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2015’s Best New Hunting Gear: 7 Stellar Optics

2015's Best New Hunting Optics

The Year's Top Rifle Scopes, Spotting Scopes, Rangefinders and Trail Cams

Our exclusive roundup of the year’s top new optics for the Canadian wilds. Also see 2015’s best rifles,  shotguns, ammo and accessories and, coming later this week, apparel.

Elite 3500/4500

Elite 3500/4500
Elite 3500/4500

Bushnell’s Elite series of riflescopes has expanded to now include a 3x (3500) and 4x (4500) magnification series. Each scope boasts the Elite’s renowned features, from RainGuard HD and fully multi-coated glass to one-quarter MOA resettable windage and elevation adjustments. Select from two choices of reticle in models ranging from 2-6×32 up to 8-32×40.

Bushnell
1-800-361-5702; www.bushnell.com

Ken Bailey

Ken Bailey

An all-around hunter, Ken Bailey enjoys pursuing waterfowl the most. Based in Edmonton, Outdoor Canada's longtime hunting editor Ken Bailey has hunted every major Canadian game animal, in every corner of the country. For many years, he’s shared his deep knowledge of game behaviour, and wide expertise with all manner of firearms with OC's readers. His work has been recognized numerous times by both the Outdoor Writers of Canada and the National Magazine Awards. Ken is a committed conservationist, dedicated to habitat preservation, sustainable harvests, and passing along our hunting heritage to the next generation. He's also an avid fly fisherman, and a pretty darn good game chef.