May 17, 2013
The Backwoods Life (BWL) crew is looking forward to their continued partnership with X-Factor Outdoors. During season 9 of Backwoods Life, show hosts Michael Lee, Kevin Knighton, and Woody Sullivan will continue to use X-Factor products on their bows. X-Factor owners, Todd and Kristy, have...
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May 7, 2013
Southern Crossbow is built on the idea of integrating age-old American resourcefulness and perseverance with modern equipment. These one-of-a-kind, tactical crossbows are different than the typical genre of the traditional crossbow market. With a matte black finish instead of a camouflage print, Southern Crossbows incorporate the style and customizable traits of a tactical weapon’s platform with an innovative crossbow structure.
“Southern Crossbow provides solutions that enhance the crossbow hunting experience,” said Product Development Manager Jonathan Horton. “We are utilizing lessons learned in the tactical market and integrating them into our crossbow design, providing hunters more effective choices. This is just the beginning to a promising future for Southern Crossbow.”
Southern Crossbows are equipped with a state-of-the-art, customizable AR platform, allowing users to mount flashlights, lasers, night vision riflescopes or any other tactical accessory that can be applied to an AR platform. Along with collapsible stocks, swinging stocks, and ergonomic grips, Southern Crossbow offers a modular crossbow system users can customize to their needs. The crossbows include arrows, a scope and a detachable quiver, everything needed for an ultimate crossbow experience.
Their quiet cams, low draw weight and high arrow speed make these crossbows effective and efficient. Hunters and rifle shooters who enjoy speed and the thrill of the chase, but want the experience of a compound bow, can benefit from Southern Crossbow’s product line. With a quicker learning curve than the compound bow, users can start using their crossbow in a desirable time frame. In most states, crossbow hunters have the advantage of hunting before rifle hunting season begins.
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May 7, 2013
Moon Shine, LP allows LOC OutdoorZ use of Camo Patterns
Moon Shine, LP, the premium designer of Moon Shine Attitude Attire and innovators of the Moon Shine Camo patterns is thrilled to announce that they have licensed their Muddy Girl® pattern to LOC OutdoorZ for use on their slings and crossbow pull handles. The rest of the Moon Shine patterns will also be available through LOC OutdoorZ in the fall of 2013.
“What a great opportunity to grow our business with LOC OutdoorZ” states Moon Shine President, Travis Mattern “When they approached us with the desire to offer Muddy Girl on their product lines, we were honored at the thought of growing our brands together. With the increase in archery products licensing our camo patterns, LOC OutdoorZ’s lines will now not only complement them functionally but also visually.”
Bob Jacobs, president of LOC OutdoorZ, states, “LOC OutdoorZ is excited to begin our new partnership with Moon Shine Camo. With the “Over the Top” camo patterns offered by Moon Shine along with our new bow slings bracket systems and crossbow cocking units, we are sure this will be a winning combination for both of our companies!”
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May 6, 2013
Parker Bows, a manufacturer of high quality Compound bows, Crossbows and RED HOT brand Crossbow Accessories is proud to introduce the new RED HOT brand 1X Illuminated Multi-Reticle Crossbow Scope. This multi-purpose crossbow scope is perfect for crossbow hunters looking to increase their accuracy in the field.
The RED HOT 1X Illuminated Multi-Reticle Scope is extremely versatile, perfect for hunting turkey, deer and other large game species. Constructed with a one piece monotube chassis, the new 1X scope features a crystal clear reticle with Laser Etched crosshairs that Illuminate to red or green. The 1X Scope provides the hunter range and visibility in low light conditions with 5 brightness settings for each color and 6 aim points out to 50 yds. Made with high grade aluminum, it is also Lightweight and Ultra Compact which is important in reducing the overall weight. The 1X Illuminated Multi-Reticle Scope is Waterproof, Fog Proof and Shockproof and comes with a Fast Focus Ocular Bell, Fixed 1x Power Magnification, and a Lifetime Warranty.
