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In celebration of reaching 600,000 supporters on their Facebook page, one lucky winner will receive a gift certificate worth $600 to use on the ammo of their choice from the National Association for Gun Rights!!!

They’ll contact you through email on Tuesday, January 8, if you are selected as the winner!

Enter Here!

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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Duck DecoysWhen I buy hunting gear, it’s always nice to know what other hunters are using, what they like, and what they don’t like.  I try to talk to other people I trust and get their opinions.  Sometimes it pays off and sometimes I buy things that I just don’t end up liking.  But I’m sure that my hunting gear purchases lean towards the “good purchase” side because I do my research.

That’s where SportsmansReview.com comes in.   At Sportsman’s Review, you can find reviews on all kinds of hunting and fishing gear, like rainwear, game calls, trail cams, optics, decoys, stands, knives, tools, boats etc.  The list goes on and on.

You can look at a quick overall chart which compares brands or read full reviews if you want more detail.

Great site!

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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One prize will be given away every month for a year

and one LUCKY Grand Prize Winner will walk away with them all!

  • HuntVe Utility Vehicle – GRAND Prize!
  • Burnham Brothers Compucaller III
  • Bradley Smoker – 4 Rack
  • Browning X Bolt Medallion .270 rifle
  • Nikon Monarch 2.5-10X42 BDC Riflescope
  • Barnes VorTex Ammo – 1 Case
  • TenPoint  – Turbo XLT Crossbow
  • Easton – 3 packs of Full Metal Jacket Arrows
  • GlenDel Full Rut Buck – Archery Target
  • Kershaw ZT – Ranger Green Folder, SpeedSafe®, Partial Serration
  • All Seasons Road Feeder – Hercules 50 LB
  • Danner Boots – Santiam – 400G All Leather Hunting Boots
  • Russell Outdoors – Mossy Oak Suit

ENTER HERE!

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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In celebration of reaching 500,000 supporters on our Facebook page, one lucky winner will receive a gift certificate worth $500 to use on the ammo of their choice!

But you cannot win the ammo certificate unless you sign up below.

We’ll contact you through email on Tuesday, December 11, if you are selected as the winner!

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The Savage 11 Lady Hunter Rifle

When I go deer hunting, I use a Remington Model 700 .243.  I love that gun.  But for elk hunting, a .243 wasn’t going to work.  I needed something bigger.

I asked several hunters and gun enthusiasts for their advice on what gun I should get for elk hunting. Here’s the deal – My .243 is the first gun that I actually hit things with.  Why?  Because I’m not afraid of it.  It doesn’t intimidate me, and more importantly, it doesn’t kick me.  I like that.  Those are two of the most important things for me when it comes to a rifle because a gun that kicks me and makes me flinch vs. a gun that doesn’t is the difference in an accurate shot or an inaccurate shot.  So intimidation and kick were huge factors for me.

Even though I was told about several different guns, a consistent one that was recommended was a .308.  “And it’s a great all-around rifle,” is what I heard over and over again.  I looked at .308s and finally came across the Savage 11 Lady Hunter .308.  I am only 5’4″ and my husband immediately noticed that this gun actually fit me.  I could balance it better than the other guns I was holding.

The Lady Hunter .308 weighs just 6lbs.  It’s overall length is 39.5 inches with the barrel being 20″.  This gun is not just a standard stock made shorter for women.  The engineers at Savage consulted several serious women hunters and put a lot of thought into the design of this rifle.  From stock design, grip girth and placement, to length and weight… the Lady Hunter is actually designed to fit the unique characteristics of a woman’s body.

I added a recoil pad to the end of my rifle to help with the kick.  I will admit that it did take a little practice and getting used to before I was shooting it without flinching.  But it was absolutely doable and didn’t take very long at all.  Within a week I was shooting it pretty accurately without flinch and was consistently hitting a paper plate at 300 yards.

As for elk hunting, I got the chance to use my new Lady Hunter on a 5 by 6 bull.  I shot him in the shoulder and double-lunged him.  He stood there for about 3 seconds and then fell over.  So I would say that my Lady Hunter .308 worked out great for me!  It’s a great gun and a really nice choice if you’re looking for something that’s accurate, fits your body, that’s not too intimidating and doesn’t kick you too much.

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

 

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When it comes time to sight in our rifles, we want to sight them in as perfectly as possible because we want our guns to be as accurate as possible.  Some rifles sight in quickly.  Others seem to take a little longer.  I remember having a very sore and very bruised shoulder after sighting in one particular gun that I used to have.  This is a good example of where we can do things smarter and easier.  Buy a lead sled!

The Caldwell Lead Sled DFT

The Caldwell Lead Sled DFT gets high ratings all around.  It works for rifles, shotguns and muzzleloaders.  It does a great job steadying your aim and makes it easier to fine-tune your sights.  It saves on ammo and money by holding steady with hardly any recoil when you shoot.  It’s made well, easy to assemble and easy to use.

The Caldwell Lead Sled DFT is on sale right now at Cabela’s.  Normally $219.99 the current price is just $99.  Get free shipping on orders of $99 or more through 12/17/12 by using the promo code: 2WINTER.

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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