The warmest gear for cold weather hunts has no sleeves and is less than 1/4" thick.
Last year, Pnuma revolutionized base layers with the introduction of the IconX Base Layer System. Now, we’ve taken next-to-skin warmth and base layer performance to a new level. Actually, three – low, medium, and high. Introducing the IconX Heated Core Vest with carbon fiber heating elements across your front mid-section, kidneys, and base of your neck to provide constant, efficient heat at the setting of your choice. Six and a half hours of heat at the low setting creates 100 degrees of heat per charge of the 7.4V Lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
This vest has incredible warmth, absolutely no bulk, is totally quiet, and provides complete freedom of movement. Plus, you get the unparalleled wicking and muscle support of IconX. Now your warmest piece of gear for cold weather hunts is also the coolest.
For more information, go to www.pnumaoutdoors.com.
The KILO2400ABS is the world’s most advanced rangefinder, featuring an embedded Applied Ballistics calculator, onboard environmental sensors, and Bluetooth for synchronizing custom profiles with a free, downloadable ballistic app for both iOS and Android smartphones. The KILO2400ABS solves the shooting solution and provides windage and elevation adjustments in MOA or MRAD instantly. Included with the KILO2400ABS is a tripod adapter, smartphone jack WindMETER, ballistic nylon Molle kit bag, and nylon carry pouch. A lanyard, three spare batteries, and SIG SAUER Tactical pen/stylus also come standard with every KILO2400ABS. This product has all the tools to get you up and running for long-range precision target shooting and hunting.
KILO2400ABS Highlighted Features:
For more information, go to www.sigsauer.com/store/kilo2400abs.html.
I have had the opportunity to use all of the tents KUIU has made in all conditions, from early season scouting to late winter hunts, and I have been thoroughly impressed with them. They are lightweight and durable, which is a necessity on backpack hunts, and they will hold up to anything Mother Nature throws at them. When I heard KUIU was designing a new, very versatile shelter, I made sure to get a prototype to test. I was excited when I finally got my hands on the new Summit Refuge 3P. My boys and I were able to test it in August and September in Idaho and Montana.
I really liked the versatility of the Summit Refuge 3P. On the first trip, we were headed into the high country and I knew bugs were not going to be a problem. It was my three boys and me, so I chose to only take the shelter/fly and the floor. There was plenty of room for the four of us.
On another trip, we were putting in bear baits in northern Idaho and decided to also take the fly, tent body, and floor due to bugs. We set up the shelter and floor first to see how easy it was to add the tent body after it was already set up. It was easier than I thought it would be as we just laid out the tent body, lifted the trekking poles a couple inches off the ground, slid the tent body ports under the trekking poles, and then placed them back on the ground. We raised the top mesh to the roof and clipped everything in and then we were done. We were able to use the Summit Refuge on a number of other trips, and it continued to impress me. It is very spacious with large vestibules at each end, and it is easy to set up. My boys liked it so much they spent a couple nights in it sleeping in the yard.
If you are a backpack hunter and you are looking for a versatile shelter, the KUIU Summit Refuge 3P is a great choice. You can use it in any of the following configurations: shelter/fly, shelter/fly with floor, or shelter/fly with tent body. This is the perfect setup for someone who is looking for a versatile, durable shelter and who wants to cut weight from their current shelter. The shelter alone is worth carrying during late season hunts where you may need an emergency shelter. The extra 1 lb. 9 oz. of weight is a great insurance policy if you get caught in an unexpected storm. It would be a lot safer and more comfortable than just putting on all of your raingear and waiting out the storm.
Overall, I really liked the Summit Refuge 3P. I am very excited to see the zip-in stove jack KUIU is coming out with. Having the ability to dry gear on late season hunts is a game changer.
For more information, go to www.kuiu.com.
The Hunter Elite Shooting System is a turnkey system developed, manufactured, and validated by The Best of the West. To achieve a value-priced system, BOTW focused on streamlining five major categories without cutting the quality:
Barreled Action – BOTW custom 700-style stainless steel action machined to the best of CNC practices to maintain strict tolerances. It has a one-piece machined bolt with M16-style extractor for flawless feeding and extraction. All metal surfaces are coated to prevent rusting.
Barrel – Hand-selected stainless steel premium match grade barrels, proprietary muzzle brake with forward slanted hole design that will reduce recoil, and unwanted muzzle jump also coated to prevent rusting. The barrel can be fluted in straight or spiral pattern.
Stock – Molded composite, hybrid sporter-tactical style that is conducive to accuracy.
Trigger – Custom Timney trigger that performs with the same precision and feel each and every time it's pulled.
Optic – A Huskemaw Blue Diamond 4-16x42 long-range scope complements each rifle for precision accuracy. Huskemaw turrets are laser engraved to match the exact trajectory of that individual rifle and load. The Huskemaw Advantage incorporates patented windage-enabled technology designed to work in tandem with the Hunt Smart Reticle.
The whole package includes scope, scope installation with ring lapping and alignment, two custom RFBC turrets, 20 rounds of BOTW Signature Series ammunition, and a TSA-approved foam-lined hard case.
