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All-New 2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450

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Are you an ATV/SxS hunter or just plain tired of having to pack out every animal after a hunt? Well Yamaha’s newest Kodiak 450 may just be the right solution for you. Built right here in the U.S. in Newnan, Georgia, the 450 is the little brother to the best-selling Kodiak 700. But make no mistake, smaller does not imply capability. The 421cc fuel-injected engine and all-new chassis gives you all the power needed for …

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Gear for Steep and Deep Elk Hunting

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A faint bugle right at dusk is the last thing you want to hear before going home—unless your home happens to be on your back. Have you ever gone after elk? I mean, really gone after elk? I’m not talking day hikes in and out for a few miles. I mean strap a minimal amount of gear on your back, point a compass to the deepest, darkest hole, and don’t come out until your pack …

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Mathews Halon 32 And Avail

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For 2017, Mathews introduces a longer, 32-inch axle-to-axle version of last year’s popular Halon to reduce string angle at full draw and provide an edge of added stability. Also new is a slightly different riser geometry, speed nocks (as opposed to monkey tails), an all-black grip (though the design is the same Flatback grip introduced last year), and some different finish options. Retained is the Crosscentric Cam System that produces a super smooth draw cycle …

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Cleaning Your Rifle

In Gear 101, The Hunt by Wayne van Zwoll1 Comment

My cleaning routine is rooted in habit—and advice from intelligent riflemen who think cleaning important. First, you need a place to shove the dirt… A big wicker basket on the brick apron of my wood stove holds kindling and old newsprint. It’s a natural patch-catcher, broad enough to snare the spray of soiled solvent from brushes popping free of rifle muzzles. You’ve no kindling bin? Muzzle-mounted receptacles like Splatter Box, Patch Hog and Muzzle Mate …

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Preparation of Sports Optics

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It is no secret that hunter preparation weighs heavily in a successful outcome afield. Although it is often said; “better to be lucky than good”, when it comes to caring for, checking and preparing your quality optics, there is no room for chance. Follow these easy steps to your next successful pursuit.

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Homemade Bullet-Stops

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With time and money being two of the main reasons most of us don’t hit the range as often as we should, why not make the most out of your time there? With some old newspapers, magazines and a few boxes of gelatin the range can be a whole lot of fun. A good chunk of ballistics gel that you see on television crime dramas will run north of $400. For less than $100, you …

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Hunting with Lower Magnification

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In today’s world we often hear the phrase; “Bigger is better” or “More for the money”. However experience has demonstrated that this is not always the optimum case when discussing optics; specifically as it relates to binocular magnification for use while hunting. Hunting with lower magnification binoculars whether in dense hardwoods or the open prairie can be far more practical than with the higher power options. Hands down the most common choice that consumers immediately …