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Tri-Tronics named as the Official E-Collar of the Hunting Retriever Club

Tucson, AZ – The Hunting Retriever Club (HRC) and Tri-Tronics have renewed their sponsorship contract, preserving Tri-Tronics’ status as the organization’s official and exclusive e-collar manufacturer.

“Tri-Tronics has long served as a great partner for the Hunting Retriever Club,” remarked HRC President, Michael Witt. “They are committed to assisting each of our 132 chapters, both of our national Grands, and various other projects in promoting the HRC mission”.

“Conceived by hunters, for hunters,” is both the philosophy and reality of the Hunting Retriever Club. The organization was formed in 1984, and has over 8,500 active members in 132 Clubs in 36 states and 2 provinces. The HRC is a family-oriented organization offering outdoor fun and fellowship to its participants. Participation by women and children is strongly encouraged and a wholesome atmosphere is maintained at all times.

“The Hunting Retriever Club has had an incredible impact on the sporting dog world by expanding opportunities for waterfowlers and retriever owners,” commented Gary Williams, Marketing and Sales Manager of Tri-Tronics. “The HRC’s vital role in the retriever community makes our sponsorship a key component of our marketing strategy, and besides, we just plain like hunting dogs!”

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

Warner Smith
(520) 258-7729

The New Eclipse XT, perfect for Turkey!

The new Eclipse XT featuring its attractive black carbon finish is a natural for blind hunting.  With turkey season just around the corner the Eclipse XT is the perfect hunting companion.   This sleek looking crossbow is no slouch in the performance department, with arrow speeds of 330 fps and a 200 lb. draw weight the Eclipse XT  can harvest anything from turkey to moose.  The Eclipse XT kit includes many optional features such as the S5 Sound Suppression System, matching carbon finish cheek piece and the popular Shadow-Zone scope including an illuminated multi-plex reticle that can be switched to either red or green.  Along with these great options the Eclipse XT kit also includes a rope cocking aid, 4 Firebolt carbon arrows, 4- 150 grain field points, 4-arrow quiver in matching carbon finish and quiver mount, everything you need to get started.  See your Excalibur dealer today and be the first to own this exciting new turkey slayer!

Detailed Review of the TruGlo Dual Color 1×30 Red-Dot SightDetailed Review of the TruGlo Dual Color 1×30 Red-Dot Sight

Detailed Review of the TruGlo Dual Color 1×30 Red-Dot Sight

This review was created by Nick Pullano of  P&P Outdoors for Webyshops.com.

SML Ruger/Kel-Tec .380 – CK-AMF – MSRP $109.95

Ruger® LCP Side Mount Laser

LaserLyte® answers the growing demand for lasers specific to the increasingly popular conceal carry market with the new Ruger LCP Side Mount Laser (CK-AMF). At half the cost of a leading competitor, the CK-AMF fits on the side of the Ruger LCP and the Kel-Tec .380 and .32. Easy to mount on the gun by simply pushing out and replacing the stock pins with the new screws (included).  Then push the ergonomic activation button with the index finger and the laser is on target. The CK-AMF design works also as a finger guide that allows for safe trigger control without blocking the laser beam. The programmable laser features a pulse or constant on mode and also has an auto-off function to prevent an unwanted battery drain. The side mounted laser allows the pistol to fit in virtually any nylon pocket holster. The new LaserLyte Ruger LCP Side Mount Laser is compact and light, and foremost – deadly

– Product Number: CK-AMF
– Compatible Firearms: Ruger LCP, Kel-Tec .380 and .32
– Power Output: Class IIIA, 5mw
– Laser module: 650nm
– Batteries: four 377 batteries
– Battery Life: 5 hrs. constant on, 10 hrs. pulse mode (normal usage)
– Weight (with plate): .25 ounces/ 9 grams
– Length/Width/Height: 3.65 in./92.71mm Width: .56 in./17.22 mm H: .380 in./9.65mm
– Range at Night: 500 yd., 457.2 m

Disse Gear Demonstrates Their New Rugged Leather Belt

Ed Disse of Disse Gear shows their new rugged leather belt designed for concealed carrying.  He also teaches how to measure to get your proper belt size.  Order your American made, custom Disse leather belt from Webyshops.com.

Vortex Viper HS Riflescopes Review

I got my new Viper HS Scope around the holidays (2011). I make my living in the outdoors and my optics come with me everywhere. If they are not tough and clear, they don’t make it.

I have been using Vortex Razor Spotting Scope for two years and love it. When it came time for a new scope for my elk rifle, I wanted try a Vortex rifle scope and see how it compared.  I have had this Vortex Viper HS for a few months. I have not used it extensively in all conditions, but I have put a lot of rounds down-range and I am very impressed.

Quick highlights:

An unbeatable warranty that I can hunt with.

Very sharp image, even in low light.

I love the resettable 0 turrets, so handy!

Solid, strong, very well built

B.D.C. (Bullet Drop Compensation ) Reticle


Slightly heavier than my old Weaver,but so much better!

