|Is this the
year to replace a scope or binocular, but the personal budget doesn’t allow a
major expenditure at this time?
in the optics arena is fierce, which means the consumer wins. Companies offer
as much performance and as many features as possible at every price point.
manufacturing processes and high tech materials make it possible for companies
to deliver a whole lot more for not a lot of money.
added new optics to its Buck Commander™ series.
Buck Commander series binoculars are waterproof, shockproof, fogproof and
feature fully multi-coated, scratch-resistant lenses.
Commander shotgun scopes offer either Dual-X or Command-X reticles. Scopes
feature one-inch, one-piece tube construction for with four-times magnification
range and fully multi-coated lenses.
Buck Commander series additions are sure to make an impact with hunters this
season,” said Product Marketing Manager Tom Knudtson. “Willie and the Buck
Commanders know how to hunt hard—and we’ve got a full line of optics they can
trust in the field. These scopes and binoculars won’t break the bank—but will
give you the performance you demand.”
this new optics line are:
94587 Buck Commander
94588 Buck Commander
94585 Buck Commander
8x25 Compact Binocular
94586 Buck Commander
10x25 Compact Binocular
94578 Buck Commander
2-8x36 Dual-X Scope
94579 Buck Commander
2-8x36 Command-X Shotgun Scope
comes to binoculars, I tend to prefer 8x to 10x these days, with full size
getting the nod over compacts.
I used 10x binos as my mainline glass. But over time I discovered that I
actually found more animals in the wild with 7x and 8x units than I did with
the 10x models. Why? Hand-held stability. I couldn’t hold the higher
magnification binos steady enough to capitalize on their added power. Yet the
10x is nicer when in making final decisions in the field – especially if the
binos can be rested solidly on something.
binos are handy, but not quite as quick when it comes to getting onto and
really seeing the quality of a particular animal. If the hunt/style call for
compacts, then get them. It is a personal thing and a performance factor. What
is best for the individual person is in order. Keep these things in mind when
checking out any optics before making a purchase.
2-8x36mm variable range and physical size of the scopes in this line is superb.
be labeled as shotgun scopes, but shotgun scopes can work great on rifles. I
have had a turkey hunting shogun scope on my .458 Winchester rifle for years,
and it has worked great.
As is the
case with all hunting gear, it is important that it actually fits and needs and
hunting style of the individual who will be using it. That’s why there are so
many different models from so many companies on the market. Make sure it is
right for you, and satisfaction follows.
is a nationally recognized hunting editor with Safari Club International and a
former WON Guns and Hunting Editor. His column appears every other week in WON
and he can be reached at email@example.com.
added new optics to its Buck Commander series.