Thompson/Center Arms™ Launches “Hunting Heritage Month” on Social Media

Thompson/Center Arms Celebrates “Hunting Heritage Month” in August

With “Get Out and Shoot” Sweepstakes

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (August 4, 2017) – Thompson/Center Arms today announced the launch of its “Hunting Heritage Month” campaign across all of the company’s social media platforms. To celebrate the start of hunting season, Thompson/Center Arms will kick off the month of August with social media content centered on hunting, outdoor recreation, and conservation. Posts will include “how-to” video content, product information, Thompson/Center history, and cooking tips for preparing wild game.

Danielle Sanville, Brand Manager for Thompson/Center Arms, said, “At Thompson/Center, we support a number of organizations that promote conservation, education, and the hunting tradition across the nation.  We are dedicated to helping men, women, and families get outside and enjoy the outdoors in every way that we can.”

To celebrate the launch of “Hunting Heritage Month”, Thompson/Center Arms will launch the “T/C® Compass®Get Out and Shoot Sweepstakes”, which will begin on August 4, 2017 and run until August 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.  Two winners will be drawn, and each winner will receive a T/C® Compass® Rifle chambered in .204 Ruger, a Bog-Pod® Rapid Shooting Rest, and a Caldwell® Tack Driver® Shooting Bag, a complete packagevalued at over $500 MSRP.

To view Thompson/Center Arms’ “Hunting Heritage Month” content on social media, follow Thompson/Center Arms on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

To enter the “T/C® Compass® Get Out and Shoot Sweepstakes”, visit the Thompson/Center Arms Facebook page and follow the sweepstakes entry instructions. To view the Official Rules, please click here.

About Smith & Wesson®

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personnel 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®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms 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.

Engel Coolers – Adventure Ready Gear

From Roto Molded to Soft Sided coolers Engel has you covered.

For the past 50 years, people who’ve needed to keep things cold – whether they’re on the water, on the road, or even off road – have turned to Engel, the pioneer in portable refrigeration and cooling. Engel began life in the portable AC/DC fridge freezer business, way back in 1962 with their game changing and revolutionary swing arm compressor. They haven’t stopped innovating since. Engel Coolers was the first and the original high performance rotationally molded cooler manufacturer, inventing the process back in 2005 and perfecting it by 2007. Engel continues to innovate to this day.

From small coolers to big coolers Engel continues to innovate to this day.

Go to Engel Coolers to see their full list of products. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P®10 6.5 Creedmoor

The 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge has quickly gained a reputation as a great all-around cartridge with both hunters and target shooters.  The round was introduced in 2008 and became incredibly popular because of its success in long range shooting competitions, thanks in part to bullets that are long and skinny. Therefore, they have minimal wind resistance.  The design allows for the cartridge to carry more velocity farther down range which results in more energy being delivered to the target with less chance for wind drift.

Recently, the Performance Center at Smith & Wesson launched the M&P10 in the 6.5 Creedmoor and we had a chance to take it to the range as well as into the field.  What we found was an accurate and fun-to-shoot semi automatic rifle that could be used in the field for a wide range of North American Game animals at a variety of ranges.    You’ll see us using this model from Smith & Wesson Performance Center more and more so stay tuned!

Features

•Threaded Muzzle with Thread Protector
• Two-Stage Match Trigger
• 15” Free-Float Troy® M-LOK® Handguard
• 2” Aluminum M-LOK® Accessory Rail Panel
• Magpul® MOE® Rifle Stock
• 5R Rifling
• 1 in 8” RH Twist

SPECIFICATIONS

SKU: 10057
Model: M&P®10 6.5 Creedmoor
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Capacity: 10
Safety: Manual Safety on Lower
Barrel Length: 20″
Overall Length: 39.5″
Action: Gas Operated Semi-Auto
Stock: Magpul® MOE®
Grip: Magpul® MOE® Plus
Weight: 144.8 oz / 4,105.0g
Barrel Material: Carbon Steel
Frame Material: Aluminum
Barrel Twist: 1 in 8” RH Twist 5R Rifling
Purpose: Enthusiast, Home Protection, Hunting, Law Enforcement & Military, Recreational Shooting
ALL BACKED BY  SMITH & WESSON LIFETIME SERVICE POLICY.
Availability subject to applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.

