Below is a list of the gear I use for my archery and rifle hunting pursuits. These are products I have found to work well for me. As I upgrade certain items I will update this list. I have come to appreciate each item for its attributes and not because I receive any incentive to promote it.
I appreciate any questions about my choices, and I would welcome the opportunity to evaluate new products. Feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have a product you would like me to try and give feedback on.
My 2010 gear list is as follows:
Bow – 2010 Hoyt Alphamax 35 70# draw weight
Strings and Cables- Winner’s Choice
Arrows – Easton Axis Carbon arrows 416 gr.(including 100gr. tip)
Broadhead – Wac’Em Triton 100gr.
Sight – Spot Hogg 7 pin Hoggit with Hoggwrap and .010 pins
Rest – Ripcord
Release – Carter Quickie
Rifle – Ruger M77 in .300 Win. Mag
Ammunition – 180 grain Nosler Partition bullets,
Scope – Redfield 2x-7x (no longer manufactured)
Saddle Scabbard by Hunter
Tripod – K&K TP36
Spotting Scope – Burris Landmark 15-45x 60 mm
Binos Vortex Razor 10×42
GPS/Radio Garmin Rino 530 HCX
Shoes – New Balance 850 series for road, 900 series for Trail
Boots – Cabela’s Alaska Hikers
Hoffman 14”pacs with 200 gram inserts and air bob sole
Base layer- Under Armour
Winter pants – Army Surplus wool
Jacket – Rivers West
Rain Gear – Cabelas Rain Suede
Socks – Merino wool with Injinji toesock liners
Gamehide Sneaker vest Blaze orange
Day hunt pack – Badlands 2200
Extended hunt pack – Badlands 4500
In the pack
Cooking system – Jet-Boil
Bivy – Ti Goat Ptarmigan
Siltarp – Self made 8×10
One man tent – Cabelas North Star Bivy tent
Down Sleeping bag – Western Mountaineering Megalite 30 deg.
Pad – Thermarest Z-lite, or Trail inflatable.
Water filter – MSR miniworks EX
Water bladder – Camelback
Headlamp – Badlands12 LED (no longer manufactured)