SCI to Auction Rifle Number Four in Series of Five World Heritage Guns at the 46th Annual SCI Hunters’ Convention

Ryan Breeding rifle custom

Custom gunmaker Ryan Breeding of Nampa, Idaho, has been selected to design and build number four in the series of five SCI World Heritage Rifle Series guns. The rifle will be auctioned during the 46th Annual SCI Hunters’ Convention, January 31–February 3, 2018, in Las Vegas. This one-of-a-kind rifle will represent Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and Tropical Pacific Ocean Islands), as the theme in the series.

The Breeding rifle is built on a double square bridge Magnum Mauser action by Granite Mountain Arms in Phoenix, Arizona. The gun is chambered in the venerable .375 H&H caliber, with the capability to take down trophies of the Australia and New Zealand region, including water buffalo, banteng and red stag, along with other large game throughout the world.

The rifle comes with open sights that are integral to the barrel, as well as a quick detachable 30mm Swarovski Z8 scope. The rifle is a true custom creation, with almost all of the parts specifically designed for the gun, featuring beautiful wood and metal finishes embellished by master engraver Lee Griffiths of Hyde Park, Utah. In a nod to the Oceania theme, the stock also features a buffalo horn fore-end tip.

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Breeding works closely with the Tech Help New Product Development Team (NDP) at Boise State University to create 3D printed models of his designs before putting them into production. One unique feature of the new Heritage Rifle will be that all of the gun’s screw heads will be hidden, creating a sleek seamless look.

The rifle comes with its own custom-designed display cabinet by Julian & Sons. It will be an elegant, free-standing piece paneled on all sides with hand-selected premium black walnut and finished with hand-rubbed Danish oil.

“I’ve made a lot of custom guns in my 35-year career, but this gun is totally something I have never done before.” said Breeding. “I build every gun like I was doing it for myself, especially this one. My primary concern is functionality and reliability. The gun will be delivered to the convention finished, sighted-in and ready to perform.”

To register to attend, click here – www.showsci.org

Browning Steps Up The Game With The New X-Bolt Pro Rifle

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From Browning:

Browning has introduced a rifle that many are calling a “semi-custom production rifle.” What gives the X-Bolt Pro this classification is the level of specialized finishing touches and higher-end construction that is above the already top-tier X-Bolt family of hunting rifles.

The new Browning X-Bolt Pro has many features that set it apart from the average production rifle. Most notably, the stock is a second generation design that is constructed using a full 360° carbon fiber wrap with a compressed foam core. The stock is extremely lightweight, rigid and includes textured gripping panels, a palm swell and is coated with Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish for added protection.

X-Bolt Pro Rifle Browning

The receiver of the rifle is corrosion-resistant stainless steel with the durable Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish applied. It is glass bedded into the stock for accuracy and is drilled and tapped for the solid X-Lock scope mounts.

The fluted barrel of the X-Bolt Pro is a lightweight sporter contour and features a new proprietary lapping process that provides consistent, superior accuracy, reduced fouling and easier bore cleaning. The barrel lapping also allows customers to avoid the need for a time-consuming break-in process. The muzzle of the barrel is threaded to accept the included muzzle brake or thread protector cap. This rifle is ready to go, right from the box.

The X-Bolt Pro has a classy looking spiral fluted bolt and enlarged fluted bolt knob that aids in sure operation. Like the stock, the barrel, bolt and bolt handle are coated with the Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish that looks great and mutes the color of the gun for better concealability from keen eyes.

