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Runningwater

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2016
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458
Location
Broomfield, CO
Barronnette Ground blind. I paid about 115 bucks for it. It’s going strong through 4 seasons. It’s been through some really rough storms and a lot of hours in the field and keeps on working just fine. It’s relatively light weight and couldn’t be faster or easier to set up. I love it.


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Interested in the Barronette blinds. Seems to be a lot of models without a lot of description on the website. Any recommendations? Preferably one of the tall ones so I can shoot a recurve out of it!
 

Block

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2018
Messages
315
If there’s 1 spendy thing that hurt to buy but I’m glass I did... it’s my 15x56 SwArOs
 

rayporter

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2014
Messages
2,320
Location
arkansas or ohio
burris signature rings

always straight
never mark scope
never slip
able to correct poorly drilled holes


slogan outdoors sling

no slip
stretches for comfort


adjustable pack saddle

no more sore backs
 
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OXN939

OXN939

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 28, 2018
Messages
902
Location
VA
burris signature rings

always straight
never mark scope
never slip
able to correct poorly drilled holes


slogan outdoors sling

no slip
stretches for comfort


adjustable pack saddle

no more sore backs
Not sure if the nomenclature is referring to the same thing, but Burris Zee rings are another rock star piece of gear. Watched my buddy's rifle, that was wearing a pair of them, take a nasty tumble during a range today. Zero still dead on. Nice finish, stainless steel, reasonable price, and I've never seen a pair with anything but perfect alignment. Solid package.
 

Roksliding

Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2018
Messages
90
Soloman quest boots....... kidding, they suck

Probably Kuiu pants for me. Coming from the Midwest, hunting in hand me down blaze orange coveralls with three broken zippers doing drives through tag alder swamps for dad, in the 80s version of sorrels my mind was blown when I put on my first pair of kuiu attack pants..
 

douglasfir

Junior Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2019
Messages
22
Bushnell Legend M series binoculars. Bought my 8x42's used for under $150, and they were a real step up from my Nikon Monarch 5's. Absolutely amazing binoculars for the price. I use them for birding as well as hunting, and they are a pleasure to look through.

Crystal light drink packets - the ones with caffeine. Perfect to keep me from getting caffeine-withdrawal headaches when I don't have morning coffee.
 

207-12A

Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2017
Messages
78
An ultralight coffee solution that was recommended here on Rokslide


Way better than instant packs, and you can get the little filter packs from any hotel, or on amazon cheap. Good coffee is such a game changer for my mornings.
 

prm

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2017
Messages
565
The Vortex Viper HD 10x42. Those perform way above their price point. Sold to a friend. Took some 10x Swaro ELs on a hunt and hours of side by side comparison left me impressed.

Burris FFII 3-9. Nothing fancy, but it just keeps working.

Swarp 8x30 CL. The perfect woods hunting bino for me. Small, light, fantastic glass.
 

Cb750

Junior Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2020
Messages
29
alpaca socks! Extremely comfortable and durable and like merino wool, you can get multiple days out of 1 pair. Supposedly they keep you 30% warmer and 30% cooler than wool. I am not sure but they sure are my favorite!
THESE. I wore the same pair most days whitetail bow hunting from October to December in Ontario and was happy no matter the temp.
 

cjl32

Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2016
Messages
84
Location
MS
Leukotape - amazing how it will stay on through multiple days even with wet boots or showering
Kuiu zip off merino bottoms - thought it was just a gimmick until bought a pair on sale
Swaro scope - almost cried when i spent more money on glass than rifle but then was blown away by the difference in clarity and low light performance over my usual $300 scopes. Huge upgrade.
 

22lr

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 14, 2020
Messages
208
Location
AK
Not gear per say... but... Maybe 15 years ago, I found a pair of ole Mossberg bolt action shotguns (1 was 12ga 1 was 20ga) in my local shops deal barrel. They looked functional and I was in the shop at least twice a week talking or looking for something so they knew me. I think I ended up walking out with both of em for like $75. They were rusty and beat up, but I figured why not. I stripped em down to bare metal, painted em up (yup, spraypaint FTW!), refinished the stocks with tung oil and I'll be danged if they didn't work like a freaking champ! They had those old school adjustable chokes, but by george they worked great as well!

They cycled pretty good and I was blown away at how lightweight they were. I understand why they never took off in popularity, but I'm not sure I agree with it. They cycled quickly, ran reliably (even with all my dubious refinishing job) and they even had a decent piece of wood on em. Was a great shotgun and beat the heck out of my single barrel break action...
 

mlgc20

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2018
Messages
385
Location
Dallas, TX
Alaska Guide Creations bino harness - Very comfortable and allows me to carry enough to sometimes leave the pack at camp.
Buff (lightweight merino wool) - Allows me to regulate temperature in numerous ways. Goes on every outdoor trip I take.
 
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OXN939

OXN939

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 28, 2018
Messages
902
Location
VA
I stripped em down to bare metal, painted em up (yup, spraypaint FTW!), refinished the stocks with tung oil and I'll be danged if they didn't work like a freaking champ!
Man Minwax tung oil is probably another one for the list. I'm no woodworking master by any means, and I use that stuff all the time to refinish spearguns that spend a lot of time in ocean water. It holds up beautifully. I've never done a rifle stock with it, but imagine results would be similar.

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