Skip to comments.Christmas Gifts for Hunters
Posted on 12/20/2018 5:09:10 AM PST by w1n1
The Christmas season is in full swing, and if you're looking for that special piece of hunting gear to get for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, the clock is ticking. That said, here are some items worth considering, gear Ive personally used. I know they work, Id suggest them to anyone, and, most importantly, I use them and plan on using them for years to come, thus stand behind them.
RIFLE SCOPES HAVE A wide range of purposes and price points, but one of the best bangs for the buck Ive ever seen is Leupolds VX-Freedom 3-9×40 CDS rifle scope (leupold.com). I recently put this scope, with a duplex crosshair, on my wifes .260 custom Nosler rifle, which was shooting 125 Nosler Partitions. We gave the folks at Leupold our specific ballistics and what yardage the rifle was zeroed in at, and they made us a custom dial turret.
OPTICS ARE SOME OF the most important pieces of gear I rely on, no matter where in the world Im hunting. This year I put Leupolds binocular and spotting scope lines to use in multiple situations. These optics are easy to use, offer a crisp image in a range of weather, and are durable.
I spent many hours behind each piece of glass, and eye fatigue was never an issue. Most importantly, these optics saved me valued time, allowing me to cover ground with my eyes, not my feet, and spot game that was hiding in the most obscure pieces of cover. For binoculars I carry on my person, I was impressed with both the Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD and the BX-5 Santiam HD.
WHILE ON THE TOPIC of rifle hunting, Im a believer in solid shooting rests, and advocate always taking shots at big game from a tripod shooting stick or gun-mounted bipod. I recently put a Javelin Bipod (javelinbipod.com) on one of my rifles, and was greatly impressed.
This unit is easy to install, and the fact that the extremely lightweight, durable, magnetic bipod can be removed from the receiver, which is mounted on the rifle stock, makes for easy, comfortable carrying of the gun. Read the rest of Christmas gifts for hunters.
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