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Even the Best Night Binoculars need Alkaline Batteries—Here’s Why

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Why is it that even the best night binoculars seem to ask for Alkaline batteries? There is a good chance that if your night vision binocular uses batteries, it asks you to use Alkaline batteries. So, why do Alkaline batteries seem better than any other kind? Here are some advantages we found to using Alkaline batteries, so your binocular can be one of the best night binoculars you’ve ever had.

Advantage #1: Higher Energy Density

There are many advantages to using alkaline batteries, especially when they help your binoculars to be the best night binoculars they can be. Alkaline batteries have a higher density, which means that it has double the energy density. Consequently, this allows Alkaline batteries to produce the same energy as other batteries while lasting longer.

Alkaline battery x optics operates in cold weather best night binocularsAdvantage #2: Operates in Cold Weather

Have you ever tried using a device outside and the battery seems to die almost instantly? Alkaline batteries can withstand the cold much better than other types of batteries. This means you will get longer use out of your product when fall and winter roll around.




Advantage #3: Standard Sizing & Safe

Did you know that Alkaline batteries have a standard size that is easy to use in almost every product you buy? From the best night binoculars to night vision monoculars, you won’t have to worry about the battery not fitting. Alkaline batteries are also made from materials that are safer for people. Not to mention, they do not harm the environment as much as other battery types do.

Advantage #4: Longevity

Alkaline batteries have a much longer life than other types of batteries. These types of batteries can last up to about seven years unused. Some of the best night binoculars can be unused for years and still work well if Alkaline batteries are installed. So, if you want to get the most out of your batteries, Alkaline is the way to go.

In conclusion, use Alkaline batteries to ensure your night vision binoculars perform to the best of their ability. If you’d like any additional information, check out this website here.

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X Optics: Oregon Ground Squirrel Hunting

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Want to learn about different types of hunting from across the United States? Well, looks like today you are in luck, and the focus is all on Oregon! The x optics team is taking a deep dive into some ground squirrel hunting. These types of animals can also be known as “sage rats.” In Oregon, ground squirrel hunting is pretty popular. This season happens from February until July, and then the ground squirrels go back into their burrows. Typically, ground squirrel hunting happens in eastern Oregon.

Do You Need a License?

If you are wanting to partake in this hunting event, all you need is the appropriate hunting license. You don’t need any tags or permits! Most people pursue these animals with rifles.

Why do People Hunt Ground Squirrels?

You may be wondering why people like to hunt ground squirrels. The main reason is because they can actually cause a lot of damage to land. Ground squirrels eat the parts of plants that are seen above ground, and then cover the rest of the crop with mounds of dirt. This destroys crops and farmland. Any burrows in irrigation fields can cause water loss. These are a couple of the many reasons people will take an x optics product (or just simply a rifle) and hunt these animals. For any more information on why people hunt ground squirrels, you can view it here.

what x optics could I use X Optics squirrel hunting What X Optics Could I Use?

Since many hunters pursue sage rats with rifles, a good product to use would be one of our rangefinders, which are coming early this summer. The x optics rangefinder allows you to see how far away your target is, giving you a better idea on where to aim when using your rifle. Of course, when using an x optics rangefinder for an event such as ground squirrel hunting, it would be to range how far away their burrows are if you are going after that instead of a ground squirrel that is running. If you are wanting to go after a moving ground squirrel, our scope would work much better.

Ground Squirrel Hunting is definitely an interesting endeavor. If you’d like to learn more, check out this website here.

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The New KRAD XANS550 4-Button Digital Night Vision Scope is Here! Perfect for Any Hunting Night!

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It has arrived! The new XANS550 KRAD Digital Scope is now available. Perfect for any hunting night, take it out on your adventures and Discover The Unseen. You may be wondering, “How is this scope different than our previous version?” Here are some features on why you should use this scope on any hunting night you have planned for this upcoming summer season.

XANS550 Scope vs. XANS500 Scope

Over the past year, we have taken customer’s feedback and our own personal experiences and created a scope that is easier to use and has better qualities. From using it during the day to using it during your hunting night, this scope has everything you would ever need to catch your target.

Day & Night Distance Range

The new KRAD Night Vision Scope has a daytime distance range of 950 yards. This is 250 yards more than our previous model. See your target from farther away with extreme accuracy. This night vision scope also has a nighttime distance range of 350 yards, allowing you to view animals without any external light.

Close up of man holding KRAD XANS550 hunting night scopeEasy to Use for Beginners and Professionals

The KRAD Night Vision Scope has a simple 4-button design, making it easy to use during any hunting night out with your friends. This is 5 buttons less than the previous model. Its straightforward operation makes it easy to use for any type of outdoorsmen.

