Thompson/Center Arms Launches New T/CR22 Rifle

New T/CR22™ .22LR semi-automatic rimfire rifle includes Magpul® co-branded stock, precision-machined aluminum receiver, and stainless steel bolt with last shot hold open

Thompson/Center Arms recently announced that it has introduced a new semi-automatic rimfire rifle: the Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifle. Expertly crafted for hunters, plinkers, and first-time shooters alike, the new T/CR22 rifle integrates a variety of high-end features into an innovative rimfire package.

Danielle Sanville, Brand Manager of Thompson/Center Arms, said, “Thompson/Center has a long, storied history of innovation in firearms, from muzzleloaders to bolt-action rifles. When we decided it was time to develop our next rimfire rifle, we wanted to be sure to continue that trend. The new T/CR22 rifle incorporates upgraded features right out of the box from its enhanced materials, to its ergonomics, to its compatibility with aftermarket components. We’ve taken the opportunity to contemporize a classic through advancements in design, and we are confident that our customers will appreciate the features in the new T/CR22 rifle.”

The Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifle delivers out-of-the-box performance through a feature set that appeals to hunters and avid firearms owners. The new T/CR22 rifle includes a green fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear peep sight for quick target acquisition, while the built-in picatinny-style rail allows for the mounting of an optic for precision shooting at longer ranges. The rifle features a light, crisp trigger pull, button-rifled barrel, and a threaded muzzle that allows for the use of a suppressor or other muzzle device. The T/CR22 rifle is compatible with most aftermarket 10/22® accessories, and it’s modular design features a rugged, lightweight Magpul® co-branded OD green composite stock for quick handling.

Additional T/CR22 Features Include:

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

17” button-rifled barrel, 1:15” twist rate

Molded-in sling swivel studs

Slots in forend to accept M-LOK® accessories

Chambered in .22LR, the new T/CR22 rifle ships with one 10 – round detachable \ rotary magazine, includesThompson/Center’s limited lifetime warranty, and is priced at an MSRP of $399.

 

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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.

Performance Center® Introduces T/C® Long Range Rifle in Multiple Calibers, Configurations

 

Performance Center enters long range category with new bolt-action, precision rifle.

Performance Center and Thompson/Center Arms™ today announced the launch of a new bolt-action, chassis-style rifle – the Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle (LRR).  Co-developed by Performance Center and Thompson/Center Arms for extreme long range shooting, the Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle is built on an aluminum chassis stock and is available in popular long range shooting calibers: .243 Winchester, .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor.  The new Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle will be on display at Thompson/Center and Performance Center Booths (Booth #8555) during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits on May 4-6 in Dallas, Texas.

Tony Miele, General Manager of Performance Center, said, “With the growing popularity of long range, precision shooting, we wanted to ensure our customers had an option available from the Performance Center.  We’ve teamed up with Thompson/Center to design the new Long Range Rifle, and are excited to combine Thompson/Center’s bolt-action expertise with innovation that has become the hallmark of the Performance Center brand. ”

Chambered in .243 Win., .308 Win., and 6.5 Creedmoor, the new Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle also includes a 20 MOA picatinny-style rail and 5R rifled, fluted barrel for enhanced accuracy. The new Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle is built for the precision shooter, featuring an adjustable cheek piece and butt plate for a custom fit and built-in Magpul® M-LOK® slots for quick, easy mounting of accessories.  The rifle features a threaded barrel with muzzle brake, and a Performance Center trigger that’s adjustable from 2.5 to 3.5 pounds for precise tuning.

 Available in both a Black and Flat Dark Earth (FDE) finish, the new Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle includes a one year limited warranty and lifetime service plan, ships with one 10-round detachable magazine, a Caldwell® Pic Rail XLA Fixed Bipod®, and soft case.  The Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle is priced at an MSRP of $1,211 in all calibers and configurations.

To stay up to date on all of the latest news and events, be sure to follow Performance Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

To learn more about the Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle, please click here.

TenPoint Introduces High-Performance Aluminum Omni-Nock

Crossbow leader, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, recently launched their new High-Performance Aluminum Omni-Nock.  Weighing 25 grains, roughly 10 grains heavier than traditional polymer Omni-Nocks, it is designed for superior durability and accuracy.  The red anodized nock features a fluted design which allows it to easily transform into an Omni-Brite lighted nock with an LED Lite stick (sold separately).

“During our final testing of the Nitro X crossbow, with its NEW revolutionary SLING-SHOT technology producing speeds up to 440 FPS, we experienced superior performance results with the new aluminum omni nock,” said Rick Bednar, CEO.

