Colt Announces New BowLight™ for Crossbows

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Legendary firearms manufacturer Colt is excited to announce the release of the industry’s first truly professional compact high output Crossbow light, apply named the PGS100 BOWLIGHT™ Predatory System.

With the recent increased interest for bow and crossbow hunting and fishing, the need for a truly professional long-range illumination system has arisen, and the new Colt BOWLIGHT™ PGS100 Predator system answers that need.

Crossbows create severe and an unusual types of “recoil” which can and will destroy conventional mountable flashlight and illumination systems. The Colt BOWLIGHT™ was, in-turn, designed to not only handle this type of severe and unusual recoil, but in addition, was built with advanced machined micro-sized coated reflector optics which allow its single AAA power-plant to throw a 100 lumen beam over 300 feet, and do so within the constraints of the scarce space typically found on today’s modern bow and crossbow platforms. Read more

New Barnett Whitetail Hunter II

 

Whitetail Hunter Pro

Whitetail Hunter Pro

Barnett’s new Whitetail Hunter II, Lady Whitetail Hunter and Whitetail Hunter Pro compound crossbows hit the vitals where performance and value meet

TARPON SPRINGS, FL – For 55 years, hunters have turned to Barnett for the very best in durability, dependability and performance. Why? Because excellence has never been considered optional by the brand that pioneered the modern crossbow.

For 2017, Barnett announces the release of its upgraded Whitetail Hunter Series of compound crossbows – three new high performance models designed and built in the USA to do more and do it better than anything else out there at an affordable, mid-level price. Featuring fast-handling lightweight stocks, custom composite laminated limbs and compact overall dimensions, Barnett’s fast and nimble Whitetail Hunter Pro, Whitetail Hunter II and Lady Whitetail Hunter will equip any hunter for success, no matter what or where they’re hunting.

Each of these three new Whitetail Hunter models features Barnett’s all-new TriggerTech trigger system – the smoothest, crispest and safest available on any crossbow. Frictionless Release Technology employs a unique, free-floating roller between the trigger and sear, instilling confidence and boosting accuracy through an incredibly smooth and light three-pound trigger pull with zero creep. Additionally, nock sensors and ADF (anti-dry fire) keep a spring-loaded safety bar in place until the arrow is properly seated, protecting the user and the bow from accidental dry fire. Read more

The All-New Barnett Carbonlite Ghost 420

THE ALL-NEW CARBONLITE GHOST 420 IS BARNETT’S FASTEST CROSSBOW EVER

TARPON SPRINGS, FL (May 22, 2017) – Today’s crossbows are a far cry from the very first modern crossbow Mr. Bernard Barnett crafted in his garage in the U.K. in 1962. And they’re simply worlds away from those used by hunters and soldiers in medieval times. The modern hunting crossbow is smaller, lighter, smoother, faster and easier to use than ever before. It’s no wonder hoards of traditional bow hunters and firearms hunters are flocking to the crossbow to unlock new hunting opportunities and experiences.

Experienced hunters understand the value of premium-quality top-performing firearms and compound bows. They’ve tried the rest and have invested in the best. For this caliber of hunter looking to purchase his or her first crossbow – or the existing crossbow hunter seeking the ultimate in speed, quality and performance – the all-new Barnett Ghost 420 was created to exceed their expectations.

One of three premium crossbows in Barnett’s elite Carbonlite Series, the standout Ghost 420 is Barnett’s fastest crossbow ever. Featuring a full carbon step-through riser and a machined aluminum flight track to minimize weight while stalking or patiently waiting for the shot on stand, the Ghost 420 boasts a 185-pound draw weight capable of sending an arrow flying at a blistering 420 feet per second.

But lightness, balance and speed are just the beginning. Read more

Nockturnal Introduces the FIT Universal Lighted Nock

Superior, Wis. (May 22, 2017) — Nockturnal continues to take all the guesswork out of adding the benefit of lighted nocks to your quiver with the introduction of its new FIT universal lighted nock that is designed to fit X, GT, S and H diameter arrows. The Nockturnal FIT includes Nock Collar adapter sleeves in three different sizes, simplifying equipment selection and making color choice—either Red, Green or a patent-pending Red/Green Strobe—the only real shopping decision.

