Frequently Asked Questions about Permethrin – Part 1

We use Permethrin based insect repellents from Sawyer Products every time we go out hunting to prevent those disease-carrying insects like mosquitos and ticks from biting us. Let’s face it, we’ve all been sitting in our blinds witnessing the magical moment where our target animal has come into view only to be interrupted by the buzz and annoyance of a mosquito. Or having to leap from your chair and start swatting because someone said they found a tick.

We get a lot of questions about Permethrin Insect Repellents from our fans as they learn more about it. We thought we’d help answer those frequently asked questions with help from our friends at Sawyer. Let’s begin.

Q: What is Permethrin?

A: Permethrin is a synthetic version of the Chrysanthemum flower’s natural insect repellent pyrethrin.  The naturally occurring version breaks down rather quickly in sunlight but Sawyer’s pharmaceutical grade, synthetic Permethrin can last 6 weeks or 6 washings on clothing and other fabrics, making it a fantastic odorless barrier of protection from mosquitoes and ticks.

Q: What is the shelf life of your insect repellent?

A: Our repellents don’t have an expiration date printed on them because they have a shelf life of 10 years when stored properly.

Q: Will Permethrin ruin my clothes or equipment?

A: No. Permethrin will not damage clothes or equipment. Unlike DEET, which may harm some fabrics and materials, Permethrin is compatible for use even on fragile fabrics such as silk, plus all synthetics and waterproof membrane fabrics. Permethrin will not affect plastics or finishes. IF IN DOUBT, try a sample on an obscure surface area, especially on delicates and check it after 24 hours of exposure.

Sawyer® Permethrin Insect Repellent is odorless, non-greasy and non-staining after it dries. Permethrin can be harmful to aquatic creatures such as fish, so do not spray Permethrin around fish aquariums.

Q: How do I use Permethrin Safely?

A: Permethrin is to be applied to clothing and material. It works by bonding to the fibers. When a tick or other insect comes into contact with the Permethrin, it absorbs a dose that will either repel or kill the insect. You apply Permethrin using an aerosol or trigger spray until the fabric is damp and then allow it to dry. Permethrin is easy to use and the resulting layer of protection is very important to your safety from insect-borne diseases.

Q: How long does Permethrin last?

A: At the concentration level delivered in the aerosol, non-aerosol pump sprays and soak systems (all at 0.5% Permethrin), an application lasts for six weeks and through six washings. Permethrin breaks down through exposure to air (oxygen) and sunlight (ultraviolet light). If you store the clothes in black plastic bags between uses, you can extend the time of effectiveness; however, always retreat after the sixth laundering. Permethrin may also be used on sleeping bags, tents and nettings.

Q: Does Permethrin work against mosquitos?

Yes. Permethrin clothing treatments, when applied following Directions for Use, have been determined to have “spatial repellency” against mosquitoes. This means that mosquitoes will swarm around you, but not light on your treated clothing and bite.

Also use an EPA registered repellent, such as the Sawyer® microencapsulated Controlled Release 20% DEET, on all exposed skin for further protection from biting and blood-sucking mosquitoes.

The combination of Permethrin on clothing and DEET repellent on skin forms an “Insect Repellent System.” When used as directed on the EPA registered labels, the Insect Repellent System will provide the best protection from biting, bloodsucking and disease-carrying insects. A well-known study conducted by Tom Lillie, Carl Schreck and A. J. Rahe in Alaska in 1987, showed 99.9% effectiveness against mosquitoes biting at a rate of more than 1,100/hr. This protection is far greater than either a DEET based insect repellent or Permethrin can achieve alone.

Q: Is Permethrin dangerous to my skin?

A: The warning labels on the cans or bottles are often misunderstood. Your skin metabolizes or breaks down, Permethrin within fifteen minutes of contact with skin. Therefore, it is of no value to you as a personal protection insect repellent when applied to the skin. In addition, the EPA precautionary statement, “Do Not Apply to Skin” indicates that Permethrin is ineffective when applied to the skin; therefore, do not apply to skin.

Q: How harmful are Permethrin fumes while treating clothing?

