Best New Deer Hunting Optics for 2018

Best New Deer Hunting Optics for 2018

Sig Sauer Zulu 7

Sig Sauer Zulu 7Zulu 7 roof prism open-hinged binoculars feature multi-coated, extra-low-dispersion glass with excellent light transmission to clearly distinguish color and detail. They're coated in durable, non-slip rubber armor for better dexterity and protection from the elements. Multi-position twist eyecups offer adjustable eye-relief, while a threaded adapter allows for tripod use.

Simmons Venture

Simmons VentureThe Venture binocular line includes five excellent models that won't bust your budget. Each features fully multi-coated lenses and rubber exterior armor. Two great options for whitetail hunters are the 8x42 and 10x42 versions. Both offer ergonomic focus knobs, adjustable eye relief and threaded tripod adapters.

Nikon Monarch HG

Nikon Monarch HGFor 2018, the Monarch HG binocular line has expanded to include an 8x30 configuration. This new lightweight model features the Field Flattener lens system, which delivers an extremely wide 8.3-degree field of view while maintaining excellent image clarity. The compact unit also features a locking diopter ring, which is extremely handy in the field. Total weight is 15.9 ounces.

Bushnell Engage

Bushnell EngageEngage riflescopes are treated with the exclusive new EXO barrier waterproof coating, a molecular bonding process that fills microscopic pores in the glass to repel water, dust, fog and oil. The scope is O-ring-sealed and nitrogen-purged. The Toolless ZERO Reset Locking Turrets and Deploy MOA reticle feature 1-MOA windage and elevation hash marks. This series offers ideal choices for both hunters and target shooters.

Leupold VX-Freedom

Leupold VX-FreedomThe VX-Freedom line of riflescopes offers quality at a fair price point. Shown here, the 3-9x50mm model is a great option for whitetail hunting. It features 1/4 MOA finger-click adjustments and a 1" main tube. Leupold's Twilight Light Management System yields impressive light transmission at dawn and dusk. These scopes are constructed from T6 aircraft aluminum, and the lenses are scratch-resistant, waterproof and fogproof.

Styrka S7 Series

Styrka S7 SeriesS7 Series riflescopes offer extreme adjustability and custom components. Among a host of zoom configurations, the 3-12x42mm is available with either a Plex or SH-BDC reticle. Features include a side-focus, illuminated reticle, adjustable parallax, IPX7 waterproofing and SXL-MAX lens coating. Windage and elevation are adjustable to 60 MOA in 1/4 MOA increments. The scope weighs 22 ounces.

Zeiss Victory

Zeiss VictoryThe Victory V8 2.8-20x56 riflescope with HT glass offers 92 percent light transmission and features a 36mm diameter tube for an extremely wide field of view. The second-focal-plane reticle and BDC adjustable turret system allow for 82" of elevation adjustment and 53" of windage adjustment. Tolerances allow for use in temperatures ranging from -13 to 122 degrees F.

Trijicon AccuPoint

Trijicon AccuPointAccuPoint riflescopes feature battery-free fiber-optic illuminated reticles for supreme visibility and faster target acquisition in low-light. Based on your preference, the reticle brightness can be fully adjusted by tweaking the light dial. Shown here, the 2.5x10x56mm model comes with a second focal plane reticle, multi-coated lenses and an all-weather-proof rugged aluminum housing.

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