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2012 Golden Bullseye Winners (Page 2)

American Hunter editors announce their favorite guns and gear as the 2012 Golden Bullseye Award winners.

The completely redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee takes the cake. “The totally new Grand Cherokee comes with five driving modes,” writes Nick Hromiak in the April 2011 “Making Tracks,” “Snow, Auto, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock. And if you’re descending a steep, slippery hill, push the Downhill Descent button on the console and you can slowly creep down the rock surface without riding the brakes or downshifting.” That’s a feature heretofore only found, to my knowledge, on an SUV with an automatic transmission produced by Land Rover. Otherwise, to achieve the same controlled descent without braking, a driver needs a standard transmission, which allows use of low gear to control downhill speed.

Other features include Jeep’s Quadra Lift air suspension that lifts the body 4.1 inches from its normal mode when venturing offroad. This produces a maximum ride height of 10.7 inches for more ground clearance to trek through deep mud or snow, or to traverse water crossings where steep approach/departure angles are present. The 2011 Grand Cherokee is improved with five-passenger capacity; larger front and rear door openings; more than 4 inches of increased rear-seat knee/leg room; a larger cargo area; under-floor cargo storage bins; and an improved ride thanks to all-new front and rear independent suspensions. Engine choices include a new Pentastar 3.6L 290 hp V6 or a 5.7L 360 hp V8. Mate all that to a luxurious interior, and, well …

Pioneer Award: Robert G. Morrison, President Emeritus, Taurus International Mfg., Inc. USA

Check out the 2010 Golden Bullseye winners, and the 2011 Golden Bullseye winners.

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2 Responses to 2012 Golden Bullseye Winners (Page 2)

BOB SAWYER wrote:
January 05, 2012

THESE AWARDS ARE WELL DESERVED , AND I APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED FIGHT FOR THE 2nd. AMENDMENT PATRON MEMBER (WANTING TO UPGRADE SOON)

Steve wrote:
January 04, 2012

I prefer the Remington Versamax, but then again I've been shooting Remingtons since I turned 16 in 1964. The Versamax is the greatest.