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Monthly Archives: February 2014

28 Feb

Most people don’t like traveling for work.  I am gladly the very opposite.  When a work trip comes up that requires travel, I am in bliss.  That’s because it means I’m doing one of two things I’m very passionate about; shooting or hunting.  This past November, it was a hunt.

We (OpticsPlanet) and Vortex Optics ran a contest for one lucky hunter and a friend to go on a “dream hunt” in Central Nebraska.  This was to be a Whitetail OR Mule deer hunt.  That’s why it’s really a dream hunt.  Whites and Mulies live side by side there, so …

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28 Feb

Flip Open Lens Covers are one of the most popular accessories for your new riflescope, and for good reasons. They are super-convenient and they generally stay in place so you open them when needed and find that your scope's glass is relatively clean. Airborne dirt and debris can act like sand-blasting on the coating of your scope's fine optical coating. Rain and waterspots can also be avoided with good lens covers. If you've ever used the bikini style covers, they can also do a good job of keeping the glass clean, but if you want to use your scope, you …

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12 Feb

You know what the worst part about this winter is?  We here in Chicago have to share it with the rest of the country.  We normally get bragging rights about our life-threatening weather, but this year it looks like everyone is getting their share.  I get through the winter by pretending that I’m headed out to work on the International Space Station every time I have to suit up in the bulky coat required to survive the waddle from the house to the car, and from the car to work. 

We were fortunate enough to have a brief respite from …

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05 Feb

One of the most popular scopes for the AR-15 is the Nikon P223 carbine scope. At $149.95 it’s hard to find a better deal for a quality optic for your AR-15.

The scope has fixed 3x magnification, giving you plenty of magnification for farther shots while not being over magnified for closer shots.

The scope has a BDC reticle – a 200 yard cross hair with 400 and 600 yard hash marks. The BDC reticle is calibrated for the 55 grain bullet. With this scope you have 3.4” of eye relief and can shoot with both eyes open for a …

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