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Moultrie Game Spy M-100 Mini Game Camera

COLUMBUS, Georgia — Moultrie’s new Game Spy M-100 Mini Game Camera is loaded with features like widescreen pictures and videos, the new Illumi-Night sensor, the Plot Stalker™ time-lapse mode battery-life calculator and up to one-year battery life – all in a unit smaller than your hand.

The Realtree APG™ camo 6.0 megapixel camera includes a combination of features to enhance the scouting experience with incredible pictures and videos. The camouflage trail camera features Moultrie’s new Illumi-Night Sensor, which provides the brightest and clearest nighttime infrared pictures. Widescreen images and videos in 16:9 format provide a wider field of view than standard game cameras. Illumi-Night Sensor, widescreen images and videos – combined with a 60-foot flash – ensure you’ll never miss that trophy shot.

Moultrie incorporates its new Plot Stalker™ technology in the M-100, allowing hunters to choose between three versatile operational modes: 1. IR triggered game camera; 2. Time-lapse plot camera; or 3. Plot camera by day, infrared camera at night. In Plot Stalker Time-Lapse Mode, the M-100 can take up to 3,600 images in one day. Don’t have enough time to sort through so many images? Don’t worry – the included Plot Stalker software stitches images into a high-definition video, making it easy to view a full day of activity in minutes.

On top of incredible images and three different operational modes, the M-100 also records video with sound. Users can choose picture delays ranging from 15 seconds to 60 minutes. Moon phase, temperature, time date and camera ID are stamped on each picture. An SD card slot accepts up to a 32GB SD card.

The camera runs on either 4 or 8 AA batteries, includes a battery-life calculator and can get up to one year battery life in the field. The external power port allows for the addition of Moultrie’s PowerPanel accessory to extend battery life indefinitely.
In addition to all of the great features, the Game Spy M-100 includes digital zoom (3 settings), 2″ LCD viewing screen, barometric pressure reading and password security.

For more info, check out www.moultriefeeders.com.

Contact:
Dodd Clifton 800) 992-9968 or pr@realtree.com

Butler Creek Reintroduces its Reliably Rugged Rubber Scope Covers with a New Quick Detach Design


Quick Detach Scope Covers
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2011
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Butler Creek Reintroduces its Reliably Rugged Rubber Scope
Covers with a New Quick Detach Design

Overland Park, Kan. — Butler Creek scope covers have been a staple in the hunting and shooting industries for decades, but that hasn’t left the manufacturer complacent. Back by popular demand, Butler Creek has reintroduced its traditional scope covers with a new quick-detach feature that allows users to quickly and easily release the covers and put the optic to use.

Because of the unique design and fit, the Butler Creek Quick Detach Scope Covers are compatible with a wide range of riflescopes. The scope covers friction-fit inside the eye piece and objective bell of the scope, providing a durable layer of protection during transport and preventing exposure to water and dust. The new quick-detach design from Butler Creek allows shooters to quickly remove the scope covers with one finger. Upon releasing the caps, a tethering system keeps them securely connected to the firearm while the fall-away design ensures they don’t impede the optic.

With the new Butler Creek Quick Detach Scope Covers hunters and shooters can cost-effectively protect their scope investment while not having to worry about missing a shot opportunity.

The Quick Detach Scope Covers, with an MSRP of $22.95, are available in three sizes:

  • 40029–Small EP/Small OBJ
  • 40030–Small EP/Large OBJ
  • 40031–Large EP/Large OBJ

To learn more about the Butler Creek Quick Detach Scope Covers or to purchase the product, visit the product page online. For information about Butler Creek and its complete line of shooting accessories, visit www.butlercreek.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 ®, Uncle Mike’s®, Final Approach®, Simmons® and Millett® brand names. For information about any of these brands or products, please contact Bushnell Public Relations at (913) 752-6105.

BKL Technologies Introduces 12-Way Scope Levels

Fort Worth, Texas (february 8, 2011) - BKL Technologies, manufacturers of the largest selection of airgun and rimfire scope mounts, introduces BKL 12-Way scope levels.

