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Aimpoint Receives Editor’s Choice Award

Chantilly, VA, April 15, 2011 – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, announced that the Aimpoint Micro H-1 sight has received an “Editor’s Choice” award from Petersen’s Hunting magazine as part of their recently published red-dot sight field test.

The Micro H-1 is a full featured non-magnifying compact sight that offers hunters a very high degree of versatility as it can be mounted on center and rim fire rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, handguns, and bows. Weighing only 3.7 ounces, these sights are the smallest and lightest red dot sights tough enough to bear the Aimpoint name. The Micro H-1 is fully waterproof, has twelve brightness settings, and provides up to 50,000 hours (over 5 years) of battery life using a single battery.

“Receiving this acknowledgement from such an esteemed publication is true validation for Aimpoint,” said Steven Giordano, Aimpoint’s Vice President of Commercial Sales. “Petersen’s Hunting is one of the oldest and most prominent hunting magazines available. Their understanding of the advantages of hunting with a red dot sight, and this recognition of the Micro H-1 will assist us in delivering that same message to millions of hunters across North America “.

For more information on Aimpoint and Aimpoint products, visit our website at: www.aimpoint.com

Kristi Elrod
Aimpoint Inc.
Phone: (703)263-9795 ext 226

Elite Series Scopes – Bushnell Elite Series Riflescopes Offer High Performance In Any Weather

E2104 Elite Series Riflescopes

E4164 E4164B Elite Series Riflescopes
JPG (lo-res) – TIF (hi-res) JPG (lo-res) – TIF (hi-res)

E6240 Elite Series Riflescopes

E6241 Elite Series Riflescope
January 2011
Mike Capps
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Paul Arnhold – Bushnell Outdoor Products
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Overland Park, Kan. – Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics for more than 60 years, has introduced its 2011 line of Elite series riflescopes. The product line features 18 models enhanced with a host of new features for optimal performance and lasting reliability.

Featuring fully multi-coated optics, the Elite riflescopes deliver 95 percent light transmission across 300 percent more of the visual light spectrum than before. To enhance low-light performance, Bushnell has introduced Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Coating, an anti-reflective coating that allows the best possible light from the front of the glass to the eyepiece, resulting in optimum brightness and true color across the light spectrum.

In addition to providing optical excellence, the Elite riflescope is engineered to withstand the rigors of shooting sports and whatever Mother Nature throws its way. Each scope in the series is 100 percent waterproof, fog proof and shockproof, and the optics are protected with the patented RainGuard HD coating. The permanent, water-resistant finish causes moisture to bead up and scatter less light, allowing this scope to perform even in inclement weather.

Bushnell has introduced argon purging in the Elite line to ensure each scope delivers long-lasting performance. Due to its large atom size, Argon gas is less likely to dissipate from the scope body, doesn’t create chemical reactions that can result in corrosion or degradation of seals, and transfers heat at a slower rate, reducing thermal conduction within the scope.

Hammer forged from tough, high quality T6061 aluminum, the Bushnell Elite series also features a fully integrated saddle for years of service under the toughest conditions. Backed by the Elite Bullet-Proof Warranty – a no questions asked one-year replacement warranty – the Elite series riflescopes offer optical excellence and rock-solid reliability.

For more information about the Bushnell Elite series, visit the Elite 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.

Speer Expands Gold Dot Short Barrel Line With .22 WMR Personal Protection Rounds

LEWISTON, Idaho – Speer® introduces a new Gold Dot® Short Barrel® Personal Protection offering. The .22 Win. Mag. hollow point rounds provide reliable expansion and penetration for use in self defense situations. These new rimfire options are now available.

Gold Dot Standard of Personal Protection
Speer Gold Dot has gained a reputation for high-performance ammunition and brings Personal Protection rounds to the rimfire platform for the first time. The Gold Dot’s reliable expansion and toughness make it suitable for the smaller 22 Win Mag. Those carrying popular handguns chambered in this make-sense caliber now have a go-to option for self defense situations.

