Anyone who has read my stuff knows that I like thump. I like things that go thump. By thump I mean I like shooting things that really lay the smackdown on critters when I’m hunting. And that is why I am now in total archery love with the new Carbon Express PileDriver arrows. Continue reading
A few years back at an outdoor media event sponsored by Remington Arms, I was headed to handle some new variations of the Model 700 rifle. As soon as I stepped up to the table, the rep handed me a handy-looking rifle with a green composite stock and the most unusual thing I’d seen that day, a funny looking barrel.
I came home from the store one day and tried to sneak the new fishing rod into the house. My wife caught me as I headed for the basement and immediately saw that I was trying to hide something. “New fishing rod, huh?” she asked, knowing the answer. Yep. When I told her I got a good deal on a new Cabela’s XMLTi rod, she said, “Whatever.” My wife loves to fish, but could generally not care much about the actual gear. It was only a few hours later when she came storming down the stairs demanding to know how good of a deal I had gotten. Guess she looked up the rod on the website. DOH! I slept on the couch for a few days, but this rod was worth it.
There are those guns you dream of owning. You know the ones I mean. Where the price tags eclipse the one on the truck in your driveway and you know you’ll likely never own for fear of infinite nights on the couch. I have the same dream list, but I also have a wish list for guns that are more about function than price. These are guns that I’ve seen and thought I’d really love to own, but for one reason or another, have never bought. Continue reading
A few years ago, I worked for one of the major outdoor retailers and we were putting on a “demo day” for some of the folks that didn’t have a lot of experience with the outdoors. We had a selection of the products we sold and had set up areas for the folks to go to so they got a taste of the life and maybe found some new hobbies. One of the areas we had was a muzzleloader selection of several popular guns. The buyer for black powder had sent along a new gun that had just come in and we kind of forgot to use it until afterwards when it was just a bunch of us playing around. Some one commented that we forgot to try out the new CVA gun and so we got out the Wolf.
I used to always carry a cheap hatchet with me when I went afield but after getting tired of lugging around a heavy hatchet and poor cutting performance, I stopped. Then one day I bought a Gerber Camp Axe. The weight was far less than anything I had used before and I was sure it would be good, knowing Gerber’s quality.
When I decided to look into better hearing protection, I was pleasantly surprised by the Howard Leight Impact Sport Earmuff. Why surprised? Because they were really comfortable, worked extremely well and cost a fraction of what I thought I was going to have to pay for such things. Continue reading
Some items we take for granted when it comes to hunting gear. I used to take my headlamp for granted. I had a cheap one that seemed to work just fine until, or course, it didn’t.
When I went to replace it, I found that for a few bucks more, I could get something that worked much better. Continue reading
I wanted to fletch some arrows with Bohning Blazers, and I wanted to wrap the arrows as well. When I went to pick up the needed materials, I got to looking at the Extreme Archery Products Shrink Fletch System. Here was a crested set of Blazer vanes and all I needed for setting it up on my arrow shaft was a little boiling water. This I had to try.
If I were to be in a life-or-death struggle, I’d want every advantage I could get and that is why I am a big fan of the Taurus 24/7 OSS pistol.