BKL 12-Way scope levels eliminate canting error long range shotters often encounter. The levels qare easy to insstall and attach to any 1 inch or 30mm scope tube. The leves allow shooters to position the level vial above, below, or off to the side for shooter preference. When not in use, the levfel conveniently folds for transport.

BKL has also introduced a ring mount level. This level quickly and conveniently mounts to any BKL one or two piece scope mount.

BKL Technologies patented competition-grade scope mounting systems include scope mounts, scope rings, dovetail to weaver adaptors and scope risers that utilize a quick-installing and self-aligning clamping system that fits both 11mm dovetail and 3/8 inch dovetails.

Made in the U.S.A.

For more information about BKL Technologies, visit the company website at www.bkltech.com or write to BKL Technologies, P.O. Box 2478, Fort Worth, Texas 76113 or contact Yvette Hicks at 877-255-2001

Leupold’s® New VX-R™ Patrol Illuminated Riflescope

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold‘s® new VX-R™ Patrol riflescope features proprietary powered fiber optic technology in an exclusive FireDot™ reticle to provide law enforcement, military and other tactical shooters with exceptional target acquisition, in the bright light of day as well as the low light of dawn or dusk.

The VX-R Patrol is available in a 1.25-4x20mm model with the FireDot Special Purpose Reticle (SPR®) and a 3-9x40mm model with the FireDot Tactical Milling Reticle® (TMR®).

“Our new VX-R Patrol riflescope offers true daylight-capable illumination and long battery life, along with a sleek design that reduces bulk atop the rifle,” commented Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “It is an extremely versatile scope that can handle a wide range of tactical situations and conditions.”

The VX-R Patrol has a single push button illumination system with Leupold’s own Motion Sensor Technology (MST™). A touch of the button illuminates the dot within the reticle. By repeatedly pressing the button, the user can select between eight different intensity settings including a high-low indicator, which flashes when either the maximum or minimum intensity is reached. After five minutes of inactivity, the illumination system automatically switches to stand-by mode, but reactivates at the same intensity setting whenever the rifle is moved. This helps extend battery life and, by reducing movement, allows the shooter to maintain greater stealth in the field.

In addition, the FireDot reticle in the VX-R Patrol has a fiber optic light pipe with a precisely cut and meticulously polished tip designed to deliver an illuminated dot that can be easily seen in bright light, yet is not overpowering in low-light conditions. Once activated, the dot illuminates with bright, sharp definition, while the rest of the reticle remains non-illuminated. This combination leads the eye naturally to the center aiming point and makes target acquisition quick, precise and simple.

The FireDot SPR is designed for instinctive, close-range/low-magnification situations, yet allows shooters to engage targets with greater precision at longer ranges than generally possible with other reticle styles. Expanding on existing Mil Dot reticles, the FireDot TMR offers increased ranging precision and accuracy.

Other key features of the VX-R Patrol:

Rugged 30mm matte black maintube

Leupold’s Index Matched Lens System®, which maximizes light transmission to produce an extremely bright, sharp image across the visual field

Blackened lens edges for enhanced light transmission, clarity and contrast

DiamondCoat™, an ion-assisted lens coating for optimal light management and maximum abrasion resistance

One-turn, non-locking eyepiece to provide smooth, fast and precise focus adjustment for users of different visual acuity, from nearsighted to farsighted

Precision finger click adjustments for windage and elevation (1/4-MOA)

Leupold’s most durable twin bias spring erector system

Second generation Argon/Krypton waterproofing for enhanced resistance to thermal shock

CR-2032 coin cell battery, readily available around the country

The VX-R Patrol is backed by Leupold’s Full Lifetime Guarantee. The VX-R 3-9x40mm riflescope is the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence 2011 Optic of the Year. For more information visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

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 rugged, dependable, high-performance Golden Ring® optics, Mark 4® riflescopes and Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes are designed, machined and assembled. Leupold is a fifth-generation, family owned company whose products are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

Contact:
Patrick Mundy, Leupold (503) 526-1467 pmundy@leupold.com
Jeff Patterson, Swanson Russell (402) 437-6410 or jeffp@swansonrussell.com

Hands Free Night Vision Keeps Users Out of the Dark

Mansfield, TX- The Sightmark Ghost Hunter 1×24 Night Vision Monocular delivers a high quality image and resolution to light the darkest night for maximum visibility. The 1x magnification allows the user to maintain depth perception and view images clearly while navigating, and features a powerful, built in IR illuminator for pitch black situations.