Short Barrel, Strong Performance
These loads are designed for compact rimfire handguns and specific self defense applications. A large cavity ensures maximum expansion and terminal ballistics at reduced velocities. Consistent 10 to 11-inch penetration was achieved in factory testing–in barrels as short as two inches.

“We wanted to design a self defense option that catered to the rimfire platform,” said Brand Director Rick Stoeckel. “We engineered these rounds for effective expansion and consistent functioning in close-quarter situations–where performance is absolutely critical.”

To learn more about the new rounds, view other Gold Dot® offerings, or check out the entire lineup of Speer ammunition, visit www.speer-ammo.com.

Part No. Description
0954 22 WMR 40-grain Gold Dot Short Barrel hollow point 1050 fps

About Speer®
Headquartered in Lewiston, Idaho, Speer is part of ATK Security and Sporting. The company has a long-standing reputation for making the world’s finest bullets and in 1996 became one of the first U.S. ammunition manufacturers to achieve ISO 9001 certification for quality. The company manufactures a variety of bullets and cartridges for law enforcement, reloading and sporting applications. More information is available at www.speer-ammo.com or www.speer-bullets.com for component bullets.

Tim Brandt, Speer, 800-322-2342 (ext. 3838) or pressroom@atk.com

Berkley Announces NanoFil Uni-Filament Fishing Line

The world leader in fishing line development introduces a NEW ultimate spinning reel line that pushes the limits for minimum diameter and maximum strength. Berkley® NanoFil™ with its thin smooth texture allows anglers to effortlessly cast further with unsurpassed precision..

Walleye anglers are going to appreciate the markedly longer casts using NanoFil and finesse fishing for bass has never been finer.

NanoFil allows anglers to use lighter line and cast further than they ever have before. Light presentation is a key to catching a wide range of species throughout the year, and NanoFil allows anglers to feel even the softest pickups.

Not a Mono. Not a Braid. The Next Generation of Fishing line. NanoFil is made out of gel-spun polyethylene, much like a superline. This ultimate spinning reel fishing line consists of hundreds of Dyneema® nanofilaments that are molecularly linked and shaped into a unified filament fishing line. Dyneema, The World’s Strongest Fiber™, gives this line superline type strength and our uni-filament process makes it feel and handle like a smooth monofilament.

“Thin and smooth are the first words that you think of when you touch it. Wow! is the first thing you say when you use it.” said Berkley Pro and 2010 Walleye Tournament Champion Johnnie Candle. “I knew on my first cast I was using something different.”

NanoFil line lends itself to a wide variety of techniques, but it is most useful when anglers desire an ultra small diameter line for greater casting yet also desire the ultimate in sensitivity to feel the subtlest of bites.

For best knot strength results use the NanoFil Knot a “Double Palomar” that increases knot strength by over 15% over a standard Palomar knot.

Available in pound tests ranging from 1 to 12 pounds, and unbelievably thin diameters of 0.001″ to 0.008″, Berkley NanoFil is available in 150-, 300- and 1500-yard spools with an MSRP of $19.95 to $179.95.


Pound Tests

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12-pound test


0.001″, 0.002″, 0.003″, 0.004″, 0.005″, 0.006″, 0.007″, 0.008″


Clear Mist

Spool Sizes

150-yard Filler Spool

300-yard Filler Spool

1500-yard Bulk Spool


150-yard Filler Spool:

$19.95 (1-12 pound test);

300-yard Filler Spool:

$38.95 (1-12pound test)

1500-yd Bulk Spool
$179.95 (4-12 pound test)

Uni-Filament: Unified Filament Technology

Effortless Casting

Superb Sensitivity

ZERO Memory

Minimum Diameter, Maximum Strength

The thinnest Berkley line by label rating

Sentry Solutions Introduces Gear Care Kit™ In Travel Size Tin

WILTON, NH- Sentry Solutions, the dry lubrication leader in the military, law enforcement, firearms, and outdoor sporting markets has now packaged the Field Grade Gear Care Kit™in a travel-size tin for in-the-field or on-the-range gear protection.

