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Gear Featured in Our Fall 2006 Issue

Winchester.jpgThe Super X3 Camo Field 31/2-inch 12-gauge semiautomatic shotgun from Winchester features the Quadra-Vent forward ducting system that emits excess gases forward from the forend away from the shooter. The gas-operated Active Valve action cycles a wide variety of loads and reduces recoil more effectively than recoil-operated systems. The synthetic stock is concealed by Mossy Oak New Break-up and has Dura-Touch Armor Coating for added grip, feel and protection. Contact Winchester at (800) 333-3288 or www.winchesterguns.com.

The Tactikka XP healamp from Petzl has a 1-watt, high-output LED with Petzl.jpgthree lighting levels (boost, wide-angle and emergency strobe) that can operate up to 120 hours on three AAA batteries. The headlamp also comes with three colored lenses: red for night preservation; green for night visibility environs; and blue for fluid identification and tracking. An integrated lens carrier is located on the headband to store a second lens. Contact Petzl at (801) 926-1500  www.petzl.com.

Browning HiViz.jpgThe HiViz Magni-Optic Sight from Browning makes the sight visible in the periphery of the shooting eye only. The shooter’s head position on the stock must be correct in order to see the sight, which allows both eyes to be open for improved target acquisition and more accurate shooting. The sight also compromises for cross-eye dominance. Contact Browning at (800) 333-3288 or www.browning.com.

The waterproof and fogproof Nikon Monarch Laser800 range-finder features Mon Laser800.jpgthe tru-Target ranging system, which lets you range smaller objects at the push of a button. The Distant Target Priority mode lets you confidently range objects obscured by cover. The lightweight 6X monocular has a 21-mm objective with multicoated, anti-reflective glass. Contact Nikon at (800) 248-6846 or www.nikonusa.com.

Rocky.jpgThe Rocky TrailBlade Series boots have waterproof construction that’s available with 200 or 800 grams of Thinsulate insulation. The boots have soft, durable, full-grain leather and Cordura nylon uppers in either brown or Mossy Oak Break-Up. The tri-density outsole construction and heel stabilizer give mobile hunters a sturdy, yet lightweight boot. Contact Rocky at (740) 753-1951 or www.rockyboots.com.

Primos’ A-Frame Trio Pak includes all three of its A-Frame diaphragms along Primos.jpgwith a Mini A-Frame mouth call. The A-Frame’s construction is designed to fit the contour of your mouth, thereby trapping the reeds and keeping the perfect amount of tension so the calls will continue to sound great over time. The pack also includes a mouth-call case. Contact Primos at (800) 523-2395 or www.primos.com.

Gamehide.jpgThe new Drizzle jacket and pant from Gamehide provide complete waterproof protection, yet remain breathable. The Airflow system, a series of zippered vents and a mesh lining that acts like a chimney by recirculating air, adds comfort. The jacket and pants are made from HyperHide, a soft and quiet high-performance, two-layered, bonded-fleece material. The jacket’s Freedom Sleeve  design will not restrict movement, and both the jacket and pants have ample storage room for gear. Contact Gamehide at (888) 267-3591 or www.gamehide.com.

Knight & Hale Game Calls’ Wet Willy box call never needs chalk and Wet  Willy.jpgoperates in driving rain, thanks to a waterproof coating. The Wet Willy is capable of producing sweet, seductive hen yelps on one side of the box, while the other side casts out deeper, coarser tom/jake yelps. Contact Knight & Hale at (479) 782-8971 or www.knightandhale.com.

Glass Witch.jpg Hunter’s Specialties’ Glass Witch features a specially formulated and processed glass surface that’s carefully laid in a pot of composite wood. The call produces a wide varitey of sounds, including high-pitched clucks to raspy hen yelps and cutts. The call comes complete with a hickory Cross-Cut striker and a call conditioner. Contact Hunter’s Specialties at (319) 395-0321 or www. hunterspec.com.

The 17-pound Enforcer hub-style blind from Yukon Yukon Tr..jpgTracks sets up quickly, stands 80 inches high and measures 70 inches square. It has zippered shoot-through windows on all four sides and a full-length zippered door. The room-darkening interior hides you from wild game. Contact Yukon Tracks at (800) 345-6007 or www.ardisam.com.

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