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If you wanted to know where your money is best spent when it comes to quality hunting gear, everyone you talk to would say put it into your optics. And I would have to say that I agree. It’s not that you should go out and buy the top end and most expensive piece of glass but I do recommend that you get the absolute best glass that your hunting budget can afford. The more you see, the more you kill. 😉

It has taken me many years to get into the consistent mode of hauling around a spotting scope AND all the heavy camera lenses that it takes in order for me to film a hunt. But with the constant desire to be a better hunter, kill more stuff and spend more time searching for the biggest buck or bull on the hill, I find myself packing the spotting scope way more and the giant camera lenses much less.

The majority of average hunters won’t be able to see the difference between moderate and high end glass, BUT you guys are not average, nor do you want to hunt like an average person. So, you want the absolute best that you can afford. And I think that for me, Vortex has the best and biggest variety of budgetary options.

VORTEX RAZOR HD 27-60X85

This big dawg rarely ever leaves the sanctuary of my truck or my day pack when I don’t stray too far from the valley floors. I use it to spot critters and gather hunting intel from a distance. Big objective and high power magnification comes in real handy when glassing from miles away.

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VORTEX RAZOR HD 22-48X65

This is my go to spotter. A lot of guys might pack the 85mm but for me, I’m not necessarily counting inches or annuli and so the 65mm seems to work just fine for me. I’ve found that it is plenty of magnification for me to tell if the buck or bull is something that I want to go after.

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The Phone Skope Adapters have been game changing for me as a producer and hunter who likes to film his hunts. In the past I would pack huge and heavy camera lenses for long distance filming but now I can get nearly the quality with just my phone and this small piece of plastic in my hands.

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I don’t know any hunter that doesn’t haul around a pair of binoculars on his hunts. If you don’t, then your nuts. Some of my friends haul the big 15x or more and some of my friends get by with only the 8x.

I spend so much time with my face behind the glass that I’ve learned to get steady, comfortable and warm and take as much time as I need to see what I need to see.

VORTEX 12×50 RAZOR HD

These are the binoculars that I use most when hunting the western open country. I love the wide field of view and the 12x magnification is great for longer distance but is still not to difficult to hand hold for a quick glass.

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VORTEX 10×42 RAZOR HD

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VORTEX RANGER LASER RANGEFINDER

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Rifle Scopes.

VORTEX RAZOR HD LH 3-15×42

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VORTEX VIPER HS LR 6-24×50

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Tim Burnett

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