Need new hunting optics for 2015? Read on for some suggestions.
With hunting season fast approaching, it’s time to address your gear, because you know you can never have enough. Hunting optics are nearly as important as a gun or ammo, and there’s plenty to be excited about out on the market.
Check out these picks for five of the best new optics that will help you out in the field this year. They’re chosen to present a variety of options, depending on your hunting style of choice.
1. Vortex Strike Eagle Riflescope
For those who take predator hunting seriously, look no further than the brand new Vortex Strike Eagle. Due to a 1-6×24 magnification, this optic will allow for super-quick target acquisition up close and enough zoom to zero in at extended ranges. Vortex also knows that some of the best predator hunts happen in low light conditions and to address this, they’ve added a glass etched illuminated AR-BDC reticle. $429.00 MSRP
2. Leupold BX-3 Mojave Pro Guide HD 8x42mm
For those who depend on high quality binoculars for their hunts, you must take a look at the all new BX-3 Mojave Pro Guide HD from Leupold. With a weight of just over 23 ounces, these glasses won’t drag you down on your next hunt. With an opened bridge construction, they’re designed with comfort in mind. Combine that with calcium-fluoride lenses and you have one of the most clear and comfortable set of binoculars in the woods. $689.99 MSRP
3. Zeiss TERRA XB75 Crossbow Scope
For those who have a Zeiss scope mounted to their favorite rifle, you know how dependable their products are. Fortunately, their all new Terra XB75 crossbow scope is no exception. With crossbow technology growing immensely over the last few years, the engineers at Zeiss have constructed a rock-solid optic that allows crossbow hunters to consistently deliver accurate groups at greater distances. This scope features multi-coated anti-reflective lenses, as well as a patented ballistic reticle that allows the shooter to dial in easily up to 75 yards. $444.43 MSRP
4. Nikon PROSTAFF 7i Laser Rangefinder
When you need accuracy and reliability ranging your target, the all new Nikon Prostaff 7i Laser Rangefinder has you covered. Designed for bow and gun hunters alike, the Prostaff 7i incorporates Nikon’s ID Technology, which delivers instant horizontal yardage readings +/- 89 degrees. With an effective range out to 1,300 yards, this compact unit will handle just about any big game hunt. $299.95 MSRP
5. Nikon INLINE XR 3-9×40 Matte BDC 300
With more muzzleloaders entering the woods each season, the 2015 version of Nikon’s INLINE XR scope has some great new enhancements that will help make your smoke pole a tack driver. This year’s model features a brand new optical system, spring-loaded zero-reset turrets and an adjustable eyepiece. Combined with the BDC-300 reticle with Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic Match Technology, long distance shots can be taken with confidence every time. $199.95 MSRP