Sentry Solutions has combined their internationally known Tuf-Cloth™, Tuf-Glide™, a Gatco® Super Micro X sharpener and easy to use lint-free cleaning tools in a pocket-sized tin that will fit in any range bag, backpack, tackle box or glove compartment. The Sentry Solutions products provide a great combination of revolutionary lubrication, protection and sharpening versatility for knives, firearms, and broad heads for a retail price of $23.99.

Tuf-Cloth is the long-lasting, oil-free alternative for oil and silicone rags that prevents rust from forming on any metal surface. The Tuf-Cloth provides a fast-drying, water-displacing micro-bonded barrier against rust, friction and wear by simply wiping the metal surface of knives, tools, or tackle. Unlike silicone products, the Tuf-Cloth does not leave an oily film that attracts dirt.

Tuf-Glide works with the Tuf-Cloth in protecting and lubricating those hard to reach places. Its powerful oil-free rust inhibitor and lubricant are in a quick-drying mineral spirits carrier, which effectively transfers the active lubricants to the micro-pores in any metal surface. After delivering its cleaning action, the carrier evaporates, promoting the bond between the metal and the active ingredients without leaving a sticky residue behind. The dry barrier shield outperforms oil lubricants by more than 14 times in any environment or temperature.

Gatco’s Super Micro X Sharpener is the industry’s leading compact sharpener for knives, arrows and serrated-edged tools. Two fine and two medium sharpening rods are included, as is a built-in angle guide that makes razor-sharp sharpening quick and easy.

The new Sentry Solutions Field Grade Gear Care Kit Tin is also available for customization for events or marketing promotions. For more information on the Sentry Solutions Field Grade Gear Care Kit Tin – visit www.sentrysolutions.com.

About Sentry Solutions:
Sentry Solutions, was incorporated in 1993. Since then, Sentry Solutions has developed dry lubrication products used by the U.S. Military Forces, government agencies, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as hunter, sportsmen, and mariners. Sentry Solutions’ Tuf-Cloth™and Tuf-Glide™have become the benchmark in cleaning and protecting firearms and sports equipment worldwide. www.sentrysolutions.com

Sentry Solutions
Wilton, NH 03086-0214

PR Contact:
Laura Burgess
Laura Burgess Marketing

Laserlyte Accuracy Behind Cabela’s Chamber Bore Sighters

COTTONWOOD, AZ- LaserLyte®, the leader in laser technology for the shooting and hunting industry,in conjunction with outdoor’s most respected brand, Cabela’s®, has created the smallest, most affordable, efficient line-up of chamber boresighters and sleeves for rifles, shotguns and pistols. Built on the premise of saving customers time and money, the LaserLyte Cabela’s boresighters are all made in the USA and machined to the highest S.A.A.M.I. specifications.

The Cabela’s Premium .223 Boresighter uses the latest in microelectronics with an all digital circuitry and high-definition laser diode producing a reliable and constant crystal clear red dot for precision boresighting. The collimating lens system and high definition diode produce the most accurate laser alignment for sighting in scopes and iron sights on the market today. Machined using aerospace-grade tolerances, the Premium .223 Boresighter is available for $99.99.

The LaserLyte Cabela’s Professional .223 Boresighter, like the Premium, provides reliable calibrated laser alignment for sighting in scopes and open sights. Simply place the unit in the chamber and close the action to activate the laser. The activated laser, centered automatically in the barrel, will project a straight laser beam to the target and allow for precision optical alignment. MSRP $69.99.

