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FS: LEUPOLD returned VX-3L 3.5-10×56 Riflescope

FS: LEUPOLD returned VX-3L 3.5-10×56 Riflescope, German #4 Reticle, Matte Black (66690), $800
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Zeiss Becomes a Platinum Sponsor of THE REVOLUTION with Jim and Trav

On the Outdoor Trails Network

CHESTER, Va., September 28, 2011 – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is pleased to announce its platinum sponsorship of THE REVOLUTION with Jim and Trav on the Outdoor Trails Network (OTN).   This award-winning radio show and podcast airs on more than 366 radio and cable stations in the US and on American Forces Radio Network’s 170 stations around the world.  The show reaches almost five million listeners each week and is geared toward outdoor enthusiasts, especially those who have a passion for hunting and fishing.  Tom Selleck, Jeff Foxworthy, Ted Nugent, Charlie Daniels and Hank Williams, Jr. are among the 900-plus celebrities who have appeared on the show over the past 10 years as well as governors such as Sonny Perdue of Georgia, Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas.   Outdoor pros like Michael Waddell and Larry Weishuhn are also frequent guests, offering helpful tips and advice.

“To say I’m excited to have Zeiss join our family of sponsors is an understatement!  Zeiss is the sort of optics company others aspire to be,” said Jim Ferguson of the Outdoor Trails Network.  “I first started using Zeiss when my father gave me his old pair of binoculars and I have since handed them down to my son, and I assume he will do the same with his. I truly cannot think of a better company to be associated with.”

On this week’s show, Jim and Trav discuss long-range shooting with Zeiss’ Bob Kaleta and the advantages of Zeiss’ fast and accurate RAPID-Z Ballistic Reticle in addition to the Kenton Ballistic Knob now also offered by Zeiss.   They also delve into the ethics of long-range shooting and the responsibility hunters shoulder in the field when it comes to the critical decision of ‘if and when’ to shoot.   Bob also gives a recap of the Zeiss promotions running through the end of the year and what makes Zeiss quality so impressive.  It’s great information for hunters who need to round out their selection of equipment this fall and for those getting a jump on their Christmas shopping.

“Jim and Trav have a great show that is packed with useful information for outdoor enthusiasts,” said Bob Kaleta, Hunting Product Specialist for Zeiss.  “It’s always fun to be a guest on their show, and we look forward to working closely with them to keep their growing audience of listeners informed and entertained.”

THE REVOLUTION is now the leader in outdoor radio/podcast programming in the nation.  For radio air times in your area, go to www.outdoortrailsnetwork.com and click on “when/where”.  THE REVOLUTION can also be downloaded on demand 24/7 through the Outdoor Trails Network website.

About OTN:

OTN now encompasses over 366 radio/cable stations in 30 states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. These stations are broadcasting this award winning program to a projected audience of over 4.9 million. THE REVOLUTION can also be heard on CRN Digital Talk Radio which is in 14.9 million homes on cable as well as on American Forces Radio Network broadcasting to their 1 million plus listeners.
About THE REVOLUTION:
THE REVOLUTION with Jim & Trav hosts and produces podcasts for My Wildlife Properties, North American Hunting Club (900,000 members), North American Fishing Club (500,000 members) and iTunes. They’re the Official Podcast of The Hunting Wire and provide programming forwww.teamcamo.com , www.sportsmanslife.com and www.mywildlifeproperty.comOTN is a content provider for the Versus Network’s website www.versus.com.

Contact for media and press relations

Shannon Jackson, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics,

Phone: +1 (804) 343-3608, Email: sjackson@zeiss.com

www.zeiss.com/press

Carl Zeiss
The Carl Zeiss Group is a leading group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-electronic industries. Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Eye Care and Lifestyle Products. During fiscal year 2009/10 the group of companies generated revenues of around EUR 2.98 billion. From fiscal year 2010/11 onward, eyeglass lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss Vision will be integrated as an autonomous business group (revenues of EUR 880 million in fiscal year 2009/10). The Carl Zeiss Group now has approximately 24,000 employees, including more than 10,000 in Germany. The Carl Zeiss business groups hold leading positions in their markets. Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is a leading, international provider of premium sports optics and part of the Consumer Optics / Optronics Group of Carl Zeiss. Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, LLC is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of its state-of-the-art binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes and laser rangefinders throughout the United States and Canada. The North American headquarter is located in Chester, Virginia.

