Spyder Gravity Feeder Review

We have had a traditional spin feeder for years. Keeping the battery charged was a pain and we were wasting feed on squirrels, birds and raccoons. The squirrels got so greedy they chewed through the bottom of the feeder!

 

We had purchased a metal replacement funnel but it wouldn't solve the main problems of battery charging and wasted feed. However, on a trip to North Carolina's Dixie Deer Classic and we found the ultimate solution!

When I first saw the Spyder Gravity Feeder I was immediately intrigued by the concept. Although skeptical at first, I spoke to the owners and they showed me video after video of deer using the system. After I noticed that it was Made in the USA I had to have one!

It was incredibly easy to install the system on our existing feeder and we put some corn and Big Tine in the feeder and waited for the deer to figure it out.

 

It took some time but they figured it out finally and we have never had more than a fork buck anywhere near our feeder when it spun. Unlike other gravity feeders the Spyder Gravity Feeder requires the deer to push on the trough, meaning that squirrels can't activate it and no more waste feeding pests!

 

Big Tine in the Spyder Gravity Feeder

Bonus! In order to have the Spyder Gravity Feeder at optimal deer height we had to remove some sections of the feeder legs. This made the feeder low enough to load from the ground! No more corn bags and ladders!

Does and bucks love it, this buck come back frequently for more Big Tine! Enjoy the following sequence of him trying to get more out. In a couple years he will be a big buck with a habit for Big Tine and he will know where to find it! Keep in mind that this buck is using the feeder even though the neighbors have a giant pile of corn less than 100 yards away just over the property line. Big Tine's mix of minerals, corn, sunflower seeds and milo coated in mouth cherry blast scent will not only keep your deer happier and healthier, it will keep them coming back! Pair Big Tine with Spyder Gravity Feeders and you have a killer combo!

Be sure to visit https://www.spydergravityfeeder.com/ to order a system for your existing feeder or purchase a feeder and Spyder Gravity Feeder combo!

I am so thankful for a maintenance free, hassle free, waste free system!

 

Accubow Archery Training Device Review

The dry fire is an essential training tool for firearms proficiency and until recently there was no way to truly replicate dry fire practice in archery.

Accubow has created the perfect dry fire archery training tool that not only strengthens your archery muscles, it improves your accuracy with the interactive laser sight. With no arrow or target to worry about you can focus on your form, grip, aim and your release with or without using the included D – Loop attachment.

Accubow Archery Training Device adjusts from 10-70 pounds with no set draw length making it perfect for every archer, beginner or professional, left or right handed, child or adult, compound or traditional archers.

The most common archery injuries are caused by drawing a bow incorrectly or with too high of draw weight. Avoid injury by strengthening your muscles and slowly increasing your draw weight with the instantly adjustable Accubow. The Accubow has no let off so you have to build your muscles in order to use it correctly and consistently. Building those muscles directly translate into being able to draw and hold your bow steady in order to aim true.

Draw weight doesn’t mean anything if you aren’t accurate. Accubow’s laser sight and level buble allow you to focus on form and build the stamina for when that big buck walks out or you are in a show down for first place at a 3D tournament.

The grip on the Accubow was designed around today’s popular bow grips. The Accubow’s vibration dampening system provides unlimited dry fire training anywhere.

The most important part of archery is consistency, with the Accubow you will train to use the correct draw, correct form and have a smooth controlled release and follow through.

The Accubow is for everyone, if you sell bows, teach archery, new or experienced in the sport – this training device is for you!

Thinking about getting into archery or buying a bow for someone? First get an Accubow, work on the fundamentals before flinging arrows and you’ll prevent bad habits from developing.

No matter your experience level with archery the Accubow Archery Training Device is a must have!

Accubow Archery Training Device has a carbon fiber finish and a red resistance band and has an MSRP of $149.99.

However for $10 more you can purchase the Rick Carone Signature Series Accubow and Accubow will donate $50 to Team Carone Foundation, a 501c3 Non Profit Organization benefiting cancer research, scholarships and Gifts of Love to Others Battling Cancer.

For more information visit teamcaronefoundation.org. When you purchase the Rick Carone Signature Series Accubow you will receive a purple custom marked R.C. wrist sling, purple Accubow resistance band and a limited edition Rick Carone autographed portrait.

 

Make sure to check out Accubow.com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

 

 

 

Featured image courtesy of Accubow

 

Woodland Buck by Rinehart Targets

Shooting at a flat target is great for improving accuracy and dialing in your sight but there is no better way to prepare for a hunt than using a 3D target of the actual animal you are going to be hunting. Knowing the anatomy of the game animal being pursued is critical in assisting the hunter in making a quick clean kill.

