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Winchester Recalls Ranger Law Enforcement Ammo

Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling six (6) lots of its RANGER® 223 Remington 64 Grain Power-Point® (PP) centerfire rifle ammunition (Symbol Number RA223R2).

Lot Numbers (last four characters): DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51

Through extensive evaluation Winchester has determined the above lots of RANGER® Law Enforcement ammunition may contain incorrect propellant. Incorrect propellant in this ammunition may cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable, and subject the shooter or bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury when fired.

DO NOT USE WINCHESTER® RANGER® 223 REMINGTON 64 GRAIN POWER-POINT® AMMUNITION THAT HAS A LOT NUMBER ENDING IN DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41 or DK51. The ammunition Lot Number is ink stamped inside the right tuck flap of the 20-round carton, as indicated here:

To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Lot Number. If the last four characters of the Lot Number are DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41 or DK51 immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 866-423-5224 to arrange for replacement ammunition and free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.

This notice applies only to RANGER® 223 Remington 64 Grain Power-Point® centerfire rifle ammunition with lot numbers ending in DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51. Other Symbol Numbers or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall.

If you have any questions concerning this RANGER® Law Enforcement ammunition recall please call toll-free 866-423-5224, write to Winchester (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 Attn: RA223R2 Recall), or visit our website at www.winchester.com.

EHP Electronic Hearing Protection introduces the EHD-1 BTE (Behind The Ear)

Indianapolis, IN- When the shooting public speaks, EHP founder Denny Snyder listens. EHP Electronic Hearing Protection announces the addition of the new EHD-1 to their line of sound amplification/hearing protection products. The EHD-1 is the most advanced Behind The Ear ( BTE) unit available and will take outdoor enthusiasts hearing and protection to an entirely new level.

The EHD-1 increases the user’s ability to hear up to ten times their normal hearing yet compresses any sound over 85 db to a safe level. This two channel unit uses digital technology and has a omni-directional microphone located in the front. The EHD-1 has adjustable gain and with the easy to operate adjustable rolling volume control, the user can precisely set the unit for their own individual needs.

The EHD-1 can be set to use either the enhancement function or the telecoil mode with a simple three position selector switch. Each setting has its own unique feature which gives the user the ability to pinpoint sound- even in a noisy environment such as trying to hear range announcements during multiple shooting events or locating the direction of a distant gobble, bugle, or sounds of approaching game. Competition shooters are raving about their ability to hear the shot timer much sooner than their peers who use standard passive hearing protection.

The EHD-1 also has an internal telecoil coil which gives the user the capabilities of wireless communication. This function makes the EHD-1 suitable for cordless and digital telephones as well as walkie-talkie radios that utilize standard single-jack mini-plug connectors. A neck-loop/lapel microphone accessory available through EHD-1 gives the user the freedom of
hands-free communication as well as Blue tooth capabilities.

The sophisticated EHD-1 digital technology utilizes a fully digital WDRC (Wide Dynamic Range Compression) amplifier which basically amplifies soft sounds such as leaves rustling from approaching game but does not amplify loud sounds such as the harmful affects of muzzle blast. The adjustable volume control has a maximum gain of over 50 dB which enhances the users normal hearing up to ten times. A noise reduction rating(NRR) of 29 dB coupled with CD-quality sound makes the new EHD-1 the ultimate tool for shooting and outdoor enthusiasts.

The EHD-1 uses one standard #13 Cell Zinc-Air battery and because it contains more efficient digital circuitry, battery life expectancy has surpassed the competition – giving the user up to 380 hours of worry-free unsurpassed sound quality and speech clarity that only digital technology can produce. EHD-1 comes with its own rubberized hard-case. Suggested MSRP is only $289.

“Hear No Evil”

Check out the new EHD-1 and the full line of hearing enhancement and protection products at www.ehphearing.com or call 1-(317)502-7942. For high resolution images, contact Denny Snyder at (317)502-7942 or e-mail denny@ehphearing.com.

