OPMOD Waterproof 10×42 Binocular Giveaway

This month we have a pair of OPMOD Waterproof 10×42 Binoculars sponsored by our friends at http://www.opticsplanet.com. While I didn’t get exactly what I wanted or was hoping for I still got a pretty decent product. This was a pretty simple review for me as all I really did was stay very close to my house and test them inside and outside to give them different light and weather conditions. First lets start with the specs.

Power: 10X
Obj.Lens Dia.: 42mm
Type Of Prism: BAK4
Prism Coating: yes
Number Of Lens: 8 pieces/6 groups
Lens Coating: Fully multi-coated, Phase coating
Focus System: Center
Focusing Lens: Internal
Exit Pupil Diameter: 4.17mm
Exit Pupil Distance: 15mm
Field Of View: 6.3° (330ft at 1000 yards / 131m at 1000m)
Min. Focal Length: 2 meters
Resolution: 4.8″
Diopter System: Right eye piece
Diopter Compensation: ±4
Interpupillary Distance: 55mm – 73mm
Weather Proof: yes
Waterproof: yes, 1 meter for 10 minutes
Nitrogen Filled: yes
Eyecups System: Twist-up
Silica Gel: yes
Dimensions: 34mm x 125mm x 52mm
Weight: 700 gm
Warranty: Limited lifetime repair or replacement

With a list price of $249.99 and an Optics Planet price of $149.99 with free shipping you won’t go broke but at the same time you won’t get the best pair out there, what’s the saying? You get what you pay for, in the case I that is accurate.

Let me now get to the tests I performed on these bad boys. I did quite a few and my favorite were definitely the water and snow tests. For the water test I wanted to put the waterproof feature to the test so I went to the creek out back which is about 3 feet and threw them in for about 5 minutes. While the specs say water proof in almost 4 feet for 10 minutes I didn’t want to over do it because I’m giving them away. Who wants a broken pair? They passed with flying colors, I patted them dry and let them sit for a while and then took a peek through and still as clear as when I first opened them. Now for the snow test, I wanted to see if they would fog up because if you’re out hunting, bird watching or whatever you want to be able to see. I left them outside in the snow for 10 minutes then set them on a table outside in 20 something degree weather then took a peek through and they were still good to go. I then took them inside and let them sit for about 30 seconds to fog them up. I was a disappointed when I didn’t see any fog. But hey that’s what a good pair should do in my opinion.

For ease of carrying they come with their own case and strap so you can either connect the strap to the case or binoculars so you can carry any way you want. They even come with their own nifty cleaning cloth so you can keep them shining like the day you got them.

While I would say if you have hundreds to spend on whatever you want then by all means get the most expensive pair you can find but if you are like everyone else in this economy then I would recommend this product so you can save a few bucks on the product and on the shipping. On a scale of 1-10 I would give this product a solid 7.

The binoculars can be found on http://www.opticsplanet.com or by following this link

To get entered to win the product reviewed here, all you have to do is like Weapon Blog on Facebook. If you’ve already liked Weapon Blog then you’re already entered. At the end of the month, one lucky person will be chosen as the winner.

Truglo Scope Review / Giveaway

This review should be somewhat short and sweet. First let me start off with this, every conversation I had with Truglo I experienced the best customer service I have ever had in my entire life… hands down. Now to get down to business, I went looking for a good hunting scope that wouldn’t break the bank and I happened across the Truglo line. I know of the company because I have Truglo sights on some of my handguns and I am completely satisfied with them so why not give the scopes a try? For this review I went for the Tru-brite hunting scope, model number TG8541BXB.

Truglo TG8541BXB


Magnification 4x–16x
Objective Lens, mm 50
Field of View (FOV) @ 100yds, ft 30.0–7.5
Eye Relief, mm 5.0–4.5
Exit Pupil, mm 12.5–3.1
Parallax Setting, yds 15 to infinity
Click Value @ 100yds, in 0.25
Range of Adjustment @ 100yds, in 20
Reticle Type 2 Color IR BDC (Centerfire)
Battery CR2032
Length, in 13.78
Weight, oz 18.9

First Impressions
With a cheaper costing scope you would expect a cheaper product. When I first opened the box I was pleasantly surprised with the piece of equipment I had in front of me. I saw no flaws in the materials, reacted nicely to my stress test telling me it was crafted from a quality material. The scope is constructed from a single piece of aircraft grade aluminum, with a durable, textured, non-reflective matte finish.

Specially formulated multi-coatings provide maximum brightness, clarity and contrast even in the poorest of light conditions. The Xtreme scope has special internal anti-reflective coating on metal parts.

This model Tru-Brite riflescope features adjustable parallax settings, extended eye relief, zoom index at 9 o’clock for more ergonomic use, low-profile, large diameter W/E adjustment drums, durable leaf spring for windage and elevation adjustments, rheostat with adjustable brightness intensity, and so on. The scope is waterproof, fog-proof, nitrogen gas-filled and shock resistant to 1000g.

The Truglo Tru-Brite Xtreme model scope comes with a 2 Color IR BDC reticle. This two-color illuminated, bullet drop compensating reticle can be easily calibrated to many centerfire loads and provides aiming points from 100 to 600 yards.
The Tru-Brite Xtreme 4-16×50 AO Rifle Scope includes see-thru / flip-up lens caps and runs on a CR2032 battery (included). It is covered by Lifetime Limited Warranty.

Quality craftsmanship
Very durable
Lit reticle

No mounts included (only listed because I like extreme ease)
Not much else

Field Test
I took my rifle to the range, sighted it in and hit the woods for a buck. I bagged a 10 point Mega buck sporting a 20 inch inside spread in early December in PA! Buck weighed 185 lbs and I brought him down with his Remington 7MM Mag using a Winchester Super X 175 GR Power Point round at a distance of approximately 350 yards with a one shot kill. That’s pretty much all I needed!

Company Info
Head to their website and check out the products they offer, I haven’t found one yet that I am disappointed with. Based out of Richardson Texas and extremely easy to get in contact with. They obviously pride themselves in their products based on their logo placement and their no nonsense attitudes towards any possibility of defects. They offer everything from archery/crossbow sights and accessories to rifle/handgun/shotgun scopes and sights and even items for air guns. Check them out, you wont be disappointed.

The Giveaway
Nice and simple this time, like the Weapon Blog page on Facebook and post something anything really, just no being vulgar and send an email to brian@weapon-blog.com saying you posted… get your friends to include your name in their post and I will add an additional entry for you. Sweet deal if you ask me. Will only be valid for posts beginning January 6 and Ending January 30, winner will be announced January 31.