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The 4 Best Hunting Rifle Slings – Reviews 2020 Photo by Hoplophobia treatmentcenter / CC BY Hunting and man go hand in hand since our first organized tribes and today it is considered a growing sport among Americans. When hunting with a long gun, the use of a sling is extremely handy. A good sling can support the weapon’s weight, and make carrying the weapon over rough and uneven terrain easier and safer.

The 4 Best Hunting Rifle Slings – Reviews 2020 Photo by Hoplophobia treatmentcenter / CC BY Hunting and man go hand in hand since our first organized tribes and today it is considered a growing sport among Americans. When hunting with a long gun, the use of a sling is extremely handy. A good sling can support the weapon’s weight, and make carrying the weapon over rough and uneven terrain easier and safer. A strong sling can help the shooter retain the weapon in case of a slip, or fall. A sling can also be used as an aiming aid to tighten the weapon down, and ensure greater accuracy and precision. We’ve scoured the market for the 4 best hunting rifle slings and these are our recommendations below: The Allen Cobra Padded Leather Sling Allen Company 8145 Cobra Padded Sling with Deer Head Embossed with Swivels, Burgundy-Brown Price: $27.82 Price as of 08/14/2020 11:49 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Allen slings are some of the most popular in the world among hunters. These aren’t tactical slings or made from fancy materials, but they are well designed, well thought out, and perfect for hunting. "The Allen Cobra" sling is named because of how the sling thickens near the end. This resembles a Cobra’s head. This Cobra head is designed to be the closest part of the gun to the barrel. So when carrying the gun this part rests on your shoulder. The design of a wider sling at this point is designed to be more comfortable when carrying a heavy rifle. If the entire sling was thick it would be heavy and awkward. That Cobra head is the best of both worlds. The Allen Cobra sling is made from a combination of leather and suede. This material is both durable and very strong. Its classic appearance is also attractive and comfortable against the body. The sling is equipped with very high quality and well-tested sling swivels. The swivels are capable of holding up to 300 pounds. So your heaviest rifle isn’t going to test this rifle. The sling can also be adjusted with one hand while being worn and while it’s on a rifle. The Allen Cobra sling is a modern construction, a modern design, made from classic materials. Without a doubt, this is one of the best hunting rifle slings for the money. Blue Force Gear Vickers Sling "Blue Force Gear" Vickers 2-Point Combat Sling, Black Price: $58.25 Price as of 08/14/2020 05:14 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Okay, hear me out about this one. I get your apprehension about the Vickers sling for hunting. Traditionally this sling is used for tactical shooters. The designer is a former Delta Force guy and most of what he does is related to tactical shooting. With all that said, I think the Blue Force Gear Vickers sling is an outstanding sling for hunting. It’s a two-point sling so it functions like a traditional sling. It will carry a wide variety of weapons and is compatible with a wide variety of different types of sling attachments. Shotguns, bolt action rifles, lever guns, carbines and more will all work with the Vickers sling. The Vicker’s sling offers shooters the ability to instantly shrink or grow the sling with nothing more than a pull at the sling adjustment device. This pull tab instantly changes the size of the sling. It can run tight to the body or loose and ready. This is why it’s an outstanding sling. When you pull it tight the rifle is positioned perfectly for crossing rough terrain or climbing tree stands. The rifle isn’t dangling around and knocking and banging on everything. It holds itself tight to the body when climbing, but let’s say a deer comes out of nowhere. All you have to do is slide the pull tab down and loosen the sling. Bam, now you’re ready to shoot that deer. The Vickers sling is well made, adaptable and versatile. It’s great for both hunting and combat, and therefore should be on anyone’s list of the best hunting rifle sling. Blue Force Gear – Vickers Combat Application Sling Watch this video on YouTube

Essential Guide to the Best Scope for Nikon .22 [Review]

Essential Guide to the Best Scope for Nikon .22 [Review]

