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Minox Binocular Combines Quality Binocular and Compass

The latest addition to the growing family of high-quality MINOX sport optics is their new BN Nautic Line, developed specifically to meet the needs of serious water sports enthusiasts.

There is a choice of two core Nautic products. The flagship of the line is the BN 7×50 DC, with many innovative features, including a fully integrated digital compass, housed in a distinctive maritime-design body. With its multi-coated lens system, ample 7-power magnification and a 50mm objective lens, the binocular has a high twilight factor of 19 for sharp-image visibility, even in dim light conditions.

Special features and advantages of the Nautic DC include a digital compass that has an LED display in the center of the field of view, with precision, automated tilt function. It also has a digital barometric reading function, with air pressure reading; altimeter; thermometer; and a clock and stop watch. Twist-up eyecups and individual eyepiece adjustment are other benefits. It’s ready for rough duty with a robust rubber armoring housing and nitrogen filling, and is waterproof to 16 feet. Available with a white or black body. Retail price, $699.

The MINOX BN 7×50 C Nautic has the same basic binocular qualities, in a distinctive black-and-white body with rubber eyecups. This cost-effective model has an analog compass, without the added features of the Nautic DC. Retail price, $299.

Tom Ables, Venture Phone: 619-234-7312 or e-mail taventur@gmail.com

Built for Battle: Leupold® Covers Entire Spectrum of Tactical Optics Needs

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold‘s® intense focus on product development has culminated in a new generation of tactical riflescopes that cover the entire spectrum of optics requirements, from close quarters to extended ranges, for warfighters as well as competitive shooters.

In 2011, the Leupold Tactical Optics Division has launched innovative riflescopes including the Mark 4® 6.5-20x50mm Extended Range/Tactical (ER/T®) M5 Auto-Locking Adjustment model, the Mark 8™ 1.1-8x24mm CQBSS™ and the Mark 4 High Accuracy Multi-Range (HAMR™). The U.S. Army has chosen the ER/T M5 Auto-Locking Adjustment riflescope as the primary day optic for its newest sniper rifle, the XM2010. In addition, Leupold recently contracted with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to supply the CQBSS for use with M2 heavy machine guns and MK19 grenade machine guns. The Marine Corps sight will carry the M521 designation.

“Whatever the mission or application, whether the weapon is a sniper rifle or carbine, we have an optic that will help achieve success on the battlefield or in precision shooting competitions,” said Kevin Trepa, vice president of Leupold’s Tactical Division. “Our next-generation riflescopes are the result of a concentrated product development program with the military over the past couple years, and we will continue our hard work to meet the requirements of our warfighters and civilian shooters alike.”

The ER/T Auto-Locking Adjustment riflescope is specially designed and built with the military sniper in mind. It has an auto-locking elevation adjustment. This feature ensures that reticle adjustment is maintained during rough going and stressful conditions. Reticle options include the Horus™ H27 and H58, as well as Leupold’s Tactical Milling Reticle® (TMR®).

Versatile enough for close quarters battle as well as distances out to several hundred meters, the CQBSS is available with the new Horus H27D reticle or Leupold’s Military-Tactical Milling Reticle (M-TMR™). The M-TMR is designed to allow successful range estimation and target engagement with more flexibility than generally possible with other reticle styles.

Built for precise mid-range marksmanship and fast target acquisition, the HAMR features an illuminated CM-R2™ reticle. Leupold’s DeltaPoint™ reflex sight, utilizing either a 7.5-MOA Delta reticle or 3.5-MOA Dot reticle, can be attached to the HAMR, providing instant target acquisition capability at close quarters. (DeltaPoint and HAMR are available as a package.)

Other recent developments in the Leupold Tactical line include the Mark 4 Close Quarters/Tactical (CQ/T®) riflescope, which is now offered with the CM-R2 reticle; the Mark 4 20-60x80mm Tactical Spotting Scope available with the Mil Dot or TMR reticle; and the Mark 4 12-40x60mm Tactical Spotting Scope with the Horus H32 (standard or inverted) or H36 reticle (standard or inverted). In addition, the new Integral Mounting System (IMS™), created specifically for most AR and other tactical rifles, features a monolithic, cantilever design for strength and durability under the harshest conditions. The IMS eliminates problems associated with the two most common issues faced when mounting standard riflescopes to AR-style rifles: scope height and eye relief.

