 50 caliber BMG opener.

Buck TravelMate Kit


Outdoorsman love spending time outdoors and the Buck TravelMate will help them enjoy eating outdoors even more. This kit comes with multiple tools that all fit into one sheath providing the outdoorsman with everything they need for their meal. The main tool in this kit is the spreader knife. It is versatile and can be used for spreading your favorite toppings or slicing your favorite foods. The serration helps it chop through bread and other tough foods. Inside the sheath is a second tool, a fork that does more than just allow you to spear your food. This fork is also a can opener, bottle opener, screw driver, and grill scraper all together.

Zippo 4-in-1 Woodsman Tool

The Zippo 4-in-1 woodsman tool is an amazing tool that will make your outdoorsman enjoy outdoors tasks even more. The primary role of the tool is to be used as a hatchet. It can help you split logs, cut small trees, or whatever other task your outdoorsman’s heart desires. Also featuring a saw, the tool is capable of cutting small trees with a diameter of up to four inches. The back of the tool acts as a hammer allowing you to drive in tent stakes or hit in nails while the bottom of the tool has a loop to help you pull your tent stakes from the ground. To ensure safety while carrying the tool there is an orange cover that snaps on to keep the blade from cutting anything and to keep the tool noticeable.

Are you an outdoorsman? What is the perfect gift for you?