Christmas is almost here and we've got an amazing array of gifts for the hunter or outdoor nut in your family! At AZFO, we are a full line Swarovski Optik & Vortex Optics dealer. We also carry a full array of top quality products from Outdoorsmans, Phoneskope, Flatline Maps and Alaska Guide Creations. We only carry products from campanies with the same mindset as our own: top quality with unwavering customer service. We would love to EARN your business this season and beyond, please let us know what we can do!
Well, after a long, cold weekend, we left empty handed. My good buddy, @deguz14 will be heading back out solo later this week, wish I could join! Learned a lot, glass up a lot of other animals, just no elk! Check out this stud of a buck we found one morning (bad pic, but he was 1.73 miles away) along with many Antelope, a Coyote, and a couple Gray Fox. A lot of fun; a lot of hiking and battling the elements but it was way worth it.
Well...so much for long range glassing. Looking at the maps lastnight, they said nothing about fog. Any of my fellow Flagstaff natives wanna chime in about how rare this is for NAZ?! "The best laid plans of mice and men..." #azfieldoptics#arizonafieldoptics#azhunt#arizonaelk
Our hands aren't even completely clean from the last hunt and this just came in the mail today! Start planning for your next hunt now and if you need any top quality glass or advice, get in touch with us!
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A few more images from yesterdays 19 hour day. Had my two good buddies with me and then my Dad and brother came from Flag to help cut him up and pack it out. Luckily, of all the nasty locations we could've shot an Elk this weekend, this was by far the best when considering the pack out. We were processing late into the night, which is a first for all of us on an animal of this size. We're doing our best!
Bull is down! I said all along I wasn't gonna get stuck on horns, as hard as that is! For my first bull, this guy will be awesome eating. Him being the first bull we've seen in four days made taking the shot a much easier decision. We put him down quickly at 341 yards. More thanks will come later, but thank you to all who had a hand in this, you know who you are.
A long, cold, muddy, wet day. Didn't get an opportunity to close it out, but we'll get back at it tomorrow! Sounds like the rest of the unit is under snow, so I guess we're lucky? 🤔 Having a blast with two good buddies, so no big deal! The foggy shot is this morning, the sunny shot is at sunset...AZ in the winter... #azfieldoptics#arionafieldoptics
A long hot and then cold and then hot again day. Through a series of circumstances, we covered A LOT of ground today (Mostly self inflicted...we'll just say that my 6A @flatline_maps saved our bacon) But still a good time. A lot of thanks to my best bud @jm.salcido22 for being here with me while he could. Found lots of good sign, hit a different area east of the 17, we'll see what happens come tomorrow morning! Bring on the nasty weather. Good luck to everyone else chasing Bulls tomorrow, get it done!
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The weird things you find out around the campfire... just realized my best friend, who I've known for going on 20 years, has never had baked beans. We proceeded to kill a 55oz. can... The deer steaks were amazing!
A brand new @outdoorsmans Muley pack loaded with gear. It holds a surprising amount of stuff for a fanny pack. Also, I found a great spot for my @rugersofficial single-six to be carried. It's only a .22, but it's been too good of a friend for years not to take!
We wanted to wish everyone, but especially our amazing customers, a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. Having recently celebrated 15 years serving our local community, we want to say we're thankful for you, because we couldn't have done it without you! Also, thank you to our business partners. Without your friendships, shared interests, partnership & support, this would have all been impossible. Happy Thanksgiving!
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All the little things that have to be bought or gotten done before a hunt! Found my knife sharpening guy forever though. Through a good customer, @shanecovey, I found @richters_edge who turned my two field knives into absolute razors! This is the sharpest either of these has ever been and I look forward to putting them to good use. Give them a follow and if you need some sharpening done, you cannot go wrong! Thanks a lot for getting them done quickly and for fixing the mess ups of the last guy who sharpened them. (Not me! Haha)
We wanted to take a moment to mention @outdoorsmans Packout event, which is going on today! There will be raffles, prizes and the unveiling of a brand new item that requires you to be there in order to see! We're proud of our partnership with them and that they trust us to carry and promote their items. Their Made in the USA (Forget USA, they're made right here in AZ!) items are bomb-proof and simply put, the best. It was an easy choice when we set out to look for a tripod line to bring in. If you're in the Valley of the Sun today, please take time to visit them at their Fountain Hills location...we hear there will be food trucks! Also, take a moment while you're there to talk to our good buddy @joecav1911 w/ @swarovskioptik_hunting He'll be able to answer ANY optics related questions you have. Thanks a lot guys, have a great event!