Denny Snyder, Jr. (317)502-7942 or denny@ehphearing.com

Limb Shaker Owl Hooter – Get Tight-Lipped Gobblers To Open Up With The Limb Shaker Owl Hooter From Hunter’s Specialties

Limb Shaker Reed owl Hooter
January 2011
Mike Capps (573) 898-3422
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Hunter’s Specialties® new Limb Shaker Owl Hooter is an easy-to-use call that helps hunters locate gobblers early and late in the day.

The reed style call has a realistic raspy sound with three holes in the end of the call to funnel sound. It allows hunters to not only call softly when gobblers may be near, but also to call loud for birds farther away while still sounding like a real owl.

The call is molded of tough heavy duty plastic and is weather resistant for hunting in the wet conditions that are usually encountered in spring.

The Limb Shaker Owl Hooter sells for a suggested retail price of $16.99

For more information about other Hunter’s Specialties products, log onto the Hunter’s Specialties website at www.hunterspec.com, write to 6000 Huntington Court NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402, or call a Consumer Service Specialist at 319-395-0321.

Hi Mountain Introduces 3 New Dry Rubs

RIVERTON, Wyoming (March 2, 2011) – Nothing flavors and adds character to meats and seafood like a good Hi Mountain Western Style Rub. Now, customers have three new rubs to add flavor and seal in the juices of venison, salmon and poultry.

Hi Mountain Seasonings carefully selects the best spices and herbs to create their unique rubs that extract maximum flavor from the meat. The Venison Rub is a distinctive blend of garlic, sea salt, pepper, sweet paprika, onion powder and turmeric that compliments and enhances the natural flavor of venison. The Poultry Rub features a select blend of garlic, pepper, thyme, sage, sea salt and rosemary, making it an excellent choice for both domestic and game birds. The mouth-watering Salmon Rub is a combination of sea salt, dehydrated onion and garlic, lemon juice, dill, parsley turmeric, basil celery, thyme, and tarragon, which combine to seal in and accentuate the natural flavor of the salmon.

Hi Mountain’s Western Style Rubs adhere using the natural moisture of the meat, so no oil is required, making them virtually fat-free and a healthier alternative to many oil-laden marinades on the market. With the new Hi Mountain Seasonings Dry Rubs, it is easy to turn any ordinary meal into a tantalizing culinary experience that will please even the most finicky eaters.

The new Venison, Salmon and Poultry Rubs are available at www.himtnjerky.com and retailers nationwide. The suggested retail price is $8.99 for an 11 oz. shaker. Also, be sure to try the popular Steak Rub and Garlic Pepper Rub, both of which were introduced last year.

Hi Mountain’s entire line of products, cooking tips, instructional videos, and recipes are also available at www.himtnjerky.com, and the products can be found at high-quality sporting goods stores, farm and ranch stores and your local grocery stores.

Located in the heart of Wyoming, Hi Mountain Seasonings was founded in 1991. It is the premier manufacturer of kits for homemade jerky and sausage. Hi Mountain Seasonings has successfully captured distinct, traditional Western flavors in its Jerky Cure & Seasonings, Western Style Seasonings, Bacon cures and other products that make up the unique line of gourmet Western seasonings. For additional information, write: Hi Mountain Seasonings, 1000 College View Drive, Riverton, WY 82501; call toll-free 1-800-829-2285; or visit the company website at www.himtnjerky.com.

Karen Lutto 830-755-4308 karen@hunteroc.com
Kimi Herndon 804-346-4309 kimi@hunteroc.com

Dual Purpose Odorless Lip Balms that Moisturize & Protect

Pleasant Valley, MO – Dead Down Wind®, the industry leader in scent prevention introduces a unique Dual Purpose Odorless Lip Balm package that features an exclusive moisturizing and prevention combination for every situation. Great products for year round use whether you are hunting or on the water at the lake.

The dual purpose formulations, offered in a convenient 2 pack, provide superior protection in the scorching sun or on the frozen tundra. The lip balm’s unique odorless formulation continues Dead Down Wind’s commitment to developing effective, functional products that protect and help sporting enthusiasts maintain a scent free environment.