Other Features:

  • Feather Trigger
  • Free-floated barrel
  • Bolt unlock button
  • 60° bolt lift
  • Rotary magazine
  • Tang safety
  • Inflex recoil pad
  • Sling swivel studs

The X-Bolt Pro is available in the following calibers:

Caliber             Barrel Length             Weight                        Suggested Retail Price

6.5 Creedmoor            22                    6lbs. 1 oz.                    $1,999.99

308 Win                      22                    6lbs. 1 oz.                    $1,999.99

30-06 Spfld                 22                    6lbs. 5 oz.                    $1,999.99

300 Win Mag              26                    6lbs. 9 oz.                    $2,039.99

28 Nosler                    26                    6lbs. 10 oz.                  $2,069.99

300 WSM                    23                    6lbs. 5 oz.                    $2,039.99

26 Nosler                    22                    6lbs. 10 oz.                  $2,069.99

7mm Rem Mag          26                    6lbs. 10 oz.                  $2,039.99

270 Win                      22                    6lbs. 6 oz.                    $1,999.99

 

For more information on Browning products, please visit the website at www.browning.com.

 

Video: Pumpkin Shot from One Mile Away


A fun video of Leupold!

From Leupold:

“To celebrate Halloween, the Leupold Optics Academy headed to the range to carve out a pumpkin. Using a precision engineered Leupold Mark 4 ERT 6.5-20×50 M5A2 scope mounted on a .300 Win Mag, the team took aim from a mile away. Watch the video to see how they performed in the windy conditions.”

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Hoyt Announces New HyperForce Bow


Hoyt has announced the new HyperForce bow with a video breakdown.

From Hoyt:

“One look at the 2018 Hoyt Hyperforce and you will see that it’s an engineering masterpiece. Our most advanced aluminum bow to date, the Hyperforce is a bow ready to perform on any hunt. Bring it on.”

To check out more from Hoyt, click here.

New Bush Craft Series of Knives from Browning

Browning is expanding their extensive line of knives and adding a new family called Bush Craft. This new line features several fixed blade models designed with the hunter and camper in mind.

Bush Craft Ultra knife

The Bush Craft Ultra has an overall length of 9” with a 4-1/6” flat ground, brush finished, fixed drop/skinner blade shape. The blade is made of 7Cr17MoV stainless steel and features ant-skid grooves on the spine. The knife offers rugged full-tang construction with a black G-10 laminate scales kept in place with flush fit mosaic pins. Included is a brown top grain leather belt sheath with a retaining strap and embossed with a Buckmark logo. Retail price is $39.99.

Bush Craft Ignite black sheath knife

Featuring an carbide fire starter, the Bush Craft Ignite knife is available in two models — one with a checkered cocobolo wood handle and the other with a black G-10 handle. Both include a fixed drop point blade made of 7Cr17MoV stainless steel and showcase the Browning Buckmark logo laser engraved in the handle. The cocobolo model has a polished stainless bolster and butt cap. The G-10 model includes a partially serrated blade edge and a brushed stainless bolster and butt cap. Both models have an overall length of 8-7/8” with a 4-1/4” blade. A top grain leather sheath with a pocket for the fire starter is included. Retail price for each knive is $59.99.

Bush Craft Camp knife

Designed for heavy-duty work around a campsite, the Bush Craft Camp knife is built tough with full-tang construction. The 9-1/16” flat ground blade is made of 440 stainless steel and the overall length of the knife is 15”. The blade is a fixed semi-bolo design with a titanium finish. An injection-molded, heavily checkered, polymer handle affords a sure grip. The knife has a lanyard eyelet and comes with a rugged reinforced nylon belt sheath with a snapped retaining strap. Retail price is $39.99.

The Bush Craft Knife/Light Combo features a sharp fixed blade knife and a handy pen light that fits securely into a special sleeve in the reinforced nylon belt sheath. The knife has a hollow ground 4-1/2” blade made of 7Cr17MoV stainless steel. The handle is a black injection molded design with heavy checkering for a sure grip. Overall length is 8-1/2”. The pen light produces 60 lumens of light from 2 AAA batteries (included) and will run up to 2-1/2 hours. Suggested retail for the combo is $49.99.

