The Right Now Range

15 11 2015

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The Right Now Range set up with pop cans and clay pigeons. Photo: Diane Hassinger

The Right Now Range set up with pop cans and clay pigeons.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

My family does a lot of shooting, both for fun and for practice. Usually we are sitting cans, clay pigeons, or even spoiled fruit on a 4X4. All of these make for great targets and fun, but sitting them on a board sometimes results in everything being knocked off with one shot.

The Right Now Range is a target system that is constructed of 100% heavy-duty cardboard. The two sections of the target are put together similar to a cardboard box, with interlocking sections. There are three shelves that are set up for holding clay pigeons, fruit, and hangers for pop cans. The bottom section has nine high quality bullseye targets, with a size perfect for everyone. There are several tabs that allow the target to be staked to the ground and help maintain stability. The entire system is easy to assemble and is reusable. Fully assembled, the unit measures 45″x48″x8″ and breaks down into a 24.5″x24.5″ for storage.

Fully assembled, the unit measures 45"x48"x8", and breaks down into a 24.5"x24.5" for storage. Photo: Range Right Now

Fully assembled, the unit measures 45″x48″x8″, and breaks down into a 24.5″x24.5″ for storage.
Photo: Range Right Now

I set the target system up on a recent family day. We pulled out the .22 and plinked multiple targets. Hanging from their tabs, the pop cans held up great. The clay pigeons took several shots each before the clay would explode from the shot. Apples were fun but obviously messy. After several shots, the target was covered with applesauce! Other targets that would work well are ping-pong balls, oranges, lemons, or even old saucers from a thrift store. I think next time we will place a backstop behind the target system, and we will use our bows and shoot the apples with arrows.

We shot several hundred shells, with no real damage done to the target, other than the applesauce. When we finished, I wiped down the shelves, and put the entire unit in our garage to use another day. This target would be great for birthday parties or other family gatherings. With the multiple size of targets that could be used, there would be practice and fun for all levels of shooting.

Ryan thoroughly enjoyed shooting at the multiple targets that the Right Now Range provided. Photo: Diane Hassinger

Ryan thoroughly enjoyed shooting at the multiple targets that the Right Now Range provided.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

The MSRP of the Right Now Range is $29.99, and can be purchased at http://www.rightnowrange.com/.  Get a few for your next gathering, and let the fun begin!

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Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

 

 

This post originally published at http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2015/04/13/the-right-now-range-diane-hassinger/

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Radians Bone Collector Eye Protection

15 11 2015

radians sporting goodsRecently, Ladies in Camo staff members had an impromptu skeet shoot on a snowy afternoon. Even though it was not the best of conditions, after a long winter, sometimes you just need to have some fun! Radians Bone Collector line of eye protection was there!

The Bone Collector 10-Ring Protective Eye wear. Photo: Radians

The Bone Collector 10-Ring Protective Eye Wear
Photo: Radians

The Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector Line includes the Triple Ring Protective Eye Wear, which features an adjustable rubber nose piece. The black half frame glasses are slip resistant and have a rubberized matte finish. They come with lens that exceed ANSI Z87.1+ standards and are 99.9% UVA and UVB protection. There are several lens colors available. The clear lens is good for most indoor shoots; the smoke is ideal for bright and sunny days. The amber enhances visibility in low light and contrast, ice diminishes glare; the green protects from excessive glare and enhances the contrast in your shooting environment. Orange enhances the visibility of orange targets; mirror is best for bright sunlight, and mocha enhances your depth perception during low light situations.  A zippered black case emblazoned with the Bone Collector emblem is included.

The Radian's Bone Collector line of Protective Eye Wear includes the Velocity. Photo: Radians

The Radians Bone Collector Line of Protective Eye Wear includes the Velocity.
Photo: Radians

The Bone Collector’s Velocity Protective Eye Wear offers a wraparound lens design, that has a partial black frame with slip resistant, rubberized, matte finish. They are also designed to exceed ANSI Z87.1+ standards and are 99.9% UVA and UVB protection. They come in the same lens colors as the 10-Ring and include the black zippered case with the Bone Collector emblem.

