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Riflescopeblog is written by Steven K. Ledin, OpticsPlanet’s Director of Product Intelligence. Follow Steve’s daring exploits as he shoots, travels, hunts, tests, teaches, modifies, and breaks the latest rifle scopes, red dots, lights, lasers and more. Get an insight into the corporate world of a professional gunbitch with a dose of his philosophical insight.

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26 Nov

Millionth Sight Hint

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24 Nov

Elk Hunt Prep Part II

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24 Nov

EOTech Millionth Sight and OPMOD

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LIKE the EOTech Millionth Sight page for a chance to win these optics every week! Just watch the video and guess where it's at! Where was I using it in this week?…

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16 Nov

EOTech Hunt Preparation Part 1

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09 Nov

EOTech Elk Hunt Preparation with R-25, Leupold CDS Filming, Armasight Drone Pro, Scope Testing, XBow Sight, and Pulled Teeth

Steven K. Ledin, EOTech Elk Hunt Preparation with R-25, Leupold CDS Filming, Armasight Drone Pro, Scope Testing, XBow Sight, and Pulled Teeth

I'm using a Remington R-25 in .308 for an elk and mule deer hunt in Montana. I leave next week. It was supposed to be on horseback, but plans changed because of location, and we have vehicle access. Bummer. Teddy Roosevelt would never have had it so easy. I was looking forward to my idea of the most romantic American hunt in the saddle and a sore rear end. I had to watch who I said that to around work. It would have been the most important part of the trip.

The R-25 is required because of the optic I'll be …

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10 Oct

Prototype Scope Testing, Armasight Drone Pro, EOTech XBow, My Shirley Eating Asphalt, and an Upside Down Beast

Steven K. Ledin, Prototype Scope Testing, Armasight Drone Pro, EOTech XBow, My Shirley Eating Asphalt, and an Upside Down Beast

I'm testing a prototype that may become the next OPMOD riflescope. It's airgun rated, and this rating generally means it is virtually indestructible for all field use. It has a 6x magnification range, and is a 2.5-15×50 with a 30mm tube and a side focus with parallax corrections from 10 meters to infinity. I've been trying to break it for almost two weeks now, and it stubbornly refuses to be anything but perfect. It will be a welcome addition alongside our new 3-9×40 OPMOD Zeiss Conquest. Zeiss Sport Optics has never paired with another company before, and to have that feather …

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27 Sep

Another Not a 1968 Tula AK, a Busted Career 707, and FWB 90 Grip Part

Steven K. Ledin, Another Not a 1968 Tula AK, a Busted Career 707, and FWB 90 Grip Part

The AK I got for a friend did not have a 1968 Tula receiver. i found out it's a U.S. made No Dak Spud receiver with a Tula marked trunion. Still fine. Below is another AK without a 1968 Tula receiver.

Another gun I was going to use in the upcoming AGBI (Air Gun Bitch Invitational) is my Career 707 .22 caliber lever action PCP repeater, shown below. I haven't charged the gun in years, and now that I want to use it, it won't hold air. The hand pump and my scuba tank are ready to go.Teardown coming.

My Feinwerkbau …

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10 Sep

Russian AKs, Drowning Dogs (Almost), FNGs, and My Current Favorite Flashlights and Headlamps

Steven K. Ledin, Russian AKs, Drowning Dogs (Almost), FNGs, and My Current Favorite Flashlights and Headlamps

It's a 1968 AK receiver from the Tula Arsenal. With the required number of hot rodded and coated American parts, it's a badass gun. It is a gift from a friend to a friend. I just got all the stuff and cut one of my unused SKB cases. The mags, bayonet, and pistol grip are original Russian bakelite. I really hope it gets shot. It's the best feeling AK in terms of function I've ever played with, and the trigger is actually fair. I would shoot the heck out of it, not look at it.

My Shirley and I went …

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29 Aug

M3GI Part 3

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29 Aug

M3GI Part 2

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