The TS-82™ Xtreme Hi-Def™ 20-70x spotting scope meets, and exceeds, the quality, resolution, brilliance, and fidelity of the most highly respected European spotting scopes, many of which come with much higher price tags. The 82mm objective lens helps with outstanding low-light performance, and the magnesium alloy body saves weight, yet it is extraordinarily strong and resistant to thermal shock.
HD fluorite glass provides the truest, most brilliant color and razorsharp resolution, and lenses are fully broadband multicoated. Available with straight or angled eyepieces and with an extensive range of accessories available, the TS-82 provides an eye-opening experience.
For more information, go to http://www.nightforceoptics.com.
Loaded with specialized features while remaining intuitive to use, the Mountain Hauler 6200 is a technical load-hauling pack built for the backcountry hunter. Designed to efficiently haul everything a hunter will need for extended trips and capable of comfortably carrying it all out with a successful harvest, the Mountain Hauler is built to expand the possibilities of demanding mountain pursuits. Available in GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Subalpine and Open Country.
For more information, go to www.sitkagear.com.
The Hunter Elite Lite Rifle System is the most complete long-range package in the industry. These turnkey systems are individually proven accurate to 950+ yards. It is available in several calibers to meet all of your hunting and shooting needs. This package is built with a lighter stock than our original Hunter Elite and comes in three exclusive stippling colors – Graystone, Foliage, and Midnight Blue. The Hunter Elite Lite stock is a BOTW proprietary design with hand-laid fiberglass and carbon fiber reinforcement.
For more information, go to http://www.thebestofthewest.net.
With over 30% more down fill than the closest competitor and weighing in at a mere 25 oz., the Chamberlin Puffy provides the industry’s best warmth-to-weight, highly-packable insulation for the coldest conditions. Utilizing a revolutionary blend of premium, 800- fill down and 37.5 fibers, we have created a jacket with greater loft and moisture transfer rates than conventional parkas. Body-mapped to maximize heat retention and minimize weight, the Chamberlin is engineered with non-sewnthrough baffling in the core and a heavily-insulated collar and 3D Turret hood that still preserves field of view.
Lightweight and compressible, this jacket is the perfect insulator for late-season backcountry hunts. Tricot-lined hand pockets are oriented to the inside of the down fill to protect hands when temps drop, while interior stash pockets provide transparent storage for gloves, a hat, or a GPS. The exterior of the jacket is treated with a DWR to repel moisture and cut wind, while an articulated fit protects range of motion. All of these features come together to make the Chamberlin jacket the answer for the hunter who demands serious warmth for extended late-season expeditions.
For more information, go to www.firstlite.com.
The ZULU9 from SIG SAUER Electro-Optics will be expanded to include a new model with increased magnification and a larger objective. The ZULU9 binocular combines the premium Abbe-Koenig prism system with SIG SAUER’s industry-leading HDX optical design for up to 95% light transmission, delivering extreme brightness when it counts in low-light and twilight hunting viewing conditions.
For enhanced ruggedness and durability, this 56mm binocular incorporates a magnesium housing surrounding the fully multicoated Abbe-Koenig prism system. Multi-position twist-up eyecups create generous eye relief, while the durable rubber armor further protects the ZULU9 with an ergonomic non-slip STEALTH ID™ grip design. The ZULU9 is waterproof (IPX-7 rated for complete water immersion up to one meter) and fog proof. It is tripod-compatible and includes tethered objective lens covers, a deluxe neck/shoulder strap, a lens cloth, and a premium padded ballistic nylon case.
9x45 - $1,379.99
11x45 - $1,439.99
15x56 - $1,599.99
For more information, go to http://www.sigoptics.com.
Phone Skope’s Skoped Vision is an adapter that allows you to record what you’re seeing through a riflescope through your phone. Skoped Vision is a two-piece system, consisting of a Phone Skope phone-specific phone case and the universal riflescope adapter. Skoped Vision features a binding mechanism that allows for quick attachment and detachment. It works with most riflescopes.