MSRP: Rifle only – $2,600; Standard package starts at $3,995.
For more information, go to www.longrangestore.com.
The rigid steel frame and modular chassis design make the Tipton Ultra Gun Vise the most versatile gun vise on the market. Different modules can be quickly moved, rearranged, or removed anywhere along the rail. The overmolded rubber contact pads throughout the device prevent damage to your firearm. The unique ball and socket articulating clamp pads allow for them to adapt to any surface or any gun. The new vise comes equipped with leveling feet on all corners to make scope leveling easier and more accurate.
For precision long-range rifles, accurate scope mounting is critical to being on target at long ranges. The Dual Clamp Technology rigidly holds any gun shape in place. The unique tube frame structure allows for complete access to your rifle. The Fast-Turn knobs allow for quick clamping and help prevent overtightening. The front and rear clamps are both height and length adjustable. The Ultra Gun Vise comes with the AR Vise Block module for working on and cleaning AR-15s. The modular system allows you to clamp components like AR upper assemblies without needing to have them attached to the lowers.
The Ultra Gun Vise is designed to work with break action firearms. You can clamp the forward/barrel while leaving the rear to swing open. It also works with pistols, allowing you to mount optics or clean efficiently. It can be used to work on archery equipment as well while installing accessories on your bow. The two rearrangeable and removable accessory trays keep critical parts organized and easily accessible when you need them. The engineered glass-filled nylon construction provides a high level of rigidity while preventing damage to your firearm, and the stainless steel reinforcing plates throughout the design provide reinforcement and rigidity. The Ultra Gun Vise will stand up to years of hard use and ensure accuracy in any weapon.
For more information, go to www.bitbrands.com/product/ultra-gun-vise/.
The technologies and fabrics used in Kryptek's new "Altitude" Collection are like nothing else in the hunting market, but they are not new to the outdoor industry. With a ski and mountaineering apparel history going back to 1950, the Schoeller Textiles fabrics and technologies used in this collection are the same as the world's premier mountaineering brands, such as Arc'Teryx, Solomon, Black Diamond, Aether, Mountain Force, KJUS, and Mission Workshop. These technologies include C-ChangeTM laminates, Nano-SphereTM finish waterproofing, DryskinTM wicking, and many others. Kryptek is the only hunting brand in North America that has accessed a relationship with Schoeller Textiles and leveraged these premium technologies. Extensively tested in austere hunting conditions in Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Alaska, the Canadian Northwest Territories, New Zealand, Mexico, and the Continental U.S., this series is best in class and the first ever of its kind offered to the hunting market.
"I had the privilege of trying out the new Altitude for my 2016 hunting season. I put it through rigorous testing from spring bear on the Alaska Peninsula to fall season in the Wrangells, and then finished my season in Montana deer and elk hunting. I wore it approximately 130 days in just about every weather condition imaginable, and it didn't fail to perform. Kryptek Altitude performed so well that my packer and hunter lost track of me while sheep hunting. I was only 100 yards in front of them trying to find a safe path up the mountain and they couldn't see me. I highly recommend the new Altitude and any of the Kryptek gear for that matter, which is proudly worn by all the Majestic Mountain crew and clients. Keep up the good work!"
— Jeff Chadd, Alaska Master Guide and Montana Guide/Outfitter
For more information and pricing, go to www.kryptek.com.
The Best of the West introduces their most current shooting system development for 2017 – the all-new long-range muzzleloader that takes accuracy and convenience to a new level.
The BOTW came up with a bullet that does not need a sabot. The Best of the West's Express Priming System is a patent-pending system that will feed five from the magazine, just like a centerfire rifle, making it capable of the fastest reprime in the industry. Brass inserts are utilized for this system, and they can be reprimed up to 10 times each with the priming tools. With an advertised BC of .453, the bullet used by this system maintains over 1,000 foot pounds of energy at 800 yards.
The BOTW knew with no sabot, the effectiveness of a muzzle brake could be maximized. This one is designed to direct the bulk of the smoke to the sides. In addition to the brake, there is a specially designed crown that allows powder to be poured freely into the bore without getting stuck or falling out of the ports.
The BOTW Long-Range Muzzleloader System is made complete by a 4-16x42 Huskemaw scope. Huskemaw Optics offers the only scopes that feature patented Windage-Enabled technology and the Hunt Smart reticle. This muzzleloader system is legal in muzzleloader-only hunts in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and many other states.
The package includes:
MSRP: The complete system package starts at $5,495. The base gun only is $3,400
For more information, go to www.thebestofthewest.net.
If you haven't looked through one, look through one. Better yet, just get one and hunt with it. You won't be disappointed. That probably sounds boisterous, but we really are that confident. These scopes flat out rock. They are optically off the charts, lightweight, and tough as nails. They aren't cheap, but when you consider what you are getting, they are more than worth the cost. They are the perfect complement to any mountain or sporting rifle.
Simple, yet elegant, this riflescope is built to exceed expectations, no matter the person or extreme hunts they take it on.
HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass, an APO apochromatic lens system, XR Plus premium fully multi-coated lenses, and ArmorTek® on exterior lenses combine to deliver stunning image quality. Tack-sharp resolution from edge to edge, coupled with its ultra-forgiving eye box, serves up a sight picture nothing short of impressive.