After we have had several weeks of extreme bitter cold and deep snow, cabin fever has been setting in bad in Western Pennsylvania. Ladies in Camo staff members decided we were due a much-needed mental break from this long winter, so we met up for a bit of shooting and general fun! We always try to protect both our eyes and ears, and Radians has just what we need. The Bone Collector Line of Eye Wear is comfortable to wear, and it’s great to know that your eyes are protected when shooting.

Ladies in Camo's Youth Staff Sarah trusts the 10-Ring Shooting Glasses from Radians to protect her precious eyesight. Photo: Leann Blasko

Ladies in Camo Youth Staff, Sarah, trusts the 10-Ring Shooting Glasses from Radians to protect her precious eyesight.
Photo: Leann Blasko

Our youth staff was just as comfortable in these safety glasses as our adult staff members were. We had several lens color choices to pick from; everyone was able to find lenses that would help with their shooting and target acquisition on this bright winter day.

The MSRP of the Bone Collector Triple Ring Shooting Glasses is $12.99 and the Velocity Shooting Glasses is $12.99. This is a small price to pay to protect your eyesight; Afterall, you only have one set of eyes. Both are available for sale from most sporting good retailers across the county. For more information on these, and many other great products visit http://www.radians.com/radsite/index.php/retail/radians-sporting-goods.

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Redring Shotgun Sight

19 02 2014

redring logoDuring the Shot Show Media Day at the Range I had the chance to shoot clay pigeons with the Redring Shotgun Sight. It was set up on a 12 gauge double barrel shotgun, and looked more like a rifle scope than any shotgun sight I had ever used. I was instructed to keep both eyes open, which is tough for me to do since I have been shooting right eye dominant for 40 years.

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The Redring Shotgun Sight mounted on a shotgun simulator at the Shot Show. Note the red ring visible in the sight.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

As the first clay left the thrower, I immediately noticed how easy it was to acquire your target in the sight. I fired and the first clay was dusted. I expressed my thought that the target actually seemed to be clearer then with the naked eye. It was explained to me that the Redring Optical Shotgun Sight, developed in Sweden, has a light measurement system that adapts to the background. So I was right, it was clearer and more defined with the sight.

I called “Pull”; again the clay was blasted into small pieces. I repeated the process with the same results. Just to test the sight and the gun, I called “Pull” once more and shot with my left eye closed, I wasn’t surprised when I missed, but I wanted to make sure.

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Keep both eyes open!
Photo: Diane Hassinger

Many aspects of this sight did impress me; I was shooting an unknown gun, I hadn’t sighted in the scope myself, I had never used an optical scope on a shotgun and I NEVER keep both eyes open and yet here I was shooting like a pro!

I have used the sight since then on my own shotguns and the installation was easy. The sight will fit on any shotgun with a vent rib with various spacers included; so moving from one shotgun to another can be accomplished in just a couple of minutes.

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Very stylish with great function!
Photo: Diane Hassinger

Using the Redring has improved my shooting average by about 15%. After forgetting about keeping both eyes open a few times, and of course-missing, it is now an automatic reflex when shooting to keep both eyes open. There are also a couple of factors that help with improving shooting accuracy which are the Target Distance Indicator and the Spot Metering which reads the back-light and automatically adjust the intensity of the ring.  Both help with the ranging and acquiring of your targets. You won’t realize that all of this is happening, you will just know you are are shooting better.

 

When you handle the sight, you can tell it is good quality. They have used Anodized Aluminum for the main body, yet the unit weighs under 6 ounces. The auto shut off also insures I don’t have dead batteries the next time I pick up my shotgun. They offer a 5 year warranty on manufacturing defects.

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The Redring sight excels at shooting clay pigeons!
Photo: Diane Hassinger

This Redring Shotgun Sight works in all shotgunning applications; wing shooting, turkey/deer hunting, and skeet/clays. Turkey season will soon be upon us, and I will be taking the Redring into the field! Try one out today, and you will see for yourself why Field and Stream named the Redring Optical Shotgun Sight the “Best Sight of 2013.” http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/hunting/2013/07/16-redring-optical-shotgun-sight.