For more details go to Smith & Wesson Performance Center. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

HiVIZ Shooting Systems

HIVIZ Shooting Systems has always had a vision to improve the sport of shooting. Let’s face it, when you hit what you’re aiming at and experience success, you’re going to have fun and enjoy it more. So they started designing and engineering their innovative line of sights and recoil pads that have now become the standard for the industry. Not only are their LitePipes the brightest available, but they’re also able to provide a variety of shapes, colors and sizes to best suit the firearm or situation. The combination of a HiViz front and rear sight set gives the shooter a three-point accuracy system that’s hard to beat.

All HIVIZ® sights are built to rigid standards using only the highest quality materials, then shooter-tested to ensure they’ll withstand the test of time.

LitePipes™ are made of a chemical-resistant material and injection molded to achieve maximum brightness and a consistent sight picture.

Learn more at HiViz Shooting Systems. Follow their social media pages at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

The Bullseye Camera System by Shooting Made Easy

The long range external antenna edition is ideal for shooters shooting at any distance up to, and over, 1 MILE, sighting in their firearm, target practicing or developing loads

The Bullseye Camera System is as simple as setting the Bullseye AmmoCam target camera down range, downloading our free app and seeing your shot on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire/HD, Android Device or laptop from up to 1 MILE away.

The Bullseye Long Range Edition Camera System is a unique patent-pending system that features a camera that sets-up down by a target and wirelessly transmit back to you iPhone, iPad, Android device or Windows laptop at your shooting location up to 1 mile away. The long range edition is ideal for shooters shooting at any distance up to, and over, 1 MILE, sighting in their firearm, target practicing or developing loads. Completely self-contained, the long range edition sets up in under a minute and is ready to use.

SEE YOUR SHOT See each shot, or group of shots, blink each time you shoot to easily identify the shot! No more guessing!

MULTIPLE SHOOTERS AND VIEWERS Multiple users can shoot the same target, and multiple users can view the target at the same time. Great for training and teaching.

REVIEW PREVIOUS SHOTS Save and review each shot sequence to analyze your shooting sessions.

NO CELLULAR/INTERNET REQUIRED The system generates its own WI-FI Hotspot so you do not need Internet or Cellular Service! Works anywhere, all you need is an iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire/HD or Android Device. No monthly fees.

The Bullseye Target Manager app is a full featured software application available for free from the Apple App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App Store that allows you to view and track every shot during your shooting session.

The external antenna allows you to shield the box without disruption of the WIFI signal.

Compatible with free Bullseye Target Manager software package for iPhone and other devices.

Secure AmmoCan Style Carrying Case

HD Camera w/Night Vision

For more information visit: http://www.gsmoutdoors.com/bullseye/

The ALL NEW Garmin Virb 360

Rugged, Waterproof 360-degree Camera with 5.7K/30fps Resolution and 4K Spherical Stabilization

  • Resolution up to 5.7K/30fps unstitched and 4K/30fps with in-camera stitching¹
  • 4 built-in microphones capture 360-degree audio
  • 4K spherical stabilization² ensures a smooth video regardless of camera movement
  • Built-in sensors provide G-Metrix™ data overlays in 360-degree augmented reality³
  • Easy-to-use, free VIRB® Mobile app and VIRB® Edit desktop software let you edit, stabilize, share and add data overlays to videos
  • Constantly record for more than 1 hour on 1 charge4— without overheating

VIRB 360 is the first of its kind, capturing a complete sphere of high-resolution video and audio — even photos. It eliminates the lengthy editing process with unrivaled 1-click video stabilization up to 4K resolution at 30 fps and allows you to instantly livestream5 any adventure.

Defining a New Standard for Full-sphere 360 Video and Audio Capture

If it’s worth remembering, it’s worth a VIRB 360. This rugged, waterproof camera is true to its name, recording the full 360 degrees — horizontally and vertically. And you can forget about timely post-production work because VIRB 360 will auto-stitch¹ your 4K footage in camera. If you’re looking for higher resolution, you can record video in unstitched 5.7K resolution at 30fps.

You can choose between different recording modes such as time lapse, manual and more. Even capture 360-degree photos, burst shots, time lapse and Travelapse™ photo capture up to 15 megapixels — stitched in camera. Combined with the 4 built-in microphones for 360-degree audio, you and your viewers will be totally immersed in

the 360 experience.

Captures Spherical Stabilized 4K Video with 1 Click

Take a shaky, hard-to-follow video, and turn it into a smooth and stable masterpiece in 1 click. Regardless of camera movement, the 3 modes of 4K spherical stabilization² ensure a smooth video. Stabilize mode smooths quick movements and vibrations without overriding camera orientation. Use lock mode to secure the orientation of the camera in a specified direction. In follow mode, the orientation follows the GPS trajectory. Check out the video below to see the difference our advanced stabilization makes.