Badlands Announces New Apparel

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From Badlands:

West Jordan, UT –  Already featuring apparel pieces covering hunters from base layers to fully weatherproof outers, Badlands shifted focus to filling in the gaps for its fall 2017 apparel line. An emphasis on comfort and simplicity produced five new “can’t live without them” clothing items including:

  • Badlands Rev Jacket (MSRP: $129.99)
    • Single layer, lightweight softshell jacket for mild to cool conditions
    • Wind/Water resistant outer
    • Bio-Mapped stretch side panels for maneuverability and temperature regulation
    • Teflon® Shield + coating to repel water and stainsBadlands Rev jacket
  • Badlands Flex Hoodie (MSRP: $79.99)
    • Wind-resistant flexible mid-layer
    • Grid fleece for moisture management and temperature regulation
    • DWR coating for water and wind resistance
    • Half-zip with hoodBadlands Flex Hoodie
  • Algus Tech Long Sleeve (MSRP: $79.99)
    • Long sleeve version of best-selling Algus top
    • Super lightweight moisture-wicking base or outer layer
    • CoolTouch™ Sweat-activated cooling liner
    • Silvadur™ Antimicrobial technology for odor management
    • Quick-dry fabricBadlands Beartooth Jacket
  • Beartooth Jacket and Vest (MSRP: $89.99 Jacket $79.99 Vest)
    • Polartec® Fleece outer for complete silent hunting
    • Breathable and quick-dry
    • Zippered hand pockets/zippered chest pocket
    • Bio-mapped construction for temperature regulation
    • Built for the hunt or casual wearBadlands Beartooth vest

Giving hunters the ultimate peace of mind, all Badlands apparel, packs and accessories feature a legendary Unconditional Lifetime Warranty. All five new pieces are available now. Learn more at http://www.badlandspacks.com.

Now in its 24th year, Badlands continues to focus on exceptional quality, continuing innovation, unmatched performance and as always, the only unconditional lifetime warranty in the industry.

Browning Crossbows Expands Line in 2017

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Browning Crossbows has added a new crossbow to their line for 2017. The new OneSevenOne crossbow is the culmination of years of design and development. The new bow is in the Zero7® series, the only crossbow line with the precision and performance to wear the Browning Buckmark name and logo.

Browning Crossbows has taken the proven design of their OneSixOne and OneSixTwo crossbows introduced in 2016 and incorporated additional innovative new features in to the OneSevenOne. At 390 FPS, the OneSevenOne is the fastest model to date in the Browning Crossbow line.

Patented features of the OneSevenOne combine to deliver performance not seen in a crossbow before. Leading the way to outstanding performance is the Triggertech ADF (anti-dry fire) trigger. With a crisp pull weight of just 3 lbs., the Frictionless Release Technology™ trigger feels like a good rifle trigger and generates smooth and repeatable shots.

Each Zero7® crossbow from Browning features the flight track hook groove along the length of both sides of the bow. This ensures positive, consistent draws of the bow string which also adds to accuracy. The OneSevenOne Crossbow comes with a rope cocking device. An integrated crank cocking device is available as an accessory; it stores in the butt stock of the bow and is easily removed for use when cocking the bow.

Browning OneSevenOne crossbow

The OneSevenOne has 135 ft. lbs. kinetic energy and a power stroke of 14.625”. The draw weight is 170 lbs. and the total weight of the bow is 7.2 lbs. The overall length of the bow is 36.75”and the width is 19.875”. The bow comes in Realtree Max5® camouflage.

Key Features:

  • Soft-Touch Foregrip
  • Integrated Flight Track Groove
  • Left, Right, Underside Picatinny Rails
  • Custom Laminated Limbs
  • Forged Aluminum RiserBrowning OneSevenOne crossbow profile

Accessories Included:

  • Cross 1.5×32 mm Illuminated Crossbow Scope
  • Browning Soft-Sound String Suppressors
  • Browning Rope Cocking Device
  • Premium Browning Quiver
  • Three 22” Carbon Arrows

For more information on Browning Crossbows, visit www.BrowningCrossbows.com