The beeswax formulation helps to protect and prevent against chapped lips, while the moisturizing formulation soothes and helps relieve discomfort if your lips are already chapped. With SPF 15 sunscreen protection built right in for added protection, you have a lip balm for any weather condition or simple everyday use. MSRP $4.99

A great value, The Dual Purpose Odorless Lip Balm has been field tested and approved through D2W Guide Gear Program and like all Dead Down Wind Products, it carries the DDW Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.

About Dead Down Wind®:

Dead Down Wind® is a premium supplier of quality scent prevention products and D2W Guide Gear designed to help outdoor enthusiasts become more successful in the field. Dead Down Wind® revolutionized the scent control industry through the development of a bio-engineered process known as ESP™ (Enzyme Scent Prevention). Unlike cover sprays that can only attempt to mask foreign odors or carbon clothing that only attempts to contain it. Dead Down Winds enzymes go well beyond the scope of typical antimicrobials in both effectiveness and the range of odors controlled.

Dave Billman

Taurus Introduces the Protector Polymer Revolver

Taurus Introduces the Protector Polymer Revolver

taurusMIAMI – A modern update on a classic design, the new Taurus® Protector Polymer Series is built for those who want the best of old and new. This revolver is offered with either a classically inspired checkered grip that has the look of wood but the purchase and durability of polymer or a Taurus Ribber Grip®. Taurus’s new polymer hybrid frame makes the revolver lightweight and easy to carry.

This 5-shot revolver is available in .38 Special +P or .357 Magnum ammunition models with blue or matte stainless finish. Additional features include a single action/double-action trigger, highly visible fiber optic front sight and ambidextrous thumb rest.

The .38 Special + P model’s barrel measures 2.5 inches, with an overall length of 6.32 inches and weight of just 18.2 ounces. The .357 Magnum model’s barrel measures 2.5 inches, with an overall length of 6.32 inches and weight of just 18.2 ounces. Like all Taurus handguns the Protector Polymer comes standard with the unique onboard Taurus Security System® that allows users to securely lock the gun using an inconspicuous key-lock. MSRP $445 – $461.

Beginning as a small tool manufacturer in Porto Alegre, Brazil more than sixty years ago, Forjas Taurus, S.A. has become a diversified, international company celebrating its resounding success as one of the world’s leading small arms manufacturers. In 1941 the company produced its first revolver, and in 1984 changed the industry forever by offering customers an unqualified LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™, posting record growth every year since. Taurus brand firearms manufactured by Forjas Taurus are imported into the U.S. and serviced by Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. For additional information about Taurus, visitwww.taurususa.com. High-resolution images are available at www.taurusdownloads.com.

Get A Professional Looking Finish With Presto® Mag Gun Blue From Birchwood Casey

13525 Presto Mag Gun Blue
Mike Capps or Kevin Howard
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DATE: January 2011

Get A Professional Looking Finish With Presto® Mag Gun Blue From Birchwood Casey®

Presto® Mag Gun Blue from Birchwood Casey® is a special cold blue formulation that works well on all types of steel (Except Stainless) to provide a deep blue luster to metal finishes.

The new solution is easy to apply and comes with complete instructions for the do-it-yourself gunsmith to get professional results.

Presto Mag Gun Blue comes in a 3-oz. bottle and sells for a suggested retail price of $9.70.

For more information, consumers can log onto the Birchwood Casey website at www.birchwoodcasey.com, write to 7900 Fuller Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2195 or call 800.328.6156 x7933.

Rossi Introduces Popular Wizard Rifle in New Nickel Finish

MIAMI – With a stylish nickel finish, this Wizard matches a sharp new look with the ability to shoot with up to 23 different caliber options. The Wizard’s ingenious break-open barrel system easily transforms to any other barrel in seconds. Just start with .243 Win. and add additional barrels to the system as desired. The Wizard, with single-shot simplicity, is the perfect choice for year-round hunting and shooting.