More details:

I am not a bench-rest shooter; I am a hunter. I hunt rugged country throughout Wyoming. Some of the areas I hunt may be miles on foot or horse into the wilderness. I demand a scope that will not let me down. I have had other scopes fog up after hunting in the snow. When you are in the back country, you can’t run back to the truck to switch out gear. Equipment failure can ruin a hunt.

I believe this Vortex Viper is up to the challenge of fall hunting in the Rockies. I really like a scope that has a minimum zoom of 2.5x. I find this very useful for hunting elk in dark timber, when quick target acquisition, in low light, might make the difference between a full freezer and an empty belly.  With the 10x maximum zoom, I feel comfortable taking those longer shots. The 44mm objective lens on the Viper lets in a ton of light. This scope may extend my shooting time by an extra 30 minutes in the morning and evening. The clear, sharp image and the B.D.C reticle have added 150 yards to my shooting range. Other features that I think will be very useful are the windage marking on the reticIe which can be used to accurately estimate range–very useful in hunting situations.  I really love how these turrets adjust. They are easy to use and once you are sighted in, you can reset the markers to your own personal zero.

I know there are many good scopes out there. The biggest reason I love this scope is the support I get form Vortex. The lifetime unconditional warranty is unbeatable! Period! Every time I have had a question about a product, Vortex has been friendly and helpful. This scope is the same price or less than other comparable scopes, and Vortex is a U.S,-based company. I highly recommend this scope! Happy hunting and shooting!

This review was written by Jeff Wohl a Vortex Customer and provided for use by Vortex Optics.

Steiner Introduces New Merlin Pro Line

GREELEY, CO- In the falcon family, the Merlin is a keen-eyed predator with a unique robustness that makes it an exceptionally effective bird of prey. In the binocular world, the Steiner Merlin has emulated many of the attributes of its namesake, making the Merlin a favorite among birders and outdoor enthusiasts. For 2012, Steiner has upgraded this series with the introduction of the new Merlin Pro line.

These lightweight, compact roof-prism binoculars have been upgraded with several new features and are now available in four models: 8×42, 10×32, 10×42 and 10×50. Birders and wildlife observers will appreciate the rapid target acquisition and close focusing these binoculars offer.

“We think the birding community will be excited about the new Merlin Pro line with its enhanced features,” stated Rob Siemers, general manager. “These binoculars offer features and performance previously found only on binoculars costing twice as much.”

One of the most important upgrades for the Merlin Pro line is the high-contrast optical coatings that ensure brighter images with maximum color fidelity, while minimizing color fringing. Additionally, new twist-up eyepieces with contoured eye cups adjust perfectly to the desired amount of eye-relief for a crystal-clear image with or without eyeglasses. The new, Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) armoring makes the Merlin Pro rugged enough to withstand any weather conditions or rough handling.

Like its predecessor, the new Merlin Pro offers precise center focusing with incredible close focusing capabilities, long eye relief and phase-corrected roof prisms. It is lightweight, fogproof and waterproof. The unique earth-tone brown coloring of the Merlin Pros was specially developed by Steiner to blend into the outdoor environment.

Each binocular comes with a padded travel case, removable neoprene rain-guards for the ocular lenses and objective lens caps, and a padded neck strap for comfortable carrying and viewing at all times.

Available at retailers nationwide the first quarter of 2012, the suggested retail prices for the new Merlin Pro line are: 8×42 – $499; 10×32 – $499; 10×42 – $599; and 10×50 – $699.

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. For more information, contact: Steiner Binoculars, 920 54th Avenue, Suite 200, Greeley, CO 80634; call (970) 356-1670; or visit the company website at www.steiner-binoculars.com. Be sure to visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SteinerOptics.

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Steiner Merlin Pro Technical Specifications:
Product Item No. Weight Field of View Eye Relief Close Focusing
8×42 4481 18.3 oz 368 ft. @ 1,000 yds. 17.3 mm 6.6 ft.
10×32 4321 21.1 oz. 346 ft. @ 1,000 yds. 16.9 mm 6.6 ft.
10×42 4581 26.1 oz. 316 ft. @ 1,000 yds. 16 mm 6.6 ft.
10×50 4681 33.1 oz. 301 ft. @ 1,000 yds. 17 mm 6.6 ft.

Karen Lutto (830) 755-4308 karen@hunteroc.com
Mike Nischalke (703) 380-3595 mike@hunteroc.com

Heli-Hunting Hogs with Barnett Crossbows

Wildgame Nation goes on the first helicopter hunt using crossbows

Introduction to Einstien’s E-collar

This video gives some basic advice on using the e-collar to train your dog.

A Detailed Look at the Vortex Crossfire II Riflescope

Vortex is an industry leader in optics and affordability. Watch as Jimmy discusses all the features of the Crossfire II riflescope. When you are ready to make your purchase, you will want to check out www.webyshops.com – great pricing, fast shipping, and the best customer service team in the business.