For deer hunters, the Woodland Buck by Rinehart is a great 3D target for practice and perfecting each shot. The Woodland Buck’s features allows for an archer to shoot and review how accurate the shot placement is. Knowing where to place your shot in the simulated vitals on the Woodland Buck and practicing for perfect shot placement allows you to be confident when the moment of truth arrives in the stand.

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The Woodland Buck’s body is completely molded from strong Solid FX Foam™ with no fillers ensuring archers receive the best value for the price point.

The Woodland Buck is double-sided with the left side featuring visible outlines of the heart, lung, liver, intestines, as well as the shoulder and leg bones. The right side features the visible outlines of the shoulder, legs and intestines with a 3D cut out of the heart, lung, liver for higher details and visibility aiding in precise accuracy of the vitals.

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Left side with outlines of vitals, guts and shoulder bones.

The target body is completely molded from strong Solid FX Foam™ with no fillers, ensuring archers receive the best value for the price point. The target’s vitals feature Rinehart’s exclusive patented replaceable locking insert, made of Solid Rinehart “Self Healing” foam. This self-healing foam is the same material that is in the Rinehart targets that were selected in 2012 by the International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) to be used exclusively as the target provider for IBO National and World Events.

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Right side with cut out vital area for easy viewing at greater distances.

The self healing vital core is approved for field tips, fixed and expandable broadheads on carbon, aluminum and wood arrows shot from traditional bows, compound bows and even crossbows. Pulling the arrows is extremely easy; according to the manufacturer archers will not need any lubricants, gimmicks or pullers. The foam will heal itself within 10 seconds; ready to be shot again over and over. Not only will the replaceable core feature allow archers to save money but it will allow the target to last for years to come.Even hits to the main body seem to have “self-healing” properties. I have hit my target outside of the vital area and the hole is hardly noticeable.

The Woodland Buck is designed to simulate the body structure of a 100lb mature 8-point buck. The antlers and head are removable for easy storage and portability. Included with the buck are two metal stakes for easy set up and stabilization of your target. Weighing approximately 16 pounds, moving the target out for practice is very easy.  

The Woodland Buck has a MSRP of $179.99 and the replaceable insert is $51.99. The products are available at select Rinehart dealers and online stores. To find a dealer near you visit www.rinehart3d.com/distributors/finder.aspx. For more information on all of Rinehart’s targets please visit www.rinehart3d.com

The Rinehart Logo and/or photos is/are 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 product reviewed herein is an endorsement; the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment.  

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Bore-Tips and Gun-Tips by Swab-Its

Bore-Tips and Gun-Tips come in various calibers. Photo: Michelle Harmes

Bore-Tips and Gun-Tips come in various calibers. Photo: Michelle Harmes

Every gun owner knows the importance of keeping their firearms clean. Regular maintenance and lubrication will keep firearms functioning properly and safely.

In the past, I have used patches to clean my guns. I never felt that the patches were getting the guns cleaned and oiled uniformly. I always felt there had to be a better way, and now there is with Bore-Tips and Gun-Tips from Swab-Its.

When I first saw Bore-Tips I was amazed at how they fit perfectly to the barrel.  No more patches, no more guessing and they are lint free.

The exact barrel fit insures complete contact with the barrel. Photo: Michelle Harmes

The exact barrel fit insures complete contact with the barrel. Photo: Michelle Harmes

           To provide complete contact with the entire rifling of the barrel, Bore-Tips are engineered specifically for each bore. With 360 degrees of contact you can be sure that your barrel is being cleaned and oiled properly.  They will even thread onto your standard cleaning rod so you won’t have to purchase a new kit. Best of all, they are reusable. That’s right! I said REUSABLE.  Use, wash, dry and repeat! A great way to save money and eliminate piles of used oily patches.

The product is perfect for tight places. Here I am using it in an AR. Photo: Michelle Harmes

The product is perfect for tight places. Here I am using it in an AR. Photo: Michelle Harmes

Gun-Tips are also reusable and perfect for getting into the tight angles and small spaces in your firearm. I am now able to get my AR completely clean after spending a weekend stalking hogs. Riding in an open ATV can get dirt places you would least expect and when dirt combines with oil to become an enemy of a functioning firearm.

Cleaning an AR used to be a challenge, with all the angles and small places–it is very easy to snag a patch or even get a cotton swab stuck, or worse unraveling. That is not a problem with the Gun-Tips, they come in many sizes and are perfect for getting in and around small areas without snagging or leaving lint behind.

Various size bores available and cleaning swabs for small places. Photo: Michelle Harmes

Various sizes of the product that have been used and washed, ready for the next cleaning job. Photo: Michelle Harmes

Bore-Tips come in many calibers and they are adding more sizes. The Bore-Tips currently come in packages of 5 to 6 for rifle/handgun calibers and packages of 3 for 12 gauge.

