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Let's talk accessories and gear #7058798 01/30/18 07:49 PM
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Gonna upgrade a bunch of my stuff and have a big hunt coming this year. Looking for recommendations on the following

Gun case- double
Shooting sticks
Hiking/hunting boots
Binos
Spotting scope
Backpack

Thanks


"While we are postponing, life speeds by"

Re: Let's talk accessories and gear [Re: jskin] #7058806 01/30/18 07:52 PM
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Where are you hunting? What is the terrain? What time of year? What weather conditions are expected?


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Re: Let's talk accessories and gear [Re: jskin] #7058816 01/30/18 07:58 PM
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December hunt, desert mountains of far west TX


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Re: Let's talk accessories and gear [Re: jskin] #7060575 01/31/18 09:25 PM
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Aoudad? You will have a blast. I like Pelican cases and Bogpods. I used the Badlands Superday and it's plenty of pack for day hunts. Boots will be a personal thing, just make sure they are broken in before the hunt. You will be doing plenty of uphill and downhill walking. I wasn't really expecting the really loose rock that seemed everywhere on one hunt. I would spend the money on the binos and boots. What's your budget for binos? I didn't really use my spotter that much. The guide will have a good one. If you want one, by all means go for it but the really good ones don't come cheap.

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Originally Posted By: TxHunter80
Aoudad? You will have a blast. I like Pelican cases and Bogpods. I used the Badlands Superday and it's plenty of pack for day hunts. Boots will be a personal thing, just make sure they are broken in before the hunt. You will be doing plenty of uphill and downhill walking. I wasn't really expecting the really loose rock that seemed everywhere on one hunt. I would spend the money on the binos and boots. What's your budget for binos? I didn't really use my spotter that much. The guide will have a good one. If you want one, by all means go for it but the really good ones don't come cheap.

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Schnees boots
Alps backpack. High quality lower cost than most.
Vortex Binoís. The key is to get a good bino harness.


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Gun case- double - Pelican, SKB, Cabelaís, Plano, whatevs really
Shooting sticks - BogPod, or since youíre looking at a spotting scope, add a Shooting rest attachment to whatever Carbon fiber tripod you will use for that (BogPod has QD attachments for all of this)
Hiking/hunting boots - Iím running Meindlís or Zamberlan Vioz GTX depending on terrain
Binos - if you have a decent pair already, I would look at some 15x56ís to run on a tripod in lieu of the spotting scope
Spotting scope - Vortex Razor HD is hard to beat at the price point. Easy to spend twice the money though.
Backpack - any decent daypack will get you by. If you plan on doing more adventure type hunts in years to come, an external frame pack might be worth a look, especially if youíll be packing out animals (Kuiu, Kifaru, Mystery Ranch, Stone Glacier, etc). I just switched to a Mystery Ranch pack that I feel will fit my style of hunting, but havenít had it in the field yet.

Re: Let's talk accessories and gear [Re: jskin] #7076587 02/13/18 01:59 PM
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Tuff Pak gun case (best ever for airline travel)
Primos trigger stick, either monopod or tripod version
Irish Setter elk tracker boots
Zeiss Conquest 10x42 binoculars
Badlands Super Day backpack
I don't use a spotting scope, just quality binos!

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Gun case- double - SKB or Pelican
Shooting sticks - Bogpod over Primos (I have both and bogpod is lighter)
Hiking/hunting boots - Uninsulated version: Zamberlan, Soloman, Lowa, Kenetrek; Insulated Kenetrek or Meindls
Binos - best you can afford in 10x42 (Vortex, Swaro, Zeiss, Leica)
Spotting scope - waste of weight unless you are going unguided then Vortex 65mm or bigger
Backpack - wonít need anything large. B/w 1500 - 3,000 cu ft. Badlands, Eberlestock, Sitka, Kuiu, etc

If hunting aoudad, take a tough pair of gloves because the rock out west will destroy your hands if not covered.

Re: Let's talk accessories and gear [Re: jskin] #7080636 02/16/18 03:43 AM
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Gun case- Pelican

Shooting sticks-- I'll break from the crowd here--- buy a damn good tripod-- use it for your binos/spotter and then use the Outdoorsmans shooting 'V' for when you are ready to take your shot. It saves you from doubling down on a tripod AND sticks.

Tripod- Slik 624cf-- GET A TRIPOD REGARDLESS OF WHAT MAGNIFICATION BINOS YOU RUN-- It will literally change the way you hunt.
Head- Outdoorsmans Micro-pan

With quality 10x42 binos on a tripod you won't need a spotter. Even consider 12x50s for the terrain way out west.

Binos- Swaro EL 10x42 or 12x50 are the best out there period. Next step down in budget is Vortex Razors.

Spotter- Not a necessity in my mind but if you are counting inches you may want one. Then it depends on weight-- The new lightweight Kowa is supposed to be awesome. Vortex Razor is a good choice, I had one and sold it-- once you spend time behind Swaros it will be hard to use anything else.

Backpack-- Get something with an integrated meat shelf (Kuiu, Exo, Kifaru)

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I bought a pair of Redwing boots a few years back and love them. I would rather walk all day in them over my tennis shoes.


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