Today, we have pictures of an Elk taken by one of our locals last weekend. @jpruzina is the husband of one of @valo69way co-workers. So, when I saw these images, we got quick permission to show off his sweet Bull for him! All these great shots from you guys are getting us pumped for the upcoming Bull hunt! If you ever need anything, let us know man. Congrats on a beautiful animal, love those last little splits on the whale tail!
We helped out with some field work for a local college today, supplying equipment and knowledge to aid the students. Obviously, we brought the best! I wish I had got this on film, but I didn't have my @phoneskope adapter set up, as it wasn't "needed" for this work. 🙄😡 Well, from 809 yards away, I watched a Bobcat jump into the reservoir and grab an American Coot right out of his feeding ground. He then calmly trotted into the Oak Chapparel for a late breakfast. SO cool!
Here's another post from our buddy and now customer @outlawkeithjames ! We're new to this social media thing, and were unsure about what results there'd be. After 15 years in business, we prefer to see our customers face to face and get to know them, it's just our style. This platform doesn't usually allow that, but we're learning to make it work! Thank you, and let us know if you ever need anything, be it more great items or just a bit of advice or info. It was a pleasure meeting you and we're glad you're happy with your purchase! @Regran_ed from @outlawkeithjames - Dropped some change today and spoiled myself. It’s my early Christmas present right? @azfieldoptics I am so thankful for your guidance in this process. I would have settled for less and been frustrated with the lesser quality if it weren’t for your assurance that going with @swarovskioptik_hunting was an investment that would yield lifelong returns. Your years in the industry, knowledge of your product lines and relatable field reviews/comparisons made the difference and it was worth the 400+ miles to shake your hand in person over this purchase. #spottingscope#swarovskioptik_hunting#wortheverypenny#peaceofmind#whatgetsyououtdoors#phoneskope#spoiled - #regrann#azfieldoptics#arizonafieldoptics#azhunt#azhunting
Here's the end result of an awesome hunt! Our great customer and buddy, @jeff.chapman.1694 took his nephew Jordan to harvest his first elk during the Unit 10 youth hunt. They battled the remnants of a couple hurricanes and the continual problem of glassing up wild burrows to finally seal the deal after seven days of getting their butts kicked by the elements. Way to muscle through it and get the job done guys. Welcome to the First Elk Club Jordan, look forward to seeing more of your hunts!
Whichever uniform you wore, piece of equipment you used or job you did, thank you for your service Veterans. Thank you to my Dad, my best friend, my Grandpa, my Grandma, all the great folks I've met on here & to all our awesome customers who helped protect our way of life. We all owe you.
Went out shooting this morning with a friend. He has 30+ years experiance including time as a sniper in the Army. He is a wealth of knowledge and I was thankful to be able to soak some of it up. The video is out at 1188 yards which he hit with regularity! I touched it a couple times, which was a new personal record, but my .308 with factory loads showed its limitations (perhaps myself as well, currently!) The rifle and beautiful @vortexoptics 5-25x50 PST FFP Gen II are certainly up to the task! I became very comfortable at distances of 500-800 yards, which was my goal this morning. Great time shooting in some rugged but gorgeous country. How far have you all rung steel at?? Set a goal and make it happen!
Here it goes, the nickle and diming begins! With about three weeks left until the Elk hunt, I'm sighting in my rifle tomorrow and am going to stretch its legs out a bit. Unfortunately, my bullet of choice, the Nosler Partition is nowhere to be found in .308. So, I'm going with the highly recommended 178gr ELD-X load from @hornadymfg . We'll see how it goes! What's your cartridge and load of choice for Elk? Let's start an Elk cartridge fight!
Check out @vaquero_loco_ and his sweet buck from last weekend. He's our very skilled shop handyman and we're thankful to have him to call on when our projects surpass our skillset! Thanks for supporting us, congrats on the buck buddy!
