May 2013 Gear Guide

Shooting Equipment
Waterfowlers get bogged down with gear gadgets every season and forget one of the most important factors in waterfowling – shooting. The DU Newsletter Editorial Team sourced items, not including firearms, to accompany your off-season shotgunning sessions.


The Otis Elite Gun Cleaning Kit



Otis' all-encompassing firearm cleaning kit offers the essential tools needed for cleaning and preventative maintenance of most firearms.

Features:
  • .17-caliber through 12-gauge
  • Includes 14 bore and chamber brushes
  • 23 bronze bore brushes
  • 40 firearm-specific cleaning components
  • Smaller field kit included
  • Size when zipped is 9-1/2"W x 15"L x 3"H. 
  • Limited warranty.

Smith Optics Elite – Prospect 

The Prospect Tactical has high impact lenses that offer eye protection on the range or in the field. These glasses are designed for everyday style, yet serve as quality eye protection for clay target shooters.

Features:
  • Proprietary high impact lenses material meets ANSI Z87.1 standard for optics and MIL-PRF-31013 standard for impact
  • Medium fit/Medium coverage
  • Megol nose and temples pads
  • Frames constructed of lightweight, impact resistant materials
  • Tapered Lens Technology corrects distortion
  • Lenses provide 100 percent protection from harmful UVA/UVB/UVC rays
  • 8 Base Lens Curvature
  • Frame Measurements 61-19-125
For more information, visit elite.smithoptics.com.

Cabela's Cleaning Mat

Cabela's Cleaning Mat offers protection and a clean workspace whether field stripping a firearm at the range or performing this task in the duck blind. Designed to not allow cleaning liquids and solvents to absorb through the mat, this will protect your workbench as well as your firearm.

Available: 
  • Small: 16" x 20" 
  • Large: 16" x 54" 
For more information, visit www.cabelas.com.

Beretta V-TECH Short-Sleeved Shooting Shirt w/ Cape Back

Staying comfortable on the shooting line, even on the hottest days will improve your shooting this summer. Beretta's V-Tech short-sleeve shooting shirt in tech fabric is extremely light weight and moisture wicking.
 
Features:
  • Shooting patches with Beretta stitching
  • Binding for glasses on the placket with Beretta embroidery
  • Gussets under the arms for maximum freedom of movement when shooting
  • Opened back yoke with mesh lining
  • Beretta logo embroidery tone on tone on the back yoke
For more information, visit www.beretta.com.

Orvis – Convertible Dove and Clays Belt

Orvis' Covertible Dove and Clays Belt has a role in any shooting situation. Keep shells, spent casings and a water bottle handy while on the range. This belt can also be used during dove season, as the rear bird pocket can be added for dove hunting.

Features:
  • 1-1/2 inch wide full-grain leather belt for support
  • Mesh front, Easy-Entry® pockets
  • Back pocket is waxed cotton with a full bottom
  • Mesh outer pocket stores game and keeps it ventilated
  • Water bottle holster
  • Rear bird pocket can be removed for clay shooting or used to store hulls 
Sizes: M(34-40), L(40-48).

Fore more information, visit www.orvis.com.

Hoppe's On The Go™ Gun Kit

The On-The-Go Gun Kit from Hoppe's is ideal for the traveling shooter or hunter. The kit contains the majority of items needed for any hunting or shooting situation. 

Features:
  • Comes with a lockable hard case
  • 4-oz. bottle of Hoppe's Elite gun cleaner 
  • 2-oz. bottle of Hoppe's Elite Gun Oil G3
  • Iincludes four each: Elite Gun Oil and Elite Gun Cleaner single-use packs 
  • T-handle cleaning rod
  • Five phosphorus brushes (three rifle/two shotgun)
  • M-16/AR nylon brush; foam cleaning pad
  • Lint-free cleaning rag and cleaning patches
For more information, visit www.hoppes.com.

Bob Allen 250W Ladies Clay Target Vest – Polyester/Cotton Blend

While not a must-have item, a shooting vest has multiple benefits during a day on the range. Bob Allen's 250 Ladies Clay Target Vest is a full mesh vest specifically sized for women and youth shooters. Features padded gun pad, choke tube pocket, side tab adjustment for custom fit.

Material: Polyester/Cotton Blend 

For more information, visit www.midwayusa.com.

Allen Ace Shooting Vest – Ambidextrous Cotton and Mesh

Stay comfortable and functional while shooting clays this summer. The Allen Ace Shooting Vest has multiple features to improve a day on the range. Pockets inside hold recoil reducing pads. 

Features a choke tube pocket with individual compartments. Also has two large pockets for spent hulls and loaded ammo. Constructed of cotton and mesh.

For more information, visit www.midwayusa.com.

Remington – Rem DriLube 4-oz. Aerosol

Remington's Rem DriLube is a Teflon-based lubricant that provides a tough, non-congealing film without the residue of dry graphite lubes. 

Keeps firearms functioning dependably to minus-40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Features: 
  • Material: Teflon-based lubricant
  • Quantity: 4 oz.
  • Container: Aerosol
For more information, visit www.midwayusa.com.

Browning – Midas Electronic Hearing Protector

Most shooting ranges make hearing protection mandatory. Even when shooting at a private location, hearing protection should be a priority. Browning's Midas Electronic Hearing Protector allows shooters to hear someone talking, yet, muffles the gun's report.

Features: 
  • Sharp noises are reduced while normal speech and sounds are amplified
  • On/off volume controls
  • Fast reaction time: 6 milliseconds
  • Operates on two AA batteries
  • 100-120 hours per set of batteries with LED battery life indicator
  • NRR 28dB
For more information, visit www.browning.com.