Cartridge Comparison Guide Completes Poster Series for Wildcat and Proprietary Cartridges

Morgan, Utah – –Cartridge Comparison Guide, the ultimate hunting & ballistics source built to help shooters maximize their benefits from cartridge capabilities and ballistic understanding, has just completed their series of Wildcat and Proprietary Cartridge Posters. Consisting of four posters, this series displays more than 850 unique rifle cartridges covering almost everything from .08 caliber rat-pistol cartridges built from necked down 22 LRs, 22 Mags, and 25 Autos up to extreme Long Range and monstrous Dangerous Game cartridges based on the 378 Weatherby, 416 Rigby, and 585 Wells.

The poster series is an excellent visual tool for hunters and shooters trying to maximize ballistic potential by asking, “What if I did this?” or, “Could I do that?” The cartridges are necked down, necked up, blown out, shoulders improved, and any other manipulation convention allows. The Big Bore Wildcat Poster also includes the 1-inch diameter 4 bore and ­­­30mm fired from the A-10 Warthog. Read more

Weatherby® Introduces The New Mark V® Weathermark

Paso Robles, CA – Introducing the New Mark V® WeathermarkTM, a Mark V® built for the rugged and unpredictable weather of backcountry hunting.

“The New Mark V® WeathermarkTM is the perfect combination of form and function.”, says Executive Vice President and COO Adam Weatherby. “It takes all the benefits of the New Mark V® action and adds a Cerakote® finish to the metalwork, making it more rugged and weather resistant. It lets you worry about your hunt, and not about your rifle”

The New Mark V® WeathermarkTM stock has been designed with a slimmer forearm and sharper, more distinctive lines and contours. The grip diameter has been reduced, a slight right-hand palm swell has been added, and overall weight decreased. These refinements provide better fit and feel for a wider range of shooters. The lighter weight results in increased comfort, control, quicker to the shoulder mounting, and faster target acquisition.

The new Weatherby® LXXTM Trigger increases performance and shooter accuracy. The trigger’s surfaces are precision ground, polished, and overall tolerances refined. A new, wider trigger face boosts trigger-to-finger contact for a more consistent and comfortable pull. Adjustable down to 2.5 lbs., the new Weatherby® LXXTM Trigger will amaze you with every single round fired.

The New Mark V® WeathermarkTM comes with a SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee (3-shot group measuring .99″ or less at 100 yards). Its hand-lapped barrel ensures that the bullet’s flight path will be true and consistent. Now, no matter where you take your New Mark V® WeathermarkTM rifle, you can trust every shot will be right on the money – guaranteed. Read more

FBI selects Aimpoint Micro® Sights for use by elite teams

Chantilly, VA – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red- dot sighting technology, has announced that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now issuing Aimpoint Micro Series Sights to agents in the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) and Defensive Systems Unit (DSU).

The FBI conducted rigorous testing on optics from a wide variety of manufacturers. Following this selection process, the Aimpoint Micro T-2 and Micro H-2 were authorized as issued optics. The Micro T-2 was chosen for use by the HRT, and the Micro H-2 was selected by the DSU.

Contracts were awarded via competitive bidding process, and Aimpoint Dealers began shipments to the FBI in July, 2015.

For more information on Aimpoint or the Aimpoint Micro T-2 or Micro H-2, visit the company’s webpage at:

Boyds Introduces Savage A17 Hardwood Replacement Stock Options

MITCHELL, S.D. – Boyds has recently introduced Savage A17 replacement gunstocks in their Classic, Featherweight Thumbhole, Heritage, Platinum, Prairie Hunter, Pro Varmint, and Varmint Thumbhole designs. The new rifle from Savage is the first high-performance semi-automatic rimfire specifically designed for the .17 HMR cartridge.

To see all the available stocks and options from Boyds for the A17 and entire line and to order your replacement stock today, visit Read more

SIG SAUER Introduces WHISKEY5 and WHISKEY3 Hunting Riflescopes

NEWINGTON, N.H. – SIG SAUER, Inc., the world’s most renowned name in firearms, is pleased to introduce its revolutionary category of hunting riflescopes from the all-new SIG SAUER Electro Optics line. The WHISKEY Series is one of several product families contained within the new SIG SAUER offering of high performance optics.

The WHISKEY Series is comprised of the WHISKEY5 and WHISKEY3 riflescopes. These scopes have been engineered to bring the most difficult targets into sharp focus with the goal of making every hunter’s first shot count.

Built to perform in the toughest conditions, the WHISKEY5 super-zoom 5x riflescope features SIG’s proprietary HDX™ optical system for extreme clarity and low-light performance. HellFire™ fiber optic illuminated reticles and FREE SBT™ (SIG Ballistic Turret) calibrated to the shooter’s unique ballistics and environmental conditions come standard with the WHISKEY5. The scope features 5x optical zoom with illuminated and non-illuminated reticles and is available in second focal plane (SFP) with multiple reticle options. This product is waterproof (IPX-7 rated for complete water immersion up to 1 meter) and comes standard with high-end fog-proof performance.