While the new nock is compatible with all TenPoint, Horton, and Wicked Ridge crossbows, it is REQUIRED for use with the company’s new Nitro X crossbow. The traditional polymer Omni-Nock CANNOT be used with the Nitro X.

The Nitro X crossbow package includes nine High-Performance Aluminum Omni-Nocks.  Six of the High-Performance Aluminum nocks come pre-installed in EVO-X CenterPunch Premium Carbon Arrows.  Three extra aluminum nocks are also included for use with additional arrows (sold separately).

The High-Performance Aluminum Omni-Nocks are also available in a 6-pack as a stand-alone accessory, or in a 3-pack Aluminum Lighted Crossbow Nock System.

MAP: 6-pack Aluminum Omni-Nocks – $29.99. 3-pack Aluminum Lighted Crossbow Nock System – $39.99.

For more information, contact Brian Osterwalder, National Sales Manager, at bosterwalder@tenpointcrossbows.com

To check out more Omni-Nocks by TenPoint click here.

Conquest Scents’ “DANGER ZONE” Keeps Animals Out!

Ever come home to find an unwanted critter in your yard? Or witnessed a pack of raccoons ransacking your trash? Squirrels doing the death climb to get to your bird feeders? What about wild hogs tearing up your landscaping? Conquest Scents has found a solution to these problems in their “Danger Zone” product line of scents.

 

“Danger Zone” creates a scent barrier to keep deer, coyotes, and other larger animals away from your property by using instincts of animals to avoid predators. One of the most common means of animal communication is their scent. Some animals will use their scent to mark their territory or to tell other animals to stay away.  For example, if you have a garden that pesky deer keep using as their midnight snack, rub some of the “Danger Zone” onto a nearby area. When the deer gets too close, they can smell and realize that there is a predator nearby and they will flee and find someone else’s garden to munch on.

Conquest Scents‘ “Danger Zone” come in two different “sizes” so to speak, Small and Large Barrier. The Small Animal Barrier model deters rabbits, squirrels, mice, cats, woodchucks, skunks, raccoons, opossum, small dogs and more. The Large Barrier model works on Deer, Dogs, Coyotes, Elk, Hogs, Bobcats, House Cats, Raccoons, Rabbits, Squirrels, and more as well.

 

The scent of “Danger Zone” is encapsulated and preserved in wax with real urines from predators until you apply to a surface of an area to create a barrier that is animal free. Since it is a wax base, there are no spills, leaks, or mess you have to worry about, and rain or dew will not affect it.  You can apply “Danger Zone” to rocks, posts, landscaping, building foundations, or anywhere you wish to keep animals away. We recommend that your reapply every 3-5 days.

 

To learn more about Conquest Scents’ “Danger Zone: Small Animal Barrier” click here.

To learn more about Conquest Scents’ “Danger Zone: Large Animal Barrier” click here.

If you want to know about Conquest Scents’ flagship scent “EverCalm” for deer and elk hunting click here.

 

Introducing the Garmin Xero Laser Bow Sight

The all new Garmin Xero Bow Sight

Garmin is excited to announce the Xero A1 and A1i, two groundbreaking auto-ranging digital laser bow sights that automatically measure the distance to a target and provide a precise, virtual lighted pin for the shot. The first-of-their-kind Xero bow sights are being announced in conjunction with the 2018 Archery Trade Association (ATA) Trade Show in Indianapolis, and can be seen at the Garmin booth (#4035).

The Xero features a silent, single-button trigger mounted on the bow’s grip lets the archer range targets at rest or at full draw, virtually eliminating distance estimation and hunter movement – two of the biggest challenges in archery hunting. The laser range finder instantly provides the precise angle-compensated distance – up to 100 yards on game or 300 yards on reflective targets. The Xero then projects a precise, virtual LED pin that is only visible to the archer, and without the clutter of multiple physical pins. An ambient light sensor ensures the pin brightness is optimized for various shooting conditions.

“The Xero bow sight is truly a game-changer in the archery world. It helps take the guesswork out of ranging a target,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales. “When that buck of a lifetime walks by, knowing your precise yardage and having the exact pin to shoot is often the difference between making that shot or going home empty-handed.”

Archers can customize the Xero for single or multiple pin configurations, or they can manually select a pin of a pre-determined distance. A sunlight-readable display helps the user configure and customize the sight and provides information like target distance and angle. It also provides a shot odometer, so archers can keep tabs on how many times they’ve shot in one practice session or over the lifetime of the bow.

The Xero A1i includes many additional features. Laser Locate™ estimates the arrow’s point of impact and transfers that location to a compatible Garmin device (sold separately) so hunters know where to begin their recovery of game. The A1i also enables the archer to configure multiple arrow profiles, to easily transition between a target or hunting setup without readjusting the sight. Archers can also analyze and improve their performance with shot dynamics – information like arrow speed, roll of the bow, and bow impulse duration. Additionally, the A1i features user selectable red (default) and green LED pins.