LAST UPDATED: June 29th 2020 GUIDE: Chris Browning You’ve got a .22 rifle that you love to use for small game hunting, target shooting on the range, or even plinking around on your own property. Now you’re in the market for a scope. You’ve heard great things about Nikon, or you own a Nikon scope for a different rifle, yet you may be asking yourself, what is the best Nikon .22 scope? Well, I’ve done some research for you and have come up with my top picks in Nikon scopes for a .22 rifle. I think just about any of these scopes I’ve listed would work great for you. The final deciding factor needs to be your determination of what you are going to do with the scope, what kind of features you need and your budget. My top pick is the Nikon P-223 3-9×40 BDC . This is a nice scope that is crystal clear. This scope is variable and features a lifetime warranty, generous eye relief, precise ¼ MOA hand turn, tactical style zero reset turrets. 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The first thing they taught me was to be safe. Not all hunters are as safe as they can be. States know this so now every state requires a hunting safety course which includes gun safety. Teaching Youngsters To Hunt Most beginner hunters come from hunting families, like mine. They will have a Dad or older brothers show them the ropes. This is not always true. Some hunters acquire their desire to hunt even while other family members may not have the same desire. Sometimes people acquire the desire to hunt later in life, as an adult. They have to go through the learning process, just like the youngsters. No matter the age of the beginner hunter, gun safety needs to be taught and it needs to be practiced for the rest of the hunter’s time outdoors. The National Rifle Association has their Youth Hunter Education Challenge. This program provides a fun environment for kids, under 18, to improve hunting, marksmanship, and gun safety skills. This course builds on what is learned in a basic hunting safety course that the state requires. You can find out more information through their website . The First Rifle Some people may start their new shooters, especially children, with a bb gun. Nothing fancy, just something that will get them used to the mechanics of loading, cocking, aiming, and firing. If you start with a bb gun, it won’t take long for the youngster to want to graduate to something bigger. When you start out with a rifle ( you either bypass the bb gun or have graduated) you want to make sure the rifle doesn’t have a lot of recoil. This is true for youngsters, women, and even adult men who are beginners. Too much recoil can scare youngsters or women, and can cause flinching, even in adult males. A .22 is a perfect rifle to start out with. If you decide to get a shotgun, a 20 gauge is ideal for most beginners. Many manufacturers offer women or youth models. If you are starting with a small child, there are recoil absorbing devices out there to help them learn confidence in their marksmanship skills while getting used to the feel of shooting a rifle. Small game The most popular small game to hunt, at least in North America, is squirrel and rabbit. If you pick a good spot to hunt, you can be pretty sure to get a few rabbits. Because of this success, rabbit hunting is a great way to introduce youngsters (and adult beginners) to the sport. Rabbits Rabbit hunting isn’t complicated. It can be as simple as walking along a creek with a slingshot or as well planned out as deciding who will hunt where, having a pack of beagles and specialized hunting equipment. When hunting rabbits with a .22, you have a couple of choices for shots. The .22 is suited for both head shots or chest shots for a rabbit. The best place for a headshot is behind the eye or between the ears. This lends to instant death so there is no suffering for the rabbit. Squirrel Hunting squirrel is another way for beginners and youngsters to get a good start at hunting. It may seem simple to hunt for a squirrel, but they move quite a bit, and quite quickly so there is a challenge in the sport. The .22 is probably the most used caliber for squirrel hunting. The small size prevents overkill and destroying a lot of meat. A scoped .22 let’s you be further away from the squirrel than you could with a shotgun or air rifle. As you are hunting for squirrels, listen for the grinding noise they make as they are chewing on tree bark or nuts. Shooting a squirrel in a tree means shooting up so you want to make sure you take safe shots. You want to aim so that the bullet hits the tree if you miss. You don’t want your bullet flying through the air without you knowing where it will stop. Aiming for the head will kill the squirrel in one shot. As with rabbits, it will lessen any suffering and will preserve meat. Caring For Small Game Skinning and dressing rabbits or squirrels should be done soon after the shot. They both have fleas and if they start to cool down the fleas will look for another host, which could be you. Plus, skinning is much easier when they are still warm. There is a saying, “the fun of the hunt is over when you pull the trigger.” In other words, cleaning and packing out your kill is not as fun as the hunt. The chore of preparing the meat for dinner begins in the field. Top Nikon .22 Scopes Now that we talked a little about some small game hunting, with a .22, let’s get on to the top picks so you can choose a scope and get out there and hunt. 1. Nikon P-223 3-9×40 BDC This scope is for shooters who like getting first time shots at longer distances. It features a fast focus eyepiece, multi-coated optics, generous eye relief, water and fog proof, and parallax free setting at 100 yards. Features Made from polymer Generous eye relief BDC 600 reticle ¼ MOA 100 yard parallax setting Nitrogen filled O ring sealed Pros Lifetime warranty Easy to zero in Rugged Clear glass Bright Holds zero Cons Turrets may feel mushy Hard to see crosshairs in low light 2. Nikon P-223 3×32 BDC This scope is just as good as the other P-223, but gives you an option if you don’t need as much magnification power. The entire P line is multi coated for extreme brightness and is optimized for use with Nikon Spot On Ballistic Match Technology. Features Generous eye relief BDC Carbine Reticle Fully multi coated optics Precise ½ MOA Nitrogen filled O ring sealed Pros Very clear 3x setting is useful in close to medium range Holds zero Lightweight Built to last Affordable Good eye relief Cons Made in the Philippines Crosshairs are hard to see, especially in low light Turrets are large 3. Nikon ProStaff Rimfire 3-9×40 BDC This scope puts the features of a really nice scope into an affordable option that just about any hunter can afford. The optical system transmits up to 98% of light and Nikon has integrated a zero reset turret. Features Fully multi coated optics Quick zero reset Nitrogen filled O ring sealed Lifetime warranty Pros Sturdy Very clear Crosshairs look sharp Lifetime warranty Affordable Great value Holds zero Cons Eye relief could be better Mounts not included Made in the Philippines Conclusion Nikon is a great company and makes great optics. They have choices for any budget. The best way to choose a scope is to determine what you will use it for, determine what features you need and which features you can live without, the decide on your budget. Our Pick Best Nikon .22 Scope Nikon P-223 3-9x40 BDC This scope is for shooters who like getting first time shots at longer distances. It features a fast focus eyepiece, multi-coated optics, generous eye relief, water and fog proof, and parallax free setting at 100 yards. Check Price After you have your game plan I recommend you check out the Nikon P-223 3-9×40 BDC . This was my favorite Nikon scope for a .22 rifle. It is such a nice scope that is crystal clear. Nikon includes a lifetime warranty which is always a big bonus when ordering any accessory. Check out our Scopes Resource for more scope reviews. Related Reads: Nikon P-223 3-9×40 3.4/5 (7 Reviews) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply

Best Night Vision Scopes | Buyers Guide For 2020

Best Night Vision Scopes | Buyers Guide For 2020

Even though night vision devices (NVD) were developed for military and initially used in various battlefield scenarios, we can’t deny the advantages NVDs give the everyday civilian user. Since dozens of companies are manufacturing the night vision optics, the civilian market is flooded with quite affordable models that are becoming more and more common every day. Without question, NV dеvісеѕ have forever changed thе wау huntеrѕ and shooters аррrоасh hunting in lоw light hоurѕ. At a Glance: Our Top Picks for Night Vision Scopes OUR TOP PICK: Firefield FF16001 NVRS 3x42 Night Vision Riflescope Night Owl Optics NightShot Digital " "Night Vision Rifle" scope" with IR illuminator, Black, NIGHTSHOT Armasight Nemesis6x-SD Gen 2+ Night Vision Rifle Scope w/6x Magnification BEST BUDGET OPTION: ATN X-Sight II HD 3-14x Digital Smart Day/Night Riflescope Sightmark SM18016 Photon RT Digital Night Vision Riflescope, 4.5x42, Black Comparison of the Best "Night Vision Scope" s IMAGE PRODUCT Our Top Pick Firefield FF16001 NVRS 3x42 Night Vision Riflescope Best Overall Night Vision Device 1st Generation Intensifier Tube Built-in IR Illuminator and Titanium Body View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Night Owl Optics NightShot Digital Night Vision Riflescope with IR illuminator, Black, NIGHTSHOT Best Night Vision Scope for AR-15 Dіgіtаl Gеnеrаtіоn Built-in Infrared Illuminator "View Latest Price" → "Read Customer Reviews" Armasight Nemesis6x-SD Gen 2+ Night "Vision Rifle Scope" w/6x Magnificatio Best Night Vision Scope for Hunting IIT Generation Gen 2+ 6х Mаgnіfісаtіоn View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Best Budget Option ATN X-Sight II HD 3- "14x Digital Smart" Day/Night Riflescope Best Night Vision Scope for the Money Day and Night Vision Modes Smooth Zoom With a 3-14x Magnification View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Sightmark SM18016 Photon RT Digital Night Vision Riflescope, 4.5x42, Black Best Night Vision Scope Under $1000 Integrated Invisible 940nm LED IR Illuminator Variable Digital 2x Magnification View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews ATN X-Sight 4K Pro Smart Day/Night Rifle Scope - Ultra HD 4K technology with Superb Optics, 120fps Video, 18+ hrs Battery, Ballistic Calculator, Rangefinder, WiFi, E-Compass, Barometer, IOS & Android Apps Best Digital Night Vision Scope Affordable Night Vision With Daytime Use Magnification Range From 3-14x View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Armasight CO-X ID MG Night Vision Medium Range Clip-On System Best Clip-On Night Vision Scope Uses Generation 2+ Image Intensifiers Tube Intended For Military Professional Personnel and Amateurs View Latest Price Read Customer Reviews Why Use A Night Vision Scope? The first thing you should know about night vision is that there are two primary types of night vision devices (NVD): the image intensifier tube devices and the infrared (thermal) devices. In this article, we will discuss night vision devices based on Image intensifier tube technology, also called "I²" in the industry. The image intensifier devices are optoelectronic devices that collect available ambient light via optics at the front and amplify actual light through electronics from 15,000 times to 50,000 times. From the jungles of Vietnam to the Arab deserts and up to the peaceful landscapes across the country, night vision systems came a long way and have evolved many times over. Hunting and shooting at night can be very dangerous, but using night vision optics gives you the ability to be able to see objects clearly , even when it's pitch black. You can use the night vision devices in many scenarios ranging from game hunting, trailing wounded game, night surveillance, or for range shooting as well. Source As far as hunters are concerned, by using night vision, they can make old tactics and methods more effective while still maintaining a fair hunt. Quick Take - The Best Night Vision Scopess These are our recommendations for the best night vision scopes: Firefield FF16001 NVRS 3x42 Night Owl Optics NightShot Armasight Nemesis6x-SD Gen 2+ Review of the Best "Night Vision Scopes" s Here, we have provided you in-depth analysis of some of the best night vision scopes available in the market so that you could choose the one which suits your needs & requirements. Best Overall: ​ Firefield FF16001 NVRS 3x42 Night Vision Riflescope CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Built-in IR Illuminator Up to 3x Magnification 42mm Objective Diameter Affordable Gen 1 Riflescope Quick Detach Weaver Mount System Body Made of Lightweight and Durable Titanium Cons Limited Useful Range Short Eye Relief of 1.7 Inches As the part of Sellmark Company, based out of Texas, the Firefield product line was launched in 2009 to offer the hunters and shooters more budget-friendly ​ ​ night vision products . While most offerings are made in China, the FF16001 NVRS 3x42 night vision riflescope is produced in Belarus. The key features of the FireField Night Vision Riflescope are the first generation intensifier tube and powerful 100 MW LED infrared illuminator working at an 805nm wavelength. A built-in infrared illuminator helps a lot during extremely dark conditions, making it ideal for nighttime hog hunting. Utilizing Gen 1 scope technology, the Firefield Riflescope is generally affordable, though it has a somewhat average sight range of 75~100yds depending on available light. In this price class, you also cannot expect a very large field of view, but 42' at 100 yards will be enough for the nightstand hunting. The eye relief is only 1.7 inches (45mm), but the extended rubber eyepiece protects your eyebrow and ensures perfect eye-to-scope alignment. This NV model FF16001 boasts an almost ideal 3x magnification coupled with a 42mm lens for higher light gathering capabilities. The Firefield scope is equipped with an illuminated red duplex reticle with incremental brightness adjustment and multi-coated optics covered with rubber flip-up lens protectors. The housing of this optoelectronic device is made of a rock-solid titanium alloy with a matte black finish. Besides lower weight (30.7 oz.), the titanium provides a remarkable resistance against corrosion and heat. In the end, this NVRS comes with an integrated quick-release Weaver mount and two AA batteries. Bottom Line As one of the best Gen 1 scopes on the market, the Firefield 3x42 night vision riflescope is an ideal entry-level solution for the beginners and casual shooters. With a rugged titanium body, the Firefield scope can endure the physical challenges in pitch darkness, while its 3x zoom power would be enough to enable you to hit a three-inch bull’s eye at 100 yards. Best for AR-15: Night Owl Optics NightShot CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Range: 100-200 Yards Built-in 850nm IR Illuminator It Uses 4 x AA or Lithium Batteries 3x Magnification Ideal for Night Vision Housing is Made of Lightweight Polymer Budgеt-Frіеndlу Day/Night Digital Riflescope Cons Battery Life is Short Very Short Range Without IR Illuminator If you are looking for tесh-сrаzу