Inspired by military design, the Ghost Hunter line features a similar look to that of a PVS14 and is equipped with a head mount for comfortable, long-lasting, hands-free operation when the unit is flipped down. The unit can also be flipped up when the monocular is not in use.

“We wanted to create the most useable night vision monocular that is perfect for long term hands free use,” said Jonathan Horton, Sightmark’s new product developer. “This unit features lightweight construction, so it is 70 percent lighter than similar units on the market. This ensures maximum portability for tactical scenarios.”

The Ghost Hunter Night Vision Monocular is a highly versatile unit that is perfect for predator hunters, tactical shooters, surveillance and security, and nighttime bird watching, making it a necessary part of any arsenal.

Leupold® Wins Academy of Excellence Awards in Optic, Hunting Categories

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold® received the Optic of the Year and Hunting Product of the Year awards at the twentieth Annual Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence ceremony July 22 in Bowling Green, Ky.

Optic of the Year winner is Leupold’s VX-R™ 3-9x40mm riflescope. Hunting Product of the Year is a Leupold rangefinder, the RX®-1000i TBR® with Digitally eNhanced Accuracy (DNA).

The 500-member voting Academy of Excellence considered a record 193 entries in 14 categories. Winners were selected from among three finalists in each category.

“Optics and hunting are at the core of Leupold, so we are very excited and proud to win these awards,” commented Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The Academy of Excellence awards have real significance because they reflect the judgment of manufacturers, distributors, executives, dealers and outdoor writers nationwide.”

VX-R riflescopes combine a state-of-the-art illumination system and an exclusive FireDot™ reticle to provide hunters with exceptional target acquisition, in the bright light of day as well as the low light of dawn or dusk. Powered by an exclusive new rangefinder engine technology, the RX-1000i with DNA fits in a shirt pocket, yet offers hunters and shooters increased ranging precision and speed, along with an exceptionally bright target image.

For additional information, go to www.leupold.com.

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 rugged, dependable, high-performance Golden Ring® optics, Mark 4® riflescopes and Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes are designed, machined and assembled. Leupold is a fifth-generation, family owned company whose products are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

Contact:
Patrick Mundy (503) 526-1467 or pmundy@leupold.com
Jeff Patterson, Swanson Russel, (402) 437-6410 or jeffp@swansonrussell.com

ATN Introduces Night Arrow 6-2

South San Francisco, CA – American Technologies Network now offers their ATN Night Vision Riflescope in Generation 2 providing excellent observation, target acquisition and aiming capabilities for sport shooters or varmint hunters. The 6 times magnification scope with ATN‘s proprietary Total Darkness IR System offers the best optics, tubes and performance in a commercial riflescope on the market today.

The Gen 2 Night Arrow riflescope is built with ATN’s standard 2nd generation tubes with exceptional brightness and resolution. Each tube has a micro channel plate, multi-alkaline photocathode with a built-in power supply. The micro channel plate consists of millions of short, parallel glass tubes. When electrons pass through these short tubes, thousands more electrons are released. This additional process over a Gen 1 Tube offering, allows the Gen 2 units to amplify the light many more times than any Gen 1.

The ATN Night Arrow6-2 features a “Red on Green” reticle system with a 1/6 MOA adjustment and an automatic brightness control (ABC) for tube protection. The center red reticle is illuminated for optimal contrast against a dark or light target. The light and compact sight features a non-reflective matte black finish and mounts to a standard weaver rail system. It is water and fog resistant and is designed to use 1 AA type battery. One-knob operation allows for easy one-handed use, allowing user to keep one hand on the rifle while fine operating the scope. The ATN Night Arrow6-CGT offers superior night vision performance in a rugged weapons sight in a non-reflective matte black finish. Available at an affordable retail price of $1,599.00.