Leupold Tactical Optics undergo arduous environmental and impact testing to ensure they meet the highest quality standards for durability and dependability. Leupold Tactical Optics are backed by the company’s long history of customer-satisfaction warranties. For warranty information on specific products, call 1-800-LEUPOLD (Option 4) or email tacticaloptics@leupold.com. For additional product information, go to www.leupold.com.

Supported by a team of dedicated engineers, the Leupold Tactical Optics staff works with American warfighters, law enforcement personnel and competitive shooters to design and build products that meet their needs. Currently, more long-range Leupold Tactical Optics are in service with the U.S. military than any other brand.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs more than 700 people in its state-of-the-art facility near Beaverton, Ore., where Mark 4® and Golden Ring® optics are designed, machined and assembled. Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth-generation, family-owned company. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.


Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a Charter Supporter of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Heritage Foundation.

Patrick Mundy
(503) 526-1467

Pam Lo
Tactical Optics Division
(503) 520-4810

Jeff Patterson
(402) 437-6410

Hurricane Bag Targets Stops Them Cold With The Crossbolt Stop Crossbow Discharge Target

SUPERIOR, Wis. (July 11, 2011) – Crossbow hunting has surged enormously in popularity as an ever-growing number of states have accepted crossbows as a legal and practical means of taking game. In response, Hurricane Bag Targets has introduced its new Crossbolt Stop to safely and effectively discharge the energy stored in a drawn crossbow after the hunt. This lightweight, portable 12x12x12 bag target is perfect to set up inconspicuously near a treestand to discharge the crossbow before climbing down. Likewise, it’s an ideal means for still hunters to discharge a bolt before gear stowage in a vehicle.

With its new Tri-Core Technology and its high-contrast, hi-visibility Hurricane Eye aiming point, the Crossbolt Stop is unrivaled for its durability and performance. A heavy-duty handle on top makes carrying the Crossbolt Stop to your favorite treestand easy. With a pair of grommets securely fastened to the target’s top, a hunter can easily attach it to a low hanging tree branch 20 or 30 yards from a stand-well away from the game traffic lanes-in order to safely discharge a crossbow before exiting an elevated stand after the hunt has ended.

Safety, being paramount in any hunting expedition, dictates that a hunter should not climb any object with a loaded weapon in tow, and crossbow hunting is no exception, especially considering the enormous amount of energy stored in your crossbow’s limbs. Bringing Hurricane’s new Crossbolt Stop into the field will help you discharge that energy in a safe and controlled manner.

With a suggested retail price $29.99, a crossbow hunter can’t afford to hunt without the Crossbolt Stop.

Headquartered in Superior, WI, Field Logic is the manufacturer of the award-winning BLOCK Archery Targets including the BLOCK BLACK, BLOCK BLACK Crossbow, and BLOCK Classic. It also manufactures GlenDel 3D Targets, Hurricane Bag Targets, Shooter Buck 3D Archery Targets, Black Hole Targets and the IQ Bowsight. For additional information, visit the company websites at www.fieldlogic.com or www.hurricanebagtargets.com.

Karen Lutto (830)755-4308 karen@hunteroc.com
Mike Nischalke (703) 380-3595 mike@hunteroc.com

Champion Traps & Targets Unveils VisiColor Zombie Targets

ONALASKA, Wis. – July 8, 2011 – Champion® Traps & Targets announces new VisiColor™ Zombie Targets. Shooters were blasting these new targets at Outbreak Omega 4, a zombie-themed shoot in Morristown, MN on July 9. Look for these striking targets to arrive on store shelves before Labor Day weekend.

Vivid Options Make Shooters Engage and React
Champion’s new VisiColor Zombie Targets are reactive, engaging and provide instant feedback. VisiColor technology indicates different shot zones with different colors. Bright radiation green color indicates hits to zombie vital zones. Body shots deliver fluorescent yellow reactions. Misses and accidental hits to hostages and background areas appear white.

