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Open Box by Webyshops: LEUPOLD VX-3 3.5-10×50 30mm Rifle Scope

LEUPOLD VX-3 3.5-10×50 30mm Rifle Scope, Illum. Boone & Crockett Reticle (67580)

To place an order email cs@webyshops.com. Copy and past the following into the subject line of your email: Interested in Open Box Item LEU-67580. Alternatively, call  800-851-9329between 8 am and 6 pm Central Standard Time to place your order.

$675.00 (Regular price: $749.00)

The Barnett Jackal

One of the most distinct crossbows in the Barnett lineup, the Jackal features an innovative stock design that is unique to Barnett’s crossbow line up. The sleek military style stock is lightweight and compact with a divided foregrip for comfortable hand placement. The quad limb assembly is combined with high energy wheels and the CrossWire® string and cable system producing arrow speeds of 315 feet per second.

The CROSSWIRE string and cable system blends Barnett’s fibers with the industry’s toughest serving materials, ensuring the shooter has the most stable and reliable string in the industry. As a result, shooters experience a faster, quieter and more precise shot. An Anti Dry Fire Trigger Safety System makes it even more reliable in all conditions. This Metal Injection Molded Trigger boasts a smooth 3.5 pull and contains the added safety precaution of the Anti Dry Fire feature, eliminating unintentional dry firing of your bow. The AVI foot stirrup makes cocking the Jackal a breeze.

The Jackal delivers the power and features of a “high-priced” bow at a price that makes this crossbow an excellent value for everyone.

The Jackal is available through retailers as a complete package with the crossbow, Barnett premium red dot scope, a quick-detach quiver and three high-quality Easton 20″ arrows.

150 Draw Weight
95 ft. lbs of Energy
14″ Power Stroke
315 FPS

7.7 lbs Weight
32.5″ Length
26.5″ Width
20″ Arrow Length

From its inception, over a half century ago, Barnett Crossbows has led the industry with pioneering innovations and patents to become the world’s number one manufacturer of crossbows. Barnett’s engineers have created its latest range of crossbows based on the changing needs and desires of today’s hunters. Lightweight, adjustable and powerful, Barnett has brought crossbow technology to the height it stands at today. Barnett is committed to delivering high quality performance products with unparalleled service and value for all that use the Barnett Range. Built for maximum speed, efficiency and Built for the Hunt!

For more info, please visit www.barnettcrossbows.com.

Bushnell Adds Premium Folding Compact Binocular to its Legend Ultra HD Line


November 2012
Mike Capps
(573) 898-3422/mcapps@howardcommunications.com
Paul Arnhold – Bushnell Outdoor Products
(913) 752-6105 / parnhold@bushnell.com

Bushnell Adds Premium Folding Compact Binocular
to its Legend Ultra HD Line

Overland Park, Kan. — Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry leader in high-performance optics for more than 60 years, has added a new folding compact binocular to its Legend Ultra HD binocular line. Now all of the great features that have made the Legend Ultra HD binoculars best-in-class are available in a compact, ergonomic design that can easily be carried in a pack or pocket.

The new Legend Ultra HD 10x 25mm folding compact binocular features wide-angle BaK-4 roof prisms for incredible edge-to-edge sharpness and image detail. Bushnell enhances the viewing experience with fully-multi coated lenses, delivering maximum light transmission and superior brightness.

Built from a magnesium chassis and wrapped in a non-slip, rubber-armored housing, the Legend UHD compact is the perfect accessory for travelers, birders, recreational users, fans, or hunters looking for a high-quality, compact binocular. Add in 100 percent waterproof and fog-proof construction and the patented RainGuard HD permanent, water-repellant lens coating and this binocular is designed to withstand the toughest tests from Mother Nature.

With each product in the Legend UHD family, consumers not only receive the Bushnell limited lifetime warranty, the entire line is also backed by the Bushnell Bulletproof Guarantee. The no-risk, 100 percent money back guarantee is valid up until one year from the original date of purchase.

