Leupold Core Insider
Leupold Core Insider
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Welcome to the Leupold Core Insider. Talking all things hunting and shooting with Gold Ring employees and fans of the brand.
The new RX-FullDraw 5 is the most ballistically advanced archery rangefinder ever built. It builds upon the success of the RX-FullDraw 4 by accepting an even broader range of velocity inputs, features a new 20-yard flightpath technology mode, and even has a setting for ranging in bad weather. Join Shawn Skipper 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 an archery ballistic solution; how Flightpatch technology works; the most likely use-cases; comparison to the RX-FullDraw 4, and more.
Cameron Hanes is a master bowhunter and athlete. He trains year-round, pushing his body to the extremes and beyond. Rihana Cary is equally hardcore. She inspires future generations as part of an emerging group of elite women hunters. Leupold CEO Bruce Pettet sits down with Cam and Rihana after their visit to the Leupold headquarters to talk about their passion for hunting, training regimes, and the advice they have for new bowhunters. Subjects Include: Thoughts on the Leupold factory; Cam's passion for writing; hunting Oregon; being dedicated to your craft; bowhunting tips; and more.
“Anyone’s Hunt” shares lesser-known, over-the-counter hunting opportunities available to the DIY hunter. In the most recent installment of the series, Steven Drake and friends head west to Colorado for an over-the-counter rifle elk hunt. Leupold's Scott Rousseau and Jennifer Meeker sit down with Steven Drake and Connor Gabbott post-hunt to chat about the hunting opportunity in Colorado, gear used on the hunt, unit closures, extreme weather, and more.
Founded in 1984, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's (RMEF) primary mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat, and our hunting heritage. Leupold's Shawn Skipper sits down with RMEF's Steve Decker and Riza Lesser to discuss recent land and access projects, the restoration of elk in the US, where your money goes to, and more. Support RMEF: https://www.rmef.org/
Fred Eichler is a family man, relentless hunter, and owner of Fulldraw Outfitters. He has successfully harvested numerous trophies with his bow and completed the 'Super Slam' taking all 29 North American Species with his recurve. Leupold CEO Bruce Pettet sits down with Fred to talk about what it takes to start a guide outfit, the dedication required to achieve the 'Super Slam', and more. Subjects Include: Creating memories not transactions; CDS dial benefits; instilling a strong work ethic; innovating and pushing forward; quality control; the super slam; and more.
From scouting and prepping land to shooting your bow, there are some very important whitetail hunting activities that you need to accomplish in the Spring. Leupold President and CEO Bruce Pettet sits down with Mark Drury of Drury Outdoors to talk land management tips and keys to growing big bucks. They also recap their Iowa turkey hunt and the essential gear needed for success. Subjects Discussed: Prepping for whitetail in spring; food, cover, and water; maintaining clover; using an optic on a turkey gun; why you should use binoculars; and more.
If you aren’t a hunter, and none of your family has encouraged you into it, you might wonder how to get into hunting. Where do you start? What skills do you need? Leupold CEO Bruce Pettet sits down with Randy Newberg to discuss why it's important to get more hunters into the field and what new hunters need to know to succeed. Topics Discussed: Hunting camp memories; creating hunting advocates; basic hunting skills; where to learn; DIY vs guided hunts; and more.
Built for the shooter who needs a rugged, precise, and repeatable MIL-based scope for their tactical rifle, the new Mark 3HD™ delivers elite optical performance and match-grade repeatability under any conditions. Join Leupold's Shawn Skipper, John Snodgrass, and Nic Kytlica as they dive into the making of this new riflescope and the shooter-specific features it offers. Subjects Discussed: History of the Mark riflescope family; new shooter-specific features; comparison to other models; and more.
The new VX-3HD riflescope delivers legendary performance and HD clarity in an incredibly tough yet lightweight package. Host Shawn Skipper is joined by Product Line Manager Vici Peters and Sales Manager Dan Wagner to discuss some of the riflescope's newest features, how it compares to the older VX-3i, and more. Subjects Discussed: History of the VX-3 line; breaking down our Custom Dial System (CDS); advantages of a throw lever; new optical design; and more.
In precision rifle competition, speed and accuracy are everything. That's why we worked with our professional shooters to design the new PR1 and PR2 reticles which gives them the competitive edge to tackle any challenge that a modern competitive shooter might face. Leupold's Nic Kytlica and John Snodgrass are joined by competitive shooters Jon Pynch and Dan Bertocchini to discuss the reticle design process, what features matter most to them, and why the new PR reticle family is one of the best options available for competitive shooters. Subjects Discussed: The reticle design process; 1/4 or 2/10th increments; opening up the field of view; being complex with simplicity; Team Leupold dominating the circuit; dialing vs holding over; and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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