ATN Night Arrow6-2 Specifications
IIT Generation 2
Magnification 6x
Resolution 45-54 lp/mm
Power Supply (1) 1.5V AA battery
Battery Life 30 hrs
FOV 5°
Range of Focus 10m to Infinity
Operating Temperature -40°C to +50C°
Storage Temperature -50° to +70° C
Environmental rating Water resistant
Dimensions 335 x 103 x 93mm,13.2″ x 4.1″ x 3.7″
Weight 1.7 kg/ 3.8 lb
MSRP $1.599.00

The ATN Night Arrow6-2 also features the Total Darkness IR System, Proshield Lens Coating and Automatic Brightness control. Accessories include a detachable IR450-B4 infrared illuminator, battery, instruction manual, lens tissue and warranty card in a soft carrying case.

Contact:
Laura Burgess
Laura Burgess Marketing
P: 252-288-5805
laura@lauraburgess.com

Cash In On Steiner’s Sizzling Summer Savings With “Gear Up. Gas Up. And GO!” Rebate Program

GREELEY, Colo. (July 28, 2011) – Steiner is pleased to announced the launch of the 2011 “Gear Up. Gas Up. And GO!” summer rebate program. Kicking off on Aug. 1 and running through Dec. 31, 2011, this rebate program provides outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase a wide selection of premium Steiner binoculars and get back a significant amount of their hard-earned cash. This year’s rebates range from $25 to $100, depending on the model purchased.

In order to take advantage of this great Steiner savings opportunity consumers simply need to purchase any one of the 30 Steiner binoculars listed below through an authorized dealer before the end of the year, complete the rebate certificate available at the dealer or conveniently online at www.steiner-binoculars.com, and mail it along with an original copy of the sales receipt and the original UPC barcode. Mail must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2012 and received by Feb. 15, 2012 to be eligible for the rebate. Checks will be received from Steiner within eight to 10 weeks.

A $100 rebate is available on each of the following binoculars: 10×50 Nighthunter XP, 12×56 Nighthunter XP, 7×50 Commander XP C, 8×44 Peregrine XP and 10×44 Peregrine XP.

A $75 rebate is available for the 8×42 Nighthunter XP, 10×42 Nighthunter XP, 8×56 Nighthunter XP and 10×56 Nighthunter XP.

A $50 rebate is available for the 8×42 Merlin, 10×42 Merlin, 10×50 Merlin, 7×30 Navigator Pro C, 7×50 Observer C, 7×50 Commander XP and the 10×50 Military/Marine.

A $40 rebate is available for the 8×32 Merlin.

A $30 rebate is available for the 8×30 Military/Marine, 8×30 Predator Pro, 12×40 Predator Pro, 8.5×26 Wildlife Pro, 10.5×28 Wildlife Pro, 8×30 Wildlife Pro CF, 8×30 Safari Pro, 7×50 Marine and the 8×30 Navigator.

A $25 rebate is available for the 8×22 Predator Pro X, 10×26 Predator Pro X, 8×42 Predator Xtreme and the 10×42 Predator Xtreme.

Enjoy the rest of the summer with these sizzling savings from Steiner. Good until the end of the year, you clearly don’t want to miss this opportunity to own the world’s best binoculars and save some money. To find a retail location near you, visit the Steiner website at www.steiner-binoculars.com/dealer.html.

Headquartered in Germany, Steiner has been widely acknowledged as a world leader in the manufacturing of high quality optics since 1947. In addition to the outdoor, hunting and marine markets, Steiner provides products to military and law enforcement worldwide. Allied forces around the world-including the U.S. Army and countless law enforcement agencies-have made Steiner their binocular of choice. New for 2011, Steiner has introduced a line of precision scopes primarily focused on military, law enforcement and target shooting. For more information, contact: Steiner Optik, 920 54th Avenue, Suite 200, Greeley, CO 80634; call (970) 356-1670; or visit the company website at www.steiner-binoculars.com.
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Contact:
Karen Lutto (830) 755-4308 karen@hunteroc.com
Mike Nischalke (703) 385-3595 mike@hunteroc.com

Bushnell Offers the DOA Advantage to Slug Gun Hunters with a New Series of Trophy XLT Riflescopes

Overland Park, Kan. – Bushnell Outdoor Products is now offering the extended-range precision of its popular DOA (Dead On Accurate) reticle to the vast number of slug gun hunters. The new Trophy XLT DOA 200 riflescopes help hunters improve their accuracy at longer ranges and increase their success rate.

