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32 minutes | 15 days ago
Ep. 85: The DeltaPoint Micro
The all-new DeltaPoint Micro is a fully enclosed, low-profile red dot sight designed specifically for concealed carry and personal defense. Leupold's Shawn Skipper and Nic Kytlica sit down with Tactical Product Manager John Snodgrass, to discuss where the concept came from, and how this innovative design makes the DeltaPoint Micro one of the fastest, most accurate, and concealable red dots on the market. Subjects Discussed: An unconventional design with purpose; major differences from other red dots; enclosed vs. open systems; durability testing; R&D process; and when you'll see the next models arriving.
45 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 84: DIY Caribou Hunt in Alaska
Alaska’s wild and unforgiving landscape is full of world-class hunting opportunities. While many of these hunts require applying for tags months ahead of time, you can also find numerous over-the-counter opportunities if you know where to look. Join Leupold's Lucas and Riza and guests Sierra Langbell and Erin Hutch (LaCrosse Footwear) as they discuss their recent over-the-counter Caribou hunt in the last frontier. They shed light on how, with a little bit of flexibility and planning, you could hunt Caribou too. Subjects Discussed: Hiring an aviation service; being flexible with travel dates; unpredictable weather; gear recommendations; what to yell at a Caribou; and more.
59 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 83: Rifle Hunting Mistakes and How To Fix Them
Anyone who has spent time in the field knows that things often don't go as planned. But there are some things you can do to better prepare and prevent in-the-field mishaps. Join Leupold's Shawn Skipper and veteran hunters Freid Eichler (FullDraw Outfitters), Tom Beckstrand (Guns & Ammo), and Joe Kurtenbach (Guns & Ammo) as they recap their elk hunt in Colorado and share the top hunting mistakes they've made and how to prevent them from happening to you. Subjects Discussed: Service in the military; Skipper filling the freezer; fogproof riflescope being put to the test; always returning to zero; benefits to keeping your magnification low; adjusting your eye relief; sticking with common calibers; and more.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 82: Short Hunting Stories from Fred Eichler
As a renowned bowhunter and owner of FullDraw Outfitters, Fred Eichler has been fortunate to share his love and enthusiasm for the sport with many other outdoorsmen. But not every hunt has gone perfect. He sits down with Leupold's Riza Lesser to share some of his funniest stories and encounters guiding clients in the field. Subjects Discussed: Elk vs. aspens; a "frozen" gun; having a screw loose; always being prepared; and more.
42 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 81: Red Dots & The New DeltaPoint Pro NV
Giving you absolute target focus, red dot sights are the most intuitive optic to use for new shooters. But not all red dots are created equal. Join Shawn Skipper, Nic Kytlica, and Tactical product line manager John Snodgrass, as they dive deep into the differences between red dot sights, discuss the all-new DeltaPoint Pro NV (night vision), and give insight on where red dot technology is heading. Subjects Discussed: The current state of firearm sales; laser sights vs. red dots; absolute target focus; Leupold red dot products; the new DP Pro NV; what to expect in the future; and more.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 80: The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)
Since 1961, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has been relentless in promoting, protecting, and preserving hunting and the shooting sports industry. Their initiatives such as National Shooting Sports Month in August, encourage active participation and education for gun owners, their families, and friends. Leupold CEO Bruce Pettet is joined by NSSF Senior VP, Larry Keane, to talk more about the NSSF's mission, how you can get involved, and more. Subjects Discussed: The mission of the NSSF; 2nd Amendment rights; the importance of firearm education; industry support; growing the shooting sports; and more.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 79: The New RX-FullDraw 4
The new RX-FullDraw 4 is the most ballistically advanced archery rangefinder ever built. By combining lightning-fast ½ yard accuracy with the acclaimed Archer’s Advantage™ software and new Flightpath™ technology, you can take the guess-work out of achieving the perfect shot. Join Shawn Skipper, Lucas Burt, Michael Wunnicke, and technology product line manager Eric Overstreet, as they dive deep into why this new rangefinder is so revolutionary and who will benefit most from this product. Subjects Discussed: Archer's Advantage vs. Trig; benefits of a ballistic solution; how Flightpatch technology works; the most likely use-cases; and more.
34 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 78: Anyone's Hunt - Montana Antelope
Ever dreamed of putting together your own Montana archery antelope hunt? In a new mini-series "Anyone's Hunt", join two experienced Montana hunters as they walk you through the planning, preparation and actual hunt. Leupold's Scott Rousseau sat down with Connor Gabbott (@taluscreative) and Dylan Dowson (onX) to chat about the series and the challenges faced chasing speed goats in Montana. Subjects Discussed: Exploring new hunting opportunities; picking your stalks; why Montana; utilizing block management for access; and more.
50 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 77: Leaving A Legacy w/ Adam Weatherby
Weatherby’s rich heritage began in 1945 located in Southern California. A true family business operated by third-generation leader Adam Weatherby, the brand continues to innovate products that leave a legacy. Adam joins Leupold CEO Bruce Pettet at the RMEF MTN Fest to discuss the unique challenges of moving their headquarters to Sheridan, WY, the uniqueness of being a family-owned company, insight into their product development cycle, and more. Subjects Discussed: Making products that last forever; why culture always trumps strategy; the new Weatherby building; hunting with wives; and more.
