SHOT Show may be closed to the general public, but that doesn’t mean we can't share the neat things we see while here in Vegas.
While there were not any new turkey guns set up to try at industry day at the range, we got a chance to check out some products that we think may be of interest to you.
PHONE SKOPE – The Utah-based company already has made digiscoping easier with their innovative products, but they have taken it to the next level with their new rifle scope mount. The item titlted "Skoped Vision" allows you to mount your phone parallel to the scope and not obstruct your view of your crosshairs. While not yet available for red-dot scopes, this would be a neat accessory for the turkey hunter using a shotgun topped with traditional optics. This product should be available summer 2018.
SOG Powerpint – This multi-tool is the perfect size to easily stash in your turkey vest and it weighs a mere 4.2 ounces. There are 18 total tools on its stainless frame and it includes a magnetic hex bit holder, allowing for numerous additional applications.
Federal Premium Grand Slam turkey loads – Grand Slam shotshells are reasonably priced and offer copper–plated lead paired with the new Flitecontrol FlexTM wad that works with all chokes. The turkey loads also are roll crimped and feature a #spurtape on the side of the shell. As an added benefit, you can hunt turkeys with these shells and feel good knowing a portion of the proceeds help support the NWTF.
Primos Double Bull SurroundViewTM 270 – The ability to see and not be seen is made possible with Primos’ new Double Bull line of blinds. Visibility on three of the four sides featuring the one-way, see-through walls is so good, you may have to train yourself not to freeze when you see animals walking by. This also is available in 180- and 360-degree models.
Innovative Targets knockdown turkey target– I am not sure if this is available for purchase, but the folks from Winchester had it set up on the shooting bay for their turkey products. The turkey head could be a little bit lighter resulting in harder knockdowns from turkey loads, but this was fun to shoot at none-the-less.
Winchester Xtended Range Bismuth – This shot shell is the answer for hunters pursuing turkeys, or waterfowl for that matter, in areas requiring lead-free shot. Similar to Longbeard XR, the shell features Shot-Lok technology offering tighter pattern density than standard loads.
Savage AccuFit System – Available on all new Model 110 rifles, the AccuFit system allows for easy customization to make sure the rifle fits its owner. There are four length of pull adjustments and five comb risers to ensure a perfect cheek weld and eye relief each time. A system like this can also be great for the youth hunter who may not have fully grown into their gun.
Zippo Rechargeable Hand Warmer – Keep your hands warm on your hunts with adjustable temperature settings and six hours of battery life. In addition to providing heat, this device can be used to recharge other electronic devices that connect via USB.