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Started Oct 16th, 2017 at 2:02am by Alan
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Newbie: Suggestions for first binoculars?
Getting into hunting. In past have done multisport and adventure racing but with another *0 birthday ticking by I'm getting slower so thought it'll be a good way to keep fit. Will be mostly around Can...

Started Jan 10th, 2019 at 8:04pm by uk_exile
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By: Simon Gibson
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Weaver 4.75x40 Grand Slam - still around?
I used a 4.75x40 Grand Slam on my BSA 284 for the last 15 years.  Very lightweight (under 11ozs) and strong with excellent clarity.  It got a little growth in the corner so I sent it back to W...

Started Dec 30th, 2018 at 8:46pm by Forestry
8 2333 Last Post Jan 27th, 2019 at 8:20am
By: Nor-West
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VX-5HD - Anyone Tested the Elevation Turret Yet?
Has anyone on this forum TESTED how their elevation turret tracks on the ZL VX-5HD? True MOA? Over travel or under travel much?
There must be a few owners on here by now Smiley
I own a VX-5 mys...

Started Nov 6th, 2018 at 5:44am by Gibson
1 636 Last Post Jan 14th, 2019 at 10:00am
By: madracer
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Vortex diamond tactical riflescope
Has any hunters on here ever tried one of these scopes, would like to know if they are any good.? thanks.

Started Jan 7th, 2019 at 5:50am by Duxbac
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Range finder batteries not liking the cold!!!
Hi, any advice on the best battery for my swaro binos? Currently having issues with the rangefinder not giving a range when the battery is cold. Warming up the battery in my hands for a minute and she...

Started Jun 17th, 2018 at 10:30pm by Jeremy
3 1158 Last Post Jan 7th, 2019 at 5:41am
By: Duxbac
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Bushnell forge
Any one had experience with these? Was hoping to have enough cash to get the new V4 zeiss but I may be a bit short. Had a look through one at the shop, they are not to bad. I would go with Leupold vx5...

Started Dec 14th, 2018 at 5:44pm by 300wsm for life
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mid priced long range scope
hi guys, have been trolling thru here a bit. looking for a new scope with a bit more legs. what to you guys think best fits the bill. budget around 1200. was interested in vortex but have heard varyin...

Started Dec 29th, 2018 at 1:14am by beechleaf
2 464 Last Post Dec 29th, 2018 at 11:59pm
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Old Weaver k1.5-1
Having a clean out,worth keeping it or chucking out,be from late 70s or early 80s at a guess

Started Dec 27th, 2018 at 12:38am by Nelson hunter
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Vortex rangefinder
I'm after some honest reviews of the vortex impact 850 rangefinder if anyone has one.  I've read the rod and rifle review on the ranger 1500 which indicated it only manage 800m from grass on a bright ...

Started Oct 15th, 2018 at 3:52am by Justin1
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How to mount a red dot scope on a Howa mini action 223?
Hi there, please can someone advise on how I can mount a TRS-25 red dot scope onto my mini action? I assume I will need a picatinny rail? But I just want the rail to sit on the front two mounting scre...

Started Nov 25th, 2018 at 1:54am by sparid
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By: SakoLove
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Vanguard ED 10x42 versus Vortex Razor
After a decent set of binos, but don't have a few grand (and then some) to get swarvoski EL series. Also the majority of my hunting is in the bush but am expanding to tops and South island h...

Started Mar 25th, 2018 at 8:17am by bushwanderer
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Anyone tried the Nikko Stirling Diamond FFP SF 4-16x44 ?
Hey there, considering purchasing one of these for plinking and and occasional hunting with my 270win. Anybody tried them please? Not many reviews on the web ( especially from NZ). Any thoughts/commen...

Started Nov 7th, 2018 at 3:57am by sparid
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Swaro Z5
I want a scope with a smaller objective, dial up capable, good glass, side focus and zoom range capable of both bush hunting and shooting at range. Quite a mouthful.
Anyway the Z5 3.5-18 x 44 is ...

Started Mar 6th, 2012 at 8:42pm by james
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Low light scopes?
So my current rig is not really cutting the mustard.
Are there any brands that are renowned for performance in low light conditions.
Is this where Hd glass is essential?
Looking at spe...

Started Jul 20th, 2018 at 7:21pm by remmodel7
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By: Gerry Atric
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