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The 4 Best Scopes for 300 Blackout — Best 300 Blackout Optics Review Photo by Brian Bennett / CC BY Capable of closely duplicating the performance of a 7. 62x39 in an AR 15 platform and using existing 5. 56mm magazines and bolts, the 300 Blackout is a popular solution to the constant demand for a more powerful AR 15 cartridge.

The 4 Best Scopes for 300 Blackout — Best 300 Blackout Optics Review Photo by Brian Bennett / CC BY Capable of closely duplicating the performance of a 7.62x39 in an AR 15 platform and using existing 5.56mm magazines and bolts, the 300 Blackout is a popular solution to the constant demand for a more powerful AR 15 cartridge. Found in single-shot handguns and rifles, short barrel tactical carbines, or more traditional AR style rifles, as well as military applications, 300 BLK may very well become the latest ubiquitous thirty-caliber round. Because the 300 BLK is the next logical progression for the AR 15 style rifles, inevitably you will want optics--and not just any scope but the best scope for 300 Blackout rifles and pistols. There are a great many optics on the market today, but a few are ideal for 300 BLK rifles. Modern scopes are typically designed with bullet drop reticles that show the angle of drop for a given cartridge at various ranges, and so allow you to more correctly place your shot right on target by simply glancing at the reticle markings, and placing the correct one on your intended target. With the popularity of 300 BLK, many quality scopes are now calibrated for its use and are readily available. The Ultimate 300 BLK Scope Trijicon ACOG Dual Illum Crosshair .300 Blackout Ballistic Reticle, 4X 32mm, Green Price: Price as of 08/13/2020 21:40 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Quick. Name a top end optic for the AR 15. Did you say Trijicon? Good. Because that’s what this is. While not cheap, it is the ultimate in rock solid performance for 300 BLK optics. Suitable for military, law enforcement, or those demanding days at the range, the Trijicon ACOG ( see full specs ) with a 300 BLK reticle will do the job. Featuring a proprietary tritium-illuminated, battery-free illuminated reticle, and ballistic drop compensator for all 300 BLK rounds, it just doesn’t get any better than this. Designed first and foremost for tactical and combat duties, the scope can also be used for less demanding roles, and know that while everything else might fail you, your optic won’t. This just might be the best 300 Blackout scope. Trijicon ACOG What's the Big Deal? Watch this video on YouTube

Survival Gear Review: Hennessy Hammock Expedition

Survival Gear Review: Hennessy Hammock Expedition

Staying off the ground is not just an important part of back country camping, it can also be a matter of life or death if you are outside the sphere of assistance or in a survival situation.  The ground can literally suck the heat from your body.  Enter, the No products found. . Quick Navigation About the Hammock Conclusion: About the Hammock Model: No products found. Height Limit: 6′ tall / 180 cm Weight Limit: 250 lbs / 115 kg Weight of Hammock 2 lbs 9 oz / 1160 g Click to watch review – Hennessy Hammock Expedition Zip Conclusion: The Pro’s I have used this No products found. multiple times in the back-country of the Rocky Mountains and here are some things that I like about this hammock. The hammock is very light weight compared to almost any tent and has no tent poles, which can be bulky in your pack.  The No products found. is very compact-able and fits well into your camping pack or bug out bag . The mosquito netting is a nice feature depending on your location and provides great ventilation while protecting you from small insect like predators. Quick and easy to set up, I can set up the hammock in less than five minutes (more like three minutes). I usually spend more time looking for the perfect trees. The hammock is great for uneven ground, as long as you have several trees to choose from you can literally camp on the side of a mountain or a hill in this hammock.  It comes with a rain fly which is key to protecting you from the elements, as well as keeping your body heat within the hammock .  It also has a paracord draw string across the top of the hammock to keep the mosquito netting and rain fly off of you, while providing a place for the sliding mesh gear bag for your headlamp, pistol, glasses, etc.  The "Hennessy Hammock Expedition" also has additional draw strings so that you can stake open up your hammock to provide more internal space, which is nice. The Con’s The cons are that you need to have trees available to you or you’re screwed.  The No products found. only fits one person, so this is not the ideal family bug out tent.  The rain fly that comes with the hammock is small and would not protect you very well in severe weather conditions.  A sleeping pad seems necessary to keep your body heat from escaping beneath you.  It does not come with any tent stakes to stake out your rain fly. Some recommendations I would make are to purchase the additional No products found. .  It is very large and provides the necessary protection from the whatever Mother Nature throws at you.  Hennessy also offers Snake Skins , a tube-like sheath which attaches to each side of the hammock for quick storage and fast set-up and tear-down.  This way you don’t have to try and fold up or stuff your hammock into a cinch sack.  I would also add lightweight tent stakes to stake out the rain fly and hammock. And the most important feature of all, I get a better nights sleep in a hammock than I do in a tent on a sleeping pad. Video by SurvivalCache.com Team Photos by: jon_beard bicyclerust utspoolup Other interesting articles: SOL Emergency Bivvy Review for 2020: Survival Gear Survival Debate: Tent or Tarp Survival Gear Review: MSR HyperFlow Microfilter "Survival Gear Review" : Clarks North American Hammock

