Product Reviews & Field Tests

  1. Len's Big Mule Deer Taken With The New LRR Mountain Rifle

    Len's Big Mule Deer Taken With The New LRR Mountain Rifle By Len Backus Three years ago I booked an LRH Group Deer Hunt with Robb Wiley of Non-Typical Outfitters for 2015. Three years is a long time to wait when you are relentlessly teased over the years with pictures of other big bucks taken by his clients in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Finally it was September of 2015. I had planned to hunt with my own rifle in the very popular new 28 Nosler cartridge but made a last minute change. In mid-summer...
  2. Nightforce SHV 5-20x56 Rifle Scope With New Exposed Elevation Turret

    My introduction to Nightforce optics happened only several years ago as I first became addicted to long range hunting. I had recently found LongRangeHunting.com and delved into a world of information about long range shooting and hunting that I could have only dreamed of. At that point I had never even heard of Nightforce, and at the time local stores didn't even carry the brand.
  3. A Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics

    A Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics By Len Backus, Publisher Last summer Kathy and I made a 5,200 mile road trip from our home in Wisconsin to the northwest coast of the US. We got up as far north as Vancouver Island in British Columbia and as far south as Darrell Holland's home and business in southern Oregon. We visited a number of Long Range Hunting related folks on the way and had a great time. There were many high points on the trip but none more interesting and satisfying...
  4. Zeiss Conquest V6 Riflescope Review

    The new Zeiss Conquest V6 riflescopes marry glass quality that will be very hard for other manufacturers to compete with at their price point with all the features, bells and whistles that American long range shooters have come to expect, in an exciting new line of riflescopes that has been several years in the making.
  5. Sinclair Varmint Rifle Cradle Review

    Sinclair Varmint Rifle Cradle Review By Glenn Burroughs For longer than I like to admit, my rifles were cleaned by laying them on a work bench that had a carpet top. If the rifle was a target-type with a flat forearm bottom I would lay the forearm on the carpet with the butt off the table and the rifle could be cleaned easily enough. But the rest of the rifles had to be laid on their side… not a very handy situation. One day while browsing through Sinclair International’s website I came...
  6. The Bullseye AmmoCam Long Range Edition's New Features

    Bullseye AmmoCam Long Range Edition’s New Features By Clint Bryant Shortly after submitting my original article on the Bullseye AmmoCam Long Range Edition in late 2015, I found out that some changes and upgrades had been made to the unit. Then, at the 2017 SHOT Show, Nick from Bullseye let Andy Backus of Long Range Hunting know about the improved capabilities added to Bullseye’s Target Manager app. Andy then asked me if I would be interested in putting the new features through their paces....
  7. Comparing The Top Chronographs On The Market

    Comparing The Top Chronographs On The Market By Len Backus For quite a few years I used the $600 Oehler brand three-screen chrono. For decades it was considered the best. And it probably still is the best screen-based chrono out there. But even it would sometimes fail to read in tricky light conditions. If you have to drive a ways to shoot, you NEVER want a failure-to-read situation. And setting up the screens was a bit of a pain in the butt. And of course for those who shoot at busy...
  8. Sig Sauer KILO 2200 Laser Rangefinder Review

    Sig Sauer KILO 2200 Laser Rangefinder Review By MeccaStreisand Great googly moogly! What an amazing bit of kit, really! The new Sig Sauer KILO 2200 is just spectacular beyond words, and you won’t even begin to be able to understand until you own one of these laser rangefinders, or find someone that’ll let you try one out. Well that was a surprise wasn’t it? An excited first paragraph about a laser rangefinder, coming from me of all people. Let me explain: I’ve passionately hated laser...
  9. Introducing the New and Improved Legacy Portable Shooting Bench

    Introducing the New and Improved Legacy Portable Shooting Bench By Wade Loudamy This is Wade Loudamy, founder of Legacy Shooting Products. I am a long time competitor and precision enthusiast. I grew up reloading, hunting and shooting and began competing in BPCR silhouette in the mid 90’s. I have now come full circle, back to precision bolt guns, and long range precision shooting is my passion. My love for LR precision shooting led me to fill a need among shooters for a bench that is both...
  10. Trijicon HD Binocular Review

    Trijicon HD Binocular Review By Justin Hyer I am a gear junkie. In a perfect world I would make my living testing and evaluating guns, optics, and hunting gear, so when I got the chance to review the HD Binocular from Trijicon I jumped at the opportunity. The Trijicon HD Binocular in its case. I received the binoculars in early October, just in time for the Utah general season spike elk hunt. Trijicon ships these binoculars out in an extremely nice carrying case. The case is built with...
  11. Sig Sauer KILO 2400 ABS Ballistic Rangefinder Review

    Sig Sauer KILO 2400 ABS Ballistic Rangefinder Review By Andy Backus I was pretty excited when I first started hearing rumblings about the new Sig Sauer KILO 2400 ABS Ballistic Rangefinder. A new ballistic version of the most talked about rangefinder I can remember in some time, the Sig Sauer KILO 2000 Rangefinder, sounded like a winner to me. The KILO 2000 had turned the rangefinder market on its head recently by providing long range ranging ability that rivals the top (and most expensive)...
  12. LRH Wisconsin Store

    Long Range Hunting Store In Wisconsin “Clothing & Gear For The Backcountry Hunter & The Long Range Hunter” LRH STORE 601 S. Main St. Oshkosh, WI 54902 920-376-2010 We now have a physical store located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Stop in to try on Sitka Gear Clothing or Kenetrek Boots. Take a close-up look at our 30 different hunting backpacks. Have Andy help you in your selection. Or just come in to chat about what makes us all excited to be passionate outdoorsmen. We operate out of a historic...
  13. Ralph Hicks from RTH Firearms Introduces Their Revolutionary Precision Long Range Semi-auto Hunting

    Ralph Hicks from RTH Firearms Introduces Their Revolutionary Precision Long Range Semi-auto Hunting and Competition Rifle Ralph Hicks introduces his new precision semi-auto rifle with sub-sub MOA performance and explains how his team produced it. We’ve all been in a situation where we needed to make a very fast, precise follow-up shot. In most cases, we missed our first shot because of a sudden gust of wind or DOPE was just flat-out wrong. If we fail to make the second shot, the...
  14. iota Kremlin Rifle Stock and Triad ZL Scope Ring Review

    iota Kremlin Rifle Stock and Triad ZL Scope Ring Review By Justin Hyer The overcast sky provided a breathtaking sunset that cast beautiful rays of orange and red light across the clouds as the sun buried itself behind the westward mountains. The night had been gorgeous and filled with sightings of numerous deer, but not the elk I was after. I gathered up my gear to begin the trek to the truck and hopefully run into a wandering herd of elk on my way. As I began to work my way up the hill...
  15. A Hunting Guide's Perspective on the Quality of Swarovski Optics

    A Hunting Guide’s Perspective on the Quality of Swarovski Optics By Robb Wiley Of Non-Typical Outfitters When I started my big game guiding career back in 1993, it soon became crystal clear that quality optics were one of the essential tools for hunting trophy animals. As I scoured the mountains of Idaho and Wyoming early in my career looking for trophies, I discovered that in order to be consistently successful, one needs glass that can go long and be able to do it in low light...
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