A: It is recommended that treating clothing with the permethrin aerosol be performed outdoors. If the treatment is accidentally carried out indoors, no adverse health effects are expected based upon calculations of inhaled dose. However, individuals with breathing problems, such as asthma, may be at greater risk. The odor arising from treating the fabric with permethrin is mostly from the aerosol propellants rather than from the insect repellent itself.

Q: How harmful is the wet Permethrin right after applying it to clothing?

The directions for applying permethrin from the aerosol can to clothing state that the fabric should be allowed to dry before wear or handling. However, contact with the wet material should pose minimal concern but should be washed off. The amount of permethrin available for skin absorption is very low and is not expected to cause adverse effects.

 

We’ll be posting more questions about Permethrin in the near future.Be sure to visit your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s to pick up some Permethrin for your next trip into the outdoors. If you have a question about Sawyer’s Permethrin Insect Repellents feel free to reach out to us on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube Page!

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Trijicon’s New Pistol Optic

The Specialized Reflex Optic

 

Trijicon®, Inc., global provider of innovative aiming solutions for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, is excited to introduce a new sight that is easy to shoot, easy to use, and easy to trust. The new Trijicon Specialized Reflex Optic or Trijicon SRO™ is a red dot style sight specifically designed for pistols and optimized for target and competition shooting.

With a large clear lens, and an unobstructed field of view, the SRO enables quick, simple dot acquisition for effortless dot tracking during recoil. These benefits allow the shooter to keep focus on the target, which significantly increases shooting speed and accuracy.

The SRO uses the same mounting footprint as the Trijicon RMR®, which means the sight can be easily mounted on many popular red-dot-ready pistols and existing RMR® mounts. The optic is designed to work with suppressor height iron sights in the same way as the industry-leading RMR®.

The top-loading battery compartment allows easy battery replacement without removing the sight from the pistol. The parallax-free SRO has intuitive illumination control for dot brightness, including both manual and automatic dot brightness settings and a new brightness Lock-In feature. A CR2032 battery powers the optic for 3 years on setting 4 of 8.

 

The SRO is manufactured in Wixom, MI with forged 7075 aluminum and tempered glass for durability that can be trusted. The wide field of view and clear lens with a clean, crisp dot keeps your focus on the target to improve shooting accuracy, making the SRO a great choice in any application.

For more information on the Trijicon SRO or to find a dealer near you, visit www.trijicon.com or contact Trijicon, Inc. at 49385 Shafer Ave., Wixom, MI 48393 • Telephone: (248) 960-7700 • Follow @Trijicon on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

BOG™ Introduces New Deathgrip™ Shooting Tripod

BOG™ DeathGrip™ Clamping Tripod

 

Introducing the all-new DeathGrip™ from BOG™. The DeathGrip™ has been engineered to be the most stable shooting tripod on the market. Keeping true to its name this tripod is designed for unmatched durability and stability giving the hunter an accurate shot every time. Its patented clamp secures any weapon providing a 360-degree swivel and tilt for maximum adjustability. The DeathGrip™ lets the hunter be hands-free to glass or call on the hunt with ease. The ergonomic design was built to feature strength and durability to ensure it will be ready for many hunts to come.

 

Patented DeathGrip™ Lock quickly clamps weapons into a secure position. The non-marring over-molded rubber prevents damage to weapons.
Available in carbon fiber and aluminum tripod
Leg angle adjustment for three preset angles
20° – Standing Position
45° – Sitting Position
85° – Prone Position
Feet are adjusted for use on hard or soft terrain. Ability to expose spiked feet for soft terrain for ultimate stability.
A level is included to give the most stable shooting position

About Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.

Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.® is the industry leading manufacturer of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing, gun cleaning supplies, specialty tools, and cutlery. We produce innovative, top quality products under Caldwell® Shooting Supplies; Wheeler® Engineering; Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies; Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools; Lockdown® Vault Accessories; Hooyman® Premium Tree Saws; Smith & Wesson® Accessories; M&P® Accessories; Thompson/Center Arms® Accessories; Schrade®, Old Timer®, and Uncle Henry® knives and specialty tools; and Imperial® knives. For more information about Battenfeld Technologies, Inc. products, visit www.BTIbrands.com.

Thompson/Center Arms™ Introduces IMPACT!SB™ Muzzleloader


 New muzzleloaders feature hand-removable breech plug and Power Rod®

 

T/C’s Speed Breech™ with triple lead threads simplifies this process, requiring only five turns to screw in, which not only saves time but reduces seizing.

