2021 New Optics Guide

2021 New Optics Guide

Whatever your needs or budget, we’ve got info on the latest tactical, long-range, self-defense and concealed-carry optics in our annual guide.

2021 New Optics Guide: Binoculars & Spotting Scopes

While the hot-as-magma market for guns and ammunition has dominated the news, optics are also selling at a record pace. Fortunately, optics manufacturers have been able to develop and introduce a dizzying array of new products, including line enhancements, feature-rich budget options and technological marvels that were once unaffordable to anyone not named Bezos, but are now approaching price points where many shooters can make use of them. Whatever your needs or budget, we’ve got several binoculars and spotting scopes to fit your needs. 

First Look: Carl Zeiss Victory RF Rangefinder Binoculars

It's critical for long-range shooters to dial-in the correct distance to the target. With the new Victory RF rangefinder binoculars from Carl Zeiss, that process just got easier.

Nikon Monarch 5 Binocular

The new Monarch 5 binocular from Nikon is loaded with beneficial features for any shooter.

Binocular Tips

Often overlooked by shooters who don't hunt, binoculars can be a very useful tool at any outdoor range.

New Steiner 7×30 Commander XP Binoculars

— Steiner Commander binoculars have long been the benchmark for the world's best marine binoculars. Steiner, the world leader in marine optics, now offers this world-class optic in a more compact model, the new 7x30 Commander XP. Steiner has bundled all the technology and performance of the 7x50 Commander XP into a compact-sized binocular that is available with or without an integral compass.

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