51 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 76: My First Mule Deer w/ Working Class Bowhunter
Avid bowhunter, Curt Geier (Working Class Bowhunter Podcast) joins Lucas and Michael to recap his memorable 2019 mule deer hunt in Eastern, Oregon. After spending numerous days attempting to use his bow (during rifle season), Curt eventually switched to the rifle and successfully harvested his first mule deer (and first deer with a rifle), ever. Subjects Discussed: The challenges of hunting with a bow v.s. rifle; the ease of Leupold's Custom Dial System; visualizing scenarios before they happen; using a gun your not familiar with; mule deer hunting strategy; and more.
52 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. 75: American Made w/ Kifaru's Aron Snyder
Avid bowhunter and President of Kifaru International, Aron Snyder, joins Leupold CEO Bruce Pettet and VP Tim Lesser to discuss the unique challenges (and advantages) of building American Made products, his thoughts on touring the Leupold factory, a few crazy hunting stories, and more. Subjects Discussed: Manufacturing in America; being able to adapt on the fly; new rangefinder products; competing with Europe and Asia; the Kifaru innovation process; Grizzly hunting stories; and more.
50 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. 74: Q&BS with The Bucks of Tecomate - LIVE from SHOT Show 2020
We picked the guests. You asked the questions. Live from SHOT Show 2020, Leupold's Riza & Tim Lesser sat down with David Morris and Mark Newell, hunters and wildlife biologists at Tecomate (wildlife management services, products, and Outdoor Channel shows). Subjects Discussed: Growing and managing deer; establishing Tecomate signature hunting properties; creating a harvest strategy; hunting and filming for television; and more.
56 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep. 73: Embracing The American Spirit - Q&A with Leupold's CEO
Being an American manufacturer is not easy. It takes grit and ingenuity. Join Leupold CEO Bruce Pettet and VP of Product Development Tim Lesser as they answer your questions and dive deeper into our American manufacturing history and how we are addressing the current Covid-19 crisis. We embrace our duty as a true American manufacturer to support our country, our troops, and our neighbors. Because without you, there wouldn't be us. So thank you.
13 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep. 72: #ThisorThat | RX-1600i vs. RX-2800 Rangefinders
'This or That' gives a quick overview of two topics or products so you can best decide what is right for you. In this episode, Shawn Skipper and Scott Rousseau are joined by Product Specialist Brenton Baer to discuss the popular RX-1600i rangefinder and how it compares and contrasts with the newer RX-2800. Learn more at www.leupold.com
18 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 71: #ThisorThat | Choosing The Right Spotter
'This or That' gives a quick overview of topics or products so you can best decide what is right for you. In this episode, Shawn Skipper and Scott Rousseau are joined by Observation Manager Zach Bird and Sr. Manager of Product Michael Wunnicke to discuss Leupold's spotting scope models, magnification sizes, and the difference in optical systems. Learn more about these optics at Leupold.com (Although this episode was previously recorded, the Oregon Ducks did prevail over Skipper's prediction and won the 2020 Rose Bowl over Wisconsin.)
21 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 70: New Performance Eyewear
We make the lightest, clearest, and most rugged rifle scopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, and rangefinders you'll ever use. Now, we're applying this same expertise to a new line of Performance Eyewear, so you can experience Leupold's rugged clarity every day. Join Scott, Lucas, Zach, and Michael as they dive deep into the development of this new product line and why it's purpose-built for both the hunter and shooter. Shop All Styles Now at www.leupold.com/performanceeyewear
12 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 69: #ThisorThat | VX-3i LRP vs. Mark 5HD
'This or That' gives a quick overview of two topics or products so you can best decide what is right for you. In this episode, Shawn Skipper and Scott Rousseau are joined by Product Specialist Brenton Baer to discuss the VX-3i LRP (Long Range Precision) riflescope line and how it compares and contrasts with the newer Mark 5HD models. Learn more at www.leupold.com
45 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 68: Q&BS with Chef Mike Robinson - LIVE from SHOT Show 2020
We picked the guests. You asked the questions. Live from SHOT Show 2020, Leupold's Riza Lesser and Shane Meisel sat down with Mike Robinson, one of Britain’s most prominent game chefs, a champion of wild food, and host of Farming The Wild on the Outdoor Channel. Subjects Discussed: Serving wild game in restaurants; Managing and harvesting deer; The Michelin-star rating system; The difference between hunting, stalking, and shooting; Farming The Wild Season 2; and more.
14 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 67: #ThisorThat | VX-5HD vs. Mark 5HD
'This or That' gives a quick overview of two topics or products so you can best decide what is right for you. In this episode, Shawn Skipper and Scott Rousseau are joined by Product Specialist Brenton Baer to discuss the popular VX-5HD riflescope line and how it compares and contrasts with the newer Mark 5HD. Learn more at www.leupold.com
55 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 66: Q&BS with Jim Shockey - LIVE from SHOT Show 2020
We picked the guests. You asked the questions. Live from SHOT Show 2020, Leupold CEO Bruce Pettet sat down with legendary hunter and conservationist, Jim Shockey, to ask him your questions submitted on Instagram. Subjects Discussed: Jim's first rifle; The best big-game caliber; Similarities between muzzleloader and archery; Jim's Hand of Man Museum; and more.
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