Avid hunters and outdoorsmen usually have all the gear they need before hunting season even begins. This makes them particularly difficult to shop for during the holidays, which is why we did the hard work for you and compiled a list of stocking stuffer ideas for the 2020 holiday season.
Leupold LTO Tracker 2 Thermal Viewer
Just about every hunter has a pair of binoculars, but despite being an essential piece of a hunter’s kit, they still only provide optical magnification and don’t work well in low light settings. Thermal optics excel where regular binoculars fall short. There ability to pick up on minor heat discrepancies makes them perfect for scouting, plus who doesn’t want to hunt like the Predator? Leupold’s LTO Thermal Tracker 2 is powerful enough to detect heat signatures up to 600 yards away and can even identify blood trails, but is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The LTO features a “Beacon” mode, which recalibrates the screen for daytime use and can even detect objects with heat signatures similar to their backgrounds.
Vortex Bubble Level and Scope Rings
If there’s one thing a hunter almost certainly has, its scope rings. Even the best rifle and the best scope are completely useless without them. What many hunters fail to consider however is the quality of the rings. Buying cheap knock off rings from Amazon might do the trick in a pinch, but heavy recoil will inevitably knock them loose after several rounds. That’s why it’s important to buy quality rings, and not skimp on this crucial piece of gear. All of the scope rings produced by Vortex are precision machined to extremely tight tolerances, and are given a hard-coat anodized finish. They come in a wide array of sizes and are compatible with the most popular mounting platforms, Weaver and Picatinny rails. Vortex also produces a bubble level mount for scopes with 30mm main tubes. This level helps improve accuracy by ensuring the rifle is perfectly level.