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Benefits of Rangefinding Binoculars

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We are just going to say it. A pair of rangefinding binoculars needs to be one of your hunting necessities. These types of binoculars are often better than plain rangefinders and can help you on your expeditions. Here are reasons you should consider purchasing a rangefinding binocular if you haven’t already!

Increased Magnification

Rangefinding binoculars such as our RB1042 binoculars give you increased magnification. Often, you will get better magnification rather than using a generic rangefinder. This can help you on your hunts when you’re posted up and on the lookout for your next target. Being able to see closer up from farther away means less of a chance at scaring an animal away.

Range Farther

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Rangefinding binoculars allow you to range farther than traditional rangefinders. Not only that but having a binocular and a rangefinder built into one device means one less piece of equipment you have to bring out onto the field. You can range an animal and its relation to landmarks around it much easier and with a clearer view.

Multiple Modes

Most rangefinding binoculars have multiple modes within one device. Our RB1042 and RB0842 binoculars have four different modes. These modes are standard, hunting, rain, and golf. Each different mode ranges a little differently, giving the purpose of the activity you are currently doing. Regular binoculars or rangefinders do not have options such as this.

Helps with Accuracy

Since rangefinding binoculars have increased magnification and longer-ranging capabilities, it allows you to aim more accurately at your target. You will have a better idea of where exactly your target is and how far away it is from you. This can help no matter what your weapon of choice is. Rangefinding binoculars have become increasingly popular with bowhunters as of lately.

There are many benefits to using a binocular with rangefinding capabilities. Are you up to trying one out for yourself?

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Introducing Our New Rangefinding Binoculars

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X-Vision Optics is continuing to expand our ever-growing product selection with our new lineup of Rangefinding Binoculars.

There are many benefits of rangefinding binoculars, and the RB0842 and RB1042 are here to change the game! Combining the technologies of glassing and rangefinding, you’ll be able to find AND know how far away your target is with one device. Add a rangefinding binocular to your hunting must-haves this season.

Long Distance Ranging

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Our RB1042 and RB0842 binoculars provide the distance data needed to get the job done. The RB1042 has 10x magnification for precise readings to your target whether you’re hunting, golfing, or using it for recreational purposes. Additionally, the RB0842 has 8x magnification. These extremely effective binoculars have an angle measurement range of +/- 90 degrees that is accurate within 0.5 degrees.

Multiple Modes

In addition, these rangefinding binoculars offer multiple modes: Standard, Hunt, Golf, and Rain. The standard mode has no icon displayed on the OLED (red-colored) display. The standard mode provides distance and angle measurement. On the other hand, the rain mode is ideal for rainy or foggy days where the target distance is greater than 30 yards, with the horizontal distance (HD) provided. Additionally, the golf mode gives the priority to the near object which is helpful in picking out a flag from objects behind it. If the rangefinder obtains multiple distances, it will display the nearest option. Lastly, the hunt mode gives preference to the further object, ignoring interfering objects like bushes and branches. No matter the mode, you will get precise, line-of-sight ranging distances.

Rangefinding Binocular Set

Easy to Use

These compact and lightweight rangefinding binoculars are easy to use with two operating buttons to give you fast and accurate readings. The product includes a protective carrying case, neck strap, lens covers, CR2-3V battery, battery key, and microfiber lens cloth. Moreover, the rangefinding binocular runs on a single, long-lasting CR2-3v Lithium battery. Uniquely, the OLED screen has a simple, clean, easy-to-read display menu for quick and accurate readings. The rangefinding binocular lenses are multilayered, anti-reflective, and come with an anti-scratch glass coating.

For more additional specs and information, be sure to check out our product pages!

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Night Vision Care: How Do I Care for My Night Vision Product?

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Night vision devices are made easily available nowadays. They used to be used mainly by the military and law enforcement. But with easier access and advancement in technology, it’s simple to get your hands on an NVD for a range of uses. From hunting to surveillance to recreation and more, night vision devices are becoming increasingly popular. With the use of a night vision product, you should know proper night vision care. Taking care of your device will help prolong its life.