Thompson/Center Arms today announced the launch of its new entry-level IMPACT!SB line of .50 caliber break-open muzzleloaders, featuring a new, hand-removable triple lead thread breech plug and a Power Rod aluminum ramrod for easy loading.  The Thompson/Center IMPACT!SB muzzleloaders are available in a variety of patterns and finishes, including the latest Realtree® and Mossy Oak® camouflage patterns.

 

Danielle Sanville, Brand Manager for Thompson/Center Arms, said, “The new Thompson/Center IMPACT!SB muzzleloader incorporates some of Thompson/Center’s most innovative features at an entry-level price point, including fiber optic sights, a hand removable triple lead thread breech plug, Power Rod, and Quick Load Accurizor® (QLA) for trouble-free loading.  The new T/C IMPACT!SB provides excellent value – whether you’re a seasoned hunter looking to expand into muzzleloading, or a first-time hunter searching for a feature-rich muzzleloader at a great price.”

Danielle Sanville, Brand Manager for Thompson/Center Arms poses with her buck that was recently taken this past season with the new IMPACT!SB™ Muzzleloader.

Available in multiple patterns and finishes, the T/C IMPACT!SB muzzleloaders are offered in both a Blued and Weather Shield® corrosion-resistant finish to protect against the elements. The new T/C IMPACT!SB also includes a 1” removable buttstock spacer, allowing the user to adjust the length of pull to best suit clothing choice and weather conditions in the field, as well as increased versatility and a better fit for smaller-statured hunters.  The T/C IMPACT!SB is offered at an MSRP starting at $263.

Cabela’s Deer Gear Host Wade Middleton, had success filling his freezer with the IMPACT!SB™ Muzzleloader this past season.

 

To stay up-to-date on the latest news from Thompson/Center, be sure to follow Thompson/Center Arms on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Wade Middleton Reviews the TenPoint Crossbows Nitro XRT

“We’ve compared it against .44 Magnums shooting through giant buckets of water to see what kind of energy we’re dealing with down range, what kind of power will be impacted in the target…because that’s what you’re looking for in a hunting situation. You want to be able to prove that power, that knockdown capability is there, that’s what you want as an ethical hunter.” – Wade Middleton

 

Wade Middleton takes a quick look at the knockdown power of the new Ten Point Crossbows Nitro RDX model. He shows how much energy it has when compared to a 44 Mag and he also shows several impacts on various animals from the field while showcasing how easy it is to handle in the field.

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies’ New 2019 Nitro XRT is unlike any crossbow ever produced.  Unleashing speeds up to an industry first 470 feet-per-second and generating a jaw-dropping 190 Foot-Pounds of power, the ultra-smooth Nitro XRT generates 25% flatter arrow trajectory, leading to precision downrange accuracy and devastating knock-down power.

“The Nitro XRT is an industry transcending crossbow,” said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO.  “The industry has never seen a crossbow with this much speed and knock-down power, yet be whisper-quiet, have perfect balance, and deliver a super-smooth shot.”

The Nitro XRT is engineered with a reverse draw bow assembly featuring a center-mounted riser that provides superior balance. By shifting the riser from the front of the crossbow to its center, the design eliminates the “nose heavy” feel of traditional crossbows, making it easier to hold steady and keep the crosshairs locked on target. The reverse draw design is also more efficient than traditional crossbows. Drawing the string through the riser creates an elongated power stroke, which generates greater speeds with less poundage, leading to a smoother, lower-vibration shot that is 3x quieter than competing models.

Watch the full test between a handgun and the TenPoint Nitro XRT in our full episode here.

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TenPoint Nitro XRT Crossbow: https://bit.ly/2AROhdj

BlackOut™ Six-Sided Foam Archery Target: https://bit.ly/2RafEwj

Cabela’s O2 Octane Camo: https://bit.ly/2F5ccvD

Rage Chisel-Tip SlipCam 3-Blade Broadheads with Shock Collars: https://bit.ly/2SGmgiN

Performance Center® Model 629 Stealth Hunter Revolver: https://bit.ly/2PEHtIg

Hornady Ammunition: https://bit.ly/2R4AE7q

Bog Pod Shooting Sticks: https://bit.ly/2s4vPMG

 

 

 

Performance Center® Expands Rimfire Offering with New Performance Center T/CR22® Rifles

Performance Center T/CR22 rimfire rifle line to include specialty stocks and heavy barrels.

