Category Archives: Guns & Hunting

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2019 SCI Convention Features Two Great Seminars With Darrell Holland


Darrell Holland has been providing exciting and informative seminars at the annual SCI Convention for a number of years. His expertise and insight has helped bring a fresh perspective to his seminar topics. Coming up at the 2019 SCI Convention in Reno, Darrell will present two “must attend” seminars:

Improving Your Long-Range Shooting
Jan. 11 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM RSCC – A10

Darrell Holland

Learn what it takes to improve your long-range shooting. Long-range shooting instructor, Darrell Holland, explains the realities of what is involved in making that long-range shot. Learn wind doping skills, range-finding tricks, field positions, best bullets and most importantly, ethical limitations when it comes to long-range shooting.

Free ballistic software and handouts for all in attendance. Miss this seminar and you’ll continue to miss in the field!

Hunter Survival
Jan. 12 1:00 PM-2:30 PM RSCC A8

Lost, injured, or just a bit bewildered? Every year, hundreds of hunters are lost or injured while hunting. Don’t be a statistic! Darrell Holland brings valuable skills to the table providing you with information to survive almost any situation in the great outdoors. Topics will include hypothermia prevention, first aid tips, what to have in your day-pack, and what to leave behind. Learn the most important survival skill you can possess, allowing you to remain in the gene pool! This is a must-attend seminar for anyone who leaves the comfort of their truck or camp in search of big game! Handouts for all who attend.

Sign up now for these important seminars before all of the seats are gone!

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Ravin’s R20 Sniper Package


Ravin Crossbows is offering a new Sniper Package of its popular R20 crossbow, featuring everything you need in one complete kit.

The base of this innovative package is the Ravin R20. The R20 features the revolutionary Helicoil technology that powers all Ravin crossbows. The Helicoil technology allows the cams to remain perfectly balanced and level when drawing and shooting, resulting in a more compact crossbow that produces rifle-like accuracy. The Helicoil system results in a 13-inch power stroke providing 430 fps and 164 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. Draw force is only 12 pounds.

The Sniper package builds on the R20 reputation by adding the most common accessories to make your hunting experience unmatched. The package includes a high quality tactical scope mounted to a Jack Plate Adjustable Elevation mount that adjusts from 20 to 200 yards. The package also includes 6 Ravin .001 premium arrows and nocks, a removable cocking handle, quiver with mounting bracket, built-in sling mounts and more.

Ravin R20 Specs

SPEED (400 GR.): 430 fps

POWER-STROKE: 13 inches

KINETIC ENERGY: 164 ft-lbs

DRAW FORCE: 12 pounds

WIDTH AXLE-AXLE: 6 inches, cocked; 10 1/2 inches uncocked

TOTAL LENGTH: 34.5 inches

PHYSICAL WEIGHT: 7.1 pounds

The Trijicon AccuPoint 2.5-12.5×42 – A Great Hunting Scope


The Trijicon AccuPoint Series has firmly established itself as a Brilliant Aiming Solution for hunters. The 2.5-12.5×42 AccuPoint model is ideal for close to mid-range shots for use in a multitude of big game hunting applications.

In any hunting situation, being able to see your reticle is imperative. To ensure absolute illumination during critical moments in the field, the Trijicon 2.5-12.5×42 AccuPoint features an innovative fiber optic dial configuration and tritium for a battery free illuminated reticle day or night. A Manual Brightness Adjustment Override allows you to control the light output of the fiber optics during daylight.

In addition, the AccuPoint 2.5-12.5×42 has multi-layer coated lenses for  superior distortion-free light transmission, quick-focus eyepiece,  generous eye relief and precise windage and elevation adjustments. All these features make a great hunting scope.

Bowhunting Axis In South Texas


It was unseasonably warm for mid-February, even for South Texas, as I settled into my ground blind to see what might turn up that afternoon. The first three blind shifts had been unproductive only in that I had yet to have an opportunity at something I was hoping for — a nice axis deer buck and, later, a fat doe. Continue reading Bowhunting Axis In South Texas