The Staff of Sportsman’s News have scoured the thousands of products displayed at the various outdoors shows around the country and have selected the following as Best of Show products that you need to check out at your local Sportsman’s Warehouse store.
Outdoor Edge Razor-Lite Knife
Outdoor Edge’s innovative new replacement razor blade system is the solution for dull knives. Sharpen the blade or simply push the lock button to remove and insert a shaving-sharp new one. Rubberized handles ensure a secure, non-slip grip and are available in black and blaze-orange. Each knife comes complete with 6 replacement blades and nylon sheath.
Blade: 3.5” (8.9cm), Overall: 8” (20.3cm), Total Weight: 3.6 oz., Steel: Japanese 420J
Vacuum heat treatment, Rockwell-C hardness: 57, Handle: Rubberized Kraton
Winchester’s New .17 Super Magnum
With ammunition prices going through the roof and manufacturers unable to keep up with current demand, why would a company roll out an all new rimfire cartridge at the SHOT Show? In Winchester Ammunition’s case, it’s because they have completed three years of development and now is a great time to unveil lower-cost ammunition with performance that rivals some centerfire cartridges. Enter the world’s fastest rimfire, the .17 Winchester Super Magnum.
“Part of the appeal of rimfire ammunition to high-volume shooters is the relatively low cost,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing, sales and strategic planning. “With the launch of .17 Win. Super Mag., now hunters will get the downrange performance of a centerfire cartridge at the more affordable price point of traditional rimfire ammunition. It’s the best of both worlds for our customers.”
The cartridge will be loaded with three different bullets, 20- and 25-grain plastic tips and a 20-grain JHP. Both 20-grain loads attain a muzzle velocity of 3,000 fps in testing. “At 3,000 feet per second it’s the fastest modern rimfire cartridge on the planet. The downrange energy deposited by the .17 Win. Super Mag. will be a game-changer for varmint and predator hunters everywhere,” Flaugher explained. The 25-grain load attained a muzzle velocity of 2,600 fps. Watch out wily coyote’s everywhere!
Winchester AA TrAAcker Shotshells
A fired 12-gauge shotgun shell unleashes a column of shot from a shotgun barrel at about 1,200 feet per second – Too fast for the human eye to see the pellets in flight. This can make it extremely difficult to master the correct lead on flying clay targets or game birds. What if that changed? What if it was possible to track the flight of the shot string? Well, welcome to the world of Winchester’s AA TrAAcker, the first shotgun shell to feature a weighted wad that actually tracks with the shot string. This allows the shooter or an instructor to quickly determine where the shooter is missing – Making it easy to adjust and nail flying targets, shot after shot.
The secret of AA TrAAcker is in the revolutionary wad. Loaded with 1 1/8 oz. of shot like a standard AA shotshell, the innovative wad design includes longer, notched petals and captures 1/8-ounce of shot, which stabilizes wad spin and ensures that the wad remains in the center of the shot pattern for optimum tracking. The wad tracks a full, one ounce of shot down range for highly effective performance on clay targets and fast flying game. The AA TrAAcker load is available in two highly visible colors: orange, for overcast conditions or dark backdrops and black for clear skies or light backdrops. This technology is long overdue and will be a great asset to shooters at all levels.
Barnes TAC-XPD Defense Ammunition
Barnes introduces the TAC-XPD line of Defense Ammunition: an “Optimized for Carry or Home Defense” solution. The new TAC-XPD ammunition is loaded with the venerable Barnes TAC-XP bullets.
The TAC-XP’s all-copper construction and very large, deep hollow-point cavity expand, penetrate and perform more consistently than any personal defense product on the market. Performance through bare gel, light and heavy clothing, car doors, plywood and automotive windshield glass is unmatched by the competition.
Lighter bullet weights of TAC-XP projectiles in comparison to lead-core counterparts enable the shooter to recover quickly due to less felt recoil, without sacrificing terminal performance. Specially engineered loads produce almost no muzzle flash – an important feature in low-light conditions. Distinctive Techni-Crom plated shells feed smoothly from the magazine for reliability shooters can depend on every time.
20-round packages available early 2013 in:
380 Auto 80 grain TAC-XP, 9mm Luger 115 grain TAC-XP+P
40 S&W 140 grain TAC-XP, 45 Auto 185 grain TAC-XP+P
Camp Chef Pizza Oven
The Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven cooks the perfect pizza every time. Designed after the idea of a true, wood fire pizza oven, the Italia Pizza Oven takes your homemade pizza to the next level. A ceramic pizza stone promotes even heat and will give your pizza a delectable crust. Enjoy hot, fresh, flavorful pizza cooked on your patio, in camp or where ever you take your Camp Chef stove.
Fits all Camp Chef 16” Cooking System stoves
Opened face pizza oven cooks like a traditional brick oven
Ceramic stone pulls outer moisture off dough and promotes perfect crust, leaving the inside moist and fluffy.
Pizza stone made of cordierite ceramic
Cooking Surface Diameter
Specially designed heat diffusion plates
Built in temperature gauge
Includes Italia Pizza Oven Cooking Guide with recipes
Overall Dimensions: 16” x 24” x 9”
Kimber Mountain Ascent Rifle
Features: Kevlar/carbon/fiber stock with Gore Optifade Open Country finish. Stainless steel barreled actions. Fluted barrel and bolt, plus a muzzle brake with cap for optional use while hunting.
