The world of optics is a bewildering one. There are hundreds of models, variations, and specifications, never mind dozens of brands. Here in one book is an exact listing, in table format for ease-of-comparison shopping for nearly every scope (rifle, shotgun, & pistol), binocular, spotting scope, red-dot sight, and laser rangefinder on the market--in other words, an optics digest similar in scope and value to Consumer Reports. All the models are depicted, and specifications such as magnification, tube diameter, size of objective and ocular, different cross hairs, and numerous other items are listed so you can compare brands easily. In addition, the recommended retail price as well as a street price are given. The author also gives a rundown of the many different brands and variations of scope mounts that are on the market. An authoritative buyer's guide as well as articles on what you should look for when buying a rifle/pistol scope or binocular are given, including how to compare different brands and the most effective ways to glass for game. The entire book is illustrated with dozens and dozens of photos. It gives simple, practical advice on choosing optical gear that delivers good, dependable performance at the best possible price. All the information in this digest is presented in a uniform way, making it easy to use and analyze the tables. Rees shows how to choose the right model to fit your needs, then offers valuable, no-nonsense advice for using it afield. This is the most complete digest of hunting optics ever published. It includes detailed information on the following brands: Aimpoint, Aimshot, Alpen, BSA, Burris, Bushnell, Bausch & Lomb, C-More, Leica, Leupold, Millett, Minox, Nightforce, Nikon, Pentax, Redfield, Remington, Sightron, Simmons, Springfield Armory, Steiner, Swarovski, Tasco, Trijicon, Ultra Dot, Weaver, and Zeiss. Illus; 8.5x11 inches, 275 pgs.