Month: September 2015

Sako A7 Roughtech Pro Rifle

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor A satin smooth trigger and an action so slick you think it was lubed with butter are the hallmarks of a Sako rifle. The A7 continues that tradition with the addition of an amazingly unique synthetic stock that reduces weight and adds an aggressive gripping surface. The Roughtech stock is made from an aluminum reinforced frame covered with a high tech polymer interlaced with a subdued spider web pattern for positive grip in all kinds of environments. This design makes it very light and abundantly strong to avoid potentially accuracy-impeding flex of the stock....

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Video Product Review: Sitka Dewpoint Raingear

Soaking wet, freezing, uncomfortable and miserable are all words to describe my experience when I have been unprepared for a dose of Mother Nature. I learned quickly that having a pair of good rain gear in my pack on various hunting trips is a must. I didn’t realize that being cold and unprepared could affect your decision making, until I experienced some trip-changing thunderstorms. A good drencher rolling through your hunting area can bring some of those big boys out of cover earlier than they are used to. But, if you’re soaked and miserable, the chances that you will...

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The BAREBOW! Sagas: The Lightning Buck Makes A Triple Play

In 1985, I invited my two sons to join me for their first antelope hunt. Destination: Steve Gorr’s hunting camp at the Smith Sheep Ranch near Douglas, Wyoming. About 10 days before their new school year got under way, Bryant, Reagan and I piled our camping and hunting gear into my Blazer and sallied forth for Pronghorn Country. It was, in fact, their very first bowhunt for any big-game animal and to say they were excited doesn’t tell the half of it. We had spent the summer attending every 3-D archery competition we could find on the weekends and...

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Writer’s Contest: The Eight-Day Eland

By Eric Boley At the sound of the shot, it was absolute pandemonium. Eland were running everywhere, like a covey of quail being flushed from cover. My PH, Bennie Boshoff, had to jump sideways as a huge bull barreled past him. He was yelling that I had missed and in all the confusion, I wasn’t convinced my shot had been true. Here we were, on day eight of my safari to Namibia and I may have just blown my chance at a trophy Eland bull. My good friend, Dr. Brian Tallerico, had purchased the hunt at an auction and...

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SPEEDCROSS 3 Bowhunting Shoe

I am continually looking for gear that is better than what I currently use. I tested out the SPEEDCROSS 3 from Salomon this fall. Salomon shoes are well known for their trail running performance. They have since transitioned as a crossover shoe to the early season archery hunting crowd. The SPEEDCROSS 3 are very light and have some great soles for keeping your grip on almost any landscape your feet may encounter. Salomon has incorporated some design features that make this shoe feel like you are wearing slippers, yet grips the ground like football cleats. The SPEEDCROSS 3 is built to last for many...

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