Skoped Vision allows you to look through a riflescope as normal and does not alter nor hinder your field of view. You attach your phone to the bayonet mount on the side of the adapter using a Phone Skope phone-specific phone case. You can then take pictures or record video of everything you are viewing or shooting through the riflescope.
For more information, go to www.phoneskope.com.
Redesigned for 2018, a newly updated flip-top lid opens and locks into place with greater ease for more efficient onehanded use and faster access to your glass. When carrying a bow or rifle in one hand, the harness can be easily opened and the binoculars removed and replaced with the other hand. We added a hook and loop attachment feature at the bottom of the system that allows for easy, secure attachment of the KUIU Rangefinder Holder HL and KUIU Ammo Holder HL. Increased sizing accommodates a larger range of binoculars, taking into account recent changes to the most popular binoculars on the market.
Breathable Spacer Air Mesh with anti-odor treatment on the chest and back panels has increased comfort and performance. There is no elastic in the webbing, which allows the binocular harness to hold close to your chest and prevent sag and bounce when crawling or running. The harness allows for a full range of motion while the binoculars are in use. When worn properly, the pouch will not fall forward and the weight will be distributed evenly around your entire torso, eliminating pressure points and creating a weightless feeling.
MSRP: Large - $85; XL - $90
For more information, go to http://www.kuiu.com.
A high-end spotter without the high-end price tag, the new for 2018 Viper HD spotting scope series stands poised to dominate as a best-in-class optic. The HD optical system coupled with lenses fully multi-coated with XR coatings delivers stunning image quality and low light performance. Exterior lenses are protected by ArmorTek.
The ultra smooth, fluid, and sleek helical-style focus dials in your image for ultra sharp viewing as well as keeps the spotter’s profile trim for ultimate packability. A utilitarian feature, the large surface area of the helical focus is easy to find and operate. The twist up eyecup on the included eyepiece ensures customized eye-relief for the viewer.
Adjustable collar allows the spotter to rotate for comfortable, versatile, multiangle viewing. Rubber armoring protects the spotter from impacts and delivers unfaltering in-the-field durability.
MSRP: 20-60x85 Angled or Straight – $1,099.99
15-45x65 Angled or Straight – $849.99
For more information, go to www.vortexoptics.com.
The 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge was designed to achieve the highest levels of accuracy, flat trajectory, and extended range performance in a sensibly designed, compact package. Dubbed the big brother to the 6.5 Creedmoor, the 6.5 PRC fits in short or medium actions with a standard magnum bolt face (.532"). Its efficient case geometry features a long cartridge case neck and 30 degree cartridge case shoulder.
Utilizing moderate powder charges that result in repeatable accuracy, low recoil, and reasonable barrel life, the 6.5 PRC produces high velocities with performance well beyond 1,000 yards. It is available in loaded Hornady ammunition, 6.5 PRC 143 grain ELD-X Precision Hunter and 6.5 PRC 147 grain ELD Match.
Rifle makers currently chambering the 6.5 PRC include: Christensen Arms, Fierce Firearms, GA Precision, Gunwerks, Hill Country Rifles, Horizon Firearms, McRee Precision, Montana Rifles, PROOF Research, Savage Firearms, Sauer, Stuteville Precision, and Seekins Precision.
MSRP: $38.99 - 6.5 PRC 143 grain ELD-X Precision Hunter
MSRP: $36.99 - 6.5 PRC 147 grain ELD Match
For more information, go to http://www.hornady.com.
Executing technical, long-range shots requires a riflescope with application-specific features and rock-solid build quality to ensure accurate, reliable, and repeatable performance every time you squeeze the trigger. The all-new Strike Eagle riflescopes from Vortex boast those features in a trim, lightweight, durable package. The incredibly versatile 6X zoom range lets shooters engage targets from intermediate to extended ranges. An XD optical system, using lenses fully multicoated with antireflective coatings, delivers crisp, bright images.
Glass-etched, second-focal-plane reticles give detailed MOA-based hold points when shooting off the reticle, yet remain visually clean for optimal viewing. The fast-focus eyepiece adjusts easily, guaranteeing the reticle always appears sharp.