The Nockturnal FIT features ultra-strong, impact resistant, clear-polycarbonate nock construction encapsulating the super-bright red, green or red/green strobing LEDs that are activated by a patented string-activated, piston-driven contact switch. Like all Nockturnal nocks, the FIT is guaranteed to activate immediately when the string is released, and it can be switched off quickly and easily with the Nockturnal Nock Tool, a small screwdriver or most broadhead tips via an opening in the side of the nock. Read more

The Sportsmen’s Act of 2017 on the Move

By Glen Wunderlich

Americans deserve, have asked for, and were promised transparency in government.  Yet, over the past decade our government has purposely thwarted any legitimate attempts to uncover the whereabouts of millions of excise-tax dollars cleverly extracted from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) by extremist groups under the guise of environmentalism.   At long last, however, the U.S. Senate’s reintroduction of S. 733, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2017, would shed light on the issue, while providing access to federal lands by being “open unless closed” for fishing, hunting, recreational shooting, and other outdoor experiences.

The Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) was enacted in 1980 and required an annual report of the number of cases processed and total attorney fees reimbursed.  EAJA allows plaintiffs to recover attorney fees and other expenses from the federal government when they prevail–average citizens who need help finding and paying for a lawyer to correct errors in earned benefits or to remedy mistaken penalties imposed by federal agencies.  That reporting ended in 1995.

Studies released independently by Notre Dame Law School and the Government Accountability Office show that environmental groups pad their claims for reimbursed legal fees using the EAJA.

A Notre Dame law review article shows that the law intended for seniors, veterans, and small businesses is utilized by environmental groups to get pay-backs for their lawsuits, as well. A GAO study shows that no one really knows how much money has been spent.  However, what we do know is that the original intent of the EAJA has been perverted to the extent that it threatens the financial foundation of genuine wildlife conservation as we’ve known it.

Adding agency reporting requirements to the Equal Access for Justice Act for monies spent in litigation settlements and awards are only one aspect of S 733, which should make it to the President Trump’s desk.  Here are other key provisions of the bill:

  • Specifically declaring the policy of the United States to include the enhancement of hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting opportunities on federal lands;
  • Continuing to recognize the States’ authority and responsibility for wildlife within their borders;
  • Establishing that Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service lands are open to hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting unless specifically closed to those activities;
  • Placing limits on such closures and imposing requirements for the process for closing lands;
  • Requiring the creation of a list of federal public lands that allow hunting but for which access is a problem;  
  • Exempting commercial filming permits for film crews of three or fewer, or for news gathering purposes;
  • Amending the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to allocate funds for construction and expansion of public target ranges on BLM and Forest Service lands;
  • Establishing a statutory Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council to advise the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture on wildlife and habitat conservation, hunting, and recreational shooting;
  • Allowing the transport across National Park Service (NPS) land of bows or crossbows that are “not ready for immediate use”; and
  • Confirming it is proper to use qualified volunteers from the hunting community to cull wildlife on NPS land.

Additionally, this legislation would create an online public database of information on court cases against the U.S. government and would ultimately free up financial resources for conservation measures entitled to those Americans, who in good faith, provide the funding.

Time has come to deliver the transparency in government we were all promised and rightfully deserve.

TenPoint Launches Renegade

Mogadore, OH. Industry leader, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies’ unveiled its new Renegade crossbow. Featuring a new stock and a time-tested bow assembly, the Renegade provides consumers premium quality, performance, and safety at an entry-level price-point.

“The Renegade is perhaps the best entry-level TenPoint we have ever designed,” said TenPoint CEO Rick Bednar. “It’s lightweight, narrow, fast, and includes some of the industry’s best safety features. Pair that with TenPoint quality and a perfect price tag and this one has all the makings of being a best-seller for years to come.”

The affordably priced Renegade features TenPoint’s new Fusion UltraLite™ stock. Configured with optimal comb-height and length-of-pull, the Fusion UltraLite stock, made from PolyOne OnForce™ LFT long-fiber thermoplastics, employs strategically placed cutouts in the fore-grip and butt stock to reduce weight and provide superior handling and balance. The fore-grip cutouts also allow shooters to wrap their thumb and fingers “into” the grip. This feature and the glass-reinforced nylon safety wings located on the stock above the grip both help to keep the shooter’s fore-grip hand safely below the arrow flight deck.

The Renegade’s 165-pound bow assembly measures 18.5-inches when cocked. Its fully machined aluminum riser features two large weight-reduction cutouts and is fitted with 13-inch, tactical black HL Limbs™ powered by XR™ wheels and DynaFLIGHT 97 string and cables – all mounted to a 19.375-inch barrel.

