23 Nov

Start your Christmas Shopping Early at Opticsplanet.com

Steven K. Ledin,

Need to drop some Christmas hints? The Leupold VX-R riflescopes are taking off in a big way. The new design omits the cumbersome battery and rheostat placement on the ocular lens, and instead places it on the left side of the turret housing, for a much cleaner, sleeker look. The reticle adjustments work as designed. I’ve hunted with several different 3-9×50 examples since they first came out. The Leupold VX-R riflescope line promises to be a winner. The lit reticle is adjustable low enough that it isn’t blinding. Check out our Leupold riflescope selection for more choices from this premier American manufacturer.

For a rimfire, my latest favorite is the Nikon Prostaff Rimfire 3-9×40 with the BDC 150 reticle. I like the magnification range and size of this scope for 22s, and the BDC 150 reticle, inconjunction with the Spot On Technology website makes for great long range targeting without moving your turrets.

If you’re tired of flashlights that have a hundred different settings and want something more simple, try the Browning Tactical Hunter. I’ve been using one for a couple of years and it’s one of my favorites. It does one thing…turns on to maximum 210 lumens with one click of the tailcap. It lasts a long time and comes with three colored lenses. I use the red one almost exclusively. A great and powerful flashlight in a compact package from a quality company at a remarkable price for what you’re getting.


Our OPMOD 10×42 and 8×42 binoculars have quickly become customer favorites. I filmed a short spot this morning showcasing some of its features. It is the best value on the market in a medium priced quality binocular with a lifetime warranty, developed with substantial customer input. We know you’ll love them.

Happy Thanksgiving! I have a lot to be thankful for. I’ll start brining my bird tonight, and maybe make my Bohemian dressing early. I’m already looking forward to leftovers. My best to you and yours! Enjoy the holiday!

About Steven K. Ledin

Steve has never not known guns. Before motorcycles, money, or girls, they have always been part of his life. He was tenured as General Manager of one of the country’s largest gun stores and ranges, a buyer in a big box sporting goods store, and is currently OpticsPlanet’s Director of Product Intelligence. He was a US Navy gunners mate, and is an NRA certified instructor in ten categories, as well as an Illinois CCW instructor. He shoots competitively and has hunted from Alaska to Africa. He thoroughly loves life with his beloved wife, Shirley, and their three wildish dogs Tinker, TranRek (pronounced “Train Wreck”), and Crash Almighty. He is a stubborn stage 4 cancer survivor not yet ready to cash in his chips.

Leave a Reply

Back to Entries