Author: hunter81230

Wheels Afield: Nissan Titan & Frontier

The “big” Titan is all new and the “smaller” Frontier is going to get some major-makeovers and technology leaps! Having just finished on/off-road test driving and evaluating the venerable, but “dated” 2015 models of the Nissan Titan and Frontier trucks, I have a lot of mixed-emotions with the fact that the 2016-2017 versions are going to be everything from “new and improved,” to radically different. Put into perspective from the view of the sportsman, both have filled a need for quality trucks for outdoor adventures for a lot of years. The full-size Titan has been around for over a...

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Beretta’s A300 Outlander

 By Andy Lightbody In addition to being a career Outdoor Journalist with over 40-years of poverty-driven writing, editing and broadcast experience, I also do a lot of off-road/SUV and vehicle writings. Drawing upon those experiences with automotive manufacturers that are constantly changing their yearly vehicle lineups with such catchy slogans as “new and improved” or “same great feel at a reduced cost” and the infamous “one-size-fits all” I am hesitant to embrace those marketing sayings without a quizzical/questioning look on my face and a raised eyebrow. And having owned and shot dozens of fine Beretta shotguns over the decades,...

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Adventures On A Budget: Blue Mesa

By Andy Lightbody You can call it the Blue Mesa Reservoir or the Blue Mesa Lake, but for sure you can call it the largest lake/body of water in the state of Colorado. Measuring over 20 miles in length and sporting  just over 96 miles of shoreline, the Blue Mesa is home to the largest fishery in the nation for Kokanee salmon, provides excellent rainbow and brown trout angling and is where the Colorado State Record Mackinaw/Lake trout was landed. This record fish tipped the scales at whopping 50 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 44 1/4 inches. The west...

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Wheels Afield: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

A carryover from last year’s major design changes, it’s simple and practical, but is being left “out and behind” by many of its competitors. By Andy Lightbody Five years ago, when the Mitsubishi Outlander was redesigned for 2010, it received good marks for its aggressive styling and features that made it competitive in everything from engines and AWD, to nice interior appointments. When the Outlander was unveiled for 2014, many of us had high hopes that we’d see more eye-opening styles and technology innovations for the little compact front-wheel drive or All Wheel Drive (AWD) Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)....

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His And Hers Binos from Alpen

Quality glass for yourself and your lady, doesn’t have to cost you a months’ salary! By Andy Lightbody Over the last few years, I have continued to be marveled and awed as to how binoculars have changed and morphed from an always needed necessity for shooters and hunters into heavy, gadget-laden doohickeys. Instead of quality optics that are lightweight, provide quality glass/prism systems and stand up to the outdoor elements, we see a proliferation of “add ons” that have many of us simply shaking our heads in disbelief. Remember the old joke about the group that got together to...

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