Also, as a side note, I love it when I'm driving around Prescott and see a truck with an optics sticker in the back window and know exactly where they got it!😁 Didn't know you were a Broncos fan though, Jaime... #azfieldoptics#arizonafieldoptics#vortexrazor#azhunting#arizonahunting#vortexopticsarizona @vortexoptics @vortexnationpodcast
It's not too late to stock up on optics and other great gear for this hunting season! We are a full line Swarovksi, Vortex and Kahles dealer. We also carry amazing products from @outdoorsmans , @alaskaguidecreations , @phoneskope , @flatline_maps and @stealthcamgsm
Let us know if you need any of our expert knowledge or our above & beyond customer service this season or any time after.
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Check out our buddies over @ladiesoftheazoutdoors and the contest they're currently running! For all the details, check out their post from a couple days ago; the contest runs through the 11th!
Had a great time this last Saturday at the monthly @prescottprecision rimfire competition! Pay attention in the video right when the shot is heard: we had a bit of fun after the competition with other rifles. In the video, you can see the .17hmr cutting through the air before it dumps its energy into the water. Sorry for the shadowing, had to get it set up quick and didn't adjust it correctly! 🙄
Somehow, stumbled our way into 2nd place, despite competing against a field of very skilled marksman. Found more areas to improve, which is most important.
@rugersofficial rifles ruled the day, with every competitor shooting one of their rifles & @sk_ammunition seemed to make a strong showing as well taking at least the top two places.
This is a great group of folks to shoot with, come out and give it a go next month! Dates are still being decided, stay tuned!
Big Utah buck down! Here's a shot from last week of @the_phoneskope_guy 's stomper of a buck he took. Sounds like they had a challenging time of it, but were able to seal the deal. Our buddy works for....wait for it....@phoneskope !
If you haven't used their product yet, you need to. The way you glass, document what you see, shoot and hunt in general will be changed for the better! Give them a follow if you haven't already.
Thanks a lot man for supporting our business; happy to see you got to step away from all our phone calls to get some hunting in!
Another down the barrel shot for y'all! More testing by an @prescottprecision member, this time its @court_screw32 getting her little rimfire all squared away for this saturdays match! Looking forward to shooting with some fun folks!
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Happy Halloween everyone! Check out the cool pumpkin @megaaaaaatron from @ladiesoftheazoutdoors knocked out for the holiday! The next ones are my families, so much fun to spend that time with them. This morning, I dressed up as a Big Box store optics salesman, but when I showed it to the family, it proved to be WAY too scary. So, went with the tried and true Barney gettup... Have a fun and safe holiday!
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When @the_drunken_butcher speaks on matters concerning cooking, you best listen! He taught us a technique with squirrel involving a pressure cooker that we now swear by. I took the liberty of brining the little guys before-hand, and that never hurts! Believe us when we say, this was some of the best meat we've ever had. Period. We turned the "pull if the bone" tender Abert's Squirrel into some simple yet delicious tacos, but there are an endless number of ways you could serve it up! For folks in southern Utah and beyond, give @the_drunken_butcher a follow and take his advice to heart!
Did a bit of practice for the upcoming @prescottprecision rimfire match next weekend. Although it was a pretty windy day, theres still some accuracy to be squeezed out of the highly modifed @rugersofficial 10/22 and from myself! Tried a new type of @sk_ammunition this time around that shot consistenly considering the conditions. If any locals are interested in joining us for next weekend's match, let us know! The Novemeber COF is now available and there will be a pistol round! Have a great remainder to the weekend!
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Finally got the correct mount and rings for the old @savage_firearms Model 99F! We were dead set on using the clean looking @vortexoptics Razor LH 1.5-8x32 scope with the G4 BDC reticle, so finding the rings that would make that work was a slight challenge. This classic looking scope pairs well with the vintage Savage chambered in .308 Winchester to make a light and handy package. For us, this is the definition of "truck gun". If you're looking for an easy to use, no nonsense hunting scope, the Razor Light Hunter line can't be beat!
Some more testing & tweaking from a couple of the guys over @prescottprecision, including @austinjenkins27 and his sweet little settup. The November shoot is quickly approaching; let them know if you intend on joining them and let us know if you need any optics or other equipment. Lots of cool people there who are more than willing to help and give you their testimonials on various products to get you started. Give them a follow to keep track of what they're up to!