Performance Center announced today that it has expanded its rifle line with the addition of two new .22LR rimfire rifles.  The new Performance Center T/CR22 rifles feature ergonomic Hogue® Overmolded® and Laminated thumbhole stocks as well as precision rifled heavy contour barrels.  Co-developed by Performance Center and Thompson/Center Arms, the Performance Center T/CR22 rimfire rifles will operate using the reliable T/CR22 semi-automatic rifle action and ten round rotary magazine, while maintaining compatibility with most aftermarket 10/22® parts and accessories.
Tony Miele, General Manager of the Performance Center, said, “For the second time in 2018, the Performance Center has partnered with Thompson/Center to develop the Performance Center T/CR22, a new, cutting-edge rimfire offering.  Building upon the success of the Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifle, we have designed and developed this specialized rifle for competitive shooting and small-game hunting, engineered to deliver the supreme accuracy and ergonomics that Performance Center is known for.”
The Performance Center T/CR22 is offered in two configurations: a Hogue® Overmolded® Thumbhole synthetic stock and an Altamont® Laminated Thumbhole stock. The rifles feature a light, crisp trigger pull, button-rifled heavy contour barrel, and a threaded muzzle that allows for the use of a suppressor or other muzzle device.
Additional Performance Center T/CR22 Features include:
  • Available with Hogue® Overmolded® Thumbhole stock or Altamont® Laminated Thumbhole stock
  • Last shot bolt hold open when using factory magazine
  • Easy-to-use push button safety
  • Oversized bolt handle for easy manipulation
  • Fully machined 6061 aluminum receiver
  • Fully machined stainless steel bolt
  • Heavy contour stainless steel 20” fluted barrel, 1:15” twist rate
  • Optics-ready with built-in picatinny rail
Chambered in .22LR, the new Performance Center T/CR22 rifle ships with one 10-round detachable rotary magazine and includes Thompson/Center’s limited lifetime warranty.  The new Performance Center T/CR22 rifle with Hogue®Overmolded® stock will carry an MSRP of $497, while the Altamont® Laminated Thumbhole version will carry an MSRP of $616.
To learn more about the new Performance Center T/CR22 rifle, please click here.  To stay up to date on all of the latest news and events, follow Performance Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Smith & Wesson®
Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands.  Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.
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YAMAHA’S WOLVERINE X2 NAMED FIELD AND STREAM MAGAZINE’S BEST OF THE BEST!

 

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, has earned the 2018 Field and Stream Magazine Best Hunting and Fishing Gear of 2018 honor for the Wolverine X2 Side-by-Side (SxS).

“The perfect hunting rig needs to be roomy enough to carry a couple of hunters and all their gear, powerful enough to get them into hard-to-reach places, and quiet enough to not send deer bolting in every direction,” wrote Field and Stream contributor Rick Sosebee. “The new Yamaha Wolverine X2 does all that, with a killer warranty and a surprising extra that’s perfect for the outdoorsman.”

Named the top off-road vehicle for hunting and fishing adventures, the 2019 Wolverine X2 combines Proven Off-Road capability and confidence-inspiring performance with Real World comfort in a compact, nimble chassis to make it the ultimate trail-exploring vehicle in tight, technical terrain. It is purpose built for exploration, work, and play, featuring a comfortable two-person cab configuration, a smooth, quiet, and vibration-free 847-cc twin cylinder engine, a 600-pound-rated dump bed, and 2,000-pound towing capacity. The new X2 also comes with Yamaha’s unmatched 10-year CVT belt warranty – an industry exclusive.

 

 

“The Wolverine X2 offers the ultimate off-road adventure package, combining Yamaha’s industry-leading durability and reliability in a compact and nimble chassis,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s motorsports group marketing manager. “The Wolverine X2’s Proven Off-Road design gives it the best balance of capability, comfort and confidence in real world environments to suit the needs of everyone from seasoned trail-goers to first-time adventure-seekers, earning its spot among Field and Stream’s best outdoor products of 2018.”