Chuck Adams Binoculars – The New 10×42 Chuck Adams Binocular Help Bowhunters Spot More Game


10×42 Chuck Adams Binocular
JPG (lo-res) – JPG (hi-res)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2011
MEDIA INQUIRIES:
Mike Capps
(573) 898-3422/ mcapps@howardcommunications.com
Paul Arnhold – Bushnell Outdoor Products
(913) 752-6105 / parnhold@bushnell.com

New Bowhunter Chuck Adams Edition Binocular
From Bushnell Helps Archers Spot More Game

Overland Park, Kan. — When you hear the name Chuck Adams you may remember he was the first archer to take all 27 species of North American big game and complete the Super Slam, or that he has bagged more than 110 Pope & Young record-book trophies or that he holds more than 180 Safari Club International records. When we hear Chuck’s name, we think legend, which is why Bushnell – a leader in sports optics for more than 60 years – partnered with the legend himself to develop the 10x 42mm Bowhunter Chuck Adams Edition Binocular.

With 10 power magnification and an extra-wide field of view – 341 feet of view at 1000 yards – this special edition binocular gives bow hunters enhanced spotting capabilities and high quality optical performance. The new Chuck Adams edition binocular features fully multi-coated optics and premium BAK-4 roof prisms. To improve an already brilliant optical experience, Bushnell added its exclusive PC-3 phase corrective coating to produce ultra-bright images and edge-to-edge clarity from dawn to dusk.

As hunters can attest, the one element you can never predict during hunting season is the weather. Designed with a lightweight composite chassis and a sure-grip rubber armor wrapped in Advantage Max-1 camouflage, this binocular is 100 percent waterproof and fogproof – built to perform in rain or shine. With twist-up eyecups and a lockable center focus knob, the Chuck Adams edition binocular provides long eye relief and allows hunters to make quick adjustments for precise focusing. The Bowhunter Chuck Adams Edition binocular includes a premium carry case, neckstrap and microfiber lens cloth, and is available for about $249.99 retail.

For more information about the Bowhunter Chuck Adams Edition binocular, visit the product page 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. For information about any of these brands or products, please contact Bushnell Public Relations at (913) 752-6105.

Tri-Tronics to Continue as the Official e-collar of the North

Tucson, AZ – Tri-Tronics and the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) have renewed their sponsorship agreement, maintaining Tri-Tronics’ position as the organization’s official and exclusive e-collar manufacturer.

“Our partnership with Tri-Tronics serves as a model for what a sponsorship relationship should be,” remarked Bob West, longtime NAVHDA Director. “The high quality Tri- Tronics builds into their e-collars assures our members a reliable product with a wide range of levels fitting the needs for each situation which in turn promotes humane ethical training”.

The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to foster, promote, and improve the versatile hunting dog breeds in North America; to conserve game by using well trained reliable hunting dogs before and after the shot; and to aid in the prevention of cruelty to animals by discouraging nonselective and uncontrolled breeding, which produces unwanted and uncared for dogs.

“The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association has long played the role of a vital caretaker of the sporting dog world by establishing hunt test criteria and maintaining breed standards,” commented Gary Williams, Marketing and Sales Manager of Tri-Tronics. “Because of NAVHDA’s dedication to the birddog community, we consider our relationship as a vital part of our marketing strategy.”

Tri-Tronics, a Garmin company, manufactures a full line of electronic dog training equipment. Training collars are backed by a 30-day money-back, 2-year warranty. All products are made in the USA.

Contact:
Warner Smith
wsmith@tritronics.com
(520) 258-7729 ext. 7403

SALE:Open box EOTECH XPS Holographic Weapon Sight by Webyshops

Open box item for sale: $424 EOTECH XPS 2-1 Holographic Weapon Sight, 1 MOA dot Ret., CR-123 Bat. (XPS2-1). Free shipping
Call 800-851-9329 or email info@webyshops.com to purchase.

