SPRING 2022 GEAR SHOP
The Spring 2022 Gear Shop is just loaded with so many new and exiting items to make your next hunting trip a success from rifles and optics to knives and ammo and everything in between.
Henry All-Weather Lever Action .45-70 Side Gate
The Henry All-Weather Lever Action .45-70 Side Gate takes Henry’s hardest-working big-bore rifle and propels it into new levels of versatility with the inclusion of a side-loading gate. With hard chrome-plated metal surfaces and an industrial-grade, weather-resistant coating on the hardwood, this rifle is built from the ground up for outdoorsmen.
Nightforce NX8 2.5-20×50 Riflescope
The NX8 2.5-20×50 builds upon the rugged, reliable, and repeatable legacy of Nightforce’s NXS line built over more than 20 years. Despite the compact size, the NX8 F2 riflescopes feature Nightforce’s ZeroStop turret, DigIllum reticle illumination, power throw lever, and several new purpose-built F2 reticles. The optical system uses ED lenses to allow for great optical quality in a system with an 8x zoom ratio and short overall length. The new MOAR-CF2 and MIL-CF2 reticles are calibrated at 20x and provide users with an open center with dot and intuitive numbering of subtensions for a clear view of the target and fast holds anywhere in the reticle. For hunters or shooters who prefer a reticle in the second focal plane that stays consistent in size throughout the magnification range, the Nightforce NX8 F2 scopes will take your capabilities to a whole new level.
Fenix HM65R Rechargeable Headlamp
This rechargeable headlamp puts out a serious amount of light—a whopping 1400 lumens—which will really light up your way. We have used it hunting, fishing and clamming and like the option of three intensity settings on the dual-spotlight headlamp. This provides the spectrum from dim to super bright, giving you a versatile range of light options. The primary power option is a single 18650 battery; as a secondary option, you can also power the HM65R with two CR123A batteries. The HM65R also features a USB type-C charging port to facilitate charging of the 18650 battery that is included.
Spyderco Moran Upswept
Spyderco’s Moran fixed-blade hunting knives were designed by the late Bill Moran, a legendary figure in custom knifemaking and founder of the American Bladesmith Society. The Moran Upswept faithfully captures the spirit of Moran’s signature style, combining clean, elegant lines with practical functionality. Its trailing-point blade is full-flat ground from VG-10 stainless steel to give it phenomenal edge geometry and edge retention for game preparation and general outdoor use. The ergonomic handle is injection molded from durable fiberglass-reinforced nylon (FRN) and features Kraton rubber inlays that ensure a secure grip in even the most demanding conditions. A favorite of serious hunters for decades, this time-tested design comes complete with a custom-molded Boltaron sheath and a multi-position G-Clip mount configurable for a wide spectrum of carry positions. Best of all, the knife and sheath together weigh only 5.2 ounces, offering serious cutting capability in a lightweight package.
Kenetrek Corrie II Hiker
The Corrie II Hiker is built for the long, arduous haul yet weighs in at only 3.2 pounds per pair and feels like a second skin when it comes to agility and control. The word “Corrie” aptly means, “a half-open steep-sided hollow on a mountainside,” which is where this boot excels—light and grippy Grapon outsoles, and the added K-Straps tie the base of the heel to the seven-inch, double- and triple-stitched padded upper, keeping you in complete comfort and control wherever you go. Add in a waterproof, breathable Windtex membrane, a 5 mm full-length nylon midsole, and a reinforced toe and heel atop the Kenetrek Supportive Footbed, and this light hiker is a heavy-duty boot.
Diamond D Outdoors Denali Chest Holster
The Denali Chest Holster is a ballistic-nylon chest holster that is rugged, comfortable and provides a universal fit for your handgun. It’s been designed and tested in Alaska and built to withstand the most challenging weather conditions while providing unmatched comfort and versatility. The Denali Chest Holster is designed to be worn tight on your chest for one-handed, quick-and-easy drawing. It’s handmade in the USA and offers a streamlined, minimalist design, providing the most universal fitting and comfortable chest holster on the market.
Pristine Ventures PR-49
Float fish and hunt expert Larry Bartlett is long-time friend and innovator in the industry. Among his accomplishments, he’s developed a variety of boats that are well suited for hauling heavy loads in shallow rivers. Among them is the amazing PR-49. The 9-foot raft weighs in under 25 pounds and sports an 850-pound load capacity, allowing you to float heavy loads with a very shallow draft. Our team has had experience with this boat, and all are astounded with its performance.
Ibex Men’s Woolies 2 Crew and Bottoms
Woolies Tech is regarded as one of the best base layers on the market, and it makes the perfect hunting layer. This merino-wool base layer is built to keep you warm and dry; it’s 81% merino wool with a nylon core for durability. Raglan sleeves allow extra movement and comfort, while flatlock seams prevent chafing (even when you’re wearing a pack). The tops have optional thumbholes for easy layering under mid-layers and gloves.
Otis Elite Range Box
The Elite Range Box is the gun cleaning kit that has it all. This universal gun cleaning kit provides proper cleaning for all rifles, pistols, shotguns and inline muzzleloaders. It includes 16 bore brushes plus everything needed for complete breech-to-muzzle cleaning, four Ripcords (.22/.223 cal, .30/.308 cal, .38 cal/9mm and 12 gauge) for quick cleaning in the field, the B.O.N.E. Tool which makes cleaning the bolt-carrier assembly of MSR/AR-style rifles a breeze, and Shooter’s Choice chemicals (1/2-ounce and 4-ounce bottle of FP-10 Lubricant Elite plus 10 cc syringe of Grease). It includes over 60 components all contained in a portable range box that doubles as a gun vice for stability while cleaning.
Stone Glacier Grumman Down Jacket
Weighing in at a mere 11.8 ounces, this down jacket is the definition of light, warm and packable. We hunted in it in 2021 and were very impressed. The combination of a Pertex Quantum shell with HyperDRY 850+ Fill Power DWR-treated down makes this a highly technical insulation piece that fits into a small stuff sack. Worn under the Stone Glacier M7 Jacket, this system will keep you warm and dry.
Alaska Game Bags
Keep your big-game meat clean and safe from dirt, debris, adverse weather, insects, and predators after the hunt with Alaska Game Bags. Super tough, lightweight, durable, and tailored specifically for moose and other big game, these big 60” quarter bags come pre-rolled for packability and easy use in the field. Designed to be stronger and more durable than the average game bag, the bags are breathable, virtually tear-resistant, odor-free, and reusable. Bags form-fit around the meat put inside to eliminate bulky excess material. We’ve used these bags for many years and can attest to their quality.
Black Hills Ammunition 10mm HoneyBadger Hunting Ammunition
Black Hills is introducing the 10mm HoneyBadger for 2022. This bullet has deep flutes designed for optimum terminal performance without reliance on hollow points. The bullet penetrates deeply, cutting through bone and muscle to get to vitals. This is important on all hunting rounds, but particularly so when you’re relying on your handgun for protection, including the possibility of bear attack. The sharp frontal edges of the solid-copper bullet enhance efficient penetration, the flutes then gather, redirect, and accelerate the tissue radially from the bullet, creating damage comparable or superior to the best hollow point. The 10mm load provides a velocity of 1600 fps from a 5-inch handgun. Additionally, penetration in 10% ballistic gelatin is over 50% greater than that of hollow points while generating larger wound cavities. If you’re relying on a 10mm pistol while trekking the wilds, the Black Hills HoneyBadger is a solid choice for your defense.
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