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The Quilt Revolution

The Quilt Revolution

Quilt style sleeping bags have been around for more than a decade but just haven’t caught fire in the hunting market. If you are not familiar with quilt style sleeping bags, they are essentially a large synthetic or down blanket sleeping bag with a button system for...
The Great Compensators

The Great Compensators

The laser rangefinder is arguably the most significant product introduction to the hunting world since the bolt action rifle over 100 years ago. In the early 90’s Leica introduced the first generation Geovid, a binocular capable to delivering the distance to a target...
Swarovski’s BTX: Two Years Later

Swarovski’s BTX: Two Years Later

Two years ago Swarovski introduced the BTX dual eyepiece for the X series spotting scopes. Prior to the BTX’s arrival all the other “big eyes” on the market were 12-15 lbs and required a beastly tripod to handle their weight. At 4-6 lbs (depending on objective lens)...
Browning X-Bolt Hells Canyon Long Range Rifle

Browning X-Bolt Hells Canyon Long Range Rifle

A keeper for any rifleman I was fortunate to receive a Browning X-Bolt Hells Canyon Long Range McMillan rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor for review. It seems the 6.5 Creedmoor has become the industry standard for shooters interested in extending their shooting...