Carl Zeiss designed and manufactured their first rifle scope in 1892 and they have never looked back. Zeiss had set the standard for long range hunting and shooting scopes over 126 years ago. Their long history of precision and expertise has always been a constant. Today is no different. They are setting new standards as being at the pinnacle of optics. Zeiss has hit their target once again with the Conquest V6 rifle scope.
Being from New York, I really do not have the opportunity for long range shooting but 100 yards is more than sufficient for target shooting. Upon sighting in the Conquest V6 3-18x50, the first thing that I noticed was that no matter what position my head was in with relation to the eyepiece, I had a clear, wide view with incredibly brilliant quality. The Conquest V6 was sighted in with ease at 100 yards. The real test came during opening weekend of rifle season in New York. It was a cold dark snow covered weekend. The woods were fairly quiet. But on Sunday morning, two doe strolled into my field of vision around 7a.m. My stand is deep in the pines so even at 7a.m it was not all that light out. I had a doe tag but I was more anxious to test out the Conquest V6. I had the bigger doe in my cross-hairs at 40 yards. Suddenly, it was not 7a.m anymore. Through the sites of the Conquest it appeared to be High Noon. It just pulled in the light and the I was looking at this doe as if it were a clear Spring day. I slowly pulled the trigger and dropped that big doe where she stood. Zeiss hunting optics is right on point with the Conquest V6.
In my opinion, the Zeiss Conquest V6 presents vibrant quality and clarity even during the harshest of conditions while maintaining an unobstructed wide field of view. I give the Conquest Two Thumbs up!
Every so often you find a company with heart. Not one only out to make money, but one that truly wants to give back to the community. Bullets Both Ways is just such a company.
I sat down with Aaron Boyd a few days ago to find out why he started Bullets Both Ways and what his vision for the company is.
Aaron grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, a Huskers fan, the child of a Vietnam veteran and a schoolteacher. Hunting, fishing and proper firearm handling was taught at an early age. His lovely wife Jen is a teacher and they have 3 children.
When Aaron heard about the terrible tragic and senseless horror of Sandy Hook, almost 6 years ago, that left 20 small children and 6 adults dead in their elementary school, he wanted to do his part to make sure it didn’t happen again. “The most important people in my life spend their whole day in a school. “He said. “I want to make sure they are safe and be part of the solution.”
After some trial and error, Bullets Both Ways was created.
The mission for Bullets Both Ways is to help expand protection in our schools, churches, and communities. Aaron feels that by contributing funds and support to train key people in these buildings, through his company, the people willing to serve their community will have a better chance.
“We all know that law enforcement officers are seconds and even minutes away from being able to help.” He said. “It is not a slam to Law Enforcement officers, I fully appreciate and respect them, it is just a reality. For example, at the Synagogue shooting in Pittsburg a few weeks ago, the police were there in 54 seconds. “Potentially, if an armed citizen had been there, lives could have been saved. Aaron went on to say, “My main goal is to generate funds to provide innovative security measures to our schools, churches and community and to motivate people to help.”
We discussed how being in a crowd these days makes people uneasy. We talked about attending programs at our children’s schools, seeing concerts, and other events, and how people need to be so much more vigilant than ever before.
“Look, I’m not made of money, so I needed to come up with something to create income to be part of the solution.” Aaron said. I want to be able to create scholarships for different people and sponsor different organizations. I am doing this by creating a compelling brand.
Bullets Both Ways has a great mission. According to their website it is to:
1. Expand protection of our nation’s schools, churches and communities.
2. Promote preparedness and public safety measures along with law and order through Bullets Both Ways.
3. Provide support to individuals, families, groups, and the overall public who are victims of violence.
4. Advocate for additional security and school climate measures for our public schools to protect our children, teachers and staff.
5. Support the education of proper gun knowledge, respect, and etiquette.
6. Support proper training and certification courses for all who are willing and able to deliver Bullets Both Ways when armed perpetrators threaten to destroy.
7. Brand awareness in our society that there are far more law abiding, responsible gun owners in our communities who are willing & able to become an extra layer of protection.
8. Represent to America that Bullets Both Ways are better in our nation’s schools than bullets one way coming from an unchallenged perpetrator.
When people understand the vision behind the brand, they are very willing to help out. If you want to reach Aaron Boyd of Bullets Both Ways, please contact him at Info@bulletsbothways.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you may also check out his website www.bulletsbothways.com
It seems that some of the best ideas are born out of simplicity. That seems to be the case with Jakes Huntin Hook. One day I was scrolling through my social media feed as I sometimes do in my spare time and I came across a post about Jakes Huntin Hook. It is a gear retrieval system for when you accidentally drop something out of your treestand. I contacted the owner/inventor, Steve Lucus about his product and we exchanged several emails. Steve was nice enough to send me one of Jakes Huntin Hooks to try. I am always happy to try something new so when it arrived I put it in my daypack and quite honestly I forgot about it. I went hunting several times and forgot the Huntin Hook was in my pack.
Then of course, one day I was sitting in my treestand and the inevitable happened. I dropped one of my gloves out of my stand. I mumbled a few choice words to myself and I was about to climb out of my stand to retrieve my glove when a light bulb went off. I have Jakes Huntin Hook in my pack. Lets see if this thing really works. So – I lowered the hook out of my stand slowly towards my glove resting on the snow covered ground. The Huntin Hook landed right next to my glove. I hooked it with ease and pulled it right back up to my stand without disturbing my hunt. There was no noise. I didn't have to exert myself climbing in and out of my stand and my hunt was not disturbed in the least. I can honestly say that I am happy to have this as part of my “must have” hunting gear.
One of the things that I like most about Jakes Huntin Hook is that it is a family owned and run business and it is made in the good ol' USA.
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