For years multi-tool users could choose from two distinct options when it came to a “one-hand-operable” multi-tool: one-hand-opening pliers OR one-hand-opening blades. Today, Leatherman has taken these two well-loved ideas and fused them into the first ever, 100% one-hand-operable multi-tool, the Leatherman OHT. This industry-first tool features spring-loaded pliers and wire-cutters so you don’t tire your hand adjusting and readjusting your grip. Handles with visual imprints of the tool beneath make for quick identification. A lifesaving strap cutter and oxygen bottle wrench, threading for common-size cleaning rods and much more make this a one-handed workhorse of a tool.
Phil & Teds Escape Child Carrier
The Escape carrier has maximum child and parent comfort and offers the technology and performance to make the journey a memorable one.
Featherlight and compact. Tough, washable, waterproof 300 and 600 PU coated denier fabrics. Included with carrier – sunhood, removable wind/rain cover and change mat. Base loading technology. Ergo-Fit Lumbar Control.Body-tech Fit System with Slide Adjust Harness. Kiddie Foot stirrups for improved circulation. Hydration bladder pocket. Integrated and moldable child head and neck support. Zip off day pack.
Leica Geovid HD-B 42 Laser Rangefinder Binoculars
The newly developed ballistic function ABC™ (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) provides the proper aim point for the hunter and shooter. The Geovid HD-B’s integrated, highly precise ballistic processor can instantly gather and analyze the ballistic information with one touch of the button, giving accurate information for the correct hold over, turret adjustment or drop down reticle aiming point. When calculating the trajectory, the distance, angle, temperature and air pressure are all taken into account.
Twelve ballistic curves representing most of the trajectories of modern hunting cartridges are programmed in the system. Plus, an integrated microSD card slot, located inside the battery housing, allows the hunter to program and save personal ballistic data for his or her cartridge/rifle combination. This revolutionary option allows the hunter to input ballistic data based on his or her cartridge & rifle. Different ballistic information data sets can be saved on separate microSD cards for multiple cartridge/rifle use. The result is extremely precise and accurate ballistics information. Within only 0.2 seconds, the Leica GEOVID HD-B 42 displays all of the necessary information for an accurate shot, especially with steep inclinations and at longer distances.
Voodoo Tactical Mojo Load-Out Bag with Back Straps
This bag is large enough to carry your armor and other deployment gear with ease. At 39”L x 18”W x 15”H you will be thrilled to see how much gear you can pack into its cavernous central compartment and the multiple assorted-size exterior pouches. Then you can use the double compression straps at each end to tighten your load down and prevent things from shifting around.
Need even more pouches? You can add any MOLLE compatible pouch to the PALS webbing on the exterior.
Includes a wrap around carry handle in the center, adjustable removable shoulder strap with movable pad to give you shoulder a little bit of protection. When the load gets too heavy, unfurl the padded adjustable shoulder strap harness concealed in the bottom of the bag and carry it like a giant backpack.
Sitka Gear Jetstream
The Jetstream Lite Vest and Jacket are essential items for the active western hunter who requires a lightweight and packable wind protection piece.
The Jetstream Lite Vest is nearly 30% lighter than the original Jet Stream and features added length in the tail. The lighter weight makes it ideal for the hunter looking to pack an extra insulation layer or an outer wind barrier.
Jetstream Lite Jacket Specs:
• 4-Way Stretch Side & Shoulder Panels
• 2 Chest & 2 Hand Pockets
• Micro Check Backer
• Camo Sizes: M-3XL
• Solid Sizes: M-XXL
• GORE OPTIFADE Concealment Open Country
Jetstream Lite Vest Specs:
• 4-Way Stretch Side Panels
• 1 Chest & 2 Hand Pockets
• Micro Check Backer
• GORE OPTIFADE Concealment Open Country
Razor HD Spotting Scopes
Vortex added much-asked-for 65 and 50 mm models to its world renowned Razor HD line of spotting scopes, ensuring hunters and shooters get top-tier optical performance in a package to fit their recreational needs.
Rivaling any premium spotting scope currently built at any price, Vortex’s Razor HD Spotting Scopes deliver advanced optical technologies and premium performance. Bright, crisp and clear, Razor HD spotters feature HD (High Density Extra-Low Dispersion) glass lens elements carefully selected and precision-crafted to exacting standards for true-to-life images of startling clarity and color accuracy. Exterior lenses are protected by ArmorTek – an ultrahard, scratch-resistant fluorine compound that repels oil, dirt and the corrosive salts of fingerprints. Fully multi-coated with scratch-resistant XR coatings for extremely high resolution and optimal light transmission. An advanced optical element configuration – virtually eliminates aberrations for distortion-free, flat field images with unmatched edge-to-edge accuracy.
A die-cast magnesium alloy body with strategically-placed rubber armoring ensures ultimate strength, durability and lightweight performance. 100 percent waterproof, fogproof (purged with argon gas), dustproof and shockproof construction. Argon gas maintains its protective properties over a wider temperature range compared to traditional nitrogen, does not diffuse as quickly as other elements and will not absorb or react chemically with water.