Magnum Research .22 Rifles Now Dressed in a New Stock

Magnum Research .22 Rifles Now Dressed in a New Stock

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f379cf9d0396_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f379cf9d0396_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } Magnum Research has unveiled a new black walnut stock on its .22 rifles. Magnum Research .22 rifles now have a classy new look with the addition of black walnut stocks. In addition, the stock has some interesting ergonomic features. Magnum Research is best known for its heavy-hitting selection of pistols. But the Minnesota-based manufacturer has a lighter side. The subsidiary of Kahr Arms also has made a name for itself as a top-notch maker of rimfire rifles. And recently, it has given one of its more popular models a fairly classy makeover. Related GunDigest Articles New Gun: Magnum Research Packing Two Calibers in One Desert Eagle Review: Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle III 9mm Savage Introduces AccuFit Stock System The company’s Magnum Lite .22LR and .22WMR now wear a stick of striking black walnut. The rich, dark wood looks to bring out the every curve and angle of the stock’s unique design. Switching the thumbhole stock to hardwood, however, was not purely a matter of aesthetics. There is function in what Magnum Research calls its Barracuda American Black Walnut stock, as well.

How to Build an AR-15 Lower Receiver: Bolt Catch

How to Build an AR-15 Lower Receiver: Bolt Catch

You’ve installed your trigger guard , but are you ready for the next step in building your AR-15 lower receiver? Let’s install the bolt catch. If you’d like a visual reference for the installation instructions detailed in this post, check out the video embedded above. I’ve included the time stamp in case you want to jump to the point in the vid that details this step. As with the previous articles in this series, I’ll be using the tools and components I laid out in this post . (06:53) Step 3 – Bolt Catch Notice how I used the other pin punch to help keep everything lined up. Oh, and don’t skimp on the tape. You don’t want to scratch your receiver. Grab your bolt catch, bolt catch buffer and spring, roll pin, roll pin holder, and the 3/32″ and 5/32″ roll pin punches . Place the small end of the bolt catch buffer into the spring, and then place it into the hole on the left side of the receiver so the spring is inside the receiver and the buffer is facing outward. Place the bolt catch with the “ping pong paddle” on top, between the two tabs on the receiver, over the buffer, and stick the 3/32″ roll pin punch through the front tab and through the bolt catch so it protrudes through the rear tab. This will hold the bolt catch in place while driving the bolt catch roll pin into place. Once you have the roll pin in far enough, you can just tap it the rest of the way in until it flush on both sides. All you have to do now is press the “ping pong paddle” a few times to make sure everything moves OK. Got that all together? Great. In the next step, we’ll install our AR-15 lower receiver’s pivot pin .

