M-Pro 7 Tactical Soft-Sided Kit

One afternoon in late September, while hunting black bear in Maine, I was able to fill my tag with my first bear. As I lowered my rifle from my tree stand, the rope slipped from my hands and my rifle stuck barrel first in the soft earth like a flagpole. When I climbed down and retrieved my rifle, there was a solid dirt plug jamming my barrel.

I returned to the lodge and rummaged until I found a rod that would fit into the rifle barrel to dislodge the plug. I immediately began my search for a travel size cleaning kit to take on my hunts. After searching several stores, both in person and online, I became frustrated with the lack of finding a complete cleaning kit that was small enough and that came with a metal rod versus a metal cable.

Compact and light weight, this kit has everything you need.

Compact and light weight, this kit has everything you need for cleaning almost any weapon from .22 to 12 gauge. Photo Credit: Michelle Harmes

I almost gave up when I came across the M-Pro 7 Tactical Soft-Sided Kit. Don’t let the name fool you; this product isn’t just for AR guns. This kit includes everything you need for cleaning a wide range of weapons from .22 caliber to 12 gauge.

The  compact 9”x6.5”x2” soft-sided kit with belt loop efficiently houses everything you need with enough room to include additional items if you wish. Weighing in at 1.6 pounds, it is light enough to include in your hunting pack. The 2 ounce M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner and M-Pro 7 Gun Oil LPX are small enough to meet airline carry on regulations.

M-Pro 7 is a quality cleaning product that is water-based, non-toxic, non-flammable, biodegradable, and odorless; a big plus for hunters. The gun oil is thick and easy to use, allowing more protection in extreme conditions by maintaining consistent coating and coverage without evaporating. The water-based oil and  gun cleaner is biodegradable, environmentally safe and exceeds military specification requirements making M-Pro 7 tough enough for combat.

M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner. Click to enlarge. Photo Courtesy of M-Pro 7

M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner. Click to enlarge.
Photo Courtesy of M-Pro 7

M-Pro 7 Gun Oil LPX. Click to enlarge. Photo Courtesy of M-Pro 7

M-Pro 7 Gun Oil LPX. Click to enlarge.
Photo Courtesy of M-Pro 7

As a hunter, using a product which is not harmful to the environment that keeps my gun functioning well for safety and for an ethical kill is very important to me. It makes me proud to support a company that is concerned with producing an environmentally safe, quality product and supporting those that fight for our freedoms both at home and overseas.

Included in the M-Pro 7 Tactical Soft-Sided Kit:

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  • 2 oz M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner
  • 2 oz M-Pro Gun Oil LPX
  • T-Handle Multi Section Aluminum Rod
  • Assorted Bronze Bristle Brushes:
    • Small – .22 cal/.223 cal/5.56mm
    • Medium .30 cal/30-06/.300 Mag./7.62mm
    • Medium .38 cal/.357 cal/9mm/.40 cal
    • Large .45 cal/410 gauge
    • Shotgun – 12 gauge
  • Assorted Bronze Jags
  • 75 Assorted Patches
  • Assorted Patch Loops
  • Nylon Utility Brush
  • Silicone Cloth
  • Chamber Flag
  • M-Pro7 Product and Weapon Maintenance Guide

M-Pro 7 is proudly Made in the U.S.A. and used by law enforcement in the states and by our Armed Forces overseas. The MSRP for the M-Pro 7 Tactical Soft-Sided Kit is $62.95. To purchase or to find more information about this product and all the products offered by M-Pro 7 visit http://www.mpro7.com/. You can even find a list of M-Pro 7 dealers and distributors in your area at the website.

The M-Pro 7 team is proudly supports our armed forces stating, “We are dedicated to the men and women who serve our country – donating thousands of bottles, kits and sundries through www.americansnipers.org, anysolder.com, law enforcement agencies, academies and training facilities.”

M-Pro 7 Logo is the sole property of it’s rightful owner and used within this writing solely for the promotion of products herein as requested by the product’s manufacturer.

Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

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Porkchop Hog Decoy by Boar Down Decoy Company

Boardown.jpg When I first saw the Porkchop Hog Decoy by Boar Down my very first thought was “That is genius!” As hunters, we use decoys for just about every other animal and there was a need for hog decoys too! I had to have one of the “first and only 3-D hog decoys” on the market today.

Taxidermy quality eyes gives the Porkchop Hog Decoy a life-like look. Photo: Michelle Harmes

Taxidermy quality eyes gives the Porkchop Hog Decoy a life-like look. Photo: Michelle Harmes

Feral hogs feel more secure about approaching an area if there is already a hog there. The Porkchop hog decoy was designed to give hogs the confidence to approach and can be a huge advantage in both hunting and trapping of hogs.  Boar Down has put much research and design into the Porkchop hog decoy in order to produce a quality, lifelike product to lure in feral hogs.  The body of the decoy is made of 12-mill foam with taxidermy quality eyes giving the decoy a lifelike design. The coloring and hair pattern of the coat creates a very realistic look. The decoy is the size of a young hog making the decoy perfect for bringing in mature boars but not too large to intimidate a young group of hogs.

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The decoy is secured into the ground with a two-piece metal stake secured by a wing nut in the middle of the decoys back making it easy to set-up in the field. The middle stake design allows the decoy to make non-aggressive movement by wind. The decoy is very light and easily folds down for stowing and transporting in the field.

Fold down, two piece stake that is secured with  wing-nut. Photo: Michelle Harmes

Fold down, two piece stake that is secured with wing-nut. Photo: Michelle Harmes

The MSRP of the Porkchop hog decoy is $59.98 and can be purchased at www.boardown.com. You can keep up with harvests and news on Boar Down’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BoarDown.

I cannot wait for the opportunity to hog hunt with this decoy this summer. It is definitely essential gear for hog hunting that I never knew I was missing and I won’t be without it on my next hog hunt. Stay tuned for an update from the field on the success of this great decoy!

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Exodus Broadheads

The first thing that you immediately notice about the Exodus broadhead by Quality Archery Designs is that it is designed somewhat differently than other broadheads of its class. Instead of being similar to the conventional broadhead, which can add an inch or more to the arrow length, the Exodus broad head uses a new technology called Blade Over Shaft Technology (B.O.S.). This design allows the tempered stainless steel blades to extend back over the shaft allowing the arrow to remain the same length as it would be with a field point. I use the tapered field points that are slightly longer than the “bullet” style field points.

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Although the broad head is a fixed blade broadhead, the blades are replaceable. The cut-on-contact head has a 1-1/4″ cutting diameter and is available in 85 or 100 grain with the option of a barbed or non-barbed style.

I found that the broadheads fly identical to my field points and the blades are amazingly sharp. My target is a stacked foam Block target and when I shoot the Exodus broadheads, I pull the arrows out with large pieces of foam falling out of the target. Not good for target longevity but great for shooting any game animal. Luckily, since they fly exactly like field points you won’t have to tear up your targets trying to dial in your pins.

Just for fun, I tested the broad head on some pumpkins; the tough outer shell of the pumpkin would provide a good comparison to that of the vital zone of a whitetail deer.

I currently shoot a 47 pound draw weight and as you can see from the pictures, the pumpkin hardly slowed the arrow down.

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I then tried with two pumpkins with similar results.The Exodus passed through the pumpkins like they weren’t even there and the only thing that stopped the arrow was the target.

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One mild winter night, I had the opportunity to test the broadheads on a raccoon. The raccoon was treed about 10 yards away and the shot flew through ribs, vitals and kept flying for another 15 yards. The exit wound was twice as large as the broadhead’s cutting diameter. I cannot wait to try these broad heads on a deer or hog.

If you are in the market for a fixed blade with field point accuracy capable of bone crushing devastation, even with a lighter pound bow, I highly recommend the Exodus broadheads by Quality Archery Designs. They are available at select stores and at http://www.qadinc.com at a MSRP of $39.99.

Video Courtesy of Quality Archery Designs

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