Both the Premium and the Professional .223 Boresighters can be used to sight in a variety of calibers by using additional sleeves (sold separately) making the LaserLyte Cabela’s .223 Boresighters as versatile as they are accurate. Each sleeve is precision machined to the exacting standards of S.A.A.M.I. and made from 100% brass. Chamber sleeve calibers available include:

.22-250 (MSRP $19.99)
.243/.308/7mm-08 (MSRP $19.99)
.25-06/.270/.30-06 (MSRP $19.99)
7mm Rem./.264/.338
.280 WSM/.300 WS/.325 WSM
.300 Win. (MSRP $19.99)
.300 WBY (MSRP $19.99)
.30-30 (MSRP $19.99)
.45-70 (MSRP $19.99)
7mm/.300/.375 Ultra (MSRP $19.99)
20 Gauge (MSRP $24.99)
12 Gauge (MSRP $24.99)

Adjust pistol sights and scopes using the LaserLyte Cabela’s Professional Chamber Pistol Boresighter in any of the three popular pistol calibers; 9mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP. Lock the handgun slide back, place the boresighter in the action, release the slide and the boresighter is activated. All three Professional Laser Chamber Boresighers are precision machined to S.A.A.M.I. standards with full Class III A, 5 milli-watt laser power for $59.99 each.

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 Facebookor Twitter. Visit the LaserLyte YouTubepage for all the LaserLyte action.

Laura Burgess Marketing
P: 252-288-5805

Lyman’s Introduces new “Ideal Model™” Sharps Rifle

Lyman – a leader in the field of reloading and bullet casting – introduces an elegant Sharps style rifle. Scaled down in size and weight, the design is a superior, single shot hunting rifle in the renowned .38-55 and .22 Hornet chamberings. Named the Ideal Model, the rifle’s streamlined lock profile and vintage-style laser engraving are a Lyman exclusive and unavailable elsewhere. Further, Lyman’s proven tang sight and globe front sight combine with the rifle’s double set triggers to deliver the full measure of accuracy this premium rifle offers.

Most important among the exclusive features of this single shot are the Lyman specified bore dimensions. Defined by Lyman’s ballistic laboratory, the bore is optimized for both cast and jacketed bullet performance. Additional specs include: Overall length: 42″, Rate of Twist: 1/18, Weight: 6lbs, Barrel Length: 26″. The rifle is manufactured exclusively for Lyman by Chiappa Firearms, Italy.

Other Ideal Model exclusive premium features include: Custom Lyman Tang Sight With Target And Hunting Apertures, Precision Lyman Globe Front Sight With Inserts, Distinctive Streamlined Receiver Profile and a Bright Finish Receiver with Vintage Style Laser Engraving.

The Lyman Ideal Model .38-55 Win (#6003855) and .22 Hornet (#6000022) Sharps Rifles, as well as all Lyman products and brands, are available nationally through firearms and sporting goods dealers and mail order companies. Pachmayr, TacStar, Trius Traps, A-Zoom Precision Snap Caps, Butch’s Gun Care, Uni-Dot and Targdots are also Lyman brands.

For more information or to request Lyman’s newest full line catalog online visit www.lymanproducts.com or contact: Lyman Products Corp. 475 Smith St, Middletown CT 06457 • 860-632-2020

LRF 600 – Simmons Expands Their Laser Rangefinder Offerings With The New LRF 600

801405 LRF600

801406 LRF600 Camo
JPG (lo-res) – TIF (hi-res) JPG (lo-res) – TIF (hi-res)
January 2011
Mike Capps
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Paul Arnhold – Bushnell Outdoor Products
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Simmons Introduces New Compact, Economical Laser Rangefinder

Overland Park, Kan. — Simmons, a leader in high-quality, high-value sporting optics for more than 25 years, has added a laser rangefinder to its 2011 product line. The new LRF600 laser rangefinder features 4x magnification and a 600-yard laser rangefinder with +/- one-yard accuracy.

Available in two models – black and A-TACS camouflage – the LRF600 offers excellent quality at a great price. The new model has an easy to use vertical design with one-button operation. This compact device weighs less than eight ounces, and features weather resistant housing designed to withstand less than ideal conditions.

The LRF600 accurately reads distances from 10-600 yards/meters, with +/- one-yard accuracy, and is powered by a single 9-volt battery. The optics feature 4x magnification and the unit has an in-view LCD display for a bright and clear sight picture.

The Simmons LRF600 is available in black for a suggested retail price of $119.99 and the new A-TACS camouflage for $139.99. Both units include a Simmons carrying case.

