Older short-range hunting riflescopes are zeroed at 200 yards at shot at Minute of Deer, instead of Minute of Angle. The bullet trajectory will not take it out of the vital areas until 300 yards. Wind at this range has little effect so turrets are usually capped, and turret adjustment is done with a coin at a known range, usually 50 yards.
Advances in optical quality and precision are allowing modern scopes to be useful in the long range. At longer ranges, there is more time for target acquisition, planning and setting up a shot. The scope will need to have adjustable uncapped turrets that are easy to access to dial in the elevation, a holdover reticle for wind adjustments, and better glass to view mirage and for shot placement.
John wants to be careful to ensure an ethical kill. We were able to toggle between a road map, regular satellite imagery, and an angled bird’s-eye view all in a matter of seconds. This high-carbon steel German knife weighs in at 9. 5 ounces, making it one of the heftier knives we tested.
The weight gave it the strength to handle the heavy-duty tasks we threw at it, cutting through butternut squash with ease. A heavier knife can be less adept at precise cuts, but the Zwilling Pro has a super sharp edge that sliced up a tomato without issue.
The knife itself appears cheap and flimsy but don’t let looks fool you; it’s well balanced and comfortable to use. »More infoUncle HenryThe Uncle Henry line – named for Henry Baer, Schrade’s president – appeared in the 1960s. There were all sorts of Uncle Henry knives, but the one that won my heart was a three-blade folder of the type known as a premium stock knife.
It and I are about the same age.
You can use the Pal as a brush hook, machete, knife, shovel, and axe. There’s little you can’t do with it. It’s affordable, light for its abilities, and indestructible. It and I are about the same age. I think it will outlast me by quite a margin. »More infoKnives of Alaska Brown BearTechnically, the Brown Bear is a cleaver, not a knife.
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They’ve been around since the 1890s and are still just as classy and functional as ever. Patagonia Altvia Trail Pants ($119)Materials: 86% polyester, 14% spandex Weight: 11. 1 oz. Belt included: No What we like: Very stretchy build with zippered storage. What we don’t: Shorter inseam can impact fit.
A recent addition to Patagonia’s hiking pant line, the Altvia Trail combines a stretchy build with a very functional storage layout. Starting with the stretch, this slim-fitting pant includes a healthy dose of spandex (14%) for excellent mobility and all-around comfort. They’ve even incorporated elastic into the waistband to give it a jogger-like fit and feel.
That said, the Altvia is still sufficiently trail-ready with a DWR coating for shedding light moisture, good breathability from the stretch-woven fabric, and zippered closures on all five pockets. And with zippers at the bottom of the cuffs, the lower legs of the pant can be tuned to fit over anything from low-profile trail runners to bulky hiking boots.
What’s not to like with the Altvia Trail Pant? For one, the sheer number of zippers in the design has us concerned about its long-term durability (and we’ve unfortunately had a number of Patagonia zippers fail on us recently). Further, the 31-inch inseam is a polarizing choice: most pants either offer a standard 32-inch inseam or a 30-inch option, so this in-between length may not work for some folks.