Expert Author Miguel V.

Below are seven of the best rifle scopes we feel you will find on the market today. You will not be disappointed as each one belongs on the ranks of the best scopes. The prices have a wide range from just over three hundred dollars to the higher priced scopes between one and two thousand dollars. The difference is in the details. Some of the listed scopes are clearly state-of-the-art in hunting equipment. Others were designed with focus on essentials and practicality. Whichever you choose, you will get a superior product that will serve you well for many years of happy hunting.

Bushnell Elite Tactical 6-24X50mm - IR Mil-Dot Reticle.

A rifle scope review for this scope would list this scope among the high quality scopes available today. At a price range of less than $900, is simply can't be beat. It sports an illuminated mil-dot reticle which gives you not just the standard single setting target range but a range that extends across the entire magnified area. The scope's mounting length is six inches and total length is a bit over thirteen inches. Objective lens diameter is 50 mm and magnification is at 6x - 24x. Argon purging will keep the scope from fogging up and corroding, extending the lifetime of the scope for many years. Along with the water-repellent lens coating and the anti-reflection coating, this makes one of the best scopes in every weather and light situation. For quick adjustment, this scope features target turrets.

ATN Trident Pro 2x-2 Night Vision.

This is one of the most advanced scopes and as such, it is one of the best rifle scopes on the market. It is a night vision weapon scope with a resolution of 40-45 lp/mm. With a magnification of 2.5x, targets can be sighted without difficulty. The high quality optic tubes allow for excellent commercial night vision weapon sights. This rifle scope features a detachable IR450 infrared illuminator. This has optics of the best professional grade.

It also has flip-up back-up iron sights that are waterproof. To avoid detection, a non-reflective matte black finish covers the entire external scope. Even though it is an exceptional scope, it mounts in standard fashion to weaver rails. At a weight of only 2 lbs., it is one of the lighter rifle scopes for sale today. It comes with a price tag between $1,700 and $1,990. It has many more additional features.

Leupold Mark 4LR/T 4.5-14X50 M1

With a price tag of around $1,090, the Leupold Mark 4LR/T is a great bargain. It weighs a mere 1.37 lbs. which gives it a comfortable carrying weight. This is the best rifle scope in its price range. It features superb target sighting even on a cloudy day or toward late afternoon when the light is not the best, because of a superior lens system.

Like all the best scopes, this scope is waterproof. It also features a mill-dot reticle which makes it easier for accurate aim. It has an eye piece length of 3.2 inches and a total length of 12.5 inches. Tube diameter lists as 30 mm. Its field of view at 100 yards is 7.6. It has a windage adjustment range of 100 and elevation adjustment range of 100 as well. Among the scopes for sale today, this scope has many desirable features.

ZEISS CONQUEST 3.5-10X50 RAPID Z 600 Reticle.

Hunting at long range is made a snap with one of the best rifle scopes available. The large diameter objective offers the best capability for hunting at dawn or dusk. Images are clear and sharp through high sensitivity to light with this scope's lenses. Light transmission is optimized by multi-coatings. Among the many scopes for sale, this is the best scope for all-around hunting styles and purposes. It is of course fog free and waterproof to protect the life of its individual parts. The eyepiece is in one single piece rather than built with several parts. This adds to its durability in the roughest terrain and under the harshest conditions. It has a price range between $920 and $700 depending on where you purchase it.

BUSHNELL Elite 6500 4.5-30X50 Mill-Dot Reticle.

If you want the best rifle scope for your money, at a little over $700 you can own this Bushnell Elite 6500. It provides you with high magnification when you aim at your target. Its mil-dot reticle helps you to be more accurate and the scope's high light transmission capability is a welcome aid at dawn or dusk. Multi-coated optics and Rainguard HD keep your scope in excellent functioning condition throughout its lifetime. The one-year unconditional replacement policy is a testimonial to the superior manufacturing and material of one of the best scopes on the market. A rifle scope review would easily place this scope in the very top rank of all rifle scopes for sale.

Nikon Monarch 2.5-10X42 Nikoplex Reticle.

