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2016’s Best New Hunting Gear: 7 Stellar Optics

2016's Best New Hunting Optics

The Year's Finest Riflescopes, Spotting Scopes and Binoculars for Canadian Hunters

Presenting Outdoor Canada’s exclusive roundup of the year’s top new optics for the Canadian wilds. Also see the year’s best rifles and shotguns, apparel and accessories.



Leica’s Trinovid HD binoculars marry the company’s standard for quality optics with a price point attractive to value-conscious hunters. Available in 8×42 and 10×42 rubber-armoured waterproof models, they promise the ideal balance of high light transmission with colour rendition to provide the sharp images synonymous with Leica’s reputation. They come with a unique neoprene strap system that doubles as a carrying bag for in-the-field protection.


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.

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