|Nightforce Spotting Scope TS-80HD 20-60x|
This is one bad-ass spotting scope. Images are crisp, even in low light and at the highest magnification setting. Like all Nightforce products, this device can take a beating and continue to work with precision. It’s shockproof and waterproof, which are qualities that translate to success when hunting the often unrelenting terrain and weather that Alaska throws our way. The eye piece is comfortable and the large focus ring is easy to use, even while wearing somewhat bulky gloves. Make sure you give this one a try when in the market for a spotting scope.
|Nikon LaserForce 10×42 Rangefinder Binocular|
These binos are quality and produce high-resolution images. They are waterproof, fogproof and rubber-armored for toughness and to give users a comfortable grip. They offer a long eye-relief design and are tripod adapatable. The rangefinder feature works from 10- to 1900 yards. It can display either horizontal or actual distance and features a red OLED display with four-step intensity options. We think this is a solid multi-purpose tool.
|Leupold BX-5 Santiam HD 15×56|
Our tester loved these high-quality set of binoculars. They are almost like using a spotting scope for seeing long-range quarry, with the 56 mm objective lens and 15x magnification. Image clarity is impeccable and the binos are tough and well-made, as well as water-, fog- and shockproof. The design of the neck loop was highly appreciated; the best our tester has ever used for carrying binoculars without the chaffing discomfort on the neck.
|Vortex Optics Fury HD 10×42 Laser Rangefinding Binocular|
These binoculars are high-quality, and produce a clear, crisp image from dawn until dusk. Testers reported that they are easy-to-use, allowed them to range game at nearly 1000 yards, provided angle-compensated readings, and are comfortable to look through. We think that it’s very handy to combine binoculars with a rangefinder and have adopted it as our tool of choice. The product is built Alaska-tough and element-proof.
|Nikon Monarch 7i VR Laser Rangefinder|
This rangefinder is compact, waterproof, fogproof, has a long eye relief, and measures distances from 8- to 1000 yards. The vibration reduction function helps you take readings more easily. It incorporates two measurement display options—horizontal distance mode and actual distance mode. We used it to range moose on a hunt on the Innoko River in 2017 and give it a thumbs up.