Edit Videos and Livestream on the Go

With the free, easy-to-use VIRB Mobile app and VIRB Edit-desktop software, you can edit, stabilize, share and add data overlays to videos. Use the VIRB Mobile app to connect the camera to your Apple® or Android™ device. Connect your NFC-enabled Android smartphone to the camera with just 1 tap of your phone on the camera. Then, use your smartphone as a remote control for the camera, see live 360-degree video of what you are recording, use a virtual reality (VR) device to instantly view your 360 videos in VR or livestream to YouTube® and Facebook®.

Data Overlays with G-Metrix

Retell your story in greater detail than ever before. Built-in sensors, such as GPS and GLONASS, barometer, accelerometer and more, provide countless customizable G-Metrix data overlay options in 360-degree augmented reality². Just select pre-made templates of the data points you want, and see your custom data overlay displayed in your video. Other compatible Garmin sensors and devices pair with your VIRB to extend camera control and provide detailed, measurable data tailored to your activity. Check the Compatible Devices and Accessories tabs for a list of compatible products and sensors.

Control It with Your Voice

“OK Garmin, start recording.” It’s that easy. When you are about to speed down a rugged hillside, chances are you don’t want to reach up and press start. Now you can just use a voice command7, and the camera will start and stop recording and take photos. Or ask VIRB 360 to “remember that” to tag specific moments in your adventure and quickly find them again later.

Make a Splash

This rugged camera is built to endure everything from a whitewater adventure to a child’s birthday party. VIRB 360 is waterproof to 10 meters, small and lightweight enough for any adventure, and it features strengthened glass len

ses you can easily replace without tools. The camera works with our durable mounts as well as other standard mounts and accessories, and it can shoot more than 1 hour on a single battery charge4. The sunlight-readable display shows battery, storage, mode, and connectivity status. VIRB 360 can do it all.

Watch 360 Videos

For the best viewing experience, we recommend you watch 360 videos in the YouTube app on a mobile device or tablet. To view interactive 360 YouTube videos on a desktop, you’ll need Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

For more information visit: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/562010

 

About Hercules Outdoor Industries

The Outfitter 6X6 with the combo windows for archery or gun hunting is your all-around perfect blind.

Every November, people just like you head out for the annual deer hunt, a ritual that spans generations.Time has come to return to the same hardscape country you have always loved, for another season of creating lasting, wonderful memories. You look to your trusty deer blind again to shield you from the weather, to hide the immaturities of your outing from nature, and to create long-lasting memories of your time-honored tradition.  Memories that will long outlive you and laughs that will surround your legacy.

That is what hunting is about.

Your future generations will tell and retell your teachings about survival and the wilderness, and how you kept the family traditions alive while trusting the toughest fiberglass deer blind to see you through the season.  Become the hero of your own legends, with a Hercules Fiberglass Hunting Blind.

Create your next lifelong hunting memory in a Hercules Fiberglass Hunting Blind.

Located just a little ways outside Houston in Santa Fe, Texas, Hercules Outdoor Industries is the new leader in the hunting blind and hunting products business. Our goal is to bring our family values to the workplace every day, in order to provide your family with the best fiberglass hunting blinds in the business. Hercules fiberglass hunting blinds are developed and built by hunters just like you, with your needs in mind.  Our mission is to build the toughest blinds with all the creature comforts.

Fiberglass hunting blinds are truly the only way to go.

You don’t have to be an expert woodsman when you go hunting in a box blind. Hercules box blinds will hide you, shield your movements, and provide a restful place while waiting patiently for your next trophy kill.

Texas tough, and made in America, our fiberglass hunting blinds will last you a lifetime.

Introducing New Products from Hercules Outdoor Industries

Hercules Outdoor Industries has expanded our product line to include big game feeders and deer attractants. We worked tirelessly to assure that our new products are top-of-the-line, and did extensive field research and testing to ensure the quality.

All of our products are 100% Made in America, and our new feeders and attractants are no different. Hercules feeders are the feeder of choice for McMillan Outfitting. These professional outdoorsmen make their living hunting in the field, and they demand the toughest, most reliable products. We delivered for them, and we deliver for you!

Our Super Deer Attractants are all natural and full of nutrients that growing and grown whitetails need. Our attractants line has two variations, Buck Chum and Ghost Powder. We have tested and retested the efficacy of our attractants, and are proud to say that both attractants have both long range and long term attraction, as well as a light aroma and flavor combinations that deer simply cannot resist.