Champion’s proprietary ultra-visibility printing technology nearly brings these back-from-the-dead creatures to life. Movie-quality imagery enables “Eddie the Executive” and his freaky friends appear like they are walking right up the shooting alley. Impressive appearances take zombie realism to the next level and help separate these technologically-advanced targets from the competition.

A Variety of Options to Improve Accuracy
These 12-inch by 18-inch targets feature large shooting areas and stunning zombie images. Eight different targets provide a unique assortment of zombie foes in different situations-which makes blasting these moaning creatures a fun and ever-changing task.

Targets are available in two different 6-pack options with three separate target designs each. Two different 50-count bulk packages are also available. Shooting scenarios and images range from hostage situations and door breeches to zombie street attacks.

Shooters preparing to stop the next zombie apocalypse now know where to turn for unmatched realism-Champion’s VisiColor Zombie Targets.

To search through Champion’s entire lineup of traps, targets, eye and ear protection and shooting gear, please visit www.ChampionTarget.com.

Part No. and Description
46050 Zombie Variety 6-Pack – Hostage
46052 Zombie Variety 6-Pack – Attack
46080 Zombie 50-Count Bulk Pack – Door Breech
46082 Zombie 50-Count Bulk Pack – Street Attack

About Champion®
Champion is a leading provider of quality trap throwers, paper targets, metal targets, clay targets, hearing and eye protection and shooting systems. For more information please visit www.ChampionTarget.com.

Elite Tactical Scopes – Bushnell Elite Tactical Scopes Are Professional Grade

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Bushnell Elite Tactical Scopes Are Professional Grade

Overland Park, Kan. — The new Bushnell Elite Tactical series scopes are built to withstand the rigors of the field, whether in military and law enforcement situations, three gun competition or countless rounds at the range. The Elite Tactical series features the best Bushnell has to offer – optical excellence, precision engineering and rock-solid reliability.

With fully multi-coated optics and the new anti-reflective Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Coating, Elite Tactical riflescopes deliver light transmission across more of the visible light spectrum than before. What that means for shooters is enhanced clarity, exceptional brightness and true color from dawn to dusk.

The 100 percent waterproof, fog proof and shock proof Elite Tactical series is now more reliable than ever, thanks to the newly introduced Argon-purging process. Argon provides added resistance against corrosion, longer seal life and reduced chances of fogging. Another benefit of Argon is that it conducts heat at a slower rate, drastically reducing thermal conduction within the scope to provide long-lasting performance.

Bushnell takes all-weather performance a step further with its patented RainGuard® HD lens coating. The permanent, water-resistant finishes causes moisture from rain, snow, sleet and condensation to bead up and scatter less light, giving shooters a clear view when weather conditions become a challenge.

Elite Tactical scope tubes are hammer-forged from high-quality, rugged T6061 aluminum. The scopes feature target turrets for rapid adjustment to range and windage.

The Elite Tactical Series product line includes seven riflescopes, including one fixed 10x magnification scope and two first focal plane riflescopes with illuminated reticles and .1 Mil adjustments. Backed by the Elite Bullet-Proof Warranty – a no questions asked one-year replacement warranty – the Elite Tactical series is one of the finest lines of riflescopes on the market.

For more information about the Elite Tactical series, visit the product section online. To learn more about Bushnell Outdoor Products, visit www.bushnell.com or call 1-800-423-3537.

Bushnell Outdoor Products is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer products based in Overland Park, Kansas. Bushnell Outdoor Products sells its products worldwide under the Bushnell®, Tasco®, Serengeti®, Bollé®, Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement®, Stoney Point®, Hoppe’s®, Butler Creek®, Cébé®, Millett®, Uncle Mike’s®, Final Approach® and Simmons® brand names.

Bushnell Outdoor Products Announces the Formation of the Bushnell Eyewear Division

July 11, 2011
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Bushnell Outdoor Products Announces the Formation
of the Bushnell Eyewear Division

Overland Park, Kan. — Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics, outdoor accessories and premium eyewear, has announced the creation of the Bushnell Eyewear Division, a new segment of the company that will oversee the Bollé, Bollé Safety, Cébé and Serengeti eyewear brands.

