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Pro’s Pick: Phone Skope

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor Rubber or glass? That is the question. Would you rather invest in hours of walking to get to an animal you have spotted in your binoculars to determine whether it is something you would like to harvest or would you rather look through a spotting scope from miles away before deciding to make the hike or pass for a better animal? Both have pros and cons. If you rely on spot and hike, you can expend not only a lot of energy, but a lot of time that could be better spent looking for...

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Trigger Time: The Gear For Competition

Equipment for Multi-Gun Beginners By Greg Severson Sandy, Utah PD Where to Begin First things first. Before we get into what gear you need, you must find a match. There are hundreds of clubs across America that host shooting matches on a weekly or monthly basis. Most of those clubs use a popular, user friendly, free scoring and scheduling program called Practiscore. By going to Practiscore.com you can find hundreds of matches, spanning all disciplines of the shooting sports, at your fingertips. Finding a match in your area and registering can all be done in a matter of minutes...

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Relentless Reliability: Leupold’s BX-2 Alpine Binocular

Whether you’re putting on the miles during a preseason scouting operation, deep in the backcountry chasing a trophy elk, or tucked snugly into your treestand waiting for that buck you’ve had on camera all fall to show itself, we can promise you one thing : You won’t be able to hunt what you can’t see. You’re going to need optics you can trust – optics that are ready to deliver the combination of performance and relentless reliability that a hunter like you needs. And when it comes to a binocular, the choice is clear: the new-for-2019 BX-2 Alpine from...

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OPINION – Cut Colt Some Slack

OPINION By Dan Kidder Sportsman’s News Managing Editor Earlier this week, Colt manufacturing, the first mass producer of AR 15 rifles, announced in a notice to distributors that they would be suspending manufacturing of the popular modern sporting rifle for the consumer market. Colt has a long and storied history of manufacturing a variety of firearms for the consumer market and made the AR 15 popular in that market long before the thousands of more recent manufacturers jumped into the game. Once news reached the various gun bloggers, who took it as an affront and assault on the Second...

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Sitka Gear Jetstream Jacket

The industry leader in technical clothing, Sitka Gear, is always putting out new and exciting products to make the extreme hunter and outdoorsman’s life better. We are usually putting these new products to the test for these videos. However, this is a revisit to a product that came out nearly a decade ago. It’s the Jetstream jacket and has been a dependable and long-time favorite of the Sportsman’s News team, since its inception. Mine has been around the globe on numerous occasions and continually delivers protection, comfort, and dependability. After using a product this long, you truly have a...

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