The Xero operates up to a year on two AAA lithium batteries and comes in both right and left-handed configurations. Ruggedized and water rated to IPX7, the Xero can withstand the rigors of bowhunting. The Xero A1 has a minimum retail price of $799.99, and the A1i has a minimum retail price of $999.99. Both models are available in the first quarter of 2018.

Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of electronic bow sights for hunting. Always know and obey all hunting regulations before using this device.

Follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to learn more about Xero in the coming months.

Stealth Cam Scouting Camera Tips

Whether you have a few acres or thousands of acres that you hunt having a general knowledge of what game is on your property can be key to successful game management program as well as possible hunting success.  One of the best ways to keep track of what’s going on at your properties is with scouting cameras.   We’ve used StealthCam since they only had models that took photos on 35MM film.  Most of us remember those days of taking the film to be developed and waiting for week or more.  Now we’ve seen Stealthcam lead the evolution of cameras that we can view right then.   The new models do everything from taking still pictures in bursts, operating at night in infrared, taking HD video with sound, and even cameras with the ability to send the pictures to you no matter where you are in the world.

Hunters use scouting cameras for a wide variety of things on their properties from watching their animals to protecting their properties. Most of us cannot be out at our properties 24/7 but our scouting cameras can be our eyes while we are away. With the help of the scouting cameras hunters are able to monitor numerous things amongst their herd such as antler development, fawn recruitment, and keeping track of other game on your property from turkeys to hogs or even elk, bear and moose for our friends up north.

Once you get the right scouting camera for your needs it is time to head out and place your camera on your property, but there are a few things you need to take a look at before setting the camera up.

  • Placement – most hunters are going to look to have their cameras near game trails, food plots, feeders or watering holes.
  • Making sure you have the camera located next to an area with lots of activity will help you better know what is on your property
  • Ensure you place your camera in an easily accessible location

Today’s scouting cameras have numerous ways to mount the camera to fit your needs. Most all the cameras will come with straps to mount the camera to a tree or pole, but we all know sometimes that just won’t work. Other mounting options include:

  • Zip Ties
  • Bailing Wire
  • T-post or Auger type mounts
  • Screwing the housing directly into a tree, post or the ground.

One tip, after you get your scouting camera all set up is to take a few test pictures and pull the card and have a look at them. Make sure you have a clear picture and are seeing everything you want, lots of times in heavily wooded areas you may have to trim some branches or brush to get that perfect shot.

Once you have your scouting camera mounted and in the correct location it is time to make sure all of your settings are set the way you like them.

  • Set the date and time to ensure you can accurate data on your pictures
  • Choose if you are wanting to take pictures or videos and how often the camera shoots them
  • Select how high of quality do you want the pictures or videos. Remember the higher the quality the faster your SD cards will fill up

Once you get all those things done it is now time to sit back and enjoy looking at the pictures your scouting cameras will take and seeing what is on your property.

For more information on Stealth Cam Scouting Cameras visit: http://www.gsmoutdoors.com/stealth-cam/

Cabela’s Instinct Euro HD™ 10×42 Binoculars

Our relentless pursuit of superior optics led us to Europe, where we partnered with Meopta®, whose level of expertise is trusted by NASA, the U.S. Army and hunters all over the world. The result is Cabela’s Instinct Euro HD Binoculars that deliver performance matching or surpassing the best names in optics. MeoBright™ 5501 fully multicoated optical system and phase-corrected prisms deliver amazing 99.9% light transmission per lens surface and nearly nonexistent color distortion, allowing you to glass animals in the dimmest of light conditions.

Housed in a sleek, ergonomically designed aluminum-alloy body that reduces carry weight and has a rugged layer of textured rubber armor, you can have confidence they’ll stand up to the roughest hunt. Nitrogen purged, sealed and guaranteed to provide a lifetime of fogproof, waterproof performance – because you aren’t heading for the truck when the weather turns nasty. Twist-up eyecups allow easy use for spectacled hunters. Oversized center focus wheel with an integrated, adjustable diopter facilitates easy focusing. Includes lens covers, a padded aircell neck strap and a padded case with a shoulder strap.