Even though less expensive than some of the higher end scopes, of the more economically priced scopes, this is one of the best rifle scopes you will find. At just under $400, the Nikon Monarch has an actual magnification of 2.5x - 10x. This magnification falls well within the needs of most hunting experiences. Rugged and durable, it is shockproof for your rough trek through hunting terrain. Best scopes, such as this one, feature smooth zoom control and high-resolution target sight. Waterproof, fog proof and shockproof, it is a scope made for the serious hunter. It has versatile mounting and interchangeable turrets. Setting for parallax error is at 100 yards. This is no doubt the best rifle scope in its price range.

Leupold VX-2 3-9X40mm.

For the frugal or beginning hunter, this may just be the best rifle scope all around. The Leupold VX-2 weighs less than three-quarter of one pound! The scope's total length is 12.6 inches and the tube length itself measures 5.6 inches. The diameter of the tube is one inch. Adjustment range at elevations and for windage are 52 for each. It will endure rough handling to accommodate rugged conditions. All the best scopes are waterproof, as is the Leupold VX-2. The objective is adjustable. Resolution is clear and sharp. Leupold guarantees this product for its full lifetime. This is an affordable but high performing scope that ranks among the best of the scopes available today.


Expert Author Barnabas Kecskes

The story

When a young man starts his LIFE alone he always have great intentions about something he already interested in be it sports, literature or technology. He always has great dreams about the future, that he will be famous in some ways, will do something nobody has ever done before and will go further then anybody in the past. He will build and then lead his business to great success, will find somebody to love, will raise a family and will lead a happy life. But as time goes by he finds it harder and harder to push through...

The business

Web development. Small or big, simple or complex, everything from one page to enterprise-level database management applications. Dealing with special needs the same way as with general queries. Working over 60 hours a week delivering only the highest quality in every job without compromise. Advanced level skills in several programming languages make it easy to select and use the right tools for every project. Having the experience to bring a project from scratch to completion. Only clean hand-written code, bespoke content management systems, unique designs, cross-browser compatibility, logical structure, extendability and interactivity - in one word, professionalism what describes the products.

Sharks in the water

Running a business always involve competitors. Old ones, new ones, smaller ones, bigger ones, less or more but there are always some. And it is all right. All right, as long as it is fair. However in the web development business nothing seems to be fair at the moment.

Customers are not aware of differences between a website and a website. They can see, what is on the screen. They can see if they can find themselves on Google. And they can see the prices. And one's price is a really small fragment of the other. The difference is so huge that the customer thinks nobody would do it so cheap so just out of curiosity they start communicating with the guy offering the cheap price. After a few conversations it is obvious that they are talking about the same thing. It makes the customer believe that the other quote is the one which is incorrect. And there cannot be that much difference between the two products. And of course that is true.

Probably there is a little difference. Probably there is none. And even if the product is completely the same in terms of hours spent on the project, structured clean code, good results in search engines, quality design, cross-browser compatibility, high accessibility and so on, there is just a LITTLE thing... And it is called FAIRNESS.

A website can be built on a computer and can be uploaded from anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection. There are many great developers and many great designers all around the world where the cost of living is really just a small chunk comparing to the cost of living in the UK, especially around London...

So Website Owners! While you don't call yourself a millionaire however you would be really wealthy with your monthly income in some other countries, PLEASE don't consider your country's prices way too high just because you are having your site done by someone from far away! Thank you.

The start

When the young man started his life finishing school with a broken-up family behind his back he still had the dream to live for. In fact, that was all he had. Everyday survival can take the focus off easily though. And it did. Forgetting your dream however does not mean that you have to lose it...

Bouncing between jobs, between pride and prejudice turned his life upside down every now and then. Everywhere he went there was somebody to tell him he is going the wrong way. Time after time somebody told him to forget his dreams and grow up. He hated them. He wished they had not been there.

Although he hated them he sometimes felt they might be right. Sometimes he felt he should gave up, like everybody seemed to had given up already around him and join the queue at the end. It seemed to be all right. It seemed to be so easy. Everybody did the same. Everybody joined the same queue. He seemed to be sticking out more and more by every day and it did not feel good. But there was something he could not get out of his mind...

"A fruit is either ripening or rotting. There is no stationary state in between."

Those people had given up already. There was nothing in front of them. They had cut all their chances that something might change to any better. The young man suddenly had to realize that those people were the only ones who helped keeping his dream alive showing great contrast between future and survival. And he has chosen the future...