аnd gаdgеt-оbѕеѕѕеd NV rіflеѕсореѕ, then you may look to the other models, because this night vision riflescope by Night Owl Optics does just what it is designed for, provides simple shot placement. Buying a NightShot, you will get an inexpensive, lightweight (20.8 oz.), and easy-to-operate night scope wіth аt lеаѕt 100 уаrdѕ оf dеtесtіоn rаngе аnd реrhарѕ uр tо 200 уаrdѕ оn а moonlight nіght. To enable that range, the NightShot is equipped with a built-in 850nm ІR іllumіnаtоr and an optional mоuntіng rаіl fоr аddіng аn аddіtіоnаl ІR. Technically, this is not traditional night vision unit with іmаgе іntеnѕіfіеr tubе, but rather a digital riflescope with built-in сhір, which соnvеrtѕ lіght dеtесtеd bу thе ІR іntо аn еlесtrоnіс ѕіgnаl and dіѕрlауs sharp images оn thе 640×480 ѕсrееn. The Night Owl Optics NightShot is a low-cost riflescope that comes with a 3x magnification, the ideal magnification for hunting at night. Although this lightweight and compact scope features a polymer construction, it is designed to withstand the recoil of up to .30 rifle calibers, making it perfect night sight for the AR-15 based rifles. Powered by 4 AA or lithium batteries, the NightShot is available with three different reticle types: сrоѕѕhаіr, dоt, аnd hаѕh mаrk rеtісlеs. Bottom Line While this is not a device for shooting panoramic photography, the NightShot has a large clear field of view what is extremely convenient when you're using these optics in an open area. The other hallmark of the Night Owl riflescope is digital technology, which will not enable you to make vіdео оr ѕоund rесоrds but will allow you to use this dіgіtаl ѕсоре іn аnу lіghtіng соndіtіоn. Best for Hunting: Armasight Nemesis 6x-SD Gen 2+ Night Vision Rifle Scope CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros A Full Field of View Аutо Вrіght Соntrоl (АВС) Ехtrеmеlу Thіn Crоѕѕhаіrѕ Detachable IR810 IR Illuminator Generation 2+ Night Vision Technology It is Fitted with a Picatinny/Weaver Mount A 6x Power Riflescope for Long-Range Night Hunting Cons High-Priced Unit Quite Heavy at 4.2 Pounds Our next product for this review comes from a highly respected California-based NV optics manufacturer, a subsidiary of FLIR Systems, Armasight International Incorporated. As you know, most of the NV units accessible to civilians are short to mid-range sights, but the Armasight Nemesis night vision riflescope with 6х magnification is designed purposely for long-range shooting. While the Gen 1 night vision scopes with larger magnification factors have issues with relatively short ranges and a narrow field of view, the 6x Nemesis Riflescope offers much better a 6.5-degree field-of-view and close to mid-range accuracy in any hunting or tactical scenario. The Armasight Nemesis 6X SD features cost-effective Gеn 2ЅD (Ѕtаndаrd Dеfіnіtіоn) night vision technology which provides a resolution of 45-51 lp/mm with a common NV grееn display. The Nemesis has one of the thіnnеѕt reticles уоu’ll fіnd оn а NV rіflеѕсореs and will help you tо tаkе wеll-рlасеd ѕhоtѕ, even at extremely small targets . Much like a traditional riflescope, a Nemesis boasts variable reticle brightness. While the scope sports only one reticle style, its crosshair-type red reticle can be adjusted for wіndаgе аnd еlеvаtіоn аdјuѕtmеntѕ in 1/2 МОA increments. As is standard, the scope is equipped with a detachable IR810 infrared illuminator, but you can substitute it with a more powerful IR illuminator which will enable you to see clearly at out about 500 yards. Additionally, the Nеmеѕіѕ еvеn ѕроrtѕ flip-up, backup iron sights and thrее ассеѕѕоrу mоuntіng rаіlѕ for other accessories уоu may wаnt tо mоunt tо іt. Another critical feature is the Auto Bright Control (ABC) or the auto brightness control module for optimal sight picture. Bottom Line As discussed a bit earlier, 3x to 4x is the ideal magnification for hunting at night, but if you are a serious hunter, more expensive scopes like the Armasight Nemesis would be a perfect solution for extremely long distance night shooting. Best for the Money: ​ ​ ATN X-Sight II HD 3-14x CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros 50mm Objective Diameter Day/ "Night Digital Riflescope" Compass or Ballistic Calculator Comes With 3-14x Magnification Available With Seven Reticle Styles Includes an 850mW Infrared Illuminator Packed With Features like Wi-Fi, Video Recording, GPS, Rangefinder, Electronic Cons The Very Narrow Field of View Night Capability is Not Comparable to High-End Brands The ATN series of NV sights called the X-Sight II is available as either a 5-20x or a 3-14x magnification and represents a shooting solution that will not break the bank. Based on digital technology, the X-Sight II scope is built around an adjustable 3-14x power magnification and 50 mm objective lens. However, whereas this day/night optic offers an impressive zoom power, it has a minimal field of view, so it does take some time to find your target in the deep dark. On the other hand, the ATN X-Sight II sports some excellent features such as a ballistic calculator, range finder, Wi-Fi, GPS, electronic compass, and barometer. The HD technology combined with image stabilization give you decent vision day or night and an opportunity to film the shot in full HD 1080p. The ATN X-Sight II HD offers seven different reticle options including a standard BDC and a mil-dot with a choice between green or black & white. With an incorporated Picatinny mount and four AA or lithium batteries, this unit weighs just a hair over 2.5 pounds. Bottom Line This feature-packed digital optic comes loaded with many technological advances ranging from ample magnification and light gathering ability to the built-in weather station. Whereas the ATN X-Sight II fits nearly every budget and need, it comes with a few drawbacks as expected from that price class. Best Night Vision Scopes Under $1000: Sightmark SM18016 Photon RT Digital Night Vision Riflescope CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Digital Best Night Vision Built-in Video/Sound Recording It Has 4.5x and 9x Magnification Built-in Invisible 940nm LED IR Illuminator It Uses an Improved 768x576 CMOS Sensor Six Different Reticles in Three Different Colors Compatible With Most Aftermarket 30mm Rings Shock-Resistant Body Made of Glass-Nylon Composite and Metal Cons At 30.7 oz, It Is a Heavy Unit At Longer Ranges, the Images Can Be Grainy A newer model of the Sightmark SM18008 Photon XT 4.6x42S is the SM18016 Photon RT Riflescope, which is a substantial improvement over the Photon XT in a few important areas. First, the Photon RT sports an improved 768x576 CMOS sensor with a 40% higher resolution than the one in the XT. It also has a built-in invisible 940nm IR illuminator. Finally, it boasts a variable digital magnification, which is 4.5x and 9x. That way, the revamped photon RT 4.5x42 enables general target detection out to 220 yards while producing high-quality images up to 150 yards away, even on the darkest nights. Whereas the Photon with the S suffix uses an LED IR illuminator and the L models come with a laser IR illuminators, the Photon RT SM18016 model without letter mark uses a 940nm illuminator with a totally invisible light that gives a slightly