Looking for a way to cut down on the items in your hunting pack or jacket? Axeon's AM3 Monocular may just fit the bill. The AM3 Monocular is a handy two-in-one tool, boasting a 250-lumen LED with spot-to-flood adjustment mounted below an 8X32 monocular with a multi-coated objective lens.
Initially the monocular appears a bit bulky, but when taking the flashlight into consideration, overall dimensions (5.5”x3.19”x1.8”) become more acceptable. Weight is kept to a minimum, tipping the scales at a scant .73 lbs. despite the two CR123A batteries.
The spot/flood adjustment on the 250-lumen flashlight makes it an incredibly handy light, allowing the user to survey broad swaths of nearby surroundings, or pinpoint in for more distant illumination. Thanks to its focus knob, the 8X32 mm monocular provides excellent clarity at distance, with an impressive field of view translating to 390 feet wide at 1000 yards. The adjustable eye relief is also a welcome addition to ensure optimum comfort.
Full disclosure, the first AM3 I received had a defect that caused the light to behave somewhat temperamentally. Axeon immediately sent a replacement which thus far has performed flawlessly.
This two-in-one monocular—priced at $84.95—won’t break the bank, and is durable, water-resistant and from a brand that stands behind its product. The AM3 is an easy choice for any hunter, hiker or all-around outdoorsman. For more information, please visit axeonoptics.com.