Humor of faith

The young man ended up in the United Kingdom. He came to find some answers for the questions bothering him. He wanted to stay a couple of years trying his luck and wanted to save some money. But this move gave him much more than he ever expected. Learning the language and getting familiar with British culture opened his eyes a bit wider and he has seen his dream once again. Below the surface it has grown even bigger through those years than it has been ever before. And it seems to be closing up on him now...

The man behind the scenes

My name is Barnabas. I was born in Hungary but moved to the UK in 2009. Ever since I am learning web development. Although I created a few websites before my relocation, I only consider going professional since I am in the UK. I learned a lot in the past years and looking at others' work I would consider myself as a competent person. I have experience in PHP5 (object oriented), MySQL, XHTML, CSS2/3, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, Search Engine Optimization and Photoshop so I have all the tools to bring a project up to completion.


Expert Author Tommy Peters

Remix artists and producers have it within them to make people a little agitated. An already perfect piece destroyed at the hands of some musical butcher; the thwarted artist whose meticulously well-designed soundscape has been trampled by a herd of braying cattle and, not forgetting, the poor label manager whose very way of life hangs in the balance.

The dichotomy is nothing new; those of us who train hard and invest our lives into the validation of whatever it is that gives us our perceived agency, are often offended or threatened by the introduction of new forms. Stravinsky caused uproar in 1913 at his avant-garde premiere of, Le Sacre du printemps, (The Rite of Spring). Dylan lost half of his following when he switched from acoustic to electric guitar and John cage bemused us all with his famous 4.33, whereby a pianist seats himself at the piano and plays absolutely nothing for 4.33 seconds.

The list goes on, and does not confine itself to the type of extreme examples cited above. How many of us wax lyrical on the relative merits of different musical genres, artists and bands or types of production techniques? It seems we all have an opinion and for the most part we think our way is the right way. I am trying to convince you now that the way of the remix artist is at least ok, but fear those staunch Adornian's or Walter Benja-minions amongst you are unlikely to be swayed against the supposed authenticity of high-art over the popular. In-fact, I know my way is not the right way, it is simply way.

I would argue, contentiously perhaps, that the practice of remixing is not solely a facet of contemporary society, but something that most musicians - and other professional's - all inherently do to some degree. Whilst many of today's muso's and producers are critiqued for the direct sampling of others music, it is my suggestion that musicians have been doing this, albeit indirectly, since time immemorial. Consider the Beatles, for example, who have famously banned others from sampling their work, and yet, much of the harmonic content within their tracks relied on a reinterpretation of rock 'n' roll and rhythm & blues. Namely, chords I, IV & V. But the Beatles were not alone in this; chords I, IV & V are the harmonic building blocks that the vast majority of Western music is based upon. From Bach to the Beatles and beyond...

So I am wondering who has the ownership on these sets of chords, because if, generally speaking, most of what has been produced since utilizes a rather select handful of chord relationships, then somebody, somewhere, is due a rather large royalty check!

I feel that there are two main objections taken with the remix artist; the first being the blatant, instead of concealed, reference to others work and any resulting monetary profit. In answer to this I would draw a comparison to academia and suggest that, at least with direct sampling an explicit reference is made to the original within the actual content, as opposed to those who attempt to make others work their own by paraphrasing without reference. With respect to any financial gain that a remix artist receives then you might consider that, for any commercial remix the original artist is paid for their sample and in some cases far more than he/she may have earned from their original release. Old tracks can be given a fresh look that appeals to a wider audience thus propagating the music of the original composer.

This leads us on to the second objection that some have, with the notion that remixes can dilute the original message of the composer; a 'written as nature intended' kind of approach. What I would say in defence is, when all is said and done, the original still remains; intact, as it was the day it was published and as 'nature' intended. Ultimately the choice remains firmly with you in whether you choose to listen to the original, the remix or both. If the original message has been lost in the remix, it will surely have been replaced with another message pertinent to those who listen and engage with it.

Being primarily a songwriter and then remix artist myself, I care very deeply about others music being mindful of the original beauty that has situated them as masterpieces of our cultural heritage. In my own endeavours I make every attempt to be sensitive to original works, but also wanted to illustrate the above points by showing how you can abstract out of the original so that few would recognize the derivative - unless I had not directly referenced it as being so [please see resource box for example links]. In other words, I are not trying to claim that what I produce is all of my own doing, but rather, like everybody else in this world, I am merely standing on the shoulders of giants.

