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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hunting Season is Upon Us... Have You Thought About Scent Elimination?

 Now that hunting season has arrived throughout the country, it is time to change gears on the blog. I am going to start with a quick post on scent elimination. This is one of the main things that must be taken into consideration when you head out on the hunt.  It has been stated that a deer can smell 500 to 1,000 times better than a human; and that they can smell a human up to a 1/4 mile away, so the use of a good scent eliminator is paramount.  

  I have been given a great opportunity to represent one of the fastest growing scent elimination companies on the market; as a Field Staff member for UpWind Odor Eliminator.  Their proven Charged Copper Catalyst technology is one of the most advanced odor-eliminating compounds out there. It has been tested and proven to control a broad spectrum of human, food, and chemical odors, yet it remains non-irritating, environmentally friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable. 

 The charged copper catalyst has been trusted for years in the healthcare and industrial sectors. Charged copper catalyst rapidly reacts with oxygen to neutralized odor causing bacteria. UpWind's copper formula remains stable for an unlimited shelf life. But here is the kicker and you will be hard pressed to find it anywhere else.  UpWind Odor Eliminator products come with a 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE; that's right they are so confident in their products abilities that if you are not completely satisfied, send it back. 

 So do yourself a favor and head over to the UpWind website and check out their great odor elimination products and hunt down odors and have the ability to Hunt UpWind. While you are there why not go ahead and join the #UpWindNation and become part of the team. Here is my referral link. Fill out an application and put my name Chris Parker and referral # 1315 in when you sign up.

 "Never Let Your Gun Suffer From Separation Anxiety, Always Carry"

Friday, August 19, 2016

Review of the Mossberg Patriot Synthetic Bolt-action Rifle Chambered in .308 Win.

 This review will be on the Mossberg Patriot Synthetic Bolt-action rifle in .308 Win.  The rifle has an MSRP of $384 but can be readily purchased for less than $300.  I purchased mine from The Sportsman's Guide. I have added an NcStar full-size friction precision-grade bipod, a Fox Outdoor Products rifle butt stock cheek rest with a homemade cheek riser, a set of Butler Creek Multiflex flip-up lens covers and a CVLife 6-24 x 50 AOE red/green illuminate mil-dot scope.  I have also added a custom camouflage paint job. I have paired my rifle with Freedom Munitions .308 Win 150 grain FMJ Remanufactured ammunition.

  Let's get right to it. After completing my modifications I loaded up and headed to the range for my initial zeroing session.  I was pleasantly surprised with the feel of the firearm and the crispness of the trigger (approximately 2.5-3 lbs. out of the box). I bore-sighted my scope at 50 yds using the down the barrel technique ( Sighting in a new scope is such a pain... or is it.)  Once I was satisfied with my bore-sighting I loaded up a round a fired my first shot 7" low and 6" left; I made my corrections and fired a second shot, .5" low and .5" left.  After making my last few adjustments I fired my first of two 3-shot groups; my first group landed in a .20" group and my second was even smaller, with both groups landing with in the 1.5" circle and 5 of 6 shots in a 5/8" diamond.  Sub MOA out of a sub $400 rifle. I have only had the opportunity to shoot out to 400 yds as of now, but I did shoot a .5 MOA group at that distance, so to say I am happy with this rifle would be an understatement.  

 The ergonomics of the rifle are great the length of pull, the drop of the comb, trigger pull everything is great.  In no way does it feel like a sub $400 rifle.  The bolt is fluted so it is lighter and moves with ease on both extraction and feeding; it is rock solid when you lock in the bolt.  The trigger has the slightest amount of take up with most of it coming from engaging the Lightning Bolt Trigger (LBT), but the release is crisp and consistent.  

  If you are in the market for a reasonably priced true shooting, hard hitting long range bolt gun I would highly recommend you give the Mossberg Patriot a hard look.  

Caliber .308 WIN
Capacity 5 (Detachable Magazine)
Barrel Type Fluted
Barrel Length 22"

Twist 1:10
Weaver Style Bases

Fully Fluted Bolt
Lightning Bolt (LBT) User Adjustable Trigger (2-7 lbs.)
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 13.75"
Barrel Finish Matte Blued
Stock Finish Synthetic (Black)
Weight 6.5
Length 42.75"

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