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Best Of The West & Huskemaw Optics: Best Long Range Hunting Kit? [SHOT Show Range Day 2023]


The Best Of The West isn’t a name a lot of people have heard of, but they’ve been around for 15 years making outstanding rifles designed for long range hunting. Huskemaw is another name you may not have heard of, but their optics are pretty amazing.

There is a story to tell behind all of this, but we’ll save that for another time. Right now, let’s talk about what we shot at the Media Range Day at SHOT 2023!

A Best Of The West rifle in 7 PRC set up with a Huskemaw scope was putting on an impressive showing today. With a 20 MPH crosswind, I drilled a plate at over 900 yards with 3 out of 3 shots.

With a hunting rifle I’ve never seen before, shooting a cartridge I’ve never shot before, on a range I’ve shot only a few times before, and in a murder of a crosswind, I was very impressed.

While I have reservations about long range hunting, the rifle and scope on display were impressive. 

This system isn’t cheap, but for a rifle and scope that you can pull off the shelf and engage steel at 1,000+ yards with confidence, it has my attention.

From Best Of The West:

“The ALTOPO shooting system includes a Huskemaw 5-20×50 Blue Diamond scope, Talley Scope Rings, Dual Stack Turret with outer for 3000’ and inner for 7000’ and a Huskemaw Wind Meter. Factory-zeroed with proven accuracy to shoot sub-MOA groups at 1,000 yards, and also including a Boyt Lockable Hard Case and two boxes of factory ammo.”

We’ll be taking a closer look at this soon!

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