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Welcome to our blog! This is where our experts discuss their favorite digital, compact, waterproof and other kinds of binoculars. We are all passionate hunters, astronomers and birdwatchers and know everything there is to know about the most commonly used optical device on the planet - binoculars!

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05 Nov

Well, a decision by just me. If you have read one of my last couple of binocular blogs, you know that I've been on the hunt for a new compact binocular to replace my really old pocket model "Jason". This little bino has ridden many miles in my pocket and around my neck for lots of years, but things change – primarily my eyes, not to mention technology. As I mentioned, my search was focused on a good quality, pocket bino, but after a bit more investigation, I changed direction. 

Suddenly, like a bolt of lightning from above, I realized that …

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29 Oct

In preparation for my annual fall trip to the Great State of Tennessee, I started to weigh my options – literally.  Over the course of a year, I find all sorts of cool stuff that I think needs to go in the pack I keep in my car, and the pack grows in weight.  This year, I was determined to pare down my pack weight, in hopes that I would make it to the top of the mountain without having to be airlifted out as my camping buddies snickered and split up my gear.  There must be some kind of …

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22 Oct

It’s about that time of year (has been for a while for other departments) when we start getting ready for our holiday season.  As you are already probably aware, the unofficial start to the holiday shopping spree is Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  While the pencil pushers behind the scenes here at OpticsPlanet have been gearing up with inventory, projections, forecasts, and all that other stuff, we here in Product Intelligence are getting going with what will be the first of one of our many contributions to the seasonal push this week.  I’m not going to spill the beans on …

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15 Oct

In my last blog, I discussed some of my favorite grips for the AR. Now that you have a firm yet comfortable grip, let’s cover some stock options. Fixed or adjustable is going to depend on your buffer tube so if you want to change styles or are building an AR then make sure you have the appropriate buffer tube. Collapsible stocks are useful if you need a shorter LOP or have multiple users with different LOP, as well as if you are shooting in different outfits (body armor vs no body armor) or simply prefer a shorter OAL for …

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12 Oct

In one of my very first blogs here, I discussed a pocket binocular that I purchased more than 35 years ago. While looking for bargains at my friendly, neighborhood K-Mart all those years ago, I stumbled on a camo, rubber armor coated 8X21 Jason binocular for well under $10! It turned out that this was a retuned item that K-Mart didn't even sell, so the sales clerk made me a fantastic deal and I have used them heavily for many years. Although this is a decent quality product, made in Japan, I would still like to get something a bit …

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02 Oct

Hopefully, there are still a few people in the audience that remember that line, indicating that Sergeant Preston of the Yukon was beginning another episode.  Sergeant Preston was aided by his horse Rex and his faithful dog Yukon King.  Rex was okay – I mean, he was no Silver (the Lone Ranger’s horse), but Yukon King was the man.  Dog.  Whatever.  Yukon King could out-think Lassie with one leg tied behind his tail.  Yukon King wouldn’t come and tell you that Timmy fell in a well, Yukon King would prevent Timmy from falling in the well in the first place, …

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25 Sep

Fall is finally upon us.  The time of year for colorful leaves, crisp air, and good smells is my favorite.  Aside from the awesome weather we’ll be having, I also know I’ll be spending a lot of time outside.  Summer is nice but the air conditioner is a better option than 100 degrees and 90 % humidity, in my opinion at least.  While I enjoy autumn and will be outside more than any other time of the year, I don’t care to freeze so it’s time to stock up on some new gear again.  I wear what I have pretty …

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