Built on a 30mm, single-piece, anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum tube, these scopes offer an impressive 120 MOA (3-18x44) and 85 MOA (4-24x50) of elevation travel. Exposed laser-etched turrets are easily accessible, feature a zeroreset, and track true. The illumination dial is integrated into the left side parallax/side focus adjustment knob. O-ring sealed and nitrogen gas purged for waterproof, fogproof performance.
MSRP: 3-18x44 – $599.99; 4-24x50 – $699.99
For more information, go to www.vortexoptics.com.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has introduced the VX-Freedom line, part of a new series of riflescopes that deliver relentless reliability and elite optical performance at a price point that’s impossible to disagree with, especially given that the line is designed, machined, and assembled in the United States.
The VX-Freedom series delivers excellent performance in low-light situations and is exceptional at glare management, thanks to the proprietary Leupold Twilight Light Management System. A combination of lens coatings and physical design elements in the riflescope itself, the Twilight Light Management System helps hunters make the most of low-light conditions found at dawn and dusk. Military spec lens coatings provide abrasion resistance, protecting the riflescope in the most challenging terrain. An ergonomically advanced power selector ring is low-profile, but it provides exceptional grip and ease of use, even in the cold, wet, or when wearing gloves.
The VX-Freedom will initially be available in some of the industry’s most popular magnification ranges, such as 1.5-4x20, 2-7x33, 3-9x40, 3-9x50, and 4-12x40. All VX-Freedom models offer second focal plane reticles and one-inch maintubes. The series will support muzzleloader, rimfire, and centerfire options for consumers. Duplex, Pig-Plex, and the new Rimfire MOA, Tri-MOA, and UltimateSlam reticles will be available.
For more information, go to http://www.leupold.com.
The Vapor SD is a featherweight, ultra-packable, waterproof jacket for training in unpredictable conditions. The cutting-edge GORE-TEX® SHAKEDRY™ technology creates a permanent beading surface and removes the face fabric of the garment, resulting in an incredibly lightweight and 100% waterproof jacket. The Vapor easily fits in a pocket to provide peace of mind on long runs and exposed ridge traverses.
For more information, go to www.sitkagear.com.
Developed with a 100% proprietary chassis system and weighing less than 7 lbs., the Modern Precision Rifle is built to tackle your next big adventure. The chassis is machined from 7075 billet aluminum and features V-block bedding to promote superior accuracy. Other features include an adjustable folding stock with a locking hinge mechanism, an oversized fluted bolt knob, and black nitride-coated bolt, receiver, and muzzle brake. The Modern Precision Rifle is built with an aerograde carbon fiber barrel, free-floating handguard, and adjustable comb and is guaranteed to shoot sub MOA. Initial caliber offerings include 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win. in a variety of barrel lengths.
For more information, go to http://www.christensenarms.com.
The New Flatline Stabilizer features Mathews’ exclusive dampening technology in a new EHS Nano configuration for added vibration dampening and enhanced stabilization. The EHS Nano is paired with a high modulus carbon fiber rod and precision-machined end cap weights to ensure ultimate rigidity, while allowing you to control the amount of added weight. The Flatline Stabilizer comes in six different finishes and in 6" and 8" versions.
The 2018 TRIAX is highly maneuverable, deadly accurate, and the quietest, most vibration-free bow Mathews has ever built. It operates off of a 28" ATA platform with a 6" brace height and is powered by the award-winning, highly efficient, and extremely accurate Crosscentric™ Cam system, producing speeds up to 343 fps.
The TRIAX features new 3D Damping Technology that works to control the three perceived axes of vibration stemming from the point of contact. The design and location of the new Enhanced Harmonic Stabilizer (EHS) diminishes all three paths of that residual vibration, drastically reducing post-shot noise and virtually eliminating felt recoil. This new location also transfers weight in front of and below the grip for a lower center of gravity, resulting in increased stability and easier aiming.
MSRP: Flatline Stabilizer - $139.99 | TRIAX - $1,099
For more information, go to www.mathewsinc.com.