Let’s take a look at what we saw on day 2 of SHOT Show 2011.
Day 2 Highlights
Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD – Any firearm with a threaded muzzle allowing for end-of-barrel accessories is cool in my book, and the Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD from Remington fits the bill with a 5/8-24 threaded muzzle.
Remington Model 597 AAC-SD – The Model 597 AAC-SD also features a threaded muzzle, and accepts AAC and other 1/2″-28 threaded end-of-barrel accessories (flash hiders, muzzle brakes, etc).
Remington VERSA MAX Autoloading Shotgun – This new shotgun from Remington cycles all 12-gauge rounds, from 2¾” to 3½” magnum. With its redesigned recoil system, it reduces recoil to that of a 20-gauge shotgun, making waterfowl hunts and target shooting a lot more enjoyable. It comes in black, Mossy Oak Duck Blind camo, and Realtree AP-HD camo.
Visit the Remington Web site for more information on these and other new models for 2011.
Wildgame Innovations AC5xcg Hi-Definition Action Camera - Wildgame Innovations makes it easy and fun to film your own hunts with improvements to its line of action cameras. This camera captures video in 720i mode, and captures photos at 5 megapixels. The best part is that it comes with 6 different mounts to attach the camera to bows, scopes, hats, trees, and anything else you can think of (sorry, no suction mounts). It also comes with a water-resistant case.
Wildgame Innovations Pulse 10D Game Camera, with Wi-Fi capability - This 10 megapixel game camera sports a 36 LED infrared flash with a range up to 50 feet, and captures video and photos. It can take up to a 16 GB HDSC card, runs on 8 AA batteries, and the best part is that with built-in Wi-Fi, you can transfer images to any Wi-Fi capable device up to 100 yards away.
Visit the Wildgame Innovations Web site for more information.
Moultrie Game Spy Mini-cam – Game cameras continue to shrink in size while offering some impressive features, and those coming from Moultrie are no exception. The Game Spy M-100 6 megapixel camera has 3 modes: IR triggered game camera, time-lapse plot camera, or plot camera by day/infrared camera by night. It also has digital zoom, a 2″ LCD viewing screen, and captures photos in 16×9 to capture more of the action. That will work well in several areas that I hunt here in Oregon where multiple trails converge on one point. Another impressive feature is its 1-year battery life; good thing it’ll take up to a 32GB memory card, as you’ll likely need it.
Visit the Moultrie Web site for more information.
German Sports Gun AK-47 – Go plinking without breaking the bank with the GSG AK-47 in .22. caliber. Also great for small game hunting.
Visit the German Sports Gun Web site for more information.
Wildlife Energy Drink – A surprisingly good energy drink, without the kick often associated with other drinks on the market. I’m usually not a fan of energy drinks, but I drank two of these on the spot (one regular and one sugar-free). These drinks contain ginseng, taurine, guarana, Vitamin C, and other vitamins and nutrients and vitamins. Wildlife Energy Drink also donates a portion of its proceeds each year to outdoor conservation programs.
Visit the Wildlife Energy Drink Web site for more information.
Surefire Maximus - Surefire has several new flashlights aimed at the hunting and general outdoor market, including the Maximus 500 lumen headlamp. Talk about lighting up the trail! I keep a Surefire in my pack at all times, and it’s never failed me; I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these.
Visit the Surefire Web site for more information.
Beretta Xtrema2 - The Xtrema2 from Beretta features a battery-powered warming mechanism in the grip, allowing waterfowlers to stay a little warmer during those cold morning hunts. It also features the new Kick-Off hydraulic dampening reduction system, which Berreta claims reduces recoil 44% more than its closest competitor. This is accomplished by using two hydraulic recoil dampers incorporated into the stock “spacer” unit.
Visit the Beretta Web site for more information.