We are extremely excited about our latest partnership with Vortex Optics! We’ve learned that quality optics is one of the biggest tools in being a successful hunter. We refuse to hunt with any of our friends if they’re not carrying at least binoculars. Yes its that important! We hunt some pretty rough country at times and we needed optics that were going to meet our needs in all conditions.
We will be testing the Viper HS Rifle scope this season. This low profile scope is going to see plenty of action on some coyotes this summer. The deadhold BDC reticle is sweet, and can’t wait to sight this long rang scope in.
Our binocular of choice is the Viper HD series from Vortex. Rugged, durable, and compact, these gems are going to be best friends of ours while hunting this year.
This is probably our favorite piece of gear at the moment. The Razor HD spotting scope! We have been hunting the past two years without one, and I can’t recall how many times this bad boy would have come in handy. Being able to size up bears, deer, and elk from a distance is very critical. You don’t want to hike 2 miles out of your way just to find out you were glassing a two year old deer.
The camera adapter for the Razor HD Digital Camera Adapter is a must if you carry a camera! We were finally able to test the camera adapter this morning on some elk we spotted bear hunting. The adapter attaches easy, and the clarity seemed spot on. We need some brighter conditions for better quality images but it looks nice so far. Keep in mind we were looking through the spotting scope in a downpour of rain at the time and the clarity is still great. Looking forward to capturing some sweet video and photos with this setup.
We’ve been out the past two mornings looking for bears, but the weather has not been very cooperative. The rain has been hitting the Missoula area hard, and there have been a ton of mountain clouds, cutting down clarity to 300 yards most of the time. We were able to spot a good sized bear yesterday morning, but by the time we got across the valley, he had disappeared. Our bear count is up to 16 and we are still trying to get Zack’s archery bear tag filled. As we test out our gear, we will be updating OUR GEAR page with reviews, photos, and specs on all the hunting products we are using this season. Vortex is coming out with a range finder (Ranger 1000) this summer, that we can’t wait to get our hands on. Be checking back for more in depth information on Vortex Optics in the near future!