The Legend UHD folding compact binocular includes a premium carry case, neck strap and microfiber lens cloth. The binocular has a suggested retail price of $199.99.

For more information about the Legend Ultra HD folding compact binoculars, visit the product page online. To learn more about Bushnell Outdoor Products and its complete line of sports optics and outdoor accessories, visitwww.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®, Butler Creek®, Final Approach®, Hoppe’s®, Millett®, Night Optics, Primos®, Simmons®, Stoney Point®, Tasco®, Uncle Mike’s®,Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement®, and the following eyewear brands: Bollé®, Cébé® and Serengeti®. For information about any of these brands or products, please contact Bushnell Public Relations at  (913) 752-6105.

Crimson Trace Introduces Laserguard® Sight for Springfield Armory XD-S Pistol

(Wilsonville, OR) The hot, new XD-S pistol from Springfield Armory will soon have the ultimate in laser sights from the leader in the category – Crimson Trace. The popular Laserguard® model will be available in November with an MSRP of $219 through the company’s normal distribution network and direct from crimsontrace.com. The popularity of the XD-S hinges on its surprisingly slim frame, which makes the Laserguard platform the perfect combination because it adds no width or bulk to this compact .45 ACP pistol. With a powerful caliber and compact frame, aiming can cause a challenge to shooters. The Laserguard allows the user to get on target quickly due to its patented Instinctive Activation advantage.

The Laserguard platform is essential equipment to conceal carry firearms – not a simple accessory. The entire unit adds virtually no weight to the firearm and is quickly and easily installed by the user simply securing around the trigger guard with provided screws. The profile for the pistol does change which is why Crimson Trace works with top holster manufacturers to create holster solutions for all Laserguard equipped firearms. Check out the Holster Resource Guide for details on all models. Each Laserguard is pre sighted from the factory at 50′ and is fully adjustable by the user to fine tune it to their chosen self defense ammunition. Featuring the most powerful laser allowable by law, the unit offers an industry leading 2 hour run time on one, easily replaced 1/3N battery, which also qualifies for the Crimson Trace ‘Batteries for Life’ program.

All CTC products are proudly designed, engineered and made in their state of the art facility in Oregon. “The Laserguard is the ideal laser option for this revolutionary XD-S pistol from Springfield Armory,” said Kent Thomas, Director of Marketing for Crimson Trace. “We’re looking forward to launching several more models this year to further enhance other compact handguns, providing gun owners the assurance to become more confident and accurate shooters, as only Crimson Trace products can.”

Iain Harrison
1-800-442-2406 x1303

BLACKHAWK!® Holsters Named 2012 ‘Holster Brand of the Year’

NORFOLK, Va. – The BLACKHAWK!® line of premium made holsters was recently named the 2012 ‘Holster Brand of the Year’ as part of the annual OpticsPlanet Brilliance Awards. This marks the second year in a row the BLACKHAWK! brand has received this honor. After a full year of extensive testing, monitoring, selling, and supporting well over 190,000 items, the expert staff at the online retailer reported their customers have officially selected BLACKHAWK! holsters based on their innovative designs and diverse product offerings. In addition, OpticsPlanet’s Expert Pick Award for ‘Best Concealed Carry Holster’ went to the BLACKHAWK! SERPA® CQC® Carbon-Fiber Holster.

Holsters for Every Application
The BLACKHAWK! line of high quality holsters offers a multitude of carry options for shooting enthusiasts, law enforcement members and military personnel. As the only manufacturer offering complete injection-molded, leather and nylon holster lines all from the same source, BLACKHAWK! leads the industry in product innovation. The Brilliance Award for “Holster Brand of the Year” has singled out the company for its inventive designs and reliability in action.

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Peter Rabbit Pot Pie

by Food For Hunters

I thought the rabbit was REALLY cute. So sue me. (As Rick rolls his eyes.)

