Christmas is right around the corner and instead of waiting for the last minute to buy the hunter in your life a gift, consider this your opportunity to find the perfect gift. To make the most of the holiday season sales, I picked 10 gifts that the hunter in your life is sure to love.
- Ruger Hawkeye Long Range Hunter- 6.5 PRC
The 6.5 PRC is truly a cartridge where its name says it all. PRC stands for Precision Rifle Cartridge. This is where terminal performance combines with long range performance making this an excellent choice for a big game hunting cartridge. But the big win for the 6.5 PRC is the reduced recoil making it an absolute joy for anyone to shoot.
And, the Ruger Hawkeye Long Range Hunter is now chambered in 6.5 PRC. The 22” cold hammer forged barrel with muzzle break, delivers extreme downrange accuracy with an even greater reduction in recoil. The length of pull adjusts from 12.75” to 14.25” to fit nearly any hunter and it weighs only 7.2 pounds making it an excellent choice for mountain hunting. The 20 MOA pic rail makes for easy scope mounting and plenty of range of adjustment for elevation. The MSRP is $1,279.00 making it an excellent choice for the precision hunter. Click here to learn more…
2. Nightforce NX8- 2.5-20×50 F1
In keeping with high image quality Nightforce designed the NX8 lineup to be a smaller more streamlined 30 mm body tube at just 12” in length and weighing a mere 28.3 ounces. The addition of the 2.5-20×50 F1 is a game changer in the world of precision shooting and hunting with high end optical performance from extra low-dispersion (ED) glass, especially given the lower price point.
The NX8 lineup features a wide field of view and high-end magnification. The reticles are Nightforce exclusive digillum which allows the brightness to be adjusted and the color can be changed from red to green depending on user preference. Complete with the ZeroStop feature which allows shooters to return to a solid zero without getting lost in turret revolutions.
All of these features combined with a front focal plane make this an excellent choice for precision shooting competitions and hunting. The lower price point will allow shooters to enter the Production Division making the new 2.5-20×50 the perfect optic for the hunter that also wants to enter competitive shooting.
The scope is available in your choice of MOA or Mil-Radian adjustments and a wide variety of reticles: MOAR, MIL-C, MIL-XT, TREMOR 3. MSRP $1950-2200. Click here to learn more…
3. Hornady Outfitter® Ammunition
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Look no further than Hornady Outfitter® ammunition. The all-new Outfitter® ammunition from Hornady combines the deep penetrating monolithic copper alloy GMX® bullet with a corrosion resistant nickel-plated case that is sealed watertight. What does that mean for the hunter? It means performance in the toughest environments. GMX® bullets are known to provide great expansion and +95% weight retention while driving deep into heavy boned big game animals. Rain or snow, the Outfitter® cases are watertight and coupled with sealed primers ensuring performance in any condition. Available in a variety of cartridges from .243 to 375 Ruger. Click here to shop…
4. Cabela’s® Gun Cabinet
Cabela’s Gun Cabinet is the perfect gift that everyone needs! Keep guns and gear organized and stored in a cabinet that is not only affordable but its strong construction with a 3-point locking system. Available in an 8 Gun, 10 Gun and 18 Gun cabinet there is ample room for both firearms and shooting accessories. The powder coated finish has a nice look with a durable finish. The price ranges from $129.00-249.00 depending on the model selected. Click here to shop…
5. Kestrel 2700, Ruger Kestrel & Hornady 4DOF
A season of joy awaits the hunter in your life with a Kestrel in-hand while afield. When shooting longer ranges, varying distances, changes in atmospheric conditions and wind, the Kestrel Ballistics Weather Meter combines lab-tested ballistics with an accurate, rugged weather meter, creating a portable tool to shoot at varying ranges with confidence using your own firearm and ammunition combination.