Take Care of Your Batteries

Whether your device uses AA batteries or a rechargeable battery, you must take good care of them. This means keeping them stored in a dry and safe location. Wet batteries could damage the device.

Avoid Lots of Water

An important aspect of night vision care is to avoid lots of water. If you are planning to take your device out for a hunt, it’s best to check the weather. Lots of exposure to rain could damage the device. Night vision devices are meant to be a little waterproof, but only to limited amounts of water. If you happen to get water on your device, dry it off as soon as possible.

Be Careful What You Use to Clean Your Device

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Cleaning your night vision device with harsh chemicals could potentially ruin it. If you want to clean the outside of your device, try using a damp towel and dry quickly afterwards.

Store Your Device in a Safe Place

If you are planning on not using your binocular for a while, store it in a safe place. This means putting it in a dry location and not exposed to the elements. You should also remove your batteries from the device.

Follow The Owner’s manual

Every product is a little different. This means night vision care may vary depending on brand. Reading the owner’s manual on how to care for the device helps it to last longer. Proper maintenance and following the instructions will help to make sure you are using the device correctly as well.

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The Best Night Binocular for Hog Hunting

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It is that time of year where avid hunters seem to all be hog hunting. A great way to help see hogs at night is to use a night vision binocular. But what is the best night binocular for doing so? Make sure to check your state’s laws and regulations when it comes to night vision devices. Some states allow the use of night vision products when hunting, while others don’t. This can also vary between type of animal you are hunting.

Meet the XANB35 Night Vision Binocular

The XANB35 Xtreme Night Vision Binocular is the best night binocular to use while hog hunting. You can see up to 300 yards during the nighttime. This night binocular also allows you to capture photos and videos of you on your hunt. It is the perfect way to show your friends and family later. You can use up to a 32GB memory card in this device. The XANB35 is equipped with three different backlight brightness settings. This allows you to see better during both the day AND night. Most night vision binoculars only allow you to see up to 200 yards at night. With the XANB35, you will be able to see farther and clearer than ever before. Finding your target on your hunt won’t be an issue.

best night vision binocular XStandDay & Night Usage

The XANB35 is the best night binocular also because you can also use it during the daytime. See up to 500 yards away in daylight. This digital binocular also has the capability of being used with or without eyeglasses. So, if you are wearing glasses, you won’t have to worry about them getting in the way.

Battery Life

Battery life lasts up to 6 hours during the night, and 10 hours during the day.

As you can see, the XANB35 binocular is a great option for any hog hunting adventure. It has a long battery life, allows you to see further than many other night vision binoculars, and allows you to take photos and videos.

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What is Infrared Technology—And the Best Night Vision Goggle for Certain Uses

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X-Vision Optics is proud to have a range of night vision products in our lineup. But what does infrared technology even mean, and how does it work? This can help you determine the best night vision goggle for your needs.

best night vision goggles infared technologyHow does Infrared Technology Work?

Infrared technology emits wavelengths longer than that of visible light. This means that it is invisible to the human eye. Infrared flashlights are a good example of this type of technology. When you turn them on, you see no light emitting from it. With the advancement in technology, the best night vision goggle for first-time buyers are typically within the $100 to $500 range. Some examples of these are our Deluxe Night Vision Binocular and our Xtreme Night Vision Binocular. The best night vision goggle for professional use such as in the military or police force can cost upward $1,000.

Depending on the length of the wavelength, sometimes when using a night vision product there might be a faint red glow. This is because infrared wavelengths are close to the wavelengths of the color red. With this being said, typically animals are not aware of the use of night vision products. However, some may be able to faintly detect it.

What Kind of Night Vision Binocular Should I Use?