We are excited to launch our new product line of feeders and deer attractants, for all of your off-season game needs.

Hercules Fiberglass Hunting Blinds are built to be virtually indestructible.

Built for toughness. Built for adventures. Built for legacies. Built for heroes. 

All Hercules Fiberglass Hunting Blinds are crafted with factory-tested durable materials, designed to handle all the abuse you and nature can inflict. We insulate our fiberglass blinds with 1/2 inches of foam (and can custom add up to 6 inches of foam) and surround it with hand-laid fiberglass. At Hercules Outdoor Industries, we have the toughest hunting blinds in the business.

Hercules Fiberglass Hunting Blinds are designed to function in the field alongside you, and make you feel as at home in the wilderness as you are in your own living room.  Our heavy-duty commercial-grade blinds are great for group hunts and guides, with enough room to easily fit up to four people inside. All that spaciousness creates perfect box blind for both professional and hobbyist hunters looking for a real adventure or family outing.

So go ahead throw out those dusty old pop-up blinds, and get to hunting.

The Hercules way.

Perfect for hunting with rifles, bows, crossbows or even handguns.

5′ or 8′ Towers with Porch and Stairs available

For more information visit: http://www.herculesoutdoors.com

 

 

Hunting Crossbow Innovations with TenPoint

RCX (Reverse Cam Crossbow) technology is the latest breakthrough in hunting crossbow innovations. Many of you have probably seen and heard about both of the RCX models for 2017: The Carbon Phantom RCX and Eclipse RCX. If you get the opportunity, stop intoyour local dealer and test them out. It’ll be the smoothest shooting experience you’ve ever had, and here’s why.

First, reverse cam technology flips how the string comes off the cams. Rather than traditional forward draw crossbows, RCX strings come off the front of the bow assembly (closest to foot stirrup). On a standard length barrel, this increases the power stroke by the width of the cam, roughly 2.5 inches for TenPoint crossbows. For those of you who are not familiar, the power stroke is equivalent to draw length in vertical bows. Traditionally, the longer the draw length, the more time the string has to interact with the arrow, the faster it can propel an arrow down range. Shooting the same weight arrow, someone with a 30-inch draw length shooting 60 pounds of draw weight will ALWAYS produce a faster velocity. So the RCX technology enables us to increase the speed of TenPoint crossbows.

Second, many crossbows on the market today are shooting 380 feet per second or more, but that requires a little more draw weight (upwards of 200 pounds in some cases). The RCX technology, with added power stroke, means that we can produce blazingly fast crossbows that don’t require increasing draw weight. The Carbon Phantom RCX shoots a rifling 385 feet per second, while only pulling 160 pounds of draw weight. Some of the standard forward draw crossbows that pull 160 pounds are only capable of producing speeds around 330 feet per second. You see the incredible trade off? The Eclipse RCX fires arrows down range at 370 feet per second and only requires 140 pounds of draw weight. The only other crossbow that TenPoint manufacturers that has a comparable draw weight is the new Horton Vortec RDX, which requires 135 pounds of draw weight and shoots 340 feet per second. Again, you see the tradeoff?

The third and final major advantage of RCX technology is that, because these crossbows don’t require tremendous draw weights, the life of the bow is lengthened. Every time you draw a crossbow and fire an arrow, you are putting stress on the limbs, cam, riser, string, and cables. Naturally, like anything, the less effort required for that all to happen, the less stress the crossbow will feel. Much like human’s lower stress levels mean an overall healthier crossbow and many many years of hunting to come!

Aside from these main benefits, RCX technology also allows TenPoint to produce EXTREMELY narrow string angles. Measuring just 8.75 inches inside-of-cam to inside-of-cam when cocked, there is far less likelihood of anything interfering with the bowstrings path down the barrel. It just doesn’t fan out far enough from the width of the barrel itself. What this also produces is a forward draw crossbow with the same maneuverability as the narrow RDX crossbows. They are tight and compact front ends and are perfect for any sort of close-quarter hunting situation. This could be in a ground blind, tucked up against a tree in some brush on the ground, or 20 feet high in a treestand. You’ll never have to worry about not being able to maneuver into position for a clear shot. If your lanes are clear, your RCX crossbow will allow you to make that shot.

Now that you know more details about the design process for the RCX technology, we want to encourage you to make a visit to your local dealer and test these crossbows out for yourself. It’ll be love at first shot, we know it!