Zeiss Announces 2012 FIELD DAYS Promotion


Carl Zeiss Sports Optics recently announced its largest “Field Days” promotion ever.    From August 1 through December 31, 2012, Zeiss is offering consumers deep savings on many of its most popular optics.

Consumer mail-in-rebates are as follows:

  • $500 rebate on the award-winning 65mm and 85mm VICTORY DiaScope.  Customers who purchase a DiaScope will also receive a free, portable tripod.
  • $300 rebate on the multiple-award-winning VICTORY RF rangefinding binoculars.
  • $50 rebate on the award-winning VICTORY 8×26 PRF laser rangefinding monocular
  • $100 rebate on the new model Conquest HD 42mm binoculars
  • $100 rebate on the new model Conquest 30mm Duralyt Riflescopes
  • $100 rebate on all riflescopes that have any Rapid-Z reticle

“It’s always exciting to ‘gear up’ for hunting season, especially when there are great deals to be had, and it doesn’t get any better than the 2012 Zeiss Field Days event,” said Mike Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics.  “Zeiss offers the best value for superior optics.  Period.  Times are tough and consumers are looking for ways to save money while still investing in their outdoor passion. Field Days is our way of supporting this industry”

All purchases must be made from a Carl Zeiss Authorized Dealer in the United States and rebate request forms must be completed and postmarked within 30 days of purchase.  Payment will be made by a ZEISS Prepaid Reward Card from American Express.  For full promotion details, visit the Field Days area of the Zeiss website.

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Guns of SCI Members GySgt Louis K. and Harry D.


The .22 Long Rifle is one of the cartridges gunnery sergeant Louis K. uses for small game and varmints.

SCI Life Member and retired Marine Crops Gunnery Sergeant Louis K. has 60 plus years of using some type of rifle for hunting or in the Marine Corps. His personal favorites are the more traditional calibers.

For small game and varmints, the Gunnery Sergeant uses a .22 Long Rifle, .22 Magnum or a .243 Win. When the game is deer, elk or smaller bears he ups the caliber to the classic .30-’06, and for big bear or dangerous game, it’s a .375 H&H or a .458 Lott.

.30-’06

“All of my rifles have synthetic stocks and relatively low power scopes.  Although I have used the 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 calibers extensively in the Marine Corps (and since we are talking hunting), I am more in favor of the availability of ammunition in rural areas, bullet types plus terminal ballistics on game.”

As for his shots, the gunnery sergeant generally tries to avoid long-range shots beyond 150 yards.

SCI Member Harry D. started out with an Interarms 7mm Rem. Mag. with a Weaver scope that served him well for many years. When the scope went bad, he tried buying cheap glass until it cost him a shot at a large buck–then he upgraded to a Nikon Monarch scope that he still uses today.  As for the rifle, the barrel needed replacing, so he bought a new Remington Model 700, also in 7mm Rem. Mag. That is his main rifle and he’s used it in Canada on black bear, Spain on red stag, mouflon sheep and fallow deer, Africa on everything from Sharpe grysbok to Livingston eland, though he would not recommend it for eland.

Remington 700

Today, the Interarms is rebarrelled in .338 Win. Mag. Harry’s other rifles he uses regularly are: Remington Model 700 in 7mm-08 with a Ziess Conquest scope; Ruger M77 in .458 Win. Mag. with a Trijicon scope; Remington pump in .30-‘06 with a Burris scope; and a Ruger M77 Target rifle in .25-‘06 with a Simmons scope.

This fall he’s planning on getting an AR-15 chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, but is not sure of the scope yet.

SCI Defends Olympic Shooter After Personal Threats by Anti-Hunting Radicals


Washington, D.C. – “As President of Safari Club International (SCI) I would like to express SCI’s support for Olympic Trap Shooter and SCI Member, Corey Cogdell, who will represent the U.S. Shooting team tomorrow in London. While the anti-hunting community has recently scrutinized, and even threatened, Ms. Cogdell over images from an African hunt that she posted to a social media account, the images are a true depiction of how she continues to represent hunters across the globe, promoting species conservation in local communities, such as Africa. Ms. Cogdell is a positive role model for all American hunters and, again, SCI wishes her all the best in bringing home an Olympic medal.”

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Contact: Nelson Freeman, Media@safariclub.org

About the Hunters’ Defense Fund:

Safari Club International Hunters’ Defense Fund supports the important advocacy, conservation and legal work keeping hunters afield and promoting hunting worldwide. Donations to the Hunters’ Defense Fund have a direct impact on our freedom to hunt, wildlife conservation policy and important legislative, regulatory and legal issues. DONATE NOW: www.safariclub.org/hunterdefense

SCI has a U.S. based-membership of approximately 38,000 but through our Affiliate Member program we represent 930,414 sportsmen and women. Worldwide SCI has 51,000 members and 8,613,742 represented through our Affiliate Membership.

Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.safariclub.org or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.

SCI Olympian Kim Rhode


Kim Rhode, a Life Member of SCI and Sables, has been an avid hunter since her early childhood years. Her competitive life began at age 10 when she took up American Skeet, and was the World Champion by age 13 when she also became captain of the All-American team. Rhode didn’t stop with American Skeet, however, as she soon added Olympic-style International Double Trap and International Skeet to her impressive shooting resume.

Most recently (July 2012), Rhode set new world records at the 2012 Olympics in London by being the first American to medal in five consecutive Olympics and for shooting 99 out of 100 targets.

“SCI is proud to sponsor Kim Rhode during her historic win,” said SCI President John Whipple. “Her performance definitely puts women’s skeet on the map for the general public to fully appreciate. Thank you to Kim for being a true ambassador for the sport.”

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