The Kestrel 2700 gives you everything that you need to compensate for bullet drop at distance and basic wind hold data. The price point friendly 2700 retails for around $179.00. Click here to learn more…
The Ruger Kestrel 5700 is an exclusive model that comes with a library of pre-measured factory Ruger rifles and common match grade ammunition. Using the Ruger Kestrel is easy, simply select your cartridge and ammunition and you are ready to shoot. Plus the Ruger Kestrel gun profiles can be customized just like with a standard Kestrel. Retailing around $399.00. Click here to shop…
Hornady 4DOF is combined with the Kestrel 5700 giving the user an all-in-one unit that combines real-time environmental measurements with the 4DOF ballistics calculator for a dependable, compact yet powerful, long-range shooting tool. Retailing around $499.00. Click here to shop…
6. Buck Knives Pursuit Series
Give the Edge of a Legend for Legendary Adventures. Since 1902, Buck Knives has been in the hands of outdoorsmen and women. Purpose-built, Buck Knives has created the Pursuit Series as an alternative to traditional hunting knives. This mid-range knife series is specifically designed to meet the needs of the hunter. The comfortable non-slip profile and full tang dependable blades are USA made out of 420 HC steel and come complete with a sturdy sheath. Backed by a forever warranty, the Pursuit Series retails from $55.00-75.00. Click here to shop…
Have a Merry Kifaru Christmas by giving the gift of adventure. Kifaru makes gear for life that is made in America and bred in the backcountry and galvanized in combat. Everything from tipis and shelters, stoves, sleeping bags, apparel designed to keep you warm and heavy-duty packs to do the heavy hauling.
For the hunter in your life, take a look at the Shape Charge internal framed pack with 18” stays and an EDC Omni belt. Boasting 2,050 cubic inches and weighing in at 3.6 pounds, this pack is designed to carry adventure.
Pack Exterior Features
- Two water bottle/spotting scope pockets
- Two zippered top lid pockets for additional organization
- 7 rows by 4 channels Molle
- Four side compression straps
- Daisy chain webbing on the bottom of the pack (two rows)
- Soft torso pad with ventilation
- 500d DWR coated fabric
- Removable belt
Pack Interior Features:
- Two mesh pockets for internal organization
- Water bladder hanger
- 4 rows by 8 channels of Molle
- Chamber pocket
The Shape Charge is available in Wolf Gray, Ranger Green, Coyote Brown and retails for $358.00. Click here to shop…
8. Rack One Whitetail System
Give the gift of advantage. A successful whitetail hunter takes a year-round approach to hunting season. The Rack One whitetail system is designed give deer what they crave. The three-part system is designed to help grow bigger deer, finalize antler growth and keep those big bucks coming in during scouting season and the final hunt phase will help to attract that buck of a lifetime during the season. Rack One is available in Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops. Click here to shop…
9. Wilderness Athlete
Give the gift of health. Regardless of the goal, Wilderness Athlete will get the hunter in your life dialed in from fat burning to muscle building and providing energy and hydration for the hunt. The Wilderness Athlete line-up has a full line of supplements from Omega-3 Fish Oil, Probiotics, high-performance Multi-Vitamins, joint supplements, pre-workout, post-workout, meal replacements and more.
Made with pharmaceutical grade ingredients that are NSF Certified for Sport, you can be assured with a 30-day money back guarantee that Wilderness Athlete supplements perform. Click here to shop…
10. Kryptek Camouflage
For everything backcountry, Kryptek provides combat proven features and designs in ultra-high performance technical and tactical apparel that doesn’t break the bank. Below are a few must have items from Kryptek:
Koldo Rain Gear- 100% waterproof yet breathable, this rain gear is designed for extremely wet conditions. Available in Highlander and Typhon.
Dalibor Pant- Available in both men’s and women’s the Dalibor pants are designed to be tough with reinforced knees that are knee pad compatible. These are the perfect pants to be layered according to conditions and level of exertion. Available in Mandrake and Highlander.
Cronos Hoodie- Available in both men’s and women’s the fleece Cronos Hoodie (men’s) and Cronos ¼ Zip (women’s) is designed for warmth and layering. Available in Highlander, Typhon and Inferno.