Expert Author Sarah Schwab
When it comes to creating something, are you a planner or an improviser?
In my work, I've started to distinguish between different creative approaches. Some people are much more comfortable with a well-planned and thought out process. Certain projects or situations necessitate this kind of approach.
Other people and circumstances call for a more spontaneous experience of the creative process. Its about allowing ideas and expressions to flow through you in the moment.
Stage vs. Street
One of my guilty pleasures is watching So You Think You Can Dance. As a dancer-at-heart, I live vicariously through the amazing people on the show. I love watching them overcome their fear and give it their all.
This season, the show has split the contestants into two groups: Stage vs. Street.
What I noticed is that the stage dancers are more on the planned side of creativity. They rehearse their routines, knowing every move in advance. They are used to learning choreography, and what they are able to produce is incredible.
The street dancers are more on the spontaneous side of creativity. They often hit the dance floor with no real idea of what is going to come out. They know their style and their core moves, but they are truly in the moment, creating something new in front of an audience... and a tv camera! That experience has it's own power, even beyond the actual dance moves.
When it came time for the street dancers to learn choreography, many of them struggled. They had never planned their dancing before, not to mention having to learn someone else's steps.
But I would imagine that if the stage dancers were made to improvise something with no preparation, many of them would struggle as well.
It's a continuum
You see, the spontaneity of creativity is a continuum. Okay, that's a lot of big words, but here's what I mean.
Very rarely is something completely spontaneous or completely planned. There are elements of both.
A speaker who has outlined his talk goes on the stage with a plan, but doesn't know the exact words that will come out of his mouth.
Another speaker may have written their entire speech out, choosing to read it from a podium.
Those two approaches are at different points on the continuum. They also feel different to the audience.
We React Differently
Planned creativity is often more polished. It strives for perfection. Although we all know that there is no such thing!
Experiencing a highly planned demonstration of creativity can cause the audience to be amazed by the artistry, the ideas, and the talent that is displayed. It also allows the audience to think critically about it, knowing each piece was carefully chosen.
Spontaneous creativity provides a unique experience that will only happen once, and as observers we react to it differently.
In watching an act of spontaneous creativity, we are drawn in not by the attempt to approach perfection, but by the uncertainty of watching the creative process unfold. The vulnerability of the creator brings out our empathy and we want to support them. We are less likely to judge the outcome. Instead we simply enjoy the moment.
Expert Author Sarah Schwab
"Art is when a human being does something for the first time." - Seth Godin
"The point is not to do something that's never been done before, but something you've never done before." - Liz Gilbert
These two quotes are both from people I highly respect and admire. I came across them in completely different places. But, together, I think they bring up a very important question.
In Seth Godin's view, art and creation is that moment when something completely new happens for the first time ever. That thing had never been done or thought before in the history of the world.
While it may not be clear from the quote that that's what he meant, he went on in his talk to describe it. He highlighted new inventions and concepts that transform the world and change how things are done.
Granted, those are amazing and important moments of creativity and inspiration.
But it also somehow makes creativity or art feel inaccessible. "How can I think of something brand new? Everything has been thought of already!"
It's a tall order.
Those moments of genius that change the world are rare.
Or are they?
Meanwhile, Liz Gilbert has chosen to focus on the individual experience of creativity.
Just because something has been done before doesn't diminish the fact that it is an act of courage and growth when you do it for the first time.
Plus, you are likely to do it differently than anyone else. You bring your own voice and experience and personality to it. No one has ever done it before quite like that!
Like Liz, I believe that creativity is for the masses. It is about the daily practice to show up and change and grow.
Then, again, maybe there is room for both. Even for you, and me!
We should certainly allow ourselves... no, challenge ourselves... to try new things, and grow and create throughout our lives.
In that process we will have an awful lot of thoughts!
Have you ever had the experience of second guessing your own new ideas? There is a voice that says, "Someone else probably already thought of that."
And sometimes, it's true.
Expert Author Sarah Schwab
Everyone has a different approach to creative projects. I've worked with a lot of clients, and there isn't a one-size-fits all solution to getting it done. Some people are great with structure and planning while others are okay with a more seat-of-your pants approach.
It isn't about being right or wrong. There are pros and cons to each of these approaches. It's just important to recognize which approach is the best fit for you so you can plan accordingly.