Learn more about this sight at http://www.redringsight.com/product.aspx. The MSRP of the Redring Shotgun Sight is $749.00. You can find a listing of retailers at http://www.redringusa.com/stores.  

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This post originally published on Ladies in Camo at http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2014/01/13/redring-shotgun-sight-diane-hassinger/





Bullseye Camera System-See Your Shot

11 10 2013

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If you are anything like me, sighting in your rifle includes multiple, time-consuming trips back and forth to the target. This isn’t a problem when you are working with 20, 50 or even a hundred yards; yardages beyond that, I would often times use a quad to run back and forth. No more! I will be using the Bullseye Camera System; unique system that accurately reflects your shot on the actual target emitting a photo of the target to a program on your computer right from the place you executed the shot…in a matter of mere seconds.

Bullseye Camera Systems, LLC offers 2 different models to help you see the shot you take. I field tested the 1000-yard camera system recently which includes a weatherproof camera with night vision, two 5-hour rechargeable battery packs, router, antenna, tripod, connectors, carrying case and the Bullseye Target Manager Software. The Bullseye Target Manager Software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8.

Setting up the system is quick and easy. The camera is set-up on the tripod near and facing the intended target. The kit contains 2 rechargeable battery packs; one to power the camera and the other to power the wireless router. A couple of cords finishes off the physical set-up of the system at the target. The software will need to be loaded onto a laptop from the supplied flash drive containing the entire program. Once the software is executed you can define your target and then go into the shooting mode.

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Here is the system set up and ready to work near the target. Photo: Diane Hassinger

Now the fun begins! Once you shoot, simply press the space bar, and the picture will be transmitted to your lap top. You can easily see right where you hit the target. Mark the shot and then shoot again–that is it! You have the ability to keep track of your efforts and you can even note the shooter, the target range, caliber of weapon and ammo used. This system also works with shotguns and bows. You could even have fun with it with pies in a face if you so desired—just kidding, but it would work.

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We had some fun with these evil trolls! This is an actual screen print from the computer. Photo: Diane Hassinger

We recently hosted a retired Veterans’ hunt in Alabama where the attendees were able to shoot an M-1 Garand/50 Caliber Barrett. We shot at 600-yards and I cannot tell you how much effort this system saved. We still doubled-checked some shots by riding a motorized vehicle out to the target.That wasn’t necessary because what the computer showed was accurate in revealing what the target reflected.

It was extremely easy to note the size difference of the various calibers used on the targets by what was revealed on the computer screen. There were well over 500 rounds shot, which this system not only saved us from a lot of time consuming trips back and forth to the target, but we also had the proof and a lot of pictures to show the accuracy of each shooter’s shots.

As I prepared for my South African trip, shooting at 100-yards, the Bullseye Camera System made the most fun I have ever had while “working”. The really nice part is that I had solid corroboration of my shot placement which to me is important to be confident with my shooting ability.

Ladies in Camo recently hosted an Archery Day with Chris Brackett where the Bullseye Camera System was used in an 82-yard shooting contest. We also used it with a foam disc thrower which Chris Brackett brought. The system caught some amazing shots. Before long, everyone was putting faith in what I was seeing on the computer and I was instantly able to show them exactly where they hit the target.

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The long distance shoot at the zombie. This system made it easy to declare the winner! Photo: Bullseye Camera System at Archery Day

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An impressive archery shot connecting with a flying disc caught accurately on the Bullseye Camera System. Photo: Bullseye Camera System at Archery Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1000-yard Edition Bullseye Camera System is available for purchase at https://www.bullseyecamera.com/purchase.html.  With a MSRP of $549.00, the system is an affordable and fun way to practice your perfect shots where you can actually “see your shot” instantly and save time at the range. Bullseye Camera Systems, LLC also offers a 500-yard Edition at the MSRP of $449. Soon there will be smart phone app available making it even easier to see your shot instantly.