The RED HOT 1X Illuminated Multi-Reticle Scope has a retail of $149.95.
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April 15, 2013
On Tuesday, April 16 at 9:00 a.m., SB 1699-A will be heard by the New York Senate Environmental Conservation Committee. The bill was introduced by Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, and is cosponsored by several members of the New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, including: Senators Andrew J. Lanza, George D. Maziarz, Thomas F. O’Mara, James L. Seward, and Senate Co-Chair of the Caucus, Senator David Valesky, among others.
SB 1699-A would allow the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to promulgate standards to allow for a legalized crossbow hunting season. In so doing, New York might soon join the 21 other states that currently allow crossbow use during the entire archery season (49 states currently allow some form of crossbow use).
The incorporation of crossbows as a hunting implement in New York is likely to increase hunter recruitment and retention. Offering another facet of bow hunting may draw more people into the sport and may allow older hunters to remain outdoors for longer. Further, crossbows, like compound bows, are also recognized as a useful tool for the management of wildlife populations in suburban and urban areas – areas in which the concerns of human-wildlife conflict and damage to the ecosystem are particularly high.
A recently released report by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources titled Crossbow Deer Hunter Survey (January, 2013) supported the claim that crossbows are a useful tool to recruit and retain archery hunters. The study found that “about 19% (18,731) of the hunters using a crossbow in 2011 [in Michigan] had never hunted with anything other than a firearm prior to the expanded use of crossbows.” The study further found:
At least 77% of the crossbow hunters agreed that in comparison to other types of bows (1) crossbows were easier to use, (2) it took less time to become proficient with crossbows, (3) they were more accurate with crossbows, and (4) they were more confident they could harvest a deer with a crossbow. About 50% of crossbow hunters agreed that (1) using crossbows allowed them to hunt more often, [and] (2) they would not hunt during the archery season if crossbows could not be used…”
Please contact Committee Chairman, Senator Mark Grisanti, and the other members of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee immediately to voice your support for crossbow hunting in New York.
Working with Congress, Governors and State Legislatures to protect and advance hunting, recreational shooting, fishing and trapping.
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April 8, 2013
Parker Bows, a manufacturer of high quality Compound bows, Crossbows and RED HOT brand Crossbow Accessories is giving away a ThunderHawk Crossbow during the month of April (2013) through their Facebook page.
Participants can register for their chance to win the ThunderHawk Crossbow by visiting Parker’s Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/ParkerBows/app_425988140824649. The winner will be selected the first week of May and notified by email.
The ThunderHawk features Parker’s proprietary Advanced Split Limb Technology with integrated Fulcrum Pocket System making it ultra-compact while hurling arrows downrange at over 320 Feet Per Second (FPS). With the Bull-Pup trigger and ergonomic textured pistol grip, the ThunderHawk is easy to maneuver in a treestand or ground blind. At a mere 6.5 lbs, the ThunderHawk is also Ultra Lightweight and Optimally Balanced for a steadier aim on the target. Parker’s EZ Pull System has been engineered into each crossbow, reducing the cocking effort by over 50%, when paired with the RED HOT EZ Roller Rope Cocker; this system makes Parker crossbows the easiest to cock in the industry.
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March 21, 2013
The U.S. Patent Office has issue Patent # 8,376,882 to crossbow technology leader, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, for its innovative Crossbow Unloading Bolt, or CUB. The CUB patent is TenPoint’s 27th.
At about one-sixth the cost of a crossbow arrow, the single-use CUB provides a cost effective way to unload your crossbow in the field without having to chance ruining a perfectly good arrow. Made from PolyLactic Acid (PLA), this biodegradable bolt minimizes environmental impact by naturally decomposing over time. Easy to carry in a fanny pack, its innovative snap together, two-piece design occupies about the same space as two ballpoint pens.
The CUB is available in a convenient 6-pack and retails for $8.