The 3 Best Thigh Knife Holsters – Thigh Knife Sheath Reviews 2020 Photo by Cliff Hellis / CC BY Knives that are sheathed on the lower half of your thigh are most commonly used for underwater deep sea adventures because they are there for easy access and won’t slip around like they would on a belt. But the most crucial part of wearing a knife on your thigh isn’t the knife itself, but rather the holster that you wear around its sheath (also known as a thigh knife rig or holder or a leg wrap). This is because when swimming underwater, even the highest quality underwater knife must be fully secured so it doesn’t slip out and sink when you’re not looking. Here, in our humble opinion, the 3 best thigh knife holsters on the market: Blue Reef Neoprene Knife Leg Wrap Blue "Reef Neoprene Knife" Leg Wrap 27" (68.6cm) Price: $16.95 Price as of 08/13/2020 19:54 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. This knife leg wrap from Blue Reef is also made out of neoprene like the other two of our examples, so it comes with the same kind of comfort and durable construction. There’s definitely a reason why all three of our holsters in this list are made out of neoprene, since it’s simply the best material you can have for a knife holster that is intended for deep sea diving. The Blue Reef knife holster ergonomically wraps around your leg with twenty seven inches of length and is secured by means of two quick adjust Velcro straps. The actual knife holster secures the sheath of the knife on the lower end of the wrap; users have reported that when the holster and sheath are on the lower end of the wrap, it’s more convenient to reach and also puts less irritation on the leg’s skin. Bar none, this is one of the best thigh knife holsters. XS Scuba KP04 Neoprene Knife Holster XS Scuba Kp04 Neoprene Knife Holder Price: $14.95 Price as of 08/13/2020 19:54 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Many people prefer to wear a dive knife strapped around their thigh, but a sizable percentage of those people also find that the straps can hurt your leg except if you’re diving with a thicker suit. The XS Scuba "Neoprene Knife Holster" was made exactly with these people in mind. This holster ( see full specs ) is constructed out of a durable and yet soft nylon neoprene rubber with added slip-resisting materials. In other words, the holster manages to be durable, safe, and ergonomic all at the same time. The knife wrap allows you to attach a knife sheath, with an added soft padded layer being placed in between the sheath and the leg. The Velcro straps are fully adjustable so you can place the holster on whichever part of your leg you desire. Innovative Scuba Concepts 3” Neoprene Knife Holster with Straps Innovative 3in Neoprene Knife Holder with Straps Price: $17.99 Price as of 08/13/2020 19:54 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Just like the other holsters on our list, the Innovative 3” Neoprene Knife Holster is also constructed out of the durable and yet comfortable neoprene material. Accidental slips will be kept to a minimal if not outright prevented thanks to the double Velcro leg straps. The straps, while large, are fully adjustable and can be tightened. This holster ( see full specs ) is sold with a full warranty from the manufacturer and is meant to go right alongside other scuba diving equipment. Many existing diving knife sheaths already on the market should work in conjunction with the Innovative neoprene knife holster. What Should You Look for in a "Thigh Knife Holster" ? Like we mentioned earlier, thigh knife holsters are generally meant to be used for underwater diving. The knives that are used for them tend to be thinner, lighter, and overall just smaller. But even so, that doesn’t mean that it can’t slip out and sink to the bottom of the sea or freshwater floor, which is why it’s very imperative that your knife be just as secure as it is comfortable. It is for this reason that diving experts recommend you don’t just wear a sheath by a holster as well. Sheaths are great for holding your knives locked and safe until you need them, but the holster is to the sheath as the sheath is to the knife; it keeps your sheath retained and on your side so you’ll be sure that you won’t ever lose it. The reason why thigh knife holsters are the best choice to carry a knife when diving is because it will avoid any entanglements when diving and swimming. The knife holster forces the knife close to the leg so that it doesn’t interfere with swimming. To ensure that the sheath of your knife is fastened tightly into the holster and doesn’t cause you any problems, make sure via research that the holster you select is compatible with your chosen holster. Is a thigh knife holster a critical piece of diving equipment? No, but it certainly is a nice piece of equipment to have and there’s no denying that it’s the best way to carry your knife while swimming. One of the most important factors in selecting a holster is that you select a material that can withstand being placed underwater repeatedly and for extended periods of time. If you don’t, your holster will not only wear down excessively, but it likely won’t be as safe either. It could become loose, which could cause it to snag on something underwater, or the knife could slip out when you don’t realize it. Neoprene is a great material for thigh knife holsters because of the great diversity of temperatures and climates that it can be put through without suffering. Many users have reported taking their neoprene holsters on a dozen diving trips without it falling apart. In short, ergonomic fit, accessibility, and durability are the three main ingredients that you should look for in selecting your holster. If your holster does not meet these three basic requirements, it poses a major comfort and safety issue. Any of the holsters that we have selected here for you accomplish these three requirements and more, so they will work well. Many of them come with their own knives and sheathes as well, which gets most of your shopping done right away. Good luck! Boyd Smith Owner of Reloaderaddict.com, Boyd Smith is a major handgun enthusiast, and although he owns Glocks, he prefers the revolving wheel type.  His go-to guns are a Smith & Wesson 642 Performance Center for carry and a Ruger GP100 in the nightstand biometric safe (he has kids).  He loads both revolvers with old-school 148-grain Federal Gold Medal .38 wadcutters.  It’s OK if you think he’s a wimp. Email him . Share the Post and Images Related Posts The 4 Best Balisongs – Butterfly Knife Reviews 2020 The 4 Best Paddle Holsters – Reviews 2020 The 4 Best OWB 1911 Holsters "– Reviews 2020"