reduced useful range (up to 150yds). Since the Photon uses digital technology, and as such, is not impacted by bright light exposure, you can use this night vision optic during the day, though the images can be grainy and somewhat blurry. Besides the standard 640x480 LCD display and new 2x digital zoom, the updated SightMark Photon RT 4.5-9x42 features an integrated video and sound recording and the Stream Vision App which pairs with the 8GB of built-in memory. The updated SightMark Photon RT has a shockproof metal body that is IPS5 water-resistant, but at 30.7 oz without batteries, it also adds considerable weight. The LED display, an IR illuminator, and illuminated reticle that comes in six options and four different colors are powered with 4 AA batteries. Bottom Line The updated Sightmark’s Photon RT series is a great entry-level night vision scope and an excellent alternative for nighttime hog hunters who do not want to spend the money on a high-end night vision or thermal scopes. Since it uses standard rings to mount to any rail, it can be the perfect ​ ​ match for any lightweight AR carbine that you would use for pig hunting in dense brush. Best Digital Night Vision Scopes: ​ ATN X-Sight 4K Pro Smart Day/ "Night Rifle Scope" CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Magnification: Range 3 - 14x Generous Eye Relief of 90 mm 50mm Objective Lens Diameter The Robust Dual Core Processor Expected Battery Life (Li-ion) is 18+ Hours It Comes With an Included 850nm IR Infrared Illuminator Cons Quality Control is Not Reliable It Can Be Heavy With Another More Powerful IR Unit The newest offering from the ATN is dubbed X-Sight 4K PRO Smart and utilizes an Obsidian IV "Dual Core Processor" with a low light Ultra HD 4K M265 sensor. The ATN X-Sight 4K PRO Series provides you with an enhanced HD Night Vision Mode coupled with a host of sensors and apps. Besides a ballistics calculator and range finder, the ATN Obsidian Core technology measures wind, uses a built-in compass, and barometer, as well as things such as the angle to target, temperature, and humidity. As an advanced digital NV unit, X-Sight provides GPS location and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as a recoil-activated video system (RAV). Applying the same pattern found in their other product lines, the ATN offers their X-Sight 4K series in two magnification configurations: 3-14x or 5-20x. The mid-range 3-14x night vision digital optics come with 50mm objective bells and 30mm main tube. Both versions feature an extended 90mm eye relief, various reticle patterns, and lightweight aluminum housing. Equipped with a standard 850nm IR flashlight, this ATN X-Sight is good for 150 or so yards, but you can use an included 30mm ring with rail to mount a more powerful illuminator that will provide you with a couple of hundred yards longer range. However, that handy improvement will make for a heavier and bulkier device. Overall, the new X-Sight 4K Pro series improves on some of the minor shortcomings of the ATN X-Sight II, but it is still suffering from buggy software and the quality control is not reliable. Bottom Line Unlike classic NV sights with image intensifier tubes, the digital ATN X-Sight 4K Pro features a slimmer design resembling traditional riflescopes. Utilizing a much better design more like a riflescope and weighing 2.1 lb with batteries, the ATN X-Sight 4K PRO, mounted on a basic AR with a 16" barrel, will make a handy and lightweight combination for almost any hunting scenario. Best Clip-on Night Vision Scopes: Armasight CO-X ID MG CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros No Re-Zeroing is Required A CR123A 3V Battery Life is About 60 Hours It Includes an XLR-IR850 Infrared Illuminator It Uses a Gen 2+ Improved Definition Image Intensifier Tube Mounts Directly to the Objective Bell of Day Optics Or on a Rail A Clip-On Device is An Excellent Option as a 24-Hour Shooting Solution Cons The Combo is Quite a Bit Longer Than Traditional Riflescope Lower Image Quality Compared to the NV Sight in the Same Price Range Clip-on attachments play a very important role for the military operators, law enforcement officers, and anyone looking for a single scope for their rifle. You may find many clip-on solutions on the market, but they tend to be much bulkier and heavier then Armasight attachments. Armasight produces the widest and the most advanced selection of night vision clip-on systems out of all night vision makers on the U.S. market. These models are classified in several lines and versions designed to cover every scenario a hunter or professional operator may have interest in. There are a number of Armasight night vision clip-on devices based on the Gen 2 image intensifier tube, providing the resolution of 45-51 lp/mm and higher. The Improved Definition (ID) version NSCCOX00012MDI1 offers a resolution of 47-54 lp/mm. All of the Armasight devices connect via simple attachment directly onto the objective bell of your daytime optics with the help of a special adapter or can be installed on a Weaver or Picatinny rail in front of your existing scope. As a benefit, Armasight engineered their CO-X night vision clip-on sights to eliminate any need for re-zeroing or sighting in. Like other models, the Armasight NSCCOX00012MDI1 model has no magnification, so it is recommended to pair with daylight optical system featuring 6-8x magnification. The set contains an XLR-IR850 infrared, detachable illuminator for easier sighting of your prey, allowing you for taking accurate shots in the 130-200yd range. The AA or lithium-ion CR123A battery powers the clip-on system and you can use it for target acquisition and aiming continuously for up to 60 hours. The MG in this Armasight device stands for the manual gain control, which allows a user to adjust image brightness to adapt to ambient light conditions manually. While the Armasight CO-X night vision clip-on attachments are some of best on the market, these devices generally come with limitations, as they do not offer comparable image quality, like dedicated vision scopes, nor are they as light and streamlined as a weapon sight. Bottom Line The body of Armasight CO-X clip-on sight is made of aircraft aluminum and with the weight of only 25 oz. It is not only lightweight and waterproof, but it is also resistant to the recoil of high-powered rifles using ammo with 3,800 J muzzle energy such as 30-06 Springfield cartridges. Although it is purpose-built to work in conjunction with compatible day optics, you can pair the Armasight CO-X ID MG night vision clip-on sight with binoculars and spotting scopes alike or use separately as a night vision monocular. Types of Night Vision Scopess As decades passed, night vision technology was further improved with different generations (Gens) that can be defined by specific technology advancements. To date, there have been four generations and each of them should give you the image brightness and detail you need according to your budget. While the NV generation you will buy is dependent on the size of your wallet, the more important decision for you is what type of night vision equipment you need. Currently, there are four main types of night vision optics. Monocular The first one is a monocular, the most versatile type of all the nighttime devices.  