Product Specs
Model # 801405 801406
Range (yds) 10-600 10-600
Magnification 4x 4x
Housing Color Black A-TACS Camouflage
Size (in / mm) 1.9×3.6×4.2 / 50x107x103 1.9×3.6×4.2 / 50x107x103
Weight (oz / g) 7.7 / 278 7.7 / 278
Case Carrying Carrying
Battery Type 9-volt (not included) 9-volt (not included)
Ranging Performance
RFLCTV (yds) 600 600
Tree (yds) 400 400
Deer (yds) 200 200
Accuracy (yds) +/-1 +/-1

For more information about the Simmons LRF600, visit the online product page. To learn more about Simmons and its complete line of sporting optics, visit www.simmonsoptics.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®, Millett®, Simmons® and Final Approach® brand names. For information about any of these brands or products, please contact Bushnell Public Relations at (913) 752-6105.

MagAero Systems Named Exclusive Importer and Distributor of OKO Sights

MagAero Systems has been appointed the exclusive importer and distributor for the full line of OKO Red Dot Reflex sights, sight mounts, and accessories.

The OKO Red Dot Reflex Sights are manufactured in the Czech Republic employing high quality optics and space age composites. OKO Sights are available in several mounting styles including Weaver Rail, Dovetail, and a specialty mount system. Models are available with 3 MOA, 4 MOA, 6 MOA or 8 MOA dot sizes. The OKO Red Dot Sight uses the readily available 2032 coin cell battery, and provides excellent battery life. With a three year Warranty against any defects in manufacture or workmanship, the OKO Sight is one of the best-backed sights available.

In competition, where light weight, reliability, and a bright and clear dot are extremely important, the OKO Sight is a top choice.

Available now, the OKO Red Dot sights have a suggested retail price ranging from $244.95 to $269.95 depending on type of mount system.

Consumers can order OKO Red Dot Reflex Sights online from Magnum Shooters Supply at www.MagnumShootersSupply.com. Firearms dealers interested in handling the OKO line of red dot sights can contact MagAero Systems for dealer information.

Mike Gallion
(360) 321-6258 or magaero@whidbey.com

Predator Tactical Announces Night Shrike

Tempe, Arizona–Predator Tactical announces the new Night Shrike 1911. Day or night this gun is ready for the fight! 100% Made in America to Matt Burkett’s demanding specifications, this stainless and aluminum 4″ commander length handgun features a tactical rail, fiber optic or night front sight, adjustable or fixed rear sight, and the exclusive Predator Tac-Well©. The gun is built on the finest 1911 parts available, the Wilson Combat© Bullet Proof© parts line, and includes a custom Briley match barrel and Crimson Trace Master Series grips.

From practical shooting to tactical operations, the Night Shrike sets a higher standard in custom guns. Each handgun is 100% backed with a no BS warranty and comes with one complete refinishing! Each gun is broken in, zeroed and must pass a 100 round test firing with 100% reliability before it is shipped.

The Shrike ships with 2 fitted and tested 8 round Wilson Combat magazines and a range bag. This gun is built for you. Personalization is available on any part, including finishing. You can have your name on the magazines, side of the gun, etc. The pistol comes in either a two tone finish or all blacked out. The Night Shrike 1911 is available in .45 ACP and weighs 30 ounces unloaded.

Lifetime service policy. The only limitation to our Lifetime Service Policy is that no other company or person shall perform any gunsmithing or modifications without specific authorization from the factory. All service policies and refinish work are void if modified by anyone other than the factory. ALL FEDERAL LAWS APPLY TO PURCHASE. You must supply an FFL for transfer to your dealer.

Pricing & Availability
The custom made Shrike 1911 is now available for immediate ordering through Predator Tactical’s online store www.predatortactical.com with delivery in three weeks or less.

Predator Tactical LLC provides innovative firearms, accessories, instructional videos, and professional firearms training throughout the world.

Matt Burkett
Predator Tactical LLC
(602) 652-2864