The 6 Best Deer Hunting Books – Reviews 2020 Photo by Boston Public Library / CC BY Hunting is easily one of the most popular sports in America today and has been for many decades. And not only is it fun to actually hunt, but it’s also fun to read about hunting, such as proven tips on how to ensure a successful deer hunt on your next trip or thrilling stories about other people’s successful hunting trips. The truth is that deer hunting books, even in the age of the internet, can still be some of your best sources of information when it comes hunting. They’re great to read while sitting around the fire at your hunting camp or even throughout the year so that your anticipation for your next hunting trip only grows. In this article, we will go over 6 of the most informative and best deer hunting books on the market and then go over a list of topics that any deer hunting book on your reading list needs to cover for them to be of any worth to you. The Total Deer Hunter Manual (Field & Stream): 301 Hunting Skills You Need The Total "Deer Hunter Manual" (Field & Stream): "301 Hunting Skills" You Need Price: $20.49 Price as of 08/14/2020 03:27 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Field & Stream is currently one of the most reputable outdoors magazines out there, and the reason is because they have the top and most experienced hunting experts from around the world who work for them. Their deer hunting manual is no different. It gives you literally hundreds of the most useful tips that a deer hunting could need, regardless of whether you’re a rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, or a bow hunter. Examples of tips that you will learn about in this book include how to track a deer like a professional, how to plan out your deer season months in advance, the best times of year to find a big buck, and how to field dress a deer in moments. Hands down, this manual is among the best deer hunting books period. Strategies for Whitetails Strategies for Whitetails Price: $24.99 Price as of 08/14/2020 03:27 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. One of the world’s foremost experts on white-tailed deer, Charlie Alsheimer, reveals through a combination of witty writing and beautiful photographs, his personal experiences with hunting and observing white tail deer. Alsheimer talks about the best times of year to search for a trophy buck, common whitetail deer behavior depending on the season or environment, and even how you can cultivate your own land to produce a healthy herd that includes trophy bucks. If you want to better understand how whitetails live and act in order to increase your odds of making a harvest next hunting season, there will be few books that give you as much information as this one, which is easily one of the best deer hunting books out there. “How to Bag the Biggest Buck of Your Life” by Larry Benoit How to Bag the Biggest Buck of Your Life Price: $8.96 Price as of 08/14/2020 03:27 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. “How to Bag the Biggest Buck of Your Life” is arguably the most famous book on deer hunting. The primary theme of the book is how old hunting techniques are not at all different from newer techniques used today. The book was first published in 1975 and is a must have in any hunter’s library. Larry Benoit himself was one of the most highly regarded hunters, and all of the knowledge that he had on hunting deer from his own experiences were written down into the pages of this book. This is easily among the best deer-hunting books you can buy. “Whitetail Nation” by Pete Bodo Whitetail Nation: My Season in Pursuit of the Monster Buck Price: $17.99 Price as of 08/14/2020 03:27 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. “Whitetail Nation” is not a traditional hunting book in the sense that it lists out and describes information in regards to deer hunting. Rather, it tells the story of the hunter Pete Bodo’s journey to finding and killing his first trophy buck. Along the way, Bodo also talks about the history of whitetail deer hunting across the United States. With moments of humor, excitement, and even some philosophy, you’ll be in for a highly entertaining read with “Whitetail Nation.” Bar none, it’s one of the best whitetail deer hunting books for the money. “Mapping Trophy Bucks” by Brad Herndon Mapping Trophy Bucks Price: $27.10 Price as of 08/14/2020 03:27 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. The beauty of the book “Mapping Trophy Bucks” is that it does exactly what the title says: it