Take Photos and Videos—View Them Right on Your Phone

One of the best characteristics of the KRAD Night Vision Scope is that is emits its own WiFi signal, making it easy to connect to our complimentary phone app. You can view photos and videos in real-time directly on your phone screen. It can connect a few users at the same time, so your friends can get in on the action during your hunting night without even having to be the one to use the scope. The phone app is available for both iPhone and Android users!

Want to Learn More?

There are many characteristics about the KRAD Night Vision Scope that makes it perfect for any hunting night. From long continuous use of a 6-hour battery life, to using it during both the daytime and nighttime. Click here to watch our product video to learn more!

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Spring Turkey Hunting – Must Have Optics for a Successful Hunt

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We Have The Perfect Optics For Spring Turkey Hunting!

If you ask any avid turkey hunter, they tell you there is no better season to target the American Wild Tukey than in the Spring. Wild turkeys have a habitat range that spreads across the vast majority of North America! This is all the way from Canada to Mexico and coast to coast. Because of their widespread abundance, wild turkeys have quickly become one most widely pursued and popular bird species to hunt over the last decade. Spring turkey hunting can be one of best and most exhilarating times to capitalize on targeting these large game birds. We’ve put together a list of the optics gear you’ll want to consider bringing to make your hunt more successful.

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March 1st, 2021: X-Vision Brings MOA Red Dot Sights

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For Immediate Release

Red Wing, Minnesota (March 1st, 2021); X-Vision Optics expands product offering with the introduction of red dots and magnifier designed with edge by users themselves.

Three new MOA red dot sights, a red dot magnifier and a prism scope kickoff a spring of new product introductions for X-Vision Optics. The product development team at X-Vision used customer input and field trials to build out a lineup of red dots. The feedback led to the perfect combination of trusted precision, durability, and attainability.

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Love in the Woods – Hunting Couples

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X-Vision Loves To See Hunting Couples Bond In The Outdoors!

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When the pandemic first hit in early 2020, my fiancé Ben and I were fortunate enough to retreat to his family cabin nestled in the remote woods of Northern Minnesota. As an avid outdoors couple, we were elated to leave the chaos of the city. We settled into the wilderness to work remotely while we waited for things to settle down back home. Many hunting couples don’t have this opportunity!

Benjamin is an experienced hunter, and myself, an experienced angler, and over time we’ve found a wonderful common ground to enjoy each other’s favorite activities as a couple and learn from each other. However, with this new temporary living situation in a hunting dreamland location of opportunity, presented us with a whole new level of enjoying the outdoors together.

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Hunting Coyotes at Night: Why Night Vision?

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Why Night Vision is Beneficial to Coyote Hunting

Hunting Coyotes at night versus the daylight can provide you with some of the best opportunities for a successful coyote hunt.  Not to mention, the added thrill and adrenaline rush that often coincides with hunting these predators in total darkness. As you gear up, research, and prepare for hunting coyotes at night, you might begin to have questions. Why choose night vision optics over other options such as thermal, or light spotting? Here are some top reasons to consider night vision over the alternatives.

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Red Dot Sights Explained – What You Need To Know!

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Red Dot Sights

First Things First: What is a Red Dot Optic?

A red dot sight is a type of optic that is typically used at closer ranges, normally around 100 yards or less. They are extremely easy to use and can assist first-time shooters with more simplified aiming. Red dots are exactly how they sound, having a red dot as the reticle when you look through this device. A reticle is a dot or a line on an optical device (such as red dots, scopes, etc.) that are used as a measuring scale and help locate objects.

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Scouting Tips for Fall Turkey Hunting   

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It’s Time For Fall Turkey Hunting!

The days are getting shorter and there’s a newfound chill in the air. While many hunters have their minds set on whitetails and waterfowl, the excitement of fall turkey hunting is also in full swing. Because the behaviors and movement of wild turkeys can differ from that of the Springtime hunting season, scouting for Fall turkeys should be a priority if you want to hunt them effectively. Studying their flocks can be both exciting and a practical means of finding harvestable Fall gobblers when the season is open. X-Vision Optics is here with 4 tips on scouting for your next Fall turkey hunt.  

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How to Deal with Ticks When Hunting

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With hunting season in full swing, it is safe to say that ticks are too. Dealing with ticks is never fun—so here are some tips on how to deal with ticks when hunting so you can focus on the fun stuff and not these nasty pests.  

Tip #1: Wear long sleeves and pants 
Wearing clothes that cover up most of your skin can help keep ticks off your body. You can also notice them easier before they crawl onto your skin, especially if you are wearing lighter clothes. Tucking an undershirt into your pants is another way to help prevent ticks from crawling under your jacket and onto your arms, chest, or back.   

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