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March 20, 2013
Parker Bows, a manufacturer of high quality Compound bows, Crossbows and RED HOT brand Crossbow Accessories is proud to introduce the new RED HOT brand Lighted Capture Nocks, Powered by Nockturnal. The new Lighted Capture Nocks feature Patent-Pending Universal Fit Technology and come in your choice of Red or Green.
Uniquely designed to fit multiple crossbow arrows, the Lighted Capture Nocks require no assembly. They can go straight from the package to the arrow within minutes maximizing your time in the woods. The high visibility L.E.D. activates by a contact switch hidden within the groove of the nock to prevent inadvertent activation or deactivation. The L.E.D. can be turned off easily by flipping a switch located on the side of the nock. With a lithium battery life of more than 20 hours, these lighted nocks will provide months of enjoyment in the woods. Patented Capture Nock Technology is built into each nock which increases Accuracy, Durability and Safety by fully Engaging the crossbow string.
The nocks are waterproof and shockproof and come in a pack of three. The new RED HOT crossbow Lighted Capture Nocks are available in red or green and retail for $32.99.
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February 26, 2013
When introducing someone to the world of crossbows, make sure the bow fits the person well. Many crossbows are marketed for the youth shooter, but few fill the gap between the youth and adult hunter. The all-new Barnett Recruit is specifically designed to fit the smaller-framed hunter and offers enough adjustment to grow with that hunter.
The perfect size for youth and women, the compact Recruit is easy to handle while still providing enough speed for the hunt. At 300 fps, 140 lb draw, and 80 ft lbs of KE, this bow can take down any game the hunter chooses.
The adjustable cheek piece and butt stock gives the shooter the option to keep the bow as he or she grows while easily making needed adjustments.
Of course, safety is a priority. The Recruit features the same 5-1 safety system and trigger system as the premium Barnett bows.
Barnett’s high-energy cam system and CROSSWIRE string and cable system contribute to a faster, quieter, more precise shot. The CROSSWIRE string and cable system blends Barnett’s fibers with the industry’s toughest serving materials, ensuring the shooter has the most stable and reliable string in the industry. The ADF (Anti-Dry-Fire) trigger system eliminates unintentional and costly dry fires. The system also boasts a 3.5-pound trigger pull and a revolutionary crank attachment built into the stock, allowing for the easy installation of the optional crank-cocking device. Thanks to the crank-cocking device, the shooter will never need someone else to cock the bow for him or her.
At a price of $299, the Recruit will no doubt make the new hunter in your life happy.
Features at a glance:
- Barnett Custom Composite Laminated Limbs
- ADF (Anti Dry Fire) Trigger Safety System
- MIM (Metal Injection Mold) Tight Tolerance Trigger
- Designed for Small-Framed Hunters
- CNC Machined 7/8″ Picatinny Rail
- CROSSWIRE String and Cable System
- Allows for the Integration of a Crank Cocking Device
- Finger Guards Pass Through Foregrip
- Comes Standard with Rope Cocking Device
- 6.5 lbs weight
- 32.5″ length
- 16″ width
- 20″ arrow length
- 300 fps
- 140 lb draw weight
- 80 ft. lbs energy
- 12″ power stroke
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February 25, 2013
Rac-Em-Bac recently introduced the Bow Mag arrowhead, a cylinder that can hold a .38 or .357 round that fires on impact. The notion of an “arrow bullet” has been around for some time as the ideal combination between stealth and stopping power. On first impression, some hunters may think that the Bow Mag is simply a bang stick shot from a bow. They’re not that far from the truth, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
The Bow Mag fits over most conventional arrows and crossbow bolts and offers additional power for taking larger animals. Rac-Em-Bac especially recommends them for use against wild boars or other nuisance species. The arrowheads are offered in packs of 6 for $39.99. You can find them here.
You can watch the commercial below:
WARNING: The video below contains some graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised.
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