Once assembled, the Renegade is 37.875-inches long, weighs 7-pounds, and shoots up to 335 feet per second.

The crossbow comes standard with TenPoint’s 3x Pro-View 2™ Scope, and, like all TenPoint crossbows, it features TenPoint’s DFI™ (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) and auto-engaging safety trigger. Read more

Parker Introduces RED HOT HD Orange Lighted Capture Nocks

STAUNTON, VA- Parker Bows, the leading manufacturer of high quality Compound Bows and Crossbows as well as RED HOT Crossbow Accessories is proud to introduce the new RED HOT HD Orange Lighted Crossbow Capture Nocks, Powered by Lumenok. The New HD Orange Lighted Capture Nocks are 30% brighter and have Press-Fit technology that activates the high visibility HD L.E.D. when shot.

Designed to fit arrows with an inside diameter of .300, the HD Lighted Capture Nocks require no assembly. The Press-Fit design allows for easy installation with instant field use right out of the package. The High Visibility HD L.E.D. activates when the arrow is shot, maximizing the life of the lithium battery that can last up to 40 hours. In addition, the battery is easily replaceable so you can get years of use. The HD Lighted Capture Nock can also turn off by easily pressing the nock. Patented Capture Nock Technology is built into each nock which increases Accuracy, Durability and Safety by fully Engaging the crossbow string.

The nocks are Made in the U.S.A. and come in a 3 pack. The new RED HOT HD Lighted Crossbow Capture Nocks retail for $32.99.

Get $10 Back on Made-in-USA Beman® Arrows

Beman offers $10 rebate on the ICS Bowhunter™ or ICS Indigo™ models.

Elevate your game with the Beman ICS Hunter Series and get $10 back for a limited time. The ICS Hunter Series offers a high strength, lightweight carbon shaft for hunt-ready reliability. ICS Bowhunter™ and Indigo™ are straightness and weight checked to stringent factory specifications at Beman’s Utah facility to insure accuracy.
This $10 mail-in rebate offer is valid with the purchase one half dozen (6) ICS Bowhunter or ICS Indigo arrows now through December 31, 2017.
See offer details and restrictions at www.beman.com/rebate

Easton’s Micro 4MM FMJ Arrows Offer More Penetration

Full Metal Jacket and Ultra-Micro 4MM Injexion carbon arrows are field-proven on big game for archers seeking more penetration. This arrow is one of the most advanced bowhunting products. The 4MM Deep Six FMJ arrow combines a full metal jacket over an ultra-micro diameter 4MM carbon core that results in the deepest penetrating arrow available to bowhunters. 4MM FMJ arrows draw more potential energy from the bow and increase penetration by focusing their mass into a smaller diameter and reduced surface area. This results in less friction during flight for higher speed and more kinetic energy downrange. The ultra-micro diameter penetrates with less friction in the target, resulting in more pass-through impacts.

For more information on the Easton FMJ 4MM arrows, please visit www.eastonarchery.com.

TenPoint Introduces Lightweight Carbon Phantom RCX™

Mogadore, OH. Industry leader TenPoint Crossbow Technologies’ introduced its NEW Carbon Phantom RCX. One of TenPoint’s three new crossbows for 2017, the Carbon Phantom RCX generates maximum efficiency in combining a newly engineered reverse cam bow assembly with a newly engineered stock and carbon fiber barrel combination.

“The goal from the outset was to truly push the envelope and create the easiest-to-handle bow with the lightest draw weight that still generates top-end speeds,” said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO. “The combination of speed, weight, size, efficiency, and adjustability make the Carbon Phantom RCX the most technologically advanced crossbow we have ever produced. All indications point to it being the ideal high-end crossbow on the market.”

At the heart of the crossbow’s efficiency is the bow assembly’s new RCX Cam System™. Measuring 13.375-inches axle-to-axle when cocked, the bow assembly creates an increased power stroke, at 16-inches, for a crossbow measuring just 35.5-inches long. In addition, it allows the lightweight 160-pound bow assembly, equipped with 10.5-inch RCX limbs and new Brownell Rhino string and cables, to generate speeds up to 385 feet per second. Its newly designed, machined aluminum riser features Over-the-Top™ limb pocket and Zytel® Limb Suspension System both separates and isolates the limbs from direct contact with the riser to reduce sound and vibration, as well as pre-installed String Dampening Rods (SDR) that further reduce noise and vibration. Read more

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