Monthly Archives: March 2008

31 Mar

>2008 Training Schedule

Steven K. Ledin,

OpticsPlanet strives to furnish constant, meaningful product education for our sales/customer service agents and other related job titles in an effort to provide a better understanding of our products. This relates directly to the experience our customers get when ordering, and it’s my job to see that this happens. Our Senior Product Specialist, Jne, will teach some non-gun-related classes, and as a professional educator, we use her classes as a template for others. Ryan will teach a couple, and the balance goes to me. This is what it looks like so far:

Binoculars 101
Riflescopes 101
Red dot sights 101…

24 Mar

>My Favorite Boresighters

Steven K. Ledin,

There are two boresighters I prefer over all others. The best unit ever made so far in my opinion is the fantastic Leupold Zero Point Magnetic boresighter. The lit reticle feature isn’t required, but can be useful. The magnetic boresighters do not require a target for a laser to reflect off or an arbor of the correct size to insert into a muzzle, and are every bit as accurate. Remember, a boresight is simply to get you onto paper when shooting so you can sight in with the loads you want to use at your particular distance. I use

14 Mar

>Vortex Optics

Steven K. Ledin,

Some of you may already know Vortex Optics because of the excellent advertising campaigns they’ve been up to. It’s hard not to notice the great full-page ads in most of the hunting magazines introducing their riflescope lines. Vortex binoculars are well respected in birding circles, and Field and Stream voted a Vortex binocular as a best buy earlier in the year. I’m looking forward to wringing out a couple Vortex riflescopes this season, and I’m expecting very good things out of them. Many of their products are argon purged, and all carry a no questions asked lifetime warranty.

06 Mar

>Chuck the Vet’s New 700 with ProHunter

Steven K. Ledin,

My friend Chuck the veterinarian is at it again. After picking my brain for a few months he splurged and bought a new Remington 700 Light Varmint Stainless Fluted in 22-250. It was a bit more than he wanted to spend initially, but he ponied up one time for the last rifle he will ever need (or so he thinks). He fell in love with the cartridge from using one of my guns last year in preparation for his first antelope hunt. The gun I loaned him was wearing one of the new Simmons Master Series ProHunters in 6-24×44 with

06 Mar

>Chuck’s New 700

Steven K. Ledin,