The new Trophy XLT slug gun riflescope features the patented DOA 200 reticle, helping hunters take the guesswork out of holdover when shooting slugs. Based on a 100-yard zero, shooters can quickly pick the appropriate aiming point for shots at 50, 100, 150 and 200 yards, after ranging the distance to the target.

Trophy XLT scopes feature fully multi-coated lenses that provide 91 percent light transmission for ultra-bright images during those important moments between almost dark and dark. The waterproof, fog proof and shock proof scopes are pre-fitted with a set of Butler Creek flip-open scope covers to provide a layer of optical protection during storage and transport. With features such as the one-piece, dry nitrogen-filled tube, a fast-focus eyepiece, and ¼ MOA fingertip windage and elevation adjustments, the benefits of the Trophy XLT line are now available to slug gun owners.

To learn more about the Bushnell Trophy XLT DOA 200 riflescopes, visit the product page online. For more information 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®, Uncle Mike’s®, Final Approach®, Simmons® and Millett® brand names. For information about any of these brands or products, please contact Bushnell Public Relations at (913) 752-6105.

Contact:
Mike Capps
573-898-3422
mcapps@howardcommunications.com

Paul Arnhold
Bushnell Outdoor Products
913-752-6105
parnhold@bushnell.com

MEDIA WEBSITE:
www.howardcommunications.com

LaserLyte® – Keeping Our Aim On A Greener Environment

COTTONWOOD, AZ – LaserLyte®, the leader in laser technology for the shooting and hunting industry is devoted to manufacturing products in a manner that best maintains a healthful world and work environment. LaserLyte’s commitment to environmental responsibility is consistent through-out the product life-cycle.

Beginning in the manufacturing stage, each component is produced with a focus on creating as little environmental waste as possible. This is accomplished through LaserLyte’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that employs new energy efficient machinery and environmentally safe coolants. All of LaserLyte’s products are made in the U.S.A., thus reducing the demand for costly fossil fuels. To further reduce fuel consumption, LaserLyte’s efficient shipping system minimizes freight costs and environmental strain by combining outgoing shipments.

LaserLyte’s retail packaging is another facet of the company’s commitment to reduce the environmental impact of waste. LaserLyte uses a high level of recycled materials in their packing. All packaging sports a recycle-friendly stamp which designates the package as a 1-PETE type highly recyclable plastic. LaserLyte customers are highly encouraged to continue the recycle philosophy by disposing of the packaging correctly and responsibly.

Even the product instruction cards in the packaging are made from 80 to 100-percent post-consumer recycled materials and are also recyclable. LaserLyte works closely with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which aims to limit the loss of natural forests and reduce the use of hazardous pesticides. FSC is a non-profit and non-governmental organization which promotes responsible management of the world’s forests by certifying companies which comply closely with its strict regulations.

The commitment to environmental stewardship is a commitment made by the LaserLyte management and employees who make every effort to reduce the use of paper through electronic programs and active carpooling to and from work. In addition, LaserLyte insists on maintaining energy efficient heating and cooling components and designating recycle bins for cardboard and other paper products throughout the offices and manufacturing facility.

LaserLyte’s established programs help to recycled waste that may have otherwise ended up in landfills. LaserLyte’s “recycle and reduce” programs further demonstrate the company’s commitment to leaving as small of a footprint on the environment as possible.

About LaserLyte®:

LaserLyte®, the leader in laser technology, is the shooting and hunting division of P&L Industries. The company strives to heighten the experience of shooting by offering high quality, competitively priced lasers and other firearms accessories. For additional information about LaserLyte, visit www.laserlyte.com. Keep up to date with LaserLyte on Facebook or Twitter. Visit the LaserLyte YouTube page for all the LaserLyte action.

Contact:
Laura Burgess Marketing
P: 252-288-5805
laura@lauraburgess.com

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