Some folks get into a content creation practice, and show up for it on a regular basis. That could be every day, every few days, or maybe once a week. These people are committed to putting out content consistently, and it becomes part of their routine.
Deadline Meeters
For this group of people, the idea of creating content every single week (or more!) is overwhelming. They understand the importance of content creation, but aren't always able to prioritize it when there are so many other things to do. But, give them a deadline and a little accountability, and they will get it done. Usually just in time!
This approach requires a little planning in order to set manageable deadlines that make sense.
There is another group of highly organized people who like to block out time to create a lot of content at once. Then they can take a break from creating while they drip that content out into the world. That way, they have an intense period of content creation once every 4-12 weeks or so. This works well when there are more people involved in the production process, and requires a lot of advanced planning and scheduling.
Don't wait for "inspiration"
It is tempting to wait to create content until you feel inspired. Wouldn't it be great if you could get into the flow, and let creativity and content come through you with ease?
It doesn't work that way.
If creating content is dependent on your mood, or your level of inspiration, you will find it difficult to stay consistent. (And consistency is key!)
Those who are successful at creating content on a consistent basis employ these methods to help them stay on track. Either with a regular habit, set deadlines, or a batching schedule, as well as a system for accountability.
Creative inspiration happens within the process, not as a prerequisite.
Part of what I do with clients is to identify the best content creation approach for them, and help keep them accountable to it. It sounds boring on the face of it, but it's what allows the magic to unfold.
Expert Author Linda Hancock
I have a very interesting client who shared his theory of addiction with me. He stated that he and others use drugs because they are bored. This thought has caused me to think about some of my other clients who have come for treatment because of alcohol, gambling or pornography issues. Although there isn't just one specific reason for an addiction to start, I think that perhaps boredom can be a factor for many people.
A January 24, 2017 article by Emma Young of "Mosaic" that was posted online is headlined "Iceland Knows How to Stop Teen Substance Abuse but the Rest of the World isn't listening".
Ms. Young states: "Today, Iceland tops the European table for the cleanest-living teens. The percentage of 15- and 16-year-olds who had been drunk in the previous month plummeted from 42 per cent in 1998 to 5 per cent in 2016. The percentage who have ever used cannabis is down from 17 per cent to 7 per cent. Those smoking cigarettes every day fell from 23 per cent to just 3 per cent."
The Icelandic model which is radical and evidence-based uses what is termed enforced common-sense:
1. Knowledge - The leaders acknowledge and teach the fact that others often abuse drugs because of their style of coping. Heroine numbs and amphetamines confront. They want to change their brain chemistry and consciousness so turn to substances to accomplish that.
2. Options - Denver's Project Self-Discovery program also has created interesting programs. They did not offer to treat addictions but told teens that they would teach them anything that they wanted to learn (music, dance, hip-hop, art, martial arts). The classes changed the brain chemistry, helped teens to cope better, reduced anxiety and gave participants life-skills that improved self-esteem and relationships.
3. A National Plan - Youth in Iceland was set up by municipalities. Ongoing surveys monitored problems in the country before and during the program. Laws were changed to alter tobacco and alcohol age limits as well as banning advertising for these substances. All schools were required to set up parent-school organizations where education for parenting was provided.
4. Curfews - A law was passed that all children between the ages of 13 and 16 must be indoors by 10 pm in winter and midnight in summer.
5. Parenting Agreements were prepared - Parents agreed to follow recommendations for different age groups that strengthened their authority and provided limits such as no unsupervised parties or purchase of alcohol for minors. Parents were also encouraged to "keep an eye" on other children in the community.
6. Increase in state funding - Opportunities were provided for all children to be involved in organized activities so they would be part of the group no matter what their family's economic status might be.
7. Family Time - In fifteen years, the surveys revealed that the number of 15 and 16 year olds who were spending more time on weekends with family doubled while cigarette, cannabis and alcohol use plummeted.
Municipalities in Europe have enjoyed success with this model that has even extended into a drop in suicides and reduction of crime by teenagers. There isn't, however, any national program anywhere in Europe or North America. The head of the Youth in Europe program, Jon Sigfusson, apparently will provide consultation for communities who are interesting in learning about and/or implementing the model.
I have just been wondering why other cities and communities haven't looked into this program. Seems like everyone would benefit from the benefits of psychological and physical well-being to children, reduced healthcare costs and fewer problems for society in general.

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