I put the Spitfire 3x on a Ruger 556 MPR. Hunted prairie dogs and coyotes in Montana. Liked how easy it was to sight in. We got to the ranch and it took 4 shots at 50 yards and I was ready to go after some prairie dogs. Shot over 1,000 rounds over the next several days and never had to make any adjustments. I was making shots from 50-350 yards with ease. I could find and move to the next target much faster than my dad could with his expensive Nightforce on his AR-15. I could outshoot all the other guys in my group 3-1 because I just put the red dot on target and pulled the trigger and moved to the next and did it over and over again. They started to say it wasn't fair that I could shoot so many so fast and I had the cheapest setup by no less than $2,000. They had to zoom in and out and focus parallax all them times and I was just stacking dogs. Several in the group had to try my rifle and they were very impressed. They noticed how easy it was to use and find targets at so many different ranges without the need to make any adjustments. The Spitfire is also much smaller and lighter than the larger high power scopes. I like the different brightness levels and choice of red, green, or black. If battery goes out you still have black reticle. The only thing that could be better is the reticle adjustment caps are very fine threads and take patience to screw back on. This seems to be common on most scopes and not a big deal. I turned the caps backwards until threads lined up then turn to right and they would line up perfectly. I highly recommend the Spitfire 3x. I also use this rifle at the duck club I guide at and the guests have a blast shooting targets on the range.
I have had the Link-S for a little over a year now. Have had 0 issues with it. Have never had to change the batteries in it. The solar panel has kept it running with no issues for over a year. I have had cameras that take better picture but the Link-S takes an overall good picture.
I love the idea of a trail camera that sends me pictures. I have 5 of these cameras and 3 of the Micro-Links. I use them on whitetail properties for hunting and guiding.
The good: they do send pictures and it's nice to see them in the app. You get alerts throughout the day at set times that you create for pictures to come through. I also can be on my couch changing settings through the app and it communicates with my cameras hours away and it instantly makes the changes.
The bad: the cameras need system upgrades of technology. The SPYPOINT camera and app will not notify you if you need a new update and instead your camera will just stop working. You will also go look through the app and will see that the system has stopped communicating but you still have battery power and service which is very frustrating.
The ugly: I have five of these cameras yet only two of them continue to work. I have reached out to customer service multiple times and every time it takes days, if not a week to get a response and the response is a few words stating you need an upgrade of software. Click here. I will go through all of the upgrades follow all the procedures and half the time the cameras will not communicate anymore. At this point after three years I have tossed two of my five cameras in the trash because SPYPOINT will not do any work with them and pretty much at this point they are deemed useless.
This is the best value scope out there. Super clear out to over 400 yards. Thought this would also be too much scope for a 30 yard shot, completely wrong.
I use this scope both for whitetail and out west hunting. Has held up through thick and thin. No fogging in below zero temps. Does come with covers which are sound, but would recommend a different cover.
Easy mounting with the Vortex wrench. Must use 30mm rings and whatever height you would like. Very well constructed with not a lot of weight. You easily get 4 inches of eye relief with this scope.
Only dislike is that it's always backordered. But don't be afraid of the 6-8 week shipping. I got both scopes right around the 4 week mark.
Zero complaints otherwise. FFP is the way to go, you can't beat how clear it is for the price. If you compare price with other FFP scopes, they cannot beat the price. Vortex app does help with MOA if needed.
Plenty of YouTube videos to help show you how to sight this scope in, along with showing off Vortex added features.
All around great scope with a great warranty. This scope is perfect for that budget gun or even a high end hunting rifle. I recommend this scope to just about everyone and have it on two of my rifles. This scope will last forever.
I use my Commander X+ Pack on every hunt I participate in. On a mountain lion hunt I was able to rigorously test the pack. We had a hard treeing cat and treed him 4 miles from any road without the pack I wouldn't have been able to get all my gear in, plus the cat out. I like the simplicity and durability of this pack it takes a lot of abuse! My only dislike is that it won't fit my spotting scope in the supposed spotting scope pocket. For my job as an outfitter this pack is a workhorse hauling my gear in and game out.
The Link-Micro is by far the best cellular camera for the money. This camera is a breeze to set up and takes very little time. As a black bear guide I need a dependable camera that is not expensive, as bears like to bite and play with any game camera. The Link-Micro seems to perform the best with lithium batteries. My cameras didn't perform reliably with alkaline batteries. I noticed pictures were taken but not sent while using alkaline batteries. Since I have switched to using only Lithium batteries the camera has not failed to send any pictures and battery life is much better. Day and night pictures are clear enough when sent over cellular network to pick out detail on almost all animals. The app is easy to use and has many different features. Settings can be changed from the app with out needing to be at the camera. With different cellular plans to choose from the camera is cost effective all times of the year. My Link-Micros stay in the field year round with out any problems. I live in Northern Minnesota and the severe cold only reduces battery life of the camera. I have not found a picture on the SD card that has not sent. I have owned other cellular game cameras and can say the Link-Micro is by far the best camera for the price. I own 3 of the Link-Micros and will purchase more.
This was my first wireless camera and I wasn't sure what to expect. I set this up over one of our most active spots on the farm and it didn't disappoint. At first I thought the pictures weren't as clear as they should be but later found out they only send SD pics unless upgraded to the HD plan. Not a big deal as I was still having to change out the card every few weeks. It is an easy set up and I felt like the cell plan was reasonably priced. I would warn that the bracket they provide isn't the most reliable. Half way through the season my camera post became a rub post and the camera got locked up in a deer's antlers. Lost the camera till my brother found it while looking for sheds. Next time I will be strapping the camera to the post as opposed to the bracket.
It's roomy and tough! So I'm packing these cases with up to 5 diaphragms and have 2 separate cases loaded one stocked with my A game and my 2nd lineup in another.
Another bonus is it's tough, keeping the case from getting crushed putting on a belly crawl or a hard lean on a tree. It can easily attach to a pocket in my vest for a quick grab. As much as I have invested in diaphragm calls, I needed a way to keep my calls in the best condition...this case does exactly that!!