Best American-Made Hunting Gear of 2019

posted on June 25, 2019

Cordova NRA Logo Cooler
Cordova says, “2A is in our DNA.” The company's new NRA logo coolers (the officially licensed coolers of the NRA) are built with as much pride as you’ll have using them. These roto-molded coolers sport thick aluminum handles with a built-in bottle openers, no-slip “goat's feet,” rubber latches, and a break- and leak-resistant drain plug. The stay-open top has a lip to keep items from rolling off. Every size, from the SM 28-can (shown) to the XL 120-can cooler, is IGBC-Certified bear resistant. MSRP: $222.99-$474.99;

Galco Gun Leather DAO Holster & Safari Five Ammo Carrier
The Galco Gun Leather DAO (Dual Action Outdoorsman) steerhide holster is available in right- and left-hand models and can be worn in strong-side or crossdraw positions. A retention strap secures the revolver, and a polymer tab aids in unsnapping the strap. Tension is adjusted via a screw. Fits belts up to 1.75 inches wide. Galco’s Safari Five Ammo Carrier holds five .338 Win. Mag., .340 Wby., .375 H&H Mag., .416 Rigby or .458 Win. Mag. cartridges in individually stitched cartridge loops. MSRP: Holster $119; Ammo Carrier $89;

Buck Compadre Camp Axe
The 1.5-pound Compadre Camp Axe from Buck is the modern American outdoorsman’s axe. The 3-inch, 5160-steel blade is finished in black Cerakote to prevent rust and corrosion. The Micarta handle can be used one- or two-handed. Weight is distributed forward of center to increase usefulness when chopping. Includes a black leather sheath with a belt-loop attachment. MSRP: $150;

Timney Triggers Elite Hunter Rem. 700
American trigger manufacturer Timney Triggers’ Elite Hunter Rem. 700 is a worthwhile upgrade for an American classic. Available in right- or left-hand models with a black or nickel-plated finish, the trigger has a pull weight that's adjustable from 1.5-4 pounds in .5-pound increments. The trigger shoe’s thickness and shape can also be customized. MSRP: $164.99;

Alaska Guide Creations Kodiak C.U.B. Bino Pack
The Kodiak C.U.B. (Compact Utility Bag) is a soft, quiet and convenient bino chest rig, and it sports four zippered pockets including a front rangefinder pocket with a built-in tether. Main compartment uses a hook-and-bungee top for one-handed use. Durable auto-locking buckles loosen and tighten the harness straps without removing the pack. Available in Mossy Oak Break-up Country and other patterns and colors. MSRP: $99.99;


Mountain Lion Lede
Mountain Lion Lede

First Case of Staggering Disease Observed in Colorado Mountain Lion

A brand new study out this week in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal has unveiled that the rustrela virus—most commonly known for the "staggering disease" it causes—has been found for the first time in a North American mountain lion.

New for 2024: Kent Cartridge Fasteel+ Bayou Blend

Kent Cartridge has announced the launch of Fasteel+ Bayou Blend. This new shotshell is specifically designed for duck hunters as a "Do-It-All Duck Load," combining high-velocity, precision-plated steel shot with advanced corrosion-resistant materials, for lethal patterns and unmatched reliability no matter the conditions.

Third Circuit Affirms Denial of Preliminary Injunction in Challenge to Delaware’s "Assault Weapons" Ban

On July 15, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction in Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association v. Delaware Department of Safety & Homeland Security, NRA-ILA’s lawsuit challenging Delaware’s ban on “assault weapons” and magazines that hold more than 17 rounds.

Review: Ruger American Generation II Bolt-Action Rifle

B. Gil Horman takes the Ruger American Gen. II rifle to the range, putting this affordable yet accurate rifle through its paces.

New Hampshire Signs Pro-Gun Privacy Bill Into Law

On Friday July 12th, Governor Chris Sununu (R-N.H.) signed HB 1186, "an act relative to firearm purchaser's privacy," into law.

Review: CZ 600 American

An American-style bolt gun from CZ, this walnut-stocked beauty is sure to appeal to the gamut of hunters on this side of the pond.


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