The WHISKEY3 features low dispersion glass, rugged chassis, and capped windage and elevation turrets. The industrial design of this scope provides rugged reliability and protection from the most extreme elements. Most models of the WHISKEY3 include one FREE SBT™ (SIG Ballistic Turret) custom lasered elevation dial calibrated to the shooter’s unique ballistics and environmental conditions (see website for full details). The 3x optical zoom of this scope is offered in second focal plane (SFP) with multiple reticle options. With a European style eyepiece, this product is smooth, fast, and precise, providing a great advantage to a wide variety of hunting situations. Read more

Wildlife officials ask for hunters’ help in eliminating chronic wasting disease in Michigan

The 2015 Michigan deer season is the first being conducted following a finding of chronic wasting disease in a free-ranging deer in Michigan. The disease was first detected in an Ingham County white-tailed deer this past spring.

Wildlife officials are optimistic, however, that CWD can be eliminated in Michigan and are asking for hunters’ assistance.

So far, public response has been “overwhelmingly positive,” said Chad Stewart, the Department of Natural Resources deer and elk specialist.

“Most people right now are on board with what we are doing,” he said. “They seem to understand the regulatory changes we’ve made. Not everyone likes them, but they understand them.”

In April, Meridian Township police dispatched a 6-year-old female deer that was exhibiting signs of DSK524 52.jpgneurological disease. An initial screening at the Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Disease Laboratory identified the deer as a CWD suspect. Soon, the National Veterinary Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the DNR’s suspicion: Michigan became the latest state to have found CWD in its free-ranging deer herd. Read more

Farm Bill Funds Available for Habitat

Upcoming Workshops Planned Around Southern Michigan

(Lansing) – Over the next couple months, Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), Pheasants Forever, Quality Deer Management Association, local Conservation Districts, USDA Farm Services Agency, the DNR, and many other partners are coming together to promote pheasant cooperatives and general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)  sign-up around Southern Michigan. January 2016 marks the 5th year of the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative (MPRI), and along with sharing the successes of the MPRI, general CRP is opening for enrollment. These programs provide financial assistance to put quality wildlife habitat on the ground.

“The goal of these events is to provide landowners with valuable information and tools that equip them to create and enhance wildlife habitat on their properties,” said Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator with MUCC, Anna Mitterling. “Landowners will walk away with tips for increasing their odds to receive financial assistance, and will have personal access to experts who work with various habitat programs.” Read more

Dead mule deer dumped in Eaton County; DNR officials remind hunters of importation laws, CWD implications

Last week, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources responded to calls of a male mule deer lying on the side of the road in a rural area of Eaton County. The antlers had been removed and the animal was field-dressed, though DNR staff determined, after close X-ray examination, the animal was killed by a vehicle. There were no bullet holes or lead fragments, but there were numerous broken ribs and other trauma indicative of a deer/vehicle collision. Since there are no registered mule deer in Michigan’s privately owned cervid facilities, it is believed that this carcass was brought into Michigan from somewhere out west. Read more

DNR offers reward in Houghton County wolf poaching case

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering a Report All Poaching (RAP) reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual who shot a gray wolf in Houghton County Saturday.

The shooting took place along M-26, one half-mile south of Twin Lakes.

DNR conservation officers said the shooter’s vehicle would have been parked along the west shoulder of M-26, heading southwest. The shooting took place sometime between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. EST.

“The subject shot from the vehicle and struck the wolf as it was standing on the snowmobile trail (Trail No. 3) to the west of the highway,” said Sgt. Grant Emery of the DNR’s Baraga Field Office. Read more

U.P. Focus: U.P. deer harvest in line with DNR forecast

Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists said today the firearm deer hunting season in the Upper Peninsula is moving ahead according to forecast, with many hunters seeing fewer deer, while others are harvesting some fantastic older bucks.

After three consecutive severe winters in the region, DNR biologists predicted hunters this firearm deer season should expect to see fewer deer in the U.P., especially in the 1 ½- and 2 ½-year-old age classes.

Two girls from Indian River display their bucksThe season opened Nov. 15 to unseasonably warm temperatures, but with colder air and snow in some areas over the past few days, hunters have anticipated improved hunting conditions.

DNR Upper Peninsula Regional Wildlife Supervisor Terry Minzey said the season so far has been great for some hunters, disappointing for others.

“We’re killing some beautiful older bucks,” Minzey said. “But there are large areas where we’re hearing people are not seeing many deer at all.”

At the 15 DNR check stations across the U.P., the harvest is down 48 percent compared to the 10-year average.

However, some check stations are up over last year. For example, the Marquette check station is 46 percent below than the 10-year average, but the number of deer checked is up 28 percent over last year. Read more

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