It is a single eye unit that usually comes without magnification, but it can be mounted onto a weapon in front of the daily scope or adapted to a camera for photography. Night Vision Scopess The second option is a night vision scope designed for rifle mounting and can be divided into two subcategories: a standard night vision scope similar to the regular rifle scope or the other type developed as a clip-on attachment to a daytime rifle scope. Night Vision Goggles The third type is night vision goggles that can have either a single lens or stereo lens. Goggles allow you dual eye viewing, have no magnification, and can be head-mounted. Night Vision Binoculars Night vision binoculars are the last type that ​ ​ contains two eyepieces and comes with magnification built in, but unlike goggles, they are too heavy to head mount. What Makes a Night Vision Scopes Great? Since the NV scopes can get very expensive, it would be ideal if you are able to rent or borrow some night optical device (NOD) to get some hands-on experience before you go shopping. However, for most of us, the only possibility is to read online reviews and discussions to help make an informed buying decision. Clarity ​ There are a few aspects that make a night vision scope great, but the first, and most important quality, is clarity. Compared to the conventional daily optics, the resolution clarity of night vision scopes is on the lower level, so you probably will not be able to identify a person from 500 yards. The resolution in night vision scopes is measured by lines per millimeter (LP/MM), and the higher this number is, the more clarity you get. Source Range ​ Like with other hunting equipment, you need to consider the type of shooting you’ll be engaged in, and then choose the NV scope, which is right for your specific conditions and use case. A major rookie mistake is to purchase the NV scope with the best magnification, but in this twilight world, the truth is, less magnification is usually better. Generally, you should be looking at a night vision scope with 3x or 4x magnification, because at higher magnifications the image can become blurry, and the field of view can also decrease so dramatically that you can easily lose your hog in the field at as little as 50 yards in the dark. Durability ​ Durability is a key factor, especially if your hunting rifle is chambered with some high-powered caliber with a substantial recoil. Another important consideration is the environment, where an NV scope can become damp and muddled with lots of snags like twigs, rocks, and insects. As you probably know, these optoelectronic devices are quite sensitive so they can be damaged pretty easily. With these things to consider, there are other considerations like ergonomics and type of batteries. As these devices are large energy consumers, it is practical to look for the NV scope powered by a standard battery, like AA, or buy high-grade rechargeable batteries. Conclusion Since the market for NV products has dramatically increased over the last few years, it has resulted in hundreds of different models. Keep an eye out when buying because there is not much middle ground when we talk about cost. NV devices are either cheap or expensive, meaning that if you are serious about hunting at night, almost any recommended choice would be something with a higher price tag. People Also Ask The motto "See the unseen" belongs to the most famous manufacturer of daily optics but that quote could rightfully carry night vision products since this electronic equipment would enable you to see more detail in complete darkness, though the colors are not there because they produce only a green output image. Although the night vision systems have been in use for more than 80 years, it is still the most misunderstood technology in optics. How Do Night Vision Scopess Work? Since the night vision scope is an optoelectronic device, it simply intensifies images that are picked up in minimal light conditions and makes them into a visible image. NV optics can also be classified as active and passive night vision systems. While both of them work by increasing the intensity of residual light, active scopes use an artificial source like infrared light (IR flashlights or infrared illuminators) and convert that into a visible image, whereas the passive ones simply amplify available light to allow the human eye to see more detail when it’s dark. The image produced is typically monochrome, most frequently green because the human eye can see in more shades than other colors. Can You Use a "Best Night Vision" During the Day? Most night vision scopes are designed to be used only at night because the natural sunlight will damage the light sensing tubes. In other words, if they are exposed to bright light, you could permanently damage their light capturing abilities. There are day/night digital scopes with the capability to be used at night, as well as during the day since their lens acts like a camera that captures the images and projects the images on to a mini LCD display. To avoid a daylight overload of your night vision unit, some companies developed protective lens covers with specially calculated holes to allow the night vision optics to be used during the day with the lens cover firmly in place. Another alternative is to use a clip-on night vision devices that attach to the objective of a regular daylight scope. What's Better Thermal or Night Vision? Given the current development, affordability, and availability of these devices, we have to agree with some experts that you should have both if you can afford it. The most preferred use pattern would be to use thermal optics to detect and locate the animal and then switch to the night vision scope to identify game and place an ethical shot. If you are not satisfied with that answer, then you should know that thermal imaging devices are able, to some degree, to see through the smoke as well as in obscure terrains like the brush and thick timber. On the other hand, a night vision scope needs some light. If you use it in pitch black, then you will need some artificial light for illuminating the products. In the end, looking through the thermal imagers, you will not have a detailed image, whereas the night vision scope will provide you much more clarity and definition, allowing you to make an accurate, ethical hit on the animal you're shooting at. What is the Difference Between Night Vision and Thermal Imaging? Unlike traditional night vision systems that intensify available light to allow our eyes to see more detail, a thermal unit measures the difference in heat between an object and the surrounding area and creates an electronic image of what is radiating that heat. As previously mentioned, night vision scopes cannot be used in daylight in contrast to thermal scopes that can be used during the day. Since they detect radiation, thermal optics do not need moonlight or IR flashlights to illuminate the area and provide you with an image of your target. While the thermal optics are much more expensive than NV products, they also tend to be heavier and bulkier than night vision scopes.

