Category: Scope Reviews

What is the Leupold Optics Academy?

Did you know that Leupold Optics has their own academy? I recently visited their impressive range in Central, Oregon to test their Mark 4HD line. Watch or read on to learn more!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content […]

Quick Look: Leupold’s NEW Mark 4HD Scope Line

I recently attended an event at the Leupold Optics Academy to welcome a new family of American-made rifle scopes, the Mark 4HD series. Does it really have something for everyone?  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this […]

TESTED: Athlon Ares G2 UHD Spotting Scope with Ranging Reticle

I’ve shown a lot of shooting lately with my .22 ARC. Now we’re watching the hits with an Athlon Ares G2 and 22x ranging reticle eyepiece!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, articles, […]

TESTED: Element Optics Theos 6-36 x 56 FFP Scope

I’ve been interested in Element Optics for some time, but only recently had the chance to test their top-of-the-line Theos 6-36×56 FFP scope! Watch or read on for the results!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this […]

Leupold SX-4 Pro Guide HD Spotting Scope

We’ve been having a lot of fun with the Longshot Hawk on Leupold’s SX-4 Pro Guide HD spotting scope. This time we’re taking a closer look at the optic!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website […]

ATN ThOR LTV 320 4-12x

After working with the ATN X-Sight 4K Pro and the ATN X-Sight 5 5-25x, we’re taking a look at ATN’s ThOR LTV 320×240 4-12x thermal rifle scope!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, […]

Athlon Cronus ATS Thermal Scope 50-640

Thermal scopes and predator hunting are things I’ve taken a recent interest in. In pursuit of those, I’m testing the new Athlon Cronus ATS Thermal Scope.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, articles, […]

NEW: ATN X-Sight 5 LRF 5-25x

ATN’s offerings are quite different from the traditional optic. They have a number of features and capabilities like custom reticles and recoil-activated video recording that set them apart. We’ve been using the ATN X-Sight 4K Pro on an AR for a number of years, but are taking our first look at the ATN X-Sight 5 […]

TESTED: Athlon Argos BTR 8-34×56 Gen 2 Scope

The Athlon Argos BTR Gen 2 8-34×56 recently topped our Boyds Pro Varmint Stock .22-250 upgrade. This time, we’re taking an in-depth look at the optic.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, articles, […]

Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25×56 Scope

We’ve covered the Leupold Mark 5HD 7-35×56 and the Mark 5HD 2-10×30. This time we’re looking at the Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25×56 we tested on the new 7mm PRC Bergara B-14 Squared Crest! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The […]

22-250 Upgrade! Boyds Pro Varmint Stock *and* Athlon Argos BTR Gen 2 Scope

Our Winchester Model 70 is getting a facelift with a new Boyds stock and Athlon optic!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and other information) is […]

TESTED: Leupold Mark 5HD 7-35x56mm Riflescope (Part 2)

We are back with part two of this two-part story featuring the Leupold Mark 5 HD Riflescope! In part one, we covered unboxing, features, installation, and bedding the rings to the scope tube. The Mark 5HD has 32 variations, ours being the 7-35x56mm version with the Leupold proprietary CCH reticle. For this  story, we’ll pick […]

TESTED: Monstrum Tactical 6-24x50mm G3 Budget FFP Scope

With more and more people getting into long-range shooting, the industry has responded with a tidal wave of new related products. And because of this, the industry has gotten incredibly competitive! The result: more long-range shooting product offerings and products that bring long-range shooting to even modest budgets. One such example of this kind of […]

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