Bushnell Eyewear was created to establish a division that is dedicated entirely to the company’s premium eyewear brands. With a highly skilled team in place and a complete focus on eyewear, the company is well positioned to continue the success of its established global eyewear brands and the geographic expansion of its Cébé and Bollé Safety brands.

Bushnell Eyewear will be led by Olivier Ciaravino, the new president of the division. Ciaravino will office in the division’s new headquarters in Suresnes, France, and oversee a team that will be located in several of the company’s global offices, including the company’s Overland Park, Kan., corporate headquarters.

“The creation of the Bushnell Eyewear Division represents a wholesale commitment throughout the organization to our growing eyewear business,” said Olivier Ciaravino, Bushnell Eyewear President. “It’s an honor to be chosen to lead this talented, global team, and I’m excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for this business unit,” added Ciaravino.

The new division will include regional business units in North America, Europe/MEA and Asia Pacific. Several employees are relocating to the new division headquarters in Suresnes, France, but no jobs will be affected by this reorganization – in fact, the company plans to add positions globally as part of its expanded investment in the eyewear division.

“Creating this division within our existing corporate structure is an essential and logical evolutionary step for our organization,” said Blake Lipham, Bushnell Outdoor Products CEO. “Our eyewear brands represent an important, growing segment for our company and deserve the undivided attention of this team,” added Lipham.

For more information about Bushnell Outdoor Products and its family of brands, visit the company’s corporate Web site or call 1-800-423-3537.

Bushnell Outdoor Products is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer products based in Overland Park, Kansas. Bushnell Outdoor Products sells its products worldwide under the Bushnell®, Tasco®, Serengeti®, Bollé®, Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement®, Stoney Point®, Hoppe’s®, Butler Creek®, Cébé®, Millett®, Uncle Mike’s®, Final Approach® and Simmons® brand names. For information about any of these brands or products, please contact Bushnell Public Relations at (913) 752-6105.

Blade-Tech Announces Partial Eclipse Holster

Puyallup, Washington — BLADE-TECH™, the leading manufacturer of custom thermoplastic and injection molded tactical holsters, knife sheaths and magazine pouches, proudly announces the introduction of the highly concealable Partial Eclipse Holster.

The Partial Eclipse Holster finds its origins in the plethora of Yaqui Slide styled holsters on the market today, with a BLADE-TECH™ twist.

With an open muzzle design, it’s perfect for those that carry multiple barrel lengths of the same gun. Which means you can holster all of your different lengths of 1911s, Glocks, Smith & Wesson M&Ps, Springfield Armory XDs and more!

The Partial Eclipse Holster is thermal formed with BLADE-TECH™ quality retention built right in. It comes with a solid molded sight ramp that will not collapse and drag or hinder the draw of the pistol.

For increased safety, it provides full coverage of the trigger guard. Because of its minimalist design, it dramatically reduces firearm printing. Because of its minimalist design, it dramatically reduces firearm printing. The Partial Eclipse is proudly made in the U.S.A.

All BLADE-TECH™ holsters and pouches are light and comfortable while remaining tough and durable. BLADE-TECH™ utilizes rigorous field-testing on all its products, conducted by firearms instructors, law enforcement and military personnel. Blade-Tech also produces its own line of quality field knives. 253-655-8059 www.blade-tech.com

Ryan Preece (253) 655-8059 xt 102

New Pulsar Digisight NV 550

Mansfield, TX – Welcome to the newest innovation in digital technology for night vision riflescopes. The Pulsar Digisight NV 550 is manufactured with cutting edge digital technology that enables this riflescope to function in daylight as well as at night. Digisight’s large upgradeable metal platform is lightweight and perfect for any rifle type and features digital crosshairs. Since the crosshairs are digital and not mechanical, the user has the unique option to change crosshairs quickly. Just download the digital crosshairs and the user is set for any situation. With the Digisight video output capability, the entire excursion can be recorded or transmitted for professional use, training purposes or just to collect a treasured memento of time in the woods.

“The Digisight is the most advanced night vision riflescope system I have ever used,” said Tim Scally, Texas State Police Officer and United States Military Veteran. “I can see many uses for law enforcement and advanced night vision needs.”