Swab-its® selection of firearm swabs are available at retailers across the country as well as online by visiting www.swab-its.com

The MSRP for a pack of Bore Tips is $6.98 for rifle/handgun and $9.98 for 12 gauge, For more information on using Bore-Tips, visit www.boretips.com

The Swab-It products are proudly made in the USA!

Note: Bore-tips are not recommended for use with solvents designed to remove plastic.

Fellow staff member Diane Hassinger has this to say about Bore Tips:

I brought Bore Tips Swab Its home with me from the Shot Show.  I showed the bag to my husband and told him they were helping to clean our guns.  He took them out to the shop, and I didn’t think much about it.

A couple weeks later, I asked him how well he liked the Swab Its.  He said they were the best Q-Tips he had ever used!  He really liked that he could get into small places, and reuse and clean them as needed.  I asked if he had used them with our cleaning rods, with that he got them out and cleaned my 30-06.  The product that he loved as a Q-Tip, now became even more valuable to him with its ability to do many jobs.  These products get 4 thumbs us from us!!” ~Diane H

Swab-It products are proudly made in the USA. Photo: Swab-It Stock Photo

Swab-It products are proudly made in the USA. Photo: Swab-It Stock Photo

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Akita Stock by ATI

Akita Gun Stock in Dark Earth Brown     Photo courtesy of ATI

Akita Gun Stock in Dark Earth Brown       Photo courtesy of ATI

The first shotgun I purchased was a 12 gauge Mossberg 500. The 12 gauge has always been known for its kick and the 500 is no exception. Its a great gun but can leave you tender after a day shooting clays. The stock of the gun was too long for me to shoulder the gun comfortably so I wouldn’t shoot it often.

I learned of the Akita gun stock when I discovered that it came standard on a CZ shotgun. When I saw the stock on a display Mossberg 500, I had to have it! I love that I can still have a hunting look to my shotgun, in the black and brown color combination, because the stock is available in 3 colors. Also available are matching forends to complete the look and feel of your shotgun.

Mossberg Akita Adjustable Stock with Neoprene Adjustable Cheekrest

Akita Adjustable Stock and Forend in Dark Earth Brown on Mossberg 500 ~Photo courtesy of ATI

The Akita is 4 position-adjustable, ranging from a 12 3/8″ to 14 3/8″ length of pull. Perfect for shotguns that will be shared or a shotgun that is purchased for a growing youth.

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Smallest adjustment on top, largest on bottom.

Another feature that makes the Akita stock so amazing is the Scorpion Recoil Pad. I was skeptical because I have tried other brand recoil pads and not only do they add length to the gun, they don’t work as well as I think they should. The Scorpion Recoil Pad changes the Mossberg 500’s “mule kick” into a recoil equivalent  to that of a 20 or even 28 gauge.

The combination of the adjustable stock and recoil pad will save your shoulder and allow you more options for gun selection for anyone that would shy away from buying a 12 gauge; or even from using a higher brass, heavyweight shot such as duck or turkey loads.

The recoil pad also helps to minimize the muzzle lift, which is important when you are trying to shoot multiple targets quickly. Without the complex parts of spring or piston driven recoil reducers, the Scorpion Recoil Pad will not fail you. If it is on your gun, it will perform well.

The Akita also comes with an adjustable cheekrest, allowing you to finely tune your shotgun to fit you. No more neck strain keeps you shooting longer in the field and at the range. Yet again, a great feature for growing youth or ladies.

A friend of mine has a bad shoulder that comes out of socket, limiting her to shooting smaller gauge shotguns. It took some convincing but she shot my Mossberg 500 with the Akita stock installed and she was amazed that it was a 12 gauge. She thought that it kicked like her 28 gauge. The Akita now offers her more shotgun options to any gauge she chooses. She has also decided to purchase the stock for her 11-year old daughter’s shotgun to allow her to shoot more than a few shots before becoming sore and discouraged.

I know that I will be shooting my shotgun more often now because the gun not only fits me correctly; it  offers less recoil. The Akita is easy to install, it took me less than 20 minutes–from reading the instructions to completion. It would have taken me less time if I had found the correct socket wrench the first time. The only difficult part is finding an extension rod long enough to get down in that very long Mossberg stock.

The Akita gun stock is weatherproof, made of DuPont® Extreme Temperature Glass Reinforced Polymer. It is manufactured in the USA and offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

The Akita is available for 12 gauge and select 20 gauge Mossberg, Remington, Ithaca and Winchester shotguns at a MSRP of $89.99 and retail at select stores and at www.atigunstocks.com

For more information, visit the ATI website and stay tuned to http://www.LadiesinCamo.com for a video review in the near future.

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My Mossberg 500 with Akita Stock and Forend.

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