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This post was originally published on Ladies in Camo’s website at http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2013/09/22/see-your-shot-with-bullseye-camera-system-diane-hassinger/





Review of Savage Arms Lady Hunter Rifle

20 04 2012

This post originally was published in Ladies in Camo Product Reviews. http://ladiesincamo.com/prsavagearmsladyhunterrifle.html

Lady Hunter

At the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA, I had the opportunity to get my hands on the new Lady Hunter Model 11/111 rifle made by Savage Arms, which was released for sale this year. I was definitely intrigued by my handling of this gun. It took nearly 2 months for this gun to arrive at our local gun shop, and for me to be able to shoot one.

When you pull the rifle to your shoulder, everything just fits. This rifle was not just cut down; they actually took the time to design features that provided a better fit for ladies. We (as women) generally have longer necks then men, so they raised the comb to position for greater comfort when shouldering the rifle. They also shortened the stock and shortened the length of pull, and then thinned out the palm to better fit a woman’s hand. Easily noticed is how light the rifle is, weighing around 6 ½ pounds. They also were able to lighten the weight of the fore end, this helps with staying steady when aiming at your target. There are many calibers available; 22-250 Rem, .223 Rem, .243 Win, .270 Win, 30-06 Spfld, .308 win, 6.5 Creedmoor and 7mm-o8 Rem.

I started with the 30-06 Springfield, using Remington Core-Lokt managed recoil shells. I had breast cancer 2 ½ years ago, so recoil is still a problem. I equipped the rifle with a Leupold VX-3L scope, and was sighted in in 3 shots. After sighting in, I was able to hold a 3 round group in a 1” circle at 100 yards. I also sighted in a second Lady Hunter using 150 grain Remington Core-Lokt shells; again I was able to group in a 1” circle at 100 yards. This gun was simply a pleasure to shoot, and I never felt beat up by the recoil.

Recently I took the Lady Hunter on 2 separate wild hog hunts in Florida and Alabama. Both times I was rewarded with single shot kills, and easy tracking. The Florida hog only went about 30 yards, while the Alabama hog dropped in her tracks. It is important to me to make ethical shots and have confidence in my gun, and through practice, I am confident in my shot placement. The recoil was easily tolerated, and the rifle is a pleasure to use and carry. I have had other “ladies” rifles that still feel like they were designed for a man but with shorter stocks, or painted pink, but not this one. There’s no “pink” in this gun. To put it bluntly, “I love this rifle!” I am already looking into adding a couple of other calibers to my arsenal.

If you are looking for a new rifle, or men, if you are buying one for the lady in your life, you’ll want to checkout Savage Arms new Lady Hunter. At a MSRP of $819 this is an affordable way to get set up with a comfortable rifle, one that will feel custom made for you right off the rack. Order one at your local Gun Shop, and get put on the waiting list for this rifle, it is worth the wait!

Specs on the Lady Hunter Model 11/111:
Series: Specialty
Stock material: Wood
Stock finish: Matte
Stock color: Natural
AccuTrigger: Yes
Sights: None
AccuStock: No
Magazine: Detachable box
Barrel material: Carbon Steel
Barrel finish: Matte
Available chamberings: 22-250 Rem, 223 Rem, 243 Win, 270 Win, 30-06 Spfld, 308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7MM-08 Rem

Specs on the 30-06 SPFLD:
Sku: 19660
Handed: Right
Rate of Twist: 10
Weight: 6.5 lbs
Overall Length: 40.75″
Barrel Length: 20″
Ammo Capacity: 4 round(s)
MSRP: $819.00

Contact Information:

Savage Arms 100 Springdale Road Westfield, MA 01085

http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/11Lady

Also mentioned:

Remington Core-Lokt http://www.remington.com/product-families/ammunition/centerfire-families/core-lokt.aspx

Leupold VX-3L: http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shooting/products/scopes/vx-3l-riflescopes/vx-3l-3-5-10x56mm/