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Pine Ridge NITRO Vanes


Pine Ridge Archery has come out with a number of excellent crossbow products designed to improve your overall accuracy and stealth.


Pine Ridge Archery engineered the NITRO Vane to be easy to apply to arrows and is engineered to help crossbow bolts fly like a dart. They increase down range accuracy especially in high speed crossbow that don’t require the drag which hinders larger vanes. The patented rounded leading edge on the NITRO Vane makes the vane more aerodynamic and reduces overall drag for superior flight and tighter arrow groups. The rounded edge greatly reduces the chances of the vane lifting up after continued use.

Pine Ridge Nitro Vane
Pine Ridge Nitro Vane

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Crossbow Bolt FOC


Tuning your crossbow bolts will help you tighten your groupings and will ultimately be a key part of your success.

To optimize your accuracy you need to understand what affects your crossbow bolts flight. The front of center of F.O.C. of your bolt can have a big influence on accuracy especially at longer ranges.

 So what exactly is F.O.C.

F.O.C. describes the percentage of your crossbow bolt’s total weight that which is located in the front half of the bolt. The more weight that is located in the front half of the crossbow bolt, the more forward is the crossbow bolt’s center-of-balance.

The F.O.C. balance position of the crossbow bolt is one of the more important elements affecting the shape of the crossbow bolt’s trajectory curve. Ideal F.O.C is especially critical for target shooters participating in long-range shooting competitions or hunters that are pushing the their crossbows to the maximum shooting range.

While F.O.C is less relevant in some crossbow hunting situations (short-range shots), it can be critical in those long-range situations or if your shooting a crossbow with a low FPS rating. A high F.O.C. will fly with good stability, but will shed its trajectory quicker and nose-dive. While a crossbow bolt with low F.O.C. will hold its trajectory better, but can fly erratically. For hunting situations crossbow bolts with 10-15% F.O.C. for hunting setups and optimal accuracy.

How do I Find my F.O.C.?

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Top 10 Treestand Tips


These Top 10 Treestand Tips will help put you in position to claim trophy success this season.

1. Location Location Location

Nothing is more important than your stand location so think about local game movement, feeding habitats, crop rotations, water access, wind patterns and other natural elements that might make a stand location perfect.

2. Thick Cover

No matter how much camouflage you’re wearing or what the pattern is you still need enough cover around you to break up your silhouette. Situate your treestand in a tree with some additional branches or a fork to help you blend in or one that may have a number of foliage rich trees behind you that will do the same.

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Trijicon ACOG XB


The Trijicon ACOG XB Crossbow Scope is compact, lightweight, rugged, and battery-free. Utilizing the same platform as the traditional ACOG, this crossbow optic is tough, accurate, and reliable.

The Trijicon ACOG XB Crossbow Scope is compact, lightweight, rugged, and battery-free. Utilizing the same platform as the traditional ACOG, this crossbow optic is tough, accurate, and reliable. The reticle is  lluminated in any light by fiber optics and tritium, has bolt drop compensation lines and features a built-in ranging reference system.

Trijicon Scope Crossbow

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Browning OneSixTwo Crossbow


Browning OneSixTwo Crossbow is blazing fast at 370 FPS and packed with innovative features designed to improve shooting accuracy and crossbow usability.

The Browning OneSixTwo crossbow is the fastest of the two new models they introduced. Browning has brought the quality and innovation that has made their firearms so iconic to this new lineup. Both models come pre-assembled, and sighted-in right and ready for a crossbow hunt right out of the box.

At 370 FPS the Browning OneSixTwo has plenty of speed and comes packed with added features such as a built-in hidden crank cocking device, a TriggerTech Anti-Dry fire trigger and hardcover travel case to name a few. The crossbow also features a ton of other innovations designed to improve hunter success.

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Crossbow Buyers Guide


To be sure you don’t get stuck with a crossbow your unhappy with; you will have to give some thought to which one will suite your needs.

Crossbow Buyers Guide

If you’re new to crossbows, choosing the right one can be a tough decision. There are more makes, models, and sizes available than ever before.  While modern crossbows often look and operate similarly there are some key differences you should take into consideration.

This crossbow buyers guide will outline the most important crossbow factors that you need to consider before making a decision.

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Rinehart Targets


Rinehart targets are considered to be the best archery targets in the world and now they've come out with a line targets specifically designed for the crossbow shooter.

Whether your hunting or just backyard shooting crossbow everyone needs a quality target they can rely on. Rineharts are built to with stand both field point and broadhead punishment from the fastest crossbows on the market, They last forever and their new line of crossbow specific targets makes them the perfect choice. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is picking the right one.

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If I only had one word to describe the FLIR Scout III it would be “advantage”. Few new technologies revolutionize how you approach a hunt and significantly impact the odds of success.

No matter how much gear we buy most of it isn’t going overcome the keen senses of the quarry we’re after. This is no more apparent than at night when our human eyes are rendered nearly useless compared to those of a big game animal. The FLIR Scout III turns the tables on this disadvantage and put the ball pack in our court.

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Deer Calls


Deer calls are an essential tool for any crossbow hunter. Like any other tool knowing when, where and how to use them will be what makes the difference.

All deer communicate and respond to each other in many different ways. Therefore you’ll be able to choose from a number of different types of calls that mimic these deer conversations.  Selecting that right call at the right time could be the difference between luring a trophy buck into range and never coming close.

To help you make the right call we’ve put together a list of some of essential deer calls along with how you can use them and when there most effective.

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Trail Camera Buyers Guide


Trail cameras are an extremely valuable hunting tool that even the most skeptical old timers can appreciate. These cameras provide hunters with key forest intel 24 hours a day that can drastically improve your odds of success.

While they started out as basic motion sensing camera their features and capabilities have grown in power and complexity. This guide will help you understand more about the features available on modern trail cameras and what trail camera is right for you.

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Wac’Em Crossbow Broadheads


Wac'Em has established itself as a quality American made broadhead company and now they've added two new outstanding crossbow broadheads to their lineup.

The first of the new Wac’Em crossbow broadheads is their fixed 3 blade model which utilizes rugged materials and a dependable design to provide consistently tight groupings. The second is a new expandable crossbow broadhead which can withstand the torque of the fastest crossbows on the market and unleash a devastating 2 inch cut on impact. Which of these you choose comes down to personal preference and which of the characteristics listed below that you prefer.