Cody Nelson

Cody Nelson

Optics Manager

As the Optics Manager, Cody knows the importance of quality glass mounted to a tripod, rifle, or carried on your chest and the effects it has on a hunt. He will ensure an industry leading product assortment and inventory of the best optics for your outdoor experience.

Cody’s ability to understand the customer and their needs translate to a rewarding buying experience. He will always give the time to help a customer explore all their options to feel confident with their purchase. This translates to confidence in the field!

Cody comes to goHUNT with 10 plus years of industry experience in optics, firearms, and hunting gear for western hunting and beyond. Before that, Cody honed his service skills during a 15-year career as a Customer Service Manager and Special Projects Manager for one of the nation’s largest homebuilders.

Cody resides in Scottsdale, Arizona where he and his wife Megan are raising their 3 children. He is often found on the baseball or softball fields helping coach the teams. But more often than not you can find him in the mountains hunting, camping, fishing or as he calls it TESTING GLASS!

Everything you need to know about binoculars

Everything you need to know about binoculars

Answering some of the most common binocular questions

Written by: Cody Nelson

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Solid glassing tips when you can't use a tripod

Solid glassing tips when you can't use a tripod

Extra ways to steady your binoculars in a pinch

Written by: Cody Nelson

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New for 2021 — Swarovski EL Range with Tracking Assistant

New for 2021 — Swarovski EL Range with Tracking Assistant

Optics Manager Cody Nelson takes the new EL Range TA's out for a test drive

Written by: Cody Nelson

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A review of the Vortex Diamondback HD 15x56 binoculars

A review of the Vortex Diamondback HD 15x56 binoculars

Including a comparison between three other Vortex binoculars

Written by: Cody Nelson

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A deep look at the new Swarovski 8x42 NL Pure binocular

A deep look at the new Swarovski 8x42 NL Pure binocular

And comparison with other 8 power Swarovski binos

Written by: Cody Nelson

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Just released: Swarovski NL Pure binocular line

Just released: Swarovski NL Pure binocular line

This new bino line is an absolute gamechanger!

Written by: Cody Nelson

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The “little things” — protecting your eyes when glassing

The “little things” — protecting your eyes when glassing

A few key tips to keep your eyes nice and comfortable when glassing for long hours

Written by: Cody Nelson

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Why 8 power binoculars

Why 8 power binoculars

A misunderstood and overlooked bino for glassing out West

Written by: Cody Nelson

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15x or 18x binoculars for hunting: what power is right for you?
Swarovski STX and Zeiss Harpia spotting scopes: how do they compare?