For Sale:LEUPOLD Rifleman 2-7×33 Shotgun/Muzzleloader Riflescope from Webyshops

For Sale: $185 LEUPOLD Rifleman 2-7×33 Shotgun/Muzzleloader Riflescope, Heavy Duplex Reticle, Black (61570) previously returned.
To purchase call 800-851-9329 or email info@webyshops.com.

For sale $148 CUDDEBACK, open box from Webyshops.com

For sale $148 CUDDEBACK, open box, Capture Digital Scouting Camera (1125) by Webyshops.com.
To purchase Call 800-851-9329 or email info@webyshops.com.

Automotive sector meets optics: Volkswagen Design creates MINOX binoculars with digital compass

MINOX DC 7×50 DC black

MINOX DC 7×50 DC white

VW head designer Klaus Bischoff

With the model BN 7×50 DC of the new NAUTIK Line MINOX has set a new milestone in the development of innovative and revolutionary products: the MINOX BN 7×50 DC is fitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and offers water-sports enthusiasts many important features such as a digital compass, barometer, stopwatch, tilt function altimeter and temperature display.

The biggest challenge in the design of the new BN 7×50 DC was the integration of the digital compass in the binocular body. A task that the competent Volkswagen Design Team took in their stride and created a binocular body that stands out with a superb ergonomic and functional design.

MINOX and Volkswagen Design can look back on a longstanding cooperation. The engineers and developers of the Wetzlar-based optics manufacturers MINOX, and the creative team at Volkswagen have been working together for fifteen years already. The presentation of many renowned design awards, including the Design Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany – the most prominent award in Germany – underscores the successful cooperation of these two Germany companies. Both Volkswagen and MINOX can boast a longstanding tradition and decades of experience. MINOX products offer highest quality standards, maximum precision, solidity and longevity.

“The identity and tradition of the brand MINOX features a very strong  design component. On this basis we develop a design concept that is geared to refine and provide new interpretations of these values. The result will naturally always coincide with the goals and the quality standards of Volkswagen Design“, commented head designer Klaus Bischoff.

The new MINOX BN 7×50 DC also has a good chance of receiving one of the coveted German design awards.

More informationen about the MINOX BN 7×50 DC …

Download press information and images as as zip-File (2,2 MB) …


Best New Crossbow: TenPoint Carbon Fusion CLS

Great companies never stop innovating, and TenPoint’s Carbon Fusion CLS is proof. The venerable Ohio maker brought its A game to bear on this crossbow. The wow factor started with the frame, which at 381⁄2 inches shouldn’t weigh only 7.3 pounds but does, thanks to a woven–carbon–fiber barrel. The Acudraw draw–assist mechanism (which cranks the string back to load the bow) was easy to understand and whisper quiet.

Other standout new features were the dual–safety system and user–friendly GripGuard shield that prevents fingers from creeping up on the rail. Price is for a package that includes a scope, a monopod, six bolts, a four-arrow quiver, and an airline-approved case. —S.B.

Best New Spotting Scope: Zeiss Dialyt Field Spotter 18–45x65mm

At a penny under $1,300, this spotter is around a third the cost of Zeiss’s DiaScope and weighs in at two-thirds of what the bigger scopes tip the scales at. For hunting, the Dialyt could be one of the purest, most rugged spotting scopes in quite some time. Tester Van Buggenum certainly believed so, writing in his evaluation that “this is what I think a spotting scope should be!” Clearly, the scope says retro with its straight metal body armored in ribbed black rubber and its built-in variable eyepiece, but without the dust or moisture issues of traditional drawtube scopes.

There are large, snug-fitting rubber covers for the ocular and objective lenses, and the focus is at the objective (in technical terms the “big end”). The scope is designed for rigging with a shoulder strap through the covers so that both can be removed easily (as a single attached unit) when you want to mount the scope to a tripod. —T.M.

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