 

 

Every Yamaha SxS is assembled at Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.

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About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, Outboard Motors, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States. YMUS has a corporate office in Cypress, California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Further U.S.-based Yamaha companies include Skeeter Boats (Texas), G3 Boats (Missouri), Bennet Marine (Florida), Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana), and Kracor, Inc. (Wisconsin).

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SxS Vehicles are recommended for use only by licensed drivers 16 years and older.

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The Next Generation of Yamaha Two-Seat SxS: All-New Wolverine X2™

Go Further, Do More

The ALL-NEW 2019 Wolverine X2™ features a smooth & quiet ride, a powerful 850-class twin engine, on command 4WD to tackle tough terrain. and a dumping cargo bed for all of life’s chores.

 

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Looking to add some element of protection or more storage? Yamaha Genuine Accessories are always a perfect fit and purpose-built to help you REALize your Adventure

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Check out Yamaha’s event schedule to see when we’ll be in your area and then join us to see the latest models and maybe even demo a new Wolverine or YXZ1000R.

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Trijicon’s Electro Optics Division Expands the REAP-IR® Thermal Riflescope Line

Wixom, Mich. — Trijicon® Inc, manufacturer of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™, is pleased to introduce the latest additions to the REAP-IR family of thermal imaging systems. The new and improved REAP-IR models retain Trijicon’s leading image quality, ease of use, and durability while adding new, user-friendly features.

 

THE REAP-IR® TRIJICON MINI THERMAL RIFLESCOPE

Trijicon is now offering two additional magnification options with enhanced features to the 35mm effective focal length variants (2.5x base optical magnification). The REAP-IR will now be available in 60 mm EFL (4.5x base optical magnification) and 20 mm EFL (1.5x base optical magnification) models. The new and improved variants and the existing REAP-IR configurations will be available for purchase.

The new REAP-IR variants feature a simplified “Easy Zero Method” which makes sighting in the optic easier and more intuitive. Getting rounds on target is now a matter of aligning an on-screen digital icon with bullet impacts using provided MOA readouts.

Integral Picatinny top rail for accessory mounting.

Trijicon also updated the main housing to include an integrated Picatinny rail interface for mounting optional accessories, such as a Trijicon RMR®. The battery compartment has been redesigned to a ruggedized, top-loading compartment with an easy-to-use thumbscrew to allow simpler night-time operation.

All Trijicon REAP-IR optics feature 640×480 resolution, 12-micron thermal sensors and 60 Hz frame rates. The REAP-IR family comes standard with five included reticle options, and six advanced polarity settings for exceptional visibility in any environment. Trijicon Electro-Optics thermal scopes are engineered, machined and assembled in the United States and are tested to MIL-STD 810-G.

For more information on the REAP-IR and the complete array of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon®, Inc. at (248) 960-7700 or visit www.trijicon.com.

THOMPSON/CENTER ARMS LAUNCHES REBATE ON NEW T/CR22 RIFLE!

Thompson/Center Arms today announced the launch of its “Rimfire Redefined” rebate program, offering a $50 Smith & Wesson® prepaid MasterCard* with the purchase of a new Thompson/Center T/CR22 semi-automatic rimfire rifle.  The “Rimfire Redefined” rebate program is valid on qualifying Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifles purchased from August 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018.

 

The “Rimfire Redefined” rebate program is valid on qualifying Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifles purchased from August 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

 

The new T/CR22 rifle integrates a variety of high-end features into an innovative rimfire package that has been expertly crafted for hunters, plinkers, and first-time shooters alike.  Chambered in .22LR, the new T/CR22 rifle ships with one 10-round detachable rotary magazine includes Thompson/Center’s limited lifetime warranty and is priced at an MSRP of $399.

 

To participate in the “Rimfire Redefined” electronic rebate program, customers must complete and submit the online rebate form at www.smithandwessonrebates.com. All submissions must include proof of purchase and be submitted on or before January 31, 2019.

For complete terms and conditions of the T/CR22 rebate, please visit tcarms.com/rebates or contact customer service at (844) 628-7926.

To stay up-to-date on the latest news from Thompson/Center, be sure to follow Thompson/Center Arms on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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About Smith & Wesson®

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands.  Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.