The Digisight has a one shot zeroing system, so ammo is not wasted when sighting in scopes. With a built-in IR illuminator and bottom mount weaver rail, the Digisight can be easily moved, or removed from the rifle, when needed. The built-in external power supply and remote control capabilities make Pulsar’s Digisight the night vision riflescope every marksman wants attached to their weapon.

Pulsar products are manufactured with the professional individual in mind. Built on a mil-spec platform, Pulsar provides advanced night vision products for military, law enforcement & consumers applications. Pulsar strives to provide consumers with the latest innovations in technology with the highest quality. For more information on Pulsar products, log on to www.pulsar-nv.com. Please contact Sarah Tajvar at stajvar@sellmark.net or 817.225.0310 ext. 113 for any additional information.

Kowa TSN-884 Spotting Scope

Sight is paramount in making accurate decisions afield, and the folks at Kowa have created a spotting scope that won’t disappoint.

On AccurateShooter.com, reviewer Danny Reever stated, “The Kowa Prominar (TSN 88X series) is quite simply the best spotting scope I’ve ever looked through. In all instances the Kowa out-performed everything I was able to compare it to. The Kowa had unrivaled clarity, and I could resolve 6mm bullet holes at 500m with it better than with my 100mm Pentax. After testing the Kowa, I sold my Pentax PF100-ED, and I’m planning to purchase a Kowa TSN-884.”

Featuring a large 88mm objective, the Kowa TSN-844 is an incredibly compact scope slightly exceeding 13 inches in length, excluding eyepiece. The scope body constructed of magnesium alloy, affords a trim weight of 53.6 ounces. Including the 20-60X eyepiece, length is 16 3/8 inches, and weight is 65.1 ounces. When compared to other scopes such as the Pentax PF100-ED, the Kowa is an amazing 3 1/2 pounds (56 ounces) lighter allowing you to use a more compact and lighter tripod if you so desire.

Kowa offers three new eyepieces designed for its 77-88mm family of scopes: a 25X long eye relief; a 30X wide angle; and a 20-60X zoom. These current eyepieces are held securely within the body by means of a locking button on the scope body designed to be pressed while removing an eyepiece preventing accidental detachment. The shortest distance at which the TSN-884 can focus is 16.5 feet — perfect for handgun spotting duties.

Bright, super-sharp, distortion-free images come from superior glass. The objective lens of the TSN 884 incorporates Pure Fluorite Crystal (PFC) giving you 99% or higher light transmission. One focuses the Kowa via a system of two focus controls along one axis. The Kowa 883/884 is designed to function in all weather conditions with the nitrogen-purged body fully sealed and the “housing” waterproof.

On AccurateShooter.com’s Daily Bulletin, the Kowa Prominar was rated number one by the Cornell Ornithology lab in its 2008 Scope Quest – a detailed review of 36 spotting scopes.

Set your sights on something extraordinary this year with the Kowa TSN-884.

Wildgame Innovations Introduces Micro 6 Red Trail Cam

June, 2011 (Grand Prairie-TX) Wildgame Innovations introduces the Micro 6 Red trail camera. The Micro 6 Red is a palm sized easy to use camera that packs a big punch. Equipped with a 30 piece high intensity infrared flash, the Micro 6 Red allows you to capture clear pictures and videos both day and night. The large LCD screen allows for an easy pain free set up. With its rapid trigger speeds under 1.5 seconds and a 60 foot sensor range; this 6.0 megapixel trail camera is sure to capture anything that dares to step in front of it. The easy to access SD slot is capable of accommodating a memory card up to 16 GB. Being powered by eight double A batteries, the Micro 6 Red is capable of maintaining its battery life for the entire season depending on usage and can last even longer with the recommended external Wildgame Battery pack. Equipped with a rubber gasket this pocket sized trail camera is built to handle any weather condition. The Micro 6 Red is among Wildgame Innovations new line of affordable Micro Trail Cameras, which also includes the Micro 4 Red and the Micro 8 Red. The Micro 6 Red retails for $129.99.

Wildgame Innovations 800-847-8269