Rifle barrel options include .17 HMR, .22LR, .22 Mag., .22-250 Rem, .270 Win., .223, .30-06 SPRG, .308 Win., .35 Whelen, .38-357 Mag., .44 Mag., ..454 Casull, 45-70 Gov. and 7.62×39. Muzzleloader barrel options include .45 and .50. Shotgun barrel options include .410 bore, 28 gauge, 20 gauge, 20 gauge slug, 12 gauge and 12 gauge slug. The Wizard’s barrel measures 23 inches with an overall length of 36.5 inches and weighs seven pounds.

Additional features include cushioned recoil pad with spacer for reduced recoil, uniquely contoured Monte Carlo stock with curved cheek rest, scope mount base, hammer extension, fiber optic front sight for fast, easy target acquisition and the onboard Taurus Security System®. MSRP $352.

The Rossi revolution of firearm design and manufacture started with the founding of the company in 1889 by Amadeo Rossi. For the past 120 years, the tradition of innovation grew along with the company and the Rossi family. Today, Rossi brand firearms still feature the same dedication and innovation in every product. Rossi looks forward to providing its customers with the next generation of great firearms. Rossi Brand firearms are imported into the U.S. and serviced by Braztech International, LC. Rossi is proud to offer a free One-year NRA Membership with the purchase of any Rossi model. For more information about Rossi Firearms, visit www.rossiusa.com. High-resolution images are available at www.rossidownloads.com.

Chevalier Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Chuck Fretwell – chuckf@chevalier-adv.com
Kristin Hunt – kristinh@chevalier-adv.com

X-Bow Laser Bore Sighter by Slammer Hunting Innovations

Crossbow hunting for deer and other big game is spreading across the continent. The northeast region of the United States is establishing deer seasons for crossbows where they have never been allowed before. Even in the western states of Montana and Utah crossbow seasons have been established.

The thousands of hunters who have made the transition to the crossbow and those who will have found that sighting in a crossbow can be a lengthy, time consuming process, but there is help available right now. The X-Bow Laser Bore Sighter by Slammer Hunting Innovations has made the sighting in process quick and simple.

The X-Bow Laser Bore Sighter follows the principles of sighting in with a laser bore sighter for a rifle, but it is in the design of a crossbow arrow with a finely tuned laser which is calibrated to the inside of the arrow shaft. The nock of the arrow is also the switch to activate the laser which is powered by four small batteries located inside the shaft.

The sight in process is best done with the crossbow in a gun vise or similar devise and set up seven (7) yards from the target. Simply slide the laser devise under the string of the crossbow exactly as you would an arrow. Turning the laser on will project a laser dot on the target. Adjust the vise holding the crossbow to there the laser dot in in the center of the bull’s eye, then remove and turn off the X-Bow Laser Bore Sighter at this point.

Then adjust the windage and elevation of the scope or red dot sight to the exact point in the center of the bull’s eye to correlate where the laser dot was located. At this point, the crossbow will be dead on at twenty (20) yards. The whole process takes only a few minutes and your first arrow out of the your crossbow will be in the bull’s eye at twenty yards.

For more information on the X-Bow Laser Bore Sighter go to www.slammerhi.com

Galco Introduces TacSlide Belt Holster

PHOENIX — Galco’s new TacSlide™ combines steerhide and Kydex® for a belt holster that’s fast, concealable, and very economical! Following on the tremendous success of the hybrid KingTuk™ IWB, the TacSlide mates a Kydex holster pocket to a slotted steerhide backplate. An open top and neutral cant make the draw fast and simple. The wide spacing of the 1¾” belt slots pulls the handgun in tight to the body for excellent concealment. The TacSlide’s silhouetted, belt-slide design accommodates multiple barrel lengths on the same basic frame size while simultaneously minimizing overall bulk. Concealment is enhanced with the TacSlide’s forward molded design, which pulls the butt of the pistol close to the body.

The TacSlide is compatible with Crimson Trace Lasergrips®, and is currently offered for popular semiautos and double-action revolvers at an MSRP of $39.95.

Contact Mike Barham for more information on the TacSlide belt holster.

Mike Barham Media Liaison, 800.874.2526 or mikeb@galcogunleather.com