If I had it my way, I’d make every Marie Callender’s in the United States serve Rabbit Pot Pie. And instead of using potatoes, we decided to substitute with cauliflower. It’s something different and works quite well. Not to mention, rabbit pot pie is A LOT healthier than chicken pot pie. There was barely any fat on our little cottontail. (I once made the mistake of looking at the calorie count brochure at Marie’s.)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: about 2 hrs and 20 minutes
Servings: 3 individual ramekins
- 1 rabbit
- 1 tbs. oil
- water
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 bay leaf
- 4-5 tbs. flour
- half an onion, chopped
- 1 large carrot, diced
- 1 1/2 cups of cauliflower, cut into small pieces
- frozen peas
- pre-made puff pastry/pie crust/biscuit
- 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
- 1 chicken bouillon cube (optional)

- 1 egg yoke

1. Trim as much meat as you can off the rabbit. Cut the meat into small pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Discard any dark/bruised parts from shot. It’s not good eats.
Keep bones for broth.
2. In a large skillet or dutch oven, heat oil and quickly brown rabbit (plus bones) on both sides (1-2 minutes).
3. Add water, just enough to cover the rabbit. I’d say we put in about 3 cups of water.Add 1 bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the meat is tender.
Skim off any foam that float to the surface.You want the broth to be clear.

4. Discard the bones. Use a fork to scrape off any meat left on the bones.

5. Add in carrots, onion, cauliflower, thyme and rosemary. Add extra water if you need to, enough to cover all the rabbit and all the veggies.
Cover and simmer for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until the carrots are tender.

When veggies soften, discard bay leaf. We added 1 chicken bouillon cube for extra flavor.Add salt and pepper, to taste.

6. Make a slurry to thicken the filling: in a bowl, combine 4 tbs. flour and 1 cup (or so) of  hot broth or water. Whisk well.
Slowly pour it into the dutch oven and whisk well, to prevent lumps. Let it simmer for a couple minutes, then check if you like the consistency. If not, add more slurry.
7. Mix in frozen peas. Rick hates peas.

Turn off heat.

8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray ramekins with cooking spray and scoop in filling.
9. Shape puff pastry/pie crust/biscuit to fit the top of ramekins. Cut a slit through the top for venting.

Brush egg wash over top: whisk together 1 egg yoke and 1 tsp. of water. This will give your crust a nice golden, shiny color.
Rick playing with extra dough… he made a carrot shape.

10. Bake in 375 degree oven until the crust turns golden brown, about 20 minutes.

If your oven doesn’t heat evenly (as ours does not), rotate the ramekins halfway through.


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What a deal! Leupold’s Mark 4 Scope from Webyshops

What a deal! Save $1801 off the purchase of Leupold’s Mark 4 12-40×60 Tactical Spotting Scope (67180). These are the same spotting scopes used by our military. Due to overproduction, Webyshops.com has a limited quantity of the front focal plane, duplex mil-door reticle spotting scopes available for purchase. These are all brand new in the box spotting scopes covered by Leupold’s warranty and also include the spotting scope cover. (The Leupold 67180 cannot be exported outside of the US because they are under ITAR regulations.) Was: $2800, NOW: $999

Open Box by Webyshops: VIRIDIAN X5L Universal Mount Green Laser

VIRIDIAN X5L Universal Mount Green Laser w/ Light (X5L)

To place an order email cs@webyshops.com. Copy and past the following into the subject line of your email: Interested in Open Box Item VIR-X5L. Alternatively, call  800-851-9329 between 8 am and 6 pm Central Standard Time to place your order.

$295.00 (Regular price: $329.00)

Deal of the Day by Webyshops: LEUPOLD VX-R 1.25-4×20 Patrol Rifle Scope

The LEUPOLD VX-R 1.25-4×20 Patrol Rifle Scope, Illuminated FireDot SPR Reticle, 30mm (113769) features proprietary powered fiber optic technology in an exclusive FireDot reticle to provide law enforcement, military and other Patrol shooters with exceptional target acquisition, in the bright light of day as well as the low light of dawn or dusk.

This model riflescope offers true daylight-capable illumination and long battery life, along with a sleek design that reduces bulk atop the rifle. It is an extremely versatile scope that can handle a wide range of Patrol 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 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.