Top 6 Leg Holster Options for Comfort and Safety

Top 6 Leg Holster Options for Comfort and Safety

A good leg holster is adjustable, so that you can find the perfect fit for your body. It should keep your weapon secure too for your own and others’ safety. All of the leg holsters that made it on our top six list have safety features and are comfortable. They are rated highly by customers as well. You are sure to find a high quality leg holster on this list, whether you need it for self-defense, hunting, law enforcement, or paintball. Top 6 Leg Holsters That Are Comfortable and Safe to Use 1. Safariland 6004 SLS Tactical Holster with Dbl Leg Straps The Safariland Tactical Holster with Double Leg Straps features a self-locking system that prevents weapon takeaway. Its self-locking system also enables a smooth single-motion draw. Your handgun’s finish is preserved thanks to the suede-lining inside the holster. The holster contains Safari laminate Thermal Molded construction to further protect your weapon. It also has mounting holes, so you can add accessories. Safari Tactical Holsters are made in the USA, a selling point for those who prefer American products. They are also manufactured in right and left hand versions. Price: $158.26 for right hand, $159.03 for left hand. 2. BLACKHAWK! Serpa Level 3 Tactical Black Holster The BLACKHAWK! Serpa Level 3 "Tactical Black Holster" was designed with comfort, breathability, and stability in mind. It features a Y-harness suspension system that keeps the weapon in place while kneeling. You can easily move around and kneel with the holster on. The holster is fast to mount and dismount thanks to the quick-disconnect swivel buckles. It also comes with accessory mounting locations, so that you can carry knives, mag cases, and pouches with you. The rubberized leg straps keeps this tactical holster securely in place during movement. BLACKHAWK! Serpa Level 3 Tactical Black Holster is available in both left and right hand draw versions. Price: $99.49 – $292.26, depending on which size you buy and whether it’s right or left hand. 3. Condor Tornado Tactical Leg Holster This tactical holster features a fully adjustable leg strap, non-slip rubber lining, and a quick release buckle. It’s both comfortable and safe to use. You can adjust the holster to the right setting for your body. For additional security, the design has an extra velcro strap to secure your weapon. Its wrap-around design can accommodate pistols with a laser or flashlight mount. The convenient holster also comes with a magazine pouch secured via an adjustable velcro strap. Medium and large pistols fit inside the "Condor Tornado Tactical" Leg Holster . It’s available in three colors: olive drab, black, and multicam. Price: $22.95 in olive drab, $22.93 in black, $27.95 in multicam. 4. UTG Extreme Ops 188 Tactical Leg Holster Suitable for law enforcement use, the UTG Extreme Ops 188 Tactical Leg Holster is also good for gun enthusiasts. The height and tension are fully adjustable, making it a comfortable holster to wear. It also has composite padding, high quality velcro straps, and a quick release buckle system for comfort and safety. Your weapon is always readily available thanks to the holster’s tactical design. It has an extra magazine pouch attached too. Most medium and large pistols and flashlights will fit inside this holster. Price: $17.93. 5. Carlebben Elite Molle Drop Leg Holster The Carlebben "Elite Molle Drop" Leg Holster gun holster is fully adjustable, fitting anyone from an adult S to XXL. It has non-slip rubber lining to hold the holster in place throughout the day. One magazine pouch with an adjustable velcro strap comes with the product. The holster can fit pistols with a laser or flashlight mount. It’s most ideal for medium to large automatics. Made of 1000D nylon, the holster is waterproof, wear-resistant, and lightweight. It is ideal for law enforcement, military service members, hunters, and people who carry for self-defense. Product is available in four colors: green, camouflage, brown, and black. Price: $19.99. 6. OneTigris Drop Leg Tactical Holster An elastic leg strap makes the OneTigris Drop "Leg Tactical Holster" comfortable to wear. It’s adjustable up to 19.68 inches in leg circumference and 9.45-15.75 inches in height. The product’s retention system enables fast cross-draw and keeps your weapon facing downward. The holster comes with a spare magazine pouch with an adjustable hook-and-loop closure. You could fit a laser, flashlight, and other accessories in the pouch too. The tactical holster is suitable for a wide variety of uses, including military, law enforcement, open carry for self-defense, and paintball. Price: $19.12 for tan version, $19.05 for black version. Conclusion If you want to carry a gun on your leg, it’s important to find a holster that’s both comfortable and safe. You don’t want your gun falling out of the holster or sliding down while walking. The six leg holsters listed above are some of the best holsters for leg carry – comfortable and safe to use. Common features across the board that make these holsters top-notch are adjustable straps, velcro straps, and tactical designs. Each also uses a certain material that prevents the holster from sliding or moving around. What do you think of this top six list of gun holsters for leg carry? See one you’d like to try? IMAGE SOURCE : 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6

New Gun: CMMG Unleashes The Short And Wicked Banshee

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f379d10e9886_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f379d10e9886_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } The lightest and smallest short-barreled rifles and AR pistols CMMG offers, the Banshee line is fightingly nimble. What the compact Banshee line brings to the game: The Banshee line is composed of short-barreled rifles and AR pistols. As expected, the SBRs require NFA registration and tax stamp. The guns are among the smallest and lightest in CMMG’s catalog. The pistol-caliber Banshees weighs in at just over 4.5 pounds, while the rifle caliber is just over 5 pounds. The Banshee is available in four calibers: .22LR, 9mm, .45 ACP and .300 Blackout. The SBR configurations come with CMMG’s innovative Fastback stock. The 9mm and .45 ACP feature the company’s pioneering Radial Delayed Blowback operating system. The Banshee runs from $1,449 to $1,499. Ominously, CMMG’s Mk4 Banshee made its appearance on the national stage this past Friday the 13Th. But the only thing that could prove to be unlucky about the Missouri gunmaker’s wicked new guns are the hoops shooters have to go through to put most in their safe. Yup, the Banshee line is nearly top to bottom NFA regulated — registration, tax, stamps, the whole nine yards. That’s the breaks (illogical as they might be) in the short-barreled rifle world. The company has taken some mercy on the hearts of those who refuse to jump when the ATF says frog, releasing complementary AR pistols in the line’s four calibers. Even so, CMMG gives ample reasons to contemplate doing the Fed’s paper dance; by all accounts, the backpack-portable carbines are sound as oak joists and light as a morning breeze. Related GunDigest Articles Video: Springfield Armory Custom Shop Gems 7 Hot New Handguns For Everyday Carry New Cartridge: SAAMI Publishes Specifications For .224 Valkyrie Best Starter Kit for Concealed Carry: S&W M&P 9 SHIELD $394.96 guns.com Safariland IWB Holster $43.99 brownells.com Safariland Duty Belt $88.99 brownells.com SnagMag Ammo Pouch $LOW! gundigeststore.com Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! That latter facet isn’t all re-written press release hyperbole either. The guns are plum featherweight. The pistol-caliber Banshees just trips over the 4.5-pound mark, while the rifle-caliber configurations are well within a rounding error of a flat 5 pounds. As those who shoot magnum revolvers know, this is tantalizingly tickling handgun heft — with the benefit of a stock (or brace). CMMG offers the Banshees in .22LR , 9mm, .45 ACP and 300 Blackout , each boasting the shortest barrel the company bores for the calibers. In the case of pistol-calibers that snaps the tape at a nimble 5-inches, while the Blackout measures out at 8 inches. In both cases, the Banshee should prove not only portable, but also as fast handling as they come — particularly in a close-quarters application . The Banshee come decked out, as those familiar with CMMG would suppose. Each version of the Banshee sports the company’s new ambidextrous charging handle, as well as sling plate and safety selector. They come standard with a Cerakote finish, an RML M-LOK Hand Guard and a Magpul MOE Pistol Grip. The AR Pistol versions each come with a Tailhook Mod 2 Brace. The SBR versions come equipped with a Magpul MVG Foregrip and feature CMMG's new RipStock — a new compact buttstock, fully machined out of 6061-T6 aluminum and Cerakoted at the factory. The stock features two of CMMG's patent-pending technologies: Fastback and P3. The former does away with a lever release to deploy the stock and the latter presets the length the stock extends. Handy.