The new HSR-4 BDC and G4-BDC reticles are super clean, yet highly versatile for optimal target acquisition and pinpoint accuracy.
The body of the scope features a 1" tube diameter and is machined from a single solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum. O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust, and debris from penetrating the riflescope for reliable performance in all environments. Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
Rifle hunters and shooters looking for a lightweight, optically superior riflescope that tracks true will find their match with the Razor HD LH.
Available Sizes: 1.5-8x32, 2-10x40, and 3-15x42
MSRP: Starting at $949.99
For more information, go to www.vortexoptics.com.
The Vapor Stormlight Jacket is an ultra-compressible rainwear piece built for fast, light approaches and active mountain hunts. This jacket is ideal for hunters who require packable rain protection in variable weather conditions while operating in the backcountry.
Isaiah Joner of Huntin' Fool had this to say about the Vapor Stormlight Jacket, "I spent a little time in the rain this weekend zipped up in the First Lite Vapor rain jacket, and I will say that I was quite impressed. This jacket is extremely lightweight and breathable. The waxy texture of the jacket allows the water to ball up and shed off immediately. I think this would be a great jacket to have in your pack 24/7 for an emergency situation or for a warmer weather hike that's not super physical. If you are trying to cut weight on a hunt and don't need all the technical features of other jackets and models out there, the First Lite Vapor is a good option."
MSRP: Solid $275 / Camo $300
Sizes: SM, MD, LG, XL, 2X
For more information, go to www.firstlite.com.
The P2PX-AA is the new rifle we are building for hunters who want to do it themselves. The purpose of the rifle is to make it more affordable for everyone. It starts with our custom action and a match grade barrel with muzzle break and jeweled trigger, bedded in an H-S Precision stock. This allows you to do your own load development or shoot the factory ammo of your choice. Also, we will allow you to put on the optics of your choice.
You can choose the caliber of the rifle, and your options are 300 RUM, 28 Nosler, 6.5 x 284, or 7mm Rem Mag. The barrel of the rifle is not fluted, and it has a recoil pad.
Huntin' Fool Professional Hunt Advisor Jeff Warren had this to say about the P2PX-AA, "I have to say, the thing I like most about this gun is the fact that it is so accurate with factory ammunition. I like the look and feel of the rifle, and I really love the price. The fact that it's customizable means that I can put my own scope on it, and I like the ability to work up my own load for the rifle."
For more information, go to www.redrockprecision.com.
The Huskemaw Blue Diamond and Tactical scope turrets are the "heart" of the Huskemaw Advantage. Patented dual stack, windage-enabled interlocking turrets have become very popular with competitive target shooters and hunters around the world.
These turrets used in conjunction with the patented Huskemaw Hunt Smart Reticle is an unbeatable combination of shooting technology. The interlocking turret design prevents any slippage or loss in target zero. Outer turrets can be calibrated for local shooting while the inner turrets can be built for hunts far from home. Huskemaw turrets are the only turrets with windage-enabled technology. They can be engraved for different elevations and environments, such as 2,000', 6,000', and 10,000'. There is 2,000' coverage above and below each set elevation and 20° F above and below each set temperature environment.
Dual stacked turrets can also be engraved for different bullets/loads, continuous revolutions for extremely long-range shooting, MOA, meters, or a blend of the above. Essentially, one double stack turret can handle shooting environments from 4,000' to 12,000' and temperatures from 10 to 70 degrees. Determining a correct firing solution is most important to an accurate "one shot" long-range hit using a Huskemaw turret.
The collection of accurate data prior to burning a turret is very important. Typically, the Huskemaw turret technician utilizes a 200 yard zero with the load selected for a customer's turret. Next, click values are recorded at a mid-range of 400 to 600 yards and a far range of 800-1,000 yards. Knowing the velocity and ballistic coefficient of a known bullet will give the turret technician the data needed to build an accurate turret.
Currently, muzzleloader hunters are finding out about the advantages of the Huskemaw line of Blue Diamond scopes with this new dual stack turret system. Muzzleloader bullets with a high ballistic coefficient are able to impact long-range targets consistently utilizing this system. Additionally, precise turrets are doubling the effective range of slug guns in the midwest and eastern states.
For more information, go to www.huskemawoptics.com.
Accuracy and terminal performance are the cornerstones of Hornady Precision Hunter factory-loaded ammunition. Propellants used in the Precision Hunter ammunition line are clean burning and loaded to uniform capacity for consistent shot-to-shot results, regardless of temperature. Featuring the radically superior ELD-X bullet with the Heat Shield tip, Precision Hunter is the ideal load for any hunting situation.
MSRP: $42.88-$126.85, depending on the caliber
For more information, go to www.hornady.com/store/Precision-Hunter/.
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Our most powerful outdoor innovations all in one unstoppable boot. Primaloft® and waterproof Gore-Tex® keep you warm and dry in any conditions. The Ortholite® sockliner delivers perfect fit and zero distractions. Exclusive UA Scent Control makes you virtually undetectable.
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