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Monthly Archives: July 2013

26 Jul

I was out with some old friends recently, and they were telling me just how fortunate I am to be out of commercial printing after 25 years.  When asked what the worst part of my job here at Optics Planet is, I had to give it some thought.  Since this is about the greatest gig in the world except for maybe being the photographer for Victoria’s Secret or perhaps Batman (neither of which are currently hiring), I finally had to say “my employee discount”.

My wife and I joke (well, I’m joking) that if we divorce, it will be over …

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19 Jul

There has been a lot of hype over the new Zeiss Terra line of rifles scopes. I have had many people ask me how it compares to the Conquest, and whether or not it lives up to all of our expectation of Zeiss quality. There are currently three models available; 2-7x32mm, 3-9x42mm, and 4-12x42mm. The 2-7x32mm is the most affordable scope Zeiss currently offers. They have also simplified their BDC reticles with their new RZ8 and RZ6 reticles. They did away with the windage points and have a nice clean and crisp BDC reticle.

Overall I would say Zeiss put …

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12 Jul

Sometimes products that are as simple and basic as they come, can still get you excited.  I very much need to give a shoutout to NcStar on their new Generation 2 Armorers wrench.  Now, what can you possibly change on an Armorers wrench?  It’s been around for a while and they all pretty much look the same.  They all function the same.  Nothing too special, right?  Wrong!  NcStar made sure any new shooter will know exactly what they have and not having to go through the books or online forums.

We’ve all been there, whether it was as a child, …

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03 Jul

As some of you probably already know, I’ve been quite smitten with my Bushnell Neo+ GPS Golf Watch. It’s been in constant use since I got it and I’ve already played more golf this year than in the past five years combined (yes, Steve, on the weekends only)! The Bushnell golf watch has proven to be an excellent tool and practical golf aid. Most of my golf these days is played at local courses here in the Midwest flatlands where the courses can be quite challenging and usually at fairly level elevations.

Last week, our family spent a much needed …

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