provides you with maps that can lead you right to your next trophy buck. Using a combination of aerial photographs and topographic maps to point out the best areas, Brad Herndon points all of the best deer areas and routes in the United States. Many hunters forget to use maps before heading out on their next adventure, which is a huge mistake because maps lay out the whole land for you before you even take one step in it. With this book, you won’t just become with the whole area before you set foot in it, but you’ll also know exactly where you need to go as well. “The Art of Big Game Hunting in North America” by Jack O’ Connor The Art of Hunting Big Game in North America Price: $33.89 Price as of 08/14/2020 03:27 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Jack O’Connor is widely regarded as one of the most foremost authorities on hunting in the entire world, and this classic book “the Art of "Big Game Hunting" in North America” is an absolute must read for any deer or non-deer hunting. This book comes packed with lots of useful information, including information that you may not find online. Examples of information that this book comes loaded with include the best habitats to find specific game, animal behavior, feeding habits of animals, and different methods for finding different kinds of game. Of course, it includes all of this information and more on deer as well.  It’s old--original publish year is 1967--and might even be out of print, but it’s a classic, and one that’s worthy of buying used, like a vintage watch. What Should the Best " "Deer Hunting Book" s" Cover? Obviously the only way that you’ll truly become a better deer hunter is if you actually go out there and hunt yourself and learn from your experience. But there’s also no doubt that you’ll stand a greater chance of making your next deer hunt more successful if you read from the experts themselves via the books that they have written. Yes, we have the internet today and there is loads of information to be found on there. But hunting books still pack a lot of useful information themselves, and furthermore you can take them with you while actually hunting and read them when taking a break or around the campfire in remote locations where internet service is more than likely not available. And, let’s be honest, it’s far more comfortable reading your book lolling on a coach then getting eyestrain in front of a monitor! The old saying goes to never judge a book by its cover, but nonetheless, you would still be wise to put much research into the specific deer hunting books that you should read before buying one. After all, you want to make sure that the information in the book is accurate and not false before you begin reading. Some deer hunting books are written as novels and tell the story of a hunt, while others are written as factual books with specific information written down. Regardless, the information in your deer hunting books needs to be as accurate and as specific as possible. If it’s not, the book will only lead you astray and make your next hunt only less successful. Beyond the accuracy of the information, another important quality that your deer hunting book should meet is that it should be well written and an entertaining read. If it’s not, you’ll become disengaged from the book and be less looking forward to reading it, which will be a shame if the book is packed with lots of good information. So search for deer hunting books that are well written and will keep you turning the page and taking in the information. Last but not least, and usually the best indicator for whether a hunting book will be accurate or a good read is if it’s come from a reputable author or not. Each of the four deer hunting books that we have recommended are from actual deer hunters who have written their books based on their personal knowledge and experiences. When looking for additional deer hunting books, invest good research time into the authors so you can confirm they’re people who know what they are writing about and you’re sure to find the best deer hunting book for your needs. Good luck! Whitetail Hunting Tips 101: Deer Senses Watch this video on YouTube

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The 4 Best Scopes for 300 Blackout — Best 300 Blackout Optics Review Photo by Brian Bennett / CC BY Capable of closely duplicating the performance of a 7. 62x39 in an AR 15 platform and using existing 5. 56mm magazines and bolts, the 300 Blackout is a popular solution to the constant demand for a more powerful AR 15 cartridge.