  • Special lens coatings deliver superior light transmission
  • Built to exacting tolerances demanded by elite military units
  • Proven European optics produce outstanding clarity all day
  • Rugged rubber-armor housing withstands backcountry use
  • Waterproof, fogproof design allows you to glass in any weather
  • Oversized center-focus wheel is easy to use, even with gloves

Click the link to watch a video on the Cabela’s Instinct Euro HD 10X42 Binoculars: http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/video_popup.jsp?new=true&productId=1224087&scene7Id=Instinct_Euro_Bino_Final

 

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Cabela’s Instinct Euro Riflescopes

When you’ve done your preseason scouting, trained relentlessly to beat the mountain and set aside the time to chase elusive animals on their turf, you need a scope that delivers a crisp image during the low-light golden hours when game is most active.

 

Cabela’s Instinct Euro Riflescopes are fully multicoated with MeoBright™-5501 ion-assisted lens coatings, resulting in industry-leading 99.8% light transmission per lens surface that’s incredibly brilliant compared to other scopes, especially in low-light conditions. Premium lenses meticulously manufactured to exacting tolerances deliver best-in-class performance. Glass coating exceeds military specifications for severe abrasion resistance because the backcountry can be rough on optics.

 

The precision-tuned ocular lens system is optimized for a wide field of view with 3.75″ eye relief. An all-new erector system delivers smooth, precise magnification adjustments with no change in point of impact. A fast-focus eyepiece offers quick, easy adjustment. ETX etched-glass reticle is rugged enough to withstand the recoil of heavy magnum firearms. The one-piece 1″ tube is CNC-machined from a single solid billet of aircraft-grade aluminum and ELOX-anodized for extreme durability and scratch resistance. Nitrogen-purged and fully sealed for lasting waterproof, fogproof and shockproof reliability.
  • Lens coating optimizes light transmission during low-light hours
  • Premium lenses meticulously manufactured to exacting tolerances
  • Lens coating optimizes light transmission during low-light hours
  • Glass coating exceeds military specifications for abrasion resistance
  • Waterproof, fogproof and shockproof for reliability in all conditions
  • Backcountry-approved aircraft-grade aluminum construction
  • Wide field of view and 3.75″ eye relief built for open spaces

Click the link to watch a great video on the Cabela’s Instinct Euro Riflescopes: http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/video_popup.jsp?new=true&productId=1216808&scene7Id=Instinct_Riflescope_Final

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Cabela’s Instinct Men’s Backcountry Active Lightweight 1/4-Zip Top

Your back country hunts push your physical limits, taking you over grueling terrain and through unpredictable weather. Cabela’s Instinct Men’s Backcountry Active Lightweight 1/4-Zip Top allows you to enjoy full freedom of movement and total thermal regulation as you pursue elusive high-elevation big game. When your hunt heats up, shed outer layers and wear as a lightweight jacket. If the snow is flying and wind is howling, wear as a lightweight layer between your base and outer layers. Polyester/spandex Polartec® Power Stretch® facilitates a full range of motion so you can hike, crawl and climb with ease. Zippered chest pocket ensures essential gear remains safe, secure and protected. Underarms and back yoke incorporate a thinner unbrushed Polartec Power Stretch fabric for enhanced breathability when carrying a pack. Angled center-front 1/4-zip closure prevents zippers from stacking on top of one another when layering. Imported.
For more information visit: http://www.cabelas.com/product/CABELAS-INSTINCT-BACKCOUNTRY-ACTIVE-ZIP-TOP/1837487.uts

Spin Tech Spreaders Patented Spinner Mechanism

 

Filling feeders has never been easier.

Spin Tech features a patented Spinner Mechanism that not only rotates BUT elevates up and down! When the motor is shut off, the spinner plate automatically is pushed up tight resulting in it being sealed against the hopper, preventing any leakage of feed.

The SPINTECH technology is windproof and also prevents varmints like raccoons & squirrels from opening the plate and eating feed.

One thing we’ve noticed in the field is how strong the motor is, how far the feed is thrown as well as the fact we’ve got little to no waste thanks to the spinner plate going up and down and when not in use it’s secured against the funnel.

When motor is shut off, the spinner plate automatically is pushed up tight AND sealed against the hopper.

 

The SPINTECH technology is windproof and also prevents varmints like racoons & squirrels from opening the plaste and eating feed.

Some of the great features.

  • 12 Volt heavy duty motor
  • Hinged door with latch
  • Bracket to hold “EZ” timer
  • Spin Tech Patented Positive on Demand open/close spinner plate
  • Adjustable feed flow wing nut easily increases or decreases feed rate
  • Powder coated metal
  • 10 amp fuse protection
  • Digital “EZ” timer
  • Feeds up to 8 times a day
  • 1-30 second feed cycles
  • Adjustable motor speeds
  • Variable day selector
  • Test button (10-second delay)
  • Large display
  • Battery life display
  • TWO YEAR WARRANTY