Fall hunting gear to effectively get the job done. This selection of gear is recommended by the Editors at Hunt Alaska magazine and covers everything from guns, ammunition and sights to the all terrain vehicles to get you where you’re going and more.
Black Hills Ammunition 6.5 PRC 143 Gr. ELD-X
Think of this as a “step up” from the 6.5 Creedmoor, one of the most popular new cartridges of the past decade. The 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) pushes the same modern 6.5 high-BC (ballistic coefficient) projectiles another 250 fps faster than the 6.5 Creedmoor and with comparable accuracy. Comparisons can be made to the .264 Winchester Magnum, 6.5-06, and one of Black Hill’s favorites, the 6.5-284. They chose to load this cartridge with the Hornady 143-grain ELD-X. This bullet combines high BC and great match-level accuracy with the terminal performance of a good long-range hunting bullet.
Designed for adventure, the two-passenger Teryx side-by-side lineup has the edge when it comes to power and handling. Premium suspension and a high-capacity cargo bed (holds up to 600 pounds) means you’re ready to tackle a day trip or a weekend excursion. The 2023 Teryx features a 783 cc V-twin engine, speed-sensitive electric power steering, Fox 2.0 LSC Piggyback shocks, Maxxis Bighorn tires, Double-X steel tube frame, large sealed storage space, tilting cargo bed, and Kawasaki’s 3-year warranty.
The Allak is an all-season, fully freestanding dome tent that can handle any backcountry hunt. Its dual entrances and vestibules give plenty of room for gear storage, and with the Allak 2, each person has their own designated entry and exit. You can “size up” and use Allak 2 solo or use the Allak 3 with a partner, giving yourself extra space with very little weight penalty. The Allak is built with robust yet lightweight 9 mm DAC featherlite NSL poles and a Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric, making it an excellent choice no matter where the hunt takes you.
Vortex Optics Razor HD 4000 GB Ballistic Laser Rangefinder
More shot-calling precision. Less juggling devices. Whether setting your sights on the moose you’ve been chasing or ringing steel, the all-new Razor HD 4000 GB delivers all the range, ballistic, and environmental data you need for absolute accuracy when it counts. The Razor HD 4000 GB takes the top-tier laser rangefinder and builds in an on-board GeoBallistics solver. Tripod adaptable; water, fog, and shockproof; and intuitive easy-to-use menus feature a simple, red, illuminated display that delivers the data you need without a single unnecessary click. The Razor HD 4000 GB also comes with a premium carry case, utility clip, and CR2 battery.
Skinner Sights Levergun Light Mount
Want to add a light to your lever-action rifle without looking too “Tacticool?” Skinner Sights’ new Levergun Light Mount may be just what you are looking for. Machined from solid-aluminum bar stock, this ambidextrous mount allows a light or accessory to be mounted on either side of the gun. Sleek and trim, it follows the lines of the fore end and allows scabbard carry with the light removed. It fits most popular firearm lights using standard Picatinny mounting. The mount weighs only 2.5 ounces; no gunsmithing is required.
White River Hunter (Model Number: WRHNT-BBL)
Designed by Owen Baker Jr., the White River Hunter is made from precision-ground, heat-treated and cryogenically tempered CPM S35VN. The razor-sharp edge is then leather honed so hunters can easily process animals of any size, as well as handle any tasks encountered on the hunt. The ergonomic Micarta handle and recessed finger choil make for a sure and secure grip. The blade is 3.5” long and the overall length of the knife is 8.25”. Like all White River Knives, it is 100% made in the USA and guaranteed for life. It includes a multi-position Kydex sheath.
Chota Blue Line Deluxe Stocking Foot Chest Wader
The Chota Blue Line Deluxe All Terrain Chest Wader is designed to fit more men, more comfortably, using the innovative REEL-FITTM sizing system. With thirteen chest-to-waist convertible sizes, all featuring an extra-wide heavy-duty tactical-grade wading belt, improved Duc’s suspender system, double-sided fleece-lined hand warmer pocket, reinforced 5-ply lower leg, knees, and seat area, water-resistant zippered chest and interior pockets, and 4 mm ergonomic neoprene booties—the Chota Blue Line is lightweight and heavy duty all at once. Unsurpassed fit, comfort, agility, and performance are characteristics of this wader.
Hi-Point Firearms JXP 10 Semi-auto Pistol
The Hi-Point Firearms JXP 10 semi-auto pistol has a 5.2-inch threaded barrel, polymer frame, all-weather exterior coating with new-style slide and non-slip grips, combined with its lifetime warranty. Chambered in 10mm and being 100% American made makes this heavy hitter a new favorite. The 10mm is well known for its knockdown power and this is the perfect sidearm when outside in any area that has big toothy critters. It comes with a 10-round magazine. The pistol is also compatible with a Crimson Trace RMR-style red-dot sight, available now at many local gun shops.
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