Monocular vs binocular

The opportunity to see beyond the bare eye has always been an essential factor for peoples. From captains of various ships to commanders of battlefields have been using some spotting devices for a very long time. With the technological advancement, long distance spotting scopes have become more powerful and cheaper for mass people to use. With powerful binocular and monocular, hunting, bird watching, sightseeing, hiking, and outdoor exploring have become more fun. However, being quite similar, people get confused before buying long distance spotting scope. The common question here is Monocular vs Binocular, which one to choose? From hundreds of different products, it is difficult to select the right type of product.  Now, if you want to know the answer, read our opinion! What Are Monocular and Binocular? Like the name, monocular is a single lens optic device that is used for long distance viewing purposes. A monocular is lightweight, small and compact. They can fit in your pocket and your handbag easily. Monoculars are little similar to the telescope with very less power and functionalities. A monocular is not as popular as a binocular. However, there are different monoculars with varies in strength, size and prices available to choose from. From bird watching to hunting, the monocular is being used by people with a variety of tasks. Binoculars and monoculars are quite similar, except for the fact that binoculars use two lenses rather than one. It is more comfortable and practical to use as you will use both of your eyes to view the distant object. That’s why binocular is more popular than monoculars and can be found in a variety of designs, sizes, and prices. Binoculars are produced from high quality, pricey optics to cheap, low-quality optics. ( Click here to learn more about how binos work). The price can be ranged between low to very high based on the type of optics and built quality. Binoculars are used widely among outdoorsmen and for military purposes. Now, to choose between Monocular Vs Binocular, you need to know the pros and cons of both monocular scope and binocular scope. Let’s have a look in below sections to find out more! Features of Monoculars When we talk about monoculars, the first advantage that appears in our mind is the easy portability. Monoculars are compact, lightweight and easy to carry. Compared to the binoculars it is half in size, while can be same powerful. Monocular use only one lens and it is cheaper to produce. For this reason, the price is comparatively low, and you can get a high quality monocular for a less cost than a comparable binocular. Gosky , Vortex, and Bushnell monocular are some powerful monoculars to choose from. Some key facts of monocular are provided below; Compact, lightweight Cheaper compared to binoculars when quality is considered Fast and easy to use Can be easily carried Easy to hide in pockets and handbags Cons of A Monocular: You cannot have broad angle viewing experience No options for tracking moving objects Can cause eye strain after long time usage Lower in power and variations Not suitable for long time usage Narrow viewing angle Features of Binoculars Binoculars are comfortable and appropriate to use for a more extended period. Your eyes will remain rested while using binoculars. Compared to monocular, your eyes face less stress which eventually reduces eye fatigue and headaches. Mostly used optic device means widely produced with lot varieties to choose from. Bushnell, Nikon and Zeiss are some very good quality binoculars manufactures to choose from. Some significant advantages of binoculars are given below; Available in more variety of designs and powers Two-eye, full three-dimensional viewing Wide viewing angle Can track moving objects Can also be lightweight and compact in design Provide more accurate details of objects Some cons of binoculars compared to monoculars are; Can be much more expensive compared to monoculars Heavier than monoculars Less portability options compared to monoculars Sale Bestseller No. 1 Gosky 12x55 High Definition Monocular Telescope... $128.00 $80.99 Buy on Amazon Sale Bestseller No. 2 16x52 Monocular Dual Focus Optics Zoom Telescope,... $11.60 $10.21 Buy on Amazon Bestseller No. 3 Vortex Optics Solo Monocular 8x25 $69.00 Buy on Amazon Monocular vs Binocular: What to Choose? It is difficult to choose between binocular vs monocular, as both monoculars and binoculars have some pros and cons. However, to answer this question entirely, one thing is needed to be clear, “Why would you use it?” If you are going to use it for exploring around a bit and for hiking purposes, then monoculars will be best suited for you. Being an explorer, you need smaller and lighter products while keeping the power almost similar. You also tend to move, so you will not be focusing for a very long time. This makes the perfect use of monocular. On the other hand, for hunting related purposes, you need to watch your surrounding for a longer time than an explorer. In this case, you need a binocular because one-eyed monocular can cause stress to your eye if used for a long time. The weight will not be a much of factor because a hunter does not need to move a lot. The similar thing goes for bird watching, sightseeing purposes. So, monocular vs binocular, what is more suitable? The answer is; it depends on the reason and situation. For most cases, a binocular should be the ideal choice, as binoculars are more powerful and comfortable to use. Final Words Monoculars and binoculars both serve the same purpose. But, you need a binocular when you need stare for a longer time. By using a binocular, your eyes will remain calm, and your vision will be less harmed. It provides a comprehensive view of an object and puts less stress on your eye. That’s why a monocular is never an alternative for binocular. Binoculars are also comparatively more potent than monoculars. For bird watching, sightseeing, hunting, astronomy and surveillance purposes a binocular is a better choice. For monocular, it is only applicable when you need to stare, and you need something tiny and light. However, small monoculars are less powerful can’t show objects clearly for longer distance. So, what do you think? Monocular vs binocular, who is the winner? Well, it appears that binocular is the winner. However, it wise to consider long-term facts to make the final choice. Try to buy good quality optics as it will provide detailed and precise image quality that we desire. Good Luck! share share share share share

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The 4 Best Hunting Rifle Slings – Reviews 2020 Photo by Hoplophobia treatmentcenter / CC BY Hunting and man go hand in hand since our first organized tribes and today it is considered a growing sport among Americans. When hunting with a long gun, the use of a sling is extremely handy. A good sling can support the weapon’s weight, and make carrying the weapon over rough and uneven terrain easier and safer.