Although the best night vision goggle is typically found in professions such as the military and police, there are other uses for infrared technology. This type of technology is often used when hunting for deer, coyotes, or other game. (Make sure to check your state’s night vision hunting rules, as it varies by state). A hands-free night vision binocular is the best night vision goggle to use when you don’t have an extra hand to hold the binocular up to your face. This helps you to not worry about aiming for your target while holding a binocular at the same time. Other types of night vision products allow you to take photos and videos of your adventures.

Infrared technology has changed the way we can see at night. From hunting, to surveillance, the military and more, infrared technology is changing the game.

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What is the Difference Between Night Vision and Thermal? What to Know Before you Buy a New Product for Your Hunting Night Out

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There are lots of different types of products out there to help you in your hunting endeavors. It’s important to know the difference between night vision and thermal products, since they aren’t the same. If you are looking for a new product to buy for that next hunting night, here is some information you should know!

What is Night Vision?

Night vision products allow you to see in low light or very dark conditions. They take any surrounding light and make it visible to the human eye. If you were to use a night vision binocular during a hunting night, you would see images in a green tone. You cannot see images in color when using a night vision device at night. Many people use a night vision device for a hunting night with friends or family. However, these types of devices are also commonly used by the military and law enforcement. It is important to keep in mind there are different night vision hunting laws depending on U.S. state.

thermal image of deer hunting night What is Thermal Imaging?

Thermal imaging is different than night vision. Thermal imaging uses infrared scanners to detect different heat signatures of objects in relation to what is around them. This gets transferred into an image. Higher heat signatures are typically brighter and easier to see, normally highlighted with yellow, red, or orange. If you were to use a thermal imaging device during your hunting night, you’d be able to see animals even if they are obscured by shrubbery.


Hunting night vision and thermal visionWhich One is Better?

Both night vision devices and thermal devices have their respective advantages. If you are planning on navigating to your tree stand in the dark, a night vision device would be the way to go. Our XANR100 Night Vision Rangefinder is the perfect device for this. Take it out during any hunting night or right before dawn to get the best use out of it. If you want to spot animals even if they are hidden by shrubs, then thermal imaging would be better. Both options are great for a hunting night out with friends.


The last thing to keep in mind is that thermal products are almost always more expensive than night vision products. This doesn’t mean one is a better option over the other, they just have different uses. Both the military and law enforcement use both types of products. And with growing technology, now you can too. To learn more about thermal imaging and night vision, you can check out this great article from Optics Planet.

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X Optics: Oklahoma Hog 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 Oklahoma! The x optics team is taking a deep dive into hog hunting. In Oklahoma, hog hunting season occurs anytime between January 16th and September 30th on public lands. On private lands, hog hunting can occur year-round. Check here for more information on public vs private land regulations.

Do You Need a License?

Long answer short, yes! You need a hunting license to hunt feral hogs.

Why do People Hunt for Hogs?

Hogs are known to damage crops and forests. Not only this, but they also cause damage to other animal’s habitats. Many southern states spend thousands of dollars to fix damage done by wild hogs. On top of this, hogs carry diseases that can spread to animals and also humans. Throw some ticks, fleas, and lice into the mix, and you’ll really understand why these animals cause such a problem. Wild hogs are known as an invasive species in the United States.

what x optics could I use OK Hog HuntingWhat X Optics Could I Use?

Night vision is legal to hunt hogs with in Oklahoma! So, grab an x optics night vision binocular and get ready for the action. The x optics Hands-Free Night Vision Binocular is probably the go-to. You can use the headstrap to securely attach it over your eyes and keep your hands free for full control over your gun. Don’t miss out on any of the action with the ability to take photos and videos! The x optics XANB35 Xtreme Night Vision Binocular is also a great option with similar features as the hands-free version.

Got More Questions?

Got more questions on the rules and regulations of hog hunting in Oklahoma? Check out this website here for frequently asked questions.

If you’ve ever wondered what it looks like to look through the x optics XANB35 binoculars, watch this video of when our team went hog hunting!

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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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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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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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