CUTTING EDGE ESP RAPTOR BULLETS
Now you can use one bullet as a solid, hollow point, or with the Talon tip for long-range work. The ESP (Enhanced System Projectile) incorporates a doubled-ended BBW#13 nose profile on each end of the bullet. One end is a solid that, when loaded in a cartridge with it sticking out, provides extremely deep penetration. The other end is Cutting Edge’s hollow point design used in their Dangerous Game brass bullets. Cutting Edge also includes the add-on Talon tip, which doubles or triples the ballistic coefficient over the flat-nose BBW#13 nose profile for excellent long-range performance out to 700 yards. ESP Raptors are available from .22 to .62 caliber. (cuttingedgebullets.com; 814-345-6690).
MERKEL RX HELIX
Merkel has created a truly revolutionary bolt action that cycles in half the length of the conventional system. While the RX Helix is a straight-pull rifle, it retains the strength of a rotary bolt head with seven locking lugs, as well as a fully enclosed, hard-anodized aluminum action housing. The RX Helix’s linear motion of the bolt handle is transmitted to the bolt head by way of a revolutionary transmission gearing system.
Merkel has created a truly revolutionary bolt action that cycles in half the length of the conventional system. While the RX Helix is a straight-pull rifle, it retains the strength of a rotary bolt head with seven locking lugs, as well as a fully enclosed, hard-anodized aluminum action housing. The RX Helix’s linear motion of the bolt handle is transmitted to the bolt head by way of a revolutionary transmission gearing system. A true takedown rifle, it can be dismantled in a matter of seconds without tools. The RX Helix has a universal action length that covers calibers from .222 Rem. to .300 Win. Mag., and changing calibers takes less than a minute with the appropriate barrel, bolt and magazine. (rx-helix.com; 205-655-8299)
NIKON PROSTAFF 5 RANGEFINDER
Nikon’s latest rangefinder is the PROSTAFF 5. With its palm-sized ergonomics, the PROSTAFF 5 is the ideal balance of size and power. Boasting a 10 percent reduction in size from its predecessors, the PROSTAFF 5 is the easy-to-carry, compact tool needed for dependable readings. The 6×21 multicoated optical system boasts a huge ocular lens and optimized viewfinder display to provide the wide field of view needed for immediate subject acquisition and maximum ranging speed. An easy-to-read LCD offers maximum contrast against the viewed image, while the switchable LED feature adds additional contrast as needed for ranging in virtually all light conditions. (nikonhunting.com; 800-645-6687)
STONEY POINT V-YOKE BIPOD
Make that one shot at a trophy count! Stoney Point’s new V-Yoke Rapid Pivot Bipod and Tripod systems feature steady control features adaptable to nearly any shooting position. The V-Yoke Rapid Pivot system is one of the most flexible and easy-to-use field shooting rests on the market. It’s silent, fast and rock solid with a full 360 degrees of motion and a tilt of 45 degrees. The Rapid Pivot system is all-terrain tough with rubber-capped feet, interior carbide spikes, extreme-spec tubes and the patented posi-lock adjustment system. The posi-lock adjustment offers simple adjustment of the legs with a quarter-twist while the anodized tubes provide great strength. (stoneypoint.com; 800-423-3537)
BORN A HUNTER
Dwight Van Brunt was certainly born a hunter and his first book recounts his adventures hunting big game across North America and Africa. Van Brunt leads you down the trail after brown bear, sheep, elk and moose. Come along as he hunts elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and plains game. Join his family on safari, and share hunts for trophies that stood at the very top of handgun world records. Make no mistake, there is no “how-to” in this book. Van Brunt bares his soul, weaving deep thoughts and emotions into every tale. His way of recalling a hunt is more than a chronicle, but one of honesty, humor and raw feeling. Published by Sporting Classics, 2009. (sportingclassics.com; 800-849-1004)