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Hunting Tools & Equipments
Tuesday, February 3, 2015- By admin     (0) Comments

Hunting requires a comprehensive set of tools, equipments & weapons to assist you in any successful hunting expedition. Hunting is not just about weapons but also about many other tools using which you can get more and more closer to your prey (Deer, Rabbit, Moose, Praire, Fox, Bear, Duck, Goose, Turkey, etc.) – without scaring it away. It is this that will help you in going for the kill! All of these hunting weapons and equipments are explained below: 

Binocular
 
To hunt an animal down you need to first spot it from faraway. And you can only do that using a powerful binocular. Most of the high-performance binoculars come with a variety of optics, magnifications, and styles. Some of them are Waterproof/Fogproof and have Multicoated lenses & Phase-Correction Coated Prisms.
 
Some of the popular branded binoculars are Nikon, Canon, Vanguard & Winchester.
 
Hunting Knife
 
This is basically used for skinning the animal and cutting up the meat, to prepare the catch for a meal. Hunting knives are traditionally designed for cutting rather than stabbing, and usually have a single sharpened edge. There is an assortment of hunting knives with many designs. These knives have two portions: a curved end for skinning (so as to not damage the skin) and a straight portion cutting slices of meat.
 
Examples of Hunting knives are the Puukko and the Sharpfinger.
 
Hunting Rifles
 
Rifles for hunting are of various types:
  • Bolt-action centerfire rifles
  • Modern semi-automatic rimfire rifles
  • Single-shot &

  • Pump-action hunting shotguns 

 

The barrels of the guns are of vital importance as it is influenced by the kind of animal you want to hunt. For example, if you want to hunt a deer then a longer barrel will offer more velocity and good stability for the bullet.
 
And popular brands of hunting guns are: Browning, Winchester, Remington, Howa, Kimber, Ruger, etc.
 
Rifle Scope
 
A hunting rifle is incomplete without a mounted scope/binocular. Some of these scopes are compatible only with a certain type of hunting rifles. Hunting rifle scopes have these popular features/accessories: 
  • 3-to-9X magnification
  • Water-, fog-, and shock-proof
  • Includes mounting rings, lens covers, and lens cloth
  • Fully multicoated optics
  • Accuracy in low-light conditions
  • Zoom feature to fine-tune size of aiming point 
Mind you, you’ve to read the exact specifications of a rifle scope to know what exactly it offers.
 
Monopod/Unipod
 
This is pole/stand on which you can mount your binocular or hunting rifle. The main purpose is to offer stability while you scan the surroundings or take a shot at your prey.
 
Bipod
 
This offers more stability with two stands and with two axes of motion (side-to-side and up-and-down) for the hunting rifle. You have to lie down while taking aim at your prey.
 
GPS (Global Positioning System)
 
This gives hunters reliable satellite navigation through which you will be able to locate your position quickly and precisely, even in heavy cover and deep canyons & deep woods.
 
Two-Way Radio
 
This is a handy tool for hunters to maintain proper coordination between members of the hunting group. If you plan to hunt in thick woods or brush, radio range needs to be a serious consideration. It also comes with either a headset or two ear pieces; otherwise transmission from your radio will scare away your prey. 2-way radios usually operate with standard AA or AAA batteries.
 
Safety Glasses
 
This protects your eyes and help increase your shooting accuracy. Some of these safety glasses have a yellow-green tint to improve your view of the target. In fact, Yellow hunting safety glasses lenses are known for enhancing detail and contrast against a steady background in low-light conditions.
 
Tree Stand
 
Tree stands are open or enclosed platforms, attached to trees at some height, which gives hunters a 360 degree view of the scene inhabited by the prey. This position helps in taking proper aim at the prey or the hunter can give directions to other hunters on the ground, through the 2-way radio.
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