"Field Tested" may be a bit of a misnomer here, as we've tested this product not only in the field, but in the gym, on the trail and a myriad of other places. And yes, we can already hear the objections from those who disparage any crossover between fitness and our favorite fall traditions ...
Toward the beginning of the 2021 turkey season, ALPS OutdoorZ unveiled its Dash Panel Blind. Designed as a hybrid between a traditionally-portable panel blind, and a full-concealment pop-up, the three-sided Dash Panel Blind is based around a hub system, which allows for quick and easy setup on a large scale. Here at American Hunter, we were given the opportunity to test one of these useful pieces of kit all season long.
The eerie howl of wolves cut the mist, no more than a few hundred yards away at the bottom of the ridge. Glancing down at my right hip-belt, I saw the reassuring Olive-drab of my Wilderness Safepacker effortlessly concealing my trusty little 1911, and couldn’t suppress a comfortable smile.
Faced with back-to-back hunts this past fall—the first in pursuit of pronghorn on the rolling prairie outside Casper, Wyo., the second combing the rugged Idaho mountains for mule deer—I knew I would need a balance between wide field of view, detailed clarity and precise ranging capabilities. Luckily for me, a pair of Leupold’s BX-5 Santiam HD 10x42mm binoculars and an RX-2800 TBR/W rangefinder were on hand, ready to be put to the test.
American Hunter Editor David Herman puts the new Savage Impulse to the test on 12,000 acres of South Texas Hill Country. Read on to see how the swift-shooting straight-pull performs.